Mindy Sue Mertens

F, #781
Father*George Joseph Mertens Jr.1 b. November 15, 1948
Mother*Barbara Ann Rademan

Family History – see:

Citations

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

Mary Elizabeth Wakeland1

F, #782
Father*William E. Wakeland2 d. before April 28, 1974
Mother*Mary L. (?)2
     Mary married John Louis Mertens, son of George Joseph Mertens and Agnes Martina Hentges, on April 27, 1974 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, the best man was George Joseph Mertens Jr., the groomsmen included Charles Francis Mertens. Those attending the marriage of John and Mary Beth were Richard Wakeland,Taos; George Mertens, St. Martins; Ruth Phillips, Columbia; Charlie Mertens, Rockport; Kathy Gore, Linn; Fred Mertens, Jeanie Koenig and Vickie McDaniel-Phillips, all of Jefferson City. The bride was given away by her uncle, Robert E. Wakeland of Arnold, Missouri.3,4,2

Citations

  1. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 171.
  2. [S6889] Jefferson City News Tribune "issue of April 28, 1974."
  3. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.
  4. [S6606] Mertens Wedding Anniversary Article.

Joseph Wayne Mertens

M, #783
Father*John Louis Mertens1
Mother*Mary Elizabeth Wakeland

Family History – see:

     Joseph married Lisa A. McKinney on October 2, 1999 at Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.2

Citations

  1. [S6606] Mertens Wedding Anniversary Article.
  2. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 172.

Amy Christina Mertens

F, #784
Father*John Louis Mertens1
Mother*Mary Elizabeth Wakeland

Family History – see:

Citations

  1. [S6606] Mertens Wedding Anniversary Article.

Leroy Henry Bisges1

M, #785
Father*Leo John Bisges2 d. July 22, 1967
Mother*Regina Emelia Bode2 b. September 27, 1911, d. February 25, 2005
     Leroy married Anna Jane Mertens, daughter of George Joseph Mertens and Agnes Martina Hentges, on October 10, 1970 at Cole County, Missouri.3,4

Family

Anna Jane Mertens
Child

Citations

  1. [S6923] Research Papers, George and Agnes Mertens. Prepared by Agnes Mertens.
  2. [S6563] Regina Emelia Bisges Obituary, about February 26, 2005.
  3. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.
  4. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 171.

Duane Lee Bisges

M, #786
Father*Leroy Henry Bisges
Mother*Anna Jane Mertens

Family History – see:

Tricia Sue Bisges

F, #787
Father*Leroy Henry Bisges
Mother*Anna Jane Mertens

Family History – see:

Sara Jane Bisges

F, #788
Father*Leroy Henry Bisges
Mother*Anna Jane Mertens

Family History – see:

Marcia Ann Bisges1

F, #789, b. April 5, 1981, d. January 29, 1990
Father*Leroy Henry Bisges
Mother*Anna Jane Mertens

Family History – see:

     Marcia Ann Bisges, daughter of Leroy Henry Bisges and Anna Jane Mertens, was born on April 5, 1981 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.1,2,3 Marcia Ann Bisges was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church the stamp club and the science club. before 1989.1 Before 1989 Marcia Ann Bisges was active in the third grade of St. Stanislaus Catholic School.1
Marcia died on January 29, 1990 at University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, at age 8.1,2,3 Her cause of death was aplastic anemia.1 Her obituary stated:
Marcia Ann Bisges, 8, of 4425 Rt. B., died Monday at University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics. She was born April 5, 1981, in Jefferson City, the daughter of Leroy H. and Anna J. Mertens Bisges, who survive at the home. She was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, the stamp club and the science club. She was a third-grade student at St. Stanislaus Catholic School. Other survivors include: one brother, Duane Bisges, of the home; two sisters, Tricia Bisges and Sara Bisges, of the home; paternal grandmother, Regina Bisges, Osage Bend; and maternal grandmother, Agnes Mertens, Wardsville. Services will be at 11 A. m. Thursday at St. Stanislaus CHurch. The Rev. Michael Coleman will officiate. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Wardsville. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at Dulle Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
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Marcia Ann Bisges Marcia was also survived by her paternal grandmother, Regina Bisges of Osage Bend.1
Marcia Ann's wake was held at Dulle Funeral Home, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.1
Her funeral service was held in February, 1990 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.1 She was buried in February, 1990 in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.1,4
Marcia Ann Bisges Tombstone

Marcia was mentioned in Agnes Martina Hentges's obituary on November 8, 1999 as preceding the deceased in death.5,6,7
Marcia was mentioned in Regina Emelia Bode's obituary as preceding the deceased in death.8

Citations

  1. [S5056] Obituary of Marcia Ann Bisges.
  2. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.
  3. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 172.
  4. [S4960] St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Burial Listing.
  5. [S5078] Mertens Agnes Obituary, July 23,2004.
  6. [S6142] Betty Hageman Smith Letter.
  7. [S2911] Jefferson City News Tribune Newspaper - Online Edition "issue of July 23, 2004."
  8. [S6563] Regina Emelia Bisges Obituary, about February 26, 2005.

Linda L. Johnson1

F, #790
Father*Everett Johnson2
     Linda married Kenneth Paul Mertens, son of George Joseph Mertens and Agnes Martina Hentges, on July 23, 1977 at Cole County, Missouri.2,3,1 Linda L. Johnson and Kenneth Paul Mertens were divorced circa 1993.3

Citations

  1. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 171.
  2. [S6574] Johnson, Mertens married.
  3. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.

Brandy Lynn Mertens

F, #791
Father*Kenneth Paul Mertens
Mother*Linda L. Johnson

Family History – see:

Jennifer Lee Mertens

F, #792
Father*Kenneth Paul Mertens
Mother*Linda L. Johnson

Family History – see:

Karl Joseph Mertens

M, #793, b. January 10, 1957, d. June 4, 2015
Father*Louis John Mertens b. June 23, 1908, d. July 21, 1963
Mother*Leona Catherine Hentges b. January 12, 1915, d. January 2, 1991
ChartsWilliam Bock Descendents
William Bock Descendant Chart (Indented)
Wilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

Karl Joseph Mertens
     Karl Joseph Mertens, son of Louis John Mertens and Leona Catherine Hentges, was born on January 10, 1957 in Cole County, Missouri.1,2,3 Karl was the ring bearer at the marriage of James Louis Mertens and Judith Ann Ray on February 4, 1961 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.4,2,1,5
Karl married Tammy Johnson on August 21, 1982 at Missouri.2,1
Karl and Tammy Johnson Mertens

Karl Joseph was listed in James Louis Mertens's obituary on July 12, 2012 as surviving.5
Karl Joseph was listed in Judith Ann Mertens's obituary circa July 4, 2014 as surviving.6
Karl died on June 4, 2015 at at his home in Missouri at age 58.7
His obituary was published in the Millard Family Chapels Website on June 5, 2015.7 His obituary stated:
Karl J. Mertens, 58, of Jefferson City passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at his residence. He was born on January 10, 1957 in Jefferson City the son of Louis J. and Leona C. (Hentges) Mertens, both of whom preceded him in death. He was married on August 21, 1982 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Jefferson City to Tammy J. Johnson who survives of the home.
Karl was a 1975 graduate of Helias High School He worked at Tolson Drug Store, then later worked at Merten's Grocery, Bait and Tackle. He then began work for J. C. Mattress, working his way up to warehouse manager. He worked there from 1995 until his passing. He enjoyed softball and bowling. He loved spending time with his family.
Besides Tammy, his wife of over 32 years, he is survived by two brothers: Paul (PJ) Mertens of Rolla, Gerald Mertens of Lunenburg, Vermont; and one sister, Kathy McClure of Russellville; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother: James Mertens; and two sisters: Barb McBaine and Judy Burrows.
Family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Monday, Jule 8, 2015 at Concord Baptist Church in Jefferson City. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 8, 2015 at Concord Baptist Church, with Rev. Monte Schinkle officiating. Burial will be in Centertown Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.
Arrangements are under the direction of Houser=Millard Funeral Directors, 2613 W. Main Street, Jefferson City, MO 65109
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Karl Joseph's wake was held on June 8, 2015 at Concord Baptist Church, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.7 His funeral service was held on June 8, 2015 at Concord Baptist Church, 3724 West Truman Boulevard, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.7 He was buried on June 8, 2015 in Centertown Cemetery in Centertown, Cole County, Missouri.7

Citations

  1. [S6933] Kathleen Marie Mertens McClure, Family Group Sheet for Louis and Leona Mertens Family.
  2. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.
  3. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 174.
  4. [S6576] Judith Ann Ray Becomes Bride of James Mertens.
  5. [S2911] Jefferson City News Tribune Newspaper - Online Edition "issue of Juy 12, 2012."
  6. [S2911] Jefferson City News Tribune Newspaper - Online Edition.
  7. [S8789] Obituary for Karl J. Mertens, June 5, 2015.

Kathleen Marie Mertens

F, #794
Father*Louis John Mertens1,2 b. June 23, 1908, d. July 21, 1963
Mother*Leona Catherine Hentges1 b. January 12, 1915, d. January 2, 1991

Family History – see:

     Kathleen married Michael J. McClure, son of Herbert Bryan McClure and Rebecca Katherine Orr, on November 17, 1978 at Missouri.1,3 Kathleen Marie Mertens and Michael J. McClure were divorced in January, 1984.1,3

Family

Michael J. McClure b. December 28, 1952, d. February 20, 1999

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 174.
  3. [S6933] Kathleen Marie Mertens McClure, Family Group Sheet for Louis and Leona Mertens Family.

Gerald Lee Mertens

M, #795
Father*Louis John Mertens b. June 23, 1908, d. July 21, 1963
Mother*Leona Catherine Hentges b. January 12, 1915, d. January 2, 1991

Family History – see:

     Gerald married Janice Rousch on October 8, 1982 at Missouri.1,2,3 Gerald Lee Mertens and Janice Rousch were divorced.1
Gerald married Victoria (?) on May 28, 1999.1

Family 1

Janice Rousch

Family 2

Victoria (?)

Citations

  1. [S6933] Kathleen Marie Mertens McClure, Family Group Sheet for Louis and Leona Mertens Family.
  2. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.
  3. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 174.

Judith Ann Mertens

F, #796, b. February 9, 1946, d. July 3, 2014
Father*Louis John Mertens b. June 23, 1908, d. July 21, 1963
Mother*Leona Catherine Hentges b. January 12, 1915, d. January 2, 1991
ChartsWilliam Bock Descendents
William Bock Descendant Chart (Indented)
Wilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     Judith Ann Mertens, daughter of Louis John Mertens and Leona Catherine Hentges, was born on February 9, 1946 in Cole County, Missouri.1,2,3,4 Judith was a bridesmaid at the marriage of Paul Joseph Mertens and Linda Elizabeth Williams on May 13, 1961 at St. Martin's Catholic Church, St. Martins, Cole County, Missouri.5,1,3 Judith Ann Mertens was graduated in 1964 at Helias High School, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.6
Judith married Robert S. Burrows on April 23, 1966 at Missouri.1,3
Judith Ann Mertens Judy enjoyed crafts, sewing, fishing, playing cards, and trips to Branson. before 2009.6
Judith Ann was an employee of AT&Tand South Carolina State Ports Authority. before 2009.6
Judith Ann was listed in James Louis Mertens's obituary on July 12, 2012 as surviving.7
Judith died on July 3, 2014 at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, at age 68.6 Her cause of death was pancreatic cancer.8
Her obituary was published in the News Tribune circa July 4, 2014 at Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.6 Her obituary stated:
Judith Ann Burrows, 68, of Linn, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Capital Region Medical Center. She was born February 9, 1946, in Jefferson City, a daughter of the late Louis and Leona (Hentges) Mertens. On April 23, 1966, Judith was united in marriage in Jefferson City to Robert Burrows, who survives at the home. Judith was a 1964 graduate of Helias High School. She was employed with AT&T for over 22 years, then retiring from South Carolina State Ports Authority in 2009. She enjoyed crafts, sewing, fishing, being in nature, playing cards, trips to Branson and especially spending time with her family. Judith never knew a stranger. Along with her husband, Robert, she is survived by three sons: Robert Burrows (Susan Donnovan) of Wilmington, N.C., Anthony Burrows (Denise Jones) of Warsaw N.C., and Christopher Burrows of Linn; three brothers: Paul "P.J." Mertens (Linda) of Rolla, Gerald Mertens (Victoria) of Vermont, and Karl Mertens (Tammy) of Jefferson City; one sister: Kathy McClure of Russellville; one sister-in-law: Carolyn Mertens of St. Martins; two grandchildren: Joshua Burrows and Lorri Tanner; two great-grandchildren: Lilly Tanner and Elaina Cox; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one brother: James Mertens; and one sister: Barbara McBaine. Friends will be received from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, July 7, 2014 at the Houser-Millard Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 3:15 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at St. Peter Catholic Church with Fr. Ignazio C. Medina officiating. Entombment will follow in Hawthorn Memorial Gardens. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street, Jefferson City, MO 65109. (573) 636-3838.
6

Judith Ann's wake was held on July 7, 2014 at Houser-Millard Funeral Home, Jefferson City, Missouri.6 Her funeral service was held on July 8, 2014 at St. Peters Catholic Church, Jefferson City, Missouri.6 She was buried on July 8, 2014 in Hawthorn Memorial Gardens in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.6
Judith was mentioned in Karl Joseph Mertens's obituary on June 5, 2015 as preceding the deceased in death.9

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 174.
  3. [S6933] Kathleen Marie Mertens McClure, Family Group Sheet for Louis and Leona Mertens Family.
  4. [S8636] Funeral Card for Judith Ann Burrows.
  5. [S6612] Miss Linda Williams Becomes Bride of Paul J. Mertens.
  6. [S2911] Jefferson City News Tribune Newspaper - Online Edition.
  7. [S2911] Jefferson City News Tribune Newspaper - Online Edition "issue of Juy 12, 2012."
  8. [S1484] Personal knowledge of compiler.
  9. [S8789] Obituary for Karl J. Mertens, June 5, 2015.

Barbara Susan Mertens

F, #797, b. November 21, 1941, d. November 15, 2010
Father*Louis John Mertens b. June 23, 1908, d. July 21, 1963
Mother*Leona Catherine Hentges b. January 12, 1915, d. January 2, 1991
ChartsWilliam Bock Descendents
William Bock Descendant Chart (Indented)
Wilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     Barbara Susan Mertens, daughter of Louis John Mertens and Leona Catherine Hentges, was born on November 21, 1941 in Cole County, Missouri.1,2,3,4 Barbara was a flower girl at the marriage of Vernon Emil Rackers and Alice Marie Mertens on October 29, 1946 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.5,6,7,8
Barbara (her first marriage) marrried James Richard Williams on January 17, 1961 at Missouri.3,1,9
Barbara (her second marriage) married Franklin E. McBaine , son of Henry McBaine and Jewell Thornton, on July 20, 1974 at Missouri.1,3
Barbara Susan was listed in Franklin E. McBaine's obituary on August 18, 2008 Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, as surviving.10
Barbara died on November 15, 2010 in Missouri, at age 68.11,4 Her cause of death was Cancer.12 Her obituary was published on the Freeman Mortuary web site on November 16, 2010.11
Her funeral service was held on November 19, 2010 at Freeman Mortuary, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, with Monsignor David Cox officiating.. Other pallbearers were Brad McBaine, Dean McBaine and Kelby Languell.11,4 Her obituary stated:
Barbara McBaine

Barbara S. McBaine, age 68 years, Jefferson City, passed away Monday, November 15, 2010. Barbara was born on November 21, 1941, in Jefferson City, a daughter of Louis and Leona (Hentges) Mertens, who preceded her in death. She was married to James R. Williams on January 16, 1961, in Florida, and he preceded her in death on April 19, 1969. She was married to Franklin E. McBaine on July 20, 1974, in Jefferson City, who preceded her in death on August 18, 2008. A lifelong resident of the central Missouri area, Barbara was a 1959 graduate of Helias High School. She was employed as an in- home child care provider for 15 years, retiring in 1991. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, the VFW Roy Sone Post 1003 Ladies Auxiliary, and the Eastside Cancer Kickers Relay for Life team. Barbara enjoyed sewing, crafts, woodworking, traveling, and gardening. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors include: four sons, Mike (Debbie) McBaine and Mark (Alice) McBaine Jefferson City, Boyd (Jody) Williams, Rolla, and Bill Williams, Columbia; five daughters, Tresha McBaine, Cathy Philbert, and Kelly (Jack) Raetz, Jefferson City, Rose (Doug) Marsch, Russellville, and Alice (Keith) Languell, Tebbetts. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, four brothers and two sisters. Visitation will be at Freeman Mortuary from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m., Thursday, November 18, 2010, with a prayer service to be conducted at 3:30 p.m. in the Freeman Chapel. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Friday, November 19, 2010, in the Freeman Chapel with Monsignor David Cox officiating. Interment will be at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society through the Eastside Cancer Kickers or Fisher Family Relay for Life teams or Hospice Compassus of Jefferson City. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary. www.freemanmortuary.com
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Barbara Susan's wake was held on November 18, 2010 at Freeman Mortuary, Missouri, with a prayer service.11 She was buried on November 19, 2010 in Hawthorne Memorial Gardens in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.11,4
Barbara was mentioned in James Louis Mertens's obituary on July 12, 2012 as preceding the deceased in death.13
Barbara was mentioned in Judith Ann Mertens's obituary circa July 4, 2014 as preceding the deceased in death.14
Barbara Susan was listed in Karl Joseph Mertens's obituary on June 5, 2015 as surviving.15

Family 1

James Richard Williams b. October 2, 1938, d. April 19, 1969

Family 2

Franklin E. McBaine b. April 25, 1930, d. August 18, 2008

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 174.
  3. [S6933] Kathleen Marie Mertens McClure, Family Group Sheet for Louis and Leona Mertens Family.
  4. [S7041] Funeral Card for Barbara McBaine Obituary.
  5. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book, page 87, Baptizmal Register.
  6. [S4220] Vernon Rackers Obituary, November 20, 2005.
  7. [S2567] Alice Marie Rackers Obituary, June 8, 2003.
  8. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 170.
  9. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 176.
  10. [S6542] Franklin McBaine Obituary, August 18, 2008.
  11. [S7040] Barbara McBaine Obituary, November 16, 2010.
  12. [S2582] Personal knowledge of compiler, Linda Frank Berg.
  13. [S2911] Jefferson City News Tribune Newspaper - Online Edition "issue of Juy 12, 2012."
  14. [S2911] Jefferson City News Tribune Newspaper - Online Edition.
  15. [S8789] Obituary for Karl J. Mertens, June 5, 2015.

Paul Joseph Mertens

M, #798
Father*Louis John Mertens b. June 23, 1908, d. July 21, 1963
Mother*Leona Catherine Hentges b. January 12, 1915, d. January 2, 1991

Family History – see:

     Paul married Linda Elizabeth Williams, daughter of John C. Williams and Rose (?), on May 13, 1961 at St. Martin's Catholic Church, St. Martins, Cole County, Missouri, the best man was James Louis Mertens, the bridesmaids included Judith Ann Mertens. Others involved with the marriage and reception were: Miss Jo Hitz, Mark Williams, Elmer Sapp, Mrs. Robert Bloch, Mrs. Paul Hentges, Mrs. Gerhard Schillers, Mrs. Sam Kroll, Mrs. James Mertens and Miss Susan Hinen. Out of town guests included Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Miller, Kansas City; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gallivan, St. Louis; and Mrs. Herbert Hinen, Loose Creek.1,2,3

Family

Linda Elizabeth Williams
Child

Citations

  1. [S6612] Miss Linda Williams Becomes Bride of Paul J. Mertens.
  2. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.
  3. [S6933] Kathleen Marie Mertens McClure, Family Group Sheet for Louis and Leona Mertens Family.

James Louis Mertens

M, #799, b. March 7, 1938, d. July 10, 2012
Father*Louis John Mertens b. June 23, 1908, d. July 21, 1963
Mother*Leona Catherine Hentges b. January 12, 1915, d. January 2, 1991
ChartsWilliam Bock Descendents
William Bock Descendant Chart (Indented)
Wilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

James Louis Mertens
     James Louis Mertens, son of Louis John Mertens and Leona Catherine Hentges, was born on March 7, 1938 in Cole County, Missouri.1,2,3,4,5 James Louis Mertens attended St. Peter's Elementary and High School at Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, between 1944 and 1956 and graduated from Jefferson City High School in 1957.4
James (his first marriage) married Judith Ann Ray (her first marriage), daughter of Noel Ray and (?), on February 4, 1961 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, the ring bearer was Karl Joseph Mertens.6,1,2,4
A newspaper article in Missouri, dated February 11, 1961 reported The marriage of Miss Judith Ann Ray to James Louis Mertens was solemnized at St. Peter's Cathedral yesterday morning. The double ring ceremony was performed by the Reverend Norman Ahrens, before an altar decorated with various white flowers. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Noel Ray, 404 Russell Avenue, while the bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Mertens of 1115 West High. Danilo Gorjanc rendered traditional wedding music and Clarence Blume sang "Mother Beloved", "Blessed Be This Day", "Ave Maria", "Panis Angelicus", and "Mother at Thy Feet We're Kneeling" as the bride presented a bouquet to the Blessed Mother. The bride, given in marriage by her father, was attired in an exquisite gown of imported Chantilly Lace and tulle over ruffled net and declustered taffeta. The all-lace fitted bodice has a scalloped neckline outlined with embroidery of seed pearls and irridescent sequins, with traditional long sleeves tapered over the wrists. The very full bouffant skirt was fashioned in front with a wide insert of tulle, outline with scalloped lace, enhanced with applique of lace flowers. The back of the gown was styled with ruffled tiers of scalloped lace and tulle. A double queens crown of lace edged with a scalloped pearl trim, highlighted with iridescent sequins, secured the fingertip length full circular veil of imported French illusion, bound with lace matching the gown. The bride's only jewelry was a pair of wedding bell earrings, a gift from the groom. The bridal bouquet was of white feathered carnations. Miss carnations Williams was maid of honor, while Ms. Dolores Ray, sister-in-law of the bride, and Miss Glenda Moran were the bridesmaids. The attendants wore ballerina length velveteen dresses in a beautiful shade of turquoise. The dresses had a princess style bodice with full flared skirts. Each wore a matching headpiece of imported swiss braid with a short circular veil. Their bouquets were of white carnations entwined with turquoise net. Little Miss Kathy Mertens, sister of the groom, was flower girl and wore a matching dress of turquoise and a circular veil. She carried a bouquet of white carnations entwined with turquoise net. Master Karl Mertens, brother of the groom, was ring bearer. He carried a white heart shaped pillow with satin streamers. The groom chose his brother, Paul Mertens, as best man, and Charles Ray and George Schultz as groomsmen. Bob Hentrich and Ralph Viet performed the ushering duties. The mother of the bride wore a sapphire blue dress of velveteen with black accessories. She wore a corsage of white feathered mums with matching ribbon. The bride-groom's mother chose a tone-on-tone green dress of brocaded satin with black accessories, accented with a corsage of white feathered mums with matching ribbon. Following the ceremony, a breakfast was served to the wedding party and immediate families of the couple. A reception honoring the couple was held from 3-5 o'clock at Selinski Centre. The bridal table was covered with a lace cloth, underlined with turquoise, with turquoise candles in crystal candelabra. An aunt of the groom made the lace cloth. A three-tiered wedding cake was beautifully decorated with pale pink roses and traditional trimmings. Presiding at the serving table were Miss Barbara Baker, Miss Helen Mertens, Miss Gladys Viet, Miss Charlene Frank, Miss Mary Sue Mertens, Miss Marguerite Hentrich, and Miss Melba Meller, Miss Betty Hentrich etc.6
James was the best man at the marriage of Paul Joseph Mertens and Linda Elizabeth Williams on May 13, 1961 at St. Martin's Catholic Church, St. Martins, Cole County, Missouri; Others involved with the marriage and reception were: Miss Jo Hitz, Mark Williams, Elmer Sapp, Mrs. Robert Bloch, Mrs. Paul Hentges, Mrs. Gerhard Schillers, Mrs. Sam Kroll, Mrs. James Mertens and Miss Susan Hinen. Out of town guests included Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Miller, Kansas City; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gallivan, St. Louis; and Mrs. Herbert Hinen, Loose Creek.7,1,2
James Louis was the owner and operator of Mertens Live Bait and Tackle, Mertens Market in Jefferson City and 1-Hour martinizing Cleaners in Fort Smith, Arkansas and Jefferson City. He was also employed with Wilson's Foods and Larry's Honda..4 He and Judith Ann Ray were divorced in December, 1974.3,2
James served in the in the Missouri National Guard..4
James (his second marriage) married Carolyn K. Kendrick (her second marriage), daughter of Virginia Kendrick, on November 28, 1981 at California, Moniteau County, Missouri.3,2,4 Confilicting evidence stated James Louis Mertens and Carolyn K. Kendrick were married August 3, 1985 (1998 Mertens Reunion.)1 James was a pallbearer at the funeral of Johanna K. Korsmeyer on November 16, 1997; with the Reverand Micael A. coleman officiating.8,9 James Louis Mertens and Carolyn K. Kendrick were divorced before 1998.1
James died on July 10, 2012 at at his home in St. Martins, Cole County, Missouri, at age 74.4,5 His cause of death was cancer.10
His obituary was published in the News Tribune on July 12, 2012 at Missouri.4 His obituary stated:
James Louis Mertens
March 7, 1938 - July 10, 2012
James Louis Mertens, 74, of St. Martins, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at his home. He was born March 7, 1938, in Jefferson City, a son of Louis and Leona (Hentges) Mertens. He attended St. Peter Catholic School and St. Peter High School in Jefferson City and was a 1957 graduate of Jefferson City High School. James owned and operated Mertens Live Bait and Tackle and had previously owned and operated Mertens Market in Jefferson City and 1 Hour Martinizing Cleaners in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and Jefferson City. He also had been employed with Wilson's Foods and Larry's Honda and had served in the Missouri National Guard. He was an active member of St. Martin Catholic Church. James really believed in family time and enjoyed his children and grandchildren. He loved playing cards anytime, but especially with his Monday and Thursday night groups. He loved working puzzles with his wife and grandkids and traveling to Mississippi. James took great pride in the appearance of his property, spending countless hours manicuring his lawn. On February 4, 1961, James was united in marriage in Jefferson City to Judith A. Ray. On November 28, 1981, he was united in marriage in California to Carolyn K. Kendrick, who survives at their home. Other survivors include five daughters: Lori Elliott Shikles of Russellville, Shelley Mertens Smith and husband Joe of Jefferson City, Karla Mertens McGee and husband Vince of Mt. Sterling, Sheila Elliott Thomas and husband Scott of Holts Summit, Brooke Mertens Poskin and husband Stephen of Cedar Hill; five siblings: Paul "P.J." Mertens and wife Linda of Rolla, Judy Burrows and husband Robert of Linn, Gerald Mertens and wife Victoria of Alabama, Kathy McClure, Karl Mertens and wife Tammy, all of Jefferson City; his mother-in-law, Virginia Kendrick of California; 13 grandchildren: Kent Shikles, Kelsey Shikles, Ryan Shikles, Makenzie Smith, Madison Smith, Woody Buck, Vincent McGee Jr., Crystal McGee, T.J. McGee, Star McGee, Savannah Thomas, Cody Poskin, Gage Poskin; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Barbara McBaine; one grandson, Tanner Lee Smith; and a son-in-law, Kenny Shikles. Friends will be received from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the Houser-Millard Funeral Home, where a prayer service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Additional visitation will be from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. Friday, July 13, 2012, at the St. Martin Catholic Church, where Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. with Fr. Edwin A. Schmidt officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Martin Catholic Church Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Martin Catholic Church. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 W. Main St., (573) 636-3838.
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James Louis's wake was held on July 12, 2012 at Houser-Millard Funeral Chapel, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.4
His funeral service was held on July 13, 2012 at St. Martin's Catholic Church, Missouri, Father Edwin A. Schmidt officiated at the ceremony.4 He was buried on July 13, 2012 in St. Martin's Catholic Cemetery in St. Martins, Cole County, Missouri.4
James was mentioned in Judith Ann Mertens's obituary circa July 4, 2014 as preceding the deceased in death.11
James was mentioned in Karl Joseph Mertens's obituary on June 5, 2015 as preceding the deceased in death.12

Family 1

Judith Ann Ray b. December 1, 1942, d. May 30, 2004

Citations

  1. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.
  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 174.
  4. [S2911] Jefferson City News Tribune Newspaper - Online Edition "issue of Juy 12, 2012."
  5. [S7936] Funeral Card for James Louis Mertens.
  6. [S6576] Judith Ann Ray Becomes Bride of James Mertens.
  7. [S6612] Miss Linda Williams Becomes Bride of Paul J. Mertens.
  8. [S204] Johanna Mertens Funeral Program.
  9. [S711] Johanna K. Mertens Obituary, November 14, 1997.
  10. [S2582] Personal knowledge of compiler, Linda Frank Berg.
  11. [S2911] Jefferson City News Tribune Newspaper - Online Edition.
  12. [S8789] Obituary for Karl J. Mertens, June 5, 2015.

Judith Ann Ray

F, #800, b. December 1, 1942, d. May 30, 2004
Father*Noel Ray1
Mother*(?)1
ChartsWilliam Bock Descendant Chart (Indented)
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)
     Judith Ann Ray, daughter of Noel Ray and (?), was born on December 1, 1942.2,3
Judith (her first marriage) marrried James Louis Mertens (his first marriage) , son of Louis John Mertens and Leona Catherine Hentges, on February 4, 1961 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, the ring bearer was Karl Joseph Mertens.1,2,3,4 Judith Ann Ray and James Louis Mertens were divorced in December, 1974.5,3
Judith died on May 30, 2004 at age 61.3

Family

James Louis Mertens b. March 7, 1938, d. July 10, 2012

Citations

  1. [S6576] Judith Ann Ray Becomes Bride of James Mertens.
  2. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.
  3. [S6933] Kathleen Marie Mertens McClure, Family Group Sheet for Louis and Leona Mertens Family.
  4. [S2911] Jefferson City News Tribune Newspaper - Online Edition "issue of Juy 12, 2012."
  5. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 174.

Shelly Renee Mertens

F, #801
Father*James Louis Mertens b. March 7, 1938, d. July 10, 2012
Mother*Judith Ann Ray b. December 1, 1942, d. May 30, 2004

Family History – see:

     Shelly married Terrence Joseph Smith on June 20, 1992 at Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.1,2

Citations

  1. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.
  2. [S6933] Kathleen Marie Mertens McClure, Family Group Sheet for Louis and Leona Mertens Family.

Karla Rae Mertens

F, #802
Father*James Louis Mertens b. March 7, 1938, d. July 10, 2012
Mother*Judith Ann Ray b. December 1, 1942, d. May 30, 2004

Family History – see:

     Karla (her first marriage) marrried David Buck (his first marriage) on August 3, 1985 at Missouri.1,2 Karla Rae Mertens and David Buck were divorced in 1987 at Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.1,2
Karla (her second marriage) married Vincent McGee on March 15, 1988 at Missouri.1,2 Karla Rae Mertens and Vincent McGee were divorced circa 1995.1,3

Family 1

David Buck

Family 2

Vincent McGee

Citations

  1. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.
  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 175.

Brooke Ann Mertens1

F, #803
Father*James Louis Mertens b. March 7, 1938, d. July 10, 2012
Mother*Judith Ann Ray b. December 1, 1942, d. May 30, 2004

Family History – see:

     Brooke married Stephen Poskin, son of Donald Poskin, on September 20, 1997 at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.2,3,1

Citations

  1. [S6933] Kathleen Marie Mertens McClure, Family Group Sheet for Louis and Leona Mertens Family.
  2. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.
  3. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 175.

David Buck

M, #804
     David (his first marriage) married Karla Rae Mertens (her first marriage), daughter of James Louis Mertens and Judith Ann Ray, on August 3, 1985 at Missouri.1,2 David Buck and Karla Rae Mertens were divorced in 1987 at Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.1,2

Citations

  1. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.
  2. [S6933] Kathleen Marie Mertens McClure, Family Group Sheet for Louis and Leona Mertens Family.

Robert Woodrow Buck

M, #805
Father*David Buck
Mother*Karla Rae Mertens

Family History – see:

Carolyn Elliot

F, #806

Shiela Elliot

F, #807
Mother*Carolyn Elliot

Lori Elliot

F, #808
Mother*Carolyn Elliot
     Lori married an unknown person on July 14, 1984.

John Buttery1,2

M, #809, d. before 1655
     John married Elizabeth Knapp, daughter of William Knapp and Judith Tue, at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. after their marriage moved to England.1
John died before 1655.1
John Buttery and Elizabeth Knapp lived in 1655 Bury St. Mary, Suffolk, England.1
John Buttery lived in November, 1657 Massachusetts, with the family of Samuel Cole.2

Family

Elizabeth Knapp b. 1655

Citations

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

Robert S. Burrows

M, #810
ChartsWilliam Bock Descendant Chart (Indented)
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)
     Robert married Judith Ann Mertens, daughter of Louis John Mertens and Leona Catherine Hentges, on April 23, 1966 at Missouri.1,2

Family

Judith Ann Mertens b. February 9, 1946, d. July 3, 2014

Citations

  1. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.
  2. [S6933] Kathleen Marie Mertens McClure, Family Group Sheet for Louis and Leona Mertens Family.