Otto Herman Rackers1

M, #511, b. July 4, 1896, d. November, 1974
Father*Herman G. Rackers2 b. April 20, 1852, d. March 24, 1902
Mother*Anna Maria Gesina Tecla Prenger2,3 b. November 7, 1861, d. December 5, 1926
     Otto Herman Rackers, son of Herman G. Rackers and Anna Maria Gesina Tecla Prenger, was born on July 4, 1896 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.4,5 Conflicting evidence placed his birth on April 19, 1896, possibly to qualify as an adult for the draft registration.6,2,7
Otto was enumerated as the son of Herman G. Rackers on the 1900 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Cole County, Missouri. He was listed as a four-year-old white male, born in Missouri as were his parents.7
Otto was enumerated as the son of Anna Maria Gesina Tecla Prenger on the 1910 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Missouri. He was listed as a 14-year-old while male who has attended school within the year and is able to read, write, and speak English. He and his parents were born in Missouri.8
Otto Herman Rackers lived in 1917 Route #4, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.6
In 1917 Otto Herman Rackers farmed at Route #4 in Missouri, for himsellf.6 Otto registered for the draft for World War I on June 5, 1917 at Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, He is described on this registration card as being a single Caucasian, a natural born citizen, of medium height and build, with blue eyes and light hair.6
Otto served circa 1918 in the 1st World War.4
Otto married Henrietta Kundagunda Knorr circa 1920 at Missouri.1,3
Otto Herman was a carpenter in 1920 at Cole County, Missouri.9
Otto was enumerated as the son of Anna Maria Gesina Tecla Prenger on the 1920 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Missouri. He was listed as a 23-year-old single white male, born in Missouri as were his parents. He is able to read, write, and speak English.9
Otto is a head of household on the 1930 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Missouri. He was identified as a 34-year-old white male living on a farm he owns. He has been married since the age of 25 and is able to read, write and speak English. He and his parents were born in Missouri. He owns a radio set and is a veteran of WW 1. His farm is numbered 219 on the farm schedule. Enumerated with him were: his wife Henrietta Kundagunda, his son Vernon Emil.4
He is included in a photo. He is on the left in the photo. Also included in the photo: Mrs. Henrietta Kundagunda Rackers, Vernon Emil Rackers, Alice Marie Mertens, Peter Paul Otto Mertens and Mrs. Johanna K. Mertens.
At Alice and Vernon Rackers Marriage

Otto Herman Rackers lived before November, 1974 Missouri.5
Otto died in November, 1974 at age 78.5

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1900Osage Township, Cole County, MissouriHerman G. Rackers7
1910Osage Township, MissouriAnna Maria Gesina Tecla Prenger8
1920Osage Township, MissouriAnna Maria Gesina Tecla Prenger9
1930Osage Township, MissouriOtto Herman Rackers4

Family

Henrietta Kundagunda Knorr b. November 24, 1894, d. July 12, 1978
Child

Citations

  1. [S4220] Vernon Rackers Obituary, November 20, 2005.
  2. [S1859] RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project.
  3. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book.
  4. [S2505] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Otto Rackers household.
  5. [S358] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com (database online), 2005.
  6. [S4360] Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com (database online).
  7. [S4224] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Henry Rackers household.
  8. [S2441] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Mary Rackers household.
  9. [S4226] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Mrs. Mary Rackers household.
  10. [S6573] Miss Mertens Weds Vernon E. Rackers.

Henrietta Kundagunda Knorr1

F, #512, b. November 24, 1894, d. July 12, 1978
     Henrietta Kundagunda Knorr was also known as Henrietta Knox.2,3 Henrietta Kundagunda Knorr was born on November 24, 1894.4
Henrietta married Otto Herman Rackers, son of Herman G. Rackers and Anna Maria Gesina Tecla Prenger, circa 1920 at Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.1,3
Henrietta was enumerated as the wife of Otto Herman Rackers under the name of "Henrietta Rackers" on the 1930 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as a 36-year-old white female married since the age of 27. She and her parents were all born in Missouri. She is able to read, write, and speak English.2
She is included in a photo. She is second from the left in the photo. Also included in the photo: Otto Herman Rackers, Vernon Emil Rackers, Alice Marie Mertens, Peter Paul Otto Mertens and Mrs. Johanna K. Mertens.
At Alice and Vernon Rackers Marriage

Henrietta died on July 12, 1978 at age 83.4
Her funeral service was held on July 14, 1978 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, with Reverend Thomas Dolan officiating.4 She was buried on July 14, 1978 in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.4

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1930Osage Township, Cole County, MissouriOtto Herman Rackers2

Family

Otto Herman Rackers b. July 4, 1896, d. November, 1974
Child

Citations

  1. [S4220] Vernon Rackers Obituary, November 20, 2005.
  2. [S2505] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Otto Rackers household.
  3. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book.
  4. [S6813] Funeral Card for Henrietta K. Rackers.
  5. [S6573] Miss Mertens Weds Vernon E. Rackers.

Marion Rackers

F, #513
Father*Otto Herman Rackers b. July 4, 1896, d. November, 1974
Mother*Henrietta Kundagunda Knorr b. November 24, 1894, d. July 12, 1978
     Marion Rackers joined in a domestic partnership with Jay Shryock.1

Family

Jay Shryock

Citations

  1. [S4220] Vernon Rackers Obituary, November 20, 2005.

Alice Marie Mertens

F, #514, b. June 4, 1927, d. June 7, 2003
Father*Peter Paul Otto Mertens b. March 5, 1876, d. May 23, 1962
Mother*Mary Bock b. February 7, 1881, d. January 27, 1939
Step-motherJohanna K. Korsmeyer1 b. April 26, 1906, d. November 14, 1997
ChartsWilliam Bock Descendents
William Bock Descendant Chart (Indented)
Wilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

Alice Marie Mertens Rackers
Alice Marie Mertens Rackers
Alice Marie Mertens Rackers
     Alice Marie Mertens, daughter of Peter Paul Otto Mertens and Mary Bock, was born on June 4, 1927 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, 38.488798, -92.173826.2,3,4,5 She was baptized on June 5, 1927 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, godparents listed were Herm. Mehmert and Maria M Rentnghem..6
Alice was enumerated as the daughter of Peter Paul Otto Mertens on the 1930 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as a two-year-four-month old white female who was born in Missouri as were her parents.7 Alice Marie Mertens attended at St. Stanislaus Catholic School, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, circa 1933.3
Bill and Alice Mertens
Alice Marie Mertens
She was confirmed on April 20, 1936 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Missouri, sponsors were Agnes Martina Hentges; at this time, Wardsville was part of the St. Louis Diocese.8
Alice Marie Mertens

Alice Marie was listed in Mary Bock's obituary circa January 28, 1939 as surviving.9
She is included in a photo taken circa 1946. She is on the left in the photo.
Alice Mertens and Charles Frank Girls

Alice Marie Mertens 's engagement was announced by Mrs. Charles Frank, 616 E. McCarty. Alice is the daughter of Mr. Paul Mertens. Vernon is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Racker of Wardsville. The wedding is to be held in the fall.10
Alice married Vernon Emil Rackers, son of Otto Herman Rackers and Henrietta Kundagunda Knorr, on October 29, 1946 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Missouri, the flower girl was Barbara Susan Mertens. The marriage ceremony was performed by Reverend Aloysius B. Bauman.11,12,3,5
Vernon and Alice Mertens Rackers Wedding
Alice Mertens and Vernon Rackers Marriage
October 29, 1946
Alice Mertens and Vernon Rackers Marriage
October 29, 1946

She is included in a photo. She is third from the right (the bride) in the photo. Also included in the photo: Otto Herman Rackers, Mrs. Henrietta Kundagunda Rackers, Vernon Emil Rackers, Peter Paul Otto Mertens and Mrs. Johanna K. Mertens.
At Alice and Vernon Rackers Marriage

A newspaper article in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, dated November 10, 1946 reported Miss Alice Mertens, daughter of Mr. Paul Mertens of Wardsville, became to bride of Vernon E. Rackers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto H. Rackers of Wardsville, Tuesday at the St. Stanislaus Church. a single ring ceremony was performed by Rev. A. B. Bauman. The bride, who was escorted to the altar by her father, wore a gown of white satin, fastened down the back with tiny satin covered buttons and long sleeves which tapered into points over the hands. The full skirt swept into a long train, Her fingertip veil fell from a bandeau of orange blossoms. The bride's bouquet was of white chrysanthemums and pompoms tied with a white satin ribbon. Her attendant, Miss Marion Rackers, sister of the groom, wore a gown of pink brocaded net over satin with puffed sleeves and a sweetheart neckline. She wore orchid asters in a grown-like shape over her head. Miss Rackers' bouquet was of orchid mums and asters tied with an orchid-ribbon. Clarence Wilbers served the groom as best man. Two nieces of the bride, Charlene Frank and Barbara Sue Mertens, acted as flower girls. They wore identical gowns of blue brocaded satin and carried bouquets of pink carnations. Mrs. Rackers, mother of the groom, chose a black crepe dress with black accessories. She wore a corsage of pink carnations. A wedding dinner was held at the home of Mr. Mertens, the bride's father. As a going away costume Mrs. Rackers chose a black and aqua blue wool suit with black accessories. She wore a corsage of white roses. The groom has recently been discharged from the United States army after serving 19 months. He is now employed at the Cole county Farm Bureau Service Company. After a short wedding trip the couple will make their home at 315 Mulberry.13

Alice Marie was listed in Peter Paul Otto Mertens's obituary on May 24, 1962 as surviving.14
Vernon and Alice Mertens Rackers

Alice Marie Mertens lived in 1981 Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.15
Alice Marie was listed in Augusta Mertens's obituary as surviving.15,16 Alice and Vernon Emil Rackers lived in 1988 at Route 8, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.17
Alice Marie was listed in Harry Joseph Rackers's obituary on June 13, 1988 as surviving.17
Alice Marie was listed in Edward Theodore Mertens's obituary on August 31, 1988 as surviving.18
Alice Marie Mertens lived in 1991 Missouri.19,20
Alice Marie was listed in William Francis Mertens's obituary on October 18, 1991 as surviving.20
Alice Marie was listed in Clara Anna Mertens's obituary on November 6, 1991 as surviving.19
A party was held for Alice Marie and Vernon Emil in honor of their fiftieth wedding anniversary on October 27, 1996 at Missouri. The Mass at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church was followed by the party, hosted by their children..21
Vernon and Alice Mertens Rackers
50th Anniversary
Vernon and Alice Mertens Rackers

Alice Marie Mertens lived in November, 1997 Missouri.22
Alice Marie was listed in Johanna K. Korsmeyer's obituary on November 14, 1997 as surviving.1
Alice Marie Mertens lived in April, 2000 Missouri.23 She was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, the Married Ladies Sodality, the Over-Fifty Club, and the Women of Wardsville. before 2003 at Missouri.3
Vernon and Alice Marie Mertens lived before June, 2003 in Missouri. Residing with them were..3
Alice died on June 7, 2003 at University Hospital in Columbia, Callaway County, Missouri, at age 76.12,3
Her obituary was published in the Jefferson City News Tribune on June 8, 2003.3 Her obituary stated:
Alice Marie Rackers, 76, of Wardsville, died Saturday, June 7, 2003 at University Hospital in Columbia.
She was born on June 4, 1927 in Wardsville, the daughter of Paul Peter and Mary Bock Mertens. She was married on Oct. 29, 1946 in Wardsville to Vernon Emil Rackers who survives at the home.
She attended St. Stanislaus Catholic School. A homemaker, she was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church; Married Ladies Sodality; Over-Fifty Club; and the Women of Wardsville.
Other survivors include two sons and their wives, Richard and Gerri Rackers, Wardsville and Thomas and Tammy Rackers, Jefferson City; six daughters and their husbands, Sharon A. Rackers, Meta; Margie & Alfred Kaiser, St. Thomas; Janie Rackers and her fiance, Fred Shiver, both of Chamois; Marilyn "Cookie" and Daniel "Cotton" Verslues, Taos; Julie and Michael Kever, Wardsville; and Becky and Joe Britton, Wardsville; nineteen grandchildren, Abbey Stumpe, Beth Borgmeyer, Jessie Kaiser, Brad Rackers, Sara Luebbering, Brian Rackers, Mandy McCutchen, Nicole Kever, Ann Kever, Jacob Verslues, Lucas Verslues, Jennifer Verslues, Danielle Woods, Branden Rackers, Brandi Britton, Michelle Britton, Marie Britton, Rachel Britton, and Adam Britton; seven great-grandchildren; Macy Rackers, Ty Luebbering, Bo Luebbering, Lillian McCutchen, Alex Kever, Jacob Verslues, Jr. and Chelsea Thiel; and a half-sister, Pauline Bretthorst, St. Louis.
She was preceded in death by her parents; step-mothers, Mame Mertens and Johanna Mertens; a son, Harry J. Rackers; a grandson, Paul Kaiser; brothers, George, Lawrence, Louis, Bernard, Edward, Joseph, Otto, and William Mertens; and sisters, Clara Schulte, Frances Veit, and Augusta Frank.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church with the Rev. Louis E. Dorn officiating. Interment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Wardsville.
Visitation will be from 4 8 p.m. Monday at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation will be from 9 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church.
3

Alice is also survived by nineteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.3
Alice Marie's wake was held on June 9, 2003 at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.3,24
Her funeral service was held on June 10, 2003 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Missouri, with the Rev. Louis E. Dorn officiating.. At the Offertory Procession, the items presented were: the Quilt, the Flowers, the Pies, and a Family Portrait.3,25 She was buried on June 10, 2003 in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.3,24,26
Alice and Vernon Rackers Tombstone

Back of Alice and Vernnon Rackers Stone

Alice Marie was listed in Bernard Henry "Ben" Mertens's obituary on April 17, 2000 as surviving.28,23

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1930Osage Township, Cole County, MissouriPeter Paul Otto Mertens7

Family

Vernon Emil Rackers b. June 23, 1923, d. November 18, 2005
Children

Citations

  1. [S711] Johanna K. Mertens Obituary, November 14, 1997.
  2. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book.
  3. [S2567] Alice Marie Rackers Obituary, June 8, 2003.
  4. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.
  5. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 170.
  6. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book, page 58, Baptizmal Register.
  7. [S2429] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Paul Mertens household.
  8. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book, Confirmation Records. Wardsville was in the St. Louis Diocese.
  9. [S6566] Obituary of Mary Mertens.
  10. [S6567] Engaged (Alice Mertens).
  11. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book, page 87, Baptizmal Register.
  12. [S4220] Vernon Rackers Obituary, November 20, 2005.
  13. [S6573] Miss Mertens Weds Vernon E. Rackers.
  14. [S6447] Jefferson City Post-Tribune "issue of May 24, 1962."
  15. [S740] Mrs. Augusta Frank obituary, May 19, 1981.
  16. [S7111] Jefferon City Daily Capital News "issue of May 19, 1981."
  17. [S5072] Obituary of Harry Joseph Rackers.
  18. [S5060] Obituary of Edward T. Mertens.
  19. [S5063] Obituary of Clara Schulte.
  20. [S5075] Mertens William Obituary, October 21, 1991.
  21. [S6893] Bob and Linda Berg. Invitation to Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary, October 27, 1996.
  22. [S2582] Personal knowledge of compiler, Linda Frank Berg.
  23. [S5076] Bernard Mertens Obituary, April 17, 2000.
  24. [S5073] Funeral Card for Alice Marie Mertens Rackers.
  25. [S5074] Alice Marie Mertens Rackers Funeral Program.
  26. [S4960] St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Burial Listing.
  27. [S552] Tombstone photo, taken by Linda Berg, 2013.
  28. [S5053] Bernard Henry Mertens Funeral Program.

Clara Anna Mertens

F, #515, b. November 18, 1905, d. November 5, 1991
Father*Peter Paul Otto Mertens b. March 5, 1876, d. May 23, 1962
Mother*Mary Bock b. February 7, 1881, d. January 27, 1939
ChartsWilliam Bock Descendents
William Bock Descendant Chart (Indented)
Wilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

Clara Anna Mertens
     Clara Anna Mertens, daughter of Peter Paul Otto Mertens and Mary Bock, was born on November 18, 1905 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, 38.488798, -92.173826.1,2,3,4
Clara was enumerated as the daughter of Peter Paul Otto Mertens on the 1910 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as a four-year-old white female born in Missouri. She spoke English. Both her parents were born in Missouri.5 Clara Anna Mertens was confirmed circa 1915 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri; Wardsville was part of the St. Louis Diocese.6
Clara Anna Mertens received her First Holy Communion on May 13, 1915 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Missouri; in the Diocese of St. Louis.7
Clara was enumerated as the daughter of Peter Paul Otto Mertens on the 1920 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Missouri. She was listed as a 14-year-old female who has not attended school within the year, but is able to read, write, and speak English. She and her parents were born in Missouri.8
Augusta and Clara Mertens

She is included in a photo taken circa 1930. She is in the middle in the photo. Also included in the photo: Frances Marie Mertens and Augusta Mertens.
Peter Paul Mertens' Daughters: Frances, Clara, and Augusta

Clara was enumerated as the daughter of Peter Paul Otto Mertens on the 1930 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Missouri. She was listed as a 24-year-old white female, single, who lives on a farm and has no occupation listed. She is able to read, write, and speak English. She and both her parents were born in Missouri.9
Clara married Lorence Herman Schulte, son of John H. Schulte and Margaret Ann Leigers, on May 29, 1935 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Missouri, the best man was Henry H. Schulte, the maid of honor was Augusta Mertens. The marriage ceremony was performed by Reverend Aloysius B. Bauman.10,1,4
Mertens - Schulte Wedding
Clara and Augusta Mertens
Lorence and Clara Mertens Scbulte Wedding
Lorence and Clara Mertens Schulte Marriage

Clara Anna was listed in Mary Bock's obituary circa January 28, 1939 as surviving.11
Clara Anna was listed in Peter Paul Otto Mertens's obituary on May 24, 1962 as surviving.12
Lorence and Clara Mertens Schulte

On February 22, 1978, Charles and Augusta Frank, along with Lorence and Clara Schulte, were involved in a car accident on Route B (Wardsville Road) with a car driven by Benny Stephen Happe, aged 15 years. He was driving his father's truck with his permission, but without a license. Immediately after the accident, Benny left the scene on foot, went to a nearby home and called his father. He claimed that an unknown vehicle in front of him braked suddenly and he swerved to avoid striking that car. However, Charles stated that Benny was passing the unknown vehicle and tried to swerve back into his own lane, but because of the snow, skidded into the path of Charles's car. Lorence was injured the most severely, with a fractured hip and head injuries. After surgery, he recuperated for months. Clara was slightly injured and hospitalized. Augusta was riding in the back seat and received a gash on her forehead, along with a puncture wound on her thigh, when a handle on Lorence's wheelchair pierced her skin and travelled in a tunnel- like wound. She was also hospitalized for several days. Charles was injured, but was seeking his own medical treatment. His knee was jammed into the ignition key, breaking it. And his chest impacted the steering wheel so hard it bent and cracked. He later had a chest x-ray because his chest was so painful.13
Clara Anna Mertens lived in 1981 Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.14
Clara Anna was listed in Augusta Mertens's obituary as surviving.14,15
Clara Mertens Schulte
Photograph by Bob
Clara Mertens Schulte
Photograph by Bob

Clara Anna Mertens lived in 1988 Missouri.16
Clara Anna was listed in Edward Theodore Mertens's obituary on August 31, 1988 as surviving.16 Clara Anna Mertens was a member of St. Joseph Cathedral and the St. Joseph Women's Association before 1991 at Missouri.1
Clara Anna Mertens lived in October, 1991 Missouri.17
Clara Anna was listed in William Francis Mertens's obituary on October 18, 1991 as surviving.17
Clara died on November 5, 1991 at St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, at age 85.2,4,1 Her obituary stated:
Clara Anna Schulte, 85, Jefferson City, died Tuesday at St. Marys Health Center. She was born Nov. 18, 1905, in Wardsville, a daughter of Paul and Mary Bock Mertens. She was married May 29, 1935, in Wardsville to Lorence Schulte, who died in 1982. She was a member of St. Joseph Cathedral and the St. Joseph Women's Association. Survivors include: Three sons, Edward Schulte, Westphalia, George Schulte and Richard Schulte, both of Jefferson City; two daughters, Dorothy Doerhoff, Henley, and Pauline Bax, Jefferson City; one brother, Ben Mertens, Wardsville; one sister, Alice Rackers, Wardsville; step-mother, Johanna Mertens, Jefferson City; 19 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Cathedral. The Rev. Christopher Dixon and the Rev. Patrick Shortt will officiate. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Dulle Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Clara is also survived by one step-sister, Pauline Bretthorst, of Ballwin, Missouri.
1

Her obituary was published in the in an unknown newspaper on November 6, 1991 at Missouri.1
She is also survived by nineteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.1
Clara Anna's wake was held on November 7, 1991 at Dulle Funeral Home, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.1
Her funeral service was held on November 8, 1991 at St. Joseph Cathedral, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, with the Rev. Christopher Dixon and the Rev. Patrick Shortt officiating.1 She was buried on November 8, 1991 in Resurrection Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, with her husband, Lorence Schulte, in Section 2, Lot 13, Graves 5 & 6.1,18
Lorence & Clara Mertens Schulte Tombstone

Clara was mentioned in Pauline Margaret Schulte's obituary on July 28, 2004 as preceding the deceased in death.19,20
Clara was mentioned in Bernard Henry "Ben" Mertens's obituary on April 17, 2000 as preceding the deceased in death.21,22
Clara was mentioned in Alice Marie Mertens's obituary on June 8, 2003 as preceding the deceased in death.23

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1910Osage Township, Cole County, MissouriPeter Paul Otto Mertens5
1920Osage Township, MissouriPeter Paul Otto Mertens8
1930Osage Township, MissouriPeter Paul Otto Mertens9

Family

Lorence Herman Schulte b. July 23, 1907, d. September 8, 1982
Children

Citations

  1. [S5063] Obituary of Clara Schulte.
  2. [S622] Funeral Card for Clara A. Schulte.
  3. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book, Birth date and/or Baptisms (prior to 1906) reestablished by the Centennial committee in 1979. These are those dates remembered and collected by this committee after the loss (by fire?) of records prior to 1906.
  4. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.
  5. [S2440] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), P. P. Mertens household.
  6. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book, Confirmation Records.
  7. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book, First Communion Records.
  8. [S2444] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Paul Mertens household.
  9. [S2429] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Paul Mertens household.
  10. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book.
  11. [S6566] Obituary of Mary Mertens.
  12. [S6447] Jefferson City Post-Tribune "issue of May 24, 1962."
  13. [S3409] Frank/Schulte car accident.
  14. [S740] Mrs. Augusta Frank obituary, May 19, 1981.
  15. [S7111] Jefferon City Daily Capital News "issue of May 19, 1981."
  16. [S5060] Obituary of Edward T. Mertens.
  17. [S5075] Mertens William Obituary, October 21, 1991.
  18. [S6286] Resurrection and St. Peters Cemeteries, Alan Lepper E-mail Grave Locations.
  19. [S3234] Pauline Bax obituary, July 28, 2004.
  20. [S3235] Pauline Schulte Bax Funeral Program.
  21. [S5053] Bernard Henry Mertens Funeral Program.
  22. [S5076] Bernard Mertens Obituary, April 17, 2000.
  23. [S2567] Alice Marie Rackers Obituary, June 8, 2003.

Lorence Herman Schulte1

M, #516, b. July 23, 1907, d. September 8, 1982
Father*John H. Schulte b. 1880, d. January 8, 1936
Mother*Margaret Ann Leigers2 b. July 24, 1885, d. April 23, 1962
ChartsWilliam Bock Descendents
William Bock Descendant Chart (Indented)
Wilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)
     Lorence Herman Schulte, son of John H. Schulte and Margaret Ann Leigers, was born on July 23, 1907.3,4,5
Lorence was enumerated as the son of John H. Schulte under the name of "Lawrence Schulte" on the 1910 U. S. Census of Liberty Township, Cole County, Missouri. He was listed as a two-year-old white male, born in Missouri, as were his parents.6
Lorence was enumerated as the son of John H. Schulte under the name of "Florence Schulte" on the 1920 U. S. Census of Osage City Road, Cole County, Missouri. He was listed as a 12-year-old single white male, born in Missouri as were his parents. He is able to read, write, and speak English and has attended school within the year.7
Lorence was enumerated as the son of John H. Schulte under the name of "Lawrence H. Schulte" on the 1930 U. S. Census of Liberty Township, Missouri. He was listed as a 22-year-old single white male, born in Missouri as were his parents. He is able to read, write, and speak English.8
Lorence Herman was a farm laborer in 1930 at Missouri.8
He lived with his parents, Margaret and John, in 1935 at Route 3, Box 249 in Taos, Cole County, Missouri.2,9
Lorence married Clara Anna Mertens, daughter of Peter Paul Otto Mertens and Mary Bock, on May 29, 1935 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, the best man was Henry H. Schulte, the maid of honor was Augusta Mertens. The marriage ceremony was performed by Reverend Aloysius B. Bauman.2,10,4
Mertens - Schulte Wedding
Clara and Augusta Mertens
Lorence and Clara Mertens Scbulte Wedding
Lorence and Clara Mertens Schulte Marriage
Lorence and Clara Mertens Schulte

On February 22, 1978, Charles and Augusta Frank, along with Lorence and Clara Schulte, were involved in a car accident on Route B (Wardsville Road) with a car driven by Benny Stephen Happe, aged 15 years. He was driving his father's truck with his permission, but without a license. Immediately after the accident, Benny left the scene on foot, went to a nearby home and called his father. He claimed that an unknown vehicle in front of him braked suddenly and he swerved to avoid striking that car. However, Charles stated that Benny was passing the unknown vehicle and tried to swerve back into his own lane, but because of the snow, skidded into the path of Charles's car. Lorence was injured the most severely, with a fractured hip and head injuries. After surgery, he recuperated for months. Clara was slightly injured and hospitalized. Augusta was riding in the back seat and received a gash on her forehead, along with a puncture wound on her thigh, when a handle on Lorence's wheelchair pierced her skin and travelled in a tunnel- like wound. She was also hospitalized for several days. Charles was injured, but was seeking his own medical treatment. His knee was jammed into the ignition key, breaking it. And his chest impacted the steering wheel so hard it bent and cracked. He later had a chest x-ray because his chest was so painful.11
Lorence died on September 8, 1982 in Cole County, Missouri, at age 75.3,5,4 At the time of his death the location for mailing benefits was reported as Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri by the Social Security Administration.5 He was buried circa September 10, 1982 in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Missouri, with his wife Clara Anna Mertens Schulte, in Section 2, Lot 13, Graves 5 & 6.12
Lorence & Clara Mertens Schulte Tombstone

Lorence was mentioned in Clara Anna Mertens's obituary on November 6, 1991 as preceding the deceased in death.10
Lorence was mentioned in Pauline Margaret Schulte's obituary on July 28, 2004 as preceding the deceased in death.1,13

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1910Liberty Township, Cole County, MissouriJohn H. Schulte6
1920Osage City Road, Cole County, MissouriJohn H. Schulte7
1930Liberty Township, MissouriJohn H. Schulte8

Family

Clara Anna Mertens b. November 18, 1905, d. November 5, 1991
Children

Citations

  1. [S3234] Pauline Bax obituary, July 28, 2004.
  2. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book.
  3. [S620] Funeral Card for Lorence H. Schulte.
  4. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.
  5. [S358] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com (database online), 2005.
  6. [S6391] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John H. Schulte household.
  7. [S6392] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John H. Schulte household.
  8. [S6395] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John H. Schulte household.
  9. [S6397] John H. Schulte Death Certificate.
  10. [S5063] Obituary of Clara Schulte.
  11. [S3409] Frank/Schulte car accident.
  12. [S6286] Resurrection and St. Peters Cemeteries, Alan Lepper E-mail Grave Locations.
  13. [S3235] Pauline Schulte Bax Funeral Program.

Frances Marie Mertens

F, #517, b. November 12, 1910, d. August 22, 1965
Father*Peter Paul Otto Mertens b. March 5, 1876, d. May 23, 1962
Mother*Mary Bock b. February 7, 1881, d. January 27, 1939
ChartsWilliam Bock Descendents
William Bock Descendant Chart (Indented)
Wilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

Frances Marie Mertens
Frances Marie Mertens
Frances Marie Mertens
Frances Marie Mertens
     Frances Marie Mertens, daughter of Peter Paul Otto Mertens and Mary Bock, was born on November 12, 1910 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, 38.488798, -92.173826.1,2,3,4,5 She was baptized on November 13, 1910 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, the sponsors included Francis Twehaus.1
Frances Marie Mertens received her First Holy Communion on April 27, 1919 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Missouri; in the Diocese of St. Louis.6 She was confirmed in 1920 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Missouri; Wardsville was part of the St. Louis Diocese.7
Frances was enumerated as the daughter of Peter Paul Otto Mertens on the 1920 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as a nine-year-old female who has attended school within the year and is able to read, write, and speak English. She and her parents were born in Missouri.8
Frances attended grade school at East Union School, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, graduating June, 1925.9
She is included in a photo taken circa 1930. She is on the left in the photo. Also included in the photo: Clara Anna Mertens and Augusta Mertens.
Peter Paul Mertens' Daughters: Frances, Clara, and Augusta

Frances was enumerated as the daughter of Peter Paul Otto Mertens on the 1930 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Missouri. She was listed as a 19-year-old single white female who lives on a farm and has no occupation listed. She's able to speak, read, and write English. She and both her parents were born in Missouri.10 Confilicting evidence stated Frances Marie Mertens and Henry Francis Veit were married February 28, 1933, according to a note next to Frances's Baptismal Record in the Records of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.1
Veit - Mertens Wedding
Veit - Mertens Marriage
Henry Francis Veit - Frances Marie Mertens Marriage

Frances married Henry Francis Veit, son of Frank Veit and Helena Kempker, on November 28, 1933 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Missouri. attached to Frances's Baptismal Record is note: "Matrimonium contracticum Francisco Veit die 28 Feb 1933, nv. Lib. Mat. P 21."1,4
Henry Francis and Frances Mertens Veit Wedding

Frances Marie was listed in Mary Bock's obituary circa January 28, 1939 as surviving.11
Frances Marie was listed in Peter Paul Otto Mertens's obituary on May 24, 1962 as surviving.12
Frances died on August 22, 1965 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, at age 54.2,3,4
Her obituary was published in the Daily Capital News on August 24, 1965 at Missouri.13 Her obituary stated:
Rites Wednesday For Mrs. Veit
Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday in St. Peter's Cathedral for Mrs. Frances Veit, 54, of Tanner Bridge Road, who died unexpectedly
Sunday at a Jefferson City. Hospital.
The Rev. Norman Ahrens will officiate.
The Rosary will b e recited at 1 p.m. today at a local funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Stanley Diemier, Thomas Mertens, Richard Heisinger, George Schulte, Robert Acree and Ronald Frank.
Mrs Veit was born Nov 12, 1910 in Wardsville, the daughter of Paul and Mary Bock Mertens.
On Feb. 28, 1933, she was married to Frank H.l Veit at St. Stranislaus Catholic Church in Wardsville.
Mrs Veit is survived by her husband; stepmother, Mrs.Johanna Mertens; two sons, Ralph Veit, Tanner Bridge Road, and Robert Veit, of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Gene Carrender and Mrs. Fred Unnewehr, 1204 Cordell St., Jefferson City, Missouri; four brothers, George Mertens, Bernard Mertens and Edward Mertens of Wardsville and William Mertens, Wichita, Kan; four sisters, Mrs.Lawrence Schulte, Route 1, Mrs. Charles Frank, 616 E. McCarty St., Mrs Vernon Rackers, Route 4, and Miss Pauline Mertens, Wardsville, and four granchildren
13
; Frances Mertens Veit
Frances Mertens Veit
She was buried circa August 24, 1965 in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, sharing a stone with Frank H. Veit.4,3
Henry & Frances Veit Tombstone

In August 1966, a memorial article was placed in the local paper. It read: Veit--In loving memory of our dear wife and mother, Frances Veit, who passed away one year ago, August 22, 1965. Just one year ago today she was taken away, a bitter grief, a shock severe, little did we think her time was here. Her smiling way and pleasant face, are a pleasure to recall, she had a kindly word for each, and died beloved by all. Oh! how our hearts ache, for the one that we loved so dear. Only god knows how we miss her love and cheery smile, but God loved her, too, and thought it best, to take her home with him to rest, where we all shall meet again some day, never to part. Sadly missed by husband and children.14
Frances Marie Mertens Veit Obituary Card.
Frances Mertens Veit Death Notice

Frances was mentioned in Bernard Henry "Ben" Mertens's obituary on April 17, 2000 as preceding the deceased in death.15,16
Frances was mentioned in Alice Marie Mertens's obituary on June 8, 2003 as preceding the deceased in death.17

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1920Osage Township, Cole County, MissouriPeter Paul Otto Mertens8
1930Osage Township, MissouriPeter Paul Otto Mertens10

Family

Henry Francis Veit b. October 5, 1900, d. April 20, 1970
Child

Citations

  1. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book.
  2. [S5070] Funeral Card for Frances Marie Veit.
  3. [S4962] Resurrection Cemetery, Resurrection Cemetery Burial Records.
  4. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.
  5. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 170.
  6. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book, First Communion Records.
  7. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book, Confirmation Records.
  8. [S2444] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Paul Mertens household.
  9. [S212] Union School, 1925 Graduates.
  10. [S2429] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Paul Mertens household.
  11. [S6566] Obituary of Mary Mertens.
  12. [S6447] Jefferson City Post-Tribune "issue of May 24, 1962."
  13. [S5868] Frances Marie Veit Obituary, August 24, 1965.
  14. [S6890] Frances Veit Memorial Article.
  15. [S5053] Bernard Henry Mertens Funeral Program.
  16. [S5076] Bernard Mertens Obituary, April 17, 2000.
  17. [S2567] Alice Marie Rackers Obituary, June 8, 2003.
  18. [S6440] Ralph Oscar Veit Death Certificate.

Henry Francis Veit1

M, #518, b. October 5, 1900, d. April 20, 1970
Father*Frank Veit2 b. June, 1860, d. November 11, 1932
Mother*Helena Kempker2 b. February 28, 1864, d. March 20, 1952
ChartsWilliam Bock Descendents
William Bock Descendant Chart (Indented)
Wilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)
     Henry Francis Veit was also known as Frank H.1 Henry Francis Veit, son of Frank Veit and Helena Kempker, was born on October 5, 1900 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.3,1,4,5 Henry lived with Helena and Frank Veit in 1910 at Wardsville Road in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.6
Henry was enumerated as the son of Frank Veit under the name of "Frank Veit" on the 1910 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Cole County, Missouri. He was listed as a nine-year-old white male born in Missouri, whose parents were born in Germany. He speaks English.6
Henry was enumerated as the son of Frank Veit under the name of "Frank Veit" on the 1920 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Missouri. He was listed as a 19-year-old single white male who speaks, reads, and writes English. He was born in Missouri and works on the home farm as a farm laborer for wages. His father was born in Schlessing, Germany and his mother in Holland. The father spoke German and the mother Dutch.2 In 1929 Henry was rumored to be a bootlegger at Wardsville, Missouri. Confilicting evidence stated Henry Francis Veit and Frances Marie Mertens were married February 28, 1933, according to a note next to Frances's Baptismal Record in the Records of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.7
Veit - Mertens Wedding
Veit - Mertens Marriage
Henry Francis Veit - Frances Marie Mertens Marriage

Henry married Frances Marie Mertens, daughter of Peter Paul Otto Mertens and Mary Bock, on November 28, 1933 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri. attached to Frances's Baptismal Record is note: "Matrimonium contracticum Francisco Veit die 28 Feb 1933, nv. Lib. Mat. P 21."7,1
Henry Francis and Frances Mertens Veit Wedding
Henry was the informant listed on the death certificate of Ralph Oscar Veit on December 27, 1933.8,1,9 At the time of his death the location for mailing benefits was reported as Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri by the Social Security Administration.5
Henry died on April 20, 1970 at Memorial Hospital in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, at age 69 as a result of an automobile accident.3,1,4,5 He was buried circa August 22, 1970 in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, sharing a stone with Frances M. Veit in Section 2, Lot 32, Graves 7 & 8.1,3,10
Henry & Frances Veit Tombstone

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1910Osage Township, Cole County, MissouriFrank Veit6
1920Osage Township, MissouriFrank Veit2

Family

Frances Marie Mertens b. November 12, 1910, d. August 22, 1965
Child

Citations

  1. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.
  2. [S2445] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Frank Veit household.
  3. [S4962] Resurrection Cemetery, Resurrection Cemetery Burial Records.
  4. [S6555] Funeral Card for Frank Veit.
  5. [S358] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com (database online), 2005.
  6. [S2460] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Frank Veit household.
  7. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book.
  8. [S6440] Ralph Oscar Veit Death Certificate.
  9. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 178.
  10. [S6286] Resurrection and St. Peters Cemeteries, Alan Lepper E-mail Grave Locations.

(?) Akers1

M, #519
      (?) married Priscilla (?) (her second marriage.)1

Citations

  1. [S1198] Henry Bond M. D., Genealogies of the Families and Descendantes of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, page 327.

Louis John Mertens

M, #520, b. June 23, 1908, d. July 21, 1963
Father*Peter Paul Otto Mertens1 b. March 5, 1876, d. May 23, 1962
Mother*Mary Bock1 b. February 7, 1881, d. January 27, 1939
ChartsWilliam Bock Descendents
William Bock Descendant Chart (Indented)
Wilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     Louis John Mertens, son of Peter Paul Otto Mertens and Mary Bock, was born on June 23, 1908 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, 38.488798, -92.173826.2,3,4,5,1 He was baptized on June 28, 1908 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, the sponsors included Frances Bock and John Heislen Reverend J. H. Krechter officating..6 His baptism name was John Louis.6
Louis was enumerated as the son of Peter Paul Otto Mertens on the 1910 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Cole County, Missouri. He was listed as a two-year-old white male who does speak English. He and his parents were born in Missouri.7
Louis John Mertens received his First Holy Communion on April 7, 1918 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Missouri; in the Diocese of St. Louis.8
Louis was enumerated as the son of Peter Paul Otto Mertens on the 1920 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Missouri. He was listed as an 11-year-old male born in Missouri as were his parents. He has attended school this year and is able to read, write and speak English.9 Louis John Mertens was confirmed on October 11, 1920 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Missouri; Wardsville was part of the St. Louis Diocese.10
Louis was enumerated as the son of Peter Paul Otto Mertens on the 1930 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Missouri. He was listed as a 21-year-old white male, who is single and lives on a farm, working as a farmer. He is able to read, write, and speak English. He is not a veteran. He and his parents were all born in Missouri.11
Louis married Leona Catherine Hentges, daughter of Nicholas H. Hentges and Caroline Distler, on November 17, 1936 at Missouri.3,5,1
Louis and Leona Hentges Mertens Wedding
Louis and Leona Hentges Mertens Marriage

Louis John was listed in Mary Bock's obituary circa January 28, 1939 as surviving.12
In November 1942, there was an auction sale at the Louis J. Mertens Farm, 4 miles west of Wardsville on Rock Creek Road. Livestock, farm machinery, grain and hay, some household goods and other articles were offered for auction.13
Louis John Mertens and Leona Catherine Hentges lived in February, 1961 1115 West High Street, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.14
Louis John was listed in Peter Paul Otto Mertens's obituary on May 24, 1962 as surviving.15
Louis John Mertens He was not a veteran. before July, 1963.1
Louis John was an employee of Missouri Pacific Railroad. before July, 1963.1
A few days before his death, Louis fell at work at the railroad yard. He still had the stitches from that fall when he was laid out in his casket.16
Louis died on July 21, 1963 at at his home, 1115 West High Street in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, at age 55, Leona Catherine Hentges was the informant on his death certificate.3,2,4,5,1 His cause of death was Acute myocardial infarction with generalized arteriosclerosis.1 Louis John Mertens was buried on July 24, 1963 in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.17,1
Louis and Leona Hentges Mertens Tombstone

Louis was mentioned in Bernard Henry "Ben" Mertens's obituary on April 17, 2000 as preceding the deceased in death.18,19
Louis was mentioned in Alice Marie Mertens's obituary on June 8, 2003 as preceding the deceased in death.20
Louis was mentioned in Barbara Susan Mertens's obituary on November 16, 2010 as preceding the deceased in death.21
Louis was mentioned in James Louis Mertens's obituary on July 12, 2012 as preceding the deceased in death.22
Louis was mentioned in Karl Joseph Mertens's obituary on June 5, 2015 as preceding the deceased in death.23

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1910Osage Township, Cole County, MissouriPeter Paul Otto Mertens7
1920Osage Township, MissouriPeter Paul Otto Mertens9
1930Osage Township, MissouriPeter Paul Otto Mertens11

Family

Leona Catherine Hentges b. January 12, 1915, d. January 2, 1991
Children

Citations

  1. [S9045] Louis Mertens Death Certificate.
  2. [S5061] Funeral Card for Louis Mertens.
  3. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.
  4. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 170.
  5. [S6933] Kathleen Marie Mertens McClure, Family Group Sheet for Louis and Leona Mertens Family.
  6. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book.
  7. [S2440] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), P. P. Mertens household.
  8. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book, First Communion Records.
  9. [S2444] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Paul Mertens household.
  10. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book, Confirmation Records.
  11. [S2429] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Paul Mertens household.
  12. [S6566] Obituary of Mary Mertens.
  13. [S6615] Horses, Cattle, Other Stock.
  14. [S6576] Judith Ann Ray Becomes Bride of James Mertens.
  15. [S6447] Jefferson City Post-Tribune "issue of May 24, 1962."
  16. [S1484] Personal knowledge of compiler.
  17. [S552] Tombstone photo,.
  18. [S5053] Bernard Henry Mertens Funeral Program.
  19. [S5076] Bernard Mertens Obituary, April 17, 2000.
  20. [S2567] Alice Marie Rackers Obituary, June 8, 2003.
  21. [S7040] Barbara McBaine Obituary, November 16, 2010.
  22. [S2911] Jefferson City News Tribune Newspaper - Online Edition "issue of Juy 12, 2012."
  23. [S8789] Obituary for Karl J. Mertens, June 5, 2015.

Bernard Henry "Ben" Mertens

M, #521, b. July 28, 1914, d. April 16, 2000
Father*Peter Paul Otto Mertens1 b. March 5, 1876, d. May 23, 1962
Mother*Mary Bock1 b. February 7, 1881, d. January 27, 1939
Step-motherJohanna K. Korsmeyer2 b. April 26, 1906, d. November 14, 1997
ChartsWilliam Bock Descendents
William Bock Descendant Chart (Indented)
Wilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

Ben Mertens
     His nickname was "Ben." Bernard Henry "Ben" Mertens, son of Peter Paul Otto Mertens and Mary Bock, was born on July 28, 1914 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, 38.488798, -92.173826.3,4,5,6,7,8 He was baptized on August 2, 1914 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, the sponsors included Edith Christine Bock other godparent listed as John H. Mertens. (Uncertain which John H. Mertens).3
Bernard was enumerated as the son of Peter Paul Otto Mertens on the 1920 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Cole County, Missouri. He was listed as a five-year-old white male who was born in Missouri as were his parents.9
Bernard Henry "Ben" Mertens received his First Holy Communion in 1922 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Missouri; in the diocese of St. Louis.10 He was confirmed on April 17, 1926 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Missouri; his sponsor was Ed Renterghem. Wardsville was in the St. Louis Diocese.1
Bernard was enumerated as the son of Peter Paul Otto Mertens on the 1930 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Missouri. He was listed as a 15-year-old single white male who lives on a farm and is able to read, write, and speak English. He and his parents were all born in Missouri.11 Bernard was the best man at the marriage of Charles Joseph Frank and Augusta Mertens on April 6, 1937 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Missouri.12,13,14,6,15,16
Charles & Augusta Frank Marriage
Charles & Augusta Frank Marriage
Charles & Augusta Frank Marriage
Charles & Augusta Frank Marriage
Charles & Augusta Frank Marriage

Bernard Henry was listed in Mary Bock's obituary circa January 28, 1939 as surviving.17
Bernard married Ruth Mary Mueller, daughter of Otto M. Mueller and Eleanor K. DeBroeck, on February 14, 1942 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, the best man was Edward Theodore Mertens, the maid of honor was Adell Mueller. The marriage ceremony was performed by Reverend John B. Pleus. They were also attended by Betty Jean Buschjost.3,5,4,6,8,18,19
Bernard and Ruth Mueller Mertens Wedding

     Bernard Henry "Ben" Mertens lived at Box 1129 South Rock Creek Road in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
Ben and Ruth Mueller Mertens
Photograph by Bob

Bernard Henry was listed in Peter Paul Otto Mertens's obituary on May 24, 1962 as surviving.20
He is included in a photo taken circa 1965. He is second from the left in the front row in the photo. Also included in the photo: Ruth Mary Mueller.
Ben & Ruth Mertens Family
Photograph by Bob
Bernard was a pallbearer at the funeral of Helen B. "Lena" Bock on December 12, 1972; The service was held by Father Yahle.21,22
Bernard Henry "Ben" Mertens lived in 1981 Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.16
Bernard Henry was listed in Augusta Mertens's obituary as surviving.16,23
He is included in a photo taken 1982. He is on the right side of the front row in the photo. Also included in the photo: Ruth Mary Mueller.
Ben & Ruth Mertens Family
Photograph by Bob

Bernard Henry "Ben" Mertens lived in 1988 Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.24
Bernard Henry was listed in Edward Theodore Mertens's obituary on August 31, 1988 as surviving.24
Bernard Henry "Ben" Mertens lived in 1991 Missouri.25,26
Bernard Henry was listed in William Francis Mertens's obituary on October 18, 1991 as surviving.26
Bernard Henry was listed in Clara Anna Mertens's obituary on November 6, 1991 as surviving.25
A party was held for Bernard Henry and Ruth Mary in honor of their fiftieth wedding anniversary on February 16, 1992 at Wardsville Lions Club Hall, Wardsville, Missouri. The party was hosted by their children and families. Ben and Ruth have 24 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren..19,27
Ben and Ruth Mueller Mertens

Bernard Henry "Ben" Mertens lived between 1997 and 2000 Missouri.28,2,7
Bernard Henry was listed in Johanna K. Korsmeyer's obituary on November 14, 1997 as surviving.2 Bernard Henry "Ben" Mertens was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, the Men's Sodality, the Knights of Columbus, the Lions Club and many farm and agricultural organizations. He was also a member of the Original Parish Council of St. Stanislaus. before 2000 at Missouri.4
Bernard Henry was a lifelong dairy and cattle farmer before 2000 at Missouri.4
Bernard died on April 16, 2000 at his home in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, at age 85.5,4,18,7
His obituary was published in the News Tribune on April 17, 2000 at Missouri.4 His obituary stated:
Bernard Henry "Ben" Mertens, 85, Wardsville, died April 16, 2000, at his home. He was born July 28, 1914, in Cole County, a son of Paul and Mary Bock Mertens. He was married Feb. 14, 1942, in Jefferson City, to Ruth Mary Mueller, who survives at the home. He was a lifelong dairy and cattle farmer in the Wardsville area. He was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic CHurch, Wardsville, where he was a member of the Men's Sodality and served on the original parish council. He was a member of Knights of Columbus, the Wardsville Lions Club and many farm and agricultural organizations. Other survivors include: four daughters, Carol Lage and Lisa Buschjost, both of Taos, Peggy Borgmeyer, California, and Janice Verslues, Columbia; four sons, Otto "Dick" Mertens, Independence, Michael Mertens, Wardsville, Tim Mertens, Osage Bend, and Mark Mertens, Kimmswick; two sisters, Alice Rackers, Wardsville, and Pauline Berhorst, St. Louis; 25 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Two grandsons preceded him in death. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville. The Rev. Michael A. Coleman will officiate. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home, with prayer services at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Visitation also will be from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
4

Ben is also survived by 25 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.4
Bernard Henry's wake was held on April 18, 2000 at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.5,4
His funeral service was held on April 19, 2000 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Missouri, with the service being performed by Rev. Michael A. Coleman.5,4 He was buried on April 19, 2000 in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.4,29
Ben and Ruth Mertens Tombstone

Bernard was mentioned in Alice Marie Mertens's obituary on June 8, 2003 as preceding the deceased in death.30
Bernard was mentioned in Ruth Mary Mueller's obituary on February 6, 2008 as preceding the deceased in death.18,31

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1920Osage Township, Cole County, MissouriPeter Paul Otto Mertens9
1930Osage Township, MissouriPeter Paul Otto Mertens11

Family

Ruth Mary Mueller b. October 6, 1919, d. February 4, 2008

Citations

  1. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book, Confirmation Records.
  2. [S711] Johanna K. Mertens Obituary, November 14, 1997.
  3. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book.
  4. [S5076] Bernard Mertens Obituary, April 17, 2000.
  5. [S5053] Bernard Henry Mertens Funeral Program.
  6. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.
  7. [S358] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com (database online), 2005.
  8. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 170.
  9. [S2444] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Paul Mertens household.
  10. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book, First Communion Records.
  11. [S2429] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Paul Mertens household.
  12. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book, page 24, Marriage Register.
  13. [S2667] Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Immaculate Conception JC records.
  14. [S2709] Charles Joseph Frank-Augusta Mertens Marriage Certificate.
  15. [S2781] Frank Family Reunion Listing.
  16. [S740] Mrs. Augusta Frank obituary, May 19, 1981.
  17. [S6566] Obituary of Mary Mertens.
  18. [S6423] Ruth Mary Mertens Obituary.
  19. [S6549] Mertens Anniversary.
  20. [S6447] Jefferson City Post-Tribune "issue of May 24, 1962."
  21. [S6325] Funeral Card for Lena B. Kline.
  22. [S2911] Jefferson City News Tribune Newspaper - Online Edition "issue of December 10, 1972, page 27."
  23. [S7111] Jefferon City Daily Capital News "issue of May 19, 1981."
  24. [S5060] Obituary of Edward T. Mertens.
  25. [S5063] Obituary of Clara Schulte.
  26. [S5075] Mertens William Obituary, October 21, 1991.
  27. [S6892] Bob and Linda Berg. Invitation to Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary, February 16, 1992.
  28. [S2582] Personal knowledge of compiler, Linda Frank Berg.
  29. [S4960] St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Burial Listing.
  30. [S2567] Alice Marie Rackers Obituary, June 8, 2003.
  31. [S6546] Ruth Mary Mertens Obituary, February 5, 2008.

Edward Theodore Mertens

M, #522, b. July 16, 1917, d. August 30, 1988
Father*Peter Paul Otto Mertens1 b. March 5, 1876, d. May 23, 1962
Mother*Mary Bock1 b. February 7, 1881, d. January 27, 1939
ChartsWilliam Bock Descendents
William Bock Descendant Chart (Indented)
Wilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

Edward Theodore Mertens
Edward Theodore Mertens
     Edward Theodore Mertens, son of Peter Paul Otto Mertens and Mary Bock, was born on July 16, 1917 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, 38.488798, -92.173826.2,3,4,5 Conflicting evidence placed his birth July 17, 1917 (St. Stanislaus Church Records and the Mertens Reunion Book.)6,7 He was baptized on July 22, 1917 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, the sponsors included Maria Margaret "Mary" Mertens other godparent was listed as Ed Renterghem..6
Edward was enumerated as the son of Peter Paul Otto Mertens on the 1920 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Cole County, Missouri. He was listed as a two-year and five-month old white male who was born in Missouri as were his parents.8
Edward Theodore Mertens received his First Holy Communion on April 11, 1926 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Missouri; First Communion Records.9 He was confirmed on April 17, 1926 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Missouri; his sponsor was Henry Twehous. Wardsville was part of the St. Louis diocese.1
Edward was enumerated as the son of Peter Paul Otto Mertens on the 1930 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Missouri. He was listed as a 12-year-old single white male who is able to read, write, and speak English. He and his parents were born in Missouri.10 Edward was the best man at the marriage of Bernard Henry "Ben" Mertens and Ruth Mary Mueller on February 14, 1942 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri; They were also attended by Betty Jean Buschjost.6,11,12,7,4,13,14
In a special ceremony, sons of Farm Bureau Members who were serving in the Armed Forces, were recognized. Edward Mertens and many others were mentioned.15
Edward married Dorothy Catherine Rackers, daughter of Aloys Herman "Louis" Rackers and Mathilda M. "Tillie" Hoelscher, on June 4, 1943 at Selman Field, Monroe, Oachita Parish, Louisiana, the best man was William Francis Mertens, the maid of honor was Mildred Rose Rackers. The Reverend John Finke performed the ceremony.6,2,16,7,17,4
Ed and Dorothy Mertens
Edward and Dorothy Racker Mertens Wedding
June 4, 1943

Edward and Dorothy Catherine Rackers lived after June 4, 1943 at 1115 Jackson Street in Monroe, Oachita Parish, Louisiana. Residing with them were..17
Augusta and Edward Mertens

Edward was included in the "Cole County Honor Roll", in the Jefferson City Daily Capital News, of those serving during WWII.18
Edward Theodore Mertens and Dorothy Catherine Rackers purchased the south half of the northwest fractional quarter of Section 31 and also the southwest fractional quarter of the same section, all in Township 44, Range 11, containing in all 152 acres, more or less. at Cole County, Missouri, on February 26, 1962 from Paul P. Mertens and Johanna K. Mertens.19 This indenture, made on the 26th of February A.D., 1962 by and between Paul P. Mertens and Johanna K. Mertens, his wife, of the County of Cole in the state of Missouri, parties of the first part, and Edward T. Mertens and Dorothy C. Mertens, his wife, as tenants by the entirety and to the survivor of them of the County of Cole, in the state of Missouri, parties of the second part.
Witnesseth, that the said parties of the first part in consideration of the sum of One Dollar and other valuable considerations, to them paid by the said parties of the Second Part, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, do by these presents, grant, bargain and sell, convey and confirm unto the said parties of the second part, as tenants by the entirety and to the survivor of them and to the and to the survivor's heirs and designs, the following described lots, tracts or parcels of land lying, being and situated in the County of Cole, State of Missouri to-wit: The south half of the northwest fractional quarter of Section 31 and also the southwest fractional quarter of the same section, all in Township 44 Range 11, containing in all 152 acres, more or less.
$9.90 Revenue Stamps attached and cancelled.
To have and to hold the premises aforesaid, with all and singular the rights, privileges, appurtenances and immunities thereto belonging or in anywise appertaining unto the said parties of the second part as tenants by the entirety and to the survivor of them and to the survivor's heirs and assigns forever, the said grantors hereby convenanting that they are lawfully seized of an indefeasible estate in fee in the premises herin conveyed, that they have good right to convey the same; that the said premises are free and clear of any incumbrances done or suffered by them or those under whom they claim and that they will warrant and defend the title to the said premises unto the said parties of the second part, as tenants by the entirety and to the survivor of them and to the survivor's heirs and assigns forever, against the lawful claims and demands of all persons whomsoever.
In witness whereof, the said parties of the first part have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written. Signed, sealed, and delivered in the presence of Paul P. Mertens and Johanna K. Mertens.
State of Missouri
County of Cole S.S.
On this the 26th day of February 1962, before me personally appeared Paul P. Mertens and Johanna K. Mertens, his wife, to me known to be the persons described in and who executed the foregoing instrument and acknowledged that they executed the same as their free act and deed.
In testimony whereof, I have herunto set my hand and affixed my official seal at my office in Jefferson City, Mo. the day and year first above written.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal at my office in Jefferson City, Mo., the day and year first above written. My term expires November 9th, 1964, Clara L. Jens, Notary Public, Cole County, Mo.

The foregoing Deed was filed for record to this office on the 26 day of February, 1962, at 1 o'clock 40 minutes, P.M. by Lenora Doehla, Deputy/ Henry G. LePage, Recorder.19
Edward Theodore was listed in Peter Paul Otto Mertens's obituary on May 24, 1962 as surviving.20
Edward Theodore Mertens and George Joseph Mertens , the former issued a quit-claim deed to George J. Mertens to correct an error in a warranty deed between Paul P. Mertens and Edward Mertens, dated February 26, 1962. on October 9, 1962.21 This indenture, made on the 9th day of October A. D., Nineteen Hundred and sixty-two by and between Edward T. Mertens and Dorothy C. Mertens, his wife, of the County of Cole, in the State of Missouri parties of the first part, and George J. Mertens and Agnes Mertens and Agnes Mertens, his wife, of the County of Cole, in the State of Missouri parties of the Second Part.

A small tract of land in the northeast corner of the southeast quarter of the northwest quarter of Section 31, Township 44, Range 11, described as follows: Beginning at the northeast corner of the southeast quarter of the northwest quarter; thence south 84° west 7.08 chains to a point; thence south 54° east 9.44 chains to a point on the easterly line of said southeast quarter of the northwest quarter to the point of beginning. This tract of land was sold by Paul P. Mertens t George J. Mertens and Agnes Mertens, his wife, by warranty deed dated January 30, 1946, and is of record in Book 110 Page 392 Recorder's Records of Cole County, Mo; and was by error included in warranty deed from Paul P. Mertens and Johanna K. Mertens, his wife, to Edward T. Mertens and Dorothy C. Mertens, his wife, by warranty deed dated February 26, 1962 and is of record in Book 174 Page 472, Recorder's Records of Cole County, Mo.

To have and to hold the same, with all the rights, immunities privileges and appurtenances thereto belonging unto the said parties of the Second Part, and their heirs and assigns, forever so that neither the said parties of the First nor their heirs, nor any other person or persons for them or in their names or behalf, shall or will hereafter claim or demand any right or title to the aforesaid premises, or and part thereof, but they and every one of them shall, by these presents, be excluded and forever barred.
In witness whereof, the said parties of the first part have herunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of Us.
Edward T. Mertens and Dorothy C. Mertens.

State of Missouri
County of Cole SS
On this 9th day of October 1962 before me personally appeared Edward T. Mertens and Dorothy C. Mertens his wife, to me known to be the persons described in and who executed the foregoing instrument and acknowledged that they executed the same as their free act and deed.
in testimony whereof, I have herunto set my hand and affixed my official seal at my office in Jefferson City, Mo. the day and year first above written.
My term expires Nov. 9, 1964
Clara L. Jens
Notary Public, Cole County, Mo.

Filed for record this 19 day of October, A. D, 1962, at 10 o'clock, ten minutes A. M. by Lenora Doehla Deputy
Henry G. Lepage Recorder.21
Ed and Dorothy Rackers Mertens
Edward was a pallbearer at the funeral of Helen B. "Lena" Bock on December 12, 1972; The service was held by Father Yahle.22,23
Dorothy and Edward Theodore Mertens lived in 1974 at Route 4 in Jefferson City, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Stephen..24,25
Edward Theodore was listed in Joseph Patrick Mertens's obituary on July 19, 1974 Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, as surviving.24 Edward was a pallbearer at the funeral of Lennie M. Amos on July 25, 1980; Services officiated over by Reverend C. Nelson Duke and Reverend B. E. Lett. Additional pallbearers were: Richard Clardy, Gloe Amos, Walter Piercey, and Elder Opel.26,27
Edward Theodore Mertens lived in 1981 Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.28
Edward Theodore was listed in Augusta Mertens's obituary as surviving.28,29 At the time of his death the location for mailing benefits was reported as Wardsville, Missouri by the Social Security Administration.3
Before 1988 Edward Theodore Mertens farmed in Missouri.2 He was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, the Men's Sodality, and the Knights of Columbus Council No. 8399 before 1988 at Missouri.2
Edward died on August 30, 1988 at Memorial Community Hospital in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, at age 71.2,16,7,4,3,5
His obituary was published in the in an unknown newspaper on August 30, 1988 at Missouri.2 His obituary stated:
Edward Theodore Mertens, 71, of Wardsville, died Tuesday at Memorial Community Hospital. He was born July 16, 1917, at Jefferson City, a son of Paul P. and Mary Bock Mertens. He was married June 4, 1943, at Monroe, La., to Dorothy C. Rackers. A farmer, Mr. Mertens was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, the men's sodality of that church and the Knights of Columbus Council No. 8399. Survivors include; two sons, Thomas Louis Mertens, Nashville, Tenn., Stephen Edward Mertens, Jefferson City; three daughters, Sr. Mary Sue Mertens, St. Louis, Joyce Ann Cregger, Jefferson City, Christy Marie Muenks, Loose Creek; two brothers, Bernard Mertens, Jefferson City, William Mertens, Wichita Kan; two sisters, Clara Schulte, Jefferson City, Alice Rackers, Wardsville; one half-sister, Pauline Bretthorst, St. Louis; Step-mother, Johanna Mertens, St. Louis; and six grandchildren. Two sons, Robert Joseph Mertens and Joseph Patrick Mertens preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the St. Stanislaus Catholic Church with the Rev. Brendan Doyle officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Dulle Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7 p.m.
2

Edward Theodore's wake was held on August 31, 1988 at Dulle Funeral Home, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.2
His funeral service was held on September 1, 1988 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Missouri, with the Rev. Brendan Doyle officiating.2 He was buried on September 1, 1988 in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.2,30
Edward T. Mertens Tombstone

Edward & Dorothy Mertens Tombstone

In this News-Tribune insert, Edward Mertens is pictured on page 1, among WWII veterans from the Wardsville area.32
Edward was mentioned in Bernard Henry "Ben" Mertens's obituary on April 17, 2000 as preceding the deceased in death.11,12
Edward was mentioned in Alice Marie Mertens's obituary on June 8, 2003 as preceding the deceased in death.33

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1920Osage Township, Cole County, MissouriPeter Paul Otto Mertens8
1930Osage Township, MissouriPeter Paul Otto Mertens10

Family

Dorothy Catherine Rackers b. January 22, 1918, d. November 18, 1999
Children

Citations

  1. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book, Confirmation Records.
  2. [S5060] Obituary of Edward T. Mertens.
  3. [S358] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com (database online), 2005.
  4. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 170.
  5. [S6823] Funeral Card for Mary L. Mertens.
  6. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book.
  7. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.
  8. [S2444] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Paul Mertens household.
  9. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book, First Communion Records.
  10. [S2429] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Paul Mertens household.
  11. [S5053] Bernard Henry Mertens Funeral Program.
  12. [S5076] Bernard Mertens Obituary, April 17, 2000.
  13. [S6423] Ruth Mary Mertens Obituary.
  14. [S6549] Mertens Anniversary.
  15. [S6889] Jefferson City News Tribune "Issue of February 21, 1943."
  16. [S5077] Mertens Dorothy Obituary, November 20, 1999.
  17. [S6564] June Bride.
  18. [S7111] Jefferon City Daily Capital News "issue of May 8, 1945."
  19. [S8844] Mertens Paul- Mertens Edward Deed.
  20. [S6447] Jefferson City Post-Tribune "issue of May 24, 1962."
  21. [S8845] Mertens Edward-Mertens George Quit-Claim Deed.
  22. [S6325] Funeral Card for Lena B. Kline.
  23. [S2911] Jefferson City News Tribune Newspaper - Online Edition "issue of December 10, 1972, page 27."
  24. [S6557] Joseph Patrick Mertens Obituary, about July 19, 1974.
  25. [S6552] Robert Mertens Obituary, about October 6, 1974.
  26. [S6857] Funeral Card for Lennie M. Bock.
  27. [S7785] Obituary of Lennie m. Bock.
  28. [S740] Mrs. Augusta Frank obituary, May 19, 1981.
  29. [S7111] Jefferon City Daily Capital News "issue of May 19, 1981."
  30. [S4960] St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Burial Listing.
  31. [S552] Tombstone photo, taken by Linda Berg, 2013.
  32. [S6378] Salute to WWII Veterans.
  33. [S2567] Alice Marie Rackers Obituary, June 8, 2003.

William Francis Mertens

M, #523, b. June 27, 1924, d. October 18, 1991
Father*Peter Paul Otto Mertens b. March 5, 1876, d. May 23, 1962
Mother*Mary Bock b. February 7, 1881, d. January 27, 1939
ChartsWilliam Bock Descendents
William Bock Descendant Chart (Indented)
Wilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

William Francis Mertens
Photograph by Bob
William Francis Mertens
William Francis Mertens
     William Francis Mertens, son of Peter Paul Otto Mertens and Mary Bock, was born on June 27, 1924 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, 38.488798, -92.173826.1,2,3,4,5,6,7
William Francis was a self-employed cabinet maker at Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas.8 He was baptized on June 29, 1924 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, the sponsors included William Edward Hopen godparent was listed as Maria Mertens..1
William was enumerated as the son of Peter Paul Otto Mertens on the 1930 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Cole County, Missouri. He was listed as a five-year-old white male who is able to read, write, and speak English. He and both his parents were born in Missouri.9
William Francis Mertens received his First Holy Communion on April 3, 1932 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Missouri; DDiocese of St. Louuis, Missouri.10
Bill and Alice Mertens
William Francis Mertens
He was confirmed on April 20, 1936 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Missouri; his sponsor was Lawrence Hake.11
William Francis was listed in Mary Bock's obituary circa January 28, 1939 as surviving.12 William was the best man at the marriage of Edward Theodore Mertens and Dorothy Catherine Rackers on June 4, 1943 at Selman Field, Monroe, Oachita Parish, Louisiana; The Reverend John Finke performed the ceremony.1,13,14,4,15,7
Ed and Dorothy Mertens

William served overseas between September 17, 1947 and January 12, 1948 in the United States Navy.. He was stationed aboard the USS Genesee, involved in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, in the Okinawa Gunto operation. The muster rolls shown were September 17, 1947, October 25, 1947, December 26, 1947, and January 12, 1948.16
U.S.S. Genesee

The USS Genesee, on which William served, was laid down, date unknown, at Cargill Inc., Savage, Minnesota and launched September 23, 1943.17
William Mertens

William married Alice Rose Theis, daughter of Francis Jacob Theis and Rosalia Marie Schwartz, on August 30, 1954 at St. Leo's Catholic Church, Nashville, Kingman County, Kansas.1,8,2,4,5
William Francis was listed in Peter Paul Otto Mertens's obituary on May 24, 1962 as surviving.18
William Francis Mertens lived in 1981 Kansas.19
William Francis was listed in Augusta Mertens's obituary as surviving.19,20
William Francis Mertens lived in 1988 Kansas.13
William Francis was listed in Edward Theodore Mertens's obituary on August 31, 1988 as surviving.13
William Francis was a self-employed cabinet maker. before 1991 at Kansas.2
William died on October 18, 1991 in Kansas, at age 67.3,2,4,5,6
His obituary was published in the unknown newspaper at an unknown location. on October 20, 1991.2 His obituary stated:
William F. Mertens, 67, self-employed cabinetmaker, died Friday, Oct. 18, 1991. Rosary 7 p.m. today, service 11 a.m. Monday, both at St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Survivors: wife, Alice R; son, Greg F. of Westphalia, Mo; daughters, Cindy M. Ochsner of Dothan, Ala., Jennifer K. English, Sister Marie Bernadette Mertens, both of Wichita; stepmother, Johanna K., brother, Bernard, sisters, Clara Schulte, Alice Rackers, all of Jefferson City, Mo; four grandchildren.
2

William Francis's wake was held on October 20, 1991 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas.21,2
His funeral service was held on October 21, 1991 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Kansas, The Rev. Carl Schwarz officiated.3,2 He was buried on October 21, 1991 in Resurrection Mausoleum in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, Casket bearers were Mike Mertens, Karl Mertens, Thomas Rackers, Kerry Tracy, Frank Jarmer, and Mark Danahy.3,2,5
William F. Mertens Tombstone
Photograph by Bob

William was mentioned in Bernard Henry "Ben" Mertens's obituary on April 17, 2000 as preceding the deceased in death.22,23
William was mentioned in Alice Marie Mertens's obituary on June 8, 2003 as preceding the deceased in death.24

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1930Osage Township, Cole County, MissouriPeter Paul Otto Mertens9

Family

Alice Rose Theis
Child

Citations

  1. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book.
  2. [S5075] Mertens William Obituary, October 21, 1991.
  3. [S624] Funeral Card for William F. Mertens.
  4. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.
  5. [S6424] Correspondence, Betty Hageman Smith to Linda Frank Berg.
  6. [S358] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com (database online), 2005.
  7. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 170.
  8. [S625] William Mertens Obituary, October 1991.
  9. [S2429] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Paul Mertens household.
  10. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book, First Communion Records.
  11. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book, Confirmation Records. Wardsville was in the St. Louis Diocese.
  12. [S6566] Obituary of Mary Mertens.
  13. [S5060] Obituary of Edward T. Mertens.
  14. [S5077] Mertens Dorothy Obituary, November 20, 1999.
  15. [S6564] June Bride.
  16. [S7542] U.S. World War II Navy Muster Rolls, 1938-1949, Ancestry.com (database online), 1798-2007.
  17. [S7543] Internet Site: Navsource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive, USS Genesee).
  18. [S6447] Jefferson City Post-Tribune "issue of May 24, 1962."
  19. [S740] Mrs. Augusta Frank obituary, May 19, 1981.
  20. [S7111] Jefferon City Daily Capital News "issue of May 19, 1981."
  21. [S2582] Personal knowledge of compiler, Linda Frank Berg.
  22. [S5053] Bernard Henry Mertens Funeral Program.
  23. [S5076] Bernard Mertens Obituary, April 17, 2000.
  24. [S2567] Alice Marie Rackers Obituary, June 8, 2003.

Aloys Herman "Louis" Rackers1

M, #524, b. July 7, 1886, d. January 16, 1985
Father*Herman G. Rackers2 b. April 20, 1852, d. March 24, 1902
Mother*Anna Maria Gesina Tecla Prenger2 b. November 7, 1861, d. December 5, 1926
     Aloys Herman "Louis" Rackers was also known as Aloys Louis H. Rackers.3,2 He was normally known as Louis H.2 Aloys Herman "Louis" Rackers, son of Herman G. Rackers and Anna Maria Gesina Tecla Prenger, was born on July 7, 1886 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.2,4,5
Aloys was enumerated as the son of Herman G. Rackers under the name of "Louis H. Rackers" on the 1900 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Cole County, Missouri. He was listed as a 13-year-old single white male, born in Missouri as were his parents. He is able to read, write, and speak English and is at school.4
Aloys was enumerated as the son of Anna Maria Gesina Tecla Prenger under the name of "Aloss Rackers" on the 1910 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Missouri. He was listed as a 24-year-old single white male who is a farm laborer on the home farm, working for wages. He is able to read, write, and speak English. He and his parents were born in Missouri.6
Aloys married Mathilda M. "Tillie" Hoelscher, daughter of Joseph Hoelscher and Rosa Denefoe, circa 1914 at Missouri.1
In 1920 Aloys Herman "Louis" Rackers farmed at Osage Township in Missouri.7
Aloys is a head of household, under the name of "Louis H. Rackers", on the 1920 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Missouri. He was identified as a 33-year-old married white male who owns his home with a mortgage. He and his parents were born in Missouri. He is able to read, write, and speak English and his farm numbers 100 on the farm schedule. Enumerated with him were: his wife Mathilda M., his son Ralph Stanislaus, his daughters Mildred Rose, Lillian Josephine and Dorothy Catherine.7
Aloys is a head of household, under the name of "Louis H. Rackers", on the 1930 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Missouri. He was identified as a 44-year-old white married male who owns his own farm. His farm is number 187 on the farm schedule. He was 26-years-old at the time of his marriage. He and his parents were born in Missouri. He reads, writes, and speaks English. He is a farmer, is not a veteran and owns a radio set. Enumerated with him were: his wife Mathilda M., his sons Ralph Stanislaus, his daughters Mildred Rose, Lillian Josephine and Dorothy Catherine.8
Aloys Herman "Louis" Rackers lived in 1974 Route 4, Jefferson City, Missouri.9
Aloys Herman was listed in Joseph Patrick Mertens's obituary on July 19, 1974 Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, as surviving.9 At the time of his death the location for mailing benefits was reported as Missouri by the Social Security Administration.5
Aloys died on January 16, 1985 in Missouri, at age 98.2,5 He was buried in St. Stanislaus Church Cemetery in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.2
Aloys and Mathilda Rackers Tombstone

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1900Osage Township, Cole County, MissouriHerman G. Rackers4
1910Osage Township, MissouriAnna Maria Gesina Tecla Prenger6
1920Osage Township, MissouriAloys Herman "Louis" Rackers7
1930Osage Township, MissouriAloys Herman "Louis" Rackers8

Family

Mathilda M. "Tillie" Hoelscher b. February 16, 1885, d. October 9, 1971
Children

Citations

  1. [S4049] Family Tree titled "Wolken, Lickteig, Schneider and related families," Ancestry World Tree.
  2. [S1859] RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project.
  3. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 170.
  4. [S4224] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Henry Rackers household.
  5. [S358] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com (database online), 2005.
  6. [S2441] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Mary Rackers household.
  7. [S4229] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Louis H. Rackers household.
  8. [S2488] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Louis H. Rackers household.
  9. [S6557] Joseph Patrick Mertens Obituary, about July 19, 1974.
  10. [S2911] Jefferson City News Tribune Newspaper - Online Edition "issue of January 9, 2016."

Mathilda M. "Tillie" Hoelscher1,2,3

F, #525, b. February 16, 1885, d. October 9, 1971
Father*Joseph Hoelscher4 b. 1853, d. 1946
Mother*Rosa Denefoe4 b. February 25, 1857, d. September 29, 1916
     Her nickname was "Tillie."5 Mathilda M. "Tillie" Hoelscher, daughter of Joseph Hoelscher and Rosa Denefoe, was born on February 16, 1885.5,3,1,6
Mathilda married Aloys Herman "Louis" Rackers, son of Herman G. Rackers and Anna Maria Gesina Tecla Prenger, circa 1914 at Missouri.1
Mathilda was enumerated as the wife of Aloys Herman "Louis" Rackers under the name of "Mathilda Rackers" on the 1920 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as a 34-year-old married white female, who was born in Missouri, as was her father. Her mother was born in Holland. Mathilda is able to speak, read, and write English.7
Mathilda was enumerated as the wife of Aloys Herman "Louis" Rackers under the name of "Tillie Rackers" on the 1930 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Missouri. She was listed as a 45-year-old married white female, born in Missouri. She was 27-years-old when she married her father was born in Missouri, her mother in Germany. She reads, writes, and speaks English.5
Mathilda died on October 9, 1971 at age 86.3,6 She was buried after October 9, 1971 in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.3
Aloys and Mathilda Rackers Tombstone

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1920Osage Township, Cole County, MissouriAloys Herman "Louis" Rackers7
1930Osage Township, MissouriAloys Herman "Louis" Rackers5

Family

Aloys Herman "Louis" Rackers b. July 7, 1886, d. January 16, 1985
Children

Citations

  1. [S4049] Family Tree titled "Wolken, Lickteig, Schneider and related families," Ancestry World Tree.
  2. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen.
  3. [S4960] St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Burial Listing.
  4. [S7355] Family Tree titled "Hoelscher/ Denefoe Family Tree," Ancestry World Tree.
  5. [S2488] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Louis H. Rackers household.
  6. [S6811] Funeral Card for Matilda M. Rackers.
  7. [S4229] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Louis H. Rackers household.
  8. [S1859] RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project.
  9. [S2911] Jefferson City News Tribune Newspaper - Online Edition "issue of January 9, 2016."

Dorothy Catherine Rackers

F, #526, b. January 22, 1918, d. November 18, 1999
Father*Aloys Herman "Louis" Rackers b. July 7, 1886, d. January 16, 1985
Mother*Mathilda M. "Tillie" Hoelscher b. February 16, 1885, d. October 9, 1971
ChartsWilliam Bock Descendents
William Bock Descendant Chart (Indented)
Wilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)
     Dorothy Catherine Rackers, daughter of Aloys Herman "Louis" Rackers and Mathilda M. "Tillie" Hoelscher, was born on January 22, 1918 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.1,2
     Dorothy Catherine Rackers lived at Route B-4514 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
Dorothy was enumerated as the daughter of Aloys Herman "Louis" Rackers on the 1920 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as a one-year-and-eleven-month-old white female, who was born in Missouri, as were her parents.3
Dorothy was enumerated as the daughter of Aloys Herman "Louis" Rackers on the 1930 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Missouri. She was listed as a 12-year-old white female who was born in Missouri and lives on a farm. She has attended school within the past year and is able to read, write, and speak English. Her parents were both born in Missouri.4
Dorothy married Edward Theodore Mertens, son of Peter Paul Otto Mertens and Mary Bock, on June 4, 1943 at Selman Field, Monroe, Oachita Parish, Louisiana, the best man was William Francis Mertens, the maid of honor was Mildred Rose Rackers. The Reverend John Finke performed the ceremony.5,6,1,7,8,9
Ed and Dorothy Mertens
Edward and Dorothy Racker Mertens Wedding
June 4, 1943

Edward and Dorothy Catherine Rackers lived after June 4, 1943 at 1115 Jackson Street in Monroe, Oachita Parish, Louisiana. Residing with them were..8
Dorothy Catherine Rackers and Edward Theodore Mertens purchased the south half of the northwest fractional quarter of Section 31 and also the southwest fractional quarter of the same section, all in Township 44, Range 11, containing in all 152 acres, more or less. at Cole County, Missouri, on February 26, 1962 from Paul P. Mertens and Johanna K. Mertens.10
Ed and Dorothy Rackers Mertens

Dorothy and Edward Theodore Mertens lived in 1974 at Route 4 in Jefferson City, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Stephen..11,12
Dorothy Catherine was listed in Joseph Patrick Mertens's obituary on July 19, 1974 Missouri, as surviving.11 Dorothy Catherine Rackers was a member of St. Stanislaus Church, Ladies' Sodality, Over-Fifty Club, all of Wardsville, St. Marys Health Center Auxiliary of Jefferson City, and was a Providence Partner with the Sisters of Divine Providence. before 1999 at Missouri.1
Dorothy Catherine Rackers lived before 1999 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri. Residing with them were, their child, Stephen..1
Dorothy died on November 18, 1999 at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, at age 81.9,1,2
Her obituary was published in the News and Tribune on November 20, 1999 at Missouri.13 Her obituary stated:
Dorothy Catherine Mertens, 81, Wardsville, died Nov. 18, 1999, at Capital Region Medical Center. She was born Jan. 22, 1918, in Jefferson City, a daughter of Louis H. and Matilda Hoelscher Rackers. She was married June 4, 1943, in Monroe, La., to Edward Theodore Mertens., who died Aug. 30, 1988. A homemaker, she was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, Ladies' Sodality, Over-Fifty Club, St. Marys Health Center Auxiliary, and was a Providence Partner with Sisters of Divine Providence. Survivors include: three daughters, Mary Sue Mertens, St. Louis, Joyce Ann Cregger, Jefferson City, and Christy Marie Muenks, Loose Creek; two sons, Thomas L. Mertens, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Steve E. Mertens, Jefferson City; one sister, Lillian Schellman, Jefferson City; one brother, Carl Rackers, Jefferson City; and seven grandchildren. Two sons, Robert J. Mertens and Joseph P. Mertens, preceded her in death. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. The Rev. Michael A. Coleman will officiate. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 4 p.m.
1

Dorothy was also survived by seven grandchildren.1
Dorothy Catherine's wake was held on November 21, 1999 at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, with a prayer service at 4 p.m.1
Her funeral service was held on November 22, 1999 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, with the Rev. Michael A. Coleman officiating.1 She was buried on November 22, 1999 in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.1,14
Edward & Dorothy Mertens Tombstone

Dorothy was mentioned in an unknown person 's obituary on February 8, 2006 as preceding the deceased in death.16
Dorothy was mentioned in Lillian Josephine Rackers's obituary on January 8, 2016 as preceding the deceased in death.17

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1920Osage Township, Cole County, MissouriAloys Herman "Louis" Rackers3
1930Osage Township, MissouriAloys Herman "Louis" Rackers4

Family

Edward Theodore Mertens b. July 16, 1917, d. August 30, 1988
Children

Citations

  1. [S5077] Mertens Dorothy Obituary, November 20, 1999.
  2. [S7398] Funeral Card for Dorothy Catherine Mertens.
  3. [S4229] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Louis H. Rackers household.
  4. [S2488] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Louis H. Rackers household.
  5. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book.
  6. [S5060] Obituary of Edward T. Mertens.
  7. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.
  8. [S6564] June Bride.
  9. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 170.
  10. [S8844] Mertens Paul- Mertens Edward Deed.
  11. [S6557] Joseph Patrick Mertens Obituary, about July 19, 1974.
  12. [S6552] Robert Mertens Obituary, about October 6, 1974.
  13. [S7397] Funeral Card for Roy Henry Kline.
  14. [S4960] St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Burial Listing.
  15. [S552] Tombstone photo, taken by Linda Berg, 2013.
  16. [S4036] Stephen Mertens Obituary, February 7, 2006.
  17. [S2911] Jefferson City News Tribune Newspaper - Online Edition "issue of January 9, 2016."

Steve Edward Beck1

M, #527
Father*Leon E. H. Beck1
Mother*Arline Mooring
     Steve married Linda Carol Williams, daughter of Sammy Raymond Williams and Mary Elizabeth Frank, on April 27, 1991 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, the wedding party also included Sandra Kadler, Jefferson City, as an attendant. The best man was William Maxwell Jr., of Hanover, Md., while other groomsmen were Mark Mesnier of St. Louis, and John Beck of Jefferson City, cousin of the groom. Leigh Anne Shaper, St. Louis, and John Beck, both cousins of the groom, were organist and vocalist. The offertory procession was led by Cheryl Mesnier, St. Louis, Janet Maxwell, Hanover, Md., Julie Berg and Candace Frank.. The bride was given in marriage by Sammy Raymond Williams.1,2,3

Citations

  1. [S2135] Williams - Beck Wedding.
  2. [S4900] Invitation to Steven Beck and Linda Williams wedding.
  3. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.

William Knapp1

M, #528, b. between 1607 and 1654
Father*William Knapp1 b. January 1, 1579, d. August 30, 1659
Mother*Judith Tue2
     William Knapp, son of William Knapp and Judith Tue, was born between 1607 and 1654 in England.2
William (his first marriage) married Mary (?) (her first marriage) circa 1640.3
William (his second marriage) married Margret (?) circa 1650 at Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.3

Family 1

Child

Family 2

Mary (?)
Child

Family 3

Margret (?) d. before January, 1702
Children

Citations

  1. [S1198] Henry Bond M. D., Genealogies of the Families and Descendantes of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, page 327.
  2. [S1894] Internet Site: R. McComb (rmccomb @ aztec.asu.edu)GenCircles Global Family Tree Internet Site).
  3. [S1198] Henry Bond M. D., Genealogies of the Families and Descendantes of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, page 328.

John Knapp1

M, #529, b. 1624
Father*William Knapp1 b. January 1, 1579, d. August 30, 1659
Mother*Judith Tue
     John Knapp, son of William Knapp and Judith Tue, was born in 1624.2
John was a carpenter.2
John Knapp was an adm. freeman in 1652 at Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.2
John married Sarah Young, daughter of (?) Young, on May 25, 1660 at Massachusetts.2 John Knapp on April 21, 1666 at Massachusetts, sold several lots of land to John Fiske. The county records show that he often bought and sold land.
John Knapp was appointed as the adminstrator of his brother-in-law Henry Young's estate on August 18, 1675 at Massachusetts.2
He left a will signed January 22, 1695 at Massachusetts, in which.2 His will was proved on April 27, 1696 at Massachusetts; the inventory was valued at 65.15 pounds.2

Family

Sarah Young
Children

Citations

  1. [S1198] Henry Bond M. D., Genealogies of the Families and Descendantes of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, page 327.
  2. [S1198] Henry Bond M. D., Genealogies of the Families and Descendantes of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, page 328.

Allan F. Stonum

M, #530
      Allan married Debra Ann Madel (her second marriage), daughter of Thomas Allen Madel and Joan Marie Luttrell, circa 1981 at Missouri.

Nicholas Frank

M, #531, b. March 15, 1842, d. September 12, 1881
Father*Joseph Frank1 b. 1802
Mother*Marie Anne Erny1 b. 1803
ChartsNicholas Frank Descendents

Family History – see:

Nicholas Frank's Tavern
Tavern Interior
     He lived with his parents, Marie and Joseph, between 1830 and 1842 in Felsenbach, Guebwiller canton, départment of Haut-Rhin, région of Alsace-Lorraine, France.1,2,3 Nicholas Frank, son of Joseph Frank and Marie Anne Erny, was born on March 15, 1842 in Haut-Rhin, at four o'clock in the morning.1,4,5 His birth was registered by Xavier Thomas, Mayor and civil registrar on March 15, 1842 at Lautenbachzell, Guebwiller canton, départment of Haut-Rhin, région of Alsace-Lorraine, France, witnesses were Richard Marek, a 45-year-old lumberjack from Felzenbach and Joseph Andres, a 68-year-old school teacher of Lautenbachzell.1
Nicholas Frank and Joseph Frank were found in the passenger list for the George Hurlbut arriving at the port of New York, New York, on February 2, 1859. The ship had departed from the port of Le Havre, France.6 The George Hurlbut was a 3-masted, square-rigged ship, 1047 tons, built in Essex, Connecticut in 1850, and registered at New York on 23 December 1850. She sailed originally in the Hurlbut Line between Havre and New York, with the winter crossing (between December and March) from Havre to New Orleans, until mid-1854, when she was transferred to Hurlbut's Antwerp-New York service. In 1856, Ezra D. Post, master, she was advertized as sailing in Tapscott's Line of New York-Liverpool packets, and in 1859, Thomas S. (or L.) Masson, master, as sailing in the Post Line of New York-Mobile packets and in the Stanton & Thompson Line of New York-New Orleans packets.7
Nicholas Frank and Joseph Frank immigrated on February 2, 1859 to New York, New York County, New York, from France.6,8,9,10
Nicholas was enumerated as the brother of Joseph Frank on the 1860 U. S. Census for Liberty Township, Cole County, Missouri. He was listed as a 60-year-old white male born in Germany and employed as a laborer. Age should have been 18.11
Nicholas served from June 19, 1861 to October 1, 1861 in the Missouri Home Guard, Capt. McKinney's Co. (C), 1 Regiment U. S. R. C., stationed at Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. He served as a private, being paid $30.94 on May 31, 1864.12,13 The Cole County regiment of the Home Guard was organized in Missouri at large between June 11 and July 1, 1861, under the authority of General Lyon. They were involved in post duty at Jefferson City and guard and scout duty in Cole, Callaway, Miller, Moniteau and Osage Counties. They were at Osage Bridge from September 3 to October 1. The unit was disbanded on October 1, 1861.14
Nicholas enlisted in the Union Army on March 26, 1862 at Cole County, Missouri. At enlistment, he was 20 years old and enlisted for the duration of the war.4,15
Nicholas was listed in a muster roll on April 7, 1862 Missouri. In his initial muster-in, he was assigned as a private in 5th Regiment Cavalry Volunteers, Company E, Captain Maus Company, Mounted Rifles, Missouri State Militia. This was the second organization of the regiment.4,15,16
The 5th regiment of the Missouri State Militia Cavalry,(MSM) (Old)was organized first at Saint Joseph, Missouri in March and April, 1862 and attached to District of Central Missouri, Department of Missouri, until February, 1863.
SERVICE.--Duty in Central District of Missouri till February, 1863. Operations in Carroll, Ray and Livingston Counties July 27-August 4, 1862. Grand River August 1. Near Barry Section August 14. Iron County September 11. Liberty and Sibley's Landing October 6 (Cos. "A," "B," "D" and "K"). California House October 18. Independence February 3, 1863, (See 5th Regiment State Militia Cavalry (New) for further service.) Regiment lost during service 21 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 47 Enlisted men by disease. Total 69.
The regiment was reorganized February 2, 1863, from 13th Regiment, State Militia Cavalry. Attached to District of Rolla, Department of Missouri, until June, 1863. District of the Border, Dept. of Missouri, until October, 1863. District of Rolla, Deppartment of Missouri, until muster Out.
SERVICE.--Independence, Mo., February 8.1863 (Cos. "C," "D." "F"). Blue Springs March 22. Independence March 23. Headquarters at Waynesville. Scouts from Waynesville June 20-23 (Co. "H"). Scout from Salem and skirmish July 3 (Co, "D"). Scout from Houston to Spring River Mills and skirmish August 6-11 (Cos. "B," "C," "F" and "G"). Jack's Ford August 14 (Detachment). Warrenaville August 25 (Detachment). Texas County September 11-12 (Detachment). Near Houston September 12 (Detachment). Near Salem September 13 (Cos. "C," "M"). Near Man's Creek October 14 (Detachment). King's House, near Waynesville, October 26 (Co. H). Scout from Houston to Jack's Fork November 4-6 (Cos. "B." "G," "I"). Scouts from Houston November 23-29 (Detachment), and December 9-19. Scouts from Salem December 26-29 (Cos. "C," "M"). Scout from Houston into Arkansas, with skirmishes February 5-17, 1864 (Detachment). Independence April 23. Scouts from Big Piney July 5-6. Scout in Shannon County July 18-21 (Detachment) - Rolia August 1. Scouts in Moniteau and Morgan Counties September 11-18 (Detachment), Scout in Texas County September 14-21 (Detachment). Thomasville September 18. Waynesviile September 30 (Co. "B"). Moreau Bottom, Jefferson City, October 7. Booneville October 9. Lexington October 19. Independence October 22. Big Blue and State Line October 22. Westport October 23. Engagement on the Marmiton, or battle of Charlot, October 25. Mine Creek, Little Osage River, Marias des Cygnes, October 25. Near Centreville November 2 (Co. "K"). Operations near Wayneaville December 1-3 (Detachment). Big Piney December 2 (Detachment). Scouting and escort duty in District of Rolla till July, 1865. McCartney's Mills January, 1865 (Detachment). Scout in Shannon County January 2-7 (Cos. "C," "D," "M"). Operations about Waynesyille January 16-22. Scouts from Salem and Licking to Spring River, Ark., and skirmishes February 23-March 2. Scouts from Waynesville to Hutton Valley, Rolla and Lebanon March 5-12. Near Rolla March 24 (Co. "E"). Mustered out July 8, 1865. Regiment inst during service 19 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 93 Enlisted men by disease. Total 114.17
Nicholas was listed in a muster roll from June, 1862 to February, 1865. Remarks made on Muster Roll: furnished own horse and equipment, valued between $100.00 and $140.00.4
Nicholas was released from active military duty on April 6, 1865 at Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri. At discharge he was a private in company E, 5th Regiment Missouri State Militia Cavalry. He had last been paid to October 31, 1864, and was due pay for the use and risk of his horse and equipment from June 8, 1864 to August 2, 1864. Valuation of the horse was $125.00 and horse equipment was $20.00. His clothing account had last been settled June 30, 1864 for $50.12.4,15 Nicholas was the best man at the marriage of Joseph Frank and Mary Ann Hoffmeyer on November 14, 1865 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Taos, Cole County, Missouri; according to the rights of their church. Official Church record reads "Joseph Franck & Annam Hoffmeyer, cum Archiepiscopi Dispensatione ob 1 gradum Affinitatis coram Nicolao Franck & Francisce Eppenhoff in Matrimonio coran me contracto benedixi. F. N. Helias."18,19,20,21,22
Nicholas was enumerated with Nicholas Raithel on the 1870U. S. Census for Missouri. No relationship was stated. He was listed as a 26-year-old white male born in France. Both of his parents were foreign born. He was employed as a bar keeper and owned personal property valued at $300.00.5
Nicholas married Elizabeth Katherine Raithel, daughter of John Adam Raithel and Margaret Schödel, on October 4, 1870 at Missouri. by Frederick Roetzer, Justice of the Peace.23,15,24,25,26
     Nicholas Frank was listed as the head of a family on the 1873 City Census of Missouri. Based on ages, it is possible that the following were also living in the household: Joseph Nicholas Frank and George Charles Frank, free white males under five-years-old, Elizabeth Katherine Raithel, a free white female twenty and under thirty years old. An unidentified white male ten to eighteen years old was also residing with the family. Nicholas was listed as a saloon keeper born in Germany, between the ages of twenty-one and forty-five.27
Nicholas Frank purchased land located at Main Street and Bolivar Street at Missouri, on March 1, 1873 from Joseph Knaup and Gertrude Knaup, his wife.28 This indenture, made on the First day of March A. D. One thousand eight hundred and seventy three, by and between Joseph Knaup and Gertrude Knaup of City of Jefferson, Cole County Missouri parties of the first part, and Nicholas Frank, of the County of Cole, in the State of Missouri, party of the Second part, witnesseth: That the said parties of the first part, in consideration of the sum of Two thousand one hundred & fifty ($2150.00) Dollars to have in hand paid by the said party of the second part, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledge, do by these presents grant, bargain, and sell, convey and confirm, unto the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns the following described lots, tracts, or parcels of land, lying, being and situate in the county of Cole and State of Missouri, to wit: All that part of in lot in the City of Jefferson numbered on the plat thereof thirty four (34). Beginning at a point on the northwest corner of Main and Bolivar Streets in said City and at the southeast corner of a 2 story brick and stone basement building situated on the said lot 34 thence along Main Street westwardly twenty-two (22) feet more or less to the west side of the wall of said brick building as now erected. Thence northwardly with the said building so as to include the same 40 feet more or less thence continuing northwardly in a direct line to a point distant from Bolivar St. 22 feet and Main St 80 feet in the most direct line. Thence eastwardly parallel with Main St twenty two feet thence southwardly along Bolivar St. so as to include said brick building Eighty five feet to the place of beginning.
Also giving and granting to said party of the second part his heirs and assigns the right to use and enjoy a private alley on the north end of the property hereby conveyed five feet in width and extending the full length of the same forever. To have and to hold the premised aforesaid, with all and singular the rights, privileges, appurtenances and immunities thereto belonging, or in anywise appertaining, unto the said party of the second part, and unto his heirs and assigns forever; the said Joseph Knaup hereby convenanting that he is lawfully seized of an indefeasible estate in fee in the promises herein conveyed that he has good right ot convey the same; that the said premises are free and clear of any emcumbrances done or suffered by him or those under whom he claim; and that he will warrant and defend the title to the said premises unto the said party of the second part, and unto his heirs and assigns forever, against the lawful claims and demands of all persons whomsoever. In witness whereof, the said parties of the first part have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written. Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us. Signed Joseph Knaup and Gertrude Knaup.28
Nicholas was a saloon owner in 1876 at 702 West Main Street, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.29
The saloon that Nicholas purchased in 1873 is pictured in this photo of the "West End Saloon". The photo appears to have been taken somewhere between 1865 and 1875. At the northwest corner of Main and Bolivar, (the current home of Pat's Place) there was a neighborhood bar that was known, at least informally, as "The First Chance, Last Chance Saloon." This name referred to the fact that the bar, which stood just south of the entrance/exit to the Missouri River Bridge, represented the traveler's first chance to purchase liquor after crossing from "dry" Callaway County and the last chance before leaving "wet" Cole County. Late nineteenth century Missourian's consumption of alcohol was regulated by a "local option" law that allowed local residents to decide by majority vote whether to allow the sale of liquor.30
West End Saloon
The First Chance, Last Chance Saloon

Nicholas was a saloon owner in 1879 at 127 East High Street, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.31

Elizabeth and Nicholas Frank lived in 1880 at 702 West Main Street in Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Joseph, George, Leona, Julius and Wilhelminia..32
Nicholas is a head of household, under the name of "Nick Frank", on the 1880 U. S. Census of 702 West Main Street, Missouri. He was identified as a 38-year-old married white male born in Elsas, employed keeping a saloon. Both his parents were born in Elsas. Enumerated with him were: his wife Elizabeth Katherine, his sons Joseph Nicholas, George Charles and Julius Emil, his daughter Leona Margaretha, his daughters Wilhelminia Katherine.32
Nicholas was the owner of a billiard saloon in 1881 at 702 West Main Street, Missouri. In a telephone conversation with Georgia Mae Ferguson on February 28, 1999, she stated: What is currently "Pat's Place" in Jefferson City, at 702 West Main Street, was called "Goodins" when she was young. It had a "first chance" and "last chance" sign for those crossing the bridge over the Missouri River, because Cedar City was "dry". The bridge was located at that time on Bolivar Street. Pat's Place is the saloon sold in the estate of Nicholas Frank in 1882.33
Nicholas died on September 12, 1881 in Missouri, at age 39. The cause of his death was congestion of the brain (probably a stroke or cerebral hemorrhage).34,15,35
His obituary was published in the Jefferson City Peoples Tribune Newspaper on September 14, 1881.34 His obituary stated:
At his residence in this city, at 8:30 a. m., Monday, Sept. 12, 1881, of congestion of the brain; Nicholas Frank, aged 41 years.
Mr. Frank emigrated to this place from Germany eight years ago and has been in business ever since. He had been on the sick list but two days, and seemed no worse when his wife arose in the morning. After she had given the children their breakfasts and started them to school, she heard a groan in her husband's room and rushed to his bedside only to see him breathe his last. He leaves a wife and five children.
34
He was buried in 1000-1022 East McCarty Street in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, in Row 1A, lot 133 in Woodland Cemetery.36 The tombstone is inscribed "Nickolas Frank, Co. E, 5th Mo. S. M. Cav."
Nicholas Frank Tombstone
The renunciation stated "I, Elisabeth a widow of Nic. Frank, late of City of Jefferson, Missouri, deceased, do hereby relinquish and renounce all right, claims and preference which I may have to administer upon the estate of the said Nic. Frank, deceased this the (blank) day of September, 1881."37
When the estate of Nicholas Frank was probated, Elizabeth Katherine Raithel on September 17, 1881 renounced all rights to administration of his estate.37
Nicholas died intestate and John Adam Raithel was named administrator.37
The probate of his estate was filed, an inventory was taken on September 21, 1881. John Adam Raithel prepared the inventory. Philipp Ott and Joseph were witness appointed to aid in making the inventory.37 The inventory of the estate included:
Inventory of all the real and personal estate of Nicholas Frank,deceased, late of Cole County, Missouri, describing the property, situation and title to the real estate, the books and papers, the debts due to the deceased, the names of the debtors, the dates of the contracts, the amount of interest due, and the rate of interest thereon, and all personal property of whatever character.
Made by John a Raithel, administrator of said deceased, and Philipp Ott and Joseph Stampfli, witnesses appointed to aid in making the same.
Dated at City of Jefferson, Missouri, this 21st day of September 1881
Real estates-as follows
In-lot in the City of Jefferson number thirty four [34] beginning at ? of Main and Bolivar Streets, along Main St. westwardly 22 ft. thence eastwardly 40 ft……….
Also, personal property, goods, and chattels- as follows
13 Assorted beer glasses
6 Stein beer glasses
3 Assorted glasses
10 Pony glasses
1 Honey pitcher
Copper Tray
50 Cigars
Champagne glasses
1 Spoon holder
7 Sugar spoons
1 Glass sugar bow
12 bottles & contents of liquor
10 decanters & contents
4 Flower vases
1 Sett??? Measurers
1 Ice box
1 Clock
3 Mirrors
8 Pictures
28 Chairs
5 Bar tables
1 Counter & shelves
1 Hat rack
2 Stoves
7 Bottles champagne
20 Bottles cider
1 Lot empty whiskey jugs & wine bottles
8 Whiskey kegs
10 gallon rum punch
2 ½ gallon rum
1 gallon Hochstellar??? Bitters
1 gallon ginger brandy
2 bung augers
2 beer faucets
1 gold watch
table.37
The probate of his estate was filed, an inventory was taken on September 21, 1881. Appraisers were Joseph Stampfli, Phillip Ott, and Michael Busch.37 The inventory of the estate included:
Affidavit of Appraisers
This is to certify that Joe Stampfli, Phil Ott and Michael Busch On their oath say that they are not interested nor of kin to any person interested in the estate of Nicholas Frank, deceased, late of Cole County, Missouri, as heir or devisee, and they will, to the best of their ability, appraise the goods, chattels, and other personal property to them produced by John Adam Raithel, Jr. Administrator of said Nicholas Frank, decease
Appraisement
Appraisement of all and singular, the goods, chattels and other personal estate of Nicholas Frank, deceased, late of Cole County, Missouri, produced before the undersigned Joseph Stampfli, Phillip Ott and Michael Busch, appraisers duly qualified, this 21st day of Sept, 1881 by John A. Raithel, __ administrator of said Nicholas Frank, deceased.
Description of property
     

  Appraised value
    Dollars cents
13 Assorted beer glasses 5 .65
5 Stem beer glasses> 8 .40
10 Pony glasses   .75
23 Assorted glasses 7 1.61
1 Honey pitcher  
1 Copper ? tray   .50
50 Cigars   1.60
4 Champagne glasses 4 .40
1 Spoon holder   .10
7 Sugar spoons   .10
1 Sugar bowl   .20
12 Bottles and contents of liquor   3.50
10 Decanters and contents   2.00
4 Flower vases   1.50
1 Set ? measurers   .50
1 Ice box   5.00
1 Clock   4.00
3 Mirrors   5.00
8 Pictures   2.00
28 Chairs   8.40
5 Bar tables   5.00
1 Counter and shelving   25.00
1 Hat rack   .50
2 Stoves   7.00
7 Bottles champagne   3.50
20 Bottles cider   2.00
1 Lot empty whiskey jugs and wine bottles   5.00
8 Whiskey kegs   2.00
10 Gallon rum punch   7.50
2 ½ Gallon rum   2.50
1 Gallon ? bitters   1.99
1 Gallon ginger brandy   .10
2 Bung ?auger   .35
2 Bar faucets   2.99
1 Gold watch   10.00
  ______
Total amount of appraisement   112.51.37

     John Adam Raithel petitioned at Probate Court, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, on January 26, 1882 for permission to sell real estate included in the estate of Nicholas Frank.37 The petititon stated an in-lot in the City of Jefferson, Missouri on the plat thereof thirty-four (34) beginning at a point on the northwest corner of Main and Boliver Streets in said City and at the southeast corner of a two (2) story brick and stone basement building situated on the said lot 34, thence along Main Street westernly twenty two (22) feet, more or less to the west side of the wall of said brick building as now erected, thence northwardly with the said building so as to include the same 40 feet more or less, thence continuing northwardly in a direct line to a point distant from Bolivar street twenty two (22) feet and Main street 85 feet (in the most direct line) thence eastwardly parallel with Main Street twenty two (22) feet thence southwardly, along Boliver St. so as to include said brick building eighty feet to the place of beginning.
Also included in this petition: the debts as far as we know to your petitions are as follows
One note executed to Fred Fisher and secured by deed of trust on the within described property for one thousand dollars.
One note held by John Peter Raithel secured by a deed of trust on the same property for three hundred and fifty-one dollars.
One note held by Chas Wezler for one hundred and ninety-five and 75/100 dollars.
Geo. Wagner account said to be about two hundred dollars.
Frantz and Bros account said to be about one hundred and seventy dollars.
If this or other debts they are not known to the administrator.37
After the probate of his estate was filed, an inventory was taken on June 3, 1882; the appraisers were Joseph Stampfli, Fred Knaup and H. Burger. The property as described above was appraised at $1200.00.37
An interim settlement of his estate was filed on November 15, 1882 with Probate Court, Missouri, by the executor John Adam Raithel.37 The settlement stated "Now, at this day comes John A Raithel, administrator of the estate of Nicholas Frank deceased and present his accounts and vouchers for first settlement and asks the same to be allowed as follows, viz:
No. of voucher     debit     credit

I received no assets from the estate the
Intestate having died insolvent, except
Such property as the widow was
Entitled to under the law.

I have paid out for the estate out of my
Own funds as follows on accounts:     
No 1 Stampfli and Kayes funeral expenses          45.00
No 2 E. W. Stewart barber account          2.50
No 3 Abe Hein account for burial clothing          7.00
No 4 Lewis Triber account for labor          3.00
No 5 State journal account for printing
Funeral notices and advertising notes of adm.          4.00
No 6 Martin Oster account digging grave          3.00
No 7 City taxes for 1880          9.50
No 8 State Eclipse Advertising Notice of Sale
Of Real Estate          7.00
No 9 State Eclipse Advertising order of court
To show cause why real estate should Not be sold to pay debts.          10.00
No 10 Probate court fees          15.25
          106.25
Amt paid out by adm. Out of his own funds          106.25
John A Raithel the above name adm on his oath state that in the above settlement he has charged himself with all the moneys and personal effects belonging to the Estate of said Nicholas Frank, decesd. That have come to his hands and not heretofore accounted for, and that the various amounts of the above credits have been by him paid out as stated, according to law and the order of the Probate Court of Cole County, Missouri, and the whole amount of ready money actually received by him as such administrator since his last settlement (or appointment)



                    John A Raithel
     Subscribed and Sworn to before me,
     This 15th day of November, 1882


               F. A. Clarenbach.37
"
John Adam Raithel reported the sale of real estate included in the estate of Nicholas to the Probate Court, Missouri, on November 15, 1882. The property and conditions of sale were described as:      I DID ON Thursday the 14th day of August AD one thousand eight hundred and eighty-two between the hours of ten o'clockAM and five o'clock,pm, of that day at the front door of the court house, In the City of Jefferson in said County, and during the sitting of the Probate Court, held in and for Cole, said County, expose to sale at public auction, to the highest bidder, upon the terms mentioned in said order, the real estate above described, having first had the same duly appraised by Fred Knaup, H.Burger, and Joseph Stampfli, three disinterested householders of said county, they have been first duly sworn, as appears by the affidavit of said appraisers, and their certificate of appraisement hereby filed, marked exhibit A. And having given four weeks notice of the estate to be sold, and of the time, place and terms of sale, by advertisement published in the Dayly Eclipse a newspaper published in this state, as appears by the affidavit of ??? C J Gundelfinger the publisher thereof, herewith filed, marked Exhibit B.      And at said sale, as aforesaid, John P Raithel was the highest and best bidder for all of said Real Estate, at the price and sum of One Hundred and five ~xx dollars, and the same was stricken off to him, it being described as follows, to wit:
     In-lot in the City of Jefferson, Missouri on the plat thereof thirty-four (34) beginning at a point on the northwest corner of Main and Boliver Streets in said city and at the south east corner of a two (2) story brick and stone basement building situated on the said lot 34, thence along Main Street westernly twenty two (22) feet, more or less to the west side of the wall of said brick building as now erected, thence northwardly with the said building so as to include the ?same 40 feet more or less, thence continuing northwardly in a direct line to a point distat from ?Bolivar Street twenty two (22) feet and Main Street 85 (in the most direct line) thence eastwardly parallel with Main Street twenty two (22) feet thence southwardly, along Boliver St so as to include said brick building eighty feet to the place of beginning.
     And the said John P Raithel has fully complied with the terms of said sale except the payment of the money which he will do on the approval of the report of sale.37



On May 19, 1884, John A. Raithel, Administrator of the Estate of Nicholas Frank, filed proof with the Probate Court that he had published notice of the final settlement.
Affidavit of Publisher A. O. Shoup being duly sworn according to law, says that he is the publisher of the People's Tribune, a newspaper printed and published in the County of Cole, State aforesaid and that the notice hereto annexed was published in said paper for four weeks consecutive, as follows:
1st insertion, No. 12, Vol. 18 9TH day of March, 1884
2nd insertion, NO. 13, Vol. 18 26th day of March, 1884
3rd insertion, No. 14, Vol. 18 2nd day of April, 1884
4th insertion, No. 15, Vol. 18 9th day of April, 1884
A.     O. Shoup, publisher.37



After closing out his estate, the final settlement was filed on September 5, 1884 with Probate Court, Missouri, by the executor John Adam Raithel.37 The settlement stated "Now, at this day, comes John A Raithel Administrator of the Estate of Nicholas Frank, deceased and present is accounts and vouchers for final settlement and asks the same to be allowed - as follows, viz:
     By amt. as shown by last settlement
Paid out of his own funds and due
Him from the estate          106.25
     To amt. recd from sale of real estate     105.00
     By amt pd Edward and Davison attys.          20.00
     Amt pd Tribune Printing Company for
Notice of Final settlement          2.50
     To amt due Administrator for cash
     Paid out of his own funds          23.75
     128.75     128.75
     Amt due Administrator as above shown:           23.75
     John A Raithel, the above named Adm. On his oath state that in the above settlement he has charged himself with all the moneys and personal effects belonging to the estate of said Nikolas? Frank decd. That have come to his hands, and not heretofore accounted for, and that the various amounts of the above credits have been by him paid out as stated, according to law and the order of the Probate Court of Cole County, Missouri, and that the whole amount of ready money actually received is as above shown."37
Nicholas Frank was provided a headstone by the Government, listing him as a Private in Company E, 5th Regiment of the Missouri State Militia Cavalry. The stone was provided by Sheldon & Sons, of West Rutland, Vermont. on July 8, 1887 at Woodland Cemetery, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.16
The tombstone on Nicholas's gravesite in Woodland Cemetery was provided by the government for deceased Civil War veterans. The company making the tombstone was Sheldon & Sons, West Rutland, Vermont.16 His widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Katherine Frank, applied for a widow's pension on July 24, 1890, under the Pension Act of June 27, 1890, as the result of his service in the Civil War.15

Family

Elizabeth Katherine Raithel b. January 29, 1850, d. April 29, 1916
Children

Citations

  1. [S2728] Nicolas Frank, Birth Record.
  2. [S2732] Joseph Frank, Birth Record.
  3. [S2729] Marie Anne Frank, Birth Record.
  4. [S208] Nicholas Frank, Compiled Service Record of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served In Missouri.
  5. [S215] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Nicholas Raithel household.
  6. [S2898] Passenger list Ship George Hurlbut , arrived February 2, 1859.
  7. [S2907] Internet Site: Forrest R. Holdcamper, comp., List of American-flag Merchant Vessels that received Certificates of Enrollment or Registry at the Port of New York, 1789-1867 (Record Groups 41 and 36), National Archives Publication 68-10, Special Lists 22 (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Service, 1968), pp. 276; Carl C. Cutler, Queens of the Western Ocean; The Story of America's Mail and Passenger Sailing Lines (Annapolis: United States Naval Institute, c1961), pp. 388 396, 397, 497, and 521]. I know nothing at present of the George Hurlbut's later history or ultimate fate. Posted by Michael Palmer, March 21, 1998Immigrant Ships, Ship Descriptions from Various Internet Mailing Lists List and from Direct Submissions E-mailed to the Owner of this Web Site).
  8. [S411] Ira A. Glasier and P. William Filby, Germans To America.
  9. [S3233] U. S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, Register of vessels arriving at the Port of New York from foreign Ports 1789-1919.
  10. [S3384] Margaret H. Gentges, Osage County Missouri Immigrants and ships.
  11. [S1114] 1860 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Joe Frank household.
  12. [S2870] "Missouri Home Guard Records."
  13. [S4231] St. Francis Xavier Sesquicentennial Committee, History of St. Francis Xavier Church Taos, page 84.
  14. [S2871] Frederick H. Dyer Late 7th Connecticut Volunteers, A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, volume III, page 1341.
  15. [S3407] Elizabeth Frank Civil War Pension Application.
  16. [S2539] Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903, Ancestry.com (database online), 1879-1903.
  17. [S2871] Frederick H. Dyer Late 7th Connecticut Volunteers, A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, volume III.
  18. [S1118] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Joseph Frank household.
  19. [S4206] Joseph Frank - Ann Hoffmeyer marriage certificate.
  20. [S2653] St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, St. Francis Xavier Church Records, volume 2, marriages, November 14, 1865, reel M 36.
  21. [S3384] Margaret H. Gentges, Osage County Missouri Immigrants and ships, page 30.
  22. [S4982] Guy M. Sone and Ruth Wells Sone, Marriage Records of Cole Co. Mo. 1821-1900, Recorded Book C, Page 34.
  23. [S4205] Nick Frank - Elizabeth Raithel marriage certificate.
  24. [S4982] Guy M. Sone and Ruth Wells Sone, Marriage Records of Cole Co. Mo. 1821-1900, Recorded Book C, Page 491.
  25. [S638] Research Papers, Frank and Swillum families. Prepared by Ernie Frank Jr.
  26. [S8374] Gisgal (submitter e-mail withheld) member family tree titled "Raithel Family in Illinois Tree" uploaded February 15, 2014,(Online: The Generations Network, Incorporated, www.ancestry.com). Last accessed on February 15, 2014.
  27. [S3379] 1873 City Census, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
  28. [S2872] Nicholas Frank Tavern Deed, volume 1.
  29. [S2629] Polk and Company, Missouri State Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1876-1877, page 242 and 874.
  30. [S3344] Gary R. Kremer Heartland History, page 80-82.
  31. [S2629] Polk and Company, Missouri State Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1879.
  32. [S214] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Nick Frank household.
  33. [S2629] Polk and Company, Missouri State Gazetteer and Business Directory, Volume III, 1881, page 312.
  34. [S2912] Nicholas Frank obituary, September 14, 1881.
  35. [S4199] Joseph Frank Family Bible.
  36. [S2625] Mrs. Ross R. Geary, Woodland and City Cemetery Records.
  37. [S2910] Nicholas Frank Probate file.
  38. [S2668] St Peters Catholic Church, St Peters JC records, Baptismal Records from 1868-1882, Volume II, page 44.
  39. [S5563] Joseph Nicholas Frank Death Certificate.
  40. [S2668] St Peters Catholic Church, St Peters JC records, Baptismal Records from 1868-1882, Volume II, page 64.
  41. [S2668] St Peters Catholic Church, St Peters JC records, Baptismal Records from 1868-1882, Volume II, page 88.
  42. [S5572] Leona Frank Death Certificate.
  43. [S2668] St Peters Catholic Church, St Peters JC records, Baptismal Records from 1868-1882, Volume II, page 117.
  44. [S7187] Sr. Julius Emil Frank Death Certificate.
  45. [S2668] St Peters Catholic Church, St Peters JC records, "Baptismal Records from 1868-1882", Volume II, Page 165.

Elizabeth Katherine Raithel

F, #532, b. January 29, 1850, d. April 29, 1916
Father*John Adam Raithel1,2,3 b. November 19, 1811, d. August 21, 1908
Mother*Margaret Schödel b. October 8, 1816, d. between 1850 and 1857
ChartsNicholas Frank Descendents
Elizabeth Katherine Raithel Frank
     Elizabeth Katherine Raithel, daughter of John Adam Raithel and Margaret Schödel, was born on January 29, 1850 in Cole County, Missouri.1,3,4
Elizabeth was enumerated with her parent John Adam Raithel on the 1850 U. S. Census for Missouri. She was listed as a three-month-old white female born in Missouri. Her parents were born in Germany.3,4
Elizabeth was enumerated with her parent John Adam Raithel under the name of "Elizabeth Ridle" on the 1860 U. S. Census for Jefferson Township, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as a ten-year-old white female, born in Missouri, who had attended school during the year.5
Elizabeth Katherine Raithel

Elizabeth was enumerated with her parent John Adam Raithel under the name of "Elizabeth Raitchel" on the 1870 U. S. Census for Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as an 18-year-old white female born in Missouri. Both her parents were foreign born.6
Elizabeth married Nicholas Frank, son of Joseph Frank and Marie Anne Erny, on October 4, 1870 at Missouri. by Frederick Roetzer, Justice of the Peace.7,8,9,10,4
Based on age, Elizabeth Katherine Raithel was probably listed on the 1873 U.S. Census at Missouri, as a free white female, twenty and under thirty years old and residing with Nicholas Frank.11
Elizabeth and Nicholas Frank lived in 1880 at 702 West Main Street in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Joseph, George, Leona, Julius and Wilhelminia..12
Elizabeth was enumerated as the wife of Nicholas Frank under the name of "Elisabeth Frank" on the 1880 U. S. Census of 702 West Main Street, Missouri. She was listed as a married 30-year-old white female born in Missouri who was keeping house. Both of her parents were born in Bavaria.12 Her husband, Nicholas, died on September 12, 1881 at age 39.13,8,14
Elizabeth renounced all rights to administration of the estate of Nicholas Frank on September 17, 1881. John Adam Raithel was named in her place.15 The renunciation stated "I, Elisabeth a widow of Nic. Frank, late of City of Jefferson, Missouri, deceased, do hereby relinquish and renounce all right, claims and preference which I may have to administer upon the estate of the said Nic. Frank, deceased this the (blank) day of September, 1881."15
Elizabeth Katherine Raithel lived in 1890 309 Walnut Street, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.16,8
Elizabeth Katherine Raithel appeared as a widow in the the Special Schedule - Surviving Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines, and Widows, etc. of the 1890 U.S. Census of Missouri, her husband, Nicholas Frank, had served as a bugler in Company E of the 5th Mounted Missouri Cavalry from March 26, 1862 until April 6, 1865.16
Elizabeth applied for a widow's pension on July 24, 1890, under the Pension Act of June 27, 1890, as the result of her husband's service in the Civil War. The witnesses included Mrs. Elizabeth Katherine Frank.8 The text of the Declaration for Widow's Pension stated: State of Missouri
County of Cole
On this 24th day of July, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety, personally appeared before me, W. H. Lusk, Clerk of the Circuit Court, the same being a Court of Record within and for the county and State aforesaid Elisabeth Frank aged Forty, years a resident of the City of Jefferson County of Cole State of Missouri, who., being duly sworn according to law, declares that she is the widow of Nickolas Frank who enlisted under the name of Nickolas Frank at Jefferson City Mo, on the twenty-sixth day of March A. D. 1862, in Company "E", 5th Regiment Missouri State Malitia (MSM) and served at least ninety days in the service of the United States, in the late War of the Rebellion who was honorably discharged April 6th 1865, and died September 12th 1881. That she was married under the name of Elisabeth Raithel, to said Nickolas Frank, on the fourth day of October 1870, by Frederick Roetzer, Justice of the Peace, at Jefferson City Mo, there being no legal barrier to said marriage. That she has not re-married since the death of the said Nickolas Frank. That she is without other means of support than her daily labor. That name and dates of birth of all the children now living under sixteen years of age of the soldier are as follows:
Leona M., born June 30th, 1875
Julius E., born July 28th, 1877
Wilhelmina C, born October 29th, 1879
That she has never heretofore applied for pension. That she makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension roll of the United States under the provisions of the Act of June 27, 1890. She hereby appoints J. N. Steininger of Jefferson City her true and lawful attorney to prosecute her claim and agrees to pay him a fee of ten dollars. That her post-office address is 309 Walnut Str. Jefferson City, County of Cole, State of Missouri.
Claimant's signature Elisabeth Frank
Attest: Lawrence N. Raithel
August Kroeger

Also personally appeared Laurence N. Raithel, residing at Jefferson City, Mo. and August Kroeger, residing at Jefferson City, Mo., persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say they were present and saw Elizabeth Frank, the Claimant, sign her name to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with her for 16 years and 20 years respectively, that she is the identical person she represents herself to be; and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
Signature of witness:
Laurence N. Raithel
August Kroeger
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 24 day of July, A. D. 1890, and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, etc., were fully made known and explained to the applicat and witnesses before swearing, including the words "or make her mark" erased, and the words "blank" added; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
Signature: W. H. Lusk Clerk
Official character:(unreadable.)8
Elizabeth iled a correct extract from the Baptismal Records of St. Peter's Church at Jefferson City, Missouri, which listed the birth and Baptismal records of Elizabeth's three youngest children, compiled by J. S. Hoog, pastor., in connection with her application for a military pension based on her husband's service in the Civil War.8
Elizabeth iled a true and complete copy of the original marriage of Mr. Nick Frank and Miss Elizabeth Raithel, certified by the Circuit Court Clerk., in connection with her application for a military pension based on her husband's service in the Civil War.8
Elizabeth application for a widow's pension as the result of her husband's service in the Civil War was approved, commencing on July 28, 1890.8 The text of the pension application approval stated: No. 283407: Rate per month $8.00 commencing July 28, 1890. Additional sum of $2.00 per month for each of the following children, until arriving at the age of 16 years, commencing July 28, 1890: Leona M., Julius E., Wilhelmina C..8 Her filed an affidavit, in connection with her application for a military pension based on her husband's service in the Civil War on January 10, 1891.8 The text of the affidavit stated: State of Missouri
County of Cole
On this 10th day of January A. D. 1891 personally appeared before me Clerk of the Circuit Court, a Court of record within and for the County and State aforesaid Henry Burger and Frederick Knaup, aged 76 and 60 years respectively, residents of the City of Jefferson, County of Cole and State of Missouri, who being by me duly sworn according to law declares that they have known the late Nicholas Frank, and Elizabeth Frank all of their lives. That the said Nicholas Frank was never married previous to his marriage with Elizabeth Raithel, and Elizabeth Raithel was never married previous to her marriage with Nicholas Frank, and Elizabeth Frank has not remarried since the death of Nicholas Frank in September 1881. that the Children of the said Nicholas Frank, who were under the age of Sixteen years at the time of filing the claim are Leona M., Julius E., and WIlhelmina K. and the three are still living and are under the protection of the said Elizabeth Frank. And they further declare that they know from their personal knowledge that the said Elizabeth Frank has no other means of support than her daily labor that she is not in possession of property from which she can derive any support, the reason they know is because they have known her from her childhood up. That their Post Office address is Jefferson City in the County of Cole, State of Missouri.
Henry Burger
Fred Knaup

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 10th day of January A. D. 1891, and I hereby certify that Henry Burger and Frederick Knaup are respectable persons, and entitled to credit, and that the contents of the above declaration were fully made known and explained to them before the swearing, and I have no interest direct or indirect in the prosecution of the claim of Elizabeth Frank.
W. H. Lusk, Clerk Circuit Court.8
Elizabeth iled an affidavit, in connection with her application for a military pension based on her husband's service in the Civil War.8 The text of the affidavit stated:
State of Missouri
County of Cole
On this 12th day of January A. D., personally appeared before me, Clerk of the Circuit Court, a Court of record within and for the County and State aforesaid, Joseph Stampfli, who being duly sworn according to law, declares and says that he is in the Business of Undertaker in the City of Jefferson, in the County of Cole, and State of Missouri, and he further declares that he was well acquainted with Nicholas Frank, late of Company "E" 5th M.S.M. Cav, during his lifetime and who died on the 12th day of September 1881, and he further declares and says that he as undertaker had charge of the body of the said Nicholas Frank, and he viewed the body previous to its burial, and that it was the identical body of the said Nicholas Frank, who served as a Soldier in the late war of Rebellion, and that he was the Husband of the Claimant Elizabeth Frank, his surviving widow, and he further declare that he is well acquainted with Mrs. Elizabeth Frank, the claimant, and to his personal knowledge she has no other means of support than her own daily labor, that she is not possessed of any property from which she could derive any support. That his Post Office address is Jefferson City, Mo, that he has been acquainted with the claimant for 20 years, and he is not interested in the claim of the said Elizabeth Frank.
Jos. Stampfli

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th day of January A. D. 1891, and thereby certify that Joseph Stampfli is a respectable person, and entitled to credit, and that the contents of the above declaration were fully made known and explained to him before swearing, and that I have no interest direct or indirect in the prosecution of this claim of Mrs. Elizabeth Frank.
W. H. Lusk, Clerk
Circuit Court Cole Co MO.8

Elizabeth Katherine Raithel lived in 1900 at 220a East High Street in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Joseph and Leona. Listed as a widow..17
Elizabeth Katherine Raithel appeared on the 1900 Assessment Book of the City of Jefferson, Missouri of Missouri. The property covered was described as no holdings. The property was valued at |no amount. Nothing.18
Elizabeth Katherine Raithel lived in 1900 at 310 Jackson Street in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Joseph, Leona and Wilhelminia..19
Empty Lot at 310 Jackson Street, Jefferson City, Missouri

Elizabeth Katherine was listed in Catherine Raithel's obituary on April 12, 1900 as surviving.20
Elizabeth is a head of household, under the name of "Elizabeth Frank", on the 1900 U. S. Census of Jefferson Township, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. She was identified as a 50-year-old white female born in Missouri in January 1850. She was a widow with five children, all living and could read, write and speak English. Enumerated with her were:, her son Joseph Nicholas, her married daughter Wilhelminia Katherine "Minnie" Frank, her daughters Leona Margaretha, her son-in-law Nicholas Miller Speedy.19 Elizabeth Katherine Raithel moved between 1900 and 1903 from Jefferson City, Missouri to St. Louis, Missouri. Moving with Elizabeth were Leona Margaretha "Ottie" Frank and George Charles Frank. This move by Elizabeth was necessitated by Ottie's being hired in St. Louis.2122
Elizabeth Katherine Raithel Frank
22
Elizabeth Katherine Raithel Frank
Reverse

Elizabeth Katherine lived in 1903 at 2746a Rutger in St. Louis, Missouri, residing with her were, her children George and Leona; listed as "widow of Nicholas."23
In telephone conversation with Georgia Mae Ferguson on April 1, 2000: she stated that Elizabeth and Ottie living at this time in St. Louis, were visited almost every weekend by Joseph Frank, who came down on the train.24
Elizabeth Katherine Raithel lived between 1904 and 1908 at 2614 Geyer Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children George and Leona. Listed as "widow of Nicholas".25,26,27,28,29,8 ; Elizabeth Raithel Frank Residence
2614 Geyer, St. Louis
(Building on Left)
Elizabeth Raithel Frank Residence
2614 Geyer, St. Louis
(Building on Left)

She is included in a photo taken circa 1904. She is second from the left in the front row in the photo. Also included in the photo: Wilhelminia Katherine "Minnie" Frank, Nicholas Miller Speedy, George Charles Frank, Calvin N. Speedy, Leona Margaretha "Ottie" Frank, Julius Emil Frank Sr. and Joseph Nicholas Frank.22
Elizabeth Raithel Frank Family

She is included in a photo taken circa 1907. She is on the top in the photo. Also included in the photo: Ruth Leona Speedy and Calvin N. Speedy.
Elizabeth Frank, Ruth and Calvin Speedy

Elizabeth applied for a widow's pension on April 28, 1908, under the Pension Act of April 19, 1908, as the result of her husband's service in the Civil War. The witnesses included Elizabeth Katherine Raithel.8 The text of Declaration for Widow's Pension Act of April 19, 1908 stated:
State of Missouri
City of St. Louis
On this 28th day of April A. D. 1908, personally appeared before me, a Notary Public within and for the City and State aforesaid, Elizabeth Frank aged 58 years, a resident of No. 2614 Geyer Ave. City of St. Louis, State of Missouri, who, being duly sworn according to law, makes the following declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension roll of the United States under the provisions of the Act of April 19, 1908. That she is the widow of Nicholas Frank, who was a Private Co. "E" 5th Reg't Mo State Militia Vol Cav and served at least ninety days during the War of the Rebellion, in the service of the United States and was honorably discharged, and who died at Jefferson City, Cole Co. Mo. on the 12th day of September 1881. That she was married under the name of Elizabeth Raithel to said soldier at Jefferson City, Cole CO. MO., on the 4th day of Oct 1870, by Squire Ruttger, that there was no legal barried to the marriage; that she had not been previously married; that the soldier had not been previously married. That she has not remarried since the death of said soldier. That she is now receiving a pension of $8.00 per month, from the United States, under pension Certificate No. 283407 that she is duly enrolled at the Topeka Kansas Agency, and that her Post Office address is NO. 2414 Geyer Ave., St. Louis, Mo.

Claimant's signature
Elizabeth Frank

Also personally appeared Tillie Heinrichs, residing at No. 716 Carpenter Place, City of St. Louis, Mo., and Kate Heinrichs residing at 716 Carpenter Place, City of St. Louis, MO., persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say that they were present and saw Elizabeth Frank, the Claimant, sign her name, to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of the claimant and their acquaintance with her of 15 years and 30 years, respectively, that she is the identical person she represents herself to be; and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.

Tillie Heinrichs
Kate Heinrichs

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 28th day of April A. D. 1908, and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, etc., were fully made known and explained to the applicant and witnesses before swearing and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
My term expires December 1, 1909
Aug G. Nahm Notary Public, City of St. Louis, Mo.8
Elizabeth Katherine was listed in John Adam Raithel's obituary on August 22, 1908 as surviving.30,31
Elizabeth Katherine Raithel lived in 1909 at 2614 Geyer Avenue in Missouri. Residing with them were, their children George. Listed as "widow of Nicholas".32
Elizabeth Katherine Raithel lived in 1910 at South Jefferson Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Leona..33,422
Elizabeth Katherine Raithel Frank

Elizabeth is a head of household, under the name of "Elisabeth Frank", on the 1910 U. S. Census of Missouri. She was identified as a 60-year-old widowed white female born in Missouri. Both of her parents were born in Germany. She had five children, all still living. As an occupation she listed as "own income". Enumerated with her was her daughter Leona Margaretha.33,4
Elizabeth Katherine Raithel lived in 1911 2232a South Jefferson Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri, listed as "widow of Nicholas."34
Elizabeth Katherine Raithel lived in 1912 at 2232a South Jefferson Avenue in Missouri. Residing with them were, their children George and Leona. Listed as "widow of Nicholas".35
Elizabeth Katherine Raithel lived in 1914 at 3614 Shenandoah Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Leona and George. Listed as "widow of Nicholas".36
Elizabeth Katherine Raithel lived between 1915 and 1916 at 3614 Shenandoah Avenue in Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Leona. Listed as "widow of Nicholas".37,38
Elizabeth died on April 29, 1916 at St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, at age 66, Joseph Nicholas Frank was the informant on her death certificate.1,39,8,40,14,41,4 Her cause of death was gall stones complicated by carcinoma of gall bladder and liver. According to Dr. W.A. Clark on her death certificate, the cause of death was abscess of the liver.1,8
Her obituary was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspaper on April 30, 1916.39 Her obituary stated:
On Saturday, April 29, 1916, at 2 p.m. at St. Mary's Hospital, Jefferson City, Mo., Mrs. E. Frank, aged 66 years, formerly of 3614 Shenandoah Avenue, mother of Leona, Julius, George and Joseph Frank and Mrs. Nick Speedy. Funeral Monday, May 1, from residence of N. M. Speedy, 1201 West Main Street, Jefferson City, Mo.
39

Her funeral service was held on May 1, 1916 at 1201 West Main Street, Jefferson City, Missouri, at the home of Nick Speedy the service was performed by Reverend Paul Stoerker.40,42,39 Elizabeth Katherine Raithel was buried on May 1, 1916 in Woodland Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, in Row 1A, Lot 133. Inscription reads "Mother, Elizabeth K. Frank, Jan. 29, 1850, April 29, 1916."43,8,1
Elizabeth Raithel Frank Tombstone
Elizabeth and Nicholas Frank

A letter from the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions states that Elizabeth Frank's pension, certificate 283407, has been dropped from the roll because of her death. Another letter, this addressed to the Chief, Finance Division states that Elizabeth Frank's pension check dated May 4, 1916, has been returned by the Post Office because of her death. Said check has been canceled.8
George C. Frank applied for Reimbursement from her pension to pay for the last sickness and burial of Elizabeth Frank.8
The text of the Application for Reimbursement stated: State of Missouri
County of Cole
On this 3rd day of July, A. D. on thousand nine hundred and sixteen, personally appeared before me, a Notary Public within and for the County and State aforesaid, George C. Frank, aged (blank) years, a resident of Jefferson City, County of Cole, State of Missouri, who. being duly sworn according to law, makes the following declaration in order to obtain reimbursement from the accrued pension for expenses paid (or obligation incurred) in the last sickness and burial of Elizabeth Frank, who was a pensioner of the United States by certificate No. 283407, on account of the service of Nickolas Frank in Co. E, 5th Regiment of Mo State Militia Vol. Cav.. That pension was last paid to February, 1916.
That the answers to questions propounded below are full, complete, and truthful to the best of my knowledge, information, and belief, and that no evidence necessary to a proper adjustment of all claims against the accrued pension is suppressed or withheld.
1. What was the full name of the deceased pensioner? Elizabeth Frank
2. In what capacity was decendent pensioned? Widow
3. If decedent was pensioned as an invalid soldier or sailor--
(a) Was he ever married? blank
(b) How many times, and to whom? blank
(c) If married, did his wife survive him? blank
(d) If so, is she still living? blank
(e) If not living, give full names and dates of death of all wives blank
(f) Was he ever divorced? blank
(g) If so, is the divorced wife still living? blank
(h) If not living, give her full name and the date of her death blank
4. Did pensioner leave a child under 16 years of age? No
5. Is any such child still living? No
6. Were any sick or death benefits paid on pensioner's account? If so, give name of society and amount paid: except as stated.
7. Was there insurance ( life, accident, or health) in force on life of pensioner at time of death? Yes
8. If so, give the name of each company in which a policy was carried and the amount in which each policy was written: The Prudential Insurance Co. of America $153.72
9. Who was the beneficiary named in each policy? Her children
10. What was the relation of each beneficiary to the pensioner? Daughters and Sons
11. Were the premiums paid by the deceased pensioner? Yes
12. If not paid by the deceased pensioner, state the amount of premiums paid by each person who made payment on that account blank
13. Is there an executor or administrator, or will application be made for appointment of any person as administrator? None
14. Did the deceased pensioner leave any money, real estate, or personal property? $75.00 Household goods
15. If so, state the character and value of all such property blank
16. What was the assessed value (last assessment) of real estate ? None
17. How was the pensioner's property disposed of? blank
18. Did pensioner leave an unindorsed pension check? None (except the one May 4-16)
19. What was your relation to the deceased pensioner? Son
20. Are you married? No
21. What was the cause of pensioner's death? Gallstones
22. When did the pensioner's last sickness begin? March 21-1916
23. From what date did the pensioner become so ill as to require the regular and daily attendance of another person constantly until death? March 21-1916
24. Give the name and post-office address of each physician who attended the pensioner during last sickness Dr. W. A. Clark, Jefferson City Mo Trust Co. Bldg, Dr. Willard Bartlett, Grand & Olive St. Louis Mo.
25. State the names of the persons by whom the pensioner was nursed during the last sickness Sister Germain, St. Mary's Hospital, Miss Esther Slanker
26. Where did the pensioner live during the last sickness? 1201 W. Main St. and St. Mary's Hospital
27. Where did the pensioner die? St. Mary's Hospital
28. When did the pensioner die? April 29-1916
29. Where was the pensioner buried? Woodlawn Cemetary, Jefferson City Mo.
30. Has there been paid, or will application be made for payment to you or any other person, any part of the expenses of the pensioner's last sickness and burial by any State, County, or municipal corporation? No
31.State below the expenses of the pensioner's last sickness and burial. Write the word none where no charge is made in case of any item of expense noted. ( Each charge entered below should be supported by an itemized bill of the person who rendered the service or furnished any supplies for which reimbursement is demanded, and should show, over his signature, by whom paid, or who is held responsible for payment, and contain the name of the pensioner for whom the expense was incurred or service rendered.)
Dr. Willard Bartlett     Physician     Paid     $200.00
Dr. W. A. Clark     Physician     unpaid     $38.50
     Medicine     None
St. Mary's Hospital     Nursing and Care     Paid     $53.28
Esther Slanker     Nursing and Care     Paid     $43.75
Walther Wymore     Undertaker     unpaid     $208.75
     Total     $544.28
32. Is the above a complete list of all the expenses of the last sickness and burial of the deceased pensioner? Yes

That my post-office address is No. 1201, on West Main street, town or city of Jefferson City, County of Cole, State of Missouri
Claimant's signature in full: George C. Frank

Also appeared Nick M. Speedy and Fred N. Raithel who, being duly sworn, say that they saw George C. Frank, the claimant, sign his name to this application; that they know the claimant herein and that their answers to the following questions are true:
1. Did pension (if a soldier or sailor) leave a widow or a minor child under age of sixteen years surviving? blank
2. When did the pensioner die? April 29, 1916
3. Did pensioner leave any property? If so, state its character and value Household goods as listed before, in value of $75.00
4. We knew pensioner 30 years. We believe above statements to be true because we were personally acquainted with pensioner.
Name Nick M. Speedy
P. O. Address Jefferson City Mo
Name Fred N. Raithel
P. O. Address Jefferson City Mo
Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 3rd day of July A. D. 1916; and I certify that the contents of the foregoing application were fully made known and explained to the claimant and witnesses before swearing, that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim, and I further certify that the reputation for credibility of the witness whose signatures appear above is excellent.
Signature August Bauer
Official character Notary Public

Statement of Attending Physicians
Give date of the pensioner's death April 29th 1916
Give date of commencement of pensioner's last sickness March 16 1916
From what date did the pensioner require the regular and daily attendance of another person constantly until death? March 21st 1916
During what period did you attend the pensioner? From Mar. 16 1916 to April 29, 1916
State nature of disease from which pensioner died Gall stones complicated by Carcinoma of gall bladder and liver
Give name of each person who rendered service as nurse, and who has made or will make a charge for such service Miss Esther Slanker
Give name of any other physician who attended the pensioner in last sickness Willard Bartlett, St Louis
Does your bill include a charge for all medicine furnished the pensioner during last sickness? No
Has your bill been paid; if so, by whom? No
Mention any other facts within your knowledge which in your opinion would be helpful in adjusting this claim for reimbursement: blank

I certify that the foregoing statement is correct
June 10, 1916 W. A. Clark attending physician
June 17, 1916 Willard Bartlett attending physician.8

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1850Cole County, MissouriJohn Adam Raithel3,4
1860Jefferson Township, Cole County, MissouriJohn Adam Raithel5
1870Jefferson City, Cole County, MissouriJohn Adam Raithel6
1873MissouriNicholas Frank11
1880702 West Main Street, Jefferson City, Cole County, MissouriNicholas Frank12
1890MissouriElizabeth Katherine Raithel16
1900Jefferson Township, Jefferson City, Cole County, MissouriElizabeth Katherine Raithel19
1910St. Louis, MissouriElizabeth Katherine Raithel33,4

Family

Nicholas Frank b. March 15, 1842, d. September 12, 1881
Children

Citations

  1. [S4622] Elizabeth Frank Death Certificate.
  2. [S6120] Teresa Osborn e-mail to Linda Ann Frank Berg, March 2, 2008.
  3. [S254] 1850 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John A. Raithel household.
  4. [S8374] Gisgal (submitter e-mail withheld) member family tree titled "Raithel Family in Illinois Tree" uploaded February 15, 2014,(Online: The Generations Network, Incorporated, www.ancestry.com). Last accessed on February 15, 2014.
  5. [S1116] 1860 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John A. Ridle household.
  6. [S255] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John A. Raitchel household.
  7. [S4205] Nick Frank - Elizabeth Raithel marriage certificate.
  8. [S3407] Elizabeth Frank Civil War Pension Application.
  9. [S4982] Guy M. Sone and Ruth Wells Sone, Marriage Records of Cole Co. Mo. 1821-1900, Recorded Book C, Page 491.
  10. [S638] Research Papers, Frank and Swillum families. Prepared by Ernie Frank Jr.
  11. [S3379] 1873 City Census, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
  12. [S214] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Nick Frank household.
  13. [S2912] Nicholas Frank obituary, September 14, 1881.
  14. [S4199] Joseph Frank Family Bible.
  15. [S2910] Nicholas Frank Probate file.
  16. [S207] 1890 U.S. Federal Census (Special Schedule of the Eleventh Census numerating Surviving Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines and Widows, Etc), Elizabeth Frank entry.
  17. [S216] 1900 Jefferson City Directory.
  18. [S6614] City Tax Based on the Ownership of Property, Jefferson City, Missouri.
  19. [S385] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Elizabeth Frank household.
  20. [S8405] Independence Bulletin-Journal "issue of April 12, 1900."
  21. [S3371] Interview, Georgia Mae Frank Ferguson, Visit on April 7, 2010, at Georgia's home on Chamberlain Avenue in University City, Missouri. Also in attendance was Mark Ferguson, Georgia's youngest son.
  22. [S6754] Mills and Jane Addison, "Thanks for the Memories."
  23. [S200] 1903 St. Louis City Directory, page 639-640.
  24. [S3371] Interview, Georgia Mae Frank Ferguson.
  25. [S451] 1904 St. Louis City Directory, page 696-697.
  26. [S198] 1905 St. Louis City Directory.
  27. [S2713] 1906 St. Louis City Directory.
  28. [S505] 1907 St. Louis City Directory.
  29. [S470] 1908 St. Louis City Directory.
  30. [S2651] Jefferson City Daily Tribune Newspaper "issue of August 22, 1908, page 4, column 1."
  31. [S6708] Cole County Democrat "issue of 1908."
  32. [S2714] 1909 St. Louis City Directory, page 772.
  33. [S1120] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Elizabeth R. Frank household.
  34. [S506] 1911 St. Louis City Directory.
  35. [S466] 1912 St. Louis City Directory, pages 727-728.
  36. [S201] 1914 St. Louis City Directory, page 750.
  37. [S507] 1915 St. Louis City Directory, pages 734-735.
  38. [S193] 1916 St. Louis City Directory.
  39. [S3186] Elizabeth Frank Obituary, April 30, 1916.
  40. [S217] Elizabeth K. Frank Obituary, May 1, 1916.
  41. [S4831] Joanne Scobee Morgan (e-mail address), "St Margaret Catholic Church Cemetery Osage Bend, Missouri," Cole County, Missouri, Online posting dated November 26, 2000.
  42. [S3159] Elizabeth Frank Obituary.
  43. [S2625] Mrs. Ross R. Geary, Woodland and City Cemetery Records.
  44. [S2668] St Peters Catholic Church, St Peters JC records, Baptismal Records from 1868-1882, Volume II, page 44.
  45. [S5563] Joseph Nicholas Frank Death Certificate.
  46. [S2668] St Peters Catholic Church, St Peters JC records, Baptismal Records from 1868-1882, Volume II, page 64.
  47. [S2668] St Peters Catholic Church, St Peters JC records, Baptismal Records from 1868-1882, Volume II, page 88.
  48. [S5572] Leona Frank Death Certificate.
  49. [S2668] St Peters Catholic Church, St Peters JC records, Baptismal Records from 1868-1882, Volume II, page 117.
  50. [S7187] Sr. Julius Emil Frank Death Certificate.
  51. [S2668] St Peters Catholic Church, St Peters JC records, "Baptismal Records from 1868-1882", Volume II, Page 165.

Maria Magdalena Catharina "Lena" Mertens

F, #533, b. April 18, 1860, d. March 24, 1932
Father*Johann H. "John" Mertens1,2 b. December 2, 1837, d. July 14, 1909
Mother*Maria Christina "Mary" Scheulen2 b. September 4, 1840, d. June 10, 1904
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     Her nickname was "Lena."3 Maria Magdalena Catharina "Lena" Mertens, daughter of Johann H. "John" Mertens and Maria Christina "Mary" Scheulen, was born on April 18, 1860 in Jackson Township, Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.4,2,3 Conflicting evidence placed her birth at about 1856 according to her death certificate.1 She was baptized on May 6, 1860 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.2,3
Maria was enumerated with her parent Johann H. "John" Mertens under the name of "Ellen Martin" on the 1870 U. S. Census for Jackson Township, Linnwood, Osage County, Missouri. She was listed as a ten-year-old white female, born in Missouri. Her mother was foreign born.5
She was enumerated as the daughter of Johann H. "John" Mertens on the 1876 Missouri state census in Osage County as Helene Mertens, a white female, between the ages of 10-18 years. She is able to read and write..6,7
Maria married Martin Dauer in 1880 at St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri.1,2,3
Maria was enumerated as the daughter of Johann H. "John" Mertens under the name of "Magdalinel Martens" on the 1880 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as a 20-year-old single white female, born in Missouri, as was her father. Her mother was born in Prussia.8 Maria Magdalena Catharina "Lena" Mertens was ill with Lena suffered from severe rheumatism in later life. circa 1900.9
On May 4, 1910 Maria Magdalena Catharina "Lena" Mertens farmed at Luystown & St. Aubert Road Benton Township in Osage County, Missouri.10
Maria is a head of household, under the name of "Lena K. Dauer", on the 1910 U. S. Census of Luystown & St. Aubert Road Benton Township, Missouri. She was identified as a 50-year-old white widowed female, born in Missouri as was her father. Her mother was born in Germany. She has borne ten children, six of whom are living. She is able to read, write, and speak English and rents her farm, which is numbered 125 on the farm enumeration.. Enumerated with her were:, her sons John Martin and Martin Leo, her daughter Katie.10
Maria was enumerated as the sister of Theodore F. Mertens under the name of "Lena Dauer" on the 1930 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Osage Bluff, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as a 70-year-old white widowed female. She has not attended school, and is able to read, write, and speak English. Both she and her parents are listed as being born in Missouri. She had no occupation listed.11,12
Maria died on March 24, 1932 at 1417 South 12th Street in St. Louis, Missouri, at age 71 The informant on the death certificate was John Strauss of the same address..1,3,13 Her cause of death was Chronic Myocarditis.1
Mrs. Maria Magdalena Catharina Dauer according to St. Louis
Archdiocesan Cemeteries Web, in Lot 0046, Section 015A, and according to Find-A- Grave website. on March 26, 1932 at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Affton, St. Louis County, Missouri.14,13 She was buried on March 26, 1932 in New Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri.1

Family

Martin Dauer d. before 1930
Children

Citations

  1. [S6489] Magdelan Dauer Death Certificate.
  2. [S3385] Margaret H. Gentges, Osage Co. Mo. Births/Baptisms, page 72.
  3. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 9.
  4. [S6490] Martin L. Dauer Death Certificate.
  5. [S6471] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John Martin household.
  6. [S6589] 1876 Census, Osage County, Missouri, "1876 State Census of Osage County, Missouri" Compilation transcribed by Patricia Theede Sulzer & Lucille Adams Smith, copyright 1995.
  7. [S9018] Kleine Volksblatt Westphalia Historical Society Newsletter.
  8. [S6472] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John Martens household.
  9. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 10.
  10. [S6487] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Lena K. Dauer household.
  11. [S2402] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Theodore Mertens household.
  12. [S6437] Felix Mertens Death Certificate.
  13. [S556] Internet Site: Find-A-Grave Web Site).
  14. [S2220] Internet Site: The Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of St. Louis Web Site).
  15. [S6488] Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.

John (s/ John & Mary) Mertens1

M, #534, b. May, 1863
Father*Johann H. "John" Mertens b. December 2, 1837, d. July 14, 1909
Mother*Maria Christina "Mary" Scheulen b. September 4, 1840, d. June 10, 1904
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     John (s/ John & Mary) Mertens, son of Johann H. "John" Mertens and Maria Christina "Mary" Scheulen, was born in May, 1863 in Missouri.2
He was enumerated with his parent Johann H. "John" Mertens under the name of "Joseph Martin" on the 1870 U. S. Census for Jackson Township, Linnwood, Osage County, Missouri. He was listed as a nine-year-old white male, born in Missouri. His mother was foreign born.3
John was enumerated as the son of Johann H. "John" Mertens under the name of "John/Joseph Martens" on the 1880 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Cole County, Missouri. He was listed as an 18-year-old single white male, born in Missouri, as was his father. His mother was born in Prussia.4
John (s/ John & Mary) Mertens lived before 1885 Linn, Osage County, Missouri.5 He and Gertrude Angenendt obtained a marriage license on August 31, 1885 at Osage County, Missouri, Mr. T. Angenett, the father of said Gertrude Angenett has given his assent to said marriage.5
John married Gertrude Angenendt, daughter of Theodore Angenendt and Sabilia C. (?) Iven, on September 1, 1885 at Missouri. The ceremony was conducted by A. Averbeck, S. J., clergyman of the Roman Catholic Church.6,2,5
John (s/ John & Mary) was a blacksmith who owned his own shop. between 1887 and 1920.6,2,7,8
John is a head of household on the 1900 U. S. Census of Jim Henry Township, Miller County, Missouri. He was identified as a 37-year-old white male, married for 14 years. He was born in Missouri, while his parents were born in Germany. He is able to read, write, and speak English and owns his home with a mortgage.. Enumerated with him were: his wife Gertrude, his sons Stephen P., O. L. and Freddie J., his daughter Emma K.2
John is a head of household on the 1910 U. S. Census of Jim Henry Township, Missouri. He was identified as a 49-year-old white male, married for the last 24 years. He was born in Missouri, his father in Germany and his mother in Holland. He is able to read, write, and speak English and owns his home with a mortgage.. Enumerated with him were: his wife Gertrude, his son Freddie J., his daughters Emma K. and Alma M.7
John is a head of household on the 1920 U. S. Census of Jim Henry Township, Missouri. He was identified as a 56-year-old white single male, born in Missouri, while his parents were born in Germany.. Enumerated with him were.8
John was enumerated on the 1930 U.S. Census of Jim Henry Township, Missouri, where he was listed as. He was a farm hand residing in the household of (no known relationship.)9

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1870Jackson Township, Linnwood, Osage County, MissouriJohann H. "John" Mertens3
1880Osage Township, Cole County, MissouriJohann H. "John" Mertens4
1900Jim Henry Township, Miller County, MissouriJohn (s/ John & Mary) Mertens2
1910Jim Henry Township, MissouriJohn (s/ John & Mary) Mertens7
1920Jim Henry Township, MissouriJohn (s/ John & Mary) Mertens8
1930Jim Henry Township, MissouriJohn (s/ John & Mary) Mertens9

Family

Gertrude Angenendt b. April, 1870
Children

Citations

  1. [S1859] RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project.
  2. [S6878] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John Mertens household.
  3. [S6471] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John Martin household.
  4. [S6472] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John Martens household.
  5. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  6. [S6344] Missouri Birth Records, 1851-1910, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  7. [S6879] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John Mertens household.
  8. [S6880] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John Mertens household.
  9. [S6882] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John Mertens household.
  10. [S6914] Peter Stephan Mertens Death Certificate.

Anna Elizabeth Mertens

F, #535, b. April 8, 1874, d. September 1, 1874
Father*Johann H. "John" Mertens1 b. December 2, 1837, d. July 14, 1909
Mother*Maria Christina "Mary" Scheulen1 b. September 4, 1840, d. June 10, 1904
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     Anna Elizabeth Mertens, daughter of Johann H. "John" Mertens and Maria Christina "Mary" Scheulen, was born on April 8, 1874 in Henry Joseph Mertens farm, Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.1 She was baptized on April 28, 1874 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.1,2
Anna died on September 1, 1874 at Henry Joseph Mertens farm in Missouri.2 She was buried on September 2, 1874 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.2

Citations

  1. [S3385] Margaret H. Gentges, Osage Co. Mo. Births/Baptisms, page 71.
  2. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 10.

William Joseph Mertens

M, #536, b. October 30, 1861
Father*Johann H. "John" Mertens1 b. December 2, 1837, d. July 14, 1909
Mother*Maria Christina "Mary" Scheulen1 b. September 4, 1840, d. June 10, 1904
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     William Joseph Mertens was also known as Wilhelm Joseph Mertens.1 William Joseph Mertens, son of Johann H. "John" Mertens and Maria Christina "Mary" Scheulen, was born on October 30, 1861 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.1,2 Conflicting evidence placed his birth in St. Thomas, Missouri, according to his son, John Henry's, death certificate.3 He was baptized on November 28, 1861 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri, the sponsors included Henry Joseph Mertens and Anna Maria Scheulen the sponsors were Henry Mertens and Anna Scheulen.1,2
He was enumerated as the son of Johann H. "John" Mertens on the 1876 Missouri state census in Osage County as Joseph Mertens, a white male, between the ages of 10-18 years. He is able to read and write..4,5
William married Mary M. Schnieders in June, 1886 at Missouri.2

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1876Osage County, MissouriJohann H. "John" Mertens4,5

Family

Mary M. Schnieders
Child

Citations

  1. [S3385] Margaret H. Gentges, Osage Co. Mo. Births/Baptisms, page 72.
  2. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 9.
  3. [S6887] John Henry Mertens Death Certificate.
  4. [S6589] 1876 Census, Osage County, Missouri, "1876 State Census of Osage County, Missouri" Compilation transcribed by Patricia Theede Sulzer & Lucille Adams Smith, copyright 1995.
  5. [S9018] Kleine Volksblatt Westphalia Historical Society Newsletter.

Anna Marie Christine Mertens

F, #537, b. December 6, 1863, d. July 25, 1906
Father*Johann H. "John" Mertens1 b. December 2, 1837, d. July 14, 1909
Mother*Maria Christina "Mary" Scheulen1 b. September 4, 1840, d. June 10, 1904
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     Anna Marie Christine Mertens was also known as Twehous. She was normally known as Christine.2 Conflicting evidence placed her birth on April 18th, 1860, according to the St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery Records.3,4 Anna Marie Christine Mertens, daughter of Johann H. "John" Mertens and Maria Christina "Mary" Scheulen, was born on December 6, 1863 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.1,2 She was baptized on January 16, 1864 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri, the sponsors included Christina Kluner Her godparent were Francis Otto and Christina Mertens..1,2
Anna was enumerated with her parent Johann H. "John" Mertens under the name of "Anna Martin" on the 1870 U. S. Census for Jackson Township, Linnwood, Osage County, Missouri. She was listed as a four-year-old white female, born in Missouri. Her mother was foreign born.5
She was enumerated as the daughter of Johann H. "John" Mertens on the 1876 Missouri state census in Osage County as Christine Mertens, a white female, between the ages of 10-18 years. She is able to read and write..6,7
Anna was enumerated as the daughter of Johann H. "John" Mertens under the name of "Christine Martens" on the 1880 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as a 16-year-old single white female, born in Missouri, as was her father. Her mother was born in Prussia.8
Anna Marie Christine Mertens lived before 1890 St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri.9 She and Francis Twehaus obtained a marriage license on January 24, 1890 at Cole County, Missouri.9
Anna married Francis Twehaus, son of Herman Twehaus and Anna M. Schneider, on February 12, 1890 at Missouri. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. C. Ernst. a priest of the Roman Catholic Church.10,2,11,12
Anna was enumerated as the wife of Francis Twehaus under the name of "Christine M. Fauehous" on the 1900 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Missouri. She was listed as a 38-year-old white female, born in Missouri, as was her father. Her mother was born in Germany. She has borne five children, four of whom are living.13
Anna died on July 25, 1906 at age 42.14 She was buried circa July 27, 1906 in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.144
Anna Mertens Twehaus Tombstone

Anna Marie Christine was listed in Matilda Magdalena Twehaus's obituary on July 25, 1941 as surviving.15

Family

Francis Twehaus b. February 9, 1861, d. March 20, 1930
Children

Citations

  1. [S3385] Margaret H. Gentges, Osage Co. Mo. Births/Baptisms, page 71.
  2. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 10.
  3. [S6926] St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery Tombstone Reading.
  4. [S552] Tombstone photo, taken by Linda Berg, 2013.
  5. [S6471] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John Martin household.
  6. [S6589] 1876 Census, Osage County, Missouri, "1876 State Census of Osage County, Missouri" Compilation transcribed by Patricia Theede Sulzer & Lucille Adams Smith, copyright 1995.
  7. [S9018] Kleine Volksblatt Westphalia Historical Society Newsletter.
  8. [S6472] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John Martens household.
  9. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  10. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007, book 2, page 137.
  11. [S7133] Frank Twehous Death Certificate.
  12. [S556] Internet Site: Find-A-Grave Web Site).
  13. [S7146] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Frank Fauehous household.
  14. [S4960] St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Burial Listing.
  15. [S6447] Jefferson City Post-Tribune "issue of July 25, 1941."
  16. [S7111] Jefferon City Daily Capital News "issue of January 4, 1967."
  17. [S7148] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Henry Tweeham household.

Anna Maria Gertrude "Gertie" Mertens

F, #538, b. July 15, 1881, d. April 3, 1963
Father*Johann H. "John" Mertens1 b. December 2, 1837, d. July 14, 1909
Mother*Maria Christina "Mary" Scheulen b. September 4, 1840, d. June 10, 1904
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     Conflicting evidence placed her birth as being on July 15, 1882, according to her funeral card; or July 15, 1880, according to her death certificate.2,1 Her nickname was "Gertie." She was baptized circa 1881 Her godparents were Benedict Groner and Maria Catherina Herx.. Anna Maria Gertrude "Gertie" Mertens, daughter of Johann H. "John" Mertens and Maria Christina "Mary" Scheulen, was born on July 15, 1881 in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri.3,4
Anna was enumerated as the daughter of Maria Christina "Mary" Scheulen under the name of "Annie M. Mertens" on the 1900 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as an 18-year-old single white female, born in Missouri, as was her father. Her mother was born in Germany. She is able to read, write, and speak English.3
Anna Maria Gertrude "Gertie" Mertens lived after 1912 Folk, Osage County, Missouri.5
Anna married Benjamin Krummen, son of Herman Bernard Krummen and Euphemia Elisabeth Wolken, in October, 1912 at Missouri.5,6,1
Anna was enumerated as the wife of Benjamin Krummen under the name of "Getrude Krumman" on the 1930 U. S. Census of Taylor Street, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as a 49-year-old white female, married since the age of 31 years. She was born in Missouri, while her parents were born in Germany. She is able to read, write, and speak English.7
Anna and Benjamin Krummen lived before 1934. Residing with them were, their child, Rosalin..4
Anna Maria Gertrude was listed in Rosalin Krummen's obituary on October 8, 1934 as surviving.8
Anna and Benjamin Krummen lived before 1935 in Missouri. Residing with them were..6
During our childhood, we, the Charles Frank Family, frequently went by "Aunt Gertie's" home and picked her up in the family car to take her to Church with us.9
She is included in a photo taken 1955. She is on the right in the photo. Also included in the photo: Theresia Mertens and Peter Paul Otto Mertens.
Paul, Gertrude and Theresia Mertens

Anna Maria Gertrude was listed in Peter Paul Otto Mertens's obituary on May 24, 1962 as surviving.10
Anna Maria Gertrude "Gertie" Mertens lived before April 3, 1963 204 Chestnut Street, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.1
Anna died on April 3, 1963 at St. Marys Hospital in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, at age 81 Name on death certificate is written as " Gertrude Anna Krummen". Her mother is listed as "unknown"..2,11 Her cause of death was Hemiplegia and generalized arteriosclerosis.1 She was buried on April 6, 1963 in St. Anthony of Padua Cemetery in Folk, Osage County, Missouri.5,2,11

Family

Benjamin Krummen b. September 23, 1867, d. January 11, 1935
Children

Citations

  1. [S9052] Gertrude Anna Krummen Death Certificate.
  2. [S6828] Funeral Card for Gertrude Anna Krummen.
  3. [S6693] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Christine M. Mertens household.
  4. [S6846] Rosalin Krummen Death Certificate.
  5. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 11.
  6. [S6847] Benjamin Krummen Death Certificate.
  7. [S6860] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Ben Krumman household.
  8. [S6447] Jefferson City Post-Tribune "issue of October 8, 1934."
  9. [S2582] Personal knowledge of compiler, Linda Frank Berg.
  10. [S6447] Jefferson City Post-Tribune "issue of May 24, 1962."
  11. [S9052] Gertrude Anna Krummen Death Certificate, The informant on her death certificate is Mrs. Thomas Mason of St. Louis, Missouri.

James Knapp1

M, #539, b. 1627
Father*William Knapp1 b. January 1, 1579, d. August 30, 1659
Mother*Judith Tue
     James Knapp, son of William Knapp and Judith Tue, was born in 1627.2
James married Elizabeth Warren.2
James Knapp adm. freeman, read, took oath of fidelity in 1652.2
He was one of the original proprietors of Graton; was a Sergeant and was one of the four men to whom a grant was made to encourage the building of a mill in Groton.3

Family

Elizabeth Warren
Children

Citations

  1. [S1198] Henry Bond M. D., Genealogies of the Families and Descendantes of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, page 327.
  2. [S1198] Henry Bond M. D., Genealogies of the Families and Descendantes of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, page 328.
  3. [S1199] Henry Bond M. D., Genealogies of the Families and Descendantes of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts Vol II, page 816.

Maria Margaret "Mary" Mertens1

F, #540, b. October 30, 1869, d. January 19, 1953
Father*Johann H. "John" Mertens2,3 b. December 2, 1837, d. July 14, 1909
Mother*Maria Christina "Mary" Scheulen2,3 b. September 4, 1840, d. June 10, 1904
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     Her nickname was "Mary." Maria Margaret "Mary" Mertens, daughter of Johann H. "John" Mertens and Maria Christina "Mary" Scheulen, was born on October 30, 1869 in Henry Joseph Mertens farm, Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.2,3,1,4 Conflicting evidence placed her birth in 1867 according to the cemetery records or or October 20, 1869 according to her death certificate.5,2 She was baptized on December 1, 1869 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri, Her godparents were John Henry Shepers and Maria Luckenhof..3,1
She was enumerated as the daughter of Johann H. "John" Mertens on the 1876 Missouri state census in Osage County as Mary Mertens, a white female, under the age of ten years..6,7
Maria was enumerated as the daughter of Johann H. "John" Mertens under the name of "Mary Martens" on the 1880 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as a ten-year-old single white female, born in Missouri, as was her father. Her mother was born in Prussia.8 Maria Margaret "Mary" Mertens and Henry J. Cassmeyer obtained a marriage license on January 15, 1891.9
Maria married Henry J. Cassmeyer, son of John Cassmeyer and Mary Eveler, on January 27, 1891 at Missouri.2,10,9,3,1,4
Maria was enumerated as the wife of Henry J. Cassmeyer under the name of "Mary M. Cassimeyer" on the 1900 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Missouri. She was listed as a 30-year-old married white female, born in Missouri, as were her parents. She has borne five children, four of whom are living. She is unable to read or write English, but is able to speak it.4
Maria was a sponsor for Edward Theodore Mertens's baptism on July 22, 1917 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.11
Maria attended an anniversary party held forPeter Paul Otto Mertens and Mary Bock on April 25, 1926 at Wardsville, Missouri.12
Maria Margaret "Mary" Mertens and Henry J. Cassmeyer lived before 1939 Osage Bend, Cole County, Missouri.10 Her husband, Henry, died on February 11, 1939 at age 74. She was the informant on his death certificate.5,10,13 Maria was the informant listed on the death certificate of Leo Joseph Cassmeyer on November 21, 1949.14
Maria Margaret "Mary" Mertens lived before 1953 R. 4, Osage Bend, Cole County, Missouri.2
Maria died on January 19, 1953 at St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City, Missouri, at age 83. The informant on her death certificate was Mrs. Ernest Braun of Jefferson City, Missouri.2,5 Her cause of death was myocardial failure with arteriosclerotic heart disease and senility.2 She was buried on January 22, 1953 in St. Margaret Catholic Church Cemetery in Osage Bend, Cole County, Missouri.5,2

Family

Henry J. Cassmeyer b. April 16, 1864, d. February 11, 1939
Children

Citations

  1. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 10.
  2. [S6496] Mary Margaret Cassmeyer Death Certificate.
  3. [S3385] Margaret H. Gentges, Osage Co. Mo. Births/Baptisms, page 72.
  4. [S8044] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Henry Cassmeyer household.
  5. [S4831] Joanne Scobee Morgan (e-mail address), "St Margaret Catholic Church Cemetery Osage Bend, Missouri," Cole County, Missouri, Online posting dated November 26, 2000.
  6. [S6589] 1876 Census, Osage County, Missouri, "1876 State Census of Osage County, Missouri" Compilation transcribed by Patricia Theede Sulzer & Lucille Adams Smith, copyright 1995.
  7. [S9018] Kleine Volksblatt Westphalia Historical Society Newsletter.
  8. [S6472] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John Martens household.
  9. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007, book 2, page 222.
  10. [S6495] Henry J. Cassmeyer Death Certificate.
  11. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book.
  12. [S6610] Jefferson City Tribune "April 28, 1926, page 6, column 5."
  13. [S6854] Funeral Card for Henry J. Cassmeyer.
  14. [S6497] Leo Joseph Cassmeyer Death Certificate.