Mertens



First Generation



1. Wilhelm Mertens was born in July 1710 in Latum, Kries Krefeld, Westfallen, Prussia.

Wilhelm married Anna Catherine Hochmans. Anna was born in 1726 in Latum, Kries Krefeld, Westfallen, Prussia.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 2 M    i. Stephen Mertens was born on 19 February 1758 in Lank, Kreis Krefeld, Westfallen, (Prussia) Deutschland and died on 7 March 1839 at age 81.

Second Generation


2. Stephen Mertens (Wilhelm1) was born on 19 February 1758 in Lank, Kreis Krefeld, Westfallen, (Prussia) Deutschland and died on 7 March 1839 at age 81.

Stephen married Anna Marie Breutz. Anna was born in 1759 in Rheinland and died on 10 September 1845 in Prussia (now Deutschland) at age 86.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 3 M    i. Henrich Joseph (Henry) Mertens was born on 7 May 1792 in Latum, Kries Krefeld, Westfallen, Prussia, died on 28 March 1863 in Osage County, Missouri at age 70, and was buried on 30 March 1863 in Osage County, Missouri.

Third Generation


3. Henrich Joseph (Henry) Mertens (Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 7 May 1792 in Latum, Kries Krefeld, Westfallen, Prussia, died on 28 March 1863 in Osage County, Missouri at age 70, and was buried on 30 March 1863 in Osage County, Missouri.

Henrich married Maria Magadalena Loethen on 7 November 1824 in Lank City Hall. Lank, Kreis Krefeld, Westfallen, Prussia. Maria was born on 28 November 1796 in Lank, Kreis Krefeld, Westfallen, (Prussia) Deutschland, died on 29 March 1856 in Osage County, Missouri at age 59, and was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 4 F    i. Anna Christine Mertens was born on 16 June 1825 in Latum, Kries Krefeld, Westfallen, Prussia, died on 19 November 1900 in Minot, Ward County, North Dakota at age 75, and was buried in St. Margarets Cemetery in Lake Henry, Stearns County, Minnesota.

+ 5 M    ii. Stephen (Steve) Joseph Mertens was born in September 1827 in Prussia (now Deutschland) and died in November 1903 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri at age 76.

+ 6 M    iii. Peter Lorenz Mertens was born on 16 March 1830 in Prussia (now Deutschland), died on 25 November 1902 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri at age 72, and was buried in Our Lady of Help Catholic Cemetery in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri.

+ 7 M    iv. John Mertens was born on 2 December 1837 and died on 14 July 1909 in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri at age 71.

Henrich next married M. Christina Eisheuer in December 1862 in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Westphalia, Missouri. M. was born on 9 November 1813, died on 22 December 1884 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri at age 71, and was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.

Fourth Generation


4. Anna Christine Mertens (Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 16 June 1825 in Latum, Kries Krefeld, Westfallen, Prussia, died on 19 November 1900 in Minot, Ward County, North Dakota at age 75, and was buried in St. Margarets Cemetery in Lake Henry, Stearns County, Minnesota.

General Notes: Born in Latum, Westfalen, Germany daughter of Henry Joseph Mertens and Maria Magdalena Loethen.
Immigrated with her father to the United States 15 Feb 1837 on the Brig Charles Ferdinand, arriving at New Orleans, Louisiana.
Anna moved along with her father, arriving 14 Apr 1837 at New Westphalia, Missouri from New Orleans.
Anna was confirmed 15 Oct 1838 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Westphalia, Missouri by Bishop Rosati.
Married Francis Xavier "Xavier" Poepping 27 Jan 1846 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Westphalia, Osage, Missouri.
Anna and Xavier moved in about 1855 from Westphalia Missouri to Stearns County, Minnesota.

Had 12 children:
Joseph Hubert Poepping, born 13 Dec 1846
Maria Gertrude Poepping, born 08 Nov 1847
Stephan Joseph Poepping, born 01 Sep 1848
Maria Magdalena Poepping, born 11 Sep 1849
Anna Christina Poepping, born 03 Apr 1852 in Westphalia, MO
Bernard Davis Poepping, born 11 Mar 1854 in Westphalia, MO
Mary Elizabeth Poepping, born 22 Nov 1855 in Stearns, MN
George Poepping, born 06 Feb 1859 in Minnesota
Franziska Poepping, born 18 Apr 1861 in Minnesota
Anton Poepping, born 28 Mar 1864 in Minnesota
Margaret Poepping, born 13 Jul 1866
Susan Poepping, born 1869

Anna married Francis Xavier Poepping on 27 January 1846 in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Westphalia, Missouri. Francis was born on 17 January 1820 in Wesek, Bremen, Prussia and died on 22 September 1872 in Lake Henry Township, Stearns County, Minnesota at age 52.

Children from this marriage were:

   8 M    i. Joseph Hubert Poepping was born on 13 December 1846 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri and died in 1850 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri at age 4.

   9 F    ii. Maria Gertrude Poepping was born on 8 November 1847 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.

   10 M    iii. Steven Joseph Poepping was born on 1 September 1848 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.

   11 F    iv. Maria Magdalena Poepping was born on 11 September 1849 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.

   12 F    v. Anna Christina Poepping was born on 3 April 1852 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.

   13 M    vi. Bernard David Poepping was born on 11 March 1854 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.

   14 F    vii. Mary Elizabeth Poepping was born on 22 November 1855 in Stearns County, Minnesota and died on 2 September 1935 in Stanley, Mountrail County, North Dakota at age 79.

   15 M    viii. George Poepping was born on 6 February 1859.

   16 F    ix. Franziska Poepping was born on 18 April 1861 in Minnesota.

   17 M    x. Anton Poepping was born on 28 March 1864 in Minnesota.

Anton married Margaret Henuer in 1888. Margaret was born in September 1862 in Minnesota.

   18 F    xi. Margaret Poepping was born on 13 July 1866.

+ 19 F    xii. Susanna Poepping was born on 11 December 1868 in Minnesota and died on 26 April 1959 in Lake Henry Township, Stearns County, Minnesota at age 90.

5. Stephen (Steve) Joseph Mertens (Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in September 1827 in Prussia (now Deutschland) and died in November 1903 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri at age 76.

Stephen married Angela Catharine Hollenbeck, daughter of Herman Heinrich Hollenbeck and Maria Catherine Wolking, on 15 January 1856 in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Westphalia, Missouri. Angela was born in 1835 in Cologne, Oldenburg and died on 24 March 1880 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri at age 45.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 20 M    i. Joseph Wilhelm Mertens was born on 7 November 1856 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri and died in 1907 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri at age 51.

   21 F    ii. Maria Magdalena Mertens was born on 19 June 1858 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri and died on 12 May 1938 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri at age 79.

+ 22 M    iii. Lorenz (Lawrence) Mertens was born on 1 December 1859 in Linn Township, Osage County, Missouri, was christened on 15 January 1860 in Rich Fountain, Osage County, Missouri, died on 7 October 1936 in St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 76, and was buried on 10 October 1936 in St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.

+ 23 M    iv. Henry Mertens was born on 6 April 1862 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri, died on 4 July 1937 in Osage County, Missouri at age 75, and was buried on 7 July 1937 in St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.

   24 M    v. John Mertens was born on 17 March 1863 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri, died on 9 January 1951 in California, Moniteau County, Missouri at age 87, and was buried in Our Lady of the Snows Cemetery in Marys Home, Miller County, Missouri.

   25 F    vi. Catherine Mertens was born on 17 January 1866.

   26 M    vii. Wilhelm (William) H. Mertens was born in February 1868 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri, died on 13 November 1932 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 64, and was buried on 16 November 1932. The cause of his death was shock from burns.

Wilhelm married Mary C. Luetters, daughter of Peter Joseph Luetters and Gertrude K. H. Gritekoben, on 7 March 1916 in Osage County, Missouri. Mary was born on 3 October 1871 in Rheinland, died on 17 April 1950 in St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 78, and was buried on 20 April 1950 in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri. The cause of her death was cerebral hemorrhage.

   27 M    viii. Herman Henry Mertens was born on 27 February 1870 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri and died in 1887 at age 17.

   28 M    ix. Gerhard Mertens was born on 17 February 1872 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.

   29 F    x. Christine B. Mertens was born on 15 February 1873 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri, died on 1 January 1919 in Osage County, Missouri at age 45, and was buried on 2 January 1919.

+ 30 F    xi. Anna Maria Elizabeth Mertens was born on 9 April 1876 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri and died on 13 January 1970 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri at age 93.

   31 F    xii. Mary Elizabeth Mertens was born on 2 July 1878 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri, died in 1965 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois at age 87, and was buried in St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.

Mary married William Hubert Nilges. William was born on 17 January 1876 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 18 September 1944 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 68, and was buried in St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.

General Notes: Parents:
Wm Baltz & Elizabeth (Schmitz) Nilges

Stephen next married Catharina Bockwinkel on 31 August 1880 in Rich Fountain, Osage County, Missouri. Catharina was born about 1830 and died before 1900.

6. Peter Lorenz Mertens (Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 16 March 1830 in Prussia (now Deutschland), died on 25 November 1902 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri at age 72, and was buried in Our Lady of Help Catholic Cemetery in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri.

Noted events in his life were:

• Confirmation: 14 October 1838, St. Joseph Catholic Church in Westphalia, Missouri.

Peter married Anna Gertrude Scherr, daughter of Jacob Scherr and Maria Gertrude Munchrath, on 10 January 1854 in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Westphalia, Missouri. Anna was born in April 1834 in Deutschland (Germany), died on 26 March 1910 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri at age 75, and was buried in Our Lady of Help Catholic Cemetery in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri.

Marriage Notes: Marriage ceremon performed b Father O. G. Boschots.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 32 F    i. Maria Josephine Mertens was born on 19 October 1854 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 21 February 1938 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri at age 83, and was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.

+ 33 M    ii. Johann (John) Francis Hubert Mertens was born on 5 September 1856 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 5 December 1933 in Osage County, Missouri at age 77, and was buried on 6 December 1933 in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.

+ 34 F    iii. Johanna F. Mertens was born on 25 August 1858 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri and died on 23 December 1937 in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri at age 79.

   35 M    iv. John (Joseph) Henry Mertens was born on 29 December 1859 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri and died on 21 May 1862 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri at age 2.

   36 M    v. Herman Hubert Mertens was born on 25 March 1862 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri and died on 15 October 1866 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri at age 4.

   37 M    vi. Peter Carl H. Mertens was born on 19 November 1863 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 29 September 1865 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri at age 1, and was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.

+ 38 M    vii. Wilhelm (William) Carl H. Mertens was born on 17 February 1865 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 5 February 1942 in St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 76, and was buried in Our Lady of Help Catholic Cemetery in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri.

   39 M    viii. Jacob Phillip Mertens was born on 16 August 1866 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.

+ 40 M    ix. Heinrich John Mertens was born on 31 January 1868 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 17 November 1949 in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri at age 81, and was buried in Assumption (St. Mary's) Cemetery in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri.

   41 M    x. Peter Jacob Mertens was born on 1 November 1869 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri and died on 21 October 1872 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri at age 2.

+ 42 M    xi. Adolph Peter Mertens was born on 16 March 1871 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 6 April 1963 at age 92, and was buried in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery in St. Charles, Missouri.

7. John Mertens (Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 2 December 1837 and died on 14 July 1909 in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri at age 71.

John married Maria Christina Scheulen, daughter of Peter Wilhelm Scheulen and Maria Catherina Lock, on 15 February 1859. Maria was born on 4 September 1840 in Boesinghoven, (now Meerbusch), NR-W, Deutschland and died on 10 June 1904 in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri at age 63.

Children from this marriage were:

   43 F    i. Maria Magdalena Catherina Mertens was born on 6 May 1860 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri, died on 24 March 1932 in St. Louis, Missouri at age 71, and was buried on 26 March 1932 in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri.

Maria married Martin Dauer. Martin was born on 5 December 1858 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.

   44 M    ii. William Joseph Mertens was born on 30 October 1861 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri and died on 30 October 1861 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.

   45 F    iii. Anna Marie Christine Mertens was born on 6 December 1863 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.

Anna married Francis Twehaus in 1890 in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri. Francis was born about 1862.

+ 46 F    iv. Anna Gertrude Mertens was born on 28 January 1866 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri, died on 11 May 1915 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 49, and was buried in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.

+ 47 M    v. Theodore Mertens was born on 19 September 1867 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri, died on 19 March 1933 in Osage Bend, Cole County. Missouri at age 65, and was buried in St. Margaret Cemetery in Cole County, Missouri.

+ 48 F    vi. Maria Margaret Mertens was born on 30 October 1869 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri, died on 19 January 1953 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 83, and was buried on 21 January 1953 in St. Margaret Cemetery in Cole County, Missouri.

   49 M    vii. John Mertens was born about 1870 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.

+ 50 F    viii. Theresa Mertens was born on 12 February 1872 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri, died in 1960 in St. Louis, Missouri at age 88, and was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri.

   51 F    ix. Anna Elizabeth Mertens was born on 8 April 1874 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri and died on 1 November 1874 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.

+ 52 M    x. Peter Paul Otto Mertens was born on 5 March 1876 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri, died on 23 May 1962 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri at age 86, and was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri.

   53 F    xi. Catherine Hubertina Mertens was born in 1879.

   54 F    xii. Anna Maria Gertrude Mertens was born on 15 July 1881 in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri and was buried in St. Ann Cemetery in Folk, Missouri.

Anna married Ben Krummen. Ben was born about 1879 and was buried in St. Ann Cemetery in Folk, Missouri.

Fifth Generation


19. Susanna Poepping (Anna Christine Mertens4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 11 December 1868 in Minnesota and died on 26 April 1959 in Lake Henry Township, Stearns County, Minnesota at age 90.

Susanna married Mathias Hess, son of Johann Hess and Maria Burg, on 11 February 1890 in Lake Henry Township, Stearns County, Minnesota. Mathias was born on 21 December 1868 in Minnesota and died on 27 October 1906 in Lake Henry Township, Stearns County, Minnesota at age 37.

Children from this marriage were:

   55 F    i. Christine Joanne Hess was born on 5 January 1891 in Lake Henry Township, Stearns County, Minnesota and died on 14 October 1981 in Forsyth, Rosebud County, Montana at age 90.

Christine married John H. White. John was born on 7 April 1891 in Silver Lake, McLeod County, Minnesota and died on 19 October 1971 in Forsyth, Rosebud County, Montana at age 80.

   56 M    ii. Banney Hess was born about 1893 in Minnesota.

   57 M    iii. Ed Hess was born about 1895 in Minnesota.

   58 M    iv. John Hess was born about 1897 in Minnesota.

   59 M    v. Leo Hess was born about 1899 in Minnesota.

20. Joseph Wilhelm Mertens (Stephen (Steve) Joseph4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 7 November 1856 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri and died in 1907 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri at age 51.

Joseph married Margaret Christine Mertz, daughter of Johann Mertz and Mary Gertrude Schnitzler, on 19 February 1884 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. Margaret was born on 15 September 1861 and died in March 1900 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri at age 38.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 60 M    i. Stephen Mertens was born on 10 September 1885 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri, died on 4 August 1971 in Colorado at age 85, and was buried in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Sterling, Logan County, Colorado.

   61 M    ii. Steve Mertens was born on 10 September 1885 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri and died on 4 August 1971 in Sterling, Logan County, Colorado at age 85.

   62 M    iii. Henry J. Mertens was born on 17 August 1887 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri and died on 18 January 1958 in Denver, Denver County, Colorado at age 70.

   63 M    iv. Herman J. Mertens was born on 17 August 1887 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri and died in 1887 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.

+ 64 M    v. Lawrence J. Mertens was born on 24 June 1889 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri, died on 22 September 1961 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri at age 72, and was buried in St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.

   65 M    vi. Peter H. Mertens was born on 2 August 1891 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri and died in 1895 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri at age 4.

   66 M    vii. William G. Mertens was born on 28 August 1894 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri and died on 29 June 1972 in Wayne, Wayne County, Nebraska at age 77.

   67 M    viii. John Henry Mertens was born on 5 February 1897 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri, died on 8 December 1981 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri at age 84, and was buried in St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.

+ 68 F    ix. Mary Christine Mertens was born on 5 January 1899 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri and died on 18 March 1991 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 92.

22. Lorenz (Lawrence) Mertens (Stephen (Steve) Joseph4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 1 December 1859 in Linn Township, Osage County, Missouri, was christened on 15 January 1860 in Rich Fountain, Osage County, Missouri, died on 7 October 1936 in St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 76, and was buried on 10 October 1936 in St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: farmer.

Lorenz married Elizabeth (Lizzie) T. Reinkemeyer on 15 January 1889 in Osage County, Missouri. Elizabeth was born on 4 October 1867 in Rich Fountain, Osage County, Missouri, died on 27 November 1921 in Crawford Township, Osage County, Missouri at age 54, and was buried in St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.

Children from this marriage were:

   69 F    i. Mary Mertens was born in September 1891 in Linn Township, Osage County, Missouri.

   70 M    ii. Joseph Mertens was born in July 1893 in Linn Township, Osage County, Missouri.

+ 71 M    iii. Stephen Joseph Mertens was born on 24 March 1894 in Linn Township, Osage County, Missouri and died in November 1977 in Linn Township, Osage County, Missouri at age 83.

   72 F    iv. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Mertens was born in December 1899 in Linn Township, Osage County, Missouri.

   73 F    v. Berdina (Deina) Mertens was born in 1905.

   74 F    vi. Anne Mertens was born about 1909.

23. Henry Mertens (Stephen (Steve) Joseph4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 6 April 1862 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri, died on 4 July 1937 in Osage County, Missouri at age 75, and was buried on 7 July 1937 in St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. The cause of his death was angina pectoris.

Henry married Catharine Marie Mengwasser on 6 February 1893 in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri. Catharine was born on 10 December 1869 in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri, died on 23 July 1943 at age 73, and was buried in St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.

Children from this marriage were:

   75 M    i. Michael H. Mertens was born on 29 December 1895 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri, died on 29 April 1992 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 96, and was buried in St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.

General Notes: Obituary appeared in Unterrified Democrat:

Services were held Saturday at St. George Catholic Church in Linn for Michael Mertens, 96, of Linn. The Rev. Brendan Doyle conducted the funeral for Mr. Mertens, who died last Wednesday at a Jefferson City hospital. Mr. Mertens was born Dec 29, 1895 at Linn to Henry and Catherine Mengwasser Mertens. A self-employed farmer, he was a member of the local parish. Survivors include three sisters, Ida Rehagen, Lucy Schaefer and Agatha Mertens, all of Linn.

+ 76 F    ii. Ida Angela Mertens was born on 12 April 1901 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri, died on 26 December 1999 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 98, and was buried in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Rich Fountain, Osage County, Missouri.

   77 M    iii. Herman Hubert Mertens was born on 2 July 1905 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri, died on 15 February 1919 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri at age 13, and was buried on 16 February 1919 in St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. The cause of his death was influenza.

30. Anna Maria Elizabeth Mertens (Stephen (Steve) Joseph4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 9 April 1876 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri and died on 13 January 1970 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri at age 93.

Anna married Francis Henry Reinkemeyer, son of Stephen Reinkemeyer and Sybilla Brandt, on 7 February 1899 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. Francis was born on 1 March 1875 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri and died on 17 December 1961 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri at age 86.

Children from this marriage were:

   78 M    i. Stephen H. Reinkemeyer was born on 26 April 1899 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri, died on 2 September 1977 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri at age 78, and was buried in St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.

Stephen married Margaret Schaefer on 23 November 1926 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. Margaret was born about 1903.

   79 F    ii. Sybilla Catherine Reinkemeyer was born on 28 November 1901 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri and died on 30 January 1989 in St. Louis, Missouri at age 87.

   80 F    iii. Mary Magdeline Reinkemeyer was born on 11 December 1903 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri and died on 28 January 1998 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri at age 94.

   81 F    iv. Ida C. M. Reinkemeyer was born on 6 January 1906 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri and died on 21 December 1944 in St. Ann, St. Louis County, Missouri at age 38.

   82 F    v. Clara Elizabeth Reinkemeyer was born on 27 November 1908 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.

+ 83 M    vi. Lawrence Hubert Reinkemeyer was born on 21 December 1910 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri, died on 21 May 1964 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri at age 53, and was buried in St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.

   84 M    vii. George Sylvester Reinkemeyer was born on 20 May 1913 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri and died on 11 September 1914 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri at age 1.

   85 M    viii. Paul Peter Hubert Joseph Reinkemeyer was born on 9 March 1915 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri, died on 13 February 2010 in Burns, Harney County, Oregon at age 94, and was buried in Burns Cemetery in Burns, Harney County, Oregon.

General Notes: Paul Peter Hubert Joseph Reinkemeyer (Rink) died on Feb. 13.

He was born on March 9, 1915, in Linn, Mo., Osage County, to Anna Mertins and Henry F. Reinkemeyer. He had three brothers and five sisters.

Reinkemeyer attended Lone Star School for two years, and then went to St. George Catholic School in Linn. During the spring and fall months, he rode a horse to school and in the winter, he walked. He left home at the age of 14 and went to work haying.

In 1934, he obtained the rank of Sergeant while working for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), and was sent to Ontario to work for the next four years. He worked for the Bureau of Reclamation for a time, and worked in construction as a cement finisher and carpenter for most of his life.

In 1938, Reinkemeyer married Oleta Pearson in Ontario. They had two children, Sharon and Paul (Denny). They later divorced.

In 1949, Reinkemeyer moved to Burns as a foreman of the Johnson Construction Company to build the Hines Grade School gymnasium.

On July 6, 1956, he married Imogene Mace Kidwell.

He was a carpenter for Leroy Jackson for a few years, and later went to work for J.W. Copeland Yards, where he drove transfer truck to Portland and other locations. Reinkemeyer was transferred to Banning, Calif., in 1958 to manage a Copeland Yard, and then later back to Copeland's in Burns. He retired in 1982, but after a few months of retirement went to work for Edward Hines Lumber company in the warehouse. He retired again in May 1988, after working for 59 years.

Reinkemeyer loved to cook and he was known for his fried chicken. He was an avid fisherman, loved to hunt, liked a good party, loved gambling and liked to play pinochle. He had a beautiful yard that he enjoyed taking care of, and did his own yard work until he was 93. He loved to tease everyone and always had a story to tell.

Reinkemeyer is survived by his wife of 54 years, Imogene of Burns; daughter, Sharon Ray of Longview Wash.; son, Paul Reinkemeyer of Kalama, Wash.; step-son, Richard Kidwell of Burns; step-daughter, Lenora Gara of Florence; special son, Dean Gill of Burns; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and step-great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, five sisters and a great-granddaughter.

Services were held on Feb. 18 in Burns. Burial was at the Burns Cemetery.

Paul married Imogene Mace. Imogene was born on 7 July 1919 in Burns, Harney County, Oregon, died on 27 June 2012 in Redmond, Deschutes County, Oregon at age 92, and was buried in Burns Cemetery in Burns, Harney County, Oregon.

   86 F    ix. Leora Wilhelmina Reinkemeyer was born on 11 July 1918 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.

32. Maria Josephine Mertens (Peter Lorenz4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 19 October 1854 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 21 February 1938 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri at age 83, and was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.

Maria married Herman Haslag, son of Michael Heinrich Haslag and Maria Louise Backes, on 7 May 1878 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. Herman was born on 26 July 1853 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 11 September 1936 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri at age 83, and was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.

Children from this marriage were:

   87 F    i. Anna Henrietta Haslag was born on 15 March 1879 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri and died on 2 October 1899 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri at age 20.

+ 88 M    ii. Henry Haslag was born on 10 March 1881 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 1 September 1924 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri at age 43, and was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.

   89 M    iii. John Hubert Haslag was born on 16 February 1883 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri and died on 3 January 1884 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.

   90 F    iv. Maria Agnes Haslag was born on 13 November 1884 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri and died on 10 December 1954 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 70.

   91 M    v. Martin Haslag was born on 31 March 1887 in Osage County, Missouri, died on 20 February 1967 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri at age 79, and was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.

General Notes: Obit., mid-Missouri newspaper - 1967 :
Martin Haslag, a life long resident of the Loose Creek Community, was born there on March 31, 1887, the son of Herman Haslag and his wife, Mary Mertens Haslag, and passed away at the St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City Monday, February 20, 1967 after a five year illness.
Mr. Haslag was a farmer and a life long member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic church at Loose Creek, and a member of the Holy Name Society of that parish.
On February 14, 1911, he was united in marriage to Miss Theresa Backus , who survives. He is also survived by 3 sons, they are: Herman, John of Loose Creek and Herbert of Bonnots Mill. Also surviving are 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 23 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Rev A. J. Hoegen officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery at Loose Creek.

Martin married Theresa M. Backes on 14 February 1911. Theresa was born on 14 March 1891 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 21 July 1975 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri at age 84, and was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.

General Notes: Obit., mid-Missouri newspaper - 1975:
Mrs. Theresa M. Haslag, 84, died Monday morning, July 21, 1975, at the Linn Manor Rest Home, following a long illness. Born in Loose Creek on March 14, 1891, she was the daughter of John and Anna Marie Rustemeyer Backes. She was married to Martin Haslag on Feb. 14, 1911. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Loose Creek.
Survivors include; two sons, Herman J. Haslag, Loose Creek, and Herbert A. Haslag, Bonnots Mill; and a brother, Fred Backes, Frankenstein. There are 8 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Loose Creek with the Rev. Edwin Schmidt officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

   92 M    vi. Charles William Haslag was born on 27 September 1889 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 29 May 1967 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri at age 77, and was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.

Charles married Mary Backes. Mary was born on 17 February 1893, died on 12 July 1967 at age 74, and was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.

   93 M    vii. August Haslag was born on 6 December 1891 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 11 February 1974 in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri at age 82, and was buried in Garden of Gethsemane Cemetery in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri.

August married Mary Gertrude Stiefermann. Mary was born on 17 June 1894 in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri, died on 19 March 1991 in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri at age 96, and was buried in Garden of Gethsemane Cemetery in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri.

   94 F    viii. Elizabeth Ann Haslag was born on 25 April 1894 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri and died on 7 August 1946 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 52.

   95 M    ix. Edward John Haslag was born on 17 September 1897 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 2 April 1983 at age 85, and was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.

Edward married Anna Elizabeth Wimmer on 9 July 1930. Anna was born on 23 May 1903 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 14 November 1978 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri at age 75, and was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.

   96 M    x. Conrad Haslag was born on 18 April 1900 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 29 May 1980 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri at age 80, and was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.

Conrad married Gertrude Margaret Orscheln. Gertrude was born on 31 October 1902 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 9 March 1999 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri at age 96, and was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.

33. Johann (John) Francis Hubert Mertens (Peter Lorenz4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 5 September 1856 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 5 December 1933 in Osage County, Missouri at age 77, and was buried on 6 December 1933 in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. The cause of his death was from mitral problem.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: farmer.

Johann married Agnes Meesen, daughter of Stanislaus Wilhelm Meesen and Anna Maria Theresa Tillman, on 20 August 1879 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. Agnes was born on 10 September 1862, died on 9 July 1895 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri at age 32, and was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 97 M    i. Lorenz John Mertens was born on 19 November 1880 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 17 May 1920 in Chamois, Missouri at age 39, and was buried on 21 May 1920 in Most Pure Heart of Mary Cemetery in Chamois, Missouri.

+ 98 M    ii. Francis (Frank) Bernard Mertens was born on 27 January 1882 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 10 August 1931 in Mississippi County, Arkansas at age 49, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Blytheville, Mississippi County, Arkansas.

   99 F    iii. Mary Mertens was born on 19 April 1884 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 19 September 1898 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri at age 14, and was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.

+ 100 M    iv. Peter Hubert Mertens was born on 1 January 1886 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 29 May 1963 in Chamois, Missouri at age 77, and was buried in Most Pure Heart of Mary Cemetery in Chamois, Missouri.

   101 M    v. William Mertens was born on 17 September 1887 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 27 June 1888 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, and was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.

   102 F    vi. Johanna Josephine Mertens was born on 10 January 1889 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 1 October 1889 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, and was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.

   103 F    vii. Anna Theresa Mertens was born on 27 March 1890 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 14 July 1891 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri at age 1, and was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.

   104 F    viii. Martha Christina Mertens was born on 22 October 1891 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri and died on 28 March 1960 at age 68.

Martha married George P. Jaeger on 18 May 1933 in Most Pure Heart of Mary Church in Chamois, Missouri. George was born about 1890.

   105 F    ix. Lucy Johanna Mertens was born on 20 January 1893 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri and died on 21 January 1893 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.

   106 F    x. Barbara Mertens was born on 9 July 1895 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 10 July 1895 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, and was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.

Johann next married Anna Mary Ebert, daughter of Johann Ebert and Margaret Jansen, on 21 January 1896 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. Anna was born on 29 July 1871 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 6 June 1951 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri at age 79, and was buried on 8 June 1951 in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. The cause of her death was from hypo static pneumonia.

Children from this marriage were:

   107 F    i. Helen Margaret Mertens was born on 16 October 1896 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 11 August 1897 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, and was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.

   108 F    ii. Rosalia Regina Mertens was born on 15 October 1897 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri and died on 27 August 1996 at age 98.

   109 F    iii. Theodora Christine Mertens was born on 15 February 1899 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri and died on 1 July 1996 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 97.

   110 F    iv. Sybilla Barbara Mertens was born on 30 May 1900 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 9 January 1971 in Callaway County, Missouri at age 70, and was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.

General Notes: Obit. mid-Missouri newspaper, Jan. 1971:
Miss Barbara Mertens, 70, of Loose Creek, died Saturday (9 Jan. 1971) at a Callaway County hospital. She was born May 30, 1900 in Loose Creek, the daughter of John and Ann Ebert Mertens.
She is survived by three brothers - Edwin Mertens and Herman Mertens, St. Louis; Leo Mertens, Loose Creek; four sisters; Mrs. Rosie LeCuru, Bonnots Mill; Mrs. Dora Lock, Linn; Mrs. Agnes Bellman, Jefferson City; and Mrs. Viola Ball, Little Rock, Ark.,
Miss Mertens was a life-long member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Loose Creek.
Services were held Wednesday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Loose Creek, with Rev. Kevin Gormley officiating."

   111 M    v. Leo John Mertens was born on 6 April 1904 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 30 March 1979 in Osage County, Missouri at age 74, and was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.

   112 M    vi. Herman August Mertens was born on 5 August 1906 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 7 August 1971 at age 65, and was buried in New St. Marcus Cemetery in Wilbur Park, St. Louis County, Missouri.

Herman married Nelda M. Segasture. Nelda was born on 20 June 1907, died on 17 February 1993 at age 85, and was buried on 20 February 1993 in New St. Marcus Cemetery in Wilbur Park, St. Louis County, Missouri.

   113 M    vii. John Mertens was born on 9 October 1907 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 9 October 1907 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, and was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.

   114 M    viii. Edwin Martin Mertens was born on 17 November 1908 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 22 July 1985 at age 76, and was buried in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery in Normandy, St. Louis County, Missouri.

Edwin married Evelyn C. Evelyn was born in 1916.

   115 M    ix. Richard Bernard Mertens was born on 4 September 1910 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri and died on 8 August 1911 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.

   116 F    x. Viola Francisca Mertens was born on 6 August 1917 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri and died in 1995 in Benton County, Arkansas at age 78.

   117 F    xi. Agnes Helen Mertens was born about 1923 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.

34. Johanna F. Mertens (Peter Lorenz4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 25 August 1858 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri and died on 23 December 1937 in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri at age 79.

Johanna married Martin H. Haslag, son of Michael Heinrich Haslag and Maria Louise Backes, on 20 August 1879 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. Martin was born on 25 March 1857 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri and died on 2 June 1939 in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri at age 82.

Children from this marriage were:

   118 F    i. Louise H. Haslag was born on 18 September 1880 and died on 22 June 1970 at age 89.

   119 F    ii. Anna Haslag was born on 1 July 1882 and died on 19 February 1958 in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri at age 75.

   120 F    iii. Maria Petronella Haslag was born on 2 November 1884 in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri, died on 20 July 1973 in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri at age 88, and was buried in Our Lady of Help Catholic Cemetery in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri.

General Notes: Mrs. Nellie Kremer, 88, Frankenstein, died Friday morning (July 20, 1973) at her home there. She was born November 2, 1884, at Frankenstein, the daughter of Martin Haslag and Johanna Mertens Haslag. She was married to J. Gus Kremer September 9, 1903, at Frankenstein. He died November 12, 1963. She was a life long member of Our Lady of Help Catholic Church, Frankenstein, and a member of the St. Ann Sodality.

Survivors include one son, Martin Kremer, Frankenstein; and nine daughters, Mrs. Fred Backes, Mrs. Frank Thoenen, Mrs. Henry Thoenen, Mrs. John Broker, Mrs. Frank Troesser, Mrs. Joseph Backes, all of Frankenstein; Mrs. Tony Brandt, Linn; and Mrs. Wm. J. Roettgen, Jefferson City.

Two sisters, Mrs. Martin Gentges, Loose Creek; and Mrs. Ida Dudenhoeffer, Frankenstein; 43 grandchildren and 79 great grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday at Our Lady of Help Church, Frankenstein with Rev. Joseph Lorenz officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery under the direction of Morton's funeral Home, Linn."

Maria married John (Gus) Kremer on 9 September 1903 in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri. John was born on 8 December 1872 in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri, died on 12 December 1963 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 91, and was buried in Our Lady of Help Catholic Cemetery in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri.

+ 121 M    iv. Henry Martin Haslag was born on 5 November 1886 in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri, died on 10 December 1972 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 86, and was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.

   122 F    v. Martina D. Haslag was born on 28 March 1901 in Osage County, Missouri and died in October 1985 in St. Elizabeth, Miller County, Missouri at age 84.

   123 F    vi. Bertha Haslag was born about 1904.

   124 F    vii. Ida Regina Haslag was born about 1909.

   125 M    viii. Lawrence A. Haslag was born on 17 May 1916 in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri, died on 9 September 1993 in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri at age 77, and was buried in St. Louis of France Catholic Church Cemetery in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri.

General Notes: Husband of Elizabeth H. "Betty" Meyer, married May 18, 1946 Bonnots Mill

Services were held Monday at St. Louis Catholic Church in Bonnots Mill for former circuit court and recorder of deeds Lawrence A. Haslag, 77 of Bonnots Mill. The Rev. Peter Walsh conducted the funeral for Mr. Haslag, who died Thursday at a Jefferson City hospital, with burial in the parish cemetery. Mr. Haslag was born May 17, 1916, at Bonnots Mill to Peter and Anna Koetting Haslag. He was married May 18 1946 at Bonnots Mill to the former Betty Meyer, who survives. An Army veteran of World War II, he was retired after having served 22 years as Osage County circuit court clerk and recorder. A Democrat, he was appointed to the office in 1968 by Gov. Warren Hearnes, was elected in 1970, and was re-elected four times, retiring in 1990.

He is survived by three sons, William Haslag and Jerry Haslag of Benecia, California; a daughter, Georgiann Haslag of Bonnots Mill; a brother, Ray Haslag of Florissant; two sisters, Agnes Kemmer and Clara Griffin, both of Los Angeles, Calif. and two grandchildren.

Lawrence married Elizabeth H. Meyer on 18 May 1946. Elizabeth was born on 24 November 1918 in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri, died on 27 October 2014 in Columbia, Boone County, Missouri at age 95, and was buried in St. Louis of France Catholic Church Cemetery in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri.

General Notes: Obituary appeared in Jefferson City News Tribune, Oct 29, 2014 edition:
Elizabeth H. "Betty" Haslag, age 95, of Bonnots Mill, passed away, Monday, October 27, 2014, at the University Hospital & Clinics in Columbia. Betty was born, November 24, 1918, in Bonnots Mill, a daughter to the late Ferdinand and Mayme (Buthe) Meyer.

Betty was a graduate of Bonnots Mill High School. On May 18, 1946, Betty was united in marriage to Lawrence A. Haslag in Bonnots Mill. He preceded her in death on September 9, 1993. Betty worked for the Department of Motor Vehicles as a key punch operator until her retirement in 1981. Betty was a member of St Louis of France Catholic Church in Bonnots Mill, the Osage County Democratic Club, Osage County Historical Society and the Bonnots Mill Community Betterment Association. Her favorite hobby was eating out.

Betty is survived by: one daughter, Georgiann Wright of Bonnots Mill; three sons, Richard Haslag of Truckee, Calif., William "Willie" Haslag of Bonnots Mill and Jerry and his wife Carol Haslag of Bonnots Mill.

Betty also is survived by six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband of 47 years, Betty was preceded in death by one brother, three sisters and a son-in-law.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31, 2014, at Morton Chapel in Linn. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 1, 2014, at St Louis of France Catholic Church in Bonnots Mill with Fr. Don Antweiler and Fr. George Kramer as concelebrants. Interment will follow in the St Louis of France Parish cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the St. Louis of France Catholic Church or to Bonnots Mill Child Development Center. Arrangements are under direction of Morton Chapel in Linn, MO.

38. Wilhelm (William) Carl H. Mertens (Peter Lorenz4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 17 February 1865 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 5 February 1942 in St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 76, and was buried in Our Lady of Help Catholic Cemetery in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri. The cause of his death was pneumonia.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: farmer.

Wilhelm married Maria Christine (Christina M. ) Jaegers, daughter of Franz (Francis) Peter Jaegers and Maria Theresa Elizabeth Ehern. Maria was born on 23 May 1871 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 3 March 1946 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri at age 74, and was buried on 5 March 1946.

Children from this marriage were:

   126 F    i. Theresa Laura Mertens was born on 18 January 1889 in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri, died on 13 July 1966 in St. Francis Hospital in Washington, Franklin County, Missouri at age 77, and was buried in Our Lady of Help Catholic Cemetery in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri.

General Notes: Theresa Laura Mertens Lock, was born at Frankenstein on January 18, 1889, the daughter of William (Wilhelm Carl H.) Mertens and his wife Maria Christine Jaegers Mertens, and died at a hospital in Washington, Mo. early Wednesday morning, July 13, 1966, at the age of 77 yrs., 5 months and 25 days.
She grew up in the Frankenstein and Luystown communities and on Aug. 22, 56 years ago she was united in marriage to Mr. Leo Lock who survives her. She is also survived by 2 daughters, they are: Renilda, Mrs. Fred Backes of New haven; and Mrs. Jack Christoffel of Pharr, Texas. There is one brother, Walter Mertens, and a sister, Mrs. Bruce Steisemeyer both of Linn. These together with 5 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren are the immediate surviving relatives.
Mrs. Lock resided in the Frankenstein community until 3 years ago when she and Mr. Lock moved to New Haven to live with their daughter and family.
The rosary was prayed at the Morton Chapel in Linn. The requiem Funeral Mass was conducted at Our Lady of Help Church in Frankenstein Saturday morning with Rev. Jos. Lorenz officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery at Frankenstein.
Pallbearers who served were Adolph Koenigsfeld, Edgar Lock, Joe Schaefer , Henry Starke, Ray Laughlin and Werner Kever.

Theresa married Leo Lock in 1910 in Osage County, Missouri. Leo was born on 2 June 1890 in Luystown, Osage County, Missouri, died on 10 May 1972 in Franklin County, Missouri at age 81, and was buried in Our Lady of Help Catholic Cemetery in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri.

+ 127 F    ii. Emilie Mertens was born on 7 February 1893 in area near Bonnots Mills, Missouri, died on 28 May 1974 in Woodcrest Nursing Home in Linn, Missouri at age 81, and was buried in St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.

   128 M    iii. Walter John Mertens was born on 12 February 1898 in Osage County, Missouri, died on 30 October 1978 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri at age 80, and was buried in St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.

Walter married Lillian Mary Louise Brandt on 2 June 1941 in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri. Lillian was born about 1900.

40. Heinrich John Mertens (Peter Lorenz4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 31 January 1868 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 17 November 1949 in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri at age 81, and was buried in Assumption (St. Mary's) Cemetery in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri.

General Notes: Henry worked with his father Lorenz Mertens until he was 21 years old when he and his brother Jacob established a general merchandise business at Luystown, Missouri. He became first cashier of the Morrison Bank in 1900 and was named president in 1915. He was also a director of Producers' Association, No 250.

Heinrich married Anna Dorothy Meuser, daughter of William Meuser and Sophie Lock, on 3 May 1892 in Osage County, Missouri. Anna was born on 17 January 1873 in Osage County, Missouri, died on 6 May 1949 in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri at age 76, and was buried in Assumption (St. Mary's) Cemetery in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 129 M    i. Edward Hubert Mertens was born on 17 March 1893 in Cole Camp, Benton County, Missouri, died on 20 July 1963 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 70, and was buried on 23 July 1963 in Assumption (St. Mary's) Cemetery in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri.

   130 M    ii. Ferdinand William Mertens was born on 31 May 1895 in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri, was christened on 6 June 1895 in Assumption (St. Mary's) Church in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri, died on 11 February 1905 in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri at age 9, and was buried on 14 February 1905 in Most Pure Heart of Mary Cemetery in Chamois, Missouri.

General Notes: His godparents were William Menser and Anna Mertens.

+ 131 M    iii. Herbert Charles (Carl) Mertens was born on 29 April 1897 in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri, was christened on 2 May 1897 in Assumption (St. Mary's) Church in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri, died on 9 August 1974 in St. Louis, Missouri at age 77, and was buried in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri.

42. Adolph Peter Mertens (Peter Lorenz4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 16 March 1871 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 6 April 1963 at age 92, and was buried in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery in St. Charles, Missouri.

General Notes: Adolph P. Mertens was a native of Osage County and lived many years in Bonnots Mill, Missouri until later in life when he moved to St. Charles, Missouri with his wife Barbara until he died. In his early career he worked many years at the Bank of Bonnots Mill and was very instrumental in keeping the bank open during the depression years. He and his wife Barbara had six children: Paul, Fred, Rudolph, Delpha, Zita and Clotilda.

Adolph married Barbara Ann Koenigsfeld, daughter of Alexander Koenigsfeld and Maria Christine Lock, on 30 April 1895 in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri. Barbara was born on 16 December 1873 in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri, died on 14 February 1973 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 99, and was buried in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery in St. Charles, Missouri.

General Notes: Barbara A. Mertens was a native of Osage County and lived in Bonnots Mill, Missouri for many years. Later in their life, she and her husband, Adolph, moved to St. Charles and after his death she returned to Bonnots Mill and lived with her son, Rudolph, until she died. Barbara was a homemaker and loved to spend Sunday afternoons visiting people. She loved to sing and dance and share stories with anyone that would listen. She and her husband, Adolph, had six children: Paul, Fred, Rudolph, Delpha, Zita, and Clotilda.


Children from this marriage were:

   132 M    i. Paul H. Mertens was born on 17 September 1897 in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri, died in January 1974 in St. Louis, Missouri at age 76, and was buried in St. Peter and St. Paul Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.

Paul married Magdalene Muentzel. Magdalene was born on 27 June 1899, died in May 1973 in St. Louis, Missouri at age 73, and was buried in St. Peter and St. Paul Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.

   133 M    ii. Frederich Alexander Mertens was born on 12 April 1904 in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri and died on 21 January 1995 in St. Charles, St. Charles County, Missouri at age 90.

+ 134 M    iii. Rudolph Henry Mertens was born on 4 March 1909 in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri, died on 7 January 1982 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri at age 72, and was buried in St. Louis of France Catholic Church Cemetery in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri.

   135 F    iv. Delphina Gertrude Mertens was born on 11 September 1911 in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri, died on 24 January 2001 in Chesterfield, St. Louis County, Missouri at age 89, and was buried in St. Louis of France Catholic Church Cemetery in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri.

General Notes: Delpha lived her adult life in St. Louis and worked many years for the Propagation of the Faith. Delpha touched many lives with her example of kindness and generosity.

   136 F    v. Zita J. Mertens was born on 25 January 1914 in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri, died on 7 July 1984 in St. Charles, St. Charles County, Missouri at age 70, and was buried in St. Louis of France Catholic Church Cemetery in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri.

General Notes: Zita was a nun (Sr. Clotilda) for many years. During her time as a nun she taught school and touched many lives with her kindness and loving way. Zita left the order later in life and was then a housekeeper for priests in St. Charles County.

   137 F    vi. Clotilda Maria Mertens was born on 2 October 1916 in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri, died on 18 November 1925 in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri at age 9, and was buried in St. Louis of France Catholic Church Cemetery in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri.

46. Anna Gertrude Mertens (John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 28 January 1866 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri, died on 11 May 1915 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 49, and was buried in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.

Anna married John Joseph Heislen, son of Paul Heislen and Elizabeth Southolder. John was born on 12 May 1862 in Taos, Cole County, Missouri, died on 30 August 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri at age 64, and was buried on 1 September 1926 in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 138 M    i. John Paul Heislen was born on 21 August 1890 in Cole County, Missouri, died on 29 December 1964 at age 74, and was buried in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.

+ 139 M    ii. William J. Heislen was born on 16 February 1892.

47. Theodore Mertens (John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 19 September 1867 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri, died on 19 March 1933 in Osage Bend, Cole County. Missouri at age 65, and was buried in St. Margaret Cemetery in Cole County, Missouri.

Theodore married Mary Ludwina Huhman in 1899. Mary was born on 6 December 1877 in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri, died on 2 November 1944 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri at age 66, and was buried in St. Margaret Cemetery in Cole County, Missouri.

Children from this marriage were:

   140 F    i. Agnes M. Mertens was born on 10 December 1900 in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri and died on 14 May 1902 in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri at age 1.

   141 M    ii. Carl Joseph Mertens was born on 26 March 1903 in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri, died on 7 May 1970 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri at age 67, and was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri.

Carl married Esther Isabelle Kolb on 29 December 1926 in Osage Bend, Cole County. Missouri. Esther was born on 3 January 1910 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, died in 1997 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri at age 87, and was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri.

General Notes: Daughter of Francis Kolb & Georgia M. Clark.

+ 142 F    iii. Rose Benedicta Mertens was born on 23 March 1905 in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri and died on 25 September 1988 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 83.

+ 143 F    iv. Anna Frances Mertens was born on 22 July 1907 in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri and died on 28 February 1989 in Columbia, Boone County, Missouri at age 81.

+ 144 M    v. Emil Henry Mertens was born on 29 September 1909 in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri and died on 3 December 1985 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 76.

   145 M    vi. Felix Mertens was born on 26 October 1911 in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri, died on 1 June 1930 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 18, and was buried in St. Margaret Cemetery in Cole County, Missouri.

   146 M    vii. Everett August Mertens was born on 17 July 1914 in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri, died on 25 October 1972 at age 58, and was buried in Annunciation Catholic Cemetery in California, Missouri.

Everett married Gladys Geyer. Gladys was born on 3 July 1923 and was buried in Annunciation Catholic Cemetery in California, Missouri.

+ 147 M    viii. Clement Theodore Mertens was born on 20 December 1917 in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri, died on 9 June 2011 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri at age 93, and was buried on 13 June 2011 in Annunciation Catholic Cemetery in California, Missouri.

   148 F    ix. Louise Farel Mertens was born on 8 October 1919 in Vienna, Maries County, Missouri and died on 23 February 1990 in Salisbury, Chariton County, Missouri at age 70.

Louise married Edward Imhoff. Edward was born on 15 October 1916 and died in January 1977 in Salisbury, Chariton County, Missouri at age 60.

48. Maria Margaret Mertens (John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 30 October 1869 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri, died on 19 January 1953 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 83, and was buried on 21 January 1953 in St. Margaret Cemetery in Cole County, Missouri.

Maria married Henry J. Cassmeyer on 30 October 1891. Henry was born in 1864, died in February 1939 in Cole County, Missouri at age 75, and was buried in St. Margaret Cemetery in Cole County, Missouri.

Children from this marriage were:

   149 M    i. John Henry Cassmeyer was born on 28 September 1896 in Osage Bend, Cole County. Missouri, died on 7 April 1976 in Honey Creek, Cole County, Missouri at age 79, and was buried in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Honey Creek, Cole County, Missouri.

John married Paula M. Paula was born on 29 December 1900, died on 14 February 1979 at age 78, and was buried in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Honey Creek, Cole County, Missouri.

   150 F    ii. Regina J. Cassmeyer was born on 28 April 1901 in Osage Bend, Cole County. Missouri and died on 16 September 1984 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 83.

   151 F    iii. Antoinette Anna Cassmeyer was born about 1906 and died on 15 May 1979 about age 73.

+ 152 M    iv. Victor Paul Cassmeyer Sr. was born about 1909 and died on 22 March 1980 about age 71.

   153 F    v. Female Infant Cassmeyer was born in 1911, died in 1911, and was buried in St. Margaret Cemetery in Cole County, Missouri.

50. Theresa Mertens (John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 12 February 1872 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri, died in 1960 in St. Louis, Missouri at age 88, and was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri.

Theresa married James H. Morrow, son of Benjamin S. Morrow and Mary Ellen Scott, on 22 September 1897. James was born on 4 February 1875 in Cole County, Missouri, died in January 1939 in St. Louis, Missouri at age 63, and was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri.

The child from this marriage was:

   154 F    i. Angeline E. Morrow was born in 1898 in St. Louis, Missouri.

52. Peter Paul Otto Mertens (John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 5 March 1876 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri, died on 23 May 1962 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri at age 86, and was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri.

Peter married Mary Bock. Mary was born on 7 February 1881 in Rich Fountain, Osage County, Missouri, died on 27 January 1939 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri at age 57, and was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 155 M    i. George Joseph Mertens was born on 11 July 1903 in Osage Bluff, Cole County, Missouri, died on 23 February 1982 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri at age 78, and was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri.

   156 M    ii. Lawrence Theodore Mertens was born in 1904 and died in 1904.

+ 157 F    iii. Clara Anna Mertens was born on 18 November 1905 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, died on 5 November 1991 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 85, and was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.

+ 158 M    iv. Louis John Mertens was born on 23 June 1908 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, died on 21 July 1963 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 55, and was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.

+ 159 F    v. Frances Marie Mertens was born on 12 November 1910 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri and died on 22 August 1965 in Cole County, Missouri at age 54.

+ 160 F    vi. Augusta Mertens was born on 30 December 1912 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, died on 18 May 1981 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 68, and was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.

+ 161 M    vii. Bernard Henry Mertens was born on 27 July 1914 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, died on 16 April 2000 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 85, and was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri.

+ 162 M    viii. Edward Theodore Mertens was born on 16 July 1917 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, died on 30 August 1988 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 71, and was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri.

   163 M    ix. Joseph Gerard Mertens was born on 23 September 1919 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, died on 18 April 1920 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, and was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri.

   164 M    x. Otto August Mertens was born on 18 October 1921 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, died on 10 August 1923 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri at age 1, and was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri.

+ 165 M    xi. Willliam Francis Mertens was born on 27 June 1924, died on 18 October 1991 at age 67, and was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Wichita, Kansas.

+ 166 F    xii. Alice Marie Mertens was born on 4 June 1927 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, died on 7 June 2003 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 76, and was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri.

Peter next married Mary Ludwina Huhman. Mary was born on 6 December 1877 in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri, died on 2 November 1944 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri at age 66, and was buried in St. Margaret Cemetery in Cole County, Missouri.

Peter next married Johanna K. Korsmeyer. Johanna was born in 1906 and died in 1997 at age 91.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 167 F    i. Pauline Johanna Mertens was born in 1948.

Sixth Generation


60. Stephen Mertens (Joseph Wilhelm5, Stephen (Steve) Joseph4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 10 September 1885 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri, died on 4 August 1971 in Colorado at age 85, and was buried in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Sterling, Logan County, Colorado.

Stephen married Agnes Bornhoft. Agnes was born on 20 November 1887, died on 14 September 1961 at age 73, and was buried in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Sterling, Logan County, Colorado.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 168 M    i. Wilfred John Mertens was born on 4 May 1924, died on 8 April 2007 at age 82, and was buried in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Sterling, Logan County, Colorado.

64. Lawrence J. Mertens (Joseph Wilhelm5, Stephen (Steve) Joseph4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 24 June 1889 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri, died on 22 September 1961 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri at age 72, and was buried in St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.

Lawrence married Caroline Gertrude Niekamp. Caroline was born on 5 August 1898, died on 22 February 1970 at age 71, and was buried in St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.

Children from this marriage were:

   169 M    i. Nelson Henry Mertens was born on 6 August 1923.

   170 F    ii. Marie Opal Mertens was born on 22 September 1927 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri, died on 16 December 2005 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 78, and was buried in St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.

General Notes: Marie O. Mertens, age 78, of Linn, Mo., died Friday, December 16, 2005, at St. Marys Health Center.

She was born September 22, 1927 in Osage County, Mo., the daughter of Lawrence & Lena (Niekamp) Mertens, both deceased. Marie, a lifelong Osage County resident, was a member of St. George Church, Linn, Mo.; a member of St. Ann's Sodality; the Legion of Mary; and the Catholic Knights of America. Marie was a homemaker and an avid gardener.

She is survived by one brother, Nelson Mertens of Linn, Mo.; four nephews and one niece. She was preceded in death by one sister, Bernadine W. Kliethermes; and two brothers, Ralph Mertens and Andrew Mertens. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, December 18, 2005 at Morton Funeral Home, Linn, Mo. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, December 19, 2005 at the St. George Church, Linn, Mo. with the Rev. I.C. Medina officiating. Interment will follow at the St. George Church Cemetery, Linn, Mo.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the St. George Church, Linn, Mo. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Morton Funeral Home, Linn, Mo. 573-897-2214.

Baptized Oct 9, 1927 at St. George Catholic Church with sponsors August Kramer and Sybilla Niekamp.

Shares a stone with brother, Nelson Henry Mertens.

68. Mary Christine Mertens (Joseph Wilhelm5, Stephen (Steve) Joseph4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 5 January 1899 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri and died on 18 March 1991 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 92.

Mary married Gustave Kremer, son of Joseph Kraemer and Pauline Vermoilen, on 28 April 1920 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. Gustave was born on 20 June 1897 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri and died on 2 February 1989 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri at age 91.

Children from this marriage were:

   171 F    i. Clara Josephine Kremer was born on 15 February 1923 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 16 July 2014 in Westphalia Hills at age 91, and was buried on 19 July 2014 in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.

General Notes: Clara Josephine Backes, age 91, a longtime resident of Loose Creek, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Westphalia Hills surrounded by her family. Clara was born February 15, 1923, in Loose Creek, a daughter to the late Gustave and Mary (Mertens) Kremer. Clara attended Immaculate Conception Catholic School in Loose Creek and later received her GED.

On June 16, 1948, she was united in marriage to Aloysius "Al" Backes at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Loose Creek. He preceded her in death on September 12, 2002. Clara was employed for 22 years at Osage County Human Development Corporation. She retired on May 13, 1988. She lived most of her life in Loose Creek and has spent the last 10 years at Westphalia Retirement Center where she enjoyed making friends with fellow residents and participating in activities. Clara was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Loose Creek, St. Ann's Sodality, Loose Creek Sewing Circle, Loose Creek Community Center, and the Osage County Historical Society. Clara enjoyed trout fishing and camping at Bennett Springs, quilting, outings to the riverboats, playing Mexican dominos and bingo. She enjoyed being outdoors, working with her flowers, and visiting with neighbors as they passed by. She mostly enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, offering them sweets from her "sucker tree".

Clara is survived by seven children: Marcella Day (Mark) of State of Virginia, Wanda Woods (Jim) of Hartsburg, Roger Backes (Barbara) of Loose Creek, Donna Huebler of Linn, Gail Luecke (Dennis) of Loose Creek, Eileen Brune (Dave) of Meta, and Bert Fick (Greg) of Rich Fountain; two brothers, Aloys Kremer (Mary Esther) of Loose Creek and Sylvester Kremer (Evelyn) of Loose Creek; four sisters, Pauline Bescheinen (Hubert) of Loose Creek, Margaret Kremer, Agnes Muenks, and Theresa Haslag, all of Jefferson City; two brothers-in-law, Alvin Toebben of St. Martins and Herman Massman of Wardsville; 22 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her spouse and parents, Clara was preceded in death by: two sisters, Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Massman and Generose Toebben; a son-in-law, Bill Huebler; a great- granddaughter, Gracie Huebler; and two brothers-in-law, Ed Muenks and Hugo Haslag.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 18, 2014, at Morton Chapel in Linn. A prayer service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Loose Creek with Fr. Don Antweiler and Fr. James Finder as co-celebrants. Interment will follow in the Immaculate Conception Parish Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy suggested to the Westphalia Hills Activity Fund, Adam Carwile Scholarship Fund or Immaculate Conception Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri

Clara married Aloysius John Henry Backes on 16 June 1948 in Immaculate Conception Church in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. Aloysius was born on 21 August 1923 in Osage County, Missouri, died on 12 September 2002 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 79, and was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.

General Notes: Obituary appeared in Unterrified Democrat:

Services were Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Loose Creek for Aloysius J. (Al) Backes, 79, of Loose Creek. The Rev. Gregory Meystrik conducted the funeral for Mr. Backes, who died Thursday at a Jefferson City hospital with burial in parish cemetery. Mr. Backes was born Aug 21, 1923 in Osage Co. to Gustave and Bertha Orscheln Backes. He was married Jun 16, 1948 at Loose Creek to the former Clara J. Kremer, who survives at the home. A lifelong area resident, he attended school at Loose Creek and was a self-employed carpenter. He was co-founder of the Linn Chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous; a board member and former president of Public Water Supply District No. 1.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include a brother, Art Backes of Linn; three sisters, Angie Kremer, Grace Rackers, and Olivia Ruettgers, all of Loose Creek; a son, Roger J. Backes of Loose Creek; and six daughters, Donna Huebler of Linn, Gail Luecke of Loose Creek, Bertha Fick of Rich Fountain, Eileen Brune of Meta, Wanda Woods of Hartsburg, and Marcella Kremer of Alexandria, VA. Another sister, Catherine Bescheinen, preceded him in death.

   172 F    ii. Generose Josephine Kremer was born on 21 January 1925 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 21 February 1980 in St. Martins, Cole County, Missouri at age 55, and was buried in Old St. Martins Catholic Cemetery in St. Martins, Missouri.

Generose married Alvin Joseph Toebben on 30 November 1957 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.

   173 F    iii. Agnes Marie Kremer was born on 18 March 1929.

Agnes married Edmond Joseph Muenks on 4 February 1967 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. Edmond was born on 4 June 1922 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 13 August 1998 in Columbia, Boone County, Missouri at age 76, and was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.

General Notes: Obituary appeared in Unterrified Democrat, Aug 19, 1998 edition:

Funeral Mass was celebrated Monday at St. Peter Catholic Church in Jefferson City for Edmund Joseph Muenks, 76, of Jefferson City, a native of Loose Creek. Mr. Muenks died Thursday (Aug 13, 1998) at a Columbia hospital. Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery.

He was born Jun 4, 1922 to Michael and Mary Boessen Muenks. He was married Feb 4, 1967 in Jefferson City to the former Agnes Marie Kremer, who survives at the home. A Marine Corps veteran of WWII, he was co-founder of Muenks Brothers Construction Co. and worked for the Missouri Department of Conservation for 15 years.

Other survivors include a daughter, Sue Ann Muenks of Houston, TX; a son, Shannon Michael Muenks of Jefferson City; a brother, Arthur Muenks of Union; and two sisters, Johanna Taetz of Lake Placid, FL and Loretta Smith of Lancaster, CA. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Vincent, Walter, and Joseph Muenks.

   174 F    iv. Theresa Kremer was born about 1931.

Theresa married Hugo Haslag. Hugo was born on 30 July 1928 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 19 October 1998 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 70, and was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.

   175 F    v. Mary Elizabeth Kremer was born on 29 March 1936 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 7 October 1988 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri at age 52, and was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri.

Mary married Herman F. Massman on 4 April 1959 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. Herman was born in 1935.

   176 M    vi. Aloys Kremer .

Aloys married Mary Esther.

   177 M    vii. Sylvester Kremer .

Sylvester married Evelyn.

   178 F    viii. Pauline Kremer .

Pauline married Hubert Bescheinen.

   179 F    ix. Margaret Kremer .

71. Stephen Joseph Mertens (Lorenz (Lawrence)5, Stephen (Steve) Joseph4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 24 March 1894 in Linn Township, Osage County, Missouri and died in November 1977 in Linn Township, Osage County, Missouri at age 83.

Stephen married Elizabeth Hoelier on 9 February 1915 in Koeltztown, Osage County, Missouri. Elizabeth was born on 18 March 1896 in Koeltztown, Osage County, Missouri, died on 26 April 1975 in Cut Bank, Glacier County, Montana at age 79, and was buried on 28 April 1975 in Cut Bank, Glacier County, Montana.

General Notes: Another name was Elizabeth Hoellerer.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 180 F    i. Sylvia Marie Mertens was born on 18 October 1915 in Buchgron, Iowa and died on 16 February 1996 in Contra Costa County, California at age 80.

+ 181 M    ii. Jerome William Mertens was born on 10 February 1917 in Earling, Shelby County, Iowa, was christened in February 1917 in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Earling, Iowa, died on 30 May 2001 in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington at age 84, and was buried on 2 June 2001 in Blue Mountain Memorial Garden in College Place, Washington.

+ 182 F    iii. Violetta Kunegunda Mertens was born about 1919.

+ 183 F    iv. Dorothy Mae Mertens was born on 1 August 1921 in Defiance, Shelby County, Iowa and died on 28 November 2005 in Port Angeles, Clallam County, Washington at age 84.

+ 184 F    v. Imagene Pearl Mertens was born on 23 November 1925 in Harlen, Iowa and died about 2009 about age 84.

+ 185 M    vi. Richard John Mertens was born on 26 February 1927 in Harlen, Iowa and died on 11 March 1999 in Carthage, Panola County, Texas at age 72.

76. Ida Angela Mertens (Henry5, Stephen (Steve) Joseph4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 12 April 1901 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri, died on 26 December 1999 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 98, and was buried in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Rich Fountain, Osage County, Missouri.

Ida married John Conrad Rehagen on 9 November 1920 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. John was born on 13 February 1880 in Osage County, Missouri, died on 1 February 1965 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri at age 84, and was buried in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Rich Fountain, Osage County, Missouri.

Children from this marriage were:

   186 M    i. Elias Henry Rehagen was born on 16 February 1926 in Rich Fountain, Osage County, Missouri, died on 9 September 1996 in Columbia, Boone County, Missouri at age 70, and was buried in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Rich Fountain, Osage County, Missouri.

General Notes: Elias was a corporal in the U.S. Army during World War II.

   187 M    ii. Michael Rehagen was born on 25 May 1930 in Rich Fountain, Osage County, Missouri, died on 7 June 1930 in Rich Fountain, Osage County, Missouri, and was buried in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Rich Fountain, Osage County, Missouri.

General Notes: Michael died when he was 14 days old of Ritter's disease.

83. Lawrence Hubert Reinkemeyer (Anna Maria Elizabeth Mertens5, Stephen (Steve) Joseph4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 21 December 1910 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri, died on 21 May 1964 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri at age 53, and was buried in St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.

Lawrence married Esther W. Rustemeyer, daughter of Anton Rustemeyer and Mary Rehagen, on 12 October 1946 in St. George Catholic Church in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. Esther was born on 10 March 1923 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri, died on 2 February 2012 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri at age 88, and was buried in St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.

General Notes: Esther W. Reinkemeyer, age 88, of Linn, passed away Thursday, February 2, 2012, at her residence. Esther was born March 10, 1923, in Linn, a daughter to the late Anton and Mary (Rehagen) Rustemeyer. As a child, Esther attended the Lone Star School near Linn. On October 12, 1946, Esther was united in marriage to Lawrence "Bud" H. Reinkemeyer at St. George Catholic Church in Linn. He preceded her in death on May 21, 1964. Esther worked a number of years at Goff Super Markets which later became Thriftway Supermarket. Esther was a member of St. George Catholic Church, St. Ann's Sodality and the Osage County Historical Society. She enjoyed gardening and flowers, counted cross stitch and loved the outdoors. Esther is survived by: three sons, Larry Reinkemeyer of Linn, Gary and his wife Carla Sue Reinkemeyer of Linn, and Dale and his wife Mary Kay Reinkemeyer of Bonnots Mill; one daughter, Elaine Reinkemeyer of Springfield, Ill.; seven grandchildren, Amy, Kelly, Michael, Kristina, Erica, Jenna and Alex Reinkemeyer; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, Esther was preceded in death by: two brothers, Joseph and Leo Rustemeyer; and two sisters, Elsie Neier and Rosemary Rustemeyer. Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 5, 2012, at Morton Chapel in Linn. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 6, 2012, at St. George Catholic Church in Linn with Fr. I.C. Medina as the celebrant. Interment will follow in the St. George Parish Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Kidney Foundation, Alzheimer's Association, or St. George Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Mo.


Children from this marriage were:

   188 M    i. Larry Reinkemeyer .

   189 M    ii. Gary Reinkemeyer .

Gary married Carla Sue.

   190 M    iii. Dale Reinkemeyer .

Dale married Mary Kay.

   191 F    iv. Elaine Reinkemeyer .

88. Henry Haslag (Maria Josephine Mertens5, Peter Lorenz4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 10 March 1881 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 1 September 1924 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri at age 43, and was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.

General Notes: Obit., mid-Missouri newspaper, 1924:
'Henry Haslag died suddenly of heart failure Monday morning. (September 1, 1924). Mr. Haslag and family were visiting at the home of Linus Haslag at the time. Aged 43 years.
He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Theresia Steiferman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stieferman of Frankenstein. Two sons and two daughter and also his parents, Mr.. and Mrs. Herman Haslag and quite a few brothers and sisters also survive."

1920 Census within Linn Twp., enumerated on Jan 7, 1920 lists Henry (Head), 38 years, married, Farmer, Theresa (Wife), 28 years, Mary F. (Daughter), 8 years, Aloysius A. (Son), 5 years, and Leonard F. (Son), 1 6/12 years.

Henry married Theresia Stieferman. Theresia was born about 1883.

Children from this marriage were:

   192 M    i. Aloysius August Haslag was born on 2 January 1915 in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri, died on 24 July 2004 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri at age 89, and was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.

Aloysius married Hildegarde Mary Schneider. Hildegarde was born in 1917.

   193 M    ii. Leonard Francis Haslag was born on 5 July 1918 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 10 August 1962 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri at age 44, and was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.

Leonard married Alice Christine Kliethermes on 21 September 1943. Alice was born on 4 September 1923 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 10 August 1962 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri at age 38, and was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.

97. Lorenz John Mertens (Johann (John) Francis Hubert5, Peter Lorenz4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 19 November 1880 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 17 May 1920 in Chamois, Missouri at age 39, and was buried on 21 May 1920 in Most Pure Heart of Mary Cemetery in Chamois, Missouri.

General Notes: He was hit and killed by a train while walking back home on the railroad tracks from seeing about his farm crop east of town. He attended the public school in Loose Creek and spent his youth on his father's farm.

When 21 years old, he took a course in business and commercial science at Beasleys Academy at Columbia, Mo. In 1902 he settled in Luystown, Mo., where he clerked for six months in his uncle's store. At the end of this period he accepted a position as bookkeeper and general manager for the Morrison Milling Company where he remained for a year.

In 1905 after two years of having been engaged in business at Morrison, Lorenz came to Chamois and went into partnership with his brother Frank in the saloon business. Later he bought out his brother and continued in business until 1911. His wife had a restaurant adjoining the saloon on the west side of Main at Pacific. In that year he sold out and organized with others the Chamois Milling Company of which he was made general manager and secretary and built a large mill at Chamois. A Catholic, Lorenz belonged to the Modern Woodmen of America, of which he later was Head Council. Residence: year 1915 Crawford Township, Linn, Osage County, Missouri.

LORENZ JOHN MERTENS.
One of the foremost industries of Osage county is the Chamois Milling Company at Chamois, of which Lorenz J. Mertens is general manager and secretary. Mr. Mertens is yet a young man, his birth having occurred near Loose Creek, Osage county, November 19, 1880. His parents. John and Agnes (Messen) Mertens, were old settlers of this state who originally came from Germany. The father is still engaged in farming near Loose Creek, but the mother has passed away. In their family were twelve children, of whom the following now reside in Chamois: Lorenz John, of this review; Frank; Peter; and Martha, a vocalist of, more than local reputation.

Lorenz J. Mertens spent his youth upon his father's farm, attending the public schools of the neighborhood. When twenty-one years of age he took a course in Beasley's Academy at Columbia, where he studied business and commercial science. In 1902 he settled in Luystown, where he clerked for a time in his uncle's store, working there for six months. At the end of that time he accepted a position as bookkeeper and general manager for the Morrison Milling Company, with which firm he was connected for one year. He then married and was engaged in business in Morrison until 1905. He also owned an establishment at Chamois, which latter he operated until 1911. In that year he sold out and organized the Chamois Milling Company, which was incorporated for twenty-five thousand dollars fully paid up. Mr. Mertens was made general manager and secretary and built a large mill in Chamois, which has a capacity of one hundred and fifty barrels per day and the business has grown from month to month ever since the company was organized. Much of its success is due to the ability of Mr. Mertens, who is still general manager and secretary. He also organized the Peoples Bank of Chamois, of which he is a director, and he is a stockholder in the Bank of Chamois. He is also interested in the International Insurance Company and holds stock in the Continental Portland Cement Company of St. Louis. He owns a handsome residence in Chamois besides business property and also holds title to oil lands in Texas.

In 1903 Mr. Mertens married Miss Anna D. Giesing, a native of Missouri and a daughter of Gerard and Rosa (Reymer) Giesing, the former a farmer of Osage county. In their family were eight children. Mr. and Mrs. Mertens are the parents of three children, Josephine, Gerard and Leona, all of whom are attending school.

Mr. Mertens is a democrat, thoroughly in accord with his party but not an office seeker. He is an adherent of the Catholic church and fraternally belongs to the Catholic Knights of America and the Modern Woodmen of America, of which latter he is head consul. At a comparatively early age he has attained to an important position in the industrial world of his native county and great credit is due him for what he has accomplished. His success is not only individual but is also a part of the development which has made Osage county the prosperous region that it is today.

Lorenz married Anna Theodora Giesing, daughter of Gerard (Gerhard) Giesing and Rosa Anna Reymer, on 21 April 1903 in Chamois, Osage County, Missouri by Arsenius Fahle, Catholic Priest. Anna was born on 8 May 1881 in Chamois, Missouri, died on 19 February 1951 in Chamois, Missouri at age 69, and was buried in Most Pure Heart of Mary Cemetery in Chamois, Missouri. The cause of her death was Stroke.

General Notes: She was born May 8, 1881 at 10 minutes after 12 o'clock a.m. in Chamois, Mo. She made her First Communion on April 28, 1895 at Loose Creek, Missouri. She died February 19, 1951 of a stroke.


Children from this marriage were:

   194 F    i. Josephine Rosa Mertens was born on 15 April 1904 in Osage County, Missouri, was christened on 26 April 1904 in Assumption (St. Mary's) Church in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri, died on 25 November 1929 in St. John's Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri at age 25, and was buried in Most Pure Heart of Mary Cemetery in Chamois, Missouri. The cause of her death was from acute myocarditis due to influenza.

Josephine married Henry Edward Walker, son of George G. Walker and Annie M. Nahler, on 2 May 1923 in Chamois, Osage County, Missouri by J. H. Winkelman, Catholic Priest. Henry was born on 6 March 1901, died in May 1985 in Chamois, Missouri at age 84, and was buried in Chamois City Cemetery in Chamois, Missouri.

+ 195 M    ii. Gerard John (Gerald) Mertens was born on 12 November 1906 in Chamois, Missouri, died on 2 August 1947 in Augusta, St. Charles County, Missouri at age 40, and was buried in Most Pure Heart of Mary Cemetery in Chamois, Missouri.

   196 F    iii. Leona Emma Mertens was born on 4 August 1909 in Chamois, Missouri, died on 12 February 1990 in Chamois, Missouri at age 80, and was buried in Most Pure Heart of Mary Cemetery in Chamois, Missouri.

98. Francis (Frank) Bernard Mertens (Johann (John) Francis Hubert5, Peter Lorenz4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 27 January 1882 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 10 August 1931 in Mississippi County, Arkansas at age 49, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Blytheville, Mississippi County, Arkansas.

Francis married Catharine Theresia Gerard. Catharine was born on 21 August 1884 in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri, was christened on 31 August 1884 in Assumption (St. Mary's) Church in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri, died on 17 January 1932 in Blytheville, Mississippi County, Arkansas at age 47, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Blytheville, Mississippi County, Arkansas.

General Notes: Her godparents were Edmund and Theresa Dietrich Nolte.

Friends in this city and community will regret to learn of the death in Blytheville last Sunday of Mrs. Katie (Gerard) Mertins, widow of the late Frank Mertens, who formerly lived on the Pierce farm a few miles west of the city. Her death was due to internal cancer and occurred about 3:30 Sunday afternoon, the family having removed one day last week from their farm home a few miles north of Blytheville, into that city.
Death came at the end of a long period of illness, Mrs. Mertens having been confined to her bed for the past eight months and the end was more or less expected, of course. Funeral services were set for 9 o'clock this morning, at the Catholic church in Blytheville, with interment in Elm cemetery near that city.

Mrs. Mertens was born 46 years ago at Morrison, Mo., and came to this section several years since with her husband and family. She is survived by her parents and one sister, Mary, who is single, and by two sons and two daughters of her own immediate family. These are John and Alva, Miss Hilda and Mrs. Harold Hamby, all of whom live in Blytheville.

It will be recalled that Mr. Mertens died last August after a long illness of dropsy, and one of their sons, Ferdinand, passed away during the preceding month, of a kidney affection. Democrat Argus - Caruthersville, Missouri - Tuesday, January 19, 1932


Children from this marriage were:

   197 M    i. John Peter Mertens was born on 22 April 1906 in Marston, New Madrid County, Missouri, was christened on 25 April 1906 in Assumption (St. Mary's) Church in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri, died on 2 January 1991 in Cedar Hill, Jefferson County, Missouri at age 84, and was buried in Maple Cemetery in Caruthersville, Pemiscot County, Missouri.

General Notes: His godparents were John Mertens and ? Gerard.

John P. Mertens, 84, of Cedar Hill, Mo., died Jan. 2, 1991 at Cedar's Health Care Center there. Born April 22, 1906 in Marston, he was the son of Frank and Katie Gerard Mertens. He attended Sacred Heart School in Caruthersville and was a member of Sacred Heart Church. He was employed as a mechanic with R.D. Hughes Gin Co. of Blytheville before his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Annie Reichert Mertens.
He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Alma Hamby and Mrs. Hilda Martin, both of Blytheville; And one sister-in-law, Mrs. Teresa Reichert of Selmer, Tenn.

Nephews and nieces include Mr. and Mrs. Frank Reichert of Fenton, Mo.
Funeral mass was Jan. 5 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, the Rev. Dan Hirtz officiating, with burial in Maple Cemetery, H.S. Smith Funeral Home of Caruthersville in charge.

Democrat Argus - Caruthersville, Mo. - 1991

John married Annie R. Reichert on 6 May 1933. Annie was born on 27 May 1905 in Eldorado, Saline County, Missouri, died on 14 May 1990 in St. Louis, Missouri at age 84, and was buried in Maple Cemetery in Caruthersville, Pemiscot County, Missouri.

General Notes: Mrs. Annie R. Mertens, 84, of Cedar Hill, Mo., formerly of Caruthersville, died May 14, 1990 at Metropolitan West Medical Center in St. Louis. Born May 27, 1905 in Eldorado, Ill., she was the daughter of Charles and Mary Munstermam Reichert. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church.

She is survived by her husband, John P. Mertens of Cedar Hill; And one brother, Frank Reichert of Fenton, Mo.

Funeral mass was May 26 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, the Rev. Byron Edwards officiating. H.S. Smith Funeral Home of Caruthersville in charge.
Pallbearers were Larry and Jerry Reichert, David Anderson,
Jeff Ridenouri and Gary and Tony Hayes.
1990

   198 M    ii. Frederick Peter Frank Mertens was born on 22 April 1907 in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri, was christened on 26 April 1907 in Assumption (St. Mary's) Church in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri, and died before 1957.

General Notes: His godparents were Peter Gerard and Anna Mertens.

   199 M    iii. Raymond Lawrence Mertens was born on 21 February 1909 in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri, was christened on 23 February 1909 in Assumption (St. Mary's) Church in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri, died on 28 February 1909 in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri, and was buried in Assumption (St. Mary's) Cemetery in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri.

General Notes: His godparents were Lawrence Mertens and Justina Maria Gerard.

+ 200 F    iv. Alma Martha Mertens was born on 14 March 1910 in Chamois, Missouri, was christened on 17 March 1910 in Most Pure Heart of Mary Church in Chamois, Missouri, died on 3 October 2007 at age 97, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Blytheville, Mississippi County, Arkansas.

   201 M    v. Elias Peter Mertens was born on 21 June 1912 in Chamois, Missouri.

+ 202 F    vi. Hilda Maria Katherine Mertens was born on 21 June 1912 in Chamois, Missouri and was christened on 19 September 1914 in Most Pure Heart of Mary Church in Chamois, Missouri.

   203 M    vii. Alvin Peter Mertens was born on 21 June 1912 in Chamois, Missouri, was christened on 27 June 1912 in Most Pure Heart of Mary Church in Chamois, Missouri, and died in 1958 at age 46.

Alvin married Betty Duquoin in Metamora, Illinois.

Alvin next married Minnie Marie Pabst. Minnie was born on 20 May 1920 in Albia, Monroe County, Iowa, died on 13 November 2014 in Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois at age 94, and was buried in Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria, Illinois.

General Notes: GERMANTOWN HILLS - Minnie Marie Pabst-Mertes-Sniff-Mertens, age 94, of Germantown Hills passed away at 8:55 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at Heartland of Peoria of aspiration pneumonia, her son holding fast to her hand.
She was born May 20, 1920, in Albia, Iowa, the only child of Clarence and Irene (Ford) Pabst.

Under the name "Pat Cummings," Minnie danced professionally during the 1930s, tap-dancing at various venues, including the Mohawk Club in Peoria. She wanted to go to New York City to become one of the famed dancing Rockettes, but her mother preferred she stay home. In 1937, she married John "Jack" L. Mertes and later, Leonard L. Sniff. After those two mistakes, she wed the love of her life, Alvin P. Mertens of Creve Coeur. He died in 1958.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and a stepdaughter, Martha (Marty) K. Mertens-Raush.

She is survived by her son, John "Jack" Mertes of Peoria.
Minnie was a graduate of Peoria High School (where she was once sent to the principal's office for curling her eyelashes in class), and worked as an operator at Illinois Bell, as a bookkeeper at Century Metalcraft and Washington Furniture and at Peoria Cartage and DeHarter Paper.

She was a vivacious, beautiful, fashionable and very feminine woman, short and sweet, and was known for her humor. She loved her son (she said he made her laugh), dancing, watching TV, red lipstick, perfume, the song "Frenesi," and eating out on Sundays with her son at Capponi's, the Duck Inn and other places (always taking home the leftovers). She was the inspiration for the leading character of Marie in her son's e-book, "River's Bend." "Dancing With the Stars" was one of her favorite TV shows; now she is dancing in the stars with a dance card sure to be full. Save a dance for me, Mommy.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior at Wright and Salmon Mortuary. The Rev. Stephen Barch will officiate. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memorial Gardens in Peoria.

Funeral arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Wright & Salmon Mortuary. Published in Peoria Journal Star on Nov. 16, 2014

100. Peter Hubert Mertens (Johann (John) Francis Hubert5, Peter Lorenz4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 1 January 1886 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died on 29 May 1963 in Chamois, Missouri at age 77, and was buried in Most Pure Heart of Mary Cemetery in Chamois, Missouri.

General Notes: Manufactured concrete blocks in 1907 in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri. Built block building at the corner of Main and Pacific, which he used as a pool hall and soft drink parlor. In 1927 he built the brick building adjoining the north side of the present post office, where he had a pool hall and lunch counter. He owned and operated a large soft drink parlor in 1912 in Chamois, Osage County, Missouri.

Peter married Emma Minnie Giesing, daughter of Gerard (Gerhard) Giesing and Rosa Anna Reymer, on 20 October 1908 in Chamois, Missouri. Emma was born on 12 February 1886 in Chamois, Missouri, was christened on 14 March 1886 in Assumption (St. Mary's) Church in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri, died on 4 December 1953 in St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 67, and was buried in Most Pure Heart of Mary Cemetery in Chamois, Missouri. The cause of her death was from stomach cancer.

General Notes: She was born February 12, 1886 at 11 o'clock p.m. in Osage County. She made her First Communion on May 8, 1898 at Chamois, Mo.


Children from this marriage were:

   204 F    i. Dorothy Agnes Mertens was born on 21 June 1909 in Osage County, Missouri, died on 3 September 1909 in Osage County, Missouri, and was buried in Most Pure Heart of Mary Cemetery in Chamois, Missouri.

+ 205 F    ii. Rosella Agnes Anna Mertens was born on 7 May 1912 in Osage County, Missouri, died on 29 May 1979 in Chamois, Missouri at age 67, and was buried in Stoner Cemetery in Chamois, Osage County, Missouri.

+ 206 M    iii. Oscar John Gerard Mertens was born on 5 February 1915 in Osage County, Missouri, died on 6 July 1997 in St. Louis County, Missouri at age 82, and was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri.

   207 F    iv. Virginia Anna Mertens was born on 3 June 1919 in Osage County, Missouri, died on 31 August 1970 in St. Louis, Missouri at age 51, and was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri.

Virginia married Wilbur Carl Barbarick on 9 April 1939 in Chamois, Osage County, Missouri by G. J. Nolte, Catholic Priest. Wilbur was born on 17 June 1919, died on 30 June 2003 at age 84, and was buried in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri.

General Notes: US ARMY TEC 4 WORLD WAR II

Virginia next married Martin August Maschmann Jr. Martin was born on 23 April 1898, died in July 1987 in St. Louis, Missouri at age 89, and was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri.

121. Henry Martin Haslag (Johanna F. Mertens5, Peter Lorenz4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 5 November 1886 in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri, died on 10 December 1972 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 86, and was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.

General Notes: Henry Martin Haslag, 86, died Sunday at the home of his son, Walter M. Haslag, in Franklin County. Mr. Haslag suffered a stroke several years ago, but had been seriously ill with pneumonia for the past several days. He was born Nov. 4, 1886, in rural Osage County near Frankenstein, the son of Martin and Johanna Mertens Haslag. He was married May 4, 1909 in Loose Creek to Elizabeth M. Jaegers, who died Feb. 24, 1958.

Mr. Haslag lived in Chamois before moving to Jefferson City where he lived for 21 years prior to going to Franklin County in 1969. Survivors include: four sons - Walter M. Haslag of Franklin County, Albert P. Haslag and Elmer W. Haslag, both of Jefferson City and Roman N. Haslag of Leslie; three sisters - Mrs. Nellie Kremer and Mrs. Ida Dudenhoeffer, both of Frankenstein and Mrs. Martina Gentges of Loose Creek; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services were conducted Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Church in Jefferson City. Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery." (Source: Mid-Missouri newspaper, December 1972)

Henry married Elizabeth Marie Jaegers on 4 May 1909 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. Elizabeth was born on 6 April 1889 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri, died in 1958 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 69, and was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 208 M    i. Elmer Walter Haslag was born on 24 December 1924 in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri and died on 16 January 1956 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri at age 31.

127. Emilie Mertens (Wilhelm (William) Carl H.5, Peter Lorenz4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 7 February 1893 in area near Bonnots Mills, Missouri, died on 28 May 1974 in Woodcrest Nursing Home in Linn, Missouri at age 81, and was buried in St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.

General Notes: Mrs. Emilie Stiesmeyer, 81, of Linn, died Tuesday evening at the Woodcrest Nursing Home. She was born February 7, 1893 near Bonnots Mill, the daughter of William and Christine Jaegers Mertens. She was married in February 1911, at Frankenstein to Bruce Stiesmeyer, who survives at the Woodcrest Nursing Home. Mrs. Stiesmeyer was a member of the St. George Catholic Church in Linn.

Other survivors include: four sons, Dr. E. H. Stiesmeyer, Sunnyvale, Calif.; Walter Stiesmeyer, Jefferson City; Irvin Stiesmeyer, Arnold and William Stiesmeyer, Jefferson City; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Belle Koenigsfeld, Bonnots Mill and Mrs. James Chipps, Phoenix, Ariz.; one brother, Walter Mertens, Linn; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A rosary will be prayed Thursday at the Morton Funeral Chapel in Linn. Funeral services will be Friday at the St. George Catholic church, Linn with the Rev. Ed Schmidt officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Emilie married Anton Bruce Stiesmeyer, son of Anton Wilhelm Stiesmeyer and Mary C. Benson, in February 1911 in Our Lady of Help Catholic Church in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri. Anton was born on 18 October 1884 in Luystown, Osage County, Missouri, died on 26 September 1974 in Charles E. Still Hospital at age 89, and was buried on 30 September 1974 in St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.

General Notes: Obituary, mid-Missouri newspaper, September 1974

Anton Bruce Stiesmeyer, 90, Linn, died Thursday, Sept. 26 (1974) at Charles E. Still Hospital in Jefferson City. He was born October 18, 1884, the son of Anton and Mary Benson Stiesmeyer. In 1911, he married the former Emilie Mertens, who died in May.

Survivors include four sons, Dr. E. H. Stiesmeyer, Sunnyvale, Calif.; Walter Stiesmeyer, Denver, Colo.; Irvin Stiesmeyer, Arnold; and William Stiesmeyer, Jefferson City; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Koenigsfeld, Frankenstein; and Mrs. Geneva Chipps, Phoenix, Ariz.; and 14 grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Monday at the Morton Chapel, Linn, with the Rev. Edwin Schmidt officiating. Burial was in the St. George Catholic Cemetery. The pallbearers were John Koenigsfeld, Jim Gentges, B. K. Peters, James Chipps, John Troesser, Frank Backes.


Children from this marriage were:

   209 F    i. Mary Belle Stiesmeyer was born on 13 December 1911 in Luystown, Osage County, Missouri and died on 14 March 1993 in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri at age 81.

Mary married John Koenigsfeld. John was born about 1910.

   210 M    ii. Dr. Edward H. Stiesmeyer was born about 1916 in Luystown, Osage County, Missouri.

   211 F    iii. Geneva Stiesmeyer was born about 1919.

Geneva married James Chipps. James was born about 1919.

   212 M    iv. Walter C. Stiesmeyer was born on 13 July 1923 in Luystown, Osage County, Missouri and died on 13 June 2010 in Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado at age 86.

   213 M    v. Irvin J. Stiesmeyer was born on 16 June 1927 in Luystown, Osage County, Missouri, died in December 1977 in Arnold, Jefferson County, Missouri at age 50, and was buried in Hermann City Cemetery in Hermann, Missouri.

+ 214 M    vi. William Frederick Stiesmeyer was born on 20 August 1929 in Osage County, Missouri, died on 17 April 2012 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 82, and was buried on 21 April 2012 in Linn Memorial Cemetery in Linn, Missouri.

129. Edward Hubert Mertens (Heinrich John5, Peter Lorenz4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 17 March 1893 in Cole Camp, Benton County, Missouri, died on 20 July 1963 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 70, and was buried on 23 July 1963 in Assumption (St. Mary's) Cemetery in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri.

General Notes: After College he succeeded his father as cashier of the Morrison Bank.

Edward married Gasena Katherine Boss, daughter of Henry John Boss and Anna Marie Starke, on 29 June 1915 in Assumption (St. Mary's) Church in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri. Gasena was born on 9 May 1894 in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri, was christened on 27 May 1894 in Assumption (St. Mary's) Church in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri, died on 15 July 1970 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 76, and was buried on 18 July 1970 in Assumption (St. Mary's) Cemetery in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri.

General Notes: Her godparents were August Boss and Catharine Starke.


Children from this marriage were:

   215 F    i. Geneva Anna Antonia Mertens was born on 13 June 1916 in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri, was christened on 16 June 1916 in Assumption (St. Mary's) Church in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri, died on 15 October 1986 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 70, and was buried on 17 October 1986 in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.

General Notes: Her godparents were Henry J. Mertens and Anna Boss.

Geneva married Gerald S. Vogel on 19 May 1938 in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri. Gerald was born on 3 June 1914 in Tipton, Moniteau County, Missouri, died on 26 July 1990 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 76, and was buried on 30 July 1990 in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.

General Notes: Son of Frederic W. Vogel and Clara Sailer.

   216 F    ii. Renilda Anna Maria Mertens was born on 27 May 1919 in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri, was christened on 28 May 1919 in Assumption (St. Mary's) Church in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri, died on 3 May 1969 in Florissant, St. Louis County, Missouri at age 49, and was buried on 6 May 1969 in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Florissant, St. Louis County, Missouri.

General Notes: Her godparents were Louis Boss and Anna Mertens.

   217 M    iii. Norbert Henry Charles Mertens was born on 8 May 1922 in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri, was christened on 10 May 1922 in Assumption (St. Mary's) Church in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri, died on 8 October 1972 in Florissant, St. Louis County, Missouri at age 50, and was buried in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Florissant, St. Louis County, Missouri.

   218 F    iv. Ruth Frances Mertens was born on 25 January 1925 in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri and died on 14 September 1988 in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona at age 63.

   219 F    v. Eileen Edna Mertens was born on 26 November 1928 in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri and was christened on 29 November 1928 in Assumption (St. Mary's) Church in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri.

General Notes: Her Godparents were Walter Frechmann and Edna Mertens. Married Arthur Paulsmeyer Jr. 28 Jan 1951.

   220 F    vi. Bonita Stella Mertens was born on 20 June 1930 in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri.

131. Herbert Charles (Carl) Mertens (Heinrich John5, Peter Lorenz4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 29 April 1897 in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri, was christened on 2 May 1897 in Assumption (St. Mary's) Church in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri, died on 9 August 1974 in St. Louis, Missouri at age 77, and was buried in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri.

General Notes: His godparents were William Mertens and Maria Haslag.

Herbert was Assistant Cashier of the Morrison Bank. Herbert attended the Assumption School in Morrison and St. Francis College at Quincy, Illinois. He clerked for his father at the bank in Morrison. The family came to Chamois in 1927, where he later was cashier of the Peoples Bank until it was closed by presidential order in 1935. Mr. Mertens was state representative from Osage County about 1933 and official reporter, House of Representatives in 1935. Later the Mertens moved to St. Louis, where he had accepted a position as inspector, Alcohol Tax Unit of the Internal Revenue Service

Herbert married Edna Emma Starke, daughter of John Herman (Henry) Starke and Mary Margaret Fehlings, on 2 May 1923 in Assumption (St. Mary's) Church in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri. Edna was born on 2 January 1904 in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri, was christened in Assumption (St. Mary's) Church in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri, died on 2 October 1981 at age 77, and was buried in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri.

General Notes: Edna received her education at the Assumption School in Morrison. She was appointed acting postmistress at Chamois in July 1934 and served to April 1935


Children from this marriage were:

   221 M    i. Ferdinand John Mertens was born about 1925, died on 24 July 2009 about age 84, and was buried on 28 July 2009 in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri.

General Notes: Mertens, Ferdinand J. fortified with the sacraments of Holy Mother Church Fri. July 24, 2009. Loving husband of LaVerne Mertens (nee Hampe); beloved father of Mary (Michael) Fitzsimmons, Steven (Dawn) Mertens, Ann Mertens, Glennon (Rosanne) Mertens, Jean (Ken) Lindsey, Joseph (Maureen) Mertens, Jacqueline (Kevin) Collins and the late Gayle Mertens; beloved grandfather of Cristine, Zachary, April, Tommy, Andrew, Kathleen, Jacob, John, Madeline, Patrick; great-grandfather of Abigail and Isabella; brother of Raymond (Veronica), Glennon (Lucy), Daniel (Shirley) Mertens; brother-in-law of Virginia Hampe. Ferd was a retiree of McDonnell Douglas Corp. and a member of the Sages Retirees Club and Wings of Hope. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The Daily World Missionaries, 20 Archbishop May Dr., St. Louis, MO. 63119 or Wings of Hope, 18370 Wings of Hope Blvd. St. Louis, MO. 63005. Services: Funeral Tues. July 28, 8:30 a.m. from COLLIER'S Funeral Home 3400 N. Lindbergh Blvd. (Bridgeton) to Holy Trinity parish (St. Ann) St. Gregory and St. Luke Ln. for 9 a.m. Mass. Interment National Cemetery. Visitation Mon. 3-8 p.m.

Ferdinand married LaVerne Hampe, daughter of Edward Hugo Hampe and Mary Magdalena Duchek. LaVerne was born about 1929.

+ 222 M    ii. Raymond H. Mertens was born about 1928 in Chamois, Missouri, died on 13 August 2011 about age 83, and was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri.

   223 M    iii. Glennon Mertens .

Glennon married Lucy.

   224 M    iv. Daniel H. Mertens .

Daniel married Shirley.

134. Rudolph Henry Mertens (Adolph Peter5, Peter Lorenz4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 4 March 1909 in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri, died on 7 January 1982 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri at age 72, and was buried in St. Louis of France Catholic Church Cemetery in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri.

General Notes: They purchased Eynard's Store from the Eynard family in 1937 and this store stayed in the Mertens family until 1997.

Rudolph married Irene Marie Eynard, daughter of August Eynard and Gertrude Kramer, in 1937. Irene was born on 10 November 1910 in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri, died on 12 February 2001 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 90, and was buried in St. Louis of France Catholic Church Cemetery in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri.

General Notes: They purchased Eynard's Store from the Eynard family in 1937 and the store stayed in the family until 1997. Irene had three children, Sue Ann, Maurice, and Patrick.


Children from this marriage were:

   225 F    i. Sue Ann Mertens .

   226 M    ii. Maurice Mertens .

   227 F    iii. Patrick Mertens .

138. John Paul Heislen (Anna Gertrude Mertens5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 21 August 1890 in Cole County, Missouri, died on 29 December 1964 at age 74, and was buried in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.

General Notes: 1930 family living in St. Paul, Minnesota.

John married Margarita Cornelia (Rita) Russell on 26 November 1919 in St. Peter's Catholic Church in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. Margarita was born on 25 March 1897, died on 1 June 1977 at age 80, and was buried in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.

The child from this marriage was:

   228 M    i. John Francis Heislen was born on 8 June 1924 in Shenandoah, Page County, Iowa, died on 20 September 1989 in St. Louis, Missouri at age 65, and was buried in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.

139. William J. Heislen (Anna Gertrude Mertens5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 16 February 1892.

General Notes: 1930 family living in Racine, Wisconsin.

William married Nanah. Nanah was born in 1901.

Children from this marriage were:

   229 M    i. William C. Heislen was born in 1917 and died on 13 January 1964 in Wisconsin at age 47.

   230 M    ii. John P. Heislen was born on 15 April 1919 and died in December 1975 at age 56.

   231 F    iii. Dorothy Heislen was born in 1921.

142. Rose Benedicta Mertens (Theodore5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 23 March 1905 in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri and died on 25 September 1988 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 83.

Rose married Elmer Matthew Stockman. Elmer was born on 4 January 1898 and died in November 1967 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 69.

Children from this marriage were:

   232 F    i. Lydia Stockman was born about 1924.

Lydia married Lee C. Cremer. Lee was born about 1922.

   233 M    ii. Leonard Stockman was born on 27 March 1926 and died in December 1982 in Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri at age 56.

   234 M    iii. Harold Stockman .

Harold married Mary Tull.

Harold next married Dixie Watson.

Harold next married Naomi Sue Hader.

+ 235 M    iv. Elmer Matthew Stockman II was born about 1930.

   236 M    v. Earl Stockman .

+ 237 M    vi. Paul Francis Stockman was born on 6 November 1934 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, died on 19 February 2011 in St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 76, and was buried on 23 February 2011 in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.

+ 238 F    vii. Rosemary Stockman .

   239 F    viii. Agnes Ann Stockman .

Agnes married Richard Coker.

Agnes next married Ron Shenck.

   240 F    ix. Donna Stockman .

Donna married Fred Straub.

   241 F    x. Carol Stockman .

Carol married Jon Bloebaum.

Carol next married Dennis Jacknewitz.

143. Anna Frances Mertens (Theodore5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 22 July 1907 in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri and died on 28 February 1989 in Columbia, Boone County, Missouri at age 81.

Anna married Clarence Albert Veit Sr., son of Albert Veit and Maria Anna Theresa Schnieders, on 1 February 1927 in Osage Bend, Cole County. Missouri. Clarence was born on 19 November 1906 in Taos, Cole County, Missouri and died on 6 May 1993 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 86.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 242 M    i. Clarence Albert Veit Jr. was born on 19 November 1927 and died on 13 August 2015 at age 87.

+ 243 M    ii. Roderick Theodore Veit was born on 11 October 1929 in Taos, Cole County, Missouri and died on 25 August 2010 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 80.

   244 M    iii. Quentin Frank Veit was born on 21 October 1931 in Osage Bend, Cole County. Missouri and died on 12 June 2004 in Florissant, St. Louis County, Missouri at age 72.

Quentin married Joyce Willett. Joyce was born about 1933.

+ 245 F    iv. Mary Ann Matilda Veit was born on 24 April 1934 in Osage Bend, Cole County. Missouri, died on 8 February 2015 at age 80, and was buried in St. Ferdinand Cemetery Florissant, Missouri.

   246 F    v. Catherine Josephine Veit was born on 7 March 1936 in Osage Bend, Cole County. Missouri, died on 3 August 2011 in Adams Street Place at age 75, and was buried on 6 August 2011 in St. Margaret Cemetery in Cole County, Missouri. The cause of her death was cancer.

General Notes: Catherine Josephine Veit Mulhall, age 75 years, of Wardsville, Mo. passed away from cancer on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at Adams Street Place, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church.

She was born on March 7, 1936 in Osage Bend, Mo., a daughter of the late Clarence Albert and Anna Frances Mertens Veit. Catherine was married on December 31, 1970 in St. Charles, Mo., to Lawrence Edward Mulhall. She was married to Larry for 32 years until his death on December 10, 2003.

Catherine graduated in 1954 from St. Peter's Catholic High School. She received a teaching certificate and taught school at Osage Bend; St. Thomas; and Immaculate Conception Catholic School in Jefferson City. After teaching, she worked eighteen years for the Department of Health and Welfare and the Department of Revenue. Her husband's cable installation business took her to live in California, Ohio, Delaware, Florida and Louisiana. She was a custodian for Blair Oaks School in Wardsville for ten years, where students remember her for her homemade cookies. After coming back home to Osage Bend she became a member of St. Margaret Catholic Church. She stayed and helped her aging parents and later, she cared for her husband until he passed away from an extended illness.

Some of her favorite things to do were sewing for family, quilt making with her sister, gardening, twenty years of Holy Hours in the Perpetual Adoration Chapel at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Wardsville, playing slot machines, scratch-off tickets and spending time visiting with her family and friends.

Her favorite pastime was checking on her extended family to see how they were doing. After several hurricanes in Louisiana, possessions became less important to her, she lived simply and was always donating to various charities.

All of her family and friends will miss her warm caring nature and her witty sense of humor.

She was a cherished sister and sister-in-law of Clarence (Dorothy) Veit Jr. of Jefferson City, Mo.; Mary Ann (Tom) Schmidt of Florissant, Mo.; Albert (Marlene) Veit of St. Charles, Mo.; Stan (Charlotte) Veit of Osage Bend, Mo.; beloved aunt of thirty nieces and nephews; numerous great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews; and many dear cousins.

She was preceded in death by Quentin (survived by his wife Joyce) Veit of Florissant, Mo. and Rod (Rose) Veit of Jefferson City, Mo.

Visitation will be held at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Osage Bend from 10:00 until 11:00 am Saturday, August 6, 2011.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11:00 am Saturday at St. Margaret Catholic Church with the Reverend David Viet officiating. Interment will be at St. Margaret Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the charity of the donor's choice.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.

Catherine married Lawrence Edward Mulhall on 31 December 1970 in St. Charles, St. Charles County, Missouri. Lawrence was born on 1 November 1935, died on 10 December 2003 in Osage County, Missouri at age 68, and was buried in St. Margaret Cemetery in Cole County, Missouri.

   247 M    vi. Albert Veit .

Albert married Marlene.

   248 M    vii. Stan Veit .

Stan married Charlotte.

144. Emil Henry Mertens (Theodore5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 29 September 1909 in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri and died on 3 December 1985 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 76.

Emil married Catherine Siebeneck. Catherine was born on 16 January 1913 in Osage Bend, Cole County. Missouri and died on 15 August 2000 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 87.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 249 M    i. Roger Theodore Mertens was born on 3 April 1932 in Osage Bend, Cole County. Missouri, died on 2 April 2006 in Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 73, and was buried on 5 April 2006 in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.

   250 M    ii. Donald Mertens .

Donald married Renilda.

   251 F    iii. Mary Mertens .

Mary married Ray Jenkins.

   252 F    iv. Sharon Ann Mertens was born on 17 December 1943 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, died on 25 March 1944 in Bethesda General Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, and was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. The cause of her death was from Spina Bifida.

General Notes: Died in infancy

   253 F    v. Elizabeth Mertens .

General Notes: Died in infancy.

147. Clement Theodore Mertens (Theodore5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 20 December 1917 in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri, died on 9 June 2011 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri at age 93, and was buried on 13 June 2011 in Annunciation Catholic Cemetery in California, Missouri.

General Notes: Clement T. (C.T. or Bud) Mertens, 93, of California, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2011, at Westphalia Hills Care Center in Westphalia. Clement was born December 20, 1917, near St. Thomas, the youngest of eight children of Theodore and Mary Mertens. He grew up on the family farm and received his education in a one-room school in the area. His dad died during the Depression and after they lost the family farm, he moved with his family to Tipton in 1934 to be closer to his oldest brother, Carl. He began his career as a trucker and operated a limestone pulverizer for the Moniteau County Agricultural Improvement Association. He hauled lime for the Association from 1938 (with breaks during and after World War II) until 1964. Clement served in the Army Air Corps from May 1942 until December 1945, achieving the rank of T/Sgt. He was extremely proud of his service in the Air Corps, where he learned that his talent was recognized, and he gained confidence in his leadership, organization and management abilities.

After his service, he met and married Ida Mae Stockman on November 9, 1946, in Wardsville. They built a house near Wardsville and moved to Columbia in 1950 to take advantage of an opportunity with Whitely Tire Co. In 1953, they moved to California, and he and Ida purchased their first farm three miles south of McGirk in 1954. Over the next 20 years, they expanded their farm to 400 acres and developed a leading dairy operation of 60 milking cows. In the early years, Clement continued to haul lime, and also did custom hay baling, silage chopping and combining.

Self-educated by diligent reading and obtaining information from the university, Bud adopted new ideas and technology quickly. He was one of the first in the area to grow alfalfa for his dairy herd, terrace the land to prevent erosion, use computerized record-keeping, record the milk production of individual cows, feed cows according to production, convert to free-stalls for the dairy cows, and design and build an elevated milking parlor. In 1971, Bud and Ida were honored for their dairy farming accomplishments by the Missouri Farm Management Recognition Program. After moving to town in 1978, they continued their involvement with dairying by working for the Dairy Herd Improvement Association to officially measure milk production of cows for dairy farmers in Moniteau and Cole counties.

In 2003, he and Ida moved to a retirement center in Westphalia, the village to which his Mertens ancestors immigrated in the 1830s. With the support of his wife and family, Clement actively participated in community activities while operating a dairy farm 24/7. He was vice-chairman and founding member of Public Water Supply District #2 that brought water to the rural areas east of California, member of the Rural Fire Department, chairman of the Jefferson City Dairy Council, district chairman of Mid-America Dairyman, Inc., board member and state delegate to the MFA Cooperative Association, chairman of the Extension Council, and member of the FmHA County Loan Review Board, American Dairy Association, Holstein Association USA, and Brown Swiss Cattle Breeders' Association.

During their retirement they traveled to see family and friends, and visited nearly every state. Bud was an avid reader of newspapers, magazines and thousands of books. He enjoyed learning by reading throughout his life. He was known by family and friends for his numerous informative and interesting letters. In his 60s, Bud began using computers and in his 70s wrote a 430 page book about his family and life called "My Story." In his book, he wrote about the philosophy of life he was given as a child: "No matter what task you do, always do your best . . ." It was a philosophy that Bud lived and passed on as his legacy. Bud was an active member of Annunciation Catholic Church. He was Parish Council member for seven years and also served as lector, usher, and communion minister. He was a Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus and a charter member of the Annunciation Church Council of the Knights.

Clement is survived by his wife of nearly 65 years, Ida. He is also survived by his children: David of Belleville, Wis., Theodore (Ted) of Brodhead, Wis., Karen (Mertens) Gerke of Otterville, and Beverly (Mertens) Riley of Madison; and by six grandchildren, two step- grandchildren and two great- grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Monday, June 13, 2011, from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at Annunciation Catholic Church in California. There will be a Rosary at 10:30 a.m. at the church, with Mass of Christian Burial directly following the Rosary. Burial with full military honors will be in Annunciation Catholic Cemetery. Officiating will be Fr. Ed Schmidt. Donations can be made in Clement's name to Hospice Compassus or to the American Red Cross for the people of Joplin, c/o Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak, California, MO 65018. Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California.

Clement married Ida Mae Stockman, daughter of Roy Charles Stockman and Rose Catherine Markway, on 9 November 1946 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri. Ida was born on 3 November 1924 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri and died on 23 January 2015 in Westphalia Retirement Center in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri at age 90.

General Notes: <tab><b>Ida Mae (Stockman) Mertens
</b><tab><b>November 3, 1924 - January 23, 2015
</b>Ida Mae (Stockman) Mertens, age 90, of Westphalia, passed away Friday, January 23, 2015, at Westphalia Retirement Center. She was born November 3, 1924, in Wardsville, Mo., the oldest daughter of Roy and Rose Stockman. She grew up on the family farm and worked at the International Shoe Factory before her marriage to Clement (Bud) T. Mertens on November 3, 1946.

Their first years of marriage were spent at Wardsville and Columbia, Mo. In 1954, they bought an 80-acre farm south of McGirk, Mo. and over the next 20 years expanded the farm to 400 acres and developed a leading dairy operation. Ida was an equal partner in the farming operation sharing not only the workload, but also the management decisions for the farm. Bud and Ida were honored for their dairy farming accomplishments by the Missouri Farm Management Program in 1971. After they sold the dairy herd in 1974 and the farm in 1978, they maintained their involvement with the dairy industry by working for the Dairy Herd Improvement Association in Moniteau and Cole counties.

Ida also worked at California Convalcare for several years helping those in need of care. Her selfless commitment in caring for others was life-long. She had early responsibility taking care of her brothers and sisters, and later cared for her husband during his struggle with cancer and poor health. In 2003, Bud and Ida moved to Westphalia Retirement Center, where she died January 23, 2015, after 20 years of struggle with multiple strokes.

No matter the burden, Mom's indomitable spirit never resulted in complaints and she always responded with grace and dignity - Mom's typical response was "I am doing fine." Mom was the heart and spark in our family. She was the optimist that always found the silver lining in every cloud. She was a happy, fun-loving person, who could even make hard work seem like a game. Mom always involved her children, grandchildren, or visiting nieces and nephews in what she was doing and made each one feel special. She saw the good things in life and in people, and made sure that you appreciated it too. She had a great sense of humor that seemed to lighten your load and show the happy side of life. She inspired everyone around her to be a better person and encouraged her children to do more than they thought possible. Ida was devoted to her children and their education because "it is something that can never be taken from you."

Her commitment was exemplified by her willingness to drive the bus for an association of rural parents who wanted their children to attend Annunciation Catholic School. Although she had huge workload at home, she drove a converted panel truck for many years over some of the roughest roads in Moniteau County. When her children wanted to be in 4-H, she volunteered to the 4-H leader. She taught herself everything from dairy cow nutrition to judging so that she could teach her children and others. For this and other service, she was appointed to the Extension Council of Moniteau County and was elected as an Honorary FFA Mother. Mom was there for every speaking contest, quiz bowl, and pageant. She was the one who decided that her eldest son should leave the farm and go to college, and it is fitting legacy that all of her grandchildren have college educations.

She was creative and talented, and when combined with her work-ethic, she created a prodigious number of handmade clothes, handicrafts, needlework, crocheted and knitted items. She had an exceptional ability to see an item and then make it from scratch, often better than the origin. She was known especially for her hand-stitched quilts. She made over 100 quilts, not including the ones made while quilting with others at California and Westphalia. Most of her handiwork was freely given to family and friends, but she also made custom quilts that are located in several states and foreign countries. Her gifts are family heirlooms in each of our homes that provide a constant reminder of her love and dedication to her family. Of all her talents, none was more appreciated than the aroma of Mom's homemade bread and baked goods fresh out of the oven! Ida's religious faith was central to her being and she actively participated in services and activities at Annunciation Catholic Church.

She was a member of the Church Council, member and chairwomen of the Alter and Rosary Society, member and chairwoman of Annunciation Quilters, and served on numerous parish committees. She served as communion minister, usher, greeter and offertory bearer during mass.

Ida was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 65 years and by four brothers, Willard, Dave, Cletus and Lee, and a sister Catherine (Stockman) Mertens. She is survived by her children; David of Belleville, Wis., Theodore (Ted) of Brodhead, Wis., Karen (Mertens) Gerke of Sedalia, Mo. and Beverly (Mertens) Riley of Madison, Mo.; by six grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and four great- grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren; and by two brothers, Fred and Francis and one sister Alice (Stockman) DeWesplore.

Visitation will be at 10 a.m. and mass at 11 a.m., Wednesday, January 28, at the Annunciation Catholic Church in California, Mo. Donations can be made in Ida's name to Annunciation Catholic Church for masses in memory of the Mertens and Stockman families. Arrangements are under the direction of BOWLIN-CANTRIEL FUNERAL SERVICES, California, Mo.


Children from this marriage were:

   254 M    i. David Roy Mertens .

   255 M    ii. Theodore (Ted) Joseph Mertens .

   256 F    iii. Karen Rose Mertens .

   257 F    iv. Beverly Kathryn Mertens .

152. Victor Paul Cassmeyer Sr. (Maria Margaret Mertens5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born about 1909 and died on 22 March 1980 about age 71.

Victor married someone.

His child was:

   258 M    i. Victor Paul Cassmeyer Jr. was born in 1949, died in 1969 at age 20, and was buried in St. Margaret Cemetery in Cole County, Missouri.

155. George Joseph Mertens (Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 11 July 1903 in Osage Bluff, Cole County, Missouri, died on 23 February 1982 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri at age 78, and was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri.

George married Agnes Martina Hentges. Agnes was born on 11 November 1914 in St. Martins, Cole County, Missouri, died on 8 November 1999 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri at age 84, and was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 259 F    i. Shirley Ann Mertens was born in 1937.

   260 F    ii. Margaret Marie Mertens was born in 1939.

+ 261 F    iii. Helen Augusta Mertens was born in 1940.

+ 262 M    iv. Charles Francis Mertens was born on 15 March 1942, died on 13 April 2002 at age 60, and was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri.

+ 263 M    v. Frederick Joseph Mertens was born in 1947.

+ 264 M    vi. George Joseph Mertens was born in 1948.

+ 265 M    vii. John Louis Mertens was born in 1950.

+ 266 F    viii. Anna Jane Mertens was born in 1951.

+ 267 M    ix. Kenneth Paul Mertens was born in 1956.

157. Clara Anna Mertens (Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 18 November 1905 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, died on 5 November 1991 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 85, and was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.

General Notes: Clara Anna Schulte, 85, Jefferson City, died Tuesday (5 Nov. 1991)at St. Mary's Hospital. She was born Nov. 18, 1905, in Wardsville, a daughter of Paul and Mary Bock Mertens. She was married May 29, 1935, in Wardsville to Lorence Schulte, who died in 1982. She was a member of St.Joseph Cathedral and the St. Joseph Women's Association. Survivors include: three sons, Edward Schulte of Westphalia, George Schulte and Richard Schulte, both of Jefferson City; two daughters, Dorothy Doerhoff, Henley and Pauline Bax of Jefferson City; one brother, Ben Mertens, Jefferson City; 19 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services will be Friday at St. Joseph Cathedral. The Rev. Christopher Dixon and the Rev. Patrick Shortt will officiate. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Dulle Funeral Home

Clara married Lorence Schulte on 29 May 1935 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri. Lorence was born on 23 July 1907, died on 8 September 1982 at age 75, and was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 268 F    i. Dorothy Mary Schulte was born in 1936.

+ 269 F    ii. Pauline Margaret Schulte was born in 1938.

+ 270 M    iii. George John Schulte was born in 1941.

+ 271 M    iv. Edward Louis Schulte was born in 1943.

+ 272 M    v. Richard Hubert Schulte was born in 1947.

158. Louis John Mertens (Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 23 June 1908 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, died on 21 July 1963 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 55, and was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.

Louis married Leona Catherine Hentges on 17 November 1936 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. Leona was born on 12 January 1915 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, died on 2 January 1991 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 75, and was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.

General Notes: Leona Mertens, 75, Jefferson City, died Wednesday at St. Marys Health Center. She was born Jan. 12, 1915, in Jefferson City, a daughter of Nichols H. Land Caroline Distler Hentges. She was married Nov. 17, 1936, in Jefferson City, to Louis Mertens, who died in 1963. She was employed as a cook at St. Peters School and Thorpe Gordon School. She was a member of St. Peters Church and the Ladies Altar Sodality of that parish.

Survivors include: four sons, James Mertens and Karl Mertens, both of Jefferson City, Paul Mertens, Rolla, and Gerald Mertens, Lynchburg, Va.; three daughters, Barbara McBaine and kathy McClure, both of Jefferson City and Judith Burrows, Goose Creek, S. C.; one brother, LeRoy Hentges, Jefferson City; five sisters, Martha Kaiser, Jefferson City, Frances Meller, Holts Summit, Mary G. Griggs, Ocean Springs, Miss., Nadine Shahan, Lohman, and Mary E. Raithel, Russellville; 24 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Peters Church. The Rev. John Fischer will officiate. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Dulle Funeral Home. A prayer service will be at 7:30 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Missouri Head Injury Association.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 273 M    i. James Louis Mertens was born on 7 March 1938 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, died on 10 July 2012 in St. Martins, Cole County, Missouri at age 74, and was buried in St. Martin's Catholic Cemetery in St. Martins, Cole County, Missouri.

+ 274 M    ii. Paul Joseph Mertens was born in 1939.

+ 275 F    iii. Barbara Susan Mertens was born on 21 November 1941 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, died on 15 November 2010 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 68, and was buried in Hawthorn Memorial Gardens in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.

+ 276 F    iv. Judith Ann Mertens was born on 9 February 1946 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, died on 3 July 2014 in Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 68, and was buried on 8 July 2014 in Hawthorn Memorial Gardens in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.

+ 277 M    v. Gerald Lee Mertens was born in 1953.

+ 278 F    vi. Kathleen Marie Mertens was born in 1957.

   279 M    vii. Karl Joseph Mertens was born on 10 January 1957 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, died on 4 June 2015 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 58, and was buried on 8 June 2015.

General Notes: 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, June 8, 2015 at Concord Baptist Church in Jefferson City. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, June 8, 2015 at Concord Baptist Church, with Rev. Monte Shinkle 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

Karl married Tammy J. Johnson on 21 August 1982 in St. Peter's Catholic Church in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. Tammy was born in 1961.

159. Frances Marie Mertens (Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 12 November 1910 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri and died on 22 August 1965 in Cole County, Missouri at age 54.

Frances married Henry Francis Veit. Henry was born on 5 October 1900 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri and died on 20 April 1970 in Cole County, Missouri at age 69.

Children from this marriage were:

   280 M    i. Ralph Veit was born in 1933 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri and died in 1933 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.

+ 281 M    ii. Ralph Paul Veit was born in 1935.

+ 282 F    iii. Mary Delores Veit was born in 1938.

+ 283 F    iv. Gladys Hilda Veit was born in 1942.

+ 284 M    v. Robert Anthony Veit was born in 1948.

160. Augusta Mertens (Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 30 December 1912 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, died on 18 May 1981 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 68, and was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.

Augusta married Charles Joseph Frank on 6 April 1937 in St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Wardsville, Missouri. Charles was born on 27 May 1911, died in October 1979 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 68, and was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 285 F    i. Mary Elizabeth Frank was born in 1939.

+ 286 F    ii. Charlene Augusta Frank was born in 1941.

+ 287 F    iii. Linda Ann Frank was born in 1944.

+ 288 M    iv. Ronald Joseph Frank was born in 1948.

+ 289 F    v. Jean Marie Frank was born in 1954.

161. Bernard Henry Mertens (Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 27 July 1914 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, died on 16 April 2000 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 85, and was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri.

Bernard married Ruth Mary Mueller on 14 February 1942 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. Ruth was born on 6 October 1919 in Cole County, Missouri, died on 4 February 2008 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 88, and was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri.

General Notes: Daughter of Otto M. Mueller & Nora E. DeBroeck
Wife of Bernard Henry Mertens

MERTENS Ruth Mary Mueller Mertens, 88, of Wardsville, died Monday, February 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 February 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 life long 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.

Survivors include: four daughters and their husbands, Peggy Borgmeyer (Roger), California Lisa Buschjost (Jim), Jefferson City Janice Verslues (Ernie), Columbia and Carol Lage (Wilbur), Jefferson City; four sons and their wives, Otto "Dick" Mertens (Carol), Independence, Mo., Michael Mertens (Rose), Jefferson City, Tim Mertens (Betty Jo), Jefferson City, and Mark Mertens (Marsha), 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), Lake Charles, La.; and two sisters-in-law, Alice Mertens, Wichita, Kan.; and Pauline Bretthorst, St. Louis. 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.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 9, 2008, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church with the Rev. Gregory C. Meystrik and Rev. Brendan P. Doyle concelebrating. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery Fund, 6418 Route W., Jefferson City, MO 65101. Those wishing to email tributes or condolences to the family may do so at the www. dulletrimble.com website.

Published in the NewsTribune from 2/5/2008 - 2/6/2008.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 290 F    i. Carol Ann Mertens was born in 1943.

+ 291 M    ii. Otto Paul Mertens was born in 1945.

+ 292 M    iii. Michael Bernard Mertens was born in 1948.

+ 293 M    iv. Timothy Leo Mertens was born in 1950.

+ 294 M    v. Mark Allen Mertens was born in 1952.

+ 295 F    vi. Peggy Susan Mertens was born in 1952.

+ 296 F    vii. Mary Lisa Mertens was born in 1959.

+ 297 F    viii. Janice Ruth Mertens was born in 1962.

162. Edward Theodore Mertens (Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 16 July 1917 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, died on 30 August 1988 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 71, and was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri.

Edward married Dorothy Catherine Rackers. Dorothy was born on 22 January 1918 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, died on 18 November 1999 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 81, and was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri.

General Notes: Daughter of Aloys Herman "Louis" Rackers & Mathilda Margaret Hoelscher.


Children from this marriage were:

   298 F    i. Mary Susanna Mertens was born in 1944.

   299 M    ii. Thomas Louis Mertens was born in 1945.

Thomas married Della Cooper. Della was born about 1947.

+ 300 M    iii. Robert Joseph Mertens was born on 7 September 1946, died on 5 October 1974 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 28, and was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri.

   301 M    iv. Stephen Edward Mertens was born on 29 August 1948 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, died on 7 February 2006 in Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 57, and was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri.

General Notes: Stephen Edward Mertens, 57, of Wardsville, died Tuesday, February 7, 2006, at Capital Region Medical Center. He was born on August 29, 1948, in Jefferson City, the son of Edward Theodore and Dorothy Catherine Rackers Mertens. A 1967 graduate of Fatima High School, Mr. Mertens was a lifelong farmer in the Wardsville area and maintained the family farm which has been in the family for three generations. He was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville.

Survivors include one brother and two sisters-in-law, Tom L. and Della Mertens, San Diego, Calif.; and Joyce K. Mertens, Jefferson City; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Mary Sue Mertens, St. Louis, Mo., Joyce A. and Jim Cregger, Jefferson City, and Christy M. and Randy Muenks, Bonnots Mill, Mo.; four nieces, Darla Holthaus, Waterloo, Iowa, Sarah Muenks, Jefferson City, Rachel Muenks, Kirksville, Mo., and Rebecca Muenks, Columbia, Mo.; and three nephews, Jon Cregger and Joe Cregger, both of Jefferson City, and Adam Muenks, Bonnots Mill, Mo.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Robert J. Mertens and Joseph P. Mertens. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday, February 10, 2006, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, with the Rev. Gregory C. Meystrik officiating. Interment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, February 9, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home, Jefferson City, with a prayer service at 4 p.m. Additional visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Friday at the church. Memorials are suggested to St. Stanislaus Education Foundation, 6410 Route W, Jefferson City, MO 65101. Those wishing to email condolences or tributes to the family may do so at www.dulletrimble.com.Published in the NewsTribune on 2/7/2006.

   302 M    v. Joseph Patrick Mertens was born on 21 April 1951, died on 18 July 1974 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri at age 23, and was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri.

+ 303 F    vi. Joyce A. Mertens was born in 1952.

+ 304 F    vii. Christy Marie Mertens was born in 1956.

165. Willliam Francis Mertens (Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 27 June 1924, died on 18 October 1991 at age 67, and was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Wichita, Kansas.

Willliam married Alice Rose Theiss. Alice was born in 1928.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 305 M    i. Gregory Francis Mertens was born in 1955.

+ 306 F    ii. Cynthia Marie Mertens was born in 1956.

+ 307 F    iii. Jennifer Kay Mertens was born in 1962.

   308 F    iv. Chriss Louise Mertens was born in 1964.

166. Alice Marie Mertens (Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 4 June 1927 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, died on 7 June 2003 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 76, and was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri.

General Notes: Alice Marie Rackers
June 04, 1927 - June 07, 2003
Columbia, MO

Visitation: 4-8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. June 09, 2003 at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home. An additional visitaiton will be June 10, 9-10:00 a.m. at the church
Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m. June 10, 2003 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church with the Rev. Louis E. Dorn celebrating
Interment: St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Wardsville

She was born in Wardsville to Paul Peter and Mary Bock Mertens. She was married on October 29, 1946 in Wardsville to Vernon Emil Rackers who survives at the home. Other survivors include two sons and their wives, Richard and Gerri Rackers, Wardsville; and Thomas and Tammy Rackers, Jefferson City; six daughters and their husbands, Sharon A. Rackers, Meta; Margie & Alfred Kaiser, St. Thomas; Janie Rackers and her fiance, Fred Shiver, both of Chamois; Marilyn "Cookie" and Daniel "Cotton" Verslues, Taos; Julie and Michael Kever, Wardsville; and Becky and Joe Britton, Wardsville; nineteen grandchildren, Abbey Stumpe,Beth Borgmeyer, Jessie Kaiser, Brad Rackers, Sara Luebbering, Brian Rackers, Mandy McCutchen, Nicole Kever, Ann Kever, Jacob Verslues, Lucas Verslues, Jennifer Verslues, Danielle Woods, Branden Rackers, Brandi Britton, Michelle Britton, Marie Britton, Rachel Britton, and Adam Britton; seven great-grandchildren, Macy Rackers, Ty Luebbering, Bo Luebbering, Lillian McCutchen, Alex Kever, Jacob Verslues, Jr. and Chelsea Thiel; and a half-sister, Pauline Bretthorst, St. Louis.

She was preceded in death by her parents; step-mothers, Mame Mertens and Johanna Mertens; a son, Harry J. Rackers; a grandson, Paul Kaiser; brothers, George, Lawrence, Louis, Bernard, Edward, Joseph, Otto, and William Mertens; and sisters, Clara Schulte, Frances Veit, and Augusta Frank.

She attended St. Stanislaus Catholic School.

A homemaker, she was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church; Married Ladies Sodality; Over-Fifty Club; and the Women of Wardsville.

Alice married Vernon Emil Rackers on 29 October 1946 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri. Vernon was born on 23 June 1923 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, died on 18 November 2005 in Boone County Hospital in Columbia, Missouri at age 82, and was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri.

General Notes: VERNON EMIL RACKERS
June 23, 1923 - November 18, 2005
Jefferson City, Missouri

Vernon Emil Rackers, 82, of Wardsville, MO, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, at Boone Hospital, Columbia, MO.

He was born on June 23, 1923 in Jefferson City, the son of Otto Herman and Henrietta Kundagunda Knorr Rackers.

He was married on Oct. 29, 1946 in Wardsville to Alice Marie Mertens who died on June 7, 2003.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II from which he received the Purple Heart and several other distinctions.

Mr. Rackers was employed as a truck driver with Schein Trucking Company, Jefferson City, for several years, and later with Orscheln Trucking from 1952 until his retirement in 1973.

Vernon was an entrepreneur and jack of all trades. He and his father were farmers after he had already put in a full day as a truck driver. He sold Progressive Insurance and the Book of Knowledge. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and trapper. He bought and sold furs. In his time he could play baseball with the best and was a faithful fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. Likewise, he always said he had his own team by having nine kids. He inherited his green thumb from his mother and was always proud of his bountiful produce which was enjoyed by all who stopped by his house. Sadly, he was not granted enough time to pick his turnips. As Dad said in the hospital, "The grass is really green today." We know he has a better garden now, more fertile and beautiful . . . and no weeds. He will be missed by many.

He was a life-long member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville; Men's Sodality; Teamster's Local 833; Roscoe Enloe American Legion Post 5; Wyman Basinger Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 35; and Disabled American Veterans.

Survivors include two sons and their wives, Richard L. and Gerri Rackers, Wardsville; and Thomas G. and Tammy Rackers, Jefferson City; six daughters and their husbands, Sharon A. Rackers, Meta; Margie A. and Alfred Kaiser, St. Thomas; Janie M. and Fred Shiver, Chamois; Marilyn R. "Cookie" and Daniel "Cotton" Verslues, Taos; Julie M. and Michael Kever, Wardsville; and Becky A. and Joe Britton, Wardsville; nineteen grandchildren, Abbey Stumpe, Beth Borgmeyer, Jessie Kaiser, Brad Rackers, Sara Luebbering, Brian Rackers, Mandy McCutchen, Nicole O'Donnell, Ann Kever, Jacob Verslues, Lucas Verslues, Jennifer Verslues, Danielle Woods, Branden Rackers, Brandi Britton, Michelle Britton, Marie Britton, Rachel Britton, and Adam Britton; thirteen great-grandchildren, Macy Rackers, Ty Luebbering, Bo Luebbering, Max Luebbering, Lillian McCutchen, Logan McCutchen, Alex Kever, Jacob Verslues, Jr.; Bradon Verslues; Chelsea Thiel, Cole Stumpe, Garrett Borgmeyer, and Megan Borgmeyer; two brothers and their wives, Stanley and Betty Rackers, Jefferson City; and Harvey and Mary Dee Rackers, Brazito; and three sisters, Marion Rackers and partner, Jay Shryock, Wardsville; Doris Smith and her husband, Charles, Jefferson City; and Ruby Rank, Jefferson City.

He was preceded in death by one son, Harry J. Rackers; and one grandson, Paul Kaiser.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, with the Rev. Gregory L. Meystrik officiating.

Burial with military honors will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Wardsville.


Children from this marriage were:

   309 F    i. Sharon Ann Rackers was born in 1947.

+ 310 F    ii. Margaret Alice Rackers was born in 1949.

   311 F    iii. Jane Marie Rackers was born in 1950.

+ 312 M    iv. Richard Lee Rackers was born in 1951.

+ 313 F    v. Marilyn Rose Rackers was born in 1954.

   314 M    vi. Harry Joseph Rackers was born on 22 January 1956 and died on 15 June 1988 at age 32.

Harry married Pamela Jean Herzling. Pamela was born in 1960.

+ 315 F    vii. Julie Marie Rackers was born in 1958.

+ 316 M    viii. Thomas Girard Rackers was born in 1962.

+ 317 F    ix. Rebecca Ann Rackers was born in 1968.

167. Pauline Johanna Mertens (Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1948.

Pauline married George Larry Bretthorst. George was born in 1948.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 318 F    i. Lynn Ann Bretthorst was born in 1971.

Seventh Generation


168. Wilfred John Mertens (Stephen6, Joseph Wilhelm5, Stephen (Steve) Joseph4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 4 May 1924, died on 8 April 2007 at age 82, and was buried in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Sterling, Logan County, Colorado.

Wilfred married Adele Foxhoven. Adele was born about 1929.

The child from this marriage was:

   319 M    i. Theodore Stephen Mertens was born on 27 November 1968, died on 16 November 1998 at age 29, and was buried in Larned Cemetery in Larned, Pawnee County, Kansas.

General Notes: Theodore Ted' S. Mertens, 29, of Larned, Kan. and formerly of Sterling, died Mon ay, Nov. 16, 1998 at the hospital on the St. Joseph Campus in Larned.
Visitation will be until 7 p.m., Wednesday, and 9 a.m. to service time Thursday, at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel in Larned. A rosary and vigil service will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Larned. A funeral mass will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Larned, with the Rev. Bob Schremmer officiating. Burial will be in the Larned Cemetery.

Mr. Mertens was born Nov.27, 1968 in Sterling to Wilfred and Adele (Foxhoven) Mertens. He was a graduate of UNC at Greeley.In 1992 he moved to Larned, where he was a teacher and coach at Larned Middle School and also coached at Larned High School. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Sons of the American Legion, both at Larned. On June 8, 1996, he married Lori Springer. Mr. Mertens is survived by his wife; his parents, Wilfred and Adele Mertens of Sterling; two sisters, Joyce Rewerts of Berthoud, and Lori Mertens of Madison, Wis.; four brothers, Mel and Mark, both of Merino, and Darrel and Lan, both of Sterling.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Larned Senior and Junior High wrestling program, in care of Beckwith Mortuary Inc., P.O. Box 477. Larned, Kan. 67550.

Theodore married Lori Lea Springer on 8 June 1996. Lori was born about 1970.

180. Sylvia Marie Mertens (Stephen Joseph6, Lorenz (Lawrence)5, Stephen (Steve) Joseph4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 18 October 1915 in Buchgron, Iowa and died on 16 February 1996 in Contra Costa County, California at age 80.

Sylvia married Male Baker. Male was born about 1915.

Children from this marriage were:

   320 F    i. Delores Baker .

   321 F    ii. Female Baby Baker .

   322 F    iii. Peggy Baker .

Sylvia next married Dick. Dick was born about 1915.

Sylvia next married Donald Marshall. Donald was born about 1915.

181. Jerome William Mertens (Stephen Joseph6, Lorenz (Lawrence)5, Stephen (Steve) Joseph4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 10 February 1917 in Earling, Shelby County, Iowa, was christened in February 1917 in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Earling, Iowa, died on 30 May 2001 in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington at age 84, and was buried on 2 June 2001 in Blue Mountain Memorial Garden in College Place, Washington.

Jerome married Goldie Thelma McManus on 3 August 1944 in Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho. Goldie was born on 4 August 1919 in Aberdeen, Grays Harbor County, Washington, was christened in Christian Church in Aberdeen, Washington, died on 31 January 1999 in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington at age 79, and was buried on 5 February 1999 in Blue Mountain Memorial Garden in College Place, Washington.

Children from this marriage were:

   323 F    i. Virginia Ruth Mertens .

General Notes: Relationship to father: Adopted.

Virginia married Clell V. Bagley.

   324 M    ii. Jerry Gene Mertens .

Jerry married Jennifer Tull Jefferies.

Jerry next married Annie.

182. Violetta Kunegunda Mertens (Stephen Joseph6, Lorenz (Lawrence)5, Stephen (Steve) Joseph4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born about 1919.

Violetta married Max Jenkins. Max was born about 1917.

Children from this marriage were:

   325 F    i. Karen Jenkins .

   326 F    ii. Debra Jenkins .

183. Dorothy Mae Mertens (Stephen Joseph6, Lorenz (Lawrence)5, Stephen (Steve) Joseph4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 1 August 1921 in Defiance, Shelby County, Iowa and died on 28 November 2005 in Port Angeles, Clallam County, Washington at age 84.

Dorothy married Marvin Norman. Marvin was born about 1919.

The child from this marriage was:

   327 M    i. William Dwight Norman .

Dorothy next married William Phillips. William was born about 1920.

Dorothy next married Gene Burchard. Gene was born about 1920.

Children from this marriage were:

   328 F    i. Pasty Burchard .

   329 F    ii. Reta Burchard .

184. Imagene Pearl Mertens (Stephen Joseph6, Lorenz (Lawrence)5, Stephen (Steve) Joseph4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 23 November 1925 in Harlen, Iowa and died about 2009 about age 84.

Imagene married William Yeates. William was born about 1921.

Children from this marriage were:

   330 M    i. Leonard Eugene Yeates .

   331 F    ii. Linda Lee Yeates .

Imagene next married Myron Scheelke. Myron was born about 1923.

Imagene next married Michael Strienger. Michael was born about 1922.

185. Richard John Mertens (Stephen Joseph6, Lorenz (Lawrence)5, Stephen (Steve) Joseph4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 26 February 1927 in Harlen, Iowa and died on 11 March 1999 in Carthage, Panola County, Texas at age 72.

Richard married Wilma. Wilma was born about 1929.

Children from this marriage were:

   332 F    i. Mary Mertens .

   333 F    ii. Martha Mertens .

   334 M    iii. Otis Mertens .

   335 F    iv. Barbara Mertens .

Richard next married Nancy. Nancy was born about 1930.

195. Gerard John (Gerald) Mertens (Lorenz John6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert5, Peter Lorenz4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 12 November 1906 in Chamois, Missouri, died on 2 August 1947 in Augusta, St. Charles County, Missouri at age 40, and was buried in Most Pure Heart of Mary Cemetery in Chamois, Missouri.

General Notes: He died when the brakes on the truck he was driving for Klondike Silica Quarry failed, the truck crashing down a steep embankment.
Some of Gerard's first jobs were with the local International Shoe Factory and with the Missouri Pacific Railroad. In November 1932 he and Mary took over the O. K. Restaurant and with the end of prohibition on April 7, 1933, he started selling beer. They operated this business, which was in the building on Pacific Street, to April 1942. After the restaurant business was sold, Gerard had various jobs. For two seasons he worked as a deckhand on a Corps of Engineers reconnaissance survey boat, after which he went to Washington, Mo., to work for the Corps for several years. His next job was at the Klondike Silica Quarry near Augusta, Mo., where he drove a truck hauling spoils to an embankment.
He was a member of the Most Pure Heart of Mary Church in Chamois and of St. Francis Borgia Church in Washington and a member of the SEISEL Council No. 1121 E. of C. and Washington Lodge No. 1559 B.P.O.E. 1

Gerard married Mary E. Davis, daughter of Barney Davis and Harriet Jones, on 29 January 1929 in Chamois, Missouri. Mary was born on 5 October 1907 in Mokane, Callaway County, Missouri, died on 9 October 1995 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 88, and was buried in Most Pure Heart of Mary Cemetery in Chamois, Missouri.

General Notes: Mary and Gerard moved to Washington, Missouri in 1944. She returned to Chamois in 1947 after her husband's fatal accident. Here she worked for Operman's Pants Factory for four years, for Calverts three years and then at the Linn Mfg. Co. for five years. In 1964 she and Joanne moved to Jefferson City where she was employed by the State Motor Vehicle Driver's License Department until her retirement in December 1973.


The child from this marriage was:

+ 336 F    i. Jo Ann M. Mertens was born on 24 January 1942.

200. Alma Martha Mertens (Francis (Frank) Bernard6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert5, Peter Lorenz4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 14 March 1910 in Chamois, Missouri, was christened on 17 March 1910 in Most Pure Heart of Mary Church in Chamois, Missouri, died on 3 October 2007 at age 97, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Blytheville, Mississippi County, Arkansas.

General Notes: MEMPHIS — Mrs. Alma Hamby, 97, of Memphis, a former longtime resident of Blytheville, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007, in Bright Glade Convalescent Center at Memphis.

She leaves her daughter, Patricia Hamby Jansen of Cordova, Tenn.; her son, Frank J. Hamby of Omaha, Neb.; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at Blytheville with Joseph Pallo officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday in Cobb Funeral Home at Blytheville.

Alma married James Harold Hamby Jr. James was born in 1907 in Campbell, Dunklin County, Missouri, died on 8 November 1987 in Blytheville, Mississippi County, Arkansas at age 80, and was buried on 10 November 1987 in Elmwood Cemetery in Blytheville, Mississippi County, Arkansas.

General Notes: Harold Hamby, 80, of Blytheville, formerly of Caruthersville, died Nov. 8, 1987 at Mississippi County Hospital in Blytheville. He was born in Campbell and had lived in Blytheville the past 30 years. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He was a former scoutmaster and had received the Silver Beaver award.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alma Hamby of Blytheville; One son, Frank J. Hamby of Omaha; One daughter, Mrs. Patricia Sue Jansen of Memphis; Three brothers, Joe L. Hamby of Mountain Home, Ark., Bill Hamby of Kennett and Jess Hamby of San Antonio; Twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, James H. Hamby, who died last November.
Services were Nov.10 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the Rev. Conan Mawhorr officiating, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery, Cobb Funeral Home of Blytheville in charge. Democrat Argus - Caruthersville, Missouri - November 8, 1987


Children from this marriage were:

   337 M    i. James Harold Hamby was born on 6 January 1931 in Yarbro, Mississippi County, Arkansas, died on 8 November 1986 in Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri at age 55, and was buried in Little Prairie Cemetery in Caruthersville, Pemiscot County, Missouri.

General Notes: James Harold Hamby Jr., 55, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Caruthersville, died Saturday at St. Francis Medical Center. Born Jan. 6, 1931 in Yarbro, Ark. he was the son of James Harold and Alma Mertens Hamby.

He was a graduate of Caruthersville High School and received a B.A. Degree from Notre Dame University, a B.S. Degree at Southeast Missouri State University, an M.S. Degree at University of Missouri-Columbia and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in philosophy from St. Louis University. He was a member of the CHS football team and played at Notre Dame from 1948-51. He was a member of the Notre Dame national championship team of 1949. He was an Air Force veteran and had been an associate professor in the SEMO University philposophy department since 1968. He was assistant football coach at SEMO from 1958-68. He was a Catholic.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jo Frances Neeley Hamby of Cape Girardeau; One son, James R. Hamby of Washington, D.C.; One daughter, Mrs. Kim Loper of Jackson, Miss.; His parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Hamby of Blytheville; One brother, Frank J. Hamby of Omaha; And one sister, Mrs, Patricia Jansen of Memphis.

Services were Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent's Catholic Church in Cape Girardeau, the Rev. Patrick McDevitt officiating, with burial in Little Prairie Cemetery in Caruthersville, Ford and Sons Funeral Home of Cape Girardeau in charge.
Democrat Argus - Caruthersville, Missouri - November 31, 1986

   338 F    ii. Patricia S. Hamby .

   339 M    iii. Frank H. Hamby .

202. Hilda Maria Katherine Mertens (Francis (Frank) Bernard6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert5, Peter Lorenz4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 21 June 1912 in Chamois, Missouri and was christened on 19 September 1914 in Most Pure Heart of Mary Church in Chamois, Missouri.

Hilda married Sterling Martin.

Children from this marriage were:

   340 F    i. Katherine S. Martin .

   341 M    ii. Richard K. Martin .

205. Rosella Agnes Anna Mertens (Peter Hubert6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert5, Peter Lorenz4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 7 May 1912 in Osage County, Missouri, died on 29 May 1979 in Chamois, Missouri at age 67, and was buried in Stoner Cemetery in Chamois, Osage County, Missouri.

Rosella married Clarence Edward Harrison on 25 March 1934 in Chamois, Missouri. Clarence was born on 3 September 1910, died on 25 December 1984 in Chamois, Missouri at age 74, and was buried in Stoner Cemetery in Chamois, Osage County, Missouri.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 342 M    i. Donald Edward Harrison was born on 30 December 1934 and died on 17 September 1996 at age 61.

+ 343 M    ii. Gary James Harrison was born on 31 October 1939, died on 30 September 2013 at age 73, and was buried in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri.

   344 F    iii. Nadine Rose Harrison was born on 29 October 1942 in Chamois, Missouri, died on 17 July 1945 in St. Louis Childrens Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri at age 2, and was buried on 19 July 1945 in Most Pure Heart of Mary Cemetery in Chamois, Missouri. The cause of her death was from acute leukemia.

+ 345 F    iv. Marilyn Ann Harrison was born on 27 August 1947 and died on 12 February 1990 at age 42.

206. Oscar John Gerard Mertens (Peter Hubert6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert5, Peter Lorenz4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 5 February 1915 in Osage County, Missouri, died on 6 July 1997 in St. Louis County, Missouri at age 82, and was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri.

Oscar married Marie Elizabeth Lecuru, daughter of Robert E. Lecuru and Elizabeth Vuilcott, on 23 November 1935 in Chamois, Missouri. Marie was born on 2 June 1918, died on 26 December 1997 in St. Louis County, Missouri at age 79, and was buried on 29 December 1997 in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 346 F    i. Sharon Marie Mertens was born on 7 April 1936 and died on 27 April 1997 in St. Louis, Missouri at age 61.

+ 347 F    ii. Rosalie Mary Mertens was born on 10 June 1941, died on 24 May 1981 at age 39, and was buried in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri.

+ 348 M    iii. Glennon Peter Mertens was born on 28 October 1948.

208. Elmer Walter Haslag (Henry Martin Haslag6, Johanna F. Mertens5, Peter Lorenz4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 24 December 1924 in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri and died on 16 January 1956 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri at age 31.

Elmer married Evelyn Julia Boss, daughter of Otto Herman Boss and Florence Ruth Schollmeyer, on 31 March 1951. Evelyn was born on 17 March 1929 in Chamois, Missouri, died on 16 August 2014 in Mokane, Callaway County, Missouri at age 85, and was buried in Most Pure Heart of Mary Cemetery in Chamois, Missouri.

General Notes: Evelyn Julia Haslag, 85 of Chamois passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Riverview Nursing Center in Mokane. She was born March 17, 1929 in Chamois the daughter of the late Otto and Florence (Schollmeyer) Boss. On March 31, 1951 she was united in marriage to Elmer W. Haslag who preceded her in death on January 16, 1996.

Evelyn attended Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic School. She was employed with Oberman Pants Factory and Drapery Design.

Evelyn was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Chamois. She loved music, especially playing the piano. Evelyn enjoyed watching Soap Operas and spending time with her grandchildren. She was known from always wearing red.

She is survived by two sons: Jim Haslag (Deanna) of Holts Summit and Tracy Haslag (Helen Schrimpf) of Tebbetts; one daughter: Sandra Teer (Jim) of Danville, Indiana; two brothers: Otto Boss Jr. (Joan) of Chamois and Larry Boss (Vivian) of Chamois; two sisters: Edna Helle of Chamois and Verda Koetting (Francis) of Sedalia; six grandchildren: Tessa Scheperle, Greg Haslag, Julie Rummerfield, Jessie Teer, Elizabeth Teer and Paige Haslag and 10 great grandchildren: Travis Haslag, Cody Rummerfield Emily Scheperle, Cara Scheperle, Dakota Rummerfield, Anna Scheperle, Allen Haslag, James Scheperle Austin Rummerfield and Reagan Haslag. Along with her husband she was preceded in death by two sisters: Dora White and Alice White and five brothers: Victor, Bill, Fred, Elmer and Irvin Boss.

Friends will be received from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Millard Family Funeral Chapel \endash Chamois. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Chamois with Fr. David Means officiating. Interment will follow in Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of MILLARD FAMILY Funeral Chapels, 107 Market Street; Chamois, MO 65024. (573) 763-5658.


Children from this marriage were:

   349 M    i. Jim Haslag .

Jim married Deanna.

   350 M    ii. Tracy Haslag .

   351 F    iii. Sandra Haslag .

Sandra married Jim Teer.

214. William Frederick Stiesmeyer (Emilie Mertens6, Wilhelm (William) Carl H.5, Peter Lorenz4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 20 August 1929 in Osage County, Missouri, died on 17 April 2012 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 82, and was buried on 21 April 2012 in Linn Memorial Cemetery in Linn, Missouri.

General Notes: William Frederick "Bill" Stiesmeyer, of Jefferson City, died Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at his residence. He was born on August 20, 1929, in Osage County, the son of the late Bruce Anthony and Emilie Mertens Stiesmeyer.

He was united in marriage on July 26, 1956, in Hernando, Miss., to Bonnie Jean Herndon who resides at the home. A United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, Mr. Stiesmeyer operated the Clark Service Station on Missouri Boulevard for several years. He later served as a corrections officer with the Missouri Department of Corrections until his retirement in 1991. He was a member of Fairgrounds Road Church of Christ.

Other survivors include: two daughters, Sara (Donald) Boes, Jefferson City, and Rachel (Bruce) Duncan, Defiance, Mo.; three grandchildren, Daniel Boes, James Duncan, and Emily Duncan; and one brother, Edward Stiesmeyer, Placitas, N.M. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Geneva Chipps and Mary Belle Koenigsfeld; and two brothers, Irvin Stiesmeyer and Walter Stiesmeyer.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2012, at Fairgrounds Road Church of Christ with Brent Newton officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Linn Memorial Cemetery in Linn, Mo. Visitation will be 9-10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Memorials are suggested to Fairgrounds Road Church of Christ, 1316 Fairgrounds Road, Jefferson City, Mo. 65109. Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

William married Bonnie Jean Herndon on 26 July 1956 in Hernando, DeSoto County, Mississippi. Bonnie was born about 1932.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 352 F    i. Sara Stiesmeyer .

+ 353 F    ii. Rachel Stiesmeyer .

222. Raymond H. Mertens (Herbert Charles (Carl)6, Heinrich John5, Peter Lorenz4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born about 1928 in Chamois, Missouri, died on 13 August 2011 about age 83, and was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri.

General Notes: Mertens, Raymond H. baptized into the hope of Christ's resurrection, Saturday, August 13, 2011 at the age of 83. A native of Chamois, MO, he spent most of his life in St. Louis. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Annette Marie Mertens, his first wife, Mary Eva Wood Mertens, and his second wife Veronica Roach Mertens. He is survived by his four children, Lawrence (Pat) Mertens, Daniel (Sally First) Mertens, Patricia (Will) Hying and James Mertens. Brother of the late Ferdinand (LaVerne) Mertens, Glennon (Lucy) Mertens and Daniel H. (Shirley) Mertens. Services: Funeral from the SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin, Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to the Oratory of Ss. Gregory and Augustine at St. Anselm Parish, for 10:00 a.m. Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

Raymond married Mary Eva Wood. Mary was born about 1930.

Children from this marriage were:

   354 F    i. Annette Marie Mertens died in 1962 and was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri.

   355 M    ii. Lawrence Mertens .

Lawrence married Pat.

   356 M    iii. Daniel Mertens .

Daniel married Sally.

   357 F    iv. Patricia Mertens .

Patricia married Will Hying.

   358 M    v. James Mertens .

Raymond next married Veronica Roach. Veronica was born about 1930, died on 25 December 2010 about age 80, and was buried on 29 December 2010 in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri.

General Notes: Mertens, Veronica (nee Roach), baptized into the hope of Christ's resurrection, Saturday, December 25, 2010.

Beloved wife of Raymond Mertens. Dear step mother of Lawrence, Daniel, Patricia and James. Step-grandmother of Joshua Mertens, Christopher Mertens, Matthew Mertens, Kristen (Mertens) Reck, Jill (Mertens) Mizell, and David Mertens. Beloved aunt of Patricia Roach, Maureen (Roach) Brand, Frank Roach, Daniel Roach, Donald Zagari, William Roach, Patricia (Zagari) Szydlowski and others.

She is best remembered for her loyalty and devotion to her husband and her generosity towards others. She was deeply religious, and her family takes great comfort knowing that she is now at peace with the Lord.

Services: Funeral from the SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 9:30 a.m. to Oratory of SS. Gregory and Augustine (St. Anselm Grounds), for 10:00 a.m. mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

235. Elmer Matthew Stockman II (Rose Benedicta Mertens6, Theodore5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born about 1930.

Elmer married Pat Brauner. Pat was born about 1930.

The child from this marriage was:

   359 M    i. Elmer Matthew Stockman III was born on 25 March 1960, died on 2 October 1989 at age 29, and was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.

Elmer married Maria R. Maria was born on 22 December 1961.

237. Paul Francis Stockman (Rose Benedicta Mertens6, Theodore5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 6 November 1934 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, died on 19 February 2011 in St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 76, and was buried on 23 February 2011 in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.

General Notes: Paul Francis Stockman Sr., 76, of Jefferson City, died Saturday, February 19, 2011, at St. Mary's Health Center.
He was born on November 6, 1934, in Jefferson City, the son of the late Elmer Matthew and Rose B. Mertens Stockman. Paul was a United States Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. He was united in marriage on December 3, 1957, in Ft. Carson, Colo., to Betty Jane Carneal, who resides at the home.
Paul was the owner and operator of Paul Stockman Cabinet Shop for over 50 years where he worked side-by-side with his sons. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, VFW, and Eagles. Paul enjoyed restoring old cars, fishing, and gardening. His greatest joy was his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Other survivors include: seven children, Tim Stockman (Donna Foster), Jefferson City, Lisa (Jim) Lage, Mary's Home, Nora Welschmeyer, Jefferson City, Earl Stockman, Taos, Brenda (Kevin) Bullock, Vienna, Greg Stockman, Jefferson City, Paul "Tate" (Lisa) Stockman Jr., Jefferson City; 21 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and four siblings, Rosemary Long, Jefferson City, Donna (Fred) Straub, Jefferson City, Ann (Ron) Schenk, Arizona, Carol (Dennis) Jacknewitz, Illinois. He was preceded in death by one sister, Lydia Cremer; and four brothers, Harold, Elmer, Earl, and Leonard Stockman.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, February 23, 2011, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with the Rev. Alex Ekka officiating. Burial with full military honors will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home with a prayer service at 3:30 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the charity of the donor's choice

Paul married Betty Jane Carneal on 3 December 1957 in Fort Carson, Colorado. Betty was born about 1935.

Children from this marriage were:

   360 M    i. Tim Stockman .

   361 F    ii. Lisa Stockman .

Lisa married Jim Lage.

   362 F    iii. Nora Stockman .

Nora married Male Welschmeyer.

   363 M    iv. Earl Stockman .

   364 F    v. Brenda Stockman .

Brenda married Kevin Bullock.

   365 M    vi. Greg Stockman .

   366 M    vii. Paul Stockman .

238. Rosemary Stockman (Rose Benedicta Mertens6, Theodore5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1).

Rosemary married Virgil Long.

Children from this marriage were:

   367 F    i. Susan Rose Long .

   368 F    ii. Kathleen Alma Long .

   369 F    iii. Lora Ann Long .

   370 M    iv. Kenneth Marshall Long .

   371 M    v. Robert Frank Long .

   372 F    vi. Amy Renee Long .

242. Clarence Albert Veit Jr. (Anna Frances Mertens6, Theodore5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 19 November 1927 and died on 13 August 2015 at age 87.

General Notes: Clarence Albert Veit Jr., 87, of Jefferson City, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015, at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital. He was born on November 19, 1927, in Taos, Mo., the son of the late Clarence Albert Sr., and Anna Frances Mertens Veit. He was married on June 14, 1952, in Osage Bend, Mo., to Dorothy Hedwig Hoelscher who survives at the home.

A United States Navy veteran, Clarence retired on June 1, 1992, from the Missouri Division of Employment Security where he had been employed for 44 years. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church; Holy Name Society; Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus and Honor Guard; American Legion; a life member of SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary; and a volunteer at the Samaritan Center. In earlier years, Clarence coached baseball and basketball with the Jefferson City Park Board and was a Boy Scout Troop 6 leader for a number of years. Clarence loved gardening and carpentry work especially when it involved helping his family. He loved being with his family and relatives and was always ready to share his past memories of his family history.

In addition to his wife Dorothy, he is survived by: a daughter, Kathy (Rick) Kolb, Jefferson City; a son, Phil (Laura) Veit, Stilwell, Kan.; six grandchildren, Nicholas (Megan) Kolb, Katrina Kolb, Michael Kolb, Danielle Kolb, Camden Veit and Cooper Veit; two brothers, Stan (Charlotte) Veit, Osage Bend and Albert (Marlene) Veit, St. Charles, Mo.; one brother-in-law, Tom Schmidt, Florissant; and on Dorothy's side, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Clarence (Mildred) Hoelscher, Jefferson City; Irvin (Shirley) Hoelscher, Osage Bend; Catherine (Herb) Bruemmer, Jefferson City; and Lucille (Richard) Welschmeyer, Freeburg.

He was preceded in death by: two brothers, Roderick (Rose) Veit and Quentin (Joyce) Veit; two sisters, Mary Ann Schmidt and Catherine (Larry) Mulhall; and on Dorothy's side, one sister-in-law, Sr. Rose Virginia.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, August 22, 2015, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Msgr. David D. Cox officiating. Visitation will be 9-10:30 a.m., Saturday, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Jefferson City. His body was donated to science. A committal service will be held at a later date at Resurrection Cemetery Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Helias Catholic High School, 1305 Swifts Highway, Jefferson City, MO 65109; Master Gardeners' Tree Memorial in Conifer Gardens, University of Missouri Extension, 2436 Tanner Bridge Road, Jefferson City, MO 65101; or a charity of the donor's choice. Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Clarence married Dorothy Hedwig Hoelscher on 14 June 1952 in Osage Bend, Cole County. Missouri.

Children from this marriage were:

   373 F    i. Kathy Veit .

Kathy married Rick Kolb.

   374 M    ii. Phil Veit .

Phil married Laura.

243. Roderick Theodore Veit (Anna Frances Mertens6, Theodore5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 11 October 1929 in Taos, Cole County, Missouri and died on 25 August 2010 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 80. The cause of his death was cancer.

General Notes: Roderick Theodore Veit, 80, of Jefferson City, passed away Wednesday, August 25, 2010, at his home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born October 11, 1929, in Taos, Missouri to Clarence Albert and Anna Frances (Mertens) Veit. Mr. Veit was united in marriage to Rose Elizabeth Wieberg on June 1, 1949, in Vienna, Missouri who preceded him in death on September 21, 1996.

He is survived by seven children: Michael (Linda) Veit, Carol (James) Duenow, Marilyn Veit, Dennis (Janet) Veit, all of Jefferson City; David (Nikki) Veit, of White Lake, Mich.; Kenneth (Becky) Veit, of Osage Bend; Mark (Tawnya) Veit, of Jefferson City; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Clarence (Dorothy) Veit, of Jefferson City; Albert (Marlene) Veit, of St. Charles; Stan (Charlotte) Veit, of Osage Bend; two sisters, Mary Ann (Tom) Schmidt, of Florissant; Catherine Mulhall, of Wardsville; and one sister-in-law, Joyce Veit, of Florissant. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Anna (Mertens) Veit; and one brother, Quentin Veit, of Florissant.

Mr. Veit graduated from St. Peters School in Jefferson City, Mo. in 1947. During his lifetime, Roderick was employed by St. Mary's Hospital, the United States Post Office and the Division of Employment Security from which he retired in 1992 after over 40 years of service. Mr. Veit was a member of Immaculate Conception Church and an active member of the Holy Name Society. He volunteered at the Samaritan Center and he often volunteered at several other community activities which included Knights of Columbus barbecues, State Cross Country Meets and Cross Country Spaghetti Dinners. Rod lived a very active lifestyle. He pitched and played for the Osage Bend baseball team. He also played on local softball teams, Employment Security bowling team, coached baseball for his sons, and supported his grandchildren in their sporting events throughout the years. Rod enjoyed card playing, pitching horseshoes, hiking, running, walking, and traveling. Being a man of many talents, Rod designed and built a cabin on the Osage River, assisted and directed the building and remodeling of his families' homes. He upholstered and built furniture, worked on the family farm and was a creative mason and carpenter. Rod's greatest joy was spending time working on projects with his brothers and sisters, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and providing them an opportunity to know and appreciate the great outdoors as he did by maintaining and continuing to care for the family farm and cabin along the Osage River. Rod's life was centered and grounded in his faith. He attended and served at daily Mass. His devotion to Mary and the rosary was his support in all things.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, August 27, 2010, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home with a prayer service at 3:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, August 28, 2010, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Msgr. David D. Cox officiating. Entombment will be in Resurrection Chapel Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Peru Missions in care of Immaculate Conception Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home.

Roderick married Rose Elizabeth Wieberg on 1 June 1949 in Vienna, Maries County, Missouri. Rose was born on 6 August 1928 and died on 21 September 1996 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 68.

Children from this marriage were:

   375 M    i. Michael Veit .

Michael married Linda.

   376 F    ii. Carol Veit .

Carol married James Duenow.

   377 F    iii. Marilyn Veit .

   378 M    iv. Dennis Veit .

Dennis married Janet.

   379 M    v. David Veit .

David married Nikki.

   380 M    vi. Kenneth Veit .

Kenneth married Becky.

   381 M    vii. Mark Veit .

Mark married Tawnya.

245. Mary Ann Matilda Veit (Anna Frances Mertens6, Theodore5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 24 April 1934 in Osage Bend, Cole County. Missouri, died on 8 February 2015 at age 80, and was buried in St. Ferdinand Cemetery Florissant, Missouri.

General Notes: Mary Ann Matilda (nee Veit) Schmidt
April 24, 1934 - February 8, 2015

Mary Ann Matilda (nee Veit) Schmidt, age 80, of Florissant, Mo., passed away Sunday, February 8, 2015, with her family around her, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church. She was born April 24, 1934,in Osage Bend, daughter of the late Clarence and Anna (nee Mertens) Veit.

She was the cherished wife of Tom for 61 years; loving mom of Tom (Leighann) Schmidt, Sharon (Larry) Derhake, Patty (Terry) Bratton, Dan (Barb) Schmidt and Linda Hertelendy; grandma of Thommy, Maryanne (Patrick), Becky (Jerimiah), Mary Beth, Ben (Lauren), Luke, Cindy (Jake), Danny (Maddy), Michael (Niki), Adrie (Craig), Joe, Karch, Garrett and Anna; great-grandma of 10; sister of Clarence (Dorothy), Albert (Marlene), Stan (Charlotte) and the late Quentin (Joyce), Rod (Rose) and Catherine (Larry); dear aunt, cousin and friend.

Mary Ann spent her life helping others, and having a positive affect on everyone she encoutered. She devoted her life to her loving grandchildren, influencing their young lives to play a part in who they are today. She was a member of the St. Ferinand Ladies Sodality and adult advisor for the CYC teenagers.

Funeral will be from HUTCHENS Mortuary, 675 Graham Rd., Florissant, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, February 12, to St. Ferdinand Church for 11:00 a.m. Mass. Interment will be in St. Ferdinand Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-9 p.m. Wednesday, February 11, at the funeral home with Rosary Service at 4:30 p.m. www.hutchensmortuary.com

Mary married Tom Schmidt. Tom was born about 1932.

Children from this marriage were:

   382 M    i. Tom Schmidt .

Tom married Leighann.

   383 F    ii. Sharon Schmidt .

Sharon married Larry Derhake.

   384 F    iii. Patty Schmidt .

Patty married Terry Bratton.

   385 M    iv. Dan Schmidt .

Dan married Barb.

   386 F    v. Linda Schmidt .

249. Roger Theodore Mertens (Emil Henry6, Theodore5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 3 April 1932 in Osage Bend, Cole County. Missouri, died on 2 April 2006 in Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 73, and was buried on 5 April 2006 in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.

General Notes: ROGER THEODORE MERTENS
April 03, 1932 - April 02, 2006
Jefferson City, Missouri

Roger Theodore Mertens, 73, of Jefferson City, died Sunday, April 2, 2006, at Capital Region Medical Center.

He was born on April 3, 1932 in Osage Bend, MO, the son of Emil Henry and Catherine Elizabeth Siebeneck Mertens.

He was married on Oct. 4, 1952 in Jefferson City to Catherine Rose Stockman who survives at the home.

A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, Mr. Mertens founded Roger Mertens Distributing in 1961; Roger Mertens Boat Sales in 1964; and Cold Cube Ice Company in 1975 which he owned until it was sold in 1984.

He was an active member of the Cathedral of Saint Joseph where he served on various church committees including the Men's Association. He was a member of American Legion Post 5; Westside Business Association; Fraternal Order of Eagles; and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He was a past president of Missouri Petroleum Marketer's Association; past officer of United Sportsmen's Association; held a private pilot's license; and was an active supporter of 4H clubs and the Jefferson City community.

Other survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Marilyn K. and Darrell Garmer, St. Louis; and Sharon A. and Mark Alexander, Marshfield, MO; five sons and their wives, Larry D. Mertens and his fiance, Laurie Pleus; Gerald W. and Kerri Mertens; Greg A. and Laura Mertens; John P. and Michelle Mertens; and Glenn J. Mertens, all of Jefferson City; seven grandchildren, Justin Raithel, Jayme Mertens, Mackenzie Mertens, Lexi Mertens, Luke Mertens, Tanner Mertens, and Megan Mertens; one step-grandson, Cheston Alexander; one sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Ray Jenkins, Mission, TX; and one brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Renilda Mertens, Taos, MO.

He was preceded in death by two infant sisters, Sharon Mertens and Elizabeth Mertens.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph with the Rev. Robert A. Kurwicki officiating.

Burial with full military honors will be in Resurrection Cemetery.

Roger married Catherine Rose Stockman, daughter of Roy Charles Stockman and Rose Catherine Markway, on 4 October 1952 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. Catherine was born on 28 October 1931 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, died on 2 July 2008 in Columbia, Boone County, Missouri at age 76, and was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.

General Notes: Catherine Rose Mertens, age 76, of Jefferson City, died Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at University Hospital. She was born October 28, 1931, in Cole County, the daughter of Roy C. and Rose Catherine Markway Stockman. She was united in marriage on October 4, 1952, in Jefferson City, to Roger Theodore Mertens, who preceded her in death on April 2, 2006.

Mrs. Mertens was the co-owner and founder of Roger Mertens Distributing in 1961, Roger Mertens Boat Sales in 1964, and Cold Cube Ice Co. in 1975, which was later sold in 1984. Catherine was a member of the Cathedral of Saint Joseph. She helped with Meals-On-Wheels and St. Joseph Cathedral and School. She enjoyed baking, cooking, sewing, crocheting, gardening, and especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include: two daughters and their husbands, Marilyn and Darrell Garmer, St. Louis, and Sharon and Mark Alexander, Marshfield, Mo.; five sons and their wives, Larry Mertens and his fiancée Laurie Pleus, Gerald and Kerri Mertens, Greg and Laura Mertens, John and Michelle Mertens, and Glenn Mertens, all of Jefferson City; seven grandchildren, Justin Raithel, Jayme Mertens, Mackenzie Mertens, Lexi Mertens, Luke Mertens, Tanner Mertens, and Megan Mertens; one step-grandson, Cheston Alexander; two sisters and their husbands, Ida and C.T. "Bud" Mertens, Westphalia, and Alice and J.B. DeWesplore, Wardsville; three brothers and their wives, Willard and Gerry Stockman, Jefferson City, Fred and Kay Stockman, Wardsville, and Francis and Shirley Stockman, Wardsville; and two sisters-in-law, Wanda Stockman and Dolores Stockman, both of Jefferson City. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and three brothers, infant Cletus Stockman, Leroy Stockman, and Dave Stockman. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph with the Rev. Msgr. Robert A. Kurwicki officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Monday at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Cathedral of Saint Joseph Foundation, 2305 W. Main Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101; or to the National Stroke Association, 9707 E. Easter Lane, Centennial, CO 80112.


Children from this marriage were:

   387 F    i. Marilyn K. Mertens .

Marilyn married Darrell Garmer.

   388 F    ii. Sharon A. Mertens .

Sharon married Mark Alexander.

   389 M    iii. Larry D. Mertens .

   390 M    iv. Gerald W. Mertens .

Gerald married Kerri.

   391 M    v. Greg A. Mertens .

Greg married Laura.

   392 M    vi. John P. Mertens .

John married Michelle.

   393 M    vii. Glenn J. Mertens .

259. Shirley Ann Mertens (George Joseph6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1937.

Shirley married Ivan John Hoelscher. Ivan was born in 1933.

Children from this marriage were:

   394 F    i. Jean Marie Hoelscher was born on 26 July 1965, died on 21 August 1965, and was buried in St. Margaret Cemetery in Cole County, Missouri.

   395 M    ii. Daniel Gerard Hoelscher was born in 1967.

+ 396 F    iii. Lori Ann Hoelscher was born in 1968.

261. Helen Augusta Mertens (George Joseph6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1940.

Helen married Robert Welch. Robert was born in 1937.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 397 M    i. Kevin Lee Welch was born in 1963.

   398 M    ii. Keith Allen Welch was born in 1964.

Keith married Lori. Lori was born about 1966.

+ 399 F    iii. Kimberly Ann Welch was born in 1972.

262. Charles Francis Mertens (George Joseph6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 15 March 1942, died on 13 April 2002 at age 60, and was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri.

Charles married Jane Schroer on 7 August 1965. Jane was born in 1945.

Children from this marriage were:

   400 M    i. Scott Joseph Mertens was born in 1966.

   401 M    ii. Jeffrey Mertens was born in 1967.

263. Frederick Joseph Mertens (George Joseph6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1947.

Frederick married Rose Mary Pringer. Rose was born in 1950.

Children from this marriage were:

   402 M    i. Craig Allen Mertens was born in 1970.

   403 M    ii. Brian Lee Mertens was born in 1972.

Brian married Suzette Kleffner. Suzette was born about 1975.

   404 M    iii. Andrew Joseph Mertens was born in 1975.

   405 F    iv. Kelly Beth Mertens was born in 1979.

264. George Joseph Mertens (George Joseph6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1948.

George married Barbara Ann Rademan. Barbara was born in 1947.

Children from this marriage were:

   406 F    i. Melissa Marie Mertens was born in 1975.

Melissa married Roger S. Pecher. Roger was born about 1974.

   407 M    ii. Matthew George Mertens was born in 1976.

Matthew married April D. Clark. April was born about 1978.

   408 F    iii. Michelle Ann Mertens was born in 1980.

   409 F    iv. Mindy Sue Mertens was born in 1984.

265. John Louis Mertens (George Joseph6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1950.

John married Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Wakeland, daughter of William Edward Wakeland and Mary L. Rohlfing. Mary was born in 1952.

Children from this marriage were:

   410 M    i. Joseph Wayne Mertens was born in 1974.

Joseph married Lisa A. McKinney. Lisa was born about 1976.

   411 F    ii. Amy Christina Mertens was born in 1976.

266. Anna Jane Mertens (George Joseph6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1951.

Anna married Leroy Bisges. Leroy was born in 1945.

Children from this marriage were:

   412 M    i. Duane Lee Bisges was born in 1971.

   413 F    ii. Tricia Sue Bisges was born in 1973.

+ 414 F    iii. Sara Jane Bisges was born in 1974.

   415 F    iv. Marcia Bisges was born in 1981 and died before 1995.

267. Kenneth Paul Mertens (George Joseph6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1956.

Kenneth married Linda L. Johnson. Linda was born in 1959.

Children from this marriage were:

   416 F    i. Brandy Lynn Mertens was born in 1977.

   417 F    ii. Jennifer Lee Mertens was born in 1982.

268. Dorothy Mary Schulte (Clara Anna Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1936.

Dorothy married Alfred A. Doerhoff on 18 April 1959 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. Alfred was born on 24 November 1932 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, died on 16 May 2006 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 73, and was buried in Our Lady of the Snows Cemetery in Marys Home, Miller County, Missouri.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 418 F    i. Julianna Augusta Doerhoff was born in 1960.

+ 419 F    ii. Lynette Margaret Doerhoff was born in 1967.

   420 M    iii. Allen Norbert Doerhoff was born in 1975.

269. Pauline Margaret Schulte (Clara Anna Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1938.

Pauline married Elmer Bax. Elmer was born in 1936.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 421 M    i. Douglas Bax was born in 1960.

+ 422 M    ii. Bruce Bax was born in 1962.

   423 F    iii. Christy Bax was born in 1976.

Christy married Spencer L. Allen. Spencer was born in 1974.

270. George John Schulte (Clara Anna Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1941.

George married Elizabeth Bungart. Elizabeth was born in 1941.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 424 M    i. Gregory Schulte was born in 1964.

+ 425 F    ii. Elaine Schulte was born in 1966.

+ 426 M    iii. Mark Schulte was born in 1971.

   427 F    iv. Monica Schulte was born in 1981.

271. Edward Louis Schulte (Clara Anna Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1943.

Edward married Judy Stegeman. Judy was born in 1948.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 428 F    i. Donna Schulte was born in 1967.

   429 M    ii. Daniel Schulte was born in 1968.

Daniel married Vicki Eichholz. Vicki was born in 1969.

   430 M    iii. Kevin Schulte was born in 1971.

272. Richard Hubert Schulte (Clara Anna Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1947.

Richard married Linda Heckman. Linda was born in 1950.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 431 F    i. Janelle Schulte was born in 1968.

   432 M    ii. Larry Schulte was born in 1969.

Larry married Leslye Ownes. Leslye was born in 1971.

   433 F    iii. Karen Schulte was born in 1971.

Karen married Bryan Zang. Bryan was born in 1969.

   434 F    iv. Leanne Schulte was born in 1977.

   435 F    v. Gina Schulte was born in 1979.

   436 M    vi. Brian Schulte was born in 1982.

273. James Louis Mertens (Louis John6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 7 March 1938 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, died on 10 July 2012 in St. Martins, Cole County, Missouri at age 74, and was buried in St. Martin's Catholic Cemetery in St. Martins, Cole County, Missouri.

General Notes: He was 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.

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;

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Barbara McBaine; one grandson, Tanner Lee Smith; and a son-in-law, Kenny Shikles.

Interment will follow in the St. Martin Catholic Church Cemetery.

James married Judith Ann Ray on 4 February 1961 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. Judith was born in 1942.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 437 F    i. Shelley Renee Mertens was born in 1966.

+ 438 F    ii. Karla Rae Mertens was born in 1967.

   439 F    iii. Brooke Ann Mertens was born in 1971.

Brooke married Stephen Poskin. Stephen was born about 1970.

James next married Carolyn K. Kendrick on 28 November 1981 in California, Moniteau County, Missouri. Carolyn was born in 1947.

274. Paul Joseph Mertens (Louis John6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1939.

Paul married Linda Elizabeth Williams. Linda was born in 1942.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 440 F    i. Paula Marie Mertens was born in 1963.

   441 M    ii. Dennis Louis Mertens was born on 25 February 1968, died on 28 August 1990 at age 22, and was buried in Rolla Cemetery in Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri.

   442 M    iii. Scott Edward Mertens was born in 1969.

   443 F    iv. Tracey Suzanne Mertens was born in 1975.

275. Barbara Susan Mertens (Louis John6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 21 November 1941 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, died on 15 November 2010 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 68, and was buried in Hawthorn Memorial Gardens in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.

General Notes: 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 fifteen 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 sixteen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, four brothers and two sisters.

Visitation will be at Freeman Mortuary from 4:00 until 7:00 pm Thursday, November 18, 2010 with a prayer service to be conducted at 3:30 pm in the Freeman Chapel.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am 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.

Barbara married James R. Williams on 16 January 1961 in Florida. James was born in 1938 and died on 19 April 1969 at age 31.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 444 M    i. Boyd Louis Williams was born in 1961.

+ 445 F    ii. Catherine Opel Williams was born in 1962.

   446 M    iii. William Lee Williams was born in 1964.

William married Cathy. Cathy was born about 1966.

   447 F    iv. Kelly Susan Williams was born in 1968.

Kelly married Jack Raetz.

Barbara next married Franklin E. McBaine on 20 July 1974 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. Franklin was born on 25 April 1930, died on 18 August 2008 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 78, and was buried in Hawthorn Memorial Gardens in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.

General Notes: Franklin E. "Frank" McBaine, age 78 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., died Monday, August 18, 2008, at his home. Frank was born April 25, 1930, in Columbia, Mo., the son of Henry and Jewell Thornton McBaine, both deceased. He was married on October 4, 1952, in Jefferson City, Mo., to Lois Miller, who preceded him in death on August 1, 1970. On July 20, 1974, he married Barbara Mertens Williams in Jefferson City, Mo., and she survives at the home.

A lifelong resident of the central Missouri area, Frank graduated from Hickman High School in 1949. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. Frank was employed with the Co-op Oil Company in Columbia, Mo. He also worked for the Sheet Metal, Local #36, and for the City of Jefferson as a bus driver. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Roy Sone Post 1003; a member of the Retired Sheet Metal Workers; and a member of the USS Pine Island AV-12 Association. Frank enjoyed woodworking; traveling to Branson, Mo; attending the USS Pine Island reunions; and most of all, spending time with his children and families.

Other survivors include: four sons, Michael McBaine and his wife Debra of Jefferson City, Mo., Mark McBaine and his wife Alice of Jefferson City, Mo., Boyd Williams and his wife Jody of Rolla, Mo., and Bill Williams of Columbia, Mo; five daughters, Tresha McBaine of Jefferson City, Mo., Rosemary Marsch and her husband Doug of Russellville, Mo., Alice Languell and her husband Keith of Tebbetts, Mo., Cathy Philbert of Jefferson City, Mo., and Kelly Raetz and her husband Jack of Jefferson City, Mo; two sisters, Helen Turner of New Franklin, Mo., and Mary Acton of Hallsville, Mo; one brother, Dale McBaine of Boonville, Mo; 11 grandchildren, Jessica Philbert, Ryan Marsch, Daron Williams, Brad McBaine, Travis Marsch, Dean McBaine, Kelby Languell, Blake Williams, Alicia Languell, Amanda Williams, and Nicole McBaine; five step-grandchildren, Angie Crawford and her husband Rick, Chris Fisher, Bradley Cassmeyer, Amy Watson and her husband Kyle, and Chuck Raetz and his wife Elizabeth; one great-grandchild, Eathan McBaine; and one step-great-grandchild, Madaline Raetz.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Harris; brother and sister-in-law, Junior and Florence McBaine; and one brother-in-law, Ronald Turner. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Thursday, August 21, 2008, in the Freeman Chapel with the Reverend Rob Kespelher officiating. Graveside services and interment with military honors will be conducted at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be at Freeman Mortuary from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society; Relay for Life through the Fisher Family Cancer Team, c/o Boyd and Jody Williams; or Camp Quality, a camp for children with cancer. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary. www.freemanmortuary.com

276. Judith Ann Mertens (Louis John6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 9 February 1946 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, died on 3 July 2014 in Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 68, and was buried on 8 July 2014 in Hawthorn Memorial Gardens in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.

General Notes: 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.

Judith married Robert S. Burrows on 23 April 1966 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. Robert was born in 1943.

Children from this marriage were:

   448 M    i. Robert William Burrows was born in 1968.

Robert married Pamela Kidd. Pamela was born in 1966.

+ 449 M    ii. Anthony Dale Burrows was born in 1971.

   450 M    iii. Christopher George Burrows was born in 1973.

277. Gerald Lee Mertens (Louis John6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1953.

Gerald married Janice Rousch. Janice was born in 1957.

The child from this marriage was:

   451 F    i. Sara Katherine Mertens was born in 1984.

Gerald next married Victoria. Victoria was born about 1955.

278. Kathleen Marie Mertens (Louis John6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1957.

Kathleen married Michael McClure. Michael was born in 1962.

Children from this marriage were:

   452 M    i. Matthew Brian McClure was born in 1980.

   453 M    ii. Shaun Michael McClure was born in 1982.

281. Ralph Paul Veit (Frances Marie Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1935.

Ralph married Agnes Ann Borgmeyer. Agnes was born in 1943.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 454 F    i. Janice Marie Veit was born in 1963.

+ 455 F    ii. Joyce Elaine Veit was born in 1964.

   456 M    iii. Marcellus Joseph Veit was born in 1965.

+ 457 M    iv. Michael Louis Veit was born in 1967.

282. Mary Delores Veit (Frances Marie Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1938.

Mary married Leonard Gene Carrender on 19 April 1958 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. Leonard was born on 13 April 1931 in Henley, Missouri and died on 18 August 2015 in Henley, Missouri at age 84.

General Notes: Leonard "Gene" Carrender, 84, of Henley, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2015, at his residence in Henley, Missouri. He was born April 13, 1931, in Henley, Missouri, the son of the late James and Lydia Belle (Jukes) Carrender. On April 19, 1958, in Jefferson City, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Mary Dolores (Veit) Carrender who survives at the home.

He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Other survivors include: daughter, Denise Crider and husband Daniel of Centertown, Mo.; granddaughter, Karena Ann Rehagen of Westphalia, Mo.; step-grandsons, Jacob Crider, Sean Crider and wife Sara, Brian Crider; brother, August Carrender of Cleveland, Mo.; sister, Elnora Mathis of Kansas City, Mo.; sister-in-law, Patricia Carrender of Wardsville, Mo.

Six brothers, Roscoe, Dean, Gilbert, Lawrence, Leon, and Scott Carrender, preceded him in death. Visitation will be Friday, August 21, 2015, from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., at Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, Mo., with the Funeral Service beginning at 7:00 p.m., with Chaplain Bart Larson officiating and Full Military Honors following the Funeral Service provided by the Eldon VFW Post #2442 of Eldon, Mo., and conducted at Phillips Funeral Home. Private Family Interment will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, Mo.


The child from this marriage was:

+ 458 F    i. Denise Marie Carrender was born in 1969.

283. Gladys Hilda Veit (Frances Marie Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1942.

Gladys married Fred G. Unnewehr. Fred was born in 1936.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 459 F    i. Lisa Ann Unnewehr was born in 1965.

   460 M    ii. Gary Alan Unnewehr was born in 1967.

+ 461 F    iii. Lana Sue Unnewehr was born in 1968.

284. Robert Anthony Veit (Frances Marie Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1948.

Robert married Judy Siegel. Judy was born in 1943.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 462 F    i. Kelley Denise Veit was born in 1964.

   463 F    ii. Vanessa Rae Veit was born in 1966.

+ 464 M    iii. William Leslie Veit was born in 1967.

Robert next married Sheryl Wasson. Sheryl was born in 1947.

285. Mary Elizabeth Frank (Augusta Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1939.

Mary married Sammy Raymond Williams. Sammy was born in 1938.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 465 F    i. Elizabeth Ann Williams was born in 1960.

+ 466 F    ii. Susan Marie Williams was born in 1962.

+ 467 F    iii. Linda Carol Williams was born in 1965.

286. Charlene Augusta Frank (Augusta Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1941.

Charlene married Donald Ruben Green. Donald was born in 1942.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 468 F    i. Leslie Susan Green was born in 1964.

+ 469 F    ii. Michelle Louise Green was born in 1965.

287. Linda Ann Frank (Augusta Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1944.

Linda married Robert Henry Christopher Berg. Robert was born in 1940.

Children from this marriage were:

   470 M    i. Jeffrey Robert Berg was born in 1972.

   471 F    ii. Julie Ann Berg was born in 1974.

288. Ronald Joseph Frank (Augusta Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1948.

Ronald married Janice Madeline Schmitt. Janice was born in 1948.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 472 F    i. Candace Rene Frank was born in 1972.

+ 473 M    ii. Seth Charles Frank was born in 1973.

   474 M    iii. Joshua Nicholas Frank was born in 1976.

   475 M    iv. Lucas Nathaniel Frank was born in 1978.

   476 M    v. Charles Joseph Frank was born in 1980.

289. Jean Marie Frank (Augusta Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1954.

Jean married Maurice Michael Muenks. Maurice was born in 1950.

Children from this marriage were:

   477 F    i. Theresa Rose Muenks was born in 1978.

   478 F    ii. Carrie Elizabeth Muenks was born in 1980.

   479 M    iii. Paul Michael Muenks was born in 1983.

290. Carol Ann Mertens (Bernard Henry6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1943.

Carol married Wilbur Lage. Wilbur was born in 1940.

Children from this marriage were:

   480 F    i. Kelly Lynn Lage was born in 1963.

Kelly married Wayne Swisher. Wayne was born in 1962.

   481 M    ii. Keith Gerard Lage was born in 1965.

+ 482 M    iii. Kurt John Lage was born in 1966.

+ 483 M    iv. Kraig Jason Lage was born in 1972.

   484 F    v. Kristen Nicole Lage was born in 1975.

291. Otto Paul Mertens (Bernard Henry6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1945.

Otto married Carol Marie Schimberg. Carol was born in 1945.

Children from this marriage were:

   485 F    i. Sara Beth Mertens was born in 1975.

   486 F    ii. Amanda Sue Mertens was born in 1976.

   487 M    iii. Paul Andrew Mertens was born in 1980.

   488 M    iv. Benjamin Andrew Mertens was born in 1981.

292. Michael Bernard Mertens (Bernard Henry6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1948.

Michael married Rose C. Luebbering. Rose was born in 1946.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 489 M    i. Michael Bernard Mertens was born on 18 February 1970 and died on 16 July 1986 at age 16.

   490 M    ii. Matthew Lawrence Mertens was born in 1974.

   491 F    iii. Stacy Nicole Mertens was born in 1978.

293. Timothy Leo Mertens (Bernard Henry6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1950.

Timothy married Betty Jo Siebeneck on 5 October 1979. Betty was born on 1 September 1950 in Osage Bend, Cole County. Missouri and died on 5 September 2017 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 67.

General Notes: Betty Jo Mertens of Osage Bend, Missouri entered the Kingdom of Heaven after 67 years on this earth, Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Jefferson City Manor. Betty Jo passed from this world while surrounded by her family. She was born on September 1, 1950 at the family farm in Osage Bend, Missouri; the daughter of the late Raymond and Elizabeth (Braun) Siebeneck. She was united in marriage on October 5, 1979 to Tim Mertens, who survives at the home.

Betty Jo was a 1968 graduate of Fatima High School. She was a factory worker until the birth of her first child. Betty Jo then left the work force to raise her children, home school and also help her husband with farm work. After her youngest finished high school, she began providing home health care for the elderly. Betty Jo’s heart was full of compassion and kindness. She had a deep faith in Christ and faithfully served our Lord. Her favorite hobbies were photography, playing the guitar, square dancing, and spending time with her family especially her three grandchildren. She also treasured her trips to the beach and Nashville with her husband Tim.

Along with her husband Tim she is survived by her children: Emily Olsen (Michael), Frank Mertens, and Anita De La Cruz (Jesse), all of Jefferson City; her brother Raymond James Siebeneck of Osage Bend; and grandchildren: Gillian Burks, Asher Olsen, and Jesse De La Cruz Jr. Along with her parents, Betty Jo was preceded in death by an infant sister Shirley Siebeneck and sister in law Mary Ann Siebeneck.

Family will received friends from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday Sept 10th 2017 at Houser Millard Funeral Directors. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 11, 2017, at First Assembly of God, with Pastor Bob Nilges and Pastor Lowell Perkins officiating. Private interment will follow. Expressions of sympathy may be made to First Assembly of God, Jefferson City.

Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street; Jefferson City, MO 65109.


Children from this marriage were:

   492 F    i. Emily Suzanne Mertens was born in 1982.

Emily married Michael Olsen.

   493 M    ii. Frank Joseph Mertens was born in 1985.

   494 F    iii. Anita Elizabeth Mertens was born in 1989.

Anita married Jesse De La Cruz Sr.

294. Mark Allen Mertens (Bernard Henry6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1952.

Mark married Marsha Kay Shellhart. Marsha was born in 1956.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 495 M    i. Andrew Scott Mertens was born in 1983.

   496 M    ii. Patrick Allen Mertens was born in 1986.

   497 M    iii. Daniel Henry Mertens was born in 1989.

295. Peggy Susan Mertens (Bernard Henry6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1952.

Peggy married Dr. Roger Borgmeyer, son of Raymond Henry Borgmeyer and Marie Elizabeth Koerber. Roger was born in 1953.

Children from this marriage were:

   498 M    i. Nathan Allen Borgmeyer was born in 1977.

   499 M    ii. Lucas Ryan Borgmeyer was born in 1980 and died in 1980.

   500 M    iii. Nicholas Bryon Borgmeyer was born in 1981.

   501 F    iv. Nora Rae Borgmeyer was born in 1989.

296. Mary Lisa Mertens (Bernard Henry6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1959.

Mary married James Buschjost. James was born in 1956.

Children from this marriage were:

   502 M    i. Brian James Buschjost was born in 1981.

   503 F    ii. Molly Ann Buschjost was born in 1986.

297. Janice Ruth Mertens (Bernard Henry6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1962.

Janice married Ernest J. Verslues. Ernest was born in 1961.

Children from this marriage were:

   504 F    i. Ashley Lynn Verslues was born in 1985.

   505 M    ii. Tyler Scott Verslues was born in 1990.

   506 M    iii. Jordan Michael Verslues was born in 1992.

300. Robert Joseph Mertens (Edward Theodore6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 7 September 1946, died on 5 October 1974 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri at age 28, and was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri.

Robert married Joyce K. Siebeneck on 14 June 1969. Joyce was born in 1950.

The child from this marriage was:

   507 F    i. Darla Kay Mertens was born in 1971.

303. Joyce A. Mertens (Edward Theodore6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1952.

Joyce married James Cregger. James was born in 1947.

Children from this marriage were:

   508 M    i. Jonathon Patric Cregger was born in 1977.

   509 M    ii. Joseph Edward Cregger was born in 1981.

304. Christy Marie Mertens (Edward Theodore6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1956.

Christy married Randy Muenks. Randy was born about 1955.

Children from this marriage were:

   510 F    i. Sarah Ann Muenks was born in 1981.

   511 F    ii. Rachael Marie Muenks was born in 1983.

   512 F    iii. Rebecca Muenks was born in 1987.

   513 M    iv. Adam Robert Muenks was born in 1989.

305. Gregory Francis Mertens (Willliam Francis6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1955.

Gregory married Theresa Manganiello. Theresa was born about 1955.

Children from this marriage were:

   514 M    i. Ralph Joseph Mertens .

   515 M    ii. Theresanna Mertens was born in 1977.

306. Cynthia Marie Mertens (Willliam Francis6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1956.

Cynthia married Steven Ochsner. Steven was born in 1948.

Children from this marriage were:

   516 M    i. Nicholas Aaron Ochsner was born in 1983.

   517 M    ii. Matthew Ryan Ochsner was born in 1985.

307. Jennifer Kay Mertens (Willliam Francis6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1962.

Jennifer married Devon English.

Children from this marriage were:

   518 F    i. Mistie Kay English was born in 1981.

   519 F    ii. Randi Marie English was born in 1988.

   520 M    iii. Benjamin William English was born in 1991.

   521 F    iv. Hannah Rose English was born in 1998.

310. Margaret Alice Rackers (Alice Marie Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1949.

Margaret married Alfred S. Kaiser. Alfred was born in 1947.

Children from this marriage were:

   522 F    i. Abbey Lynn Kaiser was born in 1974.

Abbey married Shawn Stump. Shawn was born in 1970.

   523 F    ii. Elizabeth Ann Kaiser was born in 1978.

   524 M    iii. Jesse Kaiser was born in 1988.

312. Richard Lee Rackers (Alice Marie Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1951.

Richard married Geraldine M. Buschjost. Geraldine was born in 1953.

Children from this marriage were:

   525 M    i. Bradley Allen Rackers was born in 1974.

+ 526 F    ii. Sara Ann Rackers was born in 1979.

   527 M    iii. Brian Charles Rackers was born in 1980.

313. Marilyn Rose Rackers (Alice Marie Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1954.

Marilyn married Daniel R. Verslues. Daniel was born in 1954.

Children from this marriage were:

   528 M    i. Jacob Daniel Verslues was born in 1976.

   529 M    ii. Lucas Wayne Verslues was born in 1979.

   530 F    iii. Jennifer Lynn Verslues was born in 1981.

315. Julie Marie Rackers (Alice Marie Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1958.

Julie married Michael P. Kever. Michael was born in 1957.

Children from this marriage were:

   531 F    i. Amanda Jean Kever was born in 1975.

   532 F    ii. Nicole Rae Kever was born in 1979.

   533 F    iii. Ann Marie Kever was born in 1981.

316. Thomas Girard Rackers (Alice Marie Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1962.

Thomas married Tammy Mulholland. Tammy was born in 1964.

Children from this marriage were:

   534 F    i. Danielle Woods Rackers was born in 1984.

   535 M    ii. Brandon Rackers was born in 1992.

317. Rebecca Ann Rackers (Alice Marie Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1968.

Rebecca married Joseph Britton. Joseph was born in 1962.

Children from this marriage were:

   536 F    i. Brandy Nicole Britton was born in 1986.

   537 F    ii. Michelle Marie Britton was born in 1989.

   538 F    iii. Marie Nicole Britton was born in 1992.

   539 F    iv. Rachael Jo Britton was born in 1993.

   540 M    v. Adam Joseph Britton was born in 1996.

318. Lynn Ann Bretthorst (Pauline Johanna Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1971.

Lynn married Scott Crowell. Scott was born about 1970.

Children from this marriage were:

   541 M    i. Josh Crowell was born in 1988.

   542 M    ii. Justin Crowell was born in 1991.

Eighth Generation


336. Jo Ann M. Mertens (Gerard John (Gerald)7, Lorenz John6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert5, Peter Lorenz4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 24 January 1942.

General Notes: She was a deputy warden for 20 years at Renz and Church Farm.

Jo married someone.

Her child was:

+ 543 M    i. Dr. Christopher J. Mertens was born on 22 May 1964.

342. Donald Edward Harrison (Rosella Agnes Anna Mertens7, Peter Hubert6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert5, Peter Lorenz4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 30 December 1934 and died on 17 September 1996 at age 61.

Donald married Yvonne about 1956. Yvonne was born about 1935.

The child from this marriage was:

   544 M    i. Donald D. Harrison was born on 26 March 1957.

Donald next married Shirley about 1965. Shirley was born about 1937.

Donald next married Dottie about 1967. Dottie was born about 1936.

Donald next married Shirley about 1969. Shirley was born about 1937.

Donald next married Jackie on 11 August 1973. Jackie was born about 1937.

Children from this marriage were:

   545 F    i. Kristi Lee Harrison was born on 24 December 1974.

   546 M    ii. Curtis Edward Harrison was born on 28 January 1976.

Donald next married Delores about 1988. Delores was born about 1937.

343. Gary James Harrison (Rosella Agnes Anna Mertens7, Peter Hubert6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert5, Peter Lorenz4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 31 October 1939, died on 30 September 2013 at age 73, and was buried in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri.

General Notes: Died from heart failure.
Harrison, Gary J. of Arnold, MO on Monday, September 30, 2013. Loving husband of Nelda Gay Harrison (nee Dickinson); loving father of Debra (Edward) Livingston, Linda Ann (Kirk) Schmidt, Gary Dwayne (Debbie) Harrison. Jeffrey (Dawnetta) Harrison; beloved grandfather of 11; beloved greatgrandfather of 11. Services: Visitation 4-8 p.m. Thursday, October 3, 2013 at Heiligtag Lang Fendler Funeral Home, 1081 Jeffco Blvd., Arnold, MO. Funeral Service 12:30 p.m. Friday, October 4, 2013 in the funeral home. Burial with military honors in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

October 31, 1939 - September 30, 2013 HARRISON, Gary J., of Arnold, MO on Monday, September 30, 2013. Loving husband of Nelda Gay Harrison (nee Dickinson); loving father of Debra (Edward) Livingston, Linda Ann (Kirk) Schmidt, Gary Dwayne (Debbie) Harrison. Jeffrey (Dawnetta) Harrison; beloved grandfather of Kenny (Valerie) Livingston, Bobby (Amber) Livingston, Nickie (Brandon) Catchings, Crystal Ramirez, Chris Salaicis, Kara Harrison, Kyle Harrison, Caleb Harrison, Aaron Harrison, Allie Harrison and Alex Harrison; beloved great-grandfather of Michael Ramirez, Malachi Ramirez, Antwan Catchings, Makyiah Ramirez, Kenyan Livingston, Kayden Livingston, Korbyn (Korby) Livingston, Jadyn Livingston, Elijah (Eli) McCoy, Araylee Catchings; dear friend to many.

SERVICES: Visitation 4-8 p.m. Thursday, October 3, 2013 at Heiligtag Lang Fendler Funeral Home, 1081 Jeffco Blvd., Arnold, MO. Funeral Service 12:30 p.m. Friday, October 4, 2013 in the funeral home. Burial with military honors in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Gary married Nelda Gay Dickinson. Nelda was born on 18 February 1940.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 547 F    i. Debra Gay Harrison was born on 30 January 1961.

+ 548 F    ii. Linda Ann Harrison was born on 23 January 1963.

+ 549 M    iii. Gary Dwayne Harrison was born on 4 August 1964.

+ 550 M    iv. Jeffrey Paul Harrison was born on 19 September 1968.

345. Marilyn Ann Harrison (Rosella Agnes Anna Mertens7, Peter Hubert6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert5, Peter Lorenz4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 27 August 1947 and died on 12 February 1990 at age 42.

Marilyn married Gary Lee Maassen. Gary was born on 27 June 1946.

The child from this marriage was:

   551 F    i. Shawnna Lynne Maassen was born on 4 November 1969.

346. Sharon Marie Mertens (Oscar John Gerard7, Peter Hubert6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert5, Peter Lorenz4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 7 April 1936 and died on 27 April 1997 in St. Louis, Missouri at age 61.

Sharon married William Guido Benz. William was born on 14 October 1934.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 552 M    i. Steven William Benz was born on 28 October 1959.

+ 553 M    ii. Brian Paul Benz was born on 7 November 1962.

   554 M    iii. Michael Gerard Benz was born on 7 November 1962 and died on 30 December 1962.

   555 M    iv. Michael David Benz was born on 1 May 1964.

   556 M    v. John Gerard Benz was born on 7 May 1969.

347. Rosalie Mary Mertens (Oscar John Gerard7, Peter Hubert6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert5, Peter Lorenz4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 10 June 1941, died on 24 May 1981 at age 39, and was buried in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri. The cause of her death was from cancer.

Rosalie married David Michael Giratos. David was born about 1938.

Children from this marriage were:

   557 F    i. Dawn Marie Giratos was born on 8 June 1970.

Dawn married Jeff Bresler. Jeff was born about 1968.

   558 F    ii. Kimberly Lynn Giratos was born on 3 July 1972.

Kimberly married Robert Lawrence. Robert was born about 1970.

   559 F    iii. Tammy Giratos was born on 10 March 1975.

348. Glennon Peter Mertens (Oscar John Gerard7, Peter Hubert6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert5, Peter Lorenz4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 28 October 1948.

Glennon married Barbara Lynn Trunko. Barbara was born on 4 April 1948.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 560 F    i. Tina Marie Mertens was born on 19 September 1973.

   561 F    ii. Lisa Marie Mertens was born on 16 May 1977.

352. Sara Stiesmeyer (William Frederick Stiesmeyer7, Emilie Mertens6, Wilhelm (William) Carl H.5, Peter Lorenz4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1).

Sara married Donald Boes, son of Joseph H. Boes and Dorothy Jean Schlangenstein.

The child from this marriage was:

   562 M    i. Daniel Boes .

353. Rachel Stiesmeyer (William Frederick Stiesmeyer7, Emilie Mertens6, Wilhelm (William) Carl H.5, Peter Lorenz4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1).

Rachel married Bruce Duncan.

Children from this marriage were:

   563 M    i. James Duncan .

   564 F    ii. Emily Duncan .

396. Lori Ann Hoelscher (Shirley Ann Mertens7, George Joseph6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1968.

Lori married Thomas Luebbering. Thomas was born in 1965.

The child from this marriage was:

   565 M    i. Zachary Thomas Luebbering was born in 1988.

397. Kevin Lee Welch (Helen Augusta Mertens7, George Joseph6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1963.

Kevin married Linda Streck. Linda was born in 1963.

The child from this marriage was:

   566 U    i. Shelby Welch was born in 1992.

399. Kimberly Ann Welch (Helen Augusta Mertens7, George Joseph6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1972.

Kimberly married Donnie Hampson. Donnie was born about 1970.

The child from this marriage was:

   567 M    i. Seth Hampson was born in 1993.

414. Sara Jane Bisges (Anna Jane Mertens7, George Joseph6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1974.

Sara married someone.

Her child was:

   568 F    i. Samantha Martina Bisges was born in 1993.

418. Julianna Augusta Doerhoff (Dorothy Mary Schulte7, Clara Anna Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1960.

Julianna married Darrell P. Henley. Darrell was born in 1954.

Children from this marriage were:

   569 F    i. Miranda Lee Henley was born in 1984.

   570 F    ii. Hanna Lyne Henley was born in 1987.

   571 M    iii. Parker Allen Henley was born in 1992.

419. Lynette Margaret Doerhoff (Dorothy Mary Schulte7, Clara Anna Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1967.

Lynette married Keith M. Otto. Keith was born in 1954.

Children from this marriage were:

   572 M    i. Loren Michael Otto was born in 1995.

   573 M    ii. Preston Alfred Otto was born in 1998.

421. Douglas Bax (Pauline Margaret Schulte7, Clara Anna Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1960.

Douglas married Kimie Rhea. Kimie was born in 1962.

Children from this marriage were:

   574 M    i. David Andrew Bax was born in 1989.

   575 M    ii. Ryan Douglas Bax was born in 1992.

   576 M    iii. Adam Rhea Bax was born in 1997.

422. Bruce Bax (Pauline Margaret Schulte7, Clara Anna Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1962.

Bruce married Ann Schnieders. Ann was born in 1961.

Children from this marriage were:

   577 M    i. Trenton John Bax was born in 1989.

   578 M    ii. Taylor Joseph Bax was born in 1991.

   579 F    iii. Haley Ann Bax was born in 1995.

424. Gregory Schulte (George John Schulte7, Clara Anna Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1964.

Gregory married Lisa Dulle. Lisa was born in 1963.

Gregory next married Susan Sharisin. Susan was born in 1960.

Children from this marriage were:

   580 M    i. Michael George Schulte was born in 1992.

   581 M    ii. Clinton Gregory Schulte was born in 1994.

   582 M    iii. Nicolas Ray Schulte was born in 1997.

425. Elaine Schulte (George John Schulte7, Clara Anna Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1966.

Elaine married Daniel Braun. Daniel was born in 1960.

Children from this marriage were:

   583 F    i. Megan Elizabeth Braun was born in 1989.

   584 M    ii. Jeremy Daniel Braun was born in 1992.

   585 M    iii. Nathan William Braun was born in 1996.

426. Mark Schulte (George John Schulte7, Clara Anna Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1971.

Mark married Jill Wansing. Jill was born in 1971.

Children from this marriage were:

   586 F    i. Bethany Nicole Schulte was born in 1995.

   587 M    ii. Jacob Lorence Schulte was born in 1997.

428. Donna Schulte (Edward Louis Schulte7, Clara Anna Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1967.

Donna married David Imhoff. David was born in 1962.

The child from this marriage was:

   588 M    i. Josiah Paul Imhoff was born in 1997.

431. Janelle Schulte (Richard Hubert Schulte7, Clara Anna Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1968.

Janelle married Anthony Wilson. Anthony was born in 1968.

Children from this marriage were:

   589 F    i. Mikayla Anne Wilson was born in 1994.

   590 F    ii. Rachel Marie Wilson was born in 1997.

437. Shelley Renee Mertens (James Louis7, Louis John6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1966.

Shelley married Terrence Joseph (Joe) Smith. Terrence was born in 1970.

Children from this marriage were:

   591 M    i. Tanner Smith .

   592 F    ii. Makenzie Lynn Smith was born in 1994.

   593 F    iii. Madison Renee Smith was born in 1996.

438. Karla Rae Mertens (James Louis7, Louis John6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1967.

Karla married David Buck. David was born in 1968.

The child from this marriage was:

   594 M    i. Robert Woodrow Buck was born in 1986.

Karla next married Vincent McGee, son of Victor McGee and Wilma Irene Christian. Vincent was born about 1965.

Children from this marriage were:

   595 M    i. Thomas James McGee was born in 1988.

   596 F    ii. Star Noel McGee was born in 1994.

440. Paula Marie Mertens (Paul Joseph7, Louis John6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1963.

Paula married Eric Volkmer. Eric was born in 1962.

Children from this marriage were:

   597 M    i. Paul Victor Joseph Volkmer was born in 1989.

   598 M    ii. John Nicholas Volkmer was born in 1991.

   599 F    iii. Erica N. Volkmer was born in 1994.

444. Boyd Louis Williams (Barbara Susan Mertens7, Louis John6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1961.

Boyd married Gayla Clingman. Gayla was born in 1961.

Children from this marriage were:

   600 M    i. Daron James Williams was born in 1985.

   601 M    ii. Blake L. Williams was born in 1988.

Boyd next married Glenda Fisher. Glenda was born in 1956.

445. Catherine Opel Williams (Barbara Susan Mertens7, Louis John6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1962.

Catherine married William Philbert. William was born about 1960.

The child from this marriage was:

   602 F    i. Jessica Renee Philbert was born in 1982.

449. Anthony Dale Burrows (Judith Ann Mertens7, Louis John6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1971.

Anthony married Ara R. Saterfield. Ara was born in 1972.

Children from this marriage were:

   603 F    i. Lorri LeAnna Burrows was born in 1991.

   604 M    ii. Joshua Nicholas Burrows was born in 1994.

454. Janice Marie Veit (Ralph Paul Veit7, Frances Marie Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1963.

Janice married Eric Brian Akins. Eric was born in 1959.

Children from this marriage were:

   605 F    i. Alexandria Elizabeth Akins was born in 1994.

   606 F    ii. Jessica Marie Akins was born in 1996.

   607 M    iii. Samuel Murry Akins was born in 1997.

455. Joyce Elaine Veit (Ralph Paul Veit7, Frances Marie Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1964.

Joyce married Charles Siebeneck about 1987. Charles was born in 1965.

The child from this marriage was:

   608 M    i. Joshua Adam Siebeneck was born in 1989.

Joyce next married Johannes Theodore Schokker about 1994. Johannes was born in 1964.

The child from this marriage was:

   609 F    i. Johanna Katlynn Schokker was born in 1995.

457. Michael Louis Veit (Ralph Paul Veit7, Frances Marie Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1967.

Michael married Kimberly Buckley. Kimberly was born in 1967.

The child from this marriage was:

   610 F    i. Sarah Lynn Veit was born in 1985.

458. Denise Marie Carrender (Mary Delores Veit7, Frances Marie Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1969.

Denise married Greg Rehagen. Greg was born in 1956.

The child from this marriage was:

   611 F    i. Karina Ann Rehagen was born in 1992.

Denise next married Daniel Crider. Daniel was born about 1965.

459. Lisa Ann Unnewehr (Gladys Hilda Veit7, Frances Marie Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1965.

Lisa married David Keeling. David was born in 1963.

The child from this marriage was:

   612 M    i. Shelby Keeling was born in 1991.

461. Lana Sue Unnewehr (Gladys Hilda Veit7, Frances Marie Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1968.

Lana married David Brooks. David was born in 1966.

The child from this marriage was:

   613 M    i. Garret Wayne Brooks was born in 1993.

462. Kelley Denise Veit (Robert Anthony Veit7, Frances Marie Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1964.

Kelley married someone.

Her child was:

   614 M    i. Nicholas Long was born in 1990.

464. William Leslie Veit (Robert Anthony Veit7, Frances Marie Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1967.

William married Vanessa Ann Buell.

The child from this marriage was:

   615 M    i. Dalton Thomas Veit was born in 1991.

465. Elizabeth Ann Williams (Mary Elizabeth Frank7, Augusta Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1960.

Elizabeth married William Edward Howser. William was born in 1949.

Children from this marriage were:

   616 F    i. Rachel Elizabeth Howser was born in 1984.

   617 F    ii. Jessie Marie Howser was born in 1986.

   618 F    iii. Abigail Michelle Howser was born in 1988.

   619 M    iv. Nicholas William Howser was born in 1998.

466. Susan Marie Williams (Mary Elizabeth Frank7, Augusta Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1962.

Susan married Douglas Frank Schmitz. Douglas was born on 5 October 1961, died on 7 July 1992 at age 30, and was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.

Children from this marriage were:

   620 F    i. Sara Marie Schmitz was born in 1985.

   621 F    ii. Stacy Ann Schmitz was born in 1988.

Susan next married James Randall Cannon. James was born about 1960.

Children from this marriage were:

   622 F    i. Alekzander Storm Cannon was born in 1995.

   623 F    ii. Mercedes Brooke Cannon was born in 1996.

467. Linda Carol Williams (Mary Elizabeth Frank7, Augusta Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1965.

Linda married Steve Beck.

The child from this marriage was:

   624 M    i. Thomas Beck .

468. Leslie Susan Green (Charlene Augusta Frank7, Augusta Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1964.

Leslie married Ian Keith Craft. Ian was born in 1960.

The child from this marriage was:

   625 M    i. Sean Colin Craft was born in 1989.

469. Michelle Louise Green (Charlene Augusta Frank7, Augusta Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1965.

Michelle married Michael James Smart. Michael was born in 1964.

Children from this marriage were:

   626 M    i. Adam Charles Smart was born in 1989.

   627 M    ii. Nicholas Brian Smart was born in 1991.

472. Candace Rene Frank (Ronald Joseph Frank7, Augusta Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1972.

Candace married Douglas Lloyd Ott. Douglas was born about 1970.

Children from this marriage were:

   628 F    i. Savanna Veronica Ott was born in 1997.

   629 M    ii. Tristan Michael Ott was born in 1999.

473. Seth Charles Frank (Ronald Joseph Frank7, Augusta Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1973.

Seth married Gina Dee Nesheim.

The child from this marriage was:

   630 F    i. Kylie Brei Frank was born in 1999.

482. Kurt John Lage (Carol Ann Mertens7, Bernard Henry6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1966.

Kurt married Harriet Linford. Harriet was born in 1968.

Children from this marriage were:

   631 M    i. Austin Alexander Lage was born in 1991.

   632 F    ii. Victoria Anne Lage was born in 1993.

   633 M    iii. Alec Farrow Lage was born in 1995.

483. Kraig Jason Lage (Carol Ann Mertens7, Bernard Henry6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1972.

Kraig married Jennifer Placke. Jennifer was born about 1975.

The child from this marriage was:

   634 M    i. Jonah Lage was born in 1997.

489. Michael Bernard Mertens (Michael Bernard7, Bernard Henry6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 18 February 1970 and died on 16 July 1986 at age 16.

Michael married someone.

His child was:

   635 M    i. Tadd Michael Mertens .

495. Andrew Scott Mertens (Mark Allen7, Bernard Henry6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1983.

Andrew married Natalie Suzanne Ernst in 2008. Natalie was born in 1982.

The child from this marriage was:

   636 F    i. Whitney April Mertens was born on 27 August 2013.

526. Sara Ann Rackers (Richard Lee Rackers7, Alice Marie Mertens6, Peter Paul Otto5, John4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born in 1979.

Sara married someone.

Her child was:

   637 M    i. Ty Hunter was born in 1997.

Ninth Generation


543. Dr. Christopher J. Mertens (Jo Ann M. Mertens8, Gerard John (Gerald)7, Lorenz John6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert5, Peter Lorenz4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 22 May 1964.

Christopher married Rhonda Foster. Rhonda was born about 1965.

Children from this marriage were:

   638 F    i. Ashley Mertens was born on 15 August 1987.

   639 F    ii. Shelby Mertens was born on 13 July 1992.

547. Debra Gay Harrison (Gary James Harrison8, Rosella Agnes Anna Mertens7, Peter Hubert6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert5, Peter Lorenz4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 30 January 1961.

Debra married Edward Livingston. Edward was born about 1959.

Children from this marriage were:

   640 M    i. Kenneth Paul Livingston was born on 24 November 1980.

Kenneth married Valerie.

   641 M    ii. Robert James Livingston was born on 3 September 1982.

Robert married Amber.

   642 F    iii. Crystal Lynne Livingston was born on 10 March 1984.

Crystal married Male Ramirez.

548. Linda Ann Harrison (Gary James Harrison8, Rosella Agnes Anna Mertens7, Peter Hubert6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert5, Peter Lorenz4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 23 January 1963.

Linda married Eldefanso Salaices. Eldefanso was born about 1961.

Children from this marriage were:

   643 F    i. Nicole Christina Salaices was born on 20 December 1983.

Nicole married Brandon Catchings.

   644 M    ii. Christopher Louis Salaices was born on 15 April 1987.

Linda next married Kirk Schmidt.

549. Gary Dwayne Harrison (Gary James Harrison8, Rosella Agnes Anna Mertens7, Peter Hubert6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert5, Peter Lorenz4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 4 August 1964.

Gary married Deborah Sue Parks. Deborah was born on 27 April 1967.

Children from this marriage were:

   645 F    i. Kara Marie Harrison was born on 9 June 1990.

   646 M    ii. Kyle Joseph Harrison was born on 22 November 1993.

550. Jeffrey Paul Harrison (Gary James Harrison8, Rosella Agnes Anna Mertens7, Peter Hubert6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert5, Peter Lorenz4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 19 September 1968.

Jeffrey married Dawnetta Davis. Dawnetta was born on 20 September 1969.

The child from this marriage was:

   647 M    i. Caleb Andrew Harrison was born on 31 August 1998.

552. Steven William Benz (Sharon Marie Mertens8, Oscar John Gerard7, Peter Hubert6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert5, Peter Lorenz4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 28 October 1959.

Steven married Linda Knight. Linda was born about 1961.

Children from this marriage were:

   648 F    i. Rachel Benz .

   649 M    ii. Nathan Benz .

553. Brian Paul Benz (Sharon Marie Mertens8, Oscar John Gerard7, Peter Hubert6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert5, Peter Lorenz4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 7 November 1962.

Brian married Sandra Schweppe. Sandra was born about 1965.

Children from this marriage were:

   650 F    i. Stephanie Benz was born on 2 June 1989.

   651 F    ii. Sarah Benz was born about 1992.

   652 M    iii. Noel Benz was born on 25 December 1997.

560. Tina Marie Mertens (Glennon Peter8, Oscar John Gerard7, Peter Hubert6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert5, Peter Lorenz4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)3, Stephen2, Wilhelm1) was born on 19 September 1973.

Tina married John Lesch. John was born on 15 January 1973.

The child from this marriage was:

   653 F    i. Alice Catherine Lesch was born on 9 November 2000.