Theresia Mertens

F, #541, b. February 12, 1872, d. August 22, 1960
Father*Johann H. "John" Mertens1,2 b. December 2, 1837, d. July 14, 1909
Mother*Maria Christina "Mary" Scheulen1,2 b. September 4, 1840, d. June 10, 1904
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     Theresia Mertens, daughter of Johann H. "John" Mertens and Maria Christina "Mary" Scheulen, was born on February 12, 1872 in Henry Joseph Mertens farm, Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.3,1,2,4 Theresia Mertens was named for an unknown person , She was named after her grandmother Theresia Loethen.4 She was baptized on March 13, 1872 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.1
She was enumerated as the daughter of Johann H. "John" Mertens on the 1876 Missouri state census in Osage County as Theresa Mertens, a white female, under the age of ten years..5,6
Theresia was enumerated as the daughter of Johann H. "John" Mertens under the name of "Tracy Martens" on the 1880 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as an eight-year-old single white female, born in Missouri, as was her father. Her mother was born in Prussia.7 Theresia lived with James H. Morrow after 1891 at St. Louis, Missouri.4
Theresia married James H. Morrow on September 22, 1897 at Missouri.8,3,4,9,1
Theresia was enumerated as the wife of James H. Morrow under the name of "Therisa Morrow" on the 1900 U. S. Census of South 8th Street, St. Louis, Missouri. She was listed as a 28-year-old white female, married for four years. She and her parents were born in Missouri. She is able to read, write, and speak English. Theresa's birthdate is listed as 1873, but her age is given at 28 years.3
Theresia was enumerated as the wife of James H. Morrow on the 1910 U. S. Census of 1417 Twelfth Street, St. Louis, Missouri. She was listed as a 38-year-old white female, married for thirteen years. She and her father were born in Missouri, her mother in Germany. She is able to read, write, and speak English.10
Theresia Mertens and James H. Morrow lived in September, 1918 1417 South 12th Street, St. Louis, Missouri.11
Theresia was enumerated as the wife of James H. Morrow under the name of "Theresa Morrow" on the 1920 U. S. Census of 1417 South 12th Street, Missouri. She was listed as a 47-year-old white married female, born in Missouri, as were her parents. She is able to read, write, and speak English.12
She is included in a photo taken 1955. She is on the left in the photo. Also included in the photo: Peter Paul Otto Mertens and Anna Maria Gertrude "Gertie" Mertens.
Paul, Gertrude and Theresia Mertens

Theresia Mertens and Angeline E. Morrow lived before August, 1960 208 East Jackson, Webster Groves, St. Louis County, Missouri.2
Theresia died on August 22, 1960 at 208 East Jackson in Missouri, at age 88, Angeline E. Morrow was the informant on her death certificate.13,14,2 Her cause of death was Arteriosclerosis, heart disease with decompensation.2 Mrs. Theresia Morrow was buried on August 24, 1960 in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Affton, St. Louis County, Missouri, in section 015A, lot 0627.13,2,14
James H. and Theresia Mertens Morrow Tombstone

Family

James H. Morrow b. February, 1875, d. January 4, 1939
Children

Citations

  1. [S3385] Margaret H. Gentges, Osage Co. Mo. Births/Baptisms, page 72.
  2. [S7185] Theresa Morrow Death Certificate.
  3. [S6491] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), James Morrow household.
  4. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 10.
  5. [S6589] 1876 Census, Osage County, Missouri, "1876 State Census of Osage County, Missouri" Compilation transcribed by Patricia Theede Sulzer & Lucille Adams Smith, copyright 1995.
  6. [S9018] Kleine Volksblatt Westphalia Historical Society Newsletter.
  7. [S6472] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John Martens household.
  8. [S6494] James H. Morrow Death Certificate.
  9. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007, book 3, page 330.
  10. [S6492] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), James H. Morrow household.
  11. [S6584] Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  12. [S6493] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), James Morrow household.
  13. [S2220] Internet Site: The Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of St. Louis Web Site).
  14. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen.
  15. [S552] Tombstone photo, taken by Robert Berg, September 2011.

Catherine Hubertina Mertens

F, #542, b. March 23, 1879
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:

     Catherine Hubertina Mertens, daughter of Johann H. "John" Mertens and Maria Christina "Mary" Scheulen, was born on March 23, 1879 in Henry Joseph Mertens farm, Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.1 She was baptized Her godparents were Hubert Scheulen and Catheriana Herx..1
Catherine was enumerated as the daughter of Johann H. "John" Mertens under the name of "Cathrine Martens" on the 1880 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as an one-year-old single white female, born in Missouri, as was her father. Her mother was born in Prussia.2

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1880Osage Township, Cole County, MissouriJohann H. "John" Mertens2

Citations

  1. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 11.
  2. [S6472] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John Martens household.

Johanna K. Korsmeyer

F, #543, b. April 26, 1906, d. November 14, 1997
Father*Herman H. Korsmeyer1 b. 1864, d. March 30, 1908
Mother*Anna Mary B. Graessle1 b. February 28, 1868, d. March 30, 1942
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)
Johanna K. Korsmeyer
Johanna K. Korsmeyer
      Her father died a month before she was born. Her mother had 8 children to support . . . the oldest was 17 years. She lived on an 80 acre farm. Johanna did all kinds of farm work. She made more than 300 quilts. Her favorite saying was "I'd rather be an old man's darling than a young man's slave."
She was survived by:
54 step grandchildren
143 step great-grandchildren and step great-great-grandchidren.2,1,3 Johanna K. Korsmeyer, daughter of Herman H. Korsmeyer and Anna Mary B. Graessle, was born on April 26, 1906 in Honey Creek, Cole County, Missouri.2,1,4
Johanna was enumerated as the daughter of Anna Mary B. Graessle on the 1910 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as a four-year-old white female who was born in Missouri. Her father was born in Germany and her mother in Missouri.5
Johanna was enumerated as the daughter of Anna Mary B. Graessle on the 1920 U. S. Census of Jefferson City & Brazito Road, Osage Township, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as a 13-year-old single white female, born in Missouri. Her father was born in Germany and her mother in Missouri. She is able to read, write, and speak English.6
Johanna was enumerated as the sister-in-law of Andrew Herman Miller on the 1930 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Missouri. She was listed as a 23-year-old single white female, born in Missouri, as were her parents. She is able to read, write, and speak English.7
Johanna (her first marriage) marrried Peter Paul Otto Mertens (his third marriage) , son of Johann H. "John" Mertens and Maria Christina "Mary" Scheulen, on September 5, 1946 at Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri; Eloped, according to oral family history.2,1
She is included in a photo. She is on the right in the photo. Also included in the photo: Otto Herman Rackers, Mrs. Henrietta Kundagunda Rackers, Vernon Emil Rackers, Alice Marie Mertens and Peter Paul Otto Mertens.
At Alice and Vernon Rackers Marriage

Johanna attended a family reunion of the Bock and Mertens family on August 15, 1956 Also co-hosting the Basket dinner were Mrs. Lennie Bock and Mrs. Johanna Mertens. Out -of-town guests included Mr. and Mrs. Ben Bock and daughter, Angeline, of Nashville, Kansas; Mrs. Edith Davis, St. Louis; and Mrs. and Mrs. Jimmy Fakes and daughter, Sandra, also of St. Louis.8
Johanna attended an anniversary party held forOscar Otto Korsmeyer and Rosetta M. Stubinger in honor of their 25th wedding anniversary on February 2, 1958.9
Johanna K. Korsmeyer and Peter Paul Otto Mertens sold 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 to Edward T. Mertens and Dorothy C. Mertens.10 Her husband, Peter, died on May 23, 1962 at age 86. She was the informant on his death certificate.11,12,13,14,15
Johanna K. was listed in Peter Paul Otto Mertens's obituary on May 24, 1962 as surviving.14
Johanna and the rest of the Paul Mertens Family inserted this article in the newspaper: We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to our relatives, friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy extended to us at the time of the death of our dear husband, father, and grandfather, Paul Mertens. We especially wish to thank Rev. Leo Holdener for his words of consolation. The pallbearers, those who gave spiritual boquets, sent beautiful floral offerings, those who brought food and prepared the last resting place. Also the Dulle Funeral Home and all who assisted in any way. Your kindness will long be remembered. The Paul Mertens family.16
Johanna K. Korsmeyer lived in July, 1967 Jefferson City, Missouri.17
Johanna K. was listed in Frieda Barbara Korsmeyer's obituary on July 19, 1967 as surviving.17
Johanna K. Korsmeyer lived in 1974 Route 4, Jefferson City, Missouri.18,19
Johanna K. was listed in Oscar Otto Korsmeyer's obituary on February 8, 1974 as surviving.19
Johanna K. was listed in Joseph Patrick Mertens's obituary on July 19, 1974 Missouri, as surviving.18
Johanna K. Korsmeyer lived in 1981 Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.20
Johanna K. was listed in Augusta Mertens's obituary as surviving.20,21 Johanna K. Korsmeyer was employed by Dix Nursery, for many years, at Missouri, where she showed her "green thumb" and her love of plants.1
Leona Mertens and Johanna Mertens

Johanna K. Korsmeyer lived in 1988 Ballwin, St. Louis County, Missouri.22,23
Johanna K. was listed in Harry Joseph Rackers's obituary on June 13, 1988 as surviving.23
Johanna K. was listed in Edward Theodore Mertens's obituary on August 31, 1988 as surviving.22
Johanna Korsmeyer Mertens and Walter Korsmeyer

Johanna K. Korsmeyer lived in 1991 Missouri.24,25
Johanna K. was listed in William Francis Mertens's obituary on October 18, 1991 as surviving.25
Johanna K. was listed in Clara Anna Mertens's obituary on November 6, 1991 as surviving.24
Johanna K. Korsmeyer lived circa 1992 1306 West Main Street, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
Johanna K. Korsmeyer lived in 1996 St. Joseph's Home For The Aged, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.1 She was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church and the Ladies Sodality. before 1997 at Missouri.1
Over her lifetime, Johanna made more that 300 handsewn quilts.26,3 At the time of her death the location for mailing benefits was reported as Missouri by the Social Security Administration.4
Johanna died on November 14, 1997 at St. Joseph Home for the Aged in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, at age 91.2,1,27,4
Her obituary was published in the Post-Tribune on November 14, 1997 at Missouri.1 Her obituary stated:
Johanna K. Mertens, 91, Jefferson City, died today at St. Joseph Home for the Aged. She was born April 26, 1906, in Honey Creek, a daughter of Herman and Anna Graessle Korsmeyer. She was married Sept. 5, 1946, in Jefferson City, to Paul P. Mertens, who died May 23, 1962. She was employed for several years at Dix Nursery. She was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, and the Ladies Sodality. Survivors include: one daughter, Pauline Bretthorst, St. Louis; one stepdaughter, Alice Rackers, Wardsville; one stepson, Bernard Mertens, Wardsville; one granddaughter, 54 step grandchildren, 143 step great-grandchildren and step great-great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday 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. Saturday at DUlle-Trimble Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.
1

Johanna is also survived by 54 step grandchildren and 143 step great-grandchildren and step great-great-grandchildren.1
Johanna K.'s wake was held on November 15, 1997 at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.1
Her funeral service was held on November 16, 1997 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, with the Reverand Micael A. coleman officiating. the pallbearers included James Louis Mertens and Stephen Edward Mertens. Gift Bearers were Ronald Frank, Fred Mertens, and Richard Schulte.2,1 Mrs. Johanna K. Mertens was buried on November 16, 1997 in St. Stanislaus Church Cemetery in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, the funeral director was Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home, Jefferson City, Missouri.2,1,11
Johanna K. Mertens Tombstone

Johanna was mentioned in Alice Marie Mertens's obituary on June 8, 2003 as preceding the deceased in death.28

Family

Peter Paul Otto Mertens b. March 5, 1876, d. May 23, 1962

Citations

  1. [S711] Johanna K. Mertens Obituary, November 14, 1997.
  2. [S204] Johanna Mertens Funeral Program.
  3. [S3317] Augusta Mertens Frank, "Augusta Mertens Frank Research Papers."
  4. [S358] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com (database online), 2005.
  5. [S2439] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Annie Korsmeyer household.
  6. [S8042] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Anna Korsmeyer household.
  7. [S8040] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Andy H. Miller household.
  8. [S7111] Jefferon City Daily Capital News "issue of July 23, 1938, page 3."
  9. [S2911] Jefferson City News Tribune Newspaper - Online Edition "issue of February 2, 1958."
  10. [S8844] Mertens Paul- Mertens Edward Deed.
  11. [S4960] St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Burial Listing.
  12. [S5062] Funeral Card for Paul P. Mertens.
  13. [S6142] Betty Hageman Smith Letter.
  14. [S6447] Jefferson City Post-Tribune "issue of May 24, 1962."
  15. [S9067] Paul Peter Mertens Death Certificate.
  16. [S6559] Funeral Card for Joseph Patrick Mertens.
  17. [S7111] Jefferon City Daily Capital News "issue of July 20, 1967."
  18. [S6557] Joseph Patrick Mertens Obituary, about July 19, 1974.
  19. [S7111] Jefferon City Daily Capital News "issue of February 8, 1974."
  20. [S740] Mrs. Augusta Frank obituary, May 19, 1981.
  21. [S7111] Jefferon City Daily Capital News "issue of May 19, 1981."
  22. [S5060] Obituary of Edward T. Mertens.
  23. [S5072] Obituary of Harry Joseph Rackers.
  24. [S5063] Obituary of Clara Schulte.
  25. [S5075] Mertens William Obituary, October 21, 1991.
  26. [S2582] Personal knowledge of compiler, Linda Frank Berg.
  27. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.
  28. [S2567] Alice Marie Rackers Obituary, June 8, 2003.

James H. Morrow1

M, #544, b. February, 1875, d. January 4, 1939
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)
     James H. Morrow was born in February, 1875 in Missouri.2,3,4
James H. Morrow lived after 1891 St. Louis, Missouri.5
James H. was a cigar wrapper or maker in a cigar factory. between 1897 and 1920 at Missouri.3,1,6,5
James married Theresia Mertens, daughter of Johann H. "John" Mertens and Maria Christina "Mary" Scheulen, on September 22, 1897 at Missouri.2,3,5,7,8
James is a head of household on the 1900 U. S. Census of South 8th Street, St. Louis, Missouri. He was identified as a 25-year-old white male, married for four years. He was born in Missouri as were his parents. He rents his home and is able to read, write, and speak English.. Enumerated with him were: his wife Theresia, his daughter Angeline E.3
James is a head of household on the 1910 U. S. Census of 1417 Twelfth Street, St. Louis, Missouri. He was identified as a 35-year-old white male, married for thirteen years. He and his parents were born in Missouri. He is able to read, write, and speak English and owns his home with a mortgage.. Enumerated with him were: his wife Theresia, his son Bernard John, his daughter Angeline E.1
James H. Morrow and Theresia Mertens lived in September, 1918 1417 South 12th Street, St. Louis, Missouri.9
James is a head of household on the 1920 U. S. Census of 1417 South 12th Street, Missouri. He was identified as a 43-year-old white married male, born in Missouri, as were his parents. He is able to read, write, and speak English and owns his home free of a mortgage.. Enumerated with him were: his wife Theresia, his son Bernard John.6 James H. Morrow retired from from his profession as a cigar maker. in 1929 at Missouri.2
James died on January 4, 1939 at South 12th Street in St. Louis, Missouri, at age 63.2,5 He was buried on January 7, 1939 in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Affton, St. Louis County, Missouri, in section 015A, lot 0627.4
James H. and Theresia Mertens Morrow Tombstone

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1900South 8th Street, St. Louis, MissouriJames H. Morrow3
19101417 Twelfth Street, St. Louis, MissouriJames H. Morrow1
19201417 South 12th Street, St. Louis, MissouriJames H. Morrow6

Family

Theresia Mertens b. February 12, 1872, d. August 22, 1960
Children

Citations

  1. [S6492] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), James H. Morrow household.
  2. [S6494] James H. Morrow Death Certificate.
  3. [S6491] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), James Morrow household.
  4. [S2220] Internet Site: The Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of St. Louis Web Site).
  5. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 10.
  6. [S6493] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), James Morrow household.
  7. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007, book 3, page 330.
  8. [S3385] Margaret H. Gentges, Osage Co. Mo. Births/Baptisms, page 72.
  9. [S6584] Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  10. [S552] Tombstone photo, taken by Robert Berg, September 2011.

Henry J. Cassmeyer

M, #545, b. April 16, 1864, d. February 11, 1939
Father*John Cassmeyer1
Mother*Mary Eveler1 b. April, 1844
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)
     Henry J. Cassmeyer was also known as Leo H. Cassmeyer.2 Henry J. Cassmeyer, son of John Cassmeyer and Mary Eveler, was born on April 16, 1864 in Osage Bend, Cole County, Missouri. Or according to his funeral card, in Taos, Missouri.3,1,4 Maria Margaret "Mary" Mertens and Henry J. Cassmeyer obtained a marriage license on January 15, 1891.5
Henry married Maria Margaret "Mary" Mertens, daughter of Johann H. "John" Mertens and Maria Christina "Mary" Scheulen, on January 27, 1891 at Missouri.6,1,5,7,8,2
Henry is a head of household, under the name of "Henry Cassimeyer", on the 1900 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Cole County, Missouri. He was identified as a 36-year-old married white male, born in Missouri, as was his mother. His father was born in Germany. He is able to read, write, and speak English. He owns his farm with a mortgage and that Farm in numbered 113 on the farm enumeration.. Enumerated with him were: his wife Maria Margaret, his sons Leo Joseph and John H., his daughters Leona S. and Antonette, his mother Mary.2
Henry was a sponsor for Augusta Mertens's baptism on January 5, 1913 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.9
Henry attended an anniversary party held forPeter Paul Otto Mertens and Mary Bock on April 25, 1926 at Wardsville, Missouri.10
In a letter sent to the warden, Honorable G. C. White, Henry Cassmeyer, of Wardsville, Missouri, offers to become a sponsor for Theodore Mertens. He vouches for Theodore' character and clean record. He offers to do anything to procure Theodore's parole.11
Before 1939 Henry J. Cassmeyer farmed in Missouri.1,2
Henry J. Cassmeyer and Maria Margaret "Mary" Mertens lived before 1939 Missouri.1
Henry died on February 11, 1939 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, at age 74, Maria Margaret "Mary" Mertens was the informant on his death certificate. According to his funeral card, Henry died at Osage Bend, Missouri.3,1,4 His cause of death was chronic nephritis without edema and chronic myocarditis with arteriosclerosis.1 Henry J. Cassmeyer was buried on February 14, 1939 in St. Margaret Catholic Church Cemetery in Osage Bend, Cole County, Missouri.3,1

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1900Osage Township, Cole County, MissouriHenry J. Cassmeyer2

Family

Maria Margaret "Mary" Mertens b. October 30, 1869, d. January 19, 1953
Children

Citations

  1. [S6495] Henry J. Cassmeyer Death Certificate.
  2. [S8044] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Henry Cassmeyer household.
  3. [S4831] Joanne Scobee Morgan (e-mail address), "St Margaret Catholic Church Cemetery Osage Bend, Missouri," Cole County, Missouri, Online posting dated November 26, 2000.
  4. [S6854] Funeral Card for Henry J. Cassmeyer.
  5. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007, book 2, page 222.
  6. [S6496] Mary Margaret Cassmeyer Death Certificate.
  7. [S3385] Margaret H. Gentges, Osage Co. Mo. Births/Baptisms, page 72.
  8. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 10.
  9. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book.
  10. [S6610] Jefferson City Tribune "April 28, 1926, page 6, column 5."
  11. [S7069] Theodore Mertens Prison Record.
  12. [S6497] Leo Joseph Cassmeyer Death Certificate.

John Heislen

M, #546, b. May, 1862, d. August 30, 1926
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)
     John Heislen was born in May, 1862 in Missouri.1
John married Anna Gertrude "Annie" Mertens, daughter of Johann H. "John" Mertens and Maria Christina "Mary" Scheulen, on October 1, 1889 at St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri.2,3
John was a day laborer in 1900 at Missouri.1
John is a head of household on the 1900 U. S. Census of 1116 East High Street, Jefferson City, Missouri. He was identified as a 38-year-old white male, married for eleven years. He was born in Missouri, while his parents were both born in Germany. He is able to read, write, and speak English, and rents his home.. Enumerated with him were: his wife Anna Gertrude, his sons John T. and William J.1
John was a sponsor for Louis John Mertens's baptism on June 28, 1908 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.4
He is included in a photo taken circa 1910. He is on the left side of the front row in the photo. Also included in the photo: William J. Heislen, John T. Heislen and Anna Gertrude "Annie" Mertens.
John Heislen Family

John died on August 30, 1926 in Missouri at age 64.5
His obituary was published in the Jefferson City Post Tribune on August 30, 1926 at Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.5

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
19001116 East High Street, Jefferson City, MissouriJohn Heislen1

Family

Anna Gertrude "Annie" Mertens b. February 21, 1866
Children

Citations

  1. [S7314] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John Heislen household.
  2. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007, book 2, page 100.
  3. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 10.
  4. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book.
  5. [S2674] Cole County Missouri Death Records, Ancestry.com (database online), 2004.

Benjamin Krummen1

M, #547, b. September 23, 1867, d. January 11, 1935
Father*Herman Bernard Krummen1 b. 1834
Mother*Euphemia Elisabeth Wolken1
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)
     Benjamin Krummen, son of Herman Bernard Krummen and Euphemia Elisabeth Wolken, was born on September 23, 1867 in Taos, Missouri.1
Benjamin is a head of household on the 1910 U. S. Census of Jackson Township, Osage County, Missouri. He was identified as Benjamin is listed as a 42-year-old single white male, born in Missouri, as was his mother. His father was born in Germany. He is able to read, write, and speak English. He resides in the home of George Schmudzler.. Enumerated with him were.2
Benjamin was a hired hand, working out as a farm laborer. on April 27, 1910.2
Benjamin married Anna Maria Gertrude "Gertie" Mertens, daughter of Johann H. "John" Mertens and Maria Christina "Mary" Scheulen, in October, 1912 at Missouri.3,1,4
Benjamin was a stone mason contractor. in 1930.5
Benjamin is a head of household, under the name of "Ben Krumman", on the 1930 U. S. Census of Taylor Street, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. He was identified as a 62-year-old white male, married since the age of 42 years. He does not live on a farm, rents his home, paying $20.00 per month rent. He and his mother were born in Missouri, while his father was born in Germany. He is able to read, write, and speak English. He is not a veteran.. Enumerated with him were: his wife Anna Maria Gertrude, his son Clarence, his daughters Bernadine, Elizabeth and Rosalin.5
Anna and Benjamin Krummen lived before 1934. Residing with them were, their child, Rosalin..6
Benjamin was listed in Rosalin Krummen's obituary on October 8, 1934 as surviving.7
Before 1935 Benjamin Krummen farmed.1
Anna and Benjamin Krummen lived before 1935 in Folk, Osage County, Missouri. Residing with them were..1
Benjamin died on January 11, 1935 at St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City, Missouri, at age 67, Peter Paul Otto Mertens was the informant on his death certificate.1 His cause of death was General peritonitis, probably caused by a ruptured appendix.1 Benjamin Krummen was buried on January 14, 1935 in St. Ann Cemetery in Folk, Osage County, Missouri.3,1

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1910Jackson Township, Osage County, MissouriBenjamin Krummen2
1930Taylor Street, Jefferson City, Cole County, MissouriBenjamin Krummen5

Family

Anna Maria Gertrude "Gertie" Mertens b. July 15, 1881, d. April 3, 1963
Children

Citations

  1. [S6847] Benjamin Krummen Death Certificate.
  2. [S9050] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), George Schmudzler household.
  3. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 11.
  4. [S9052] Gertrude Anna Krummen Death Certificate.
  5. [S6860] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Ben Krumman household.
  6. [S6846] Rosalin Krummen Death Certificate.
  7. [S6447] Jefferson City Post-Tribune "issue of October 8, 1934."

Francis Twehaus

M, #548, b. February 9, 1861, d. March 20, 1930
Father*Herman Twehaus1 b. August 16, 1801, d. July 25, 1893
Mother*Anna M. Schneider2 b. 1827
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)
     Francis Twehaus was also known as Twehous. His nickname was "Frank Twehaus."3 Francis Twehaus, son of Herman Twehaus and Anna M. Schneider, was born on February 9, 1861 in Koeltztown, Osage County, Missouri.1,4,5
He was enumerated with Frank Twehous under the name of "Frank Zweihaus" on the 1870 U. S. Census for Osage Township, Cole County, Missouri. No relationship was stated. He was listed as a six-year-old white male, born in Missouri. Both his parents were foreign-born. He has attended school within the year, but is unable to read or write at this time. He is the son of Herman Twehaus, with whom he is residing.6
Between 1880 and 1910 Francis Twehaus farmed at Osage Township in Missouri He has moved to Cole County as a young man.7,8,9,10
Francis was enumerated as the son of Herman Twehaus under the name of "Frank Twiehouse" on the 1880 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Missouri. He was listed as an 18-year-old single white male, born in Missouri, as was his mother. His father was born in Prussia.7
Francis Twehaus lived before 1890 Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.3 He and Anna Marie Christine Mertens obtained a marriage license on January 24, 1890 at Cole County, Missouri.3
Francis married Anna Marie Christine Mertens, daughter of Johann H. "John" Mertens and Maria Christina "Mary" Scheulen, on February 12, 1890 at St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. C. Ernst. a priest of the Roman Catholic Church.11,12,1,5
Francis is a head of household, under the name of "Frank Fauehous", on the 1900 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Missouri. He was identified as a 40-year-old white married male, born in Missouri. His parents were both born in Germany. He owns his farm with a mortgage. His farm is numbered 145 on the farm schedule.. Enumerated with him were: his wife Anna Marie Christine, his sons Johnnie, Ben J. and Martin, his daughter Annie, his brother Henry.8
Francis was enumerated as the brother of Henry Twehaus under the name of "Frank Tweeham" on the 1910 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Missouri. He was listed as a 47-year-old widowed white male, who has fathered five children, all of whom are living. He was born in Missouri, while both of his parents were born in Germany. He is able to read, write, and speak English.9
Francis was a sponsor for Frances Marie Mertens's baptism on November 13, 1910 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.13 Francis Twehaus moved circa 1920 to Jefferson City, Missouri, from Osage Township in Cole County..10
Francis attended an anniversary party held forPeter Paul Otto Mertens and Mary Bock on April 25, 1926 at Wardsville, Missouri.14
Francis was farmer before 1927.1 He was honored in 1927 Frank was appointed sexton at the Immaculate Conception Church.10
Francis Twehaus lived in 1929 Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.15
Francis was listed in Katherine E. Twehous's obituary on August 8, 1929 as surviving.15
Francis died on March 20, 1930 at 421 Clark in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, at age 69 The informant on the death certificate was Herman Twehous of unknown relation. The death, occurring at 421 Clark Avenue, was at the residence of Henry Bock, his brother-in-law..1,16,4,5 His cause of death was Arteriosclerosis with cerebral hemorhage, a paralyzing stroke.1,10
His obituary was published in the Post-Tribune on March 20, 1930 at Missouri.10 His obituary stated:
Frank Twehaus Died Suddenly; Funeral Sunday
Sexton of I. C. Church was Stricken with Paralysis
Farmer Near Osage Bend
Had Been a Resident of Jefferson City for the Past Ten Years.
Frank Twehaus, 70, for the last three years sexton at the I. C. Church and School died at 11:30 this morning at the home of Henry Bock, 421 Clark Ave. after a brief illness.
Twehaus suffered at stroke of paralysis sometime last night and was found on the floor of his home about 2 a.m. He had been in good health prior to that time.
Twehaus was born near Koeltztown in Osage County, but came to Cole County when a young man. He was engaged in farming between Wardsville and Osage Bend for many years coming to Jefferson City about ten years ago. He was named sexton at the Immaculate Conception Church three years ago.
He is mourned by five children, John, Ben, and Martin Twehaus; Mrs. Ann Westerman and Mrs. Tillie Veit, and one sister, Mrs. Ed Renterghem also mourn his passing.
The funeral will take place at 10 o'clock Sunday morning at the Immaculate Conception Church. Burial will be in Wardsville.
10
His funeral service was held on March 23, 1930 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Jefferson, Marion County, Texas.10 He was buried on March 20, 1930 in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.1,10,517
Frank Twehous Tombstone

Francis was listed in Matilda Magdalena Twehaus's obituary on July 25, 1941 as surviving.18

Family

Anna Marie Christine Mertens b. December 6, 1863, d. July 25, 1906
Children

Citations

  1. [S7133] Frank Twehous Death Certificate.
  2. [S7151] 1860 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Herman Twiehauss household.
  3. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  4. [S4960] St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Burial Listing.
  5. [S556] Internet Site: Find-A-Grave Web Site).
  6. [S7152] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Frank Zweihaus household.
  7. [S7145] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), H. Twiehouse household.
  8. [S7146] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Frank Fauehous household.
  9. [S7148] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Henry Tweeham household.
  10. [S6447] Jefferson City Post-Tribune "issue of March 20, 1930."
  11. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007, book 2, page 137.
  12. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 10.
  13. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book.
  14. [S6610] Jefferson City Tribune "April 28, 1926, page 6, column 5."
  15. [S6447] Jefferson City Post-Tribune "issue of Thursday, August 8, 1929."
  16. [S2674] Cole County Missouri Death Records, Ancestry.com (database online), 2004.
  17. [S552] Tombstone photo, taken by Linda Berg, 2013.
  18. [S6447] Jefferson City Post-Tribune "issue of July 25, 1941."
  19. [S7111] Jefferon City Daily Capital News "issue of January 4, 1967."

Mary M. Schnieders

F, #549
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)
     Mary M. Schnieders was born in Taos, Missouri.1
Mary M. Schnieders lived after 1886 St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri.2
Mary married William Joseph Mertens, son of Johann H. "John" Mertens and Maria Christina "Mary" Scheulen, in June, 1886 at Missouri.3

Family

William Joseph Mertens b. October 30, 1861
Child

Citations

  1. [S6887] John Henry Mertens Death Certificate.
  2. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 10.
  3. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 9.

Martin Dauer

M, #550, d. before 1930
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)
     Martin Dauer was born in Isbell, Osage County, Missouri.1
Martin married Maria Magdalena Catharina "Lena" Mertens, daughter of Johann H. "John" Mertens and Maria Christina "Mary" Scheulen, in 1880 at St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri.2,3,4
Martin died before 1930.5,2

Family

Maria Magdalena Catharina "Lena" Mertens b. April 18, 1860, d. March 24, 1932
Children

Citations

  1. [S6490] Martin L. Dauer Death Certificate.
  2. [S6489] Magdelan Dauer Death Certificate.
  3. [S3385] Margaret H. Gentges, Osage Co. Mo. Births/Baptisms, page 72.
  4. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 9.
  5. [S2402] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Theodore Mertens household.
  6. [S6487] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Lena K. Dauer household.

Stephen Joseph Mertens

M, #551, b. September, 1827, d. 1903
Father*Henry Joseph Mertens b. May 5, 1792, d. March 28, 1863
Mother*Maria Magadalena Loethen b. November 28, 1796, d. May 8, 1862
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     Stephen Joseph Mertens, son of Henry Joseph Mertens and Maria Magadalena Loethen, was born in September, 1827 in Latum, Kreis Krefeld, Westfalen, Germany.1,2,3
Stephen Joseph immigrated along with Henry Joseph Mertens on February 15, 1837 at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, traveling on the Brig Charles Ferdinand.4,5,6

Stephen moved along with Henry Joseph Mertens on April 14, 1837 from They arrived at New Westphalia from New Orleans with Father Johann H. Meinkmann who also accompanied them on the Brig Charles Ferdinand from Germany to New Orleans. Henrietta Bruns, wife of Doctor Bernard David Bruns, mentioned their arrival date in a letter to Germany. to Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.7,8
Stephen was a witness to were included in a census by Father Ferdinand Helias. Also included were their children: Christina, Laurentius, Stephanus and Joannes. with Henry Joseph Mertens and Maria Magadalena Loethen in 1838 at Missouri.9 Stephen Joseph Mertens was confirmed on October 14, 1838 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri; Confirmed by Bishop Rosati.7,10 He was naturalized in 1856.11
Stephen (his first marriage) married Angela Catherina Holdenbeck, daughter of Catherine (?), on January 15, 1856 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Missouri; Father A. Eysvolgel S.J. performed the ceremony.12,1,13,7
Angela and Stephen Joseph Mertens lived in 1860 at Crawford Township in Osage County, Missouri. Residing with them were..2
Between 1860 and 1900 Stephen Joseph Mertens farmed at Crawford Township in Missouri.2,14
Stephen is a head of household on the 1860 U. S. Census for Crawford Township, Missouri. He was identified as listed as a 34-year-old male born in Prussia. His real estate is valued at $1200.00 and his personal estate at $700.00.. Enumerated with him were:, his son Joseph Wilhelm and Lorenz, his daughter Maria Magdalena, his mother-in-law Catherine (?)2
Stephen served circa 1861 in the Osage County Regiment, Missouri Home Guard, Company D, under the direction of Captain McKnight.. He enlisted and Ranked out as a Private.15
Stephen enlisted in the Company H, 28 Enlisted Missouri Military Infantry, under Captain M. Stiefemann. on August 24, 1862 at Osage County, Missouri. According to this record, he did not serve under this enlistment.16 Stephen lived with Johann H. "John" Mertens in April, 1866 at Henry Joseph Mertens farm, Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri; John and Maria purchased the Mertens home place from his brothers Stephen and Lorenz and his sister Anna Christina Poepping for $1,125. He borrowed $875 from Lorenz at six percent interest to finance the purchase from his father's estate. The property consisted of 400 acres of unfarmable rocky hillsides and was located five miles from Westphalia on Missouri highway 133.17
Stephen witnessed the probate of the estate of Henry Joseph Mertens on May 31, 1866 at Missouri.18 Stephen Joseph Mertens was a member of the founding congregation of St. George's Church which was organized by Rev. John B. Goeldlin, S. J., in 1867 at Linn, Osage County, Missouri.19
"St. George's Church, at Linn, was organized by Rev. John B. Goeldlin, S. J., in 1867, with the following members: J. J. Kloeppel, S. Otto, And. Stephanitsch, J. Dobiasch, F. H. Grunhard, J. F. Luecke, P. Schneider, G. Fechter, W. Nilges, S. Mertens, C. Brandt and J. Blum."20
Stephen appeared on the 1876 Missouri state census in Osage Township, Cole County being a male over 45 years, able to read and write. Enumerated with him was a son, listed as "M.", under ten years of age, who has not been identified.. Enumerated with him were, his wife Angela Catherina Holdenbeck, his daughters Maria Magdalena Mertens, Catherina Mertens, Christine Ann Mertens and Anna Maria Mertens, his sons Henry Mertens, Joseph Wilhelm Mertens, Lorenz Mertens and John Mertens.21
Stephen Joseph Mertens According to the 1876 Missouri State Census, Stephen and Angela had livestock of two horses, two mules, eleven cattle, fifteen sheep, and forty-one hogs. Their farm produced one hundred nine bushels of wheat, six hundred bushels of corn, fifty bushels of oats, six tons of hay, and fifty gallons of molasses. in 1876 at Missouri.21
Stephen (his second marriage) married Catharina Bockwinkel (her second marriage) on August 31, 1880 at Rich Fountain, Osage County, Missouri.11
Stephen is a head of household, under the name of "Stephen Mertins", on the 1900 U. S. Census of Crawford Township, Linn, Osage County, Missouri. He was identified as a 72-year-old widowed white male, born in Germany, as were his parents. He is able to read, write, and speak English. He owns his farm free of mortgage and that farm is numbered 303 on the enumeration.. Enumerated with him were:, his son Wilhelm, his daughters Christine Ann and Mary Elizabeth, his grandson William H. Mertens Jr.14
Stephen died in 1903 in Missouri.11 He was buried in 1903 in St. George Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.11

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1860Crawford Township, Osage County, MissouriStephen Joseph Mertens2
1876Osage Township, Cole County, MissouriStephen Joseph Mertens21
1900Crawford Township, Linn, Osage County, MissouriStephen Joseph Mertens14

Family 1

Angela Catherina Holdenbeck b. circa 1835, d. March 24, 1880
Children

Family 2

Catharina Bockwinkel d. before 1900

Citations

  1. [S7102] Hubert Bescheinen, The History of Loose Creek, Missouri, pages 161.
  2. [S3319] 1860 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Stephen Mertens household.
  3. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 2.
  4. [S419] Brig Charles Ferdinand passenger list, February 15, 1837.
  5. [S7102] Hubert Bescheinen, The History of Loose Creek, Missouri.
  6. [S556] Internet Site: Find-A-Grave Web Site).
  7. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 4.
  8. [S2222] Bill Buchholz e-mail to e-mail address, July 21, 2000.
  9. [S6883] Father Helias, Pioneer TImes, October 1977, "Father Helias' Census of 1838."
  10. [S420] Volksblaat, volume 3, number 10, October 1987, "Confirmations at Westphalia (St. Joseph Catholic Church) by Bishop Rosati on 14-15 October 1838."
  11. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 7.
  12. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  13. [S5107] Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, Marriage Records Osage Co. Mo. Book A 1841-1861, page 243.
  14. [S6478] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Stephen Mertins household.
  15. [S5741] U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865, unknown repository , 2007.
  16. [S3033] Internet Site: Soldiers Database: War of 1812 - World War I).
  17. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 10.
  18. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 5.
  19. [S1889] Goodspeed, History of Maries County, Missouri, page 689.
  20. [S768] Chicago, Illinois The Goodspeed Publishing Company, History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage Counties, Missouri, page 689.
  21. [S6585] 1876 State Census, Osage County, Missouri.
  22. [S3385] Margaret H. Gentges, Osage Co. Mo. Births/Baptisms, page 72.
  23. [S6586] Lawrence Mertens Death Certificate.
  24. [S3385] Margaret H. Gentges, Osage Co. Mo. Births/Baptisms, page 71.
  25. [S6476] William H. Mertens Death Certificate.
  26. [S6474] Christine Mertens Death Certificate.

Peter Lorenz Mertens

M, #552, b. March 16, 1830, d. November 25, 1902
Father*Henry Joseph Mertens1 b. May 5, 1792, d. March 28, 1863
Mother*Maria Magadalena Loethen2 b. November 28, 1796, d. May 8, 1862
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     Peter Lorenz Mertens Photo of house gotten from Ancestry about 1890 shows home in either Linn, Westphalia, or Frankenstein, Missouri.3 Peter Lorenz Mertens was also known as Peter Lorenz Hubert John Mertens.4 Peter Lorenz Mertens was also known as Lorenz Mertens.5,6 Conflicting evidence placed his birth in Angermund, Rhineland, Prussia, on March 14, 1830.7 Peter Lorenz Mertens, son of Henry Joseph Mertens and Maria Magadalena Loethen, was born on March 16, 1830 in Latum, Kreis Krefeld, Westfalen, Germany.8,9,10
Peter Lorenz immigrated along with Henry Joseph Mertens on February 15, 1837 at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, traveling on the Brig Charles Ferdinand.11,12,13

Peter moved along with Henry Joseph Mertens on April 14, 1837 from They arrived at New Westphalia from New Orleans with Father Johann H. Meinkmann who also accompanied them on the Brig Charles Ferdinand from Germany to New Orleans. Henrietta Bruns, wife of Doctor Bernard David Bruns, mentioned their arrival date in a letter to Germany. to Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.14,15
Peter was a witness to were included in a census by Father Ferdinand Helias. Also included were their children: Christina, Laurentius, Stephanus and Joannes. with Henry Joseph Mertens and Maria Magadalena Loethen in 1838 at Missouri.16 Peter Lorenz Mertens was confirmed on October 14, 1838 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri; by Bishop Rosati.17,14
Peter married Anna Gertrude Schers, daughter of Jacob Schers and Gertrude (?), on January 10, 1854 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Missouri. Marriage ceremony performed by Father O. G. Boschots.18,19,12,4,20
Peter Lorenz Mertens lived circa 1855 Linn Creek Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.21 He was naturalized in 1856.21
Peter Lorenz Mertens received a land grant, issued under the provisions of the Act of Congress of the 24th of April, 1820 entitled "An act making further provision for the sale of Public Lands" on November 1, 1856 at Washington, District of Columbia. The land was described as the north east quarter of the south west quarter (south of the Missouri River) of section twenty-eight in township forty-four north of range nine west in the district of lands subject to sale at St. Louis Missouri, containing forty acres..22
Peter Lorenz Mertens received a land grant, issued under the provisions of the Act of Congress of the 24th of April, 1820 entitled "An act making further provision for the sale of Public Lands" on May 2, 1859 at District of Columbia. The land was described as the north west quarter of the north east quarter of section thirty three in township forty four, north of range nine, west, in the district of lands subject to sale at Saint Louis, Missouri, containing forty acres..23

In 1860 Peter Lorenz Mertens farmed at Linn Township in Osage County, Missouri.6
Peter is a head of household, under the name of "Lorenz Mertens", on the 1860 U. S. Census for Linn Township, Missouri. He was identified as a 30-year-old male born in Prussia. He cannot read or write. His real estate is valued at $1500.oo, his personal estate at $500.00. Also residing at this home was Anton Reademacher, a 39-year-old servant born in Prussia.. Enumerated with him were:, his sons Johann Francis and Henry Joseph Hubert, his daughters Mary Josephine and Johanna F. H.6
Peter served between June 24, 1861 and September 24, 1861 in the Osage County Battalion, Missouri Home Guard, Company G, under the direction of Captain Schmitz.. He enlisted and ranked out as a private. His pay for this service was $47.46.24,25,26 Peter lived with Johann H. "John" Mertens in April, 1866 at Henry Joseph Mertens farm, Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri; John and Maria purchased the Mertens home place from his brothers Stephen and Lorenz and his sister Anna Christina Poepping for $1,125. He borrowed $875 from Lorenz at six percent interest to finance the purchase from his father's estate. The property consisted of 400 acres of unfarmable rocky hillsides and was located five miles from Westphalia on Missouri highway 133.27
Peter witnessed the probate of the estate of Henry Joseph Mertens on May 31, 1866 at Missouri.28
Lorenz and Anna Gerturde Shers Mertens

Peter is a head of household, under the name of "Lorenz Mertens", on the 1880 U. S. Census of Linn Township, Missouri. He was identified as a 50-year-old white male who is a farmer. He was born in Prussia as were his parents. He is unable to read or write English, but reads and writes the German language.. Enumerated with him were: his wife Anna Gertrude, his sons Wilhelm Carl H., Jacob Phillip, Henry J. and Adolph Peter, his nephew Lorenz Mertens, a servant Mary Peele (no known relationship.)5
He is included in a photo taken 1883. He is on the left in the front row in the photo. Also included in the photo: Anna Gertrude Schers, Adolph Peter Mertens, Mary Josephine Mertens, Johanna F. H. Mertens, Wilhelm Carl H. Mertens, Jacob Phillip Mertens, Henry J. Mertens and Peter Jacob Mertens.29
Peter Lorenz Mertens Family
Photograph by BobBerg
Peter Lorenz Mertens moved circa 1890 from Loose Creek, Missouri to Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri.12
Lorentz Mertens Home

Peter applied for a pension on November 28, 1892, under the Pension Act of 1890, as the result of his service in the Civil War. His application number is 1139666 and his certificate number is 1120619. His claim was filed from Missouri.30
Peter died on November 25, 1902 at Linn Creek Township in Missouri, at age 72.31 Conflicting evidence placed his death on November 29, 1902, according to "Cemeteries of Osage County, Missouri.9 He was buried in December, 1902 in Our Lady of Help Catholic Cemetery in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri.32,21

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1860Linn Township, Osage County, MissouriPeter Lorenz Mertens6
1880Linn Township, MissouriPeter Lorenz Mertens5

Family

Anna Gertrude Schers b. April, 1834, d. March 25, 1910
Children

Citations

  1. [S7429] Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898, FamilySearch Database online, Father's name is entered as "Joseph Mertens."
  2. [S7429] Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898, FamilySearch Database online, Mother's name is entered as "Anna Magdalena Loethen."
  3. [S1594] Internet Site: Ancestry web site).
  4. [S6911] Obituary of Christina M. Mertens.
  5. [S2578] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Lorenz Mertens household.
  6. [S6482] 1860 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Lorenz Mertens household.
  7. [S7429] Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898, FamilySearch Database online, Name is entered as "Peter Laurenz Mertens."
  8. [S7102] Hubert Bescheinen, The History of Loose Creek, Missouri, pages 161.
  9. [S422] Sharon Kliethermes and Rita Kliethermes, Cemeteries of Osage County MO.
  10. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 2.
  11. [S419] Brig Charles Ferdinand passenger list, February 15, 1837.
  12. [S7102] Hubert Bescheinen, The History of Loose Creek, Missouri.
  13. [S556] Internet Site: Find-A-Grave Web Site).
  14. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 4.
  15. [S2222] Bill Buchholz e-mail to e-mail address, July 21, 2000.
  16. [S6883] Father Helias, Pioneer TImes, October 1977, "Father Helias' Census of 1838."
  17. [S420] Volksblaat, volume 3, number 10, October 1987, "Confirmations at Westphalia (St. Joseph Catholic Church) by Bishop Rosati on 14-15 October 1838."
  18. [S5107] Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, Marriage Records Osage Co. Mo. Book A 1841-1861, page 207.
  19. [S3591] Missouri Marriages, 1766-1983, Ancestry.com (database online), 2004.
  20. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 4 and page 8.
  21. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 8.
  22. [S427] Internet Site: certificate # 28387United States Land Office Records 1796-1907).
  23. [S427] Internet Site: certificate # 29854United States Land Office Records 1796-1907).
  24. [S5741] U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865, unknown repository , 2007.
  25. [S7227] Lawrence Mertens Civil War Records.
  26. [S8583] U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865, Ancestry.com (database online), 2011.
  27. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 10.
  28. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 5.
  29. [S6993] History Matters Mertens Photo.
  30. [S6891] Lorenz Mertens Civil War Pension Index.
  31. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 7.
  32. [S422] Sharon Kliethermes and Rita Kliethermes, Cemeteries of Osage County MO, T44N R9W Section 12, Row 6.
  33. [S3385] Margaret H. Gentges, Osage Co. Mo. Births/Baptisms, page 72.
  34. [S3385] Margaret H. Gentges, Osage Co. Mo. Births/Baptisms, page 4.
  35. [S3385] Margaret H. Gentges, Osage Co. Mo. Births/Baptisms, page 71.
  36. [S422] Sharon Kliethermes and Rita Kliethermes, Cemeteries of Osage County MO, In this source, the father's name is given as Lawrence Mertens.

Anna Christina Mertens

F, #553, b. June 16, 1825, d. November 19, 1900
Father*Henry Joseph Mertens1 b. May 5, 1792, d. March 28, 1863
Mother*Maria Magadalena Loethen1 b. November 28, 1796, d. May 8, 1862
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     Anna Christina Mertens, daughter of Henry Joseph Mertens and Maria Magadalena Loethen, was born on June 16, 1825 in Latum, Kreis Krefeld, Westfalen, Germany.2,3,4,1
Anna Christina immigrated along with Henry Joseph Mertens on February 15, 1837 at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, traveling on the Brig Charles Ferdinand.5,6,1

Anna moved along with Henry Joseph Mertens on April 14, 1837 from They arrived at New Westphalia from New Orleans with Father Johann H. Meinkmann who also accompanied them on the Brig Charles Ferdinand from Germany to New Orleans. Henrietta Bruns, wife of Doctor Bernard David Bruns, mentioned their arrival date in a letter to Germany. to Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.7,8
Anna was a witness to were included in a census by Father Ferdinand Helias. Also included were their children: Christina, Laurentius, Stephanus and Joannes. with Henry Joseph Mertens and Maria Magadalena Loethen in 1838 at Missouri.9 Anna Christina Mertens was confirmed on October 15, 1838 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri; Confirmed by Bishop Rosati.10,7,1 A contract for the marriage of Anna Christina Mertens and Francis Xavier Poepping was signed on January 16, 1846 at Missouri. The terms of the contract were: The pre-nuptial agreement stated that in the event of the death of either pary, that party's entire estate would go to the other party with nothing going to eithers children.11
Anna married Francis Xavier Poepping on January 27, 1846 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Missouri. Officiated by Father Ferdiand Helias, S. J.12,4,7,1 A 25-year-old female, born in Germany. She is listed in the census as being married within the year, but believe this to be an error, as all adults on this page of the census are listed as being married within the year; a 30-year-old male, born in Germany. The real estate he owns is valued at $200.00. The census states that he was married within the year, but believe this to be an error, as all adults on this page of the census are listed as being married within the year.13 Anna Christina Mertens and Francis Xavier Poepping moved circa 1855 from Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri to Stearnes County, Minnesota.4,1
Anna purchased Sold 90 acres of land to G. H. Hake for $425, probably in preparation for leaving area. at Missouri, on February 12, 1855.11 Anna lived with Francis Xavier Poepping in June, 1865 at St. Martin Township, St. Cloud, Stearns County, Minnesota; Minnesota 1865 State Census.11
Anna was enumerated with her husband, Francis Xavier Poepping under the name of "Anna Christina Popping" on the 1865 U. S. Census for Minnesota. She was listed as a female.14 Anna lived with Johann H. "John" Mertens in April, 1866 at Henry Joseph Mertens farm, Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri; John and Maria purchased the Mertens home place from his brothers Stephen and Lorenz and his sister Anna Christina Poepping for $1,125. He borrowed $875 from Lorenz at six percent interest to finance the purchase from his father's estate. The property consisted of 400 acres of unfarmable rocky hillsides and was located five miles from Westphalia on Missouri highway 133.15
Anna witnessed the probate of the estate of Henry Joseph Mertens on May 31, 1866 at Missouri.16
Anna is a head of household on the 1880 U. S. Census of Lake Henry, Stearns County, Minnesota. She was identified as a 54-year-old widowed or divorced white female, born in Prussia as were her parents. Also residing with this family was John Hitt, a 21-year-old single white male, born in Prussia, as were his parents. He works as a farmer.. Enumerated with her were:, her sons George and Anton, her daughters Elizabeth, Franziska and Susann.2
Anna was enumerated as the mother of Anton Poepping on the 1900 U. S. Census. She was listed as a 74-year-old widowed white female, born in Germany, as were her parents. She has borne eleven children, seven of whom are living. She is able to read, write, and speak English. On this census, Anna Christina's immigration is listed as 1836, and her length of residence in the United States as 65 years. However, according to the passenger list, found elsewhere in her record, says the ship arrived in February 1864.17
Anna died on November 19, 1900 in Minot, Ward County, North Dakota, at age 75.1 She was buried circa November 21, 1900 in St. Margaret Cemetery in Lake Henry, Stearns County, Minnesota.1

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1850Linn Township, Osage County, MissouriFrancis Xavier Poepping13
1865MinnesotaFrancis Xavier Poepping14
1880Lake Henry, Stearns County, MinnesotaAnna Christina Mertens2
1900Anton Poepping17

Family

Francis Xavier Poepping b. January 16, 1820, d. September 22, 1872
Children

Citations

  1. [S556] Internet Site: Find-A-Grave Web Site).
  2. [S6623] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Anna C. Poepping household.
  3. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 2.
  4. [S7102] Hubert Bescheinen, The History of Loose Creek, Missouri, pages 161.
  5. [S419] Brig Charles Ferdinand passenger list, February 15, 1837.
  6. [S7102] Hubert Bescheinen, The History of Loose Creek, Missouri.
  7. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 4.
  8. [S2222] Bill Buchholz e-mail to e-mail address, July 21, 2000.
  9. [S6883] Father Helias, Pioneer TImes, October 1977, "Father Helias' Census of 1838."
  10. [S420] Volksblaat, volume 3, number 10, October 1987, "Confirmations at Westphalia (St. Joseph Catholic Church) by Bishop Rosati on 14-15 October 1838."
  11. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 6.
  12. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  13. [S6621] 1850 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Haver Popping household.
  14. [S6622] June 1, 1865 Census, Minnesota, Minnesota Territorial & State Censuses 1849-1905.
  15. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 10.
  16. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 5.
  17. [S9015] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Anton Poepping household.

Angela Catherina Holdenbeck

F, #554, b. circa 1835, d. March 24, 1880
Mother*Catherine (?)1 b. 1796
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)
     Angela Catherina Holdenbeck was also known as Angela C. Hollenbeck.2 Angela Catherina Holdenbeck was also known as Katherine Hollenbach.1 Angela Catherina Holdenbeck was also known as Angela Catherine Holdenlock.3,4 Angela Catherina Holdenbeck, daughter of Catherine (?), was born circa 1835 in Oldenburg, Kreisfrie Stadt Oldenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany.1,5
Angelamarried,Stephen Joseph Mertens (his first marriage) , son of Henry Joseph Mertens and Maria Magadalena Loethen, on January 15, 1856 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri; Father A. Eysvolgel S.J. performed the ceremony.4,6,3,7
Angela and Stephen Joseph Mertens lived in 1860 at Crawford Township in Osage County, Missouri. Residing with them were..5
Angela was enumerated with her husband, Stephen Joseph Mertens under the name of "Catherine Mertens" on the 1860 U. S. Census for Crawford Township, Missouri. She was listed as a 25-year-old female who was born in Prussia.5
She was enumerated as the wife of Stephen Joseph Mertens on the 1876 Missouri state census in Osage Township, Cole County as being a female between 40 and 45 years old.8
Angela died on March 24, 1880 at Linn Post Office in Crawford Township, Osage County, Missouri.1 She was buried in St. George Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.1

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1860Crawford Township, Osage County, MissouriStephen Joseph Mertens5
1876Osage Township, Cole County, MissouriStephen Joseph Mertens8

Family

Stephen Joseph Mertens b. September, 1827, d. 1903
Children

Citations

  1. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 7.
  2. [S3385] Margaret H. Gentges, Osage Co. Mo. Births/Baptisms, page 72.
  3. [S5107] Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, Marriage Records Osage Co. Mo. Book A 1841-1861, page 243.
  4. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  5. [S3319] 1860 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Stephen Mertens household.
  6. [S7102] Hubert Bescheinen, The History of Loose Creek, Missouri, pages 161.
  7. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 4.
  8. [S6585] 1876 State Census, Osage County, Missouri.
  9. [S3385] Margaret H. Gentges, Osage Co. Mo. Births/Baptisms, page 4.
  10. [S3385] Margaret H. Gentges, Osage Co. Mo. Births/Baptisms, page 71.
  11. [S6476] William H. Mertens Death Certificate.
  12. [S6474] Christine Mertens Death Certificate.

Anna Gertrude Schers

F, #555, b. April, 1834, d. March 25, 1910
Father*Jacob Schers1
Mother*Gertrude (?)1
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)
     Conflicting evidence placed her death According to Mertens History by Quentin Veit, her death date was on on March 26, 1910. The book "Cemeteries of Osage County, Mo." also lists her death date on March 26, 1910.2,3 Anna Gertrude Schers was also known as Anna Gertrude Scherr.4 Anna Gertrude Schers, daughter of Jacob Schers and Gertrude (?), was born in April, 1834 in Germany.1,2,5
Anna married Peter Lorenz Mertens, son of Henry Joseph Mertens and Maria Magadalena Loethen, on January 10, 1854 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri. Marriage ceremony performed by Father O. G. Boschots.6,7,4,8,9
Anna was enumerated with her husband, Peter Lorenz Mertens on the 1860 U. S. Census for Linn Township, Osage County, Missouri. She was listed as a 26-year-old female, born in Prussia. She is unable to read or write.10
Anna witnessed the baptism of Anna Gertrude "Annie" Mertens on February 24, 1866 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Missouri.11,12
Lorenz and Anna Gerturde Shers Mertens

Anna was enumerated as the wife of Peter Lorenz Mertens under the name of "Anna Mertens" on the 1880 U. S. Census of Linn Township, Missouri. She was listed as a 46-year-old white female who keeps house. She reads and writes in German, but not in English. She and both her parents were born in Prussia.13
She is included in a photo taken 1883. She is on the right in the front row in the photo. Also included in the photo: Peter Lorenz Mertens, Adolph Peter Mertens, Mary Josephine Mertens, Johanna F. H. Mertens, Wilhelm Carl H. Mertens, Jacob Phillip Mertens, Henry J. Mertens and Peter Jacob Mertens.14
Peter Lorenz Mertens Family
Photograph by BobBerg
She applied for a widow's pension on November 28, 1908, under the Pension Act of 1890, as the result of her husband's service in the Civil War. Her application number is 908731 and her certificate number is 672035. Her application was filed from Missouri.15
Anna died on March 25, 1910 at Linn Township in Missouri at age 75, Adolph Peter Mertens was the informant on her death certificate.1 Her cause of death was broncho-pneumonia following La Grippe.1 Mrs. Anna Gertrude Mertens was buried on March 27, 1910 in Our Lady of Help Catholic Cemetery in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri.1,4,16,17

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1860Linn Township, Osage County, MissouriPeter Lorenz Mertens10
1880Linn Township, MissouriPeter Lorenz Mertens13

Family

Peter Lorenz Mertens b. March 16, 1830, d. November 25, 1902
Children

Citations

  1. [S6541] Anna Gertrude Mertens Death Certificate.
  2. [S422] Sharon Kliethermes and Rita Kliethermes, Cemeteries of Osage County MO.
  3. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 7 and 8.
  4. [S7102] Hubert Bescheinen, The History of Loose Creek, Missouri.
  5. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 7.
  6. [S5107] Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, Marriage Records Osage Co. Mo. Book A 1841-1861, page 207.
  7. [S3591] Missouri Marriages, 1766-1983, Ancestry.com (database online), 2004.
  8. [S6911] Obituary of Christina M. Mertens.
  9. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 4 and page 8.
  10. [S6482] 1860 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Lorenz Mertens household.
  11. [S3385] Margaret H. Gentges, Osage Co. Mo. Births/Baptisms, page 71.
  12. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 10.
  13. [S2578] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Lorenz Mertens household.
  14. [S6993] History Matters Mertens Photo.
  15. [S6891] Lorenz Mertens Civil War Pension Index.
  16. [S422] Sharon Kliethermes and Rita Kliethermes, Cemeteries of Osage County MO, T44N R9W Section 12, Row 6.
  17. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 8.
  18. [S3385] Margaret H. Gentges, Osage Co. Mo. Births/Baptisms, page 72.
  19. [S3385] Margaret H. Gentges, Osage Co. Mo. Births/Baptisms, page 4.
  20. [S422] Sharon Kliethermes and Rita Kliethermes, Cemeteries of Osage County MO, In this source, the mother's name is given as Anna Scafret.

Francis Xavier Poepping

M, #556, b. January 16, 1820, d. September 22, 1872
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)
     Francis Xavier Poepping was also known as Xavier Poepping. Francis Xavier Poepping was born on January 16, 1820 in Germany.1,2
Francis Xavier Poepping immigrated in 1843 to United States traveling from Germany.3 A contract for the marriage of Francis Xavier Poepping and Anna Christina Mertens was signed on January 16, 1846 at Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri. The terms of the contract were: The pre-nuptial agreement stated that in the event of the death of either pary, that party's entire estate would go to the other party with nothing going to eithers children.1
Francis married Anna Christina Mertens, daughter of Henry Joseph Mertens and Maria Magadalena Loethen, on January 27, 1846 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri. Officiated by Father Ferdiand Helias, S. J.4,5,6,2
Francis Xavier Poepping received a land grant, issued under the southwest fractional quarter of the northwest fractional quarter of Section Nineteen in Township Forty three, of Range Ten West, in the District of Lands subject to sale at Saint Louis, Missouri, containing fifty acres, and two hundredths of an acre. on June 1, 1849 at Osage County, Missouri. The land was described as Zachary Taylor.7
Francis Xavier was a linen weaver in 1850 at Missouri.8,1
Francis is a head of household, under the name of "Haver Popping", on the 1850 U. S. Census for Linn Township, Osage County, Missouri. He was identified as a 30-year-old male, born in Germany. The real estate he owns is valued at $200.00. The census states that he was married within the year, but believe this to be an error, as all adults on this page of the census are listed as being married within the year.. Enumerated with him were:, his daughter Maria Magdalena.8 Francis Xavier Poepping was naturalized in 1853.1 He and Anna Christina Mertens moved circa 1855 from Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri to Stearnes County, Minnesota.5,2
Francis purchased Sold 90 acres of land to G. H. Hake for $425, probably in preparation for leaving area. at Missouri, on February 12, 1855.1
Francis served between 1861 and 1865 in the Union Army in the Civil War He enlisted in and was mustered out as a private in the 2nd Regiment of the Minnesota Infantry..9
Francis purchased 40 acres at Minnesota on October 25, 1861 from The land office was located in St. Cloud, Minnesota.10
Francis Xavier Poepping lived in June, 1865 St. Martin Township, St. Cloud, Stearns County, Minnesota, Minnesota 1865 State Census.1
Francis is a head of household, under the name of "Havier Popping", on the 1865 U. S. Census for Minnesota. He was identified as a male.. Enumerated with him were:, his sons Bernard David, George and Anton, his daughters Maria Magdalena, Anna Christina, Elizabeth and Franziska.11
Francis purchased 80 acres at Minnesota on August 10, 1865 from The land office was located in St. Cloud, Minnesota.12
Francis purchased 80 acres at Minnesota on December 1, 1866 from The land office was located in St. Cloud, Minnesota.13
Francis purchased 40 acres at Minnesota on May 15, 1869 from The land office was located in St. Cloud, Minnesota.14
Francis purchased 40 acres at Minnesota on May 15, 1869 from The land office was located in St. Cloud, Minnesota.15
Francis died on September 22, 1872 at age 52.16,2 He was buried circa September 24, 1872 in Saint Margaret Cemetery in Lake Henry, Stearns County, Minnesota.2

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1850Linn Township, Osage County, MissouriFrancis Xavier Poepping8
1865MinnesotaFrancis Xavier Poepping11

Family

Anna Christina Mertens b. June 16, 1825, d. November 19, 1900
Children

Citations

  1. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 6.
  2. [S556] Internet Site: Find-A-Grave Web Site).
  3. [S6630] Xaver Popping entry, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s, Ancestry.com (database online), 2009.
  4. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  5. [S7102] Hubert Bescheinen, The History of Loose Creek, Missouri, pages 161.
  6. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 4.
  7. [S6624] Xavier Popping land grant, June 1, 1849.
  8. [S6621] 1850 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Haver Popping household.
  9. [S5741] U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865, unknown repository , 2007.
  10. [S6631] Xavier Popping land grant, October 25, 1861.
  11. [S6622] June 1, 1865 Census, Minnesota, Minnesota Territorial & State Censuses 1849-1905.
  12. [S6632] Xavier Pepping land grant, August 10, 1865.
  13. [S6633] Xavier Popping land grant, December 1, 1866.
  14. [S6634] Xavier Popping land grant, May 15, 1869.
  15. [S6635] Xavier Popping land grant, May 15, 1869.
  16. [S6623] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Anna C. Poepping household.

Edith Christine Bock

F, #557, b. February 12, 1895, d. February 9, 1966
Father*Joseph Bock b. September 14, 1853, d. March 9, 1926
Mother*Katherine E. Twehous b. February 10, 1856, d. August 8, 1929
ChartsWilliam Bock Descendents
William Bock Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     The Bock Family
Edith Christine Bock Davis
     Edith Christine Bock was also known as Ida Davis.1 Edith Christine Bock, daughter of Joseph Bock and Katherine E. Twehous, was born on February 12, 1895.2,3,4,5 Conflicting evidence placed her birth February 1896, according to the 1900 Federal Census.6
She is included in a photo taken circa 1900. She is on the right in the photo. Also included in the photo: Henry M. Bock, Gertrude Mary Bock and Katherine E. Twehous.
Bock Home Place
421 Clark Avenue
Jefferson City, Missouri

Edith was enumerated as the daughter of Joseph Bock under the name of "Edith Back" on the 1900 U. S. Census of 421 Clark Avenue, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as a four-year-old female, born in Missouri, as was her mother. Her father was born in Germany.6 Edith lived with Katherine and Joseph Bock in 1910 at 421 Clark in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.7
Edith was enumerated as the daughter of Joseph Bock on the 1910 U. S. Census of Jefferson Township, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as a 15-year-old single white female, born in Missouri Her father was born in Germany and her mother in Missouri. She is able to read, write, and speak English and is employed as a stitcher at an overall factory.7
Edith was a sponsor for Bernard Henry "Ben" Mertens's baptism on August 2, 1914 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.8
Edith married John Richard Davis on May 20, 1915 at Cole County, Missouri.2,3 Confilicting evidence stated Edith Christine Bock and John Richard Davis were married according to the letter from Betty Hageman Smith, this marriage took place May 25, 1914.3
She is included in a photo taken circa 1920. She is in the front row, right side in the photo. Also included in the photo: Frances Bock, Helen B. "Lena" Bock, Bernard William Bock, Mary Bock, Henry M. Bock, Gertrude Mary Bock, Katherine E. Twehous and Joseph Bock.3
Joe and Catherine Twehouse Bock Family

Edith Christine was listed in Joseph Bock's obituary on March 9, 1926 as surviving.9
Edith Christine Bock lived in 1929 St. Louis, Missouri.10
Edith Christine was listed in Katherine E. Twehous's obituary on August 8, 1929 as surviving.10
Edith Christine was a laborer in a shoe factory in 1930 at Missouri.1
Edith was enumerated as the wife of John Richard Davis under the name of "Ida Davis" on the 1930 U. S. Census of 1717 Allen Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri. She was listed as a 35-year-old white female, married since the age of 20 years. She and her parents were born in Missouri. She is able to read, write, and speak English.1
Edith Christine was listed in Mary Bock's obituary circa January 28, 1939 as surviving.11
Edith Christine lived in 1956 in St. Louis, Missouri, residing with her were.12
Edith attended a family reunion of the Bock and Mertens family on August 15, 1956 Also co-hosting the Basket dinner were Mrs. Lennie Bock and Mrs. Johanna Mertens. Out -of-town guests included Mr. and Mrs. Ben Bock and daughter, Angeline, of Nashville, Kansas; Mrs. Edith Davis, St. Louis; and Mrs. and Mrs. Jimmy Fakes and daughter, Sandra, also of St. Louis.12
Edith Christine lived in May, 1961 in St. Louis, Missouri, residing with her were.13
Edith Christine was listed in Henry M. Bock's obituary on May 21, 1961 as surviving.13 At the time of her death the location for mailing benefits was reported as St. Louis, Missouri by the Social Security Administration.4
Edith died on February 9, 1966 at age 70.2,3,4,5 She was buried circa February 11, 1966 in Gatewood Gardens Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.14
John and Edith Bock Davis Tombstone

Family

John Richard Davis b. May 19, 1889, d. October 9, 1954
Children

Citations

  1. [S6268] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John Davis household.
  2. [S5120] Augusta Mertens Frank, Family Group Sheet for Ben Bock Family Family.
  3. [S6142] Betty Hageman Smith Letter.
  4. [S358] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com (database online), 2005.
  5. [S7538] Carol Ebeler e-mail to Robert Berg, January 15, 2012.
  6. [S5116] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Joseph Back household.
  7. [S2579] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Joe Bock household.
  8. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book.
  9. [S2651] Jefferson City Daily Tribune Newspaper "issue of March 9, 1924."
  10. [S6447] Jefferson City Post-Tribune "issue of Thursday, August 8, 1929."
  11. [S6566] Obituary of Mary Mertens.
  12. [S7111] Jefferon City Daily Capital News "issue of July 23, 1938, page 3."
  13. [S2911] Jefferson City News Tribune Newspaper - Online Edition "issue of May 21, 1961."
  14. [S556] Internet Site: Find-A-Grave Web Site).

Rose Bock

F, #558, b. April 20, 1894, d. November 18, 1900
Father*Joseph Bock b. September 14, 1853, d. March 9, 1926
Mother*Katherine E. Twehous b. February 10, 1856, d. August 8, 1929
ChartsWilliam Bock Descendents
William Bock Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     The Bock Family
     Conflicting evidence placed her birth April 1893, according to the 1900 Federal Census.1 Rose Bock, daughter of Joseph Bock and Katherine E. Twehous, was born on April 20, 1894.2,3
Rose was enumerated as the daughter of Joseph Bock under the name of "Rose Back" on the 1900 U. S. Census of 421 Clark Avenue, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as a seven-year-old female, born in Missouri, as was her mother. Her father was born in Germany. She has attended school within the year.1
Rose Bock The "Fairview Addition" on Sanborne Maps of Jefferson City was an area bounded by McCarty Street on the north, Benton Street on the east, Elm Street on the south, and Locust on the west. on November 18, 1900.4
Rose died on November 18, 1900 at Fairview in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, at age 6.5
Rose Bock In the late 19th century, typhoid fever mortality rate in Chicago averaged 65 per 100,000 people a year. The worst year was 1891, when the typhoid death rate was 174 per 100,000 people.[22] The most notorious carrier of typhoid fever—but by no means the most destructive—was Mary Mallon, also known as Typhoid Mary. In 1907, she became the first American carrier to be identified and traced. She was a cook in New York. She is closely associated with fifty-three cases and three deaths.[23] Public health authorities told Mary to give up working as a cook or have her gall bladder removed. Mary quit her job but returned later under a false name. She was detained and quarantined after another typhoid outbreak. She died of pneumonia after 26 years in quarantine.
In 1897, Almroth Edward Wright developed an effective vaccine. In 1909, Frederick F. Russell, a U.S. Army physician, developed an American typhoid vaccine and two years later his vaccination program became the first in which an entire army was immunized. It eliminated typhoid as a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the U.S. military.
Most developed countries saw declining rates of typhoid fever throughout the first half of the 20th century due to vaccinations and advances in public sanitation and hygiene. Antibiotics were introduced in clinical practice in 1942, greatly reducing mortality. Today, incidence of typhoid fever in developed countries is around 5 cases per 1,000,000 people per year. on November 19, 1900.6 Her cause of death was Typhoid fever.5
Her obituary was published in the Cole County Democrat on November 22, 1900 at Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.5 Her obituary stated:
Rosa, the little seven year old daughter of Mr. Joseph Bock, died at her home in Fairview on Sunday of Typhoid Fever. She was laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery Tuesday.
5
She was buried on November 20, 1900 in Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, Note of January 23, 2010: The only known Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City in 1900 was St. Peters Cemetery. However, have been unable to find her name on any burial records.5 ; Sanborn Map of Jefferson City, Fairview Addition7
Sanborn Map of Jefferson City
Fairview Addition, April 1916
; Sanborn Map of Jefferson City, Fairview Addition7
Sanborn Map of Jefferson City
Fairview Addition, April 1916
; Sanborn Map of Jefferson City8
Sanborn Map of Jefferson City
August, 1923

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1900421 Clark Avenue, Jefferson City, Cole County, MissouriJoseph Bock1

Citations

  1. [S5116] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Joseph Back household.
  2. [S6142] Betty Hageman Smith Letter.
  3. [S7538] Carol Ebeler e-mail to Robert Berg, January 15, 2012.
  4. [S6875] Insurance Maps Jefferson City, Missouri, volume April 1916 edition, page 19, and August, 1923 edition, page 16.
  5. [S6708] Cole County Democrat "volume XVII, page 6, November 22, 1900."
  6. [S4447] Internet Site: Wikopedia The Free Encyclopedia).
  7. [S6875] Insurance Maps Jefferson City, Missouri, volume page 19.
  8. [S6875] Insurance Maps Jefferson City, Missouri, volume page 16.

Josephine Bock

F, #559, b. February 5, 1890
Father*Joseph Bock b. September 14, 1853, d. March 9, 1926
Mother*Katherine E. Twehous b. February 10, 1856, d. August 8, 1929
ChartsWilliam Bock Descendents
William Bock Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     The Bock Family
     Josephine Bock, daughter of Joseph Bock and Katherine E. Twehous, was born on February 5, 1890.1,2
Since Josephine Bock is not included with the rest of the family in Joseph Bock's 1900 census, it may be assumed that she is deceased or living elsewhere.3

Citations

  1. [S6142] Betty Hageman Smith Letter.
  2. [S7538] Carol Ebeler e-mail to Robert Berg, January 15, 2012.
  3. [S5116] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Joseph Back household.

Gertrude Mary Bock1

F, #560, b. January 27, 1887, d. February 14, 1931
Father*Joseph Bock2 b. September 14, 1853, d. March 9, 1926
Mother*Katherine E. Twehous b. February 10, 1856, d. August 8, 1929
ChartsWilliam Bock Descendents
William Bock Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     The Bock Family
Gertrude Bock Mueller
Photograph by Bob
     Gertrude Mary Bock, daughter of Joseph Bock and Katherine E. Twehous, was born on January 27, 1887 in Cole County, Missouri.3,4 Conflicting evidence placed her birth on January 27, 1886, according to Betty Smith's letter and Gertrude Mueller's death certificate or Carol Ebeler' e-mail.5,2,6
She is included in a photo taken circa 1900. She is second from the left in the photo. Also included in the photo: Henry M. Bock, Katherine E. Twehous and Edith Christine Bock.
Bock Home Place
421 Clark Avenue
Jefferson City, Missouri

Gertrude was enumerated as the daughter of Joseph Bock under the name of "Gertrude Back" on the 1900 U. S. Census of 421 Clark Avenue, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as a 13-year-old single white female born in Missouri, as was her mother. Her father was born in Germany. She has attended school within the year. She is unable to read or write, but is able to speak English.4
Gertrude Mary was an operator in Shoes. in 1910 at St. Louis, Missouri.7
Gertrude Mary Bock
Photograph by Bob

Gertrude was enumerated as the neice of Frank M. Adrian on the 1910 U. S. Census of 2247 B Dodier Street, St. Louis, Missouri. She was listed as a 22-year-old single white female, born in Missouri, as were her parents. She is able to read, write, and speak English.7
Gertrude Mary Bock lived before 1912 Missouri.8 She and Joseph Frank Mueller obtained a marriage license on October 29, 1912 at Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, It was filed on November 12, 1912.8
Gertrude married Joseph Frank Mueller on October 30, 1912 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. The marriage ceremony was performed by the Assistant Rector of St. Peters.3,5,9,2,6
Gertrude Mary Bock
Photograph by Bob
Gertrude Mary Bock
Photograph by Bob

Gertrude and Joseph Frank Mueller lived on September 12, 1918 at 4343 Enright Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri. Residing with them were..10
She is included in a photo taken circa 1920. She is in the back row, second from the right in the photo. Also included in the photo: Frances Bock, Helen B. "Lena" Bock, Bernard William Bock, Mary Bock, Henry M. Bock, Edith Christine Bock, Katherine E. Twehous and Joseph Bock.5
Joe and Catherine Twehouse Bock Family

Gertrude was enumerated as the wife of Joseph Frank Mueller on the 1920 U. S. Census of 4561 Garfield Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri. She was listed as a 33-year-old married white female, born in Missouri. Her parents were born in Germany. She is able to read, write, and speak English.11
Gertrude Mary Bock
Photograph by Bob

Gertrude Mary was listed in Joseph Bock's obituary on March 9, 1926 as surviving.12
Gertrude Mary Bock
Photograph by Bob
Gertrude Mary Bock
Photograph by Bob

Gertrude Mary Bock lived in 1929 St. Louis, Missouri.13
Gertrude Mary was listed in Katherine E. Twehous's obituary on August 8, 1929 as surviving.13
Gertrude was enumerated as the wife of Joseph Frank Mueller on the 1930 U. S. Census of 5802 Hamilton Avenue, Ferdinand Township, St. Louis County, Missouri. She was listed as a 44-year-old white female, married since the age of twenty-five years. She was born in Missouri, as was her mother. Her father was born in Germany. She is able to read, write, and speak English.14
Gertrude Mary was housewife before 1931 at Jennings, St. Louis County, Missouri.2
Gertrude died on February 14, 1931 at 5802 Hamilton Avenue in Jennings, St. Louis County, Missouri, at age 44, Joseph Frank Mueller was the informant on her death certificate On Gertrude Bock Mueller's death certificate, her mother is mistakenly identified as Catherine Renterham..3,5,2,6 Her cause of death was acute rheumatism resulting in endocarditis.2 Mrs. Gertrude Mary Mueller was buried on February 16, 1931 in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri, in section 24, lot 3591.15,2
J- Joseph and Gertrude Bock Mueller Tombstone

Family

Joseph Frank Mueller b. July 30, 1880, d. October 21, 1958
Child

Citations

  1. [S7283] DorisSnyder76 (submitter e-mail withheld) member family tree titled "Verslues/Turner Family Tree" (Online: The Generations Network, Incorporated, www.ancestry.com). Last accessed on June 30, 2011.
  2. [S6290] Gertrude Mueller Death Certificate.
  3. [S3317] Augusta Mertens Frank, "Augusta Mertens Frank Research Papers."
  4. [S5116] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Joseph Back household.
  5. [S6142] Betty Hageman Smith Letter.
  6. [S7538] Carol Ebeler e-mail to Robert Berg, January 15, 2012.
  7. [S6291] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Frank M. Adrian household.
  8. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  9. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007, Book 7, page 105.
  10. [S6289] Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  11. [S6292] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Joseph F. Mueller household.
  12. [S2651] Jefferson City Daily Tribune Newspaper "issue of March 9, 1924."
  13. [S6447] Jefferson City Post-Tribune "issue of Thursday, August 8, 1929."
  14. [S6293] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Joseph Mueller household.
  15. [S2220] Internet Site: The Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of St. Louis Web Site).

Frances Bock

F, #561, b. May 17, 1885, d. July 4, 1968
Father*Joseph Bock b. September 14, 1853, d. March 9, 1926
Mother*Katherine E. Twehous b. February 10, 1856, d. August 8, 1929
ChartsWilliam Bock Descendents
William Bock Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     The Bock Family
Frances Bock Hopen
Frances Bock Hopen
     Frances Bock, daughter of Joseph Bock and Katherine E. Twehous, was born on May 17, 1885 in Rich Fountain, Osage County, Missouri.1,2,3,4 Conflicting evidence placed her birth as having occurred in Kansas.5 Conflicting evidence placed her birth in 1887, according to the 1920 census and the Verslues/ Turner Family Group Sheet; on 17 May 1884 according to her funeral card, Betty Hageman Smith's letter, her obituary, the 1900 census and an e-mail from Carol Ebeler.6,7,8,9,10,11
Frances Bock
Photograph by Bob

Frances was enumerated as the daughter of Joseph Bock under the name of "Frances Back" on the 1900 U. S. Census of 421 Clark Avenue, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as a 16-year-old single white female born in Missouri, as was her mother. Her father was born in Germany. She is able to read, write, and speak English.10
Frances was an inseamer at the shoe factory on June 12, 1900 at Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.10
Frances was a sponsor for Louis John Mertens's baptism on June 28, 1908 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.12 An unknown person and Frances Bock obtained a marriage license on November 16, 1908 at Missouri.13
Frances married William Edward Hopen, son of Anton J. Hopen and Rose Clare Martin, on November 17, 1908 at Missouri.14,15,13,4
She was enumerated as the wife of William Edward Hopen on the 1915 Kansas state census in Valley, Pratt County described as a 28-year-old white female..16
Frances and William Edward Hopen lived on June 5, 1917 at RFD No. 2 in Cunningham, Kingman County, Kansas. Residing with them were..17
She is included in a photo taken circa 1920. She is in the back row, left in the photo. Also included in the photo: Helen B. "Lena" Bock, Bernard William Bock, Mary Bock, Henry M. Bock, Edith Christine Bock, Gertrude Mary Bock, Katherine E. Twehous and Joseph Bock.7
Joe and Catherine Twehouse Bock Family

Frances and William Edward Hopen lived in 1920 at South Valley Township in Pratt County, Kansas. Residing with them were, their children Luella, Joseph, Pauline and Raymond..6
Frances was enumerated as the wife of William Edward Hopen under the name of "Francis Hopen" on the 1920 U. S. Census of Pratt County, Kansas. She was listed as is described as a married 33-year-old white female. She and both of her parents were born in Missouri. She is able to read, write, and speak English.6
She is included in a photo taken 1921. She is on the right side of the middle row in the photo. Also included in the photo: Joseph Anthony Hopen, Luella Veronica Hopen, William Edward Hopen, Raymond Edward Hopen, Pauline A. Hopen and Clarence Herman Hopen Sr.
Bill and Frances Hopen Family
Photograph by Bob
Frances Bock and William Edward Hopen moved in 1924 from Kansas to Missouri. Moving with Frances were Luella Veronica Hopen, Joseph Anthony Hopen, Pauline A. Hopen, Raymond Edward Hopen and Clarence Herman Hopen Sr..18
Frances Bock
Photograph by Bob

Frances was listed in Joseph Bock's obituary on March 9, 1926 as surviving.19
Frances Bock lived in 1929 Missouri.20
Frances was listed in Katherine E. Twehous's obituary on August 8, 1929 as surviving.20
Frances was enumerated as the wife of William Edward Hopen on the 1930 U. S. Census of 1310 Greenberry Road, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as a 44-year-old white female, married since the age of twenty-three years. She and her mother were born in Missouri. Her father was born in Germany. She is able to read, write, and speak English.15 Her husband, William, died on May 4, 1935 at age 48. She was the informant on his death certificate.7,21,22,3,4,23
Frances was listed in William Edward Hopen's obituary on May 5, 1935 as surviving.18
Frances was listed in Mary Bock's obituary circa January 28, 1939 as surviving.24
She is included in a photo taken circa 1950. The photo was taken at St. Leo's School, St. Leo, Kingman County, Kansas. She is second from the right in the photo. Also included in the photo: Lena Bock, Bernard William Bock and Henry M. Bock.25
Bock Brothers and Sisters
Frances Bock Hopen

Frances was listed in Henry M. Bock's obituary on May 21, 1961 as surviving.26 ; Lena on left, Frances on the right.
Frances (r) and Lena (l) Bock

Frances died on July 4, 1968 at St. Marys Hospital in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, at age 83 Her death followed a lingering illness..7,8,27,1,22,4
Her obituary was published in the Daily Capital News on July 6, 1968 at Missouri.9 Her obituary stated:
Funeral Services will be conducted Monday at 10 a. m. from St. Peters Cathedral for Mrs. Frances Hopen of Highway 54 South. Mrs. Hopen, 84, died Thursday at St. Mary's Hospital after a lingering illness. She was born in Rich Fountain in 1884, the daughter of Joseph and Catherine Twehaus Bock. In 1935 she married the late William E. Hopen of Jefferson City. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Julius Richter of Jefferson City; three sons, Joseph Hopen and Raymond Hopen, St. Louis, and Clarence Hopen of Jefferson City. Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Gus Kline of Jefferson City; one brother, Ben Bock of Nashville, Kan;23 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Services will be conducted by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. J. A. Vogelweid with burial in St. Peters Cemetery. A rosary will be recited Sunday at the Dulle Funeral Home at 7:30 p.m.
9

Her funeral service was held on July 8, 1968 at St. Peters Catholic Church, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, the service was performed by Reverend J. A. Vogelweid.9 Mrs. Frances Hopen was buried on July 8, 1968 in St. Peters Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, With her husband, William Hopen in Row 6, Block B.28,9,22,3,4
William Edward and Frances Bock Hopen Tombstone

Luella Veronica Hopen was appointed executrix of the estate of Frances Bock on August 23, 1968.29
Frances was mentioned in Joseph Anthony Hopen's obituary in June, 1986 as preceding the deceased in death.14,30
Terri Stephens Bartnett remembers Frances as a very stern lady who used to come over and bake bread for their family.31

Family

William Edward Hopen b. June 8, 1886, d. May 4, 1935
Children

Citations

  1. [S6424] Correspondence, Betty Hageman Smith to Linda Frank Berg.
  2. [S552] Tombstone photo, taken by Taken by Linda A. Frank Berg.
  3. [S5086] St. Peters Cemetery.
  4. [S7226] Judy Richter Holzhauser, Family Group Sheet for Descendants of Frances Bock Family.
  5. [S8972] 1940 — Sixteenth Census of the United States (Population Schedule), Missouri, Joseph Hopen household.
  6. [S3316] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William E Hopen household.
  7. [S6142] Betty Hageman Smith Letter.
  8. [S6302] Funeral Card for Frances Bock Hopen.
  9. [S6350] Frances Bock Hopen Obituary, July 6, 1968.
  10. [S5116] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Joseph Back household.
  11. [S7538] Carol Ebeler e-mail to Robert Berg, January 15, 2012.
  12. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book.
  13. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007, Book 6, Page 106.
  14. [S635] Joseph A. Hopen Obituary, June 15, 1986.
  15. [S6333] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William Hopen household.
  16. [S6357] 1915 Kansas State Census, Valley, Pratt County, Kansas, Kansas State Census COllection, 1855-1915.
  17. [S6352] Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  18. [S6571] William E. Hopen Obituary, May 5, 1935.
  19. [S2651] Jefferson City Daily Tribune Newspaper "issue of March 9, 1924."
  20. [S6447] Jefferson City Post-Tribune "issue of Thursday, August 8, 1929."
  21. [S6282] William Edward Hopen Death Certificate.
  22. [S7103] Quentin F. Veit, The William Hopen Clan of Missouri, pqge 57.
  23. [S7433] Funeral Card for William E. Hopen.
  24. [S6566] Obituary of Mary Mertens.
  25. [S6371] Ben Bock, Frances Bock Hopen, Henry Bock Lena Bock Kline Photograph, unknown repository.
  26. [S2911] Jefferson City News Tribune Newspaper - Online Edition "issue of May 21, 1961."
  27. [S6351] Clarence H. Hopen Obituary, December 1, 1976.
  28. [S6286] Resurrection and St. Peters Cemeteries, Alan Lepper E-mail Grave Locations.
  29. [S6447] Jefferson City Post-Tribune "issue of August 23, 1968, page 12, column 9."
  30. [S3238] Obituary of Joseph A. Hopen.
  31. [S6346] Interview, Terri Bartnett, March 14, 2004.

Lawrence Theodore Mertens

M, #562, b. December 7, 1904, d. December 30, 1904
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:

     Lawrence Theodore Mertens, son of Peter Paul Otto Mertens and Mary Bock, was born on December 7, 1904 in Osage Bluff, Cole County, Missouri, 38.437357, -92.217276.1,2
Lawrence died on December 30, 1904 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.1
Lawrence was mentioned in Alice Marie Mertens's obituary on June 8, 2003 as preceding the deceased in death.3

Citations

  1. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.
  2. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 170.
  3. [S2567] Alice Marie Rackers Obituary, June 8, 2003.

George Joseph Mertens

M, #563, b. July 11, 1903, d. February 23, 1983
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:

George Joseph Mertens
George Joseph Mertens
George Joseph Mertens
     Conflicting evidence placed his birth on July 10, 1903.1 George Joseph Mertens, son of Peter Paul Otto Mertens and Mary Bock, was born on July 11, 1903 in Osage Bluff, Cole County, Missouri, 38.437357, -92.217276.2,3,4,5
George Joseph Mertens

George 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 six-year-old white male who speaks English. He and his parents were all born in MIssouri.6
George Joseph Mertens received his First Holy Communion on May 4, 1913 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri; in the Diocese of St. Louis.7 He was confirmed circa 1915 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Missouri; Wardsville was part of the diocese of St. Louis.8
George was enumerated as the son of Peter Paul Otto Mertens on the 1920 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Missouri. He was listed as a single white 16-year-old male born in Missouri. He did not attend school during the last year, but is able to read, write, and speak English. He is working as a laborer for wages on the home farm. Both of his parents were born in Missouri.9
George 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 26-year-old white male who is single, living on a farm. He is able to read, write, and speak English. He is working as a farmer and is not a veteran. Both his parents were born in Missouri, as was he.10 George was the best man at the marriage of Joseph Anthony Hopen and Thelma Mary Mushrush on February 28, 1933 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri; The ceremony was held by Father H. W. Weisman. Before the ceremony, Mrs. Leo Hirsch sang a solo and Mrs. Roy Kline played Mendelssohn's Wedding March.11,12,13
George married Agnes Martina Hentges, daughter of George J. Hentges and Sophia Marie Cortvrient, on June 2, 1936 at St. Martins, Cole County, Missouri.14,1,4
George and Agnes Hentges Mertens Wedding

George Joseph was listed in Mary Bock's obituary circa January 28, 1939 as surviving.15
Around 1951, George fell and broke his back. At the time, he was helping to build Peter Paul and Johanna Korsmeyer Mertens' new home on Wardsville Road, in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.16
George Joseph was listed in Peter Paul Otto Mertens's obituary on May 24, 1962 as surviving.17
George Joseph Mertens and Edward Theodore 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, 1962.18 George was a pallbearer at the funeral of Helen B. "Lena" Bock on December 12, 1972; The service was held by Father Yahle.19,20
George Joseph Mertens lived in 1981 Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.21,3
George Joseph was listed in Augusta Mertens's obituary as surviving.21,22
George died on February 23, 1983 in Cole County, Missouri, at age 79.1 Conflicting evidence placed his death on February 23, 1982 (Quentin Viets Mertens History and the Social Security Death Index), also according to the St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery Readings.3,4 He was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.23
Agnes and George Mertens Tombstone

George was mentioned in Bernard Henry "Ben" Mertens's obituary on April 17, 2000 as preceding the deceased in death.24,25
George was mentioned in Alice Marie Mertens's obituary on June 8, 2003 as preceding the deceased in death.26

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1910Osage Township, Cole County, MissouriPeter Paul Otto Mertens6
1920Osage Township, MissouriPeter Paul Otto Mertens9
1930Osage Township, MissouriPeter Paul Otto Mertens10

Family

Agnes Martina Hentges b. November 11, 1914, d. November 8, 1999
Children

Citations

  1. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.
  2. [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.
  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. [S6923] Research Papers, George and Agnes Mertens. Prepared by Agnes Mertens.
  6. [S2440] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), P. P. Mertens household.
  7. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book, First Communion Records.
  8. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book, Confirmation Records.
  9. [S2444] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Paul Mertens household.
  10. [S2429] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Paul Mertens household.
  11. [S6447] Jefferson City Post-Tribune "issue of March 1, 1933."
  12. [S6424] Correspondence, Betty Hageman Smith to Linda Frank Berg.
  13. [S7226] Judy Richter Holzhauser, Family Group Sheet for Descendants of Frances Bock Family.
  14. [S5078] Mertens Agnes Obituary, July 23,2004.
  15. [S6566] Obituary of Mary Mertens.
  16. [S9019] Interview, Shirley Mertens Hoelscher.
  17. [S6447] Jefferson City Post-Tribune "issue of May 24, 1962."
  18. [S8845] Mertens Edward-Mertens George Quit-Claim Deed.
  19. [S6325] Funeral Card for Lena B. Kline.
  20. [S2911] Jefferson City News Tribune Newspaper - Online Edition "issue of December 10, 1972, page 27."
  21. [S740] Mrs. Augusta Frank obituary, May 19, 1981.
  22. [S7111] Jefferon City Daily Capital News "issue of May 19, 1981."
  23. [S552] Tombstone photo,.
  24. [S5053] Bernard Henry Mertens Funeral Program.
  25. [S5076] Bernard Mertens Obituary, April 17, 2000.
  26. [S2567] Alice Marie Rackers Obituary, June 8, 2003.

Joseph Garard Mertens1

M, #564, b. September 23, 1919, d. April 18, 1920
Father*Peter Paul Otto Mertens2,3 b. March 5, 1876, d. May 23, 1962
Mother*Mary Bock2,3 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:

     Joseph Garard Mertens, son of Peter Paul Otto Mertens and Mary Bock, was born on September 23, 1919 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, 38.488798, -92.173826.3,4,5,6,1 Conflicting evidence placed his birth September 25, 1919 (St Stanislaus Church Records.)7 He was baptized on September 28, 1919 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, godparents were listed as B. P. Mertens and J. F. Mueller..7
Joseph 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 three-month-old white male born in Missouri as were his parents.8
Joseph died on April 18, 1920 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, Peter Paul Otto Mertens was the informant on his death certificate.3,2,5,4,9,1 His cause of death was Illeocolitis followed by inflamation of brain and cord.3
His obituary was published in the Jefferson City Democrat Tribune on April 19, 1920 at Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.9 His obituary stated:
Baby Boy Dead
Joseph, the 6 month's old son of Paul Mertens, died yesterday at the residence near Wardsville. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock from the Catholic church at that place.
9

His funeral service was held on April 20, 1920 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Missouri.9 Joseph Garard Mertens was buried on April 20, 1920 in St. Stanislaus Church Cemetery in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, where his tombstone states: "Brother of Otto."3,2,4,9
Otto August and Joseph Garard Mertens Tombstone

Joseph was mentioned in Alice Marie Mertens's obituary on June 8, 2003 as preceding the deceased in death.11

Census

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

Citations

  1. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 170.
  2. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book, Death Records.
  3. [S6436] Joseph G. Mertens Death Certificate.
  4. [S4960] St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Burial Listing.
  5. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.
  6. [S6926] St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery Tombstone Reading.
  7. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book.
  8. [S2444] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Paul Mertens household.
  9. [S6561] Joseph Mertens (Baby) Obituary, April 19, 1920.
  10. [S552] Tombstone photo, taken by Linda Berg, 2013.
  11. [S2567] Alice Marie Rackers Obituary, June 8, 2003.

Otto August Mertens1

M, #565, d. August 7, 1923
Father*Peter Paul Otto Mertens2,3 b. March 5, 1876, d. May 23, 1962
Mother*Mary Bock2,3 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:

     Otto August Mertens, son of Peter Paul Otto Mertens and Mary Bock, was born on August 18, 1921 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, 38.488798, -92.173826.4 Conflicting evidence placed his birth October 18, 1921 (Mertens reunion handout-1998) and (St. Stanislaus Church Wardsville Burial Listing) and (St. Stanislaus Cemetery Tombstone Readings.)5,6,1 He was baptized on August 21, 1921 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, godparents are listed as George Schepers and Anna Mehmert..7
Otto died on August 7, 1923 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, Peter Paul Otto Mertens was the informant on his death certificate.2,3 Conflicting evidence placed his death on August 10, 1923 (Mertens Reunion Information) and (St. Stanislaus Church Wardsville Burial Listing) or in Osage Township, Cole County, Missouri according to his death certificate.3,6,5 His cause of death was Cholera infantum (?)2,3
His obituary was published in the Jefferson City Democrat Tribune on August 8, 1923 at Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.8 His obituary stated:
Baby Boy Dies
Little Otto Mertens, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mertens, of Wardsville, died today. The funeral will be tomorrow morning at Wardsville, Mo.
8

His funeral service was held on August 9, 1923 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Missouri.8 Otto August Mertens was buried on August 9, 1923 in St. Stanislaus Church Cemetery in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, or on August 10, 1923, according to the St. Stanislaus Church Wardsville Burial Listing.2,5,3
Otto August and Joseph Garard Mertens Tombstone

Otto was mentioned in Alice Marie Mertens's obituary on June 8, 2003 as preceding the deceased in death.10

Citations

  1. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 170.
  2. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book, Death Records.
  3. [S6435] Otto August Mertens Death Certificate.
  4. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book.
  5. [S4960] St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Burial Listing.
  6. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.
  7. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book, Baptismal Register, page45.
  8. [S6562] Otto Mertens (Baby) Obituary, August 8, 1923.
  9. [S552] Tombstone photo, taken by Linda Berg, 2013.
  10. [S2567] Alice Marie Rackers Obituary, June 8, 2003.

Agnes Martina Hentges1,2

F, #566, b. November 11, 1914, d. November 8, 1999
Father*George J. Hentges3,4 b. May 13, 1885, d. May 17, 1955
Mother*Sophia Marie Cortvrient3,4 b. September 9, 1888, d. December 5, 1976
ChartsWilliam Bock Descendents
William Bock Descendant Chart (Indented)
Wilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)
     Agnes Martina Hentges, daughter of George J. Hentges and Sophia Marie Cortvrient, was born on November 11, 1914 in St. Martins, Cole County, Missouri.4,5,3,2,6
Agnes was enumerated as the daughter of George J. Hentges on the 1920 U. S. Census of Jefferson Township, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as a five-year-old white female, born in Missouri, as were her parents.7
Agnes was enumerated as the daughter of George J. Hentges on the 1930 U. S. Census of Highway 50, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as a 15-year-old single white female who was born in Missouri, as were her parents. She is able to read and write and has attended school within the year.1 Agnes was a sponsor for Alice Marie Mertens's confirmation on April 20, 1936 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.8
Agnes married George Joseph Mertens, son of Peter Paul Otto Mertens and Mary Bock, on June 2, 1936 at Missouri.4,5,3
George and Agnes Hentges Mertens Wedding

Agnes Martina was listed in Marcia Ann Bisges's obituary in 1990 as surviving.9 Agnes Martina Hentges was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, the Ladies Sodality, The Over-50 Club, and the church quilting club. before 1999 at Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.4
Agnes died on November 8, 1999 at St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, at age 84.3,4 Her obituary stated:
Agnes Mertens, 84, Wardsville, died Nov. 8, 1999, at St. Marys Health Center. She was born Nov. 11, 1914, in Cole County, a daughter of George and Sophia Cortvrient Hentges. She was married June 2, 1936, in Jefferson City, to George Joseph Mertens Sr., who died Feb. 23, 1982. A homemaker, she was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, the Ladies Sodality, the Over-50 Club, and the church quilting club. Survivors include: four daughters, Shirley Hoelscher, Osage Bend, Sr. Margaret Mertens, San Benito, Texas, Helen Welch, St. Martins, and Anna Bisges, Wardsville; five sons, Charles Mertens, Watson, George Mertens Jr., St. Martins, and John Mertens, Fred Mertens and Kenneth Mertens, all of Wardsville; two sisters Celeste Laux and Margaret Vaughan, both of Jefferson City; one brother, Paul Hentges, Jefferson City; 22 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Two granddaughters preceded her in death. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville. The Rev. Michael A. Coleman and Msgr. Bernard H. Boessen will officiate. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 4 p.m.
4,10,11

Agnes is also survived by twenty-two grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.4
Agnes Martina's wake was held on November 9, 1999 at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.4
Her funeral service was held on November 10, 1999 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Missouri, with the Rev. Michael A. Coleman and Msgr. Bernard H. Boessen officiating.4 She was buried on November 10, 1999 in St. Stanislaus Church Cemetery in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.3,4,6
Agnes and George Mertens Tombstone

Her obituary was published in the Jefferson City News Tribune on July 23, 2004 at Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.11,10

Family

George Joseph Mertens b. July 11, 1903, d. February 23, 1983
Children

Citations

  1. [S5442] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), George Hentges household.
  2. [S6923] Research Papers, George and Agnes Mertens. Prepared by Agnes Mertens.
  3. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 170.
  4. [S5078] Mertens Agnes Obituary, July 23,2004.
  5. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.
  6. [S4960] St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Burial Listing.
  7. [S5443] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), George Hentges household.
  8. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book, Confirmation Records. Wardsville was in the St. Louis Diocese.
  9. [S5056] Obituary of Marcia Ann Bisges.
  10. [S6142] Betty Hageman Smith Letter.
  11. [S2911] Jefferson City News Tribune Newspaper - Online Edition "issue of July 23, 2004."

Ruth Mary Mueller

F, #567, b. October 6, 1919, d. February 4, 2008
Father*Otto M. Mueller1 b. February 29, 1888, d. June 23, 1960
Mother*Eleanor K. DeBroeck1
ChartsWilliam Bock Descendant Chart (Indented)
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)
     Ruth Mary Mueller, daughter of Otto M. Mueller and Eleanor K. DeBroeck, was born on October 6, 1919 in Cole County, Missouri.2,1,3,4
Ruth Mary Mueller lived Box 1129 South Rock Creek Road, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
Ruth was enumerated as the daughter of Otto M. Mueller on the 1920 U. S. Census of 76 Bald Hill Road, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as a three-month-old white female, born in Missouri, as were her parents.5
Ruth was enumerated as the daughter of Otto M. Mueller on the 1930 U. S. Census of RD 3/Jefferson Township, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as a ten-year-old single white female, born in Missouri, as were her parents. She has attended school within the year and is able to read, write, and speak English.6 Ruth Mary Mueller graduated in May, 1935 from Immaculate Conception School, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, She had completed work in the tenth grade, the second year of high school. With this, she is entitled to enter high school with junior standing.7
Ruth married Bernard Henry "Ben" Mertens, son of Peter Paul Otto Mertens and Mary Bock, 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.8,9,10,2,4,1,11
Bernard and Ruth Mueller Mertens Wedding
Ben and Ruth Mueller Mertens
Photograph by Bob

She is included in a photo taken circa 1965. She is in the middle of the front row in the photo. Also included in the photo: Bernard Henry "Ben" Mertens.
Ben & Ruth Mertens Family
Photograph by Bob

She is included in a photo taken 1982. She is on the left side of the front row in the photo. Also included in the photo: Bernard Henry "Ben" Mertens.
Ben & Ruth Mertens Family
Photograph by Bob

A party was held for Ruth Mary and Bernard Henry 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..11,12
Ben and Ruth Mueller Mertens

Ruth Mary was listed in Bernard Henry "Ben" Mertens's obituary on April 17, 2000 as surviving.9,10
Ruth died on February 4, 2008 at Capital Regional Medical Center in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, at age 88.1,3
Her obituary was published in the Examiner on February 6, 2008 at Independence, Jackson County, Missouri. And in the Jefferson City News Tribune on the same date.1,13
Ruth Mary Mueller Also surviving Ruth were twenty-five grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren. on February 6, 2008.1,13 Her obituary stated:
Ruth M. (Mueller) Mertens
The Examiner
Ruth Mary (Mueller) Mertens, 88, Wardsville, Mo., died Monday, Feb. 4, 2008, at Capital Region Medical Center. She was born on October 6, 1919, in Cole County, the daughter of Otto and Eleanor "Nora" (DeBroeck) Mueller. She was married on Feb. 14, 1942, in Jefferson City to Bernard Henry Mertens. He preceded her in death on April 16, 2000. She was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. Her life was centered around her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a lifelong homemaker. She enjoyed cooking, which was loved by everyone, gardening, and sewing; either a baby quilt, Christmas stockings, or quilts for her children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two grandsons, Lucas Borgmeyer and Michael Mertens Jr., two sisters, Catherine Siebeneck and Adell Clark, and one brother, Edgar Mueller. Her survivors include four daughters and their husbands, Peggy Borgmeyer (Roger) of California, Lisa Buschjost (Jim) of Jefferson City, Janice Verslues (Ernie) of Columbia, and Carol Lage (Wilbur) of Jefferson City; four sons and their wives, Otto "Dick" Mertens (Carol) of Independence, Mo., Michael Mertens (Rose) of Jefferson City, Tim Mertens (Betty Jo) of Jefferson City, and Mark Mertens (Marsha) of Imperial, Mo; 25 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Julie Weber, Nora Lee Conrad and Margie Brondel (Ray), all of Jefferson City; one brother, Gilbert Mueller (Myrtis) of Lake Charles, La; and two sisters-in-law, Alice Mertens of Wichita, Kan., and Pauline Bretthorst of St. Louis, Mo. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, with the Revs. Gregory C. Meystrik and Brendan P. Doyle concelebrating. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery Fund, 6418 Route West, Jefferson City, Mo. 65101. Those wishing to e-mail tributes or condolences to the family may do so at the www.dulletrimble.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home, Jefferson City, 573-893-5251.
1,13

Ruth Mary's wake was held on February 8, 2008 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.1,13
Her funeral service was held on February 9, 2008 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Missouri, with the Reverends Gregory C. Meysterik and Brendan P. Doyle concelebrating.1,13 She was buried on February 9, 2008 in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.1,13
Ben and Ruth Mertens Tombstone

Family

Bernard Henry "Ben" Mertens b. July 28, 1914, d. April 16, 2000

Citations

  1. [S6423] Ruth Mary Mertens Obituary.
  2. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.
  3. [S6545] Funeral Card for Ruth Mary Mertens.
  4. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 170.
  5. [S6468] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Otto Mueller household.
  6. [S6467] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Otto M. Mueller household.
  7. [S6447] Jefferson City Post-Tribune "From the May 31, 1935 issue."
  8. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book.
  9. [S5053] Bernard Henry Mertens Funeral Program.
  10. [S5076] Bernard Mertens Obituary, April 17, 2000.
  11. [S6549] Mertens Anniversary.
  12. [S6892] Bob and Linda Berg. Invitation to Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary, February 16, 1992.
  13. [S6546] Ruth Mary Mertens Obituary, February 5, 2008.

Alice Rose Theis

F, #568
Father*Francis Jacob Theis1 b. April 23, 1903, d. December 20, 1964
Mother*Rosalia Marie Schwartz1 b. April 20, 1905, d. January 20, 1996
ChartsWilliam Bock Descendents
William Bock Descendant Chart (Indented)
Wilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family

William Francis Mertens b. June 27, 1924, d. October 18, 1991
Child

Citations

  1. [S5644] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Frank Theis household.
  2. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book.
  3. [S625] William Mertens Obituary, October 1991.
  4. [S5075] Mertens William Obituary, October 21, 1991.
  5. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.
  6. [S6424] Correspondence, Betty Hageman Smith to Linda Frank Berg.

Leona Catherine Hentges

F, #569, b. January 12, 1915, d. January 2, 1991
Father*Nicholas H. Hentges1
Mother*Caroline Distler1 b. March 19, 1887, d. October 20, 1955
ChartsWilliam Bock Descendents
William Bock Descendant Chart (Indented)
Wilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)
     Leona Catherine Hentges, daughter of Nicholas H. Hentges and Caroline Distler, was born on January 12, 1915.2,3,4
Leona was enumerated as the daughter of Nicholas H. Hentges on the 1930 U. S. Census of 1115 West High Street, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as an 15-year-old single white female, born in Missouri, as were her parents. She has attended school within the year, and is able to read, write, and speak English.4
Leona married Louis John Mertens, son of Peter Paul Otto Mertens and Mary Bock, on November 17, 1936 at Missouri.5,2,6
Louis and Leona Hentges Mertens Wedding
Louis and Leona Hentges Mertens Marriage

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.7
Leona Catherine Hentges and Louis John Mertens lived in February, 1961 1115 West High Street, Missouri.8 Her husband, Louis, died on July 21, 1963 at age 55. She was the informant on his death certificate.5,9,3,2,6
Leona Mertens and Johanna Mertens

Leona Catherine was listed in Dennis Louis Mertens's obituary on August 20, 1990 as surviving.10
Leona died on January 2, 1991 at age 75.11,2 She was buried in January, 1991 in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.11
Louis and Leona Hentges Mertens Tombstone

Leona was mentioned in Martha Ann Hentges's obituary on October 23, 2004 as preceding the deceased in death.1
Leona was mentioned in Leroy Charles Hentges's obituary on July 14, 2008 as preceding the deceased in death.12
Leona was mentioned in Barbara Susan Mertens's obituary on November 16, 2010 as preceding the deceased in death.13
Leona was mentioned in James Louis Mertens's obituary on July 12, 2012 as preceding the deceased in death.14
Leona was mentioned in Karl Joseph Mertens's obituary on June 5, 2015 as preceding the deceased in death.15

Family

Louis John Mertens b. June 23, 1908, d. July 21, 1963
Children

Citations

  1. [S6544] Martha Ann Kaiser Obituary, October 23, 2004.
  2. [S6933] Kathleen Marie Mertens McClure, Family Group Sheet for Louis and Leona Mertens Family.
  3. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 170.
  4. [S6609] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Nick Hentges household.
  5. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.
  6. [S9045] Louis Mertens Death Certificate.
  7. [S6615] Horses, Cattle, Other Stock.
  8. [S6576] Judith Ann Ray Becomes Bride of James Mertens.
  9. [S5061] Funeral Card for Louis Mertens.
  10. [S7399] Obituary of Dennis Louis Mertens.
  11. [S552] Tombstone photo,.
  12. [S6924] Leroy Charles Hentges Obituary, July 16, 2008.
  13. [S7040] Barbara McBaine Obituary, November 16, 2010.
  14. [S2911] Jefferson City News Tribune Newspaper - Online Edition "issue of Juy 12, 2012."
  15. [S8789] Obituary for Karl J. Mertens, June 5, 2015.

Pauline Johanna Mertens

F, #570
Father*Peter Paul Otto Mertens b. March 5, 1876, d. May 23, 1962
Mother*Johanna K. Korsmeyer b. April 26, 1906, d. November 14, 1997

Family History – see:

Citations

  1. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.