MERTENS
First Generation
 
 
1.  Wilhelm Mertens was born in July 1710 in Latum, Kries Krefeld, Westfallen, Prussia.
 
Wilhelm Mertens and Anna Catherine Hochmans were married. Anna Catherine Hochmans was born in 1726 in Latum, Kries Krefeld, Westfallen, Prussia.
 
Wilhelm Mertens and Anna Catherine Hochmans had the following child:
 
        +2 i. Stephen Mertens, born 19 February 1758, Lank, Kreis Krefeld, Westfallen, (Prussia) Deutschland; married Anna Marie Breutz; died 7 March 1839.
 
 
Second Generation
 
 
2.  Stephen Mertens (Wilhelm-1) was born on 19 February 1758 in Lank, Kreis Krefeld, Westfallen, (Prussia) Deutschland. He died on 7 March 1839 at the age of 81.
 
Stephen Mertens and Anna Marie Breutz were married. Anna Marie Breutz was born in 1759 in Rheinland. She died on 10 September 1845 at the age of 86 in Prussia (now Deutschland).
 
Stephen Mertens and Anna Marie Breutz had the following child:
 
        +3 i. Henrich Joseph (Henry) Mertens, born 7 May 1792, Latum, Kries Krefeld, Westfallen, Prussia; married Maria Magadalena Loethen, 7 November 1824, Lank City Hall. Lank, Kreis Krefeld, Westfallen, Prussia; married M. Christina Eisheuer, December 1862, St. Joseph Catholic Church in Westphalia, Missouri; died 28 March 1863, Osage County, Missouri.
 
 
Third Generation
 
 
3.  Henrich Joseph (Henry) Mertens (Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 7 May 1792 in Latum, Kries Krefeld, Westfallen, Prussia. He died on 28 March 1863 at the age of 70 in Osage County, Missouri. He was buried on 30 March 1863 in Osage County, Missouri.
 
Henrich Joseph (Henry) Mertens and Maria Magadalena Loethen were married on 7 November 1824 in Lank City Hall. Lank, Kreis Krefeld, Westfallen, Prussia. Maria Magadalena Loethen was born on 28 November 1796 in Lank, Kreis Krefeld, Westfallen, (Prussia) Deutschland. She died on 29 March 1856 at the age of 59 in Osage County, Missouri. She was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
 
Henrich Joseph (Henry) Mertens and Maria Magadalena Loethen had the following children:
 
        +4 i. Anna Christine Mertens, born 16 June 1825, Latum, Kries Krefeld, Westfallen, Prussia; married Francis Xavier Poepping, 27 January 1846, St. Joseph Catholic Church in Westphalia, Missouri; died 19 November 1900, Minot, Ward County, North Dakota.
        +5 ii. Stephen (Steve) Joseph Mertens, born September 1827, Prussia (now Deutschland); married Angela Catharine Hollenbeck, 15 January 1856, St. Joseph Catholic Church in Westphalia, Missouri; married Catharina Bockwinkel, 31 August 1880, Rich Fountain, Osage County, Missouri; died November 1903, Linn, Osage County, Missouri.
        +6 iii. Peter Lorenz Mertens, born 16 March 1830, Prussia (now Deutschland); married Anna Gertrude Scherr, 10 January 1854, St. Joseph Catholic Church in Westphalia, Missouri; died 25 November 1902, Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
        +7 iv. John Mertens, born 2 December 1837; married Maria Christina Scheulen, 15 February 1859; died 14 July 1909, St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri.
 
 
Henrich Joseph (Henry) Mertens and M. Christina Eisheuer were married in December 1862 in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Westphalia, Missouri. M. Christina Eisheuer was born on 9 November 1813. She died on 22 December 1884 at the age of 71 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. She was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
 
 
 
Fourth Generation
 
 
4.  Anna Christine Mertens (Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 16 June 1825 in Latum, Kries Krefeld, Westfallen, Prussia. She died on 19 November 1900 at the age of 75 in Minot, Ward County, North Dakota. She was buried in St. Margarets Cemetery in Lake Henry, Stearns County, Minnesota. 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 Christine Mertens and Francis Xavier Poepping were married on 27 January 1846 in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Westphalia, Missouri. Francis Xavier Poepping was born on 17 January 1820 in Wesek, Bremen, Prussia. He died on 22 September 1872 at the age of 52 in Lake Henry Township, Stearns County, Minnesota.
 
Francis Xavier Poepping and Anna Christine Mertens had the following children:
 
        8 i. Joseph Hubert Poepping was born on 13 December 1846 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri. He died in 1850 at the age of 4 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.
        9 ii. Maria Gertrude Poepping was born on 8 November 1847 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.
        10 iii. Steven Joseph Poepping was born on 1 September 1848 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.
        11 iv. Maria Magdalena Poepping was born on 11 September 1849 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.
        12 v. Anna Christina Poepping was born on 3 April 1852 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.
        13 vi. Bernard David Poepping was born on 11 March 1854 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.
        14 vii. Mary Elizabeth Poepping was born on 22 November 1855 in Stearns County, Minnesota. She died on 2 September 1935 at the age of 79 in Stanley, Mountrail County, North Dakota.
        15 viii. George Poepping was born on 6 February 1859.
        16 ix. Franziska Poepping was born on 18 April 1861 in Minnesota.
        +17 x. Anton Poepping, born 28 March 1864, Minnesota; married Margaret Henuer, 1888.
        18 xi. Margaret Poepping was born on 13 July 1866.
        +19 xii. Susanna Poepping, born 11 December 1868, Minnesota; married Mathias Hess, 11 February 1890, Lake Henry Township, Stearns County, Minnesota; died 26 April 1959, Lake Henry Township, Stearns County, Minnesota.
 
 
 
5.  Stephen (Steve) Joseph Mertens (Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in September 1827 in Prussia (now Deutschland). He died in November 1903 at the age of 76 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.
 
Stephen (Steve) Joseph Mertens and Angela Catharine Hollenbeck were married on 15 January 1856 in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Westphalia, Missouri. Angela Catharine Hollenbeck, daughter of Herman Heinrich Hollenbeck and Maria Catherine Wolking, was born in 1835 in Cologne, Oldenburg. She died on 24 March 1880 at the age of 45 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.
 
Stephen (Steve) Joseph Mertens and Angela Catharine Hollenbeck had the following children:
 
        +20 i. Joseph Wilhelm Mertens, born 7 November 1856, Linn, Osage County, Missouri; married Margaret Christine Mertz, 19 February 1884, Linn, Osage County, Missouri; died 1907, Linn, Osage County, Missouri.
        21 ii. Maria Magdalena Mertens was born on 19 June 1858 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 12 May 1938 at the age of 79 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.
        +22 iii. Lorenz (Lawrence) Mertens, born 1 December 1859, Linn Township, Osage County, Missouri; married Elizabeth (Lizzie) T. Reinkemeyer, 15 January 1889, Osage County, Missouri; died 7 October 1936, St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
        +23 iv. Henry Mertens, born 6 April 1862, Linn, Osage County, Missouri; married Catharine Marie Mengwasser, 6 February 1893, Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri; died 4 July 1937, Osage County, Missouri.
        24 v. John Mertens was born on 17 March 1863 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 9 January 1951 at the age of 87 in California, Moniteau County, Missouri. He was buried in Our Lady of the Snows Cemetery in Marys Home, Miller County, Missouri.
        25 vi. Catherine Mertens was born on 17 January 1866.
        +26 vii. Wilhelm (William) H. Mertens, born February 1868, Linn, Osage County, Missouri; married Mary C. Luetters, 7 March 1916, Osage County, Missouri; died 13 November 1932, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
        27 viii. Herman Henry Mertens was born on 27 February 1870 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. He died in 1887 at the age of 17.
        28 ix. Gerhard Mertens was born on 17 February 1872 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.
        29 x. Christine B. Mertens was born on 15 February 1873 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 1 January 1919 at the age of 45 in Osage County, Missouri. She was buried on 2 January 1919.
        +30 xi. Anna Maria Elizabeth Mertens, born 9 April 1876, Linn, Osage County, Missouri; married Francis Henry Reinkemeyer, 7 February 1899, Linn, Osage County, Missouri; died 13 January 1970, Linn, Osage County, Missouri.
        +31 xii. Mary Elizabeth Mertens, born 2 July 1878, Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri; married William Hubert Nilges; died 1965, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
 
 
Stephen (Steve) Joseph Mertens and Catharina Bockwinkel were married on 31 August 1880 in Rich Fountain, Osage County, Missouri. Catharina Bockwinkel was born about 1830. She died before 1900 at the age of 70.
 
 
 
 
6.  Peter Lorenz Mertens (Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 16 March 1830 in Prussia (now Deutschland). He was confirmed on 14 October 1838 in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Westphalia, Missouri. He died on 25 November 1902 at the age of 72 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. Peter was buried in Our Lady of Help Catholic Cemetery in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri.
 
Peter Lorenz Mertens and Anna Gertrude Scherr were married on 10 January 1854 in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Westphalia, Missouri. Marriage ceremon performed b Father O. G. Boschots. Anna Gertrude Scherr, daughter of Jacob Scherr and Maria Gertrude Munchrath, was born in April 1834 in Deutschland (Germany). She died on 26 March 1910 at the age of 75 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. She was buried in Our Lady of Help Catholic Cemetery in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri.
 
Peter Lorenz Mertens and Anna Gertrude Scherr had the following children:
 
        +32 i. Maria Josephine Mertens, born 19 October 1854, Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri; married Herman Haslag, 7 May 1878, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri; died 21 February 1938, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
        +33 ii. Johann (John) Francis Hubert Mertens, born 5 September 1856, Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri; married Agnes Meesen, 20 August 1879, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri; married Anna Mary Ebert, 21 January 1896, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri; died 5 December 1933, Osage County, Missouri.
        +34 iii. Johanna F. Mertens, born 25 August 1858, Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri; married Martin H. Haslag, 20 August 1879, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri; died 23 December 1937, Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri.
        35 iv. John (Joseph) Henry Mertens was born on 29 December 1859 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 21 May 1862 at the age of 2 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
        36 v. Herman Hubert Mertens was born on 25 March 1862 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 15 October 1866 at the age of 4 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
        37 vi. Peter Carl H. Mertens was born on 19 November 1863 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 29 September 1865 at the age of 1 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. He was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
        +38 vii. Wilhelm (William) Carl H. Mertens, born 17 February 1865, Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri; married Maria Christine (Christina M. ) Jaegers; died 5 February 1942, St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
        39 viii. Jacob Phillip Mertens was born on 16 August 1866 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
        +40 ix. Heinrich John Mertens, born 31 January 1868, Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri; married Anna Dorothy Meuser, 3 May 1892, Osage County, Missouri; died 17 November 1949, Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri.
        41 x. Peter Jacob Mertens was born on 1 November 1869 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 21 October 1872 at the age of 2 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
        +42 xi. Adolph Peter Mertens, born 16 March 1871, Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri; married Barbara Ann Koenigsfeld, 30 April 1895, Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri; died 6 April 1963.
 
 
 
7.  John Mertens (Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 2 December 1837. He died on 14 July 1909 at the age of 71 in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri.
 
John Mertens and Maria Christina Scheulen were married on 15 February 1859. Maria Christina Scheulen, daughter of Peter Wilhelm Scheulen and Maria Catherina Lock, was born on 4 September 1840 in Boesinghoven, (now Meerbusch), NR-W, Deutschland. She died on 10 June 1904 at the age of 63 in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri.
 
John Mertens and Maria Christina Scheulen had the following children:
 
        +43 i. Maria Magdalena Catherina Mertens, born 6 May 1860, Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri; married Martin Dauer; died 24 March 1932, St. Louis, Missouri.
        44 ii. William Joseph Mertens was born on 30 October 1861 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 30 October 1861 at the age of 0 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.
        +45 iii. Anna Marie Christine Mertens, born 6 December 1863, Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri; married Francis Twehaus, 1890, St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri.
        +46 iv. Anna Gertrude Mertens, born 28 January 1866, Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri; married John Joseph Heislen; died 11 May 1915, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
        +47 v. Theodore Mertens, born 19 September 1867, Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri; married Mary Ludwina Huhman, 1899; died 19 March 1933, Osage Bend, Cole County. Missouri.
        +48 vi. Maria Margaret Mertens, born 30 October 1869, Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri; married Henry J. Cassmeyer, 30 October 1891; died 19 January 1953, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
        49 vii. John Mertens was born about 1870 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.
        +50 viii. Theresa Mertens, born 12 February 1872, Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri; married James H. Morrow, 22 September 1897; died 1960, St. Louis, Missouri.
        51 ix. Anna Elizabeth Mertens was born on 8 April 1874 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 1 November 1874 at the age of 0 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.
        +52 x. Peter Paul Otto Mertens, born 5 March 1876, Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri; married Mary Bock; married Mary Ludwina Huhman; married Johanna K. Korsmeyer; died 23 May 1962, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.
        53 xi. Catherine Hubertina Mertens was born in 1879.
        +54 xii. Anna Maria Gertrude Mertens, born 15 July 1881, St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri; married Ben Krummen.
 
 
Fifth Generation
 
 
17.  Anton Poepping (Anna Christine Mertens-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 28 March 1864 in Minnesota.
 
Anton Poepping and Margaret Henuer were married in 1888. Margaret Henuer was born in September 1862 in Minnesota.
 
 
 
 
19.  Susanna Poepping (Anna Christine Mertens-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 11 December 1868 in Minnesota. She died on 26 April 1959 at the age of 90 in Lake Henry Township, Stearns County, Minnesota.
 
Susanna Poepping and Mathias Hess were married on 11 February 1890 in Lake Henry Township, Stearns County, Minnesota. Mathias Hess, son of Johann Hess and Maria Burg, was born on 21 December 1868 in Minnesota. He died on 27 October 1906 at the age of 37 in Lake Henry Township, Stearns County, Minnesota.
 
Mathias Hess and Susanna Poepping had the following children:
 
        +55 i. Christine Joanne Hess, born 5 January 1891, Lake Henry Township, Stearns County, Minnesota; married John H. White; died 14 October 1981, Forsyth, Rosebud County, Montana.
        56 ii. Banney Hess was born about 1893 in Minnesota.
        57 iii. Ed Hess was born about 1895 in Minnesota.
        58 iv. John Hess was born about 1897 in Minnesota.
        59 v. Leo Hess was born about 1899 in Minnesota.
 
 
 
20.  Joseph Wilhelm Mertens (Stephen (Steve) Joseph-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 7 November 1856 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. He died in 1907 at the age of 51 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.
 
Joseph Wilhelm Mertens and Margaret Christine Mertz were married on 19 February 1884 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. Margaret Christine Mertz, daughter of Johann Mertz and Mary Gertrude Schnitzler, was born on 15 September 1861. She died in March 1900 at the age of 38 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.
 
Joseph Wilhelm Mertens and Margaret Christine Mertz had the following children:
 
        +60 i. Stephen Mertens, born 10 September 1885, Linn, Osage County, Missouri; married Agnes Bornhoft; died 4 August 1971, Colorado.
        61 ii. Steve Mertens was born on 10 September 1885 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 4 August 1971 at the age of 85 in Sterling, Logan County, Colorado.
        62 iii. Henry J. Mertens was born on 17 August 1887 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 18 January 1958 at the age of 70 in Denver, Denver County, Colorado.
        63 iv. Herman J. Mertens died in 1887 at the age of 0 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. He was born on 17 August 1887 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.
        +64 v. Lawrence J. Mertens, born 24 June 1889, Linn, Osage County, Missouri; married Caroline Gertrude Niekamp; died 22 September 1961, Linn, Osage County, Missouri.
        65 vi. Peter H. Mertens was born on 2 August 1891 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. He died in 1895 at the age of 4 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.
        66 vii. William G. Mertens was born on 28 August 1894 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 29 June 1972 at the age of 77 in Wayne, Wayne County, Nebraska.
        67 viii. John Henry Mertens was born on 5 February 1897 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 8 December 1981 at the age of 84 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. He was buried in St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.
        +68 ix. Mary Christine Mertens, born 5 January 1899, Linn, Osage County, Missouri; married Gustave Kremer, 28 April 1920, Linn, Osage County, Missouri; died 18 March 1991, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
 
 
 
22.  Lorenz (Lawrence) Mertens (Stephen (Steve) Joseph-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 1 December 1859 in Linn Township, Osage County, Missouri. He was christened on 15 January 1860 in Rich Fountain, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 7 October 1936 at the age of 76 in St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. Lorenz was buried on 10 October 1936 in St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. He was a farmer.
 
Lorenz (Lawrence) Mertens and Elizabeth (Lizzie) T. Reinkemeyer were married on 15 January 1889 in Osage County, Missouri. Elizabeth (Lizzie) T. Reinkemeyer was born on 4 October 1867 in Rich Fountain, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 27 November 1921 at the age of 54 in Crawford Township, Osage County, Missouri. She was buried in St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.
 
Lorenz (Lawrence) Mertens and Elizabeth (Lizzie) T. Reinkemeyer had the following children:
 
        69 i. Mary Mertens was born in September 1891 in Linn Township, Osage County, Missouri.
        70 ii. Joseph Mertens was born in July 1893 in Linn Township, Osage County, Missouri.
        +71 iii. Stephen Joseph Mertens, born 24 March 1894, Linn Township, Osage County, Missouri; married Elizabeth Hoelier, 9 February 1915, Koeltztown, Osage County, Missouri; died November 1977, Linn Township, Osage County, Missouri.
        72 iv. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Mertens was born in December 1899 in Linn Township, Osage County, Missouri.
        73 v. Berdina (Deina) Mertens was born in 1905.
        74 vi. Anne Mertens was born about 1909.
 
 
 
23.  Henry Mertens (Stephen (Steve) Joseph-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 6 April 1862 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. He died angina pectoris on 4 July 1937 at the age of 75 in Osage County, Missouri. He was buried on 7 July 1937 in St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.
 
Henry Mertens and Catharine Marie Mengwasser were married on 6 February 1893 in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri. Catharine Marie Mengwasser was born on 10 December 1869 in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 23 July 1943 at the age of 73. She was buried in St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.
 
Henry Mertens and Catharine Marie Mengwasser had the following children:
 
        75 i. Michael H. Mertens was born on 29 December 1895 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 29 April 1992 at the age of 96 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. He was buried in St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. 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 ii. Ida Angela Mertens, born 12 April 1901, Linn, Osage County, Missouri; married John Conrad Rehagen, 9 November 1920, Linn, Osage County, Missouri; died 26 December 1999, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
        77 iii. Herman Hubert Mertens was born on 2 July 1905 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. He died influenza on 15 February 1919 at the age of 13 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. He was buried on 16 February 1919 in St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.
 
 
 
26.  Wilhelm (William) H. Mertens (Stephen (Steve) Joseph-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in February 1868 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. He died shock from burns on 13 November 1932 at the age of 64 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. He was buried on 16 November 1932. Wilhelm was a farmer.
 
Wilhelm (William) H. Mertens and Mary C. Luetters were married on 7 March 1916 in Osage County, Missouri. Mary C. Luetters, daughter of Peter Joseph Luetters and Gertrude K. H. Gritekoben, was born on 3 October 1871 in Rheinland. She died cerebral hemorrhage on 17 April 1950 at the age of 78 in St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. She was buried on 20 April 1950 in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri.
 
 
 
 
30.  Anna Maria Elizabeth Mertens (Stephen (Steve) Joseph-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 9 April 1876 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 13 January 1970 at the age of 93 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.
 
Anna Maria Elizabeth Mertens and Francis Henry Reinkemeyer were married on 7 February 1899 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. Francis Henry Reinkemeyer, son of Stephen Reinkemeyer and Sybilla Brandt, was born on 1 March 1875 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 17 December 1961 at the age of 86 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.
 
Francis Henry Reinkemeyer and Anna Maria Elizabeth Mertens had the following children:
 
        +78 i. Stephen H. Reinkemeyer, born 26 April 1899, Linn, Osage County, Missouri; married Margaret Schaefer, 23 November 1926, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri; died 2 September 1977, Linn, Osage County, Missouri.
        79 ii. Sybilla Catherine Reinkemeyer was born on 28 November 1901 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 30 January 1989 at the age of 87 in St. Louis, Missouri.
        80 iii. Mary Magdeline Reinkemeyer was born on 11 December 1903 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 28 January 1998 at the age of 94 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.
        81 iv. Ida C. M. Reinkemeyer was born on 6 January 1906 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 21 December 1944 at the age of 38 in St. Ann, St. Louis County, Missouri.
        82 v. Clara Elizabeth Reinkemeyer was born on 27 November 1908 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.
        +83 vi. Lawrence Hubert Reinkemeyer, born 21 December 1910, Linn, Osage County, Missouri; married Esther W. Rustemeyer, 12 October 1946, St. George Catholic Church in Linn, Osage County, Missouri; died 21 May 1964, Linn, Osage County, Missouri.
        84 vii. George Sylvester Reinkemeyer was born on 20 May 1913 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 11 September 1914 at the age of 1 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.
        +85 viii. Paul Peter Hubert Joseph Reinkemeyer, born 9 March 1915, Linn, Osage County, Missouri; married Imogene Mace; died 13 February 2010, Burns, Harney County, Oregon.
        86 ix. Leora Wilhelmina Reinkemeyer was born on 11 July 1918 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.
 
 
 
31.  Mary Elizabeth Mertens (Stephen (Steve) Joseph-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 2 July 1878 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri. She died in 1965 at the age of 87 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. She was buried in St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.
 
Mary Elizabeth Mertens and William Hubert Nilges were married. William Hubert Nilges was born on 17 January 1876 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 18 September 1944 at the age of 68 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. He was buried in St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. Parents:
Wm Baltz & Elizabeth (Schmitz) Nilges
 
 
 
 
32.  Maria Josephine Mertens (Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 19 October 1854 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 21 February 1938 at the age of 83 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. She was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
 
Maria Josephine Mertens and Herman Haslag were married on 7 May 1878 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. Herman Haslag, son of Michael Heinrich Haslag and Maria Louise Backes, was born on 26 July 1853 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 11 September 1936 at the age of 83 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. He was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
 
Herman Haslag and Maria Josephine Mertens had the following children:
 
        87 i. Anna Henrietta Haslag was born on 15 March 1879 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 2 October 1899 at the age of 20 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
        +88 ii. Henry Haslag, born 10 March 1881, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri; married Theresia Stieferman; died 1 September 1924, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
        89 iii. John Hubert Haslag was born on 16 February 1883 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 3 January 1884 at the age of 0 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
        90 iv. Maria Agnes Haslag was born on 13 November 1884 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 10 December 1954 at the age of 70 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
        +91 v. Martin Haslag, born 31 March 1887, Osage County, Missouri; married Theresa M. Backes, 14 February 1911; died 20 February 1967, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
        +92 vi. Charles William Haslag, born 27 September 1889, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri; married Mary Backes; died 29 May 1967, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
        +93 vii. August Haslag, born 6 December 1891, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri; married Mary Gertrude Stiefermann; died 11 February 1974, Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri.
        94 viii. Elizabeth Ann Haslag was born on 25 April 1894 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 7 August 1946 at the age of 52 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
        +95 ix. Edward John Haslag, born 17 September 1897, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri; married Anna Elizabeth Wimmer, 9 July 1930; died 2 April 1983.
        +96 x. Conrad Haslag, born 18 April 1900, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri; married Gertrude Margaret Orscheln; died 29 May 1980, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
 
 
 
33.  Johann (John) Francis Hubert Mertens (Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 5 September 1856 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. He died from mitral problem on 5 December 1933 at the age of 77 in Osage County, Missouri. He was buried on 6 December 1933 in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. Johann was a farmer.
 
Johann (John) Francis Hubert Mertens and Agnes Meesen were married on 20 August 1879 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. Agnes Meesen, daughter of Stanislaus Wilhelm Meesen and Anna Maria Theresa Tillman, was born on 10 September 1862. She died on 9 July 1895 at the age of 32 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. She was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
 
Johann (John) Francis Hubert Mertens and Agnes Meesen had the following children:
 
        +97 i. Lorenz John Mertens, born 19 November 1880, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri; married Anna Theodora Giesing, 21 April 1903, Chamois, Osage County, Missouri by Arsenius Fahle, Catholic Priest; died 17 May 1920, Chamois, Missouri.
        +98 ii. Francis (Frank) Bernard Mertens, born 27 January 1882, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri; married Catharine Theresia Gerard; died 10 August 1931, Mississippi County, Arkansas.
        99 iii. Mary Mertens was born on 19 April 1884 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 19 September 1898 at the age of 14 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. She was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
        +100 iv. Peter Hubert Mertens, born 1 January 1886, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri; married Emma Minnie Giesing, 20 October 1908, Chamois, Missouri; died 29 May 1963, Chamois, Missouri.
        101 v. William Mertens was born on 17 September 1887 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 27 June 1888 at the age of 0 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. He was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
        102 vi. Johanna Josephine Mertens was born on 10 January 1889 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 1 October 1889 at the age of 0 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. She was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
        103 vii. Anna Theresa Mertens was born on 27 March 1890 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 14 July 1891 at the age of 1 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. She was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
        +104 viii. Martha Christina Mertens, born 22 October 1891, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri; married George P. Jaeger, 18 May 1933, Most Pure Heart of Mary Church in Chamois, Missouri; died 28 March 1960.
        105 ix. Lucy Johanna Mertens was born on 20 January 1893 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 21 January 1893 at the age of 0 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
        106 x. Barbara Mertens was born on 9 July 1895 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 10 July 1895 at the age of 0 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. She was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
 
 
Johann (John) Francis Hubert Mertens and Anna Mary Ebert were married on 21 January 1896 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. Anna Mary Ebert, daughter of Johann Ebert and Margaret Jansen, was born on 29 July 1871 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. She died from hypo static pneumonia on 6 June 1951 at the age of 79 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. She was buried on 8 June 1951 in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
 
Johann (John) Francis Hubert Mertens and Anna Mary Ebert had the following children:
 
        107 i. Helen Margaret Mertens was born on 16 October 1896 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 11 August 1897 at the age of 0 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. She was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
        108 ii. Rosalia Regina Mertens was born on 15 October 1897 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 27 August 1996 at the age of 98.
        109 iii. Theodora Christine Mertens was born on 15 February 1899 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 1 July 1996 at the age of 97 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
        110 iv. Sybilla Barbara Mertens was born on 30 May 1900 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 9 January 1971 at the age of 70 in Callaway County, Missouri. She was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. 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 v. Leo John Mertens was born on 6 April 1904 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 30 March 1979 at the age of 74 in Osage County, Missouri. He was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
        +112 vi. Herman August Mertens, born 5 August 1906, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri; married Nelda M. Segasture; died 7 August 1971.
        113 vii. John Mertens was born on 9 October 1907 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 9 October 1907 at the age of 0 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. He was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
        +114 viii. Edwin Martin Mertens, born 17 November 1908, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri; married Evelyn C. ; died 22 July 1985.
        115 ix. Richard Bernard Mertens was born on 4 September 1910 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 8 August 1911 at the age of 0 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
        116 x. Viola Francisca Mertens was born on 6 August 1917 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. She died in 1995 at the age of 78 in Benton County, Arkansas.
        117 xi. Agnes Helen Mertens was born about 1923 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
 
 
 
34.  Johanna F. Mertens (Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 25 August 1858 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 23 December 1937 at the age of 79 in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri.
 
Johanna F. Mertens and Martin H. Haslag were married on 20 August 1879 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. Martin H. Haslag, son of Michael Heinrich Haslag and Maria Louise Backes, was born on 25 March 1857 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 2 June 1939 at the age of 82 in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri.
 
Martin H. Haslag and Johanna F. Mertens had the following children:
 
        118 i. Louise H. Haslag was born on 18 September 1880. She died on 22 June 1970 at the age of 89.
        119 ii. Anna Haslag was born on 1 July 1882. She died on 19 February 1958 at the age of 75 in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri.
        +120 iii. Maria Petronella Haslag, born 2 November 1884, Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri; married John (Gus) Kremer, 9 September 1903, Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri; died 20 July 1973, Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri.
        +121 iv. Henry Martin Haslag, born 5 November 1886, Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri; married Elizabeth Marie Jaegers, 4 May 1909, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri; died 10 December 1972, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
        122 v. Martina D. Haslag was born on 28 March 1901 in Osage County, Missouri. She died in October 1985 at the age of 84 in St. Elizabeth, Miller County, Missouri.
        123 vi. Bertha Haslag was born about 1904.
        124 vii. Ida Regina Haslag was born about 1909.
        +125 viii. Lawrence A. Haslag, born 17 May 1916, Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri; married Elizabeth H. Meyer, 18 May 1946; died 9 September 1993, Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri.
 
 
 
38.  Wilhelm (William) Carl H. Mertens (Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 17 February 1865 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. He died pneumonia on 5 February 1942 at the age of 76 in St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. He was buried in Our Lady of Help Catholic Cemetery in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri. Wilhelm was a farmer.
 
Wilhelm (William) Carl H. Mertens and Maria Christine (Christina M. ) Jaegers were married. Maria Christine (Christina M. ) Jaegers, daughter of Franz (Francis) Peter Jaegers and Maria Theresa Elizabeth Ehern, was born on 23 May 1871 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 3 March 1946 at the age of 74 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. She was buried on 5 March 1946.
 
Wilhelm (William) Carl H. Mertens and Maria Christine (Christina M. ) Jaegers had the following children:
 
        +126 i. Theresa Laura Mertens, born 18 January 1889, Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri; married Leo Lock, 1910, Osage County, Missouri; died 13 July 1966, St. Francis Hospital in Washington, Franklin County, Missouri.
        +127 ii. Emilie Mertens, born 7 February 1893, area near Bonnots Mills, Missouri; married Anton Bruce Stiesmeyer, February 1911, Our Lady of Help Catholic Church in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri; died 28 May 1974, Woodcrest Nursing Home in Linn, Missouri.
        +128 iii. Walter John Mertens, born 12 February 1898, Osage County, Missouri; married Lillian Mary Louise Brandt, 2 June 1941, Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri; died 30 October 1978, Linn, Osage County, Missouri.
 
 
 
40.  Heinrich John Mertens (Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 31 January 1868 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 17 November 1949 at the age of 81 in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri. He was buried in Assumption (St. Mary's) Cemetery in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri. 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 John Mertens and Anna Dorothy Meuser were married on 3 May 1892 in Osage County, Missouri. Anna Dorothy Meuser, daughter of William Meuser and Sophie Lock, was born on 17 January 1873 in Osage County, Missouri. She died on 6 May 1949 at the age of 76 in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri. She was buried in Assumption (St. Mary's) Cemetery in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri.
 
Heinrich John Mertens and Anna Dorothy Meuser had the following children:
 
        +129 i. Edward Hubert Mertens, born 17 March 1893, Cole Camp, Benton County, Missouri; married Gasena Katherine Boss, 29 June 1915, Assumption (St. Mary's) Church in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri; died 20 July 1963, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
        130 ii. Ferdinand William Mertens was born on 31 May 1895 in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri. He was christened on 6 June 1895 in Assumption (St. Mary's) Church in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri. He died on 11 February 1905 at the age of 9 in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri. Ferdinand was buried on 14 February 1905 in Most Pure Heart of Mary Cemetery in Chamois, Missouri. His godparents were William Menser and Anna Mertens.
        +131 iii. Herbert Charles (Carl) Mertens, born 29 April 1897, Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri; married Edna Emma Starke, 2 May 1923, Assumption (St. Mary's) Church in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri; died 9 August 1974, St. Louis, Missouri.
 
 
 
42.  Adolph Peter Mertens (Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 16 March 1871 in Linn Township, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 6 April 1963 at the age of 92. He was buried in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery in St. Charles, Missouri. 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 Peter Mertens and Barbara Ann Koenigsfeld were married on 30 April 1895 in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri. Barbara Ann Koenigsfeld, daughter of Alexander Koenigsfeld and Maria Christine Lock, was born on 16 December 1873 in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 14 February 1973 at the age of 99 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. She was buried in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery in St. Charles, Missouri. 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.
 
Adolph Peter Mertens and Barbara Ann Koenigsfeld had the following children:
 
        +132 i. Paul H. Mertens, born 17 September 1897, Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri; married Magdalene Muentzel; died January 1974, St. Louis, Missouri.
        133 ii. Frederich Alexander Mertens was born on 12 April 1904 in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 21 January 1995 at the age of 90 in St. Charles, St. Charles County, Missouri.
        +134 iii. Rudolph Henry Mertens, born 4 March 1909, Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri; married Irene Marie Eynard, 1937; died 7 January 1982, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
        135 iv. Delphina Gertrude Mertens was born on 11 September 1911 in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 24 January 2001 at the age of 89 in Chesterfield, St. Louis County, Missouri. She was buried in St. Louis of France Catholic Church Cemetery in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri. 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 v. Zita J. Mertens was born on 25 January 1914 in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 7 July 1984 at the age of 70 in St. Charles, St. Charles County, Missouri. She was buried in St. Louis of France Catholic Church Cemetery in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri. 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 vi. Clotilda Maria Mertens was born on 2 October 1916 in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 18 November 1925 at the age of 9 in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri. She was buried in St. Louis of France Catholic Church Cemetery in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri.
 
 
 
43.  Maria Magdalena Catherina Mertens (John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 6 May 1860 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 24 March 1932 at the age of 71 in St. Louis, Missouri. She was buried on 26 March 1932 in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri.
 
Maria Magdalena Catherina Mertens and Martin Dauer were married. Martin Dauer was born on 5 December 1858 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.
 
 
 
 
45.  Anna Marie Christine Mertens (John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 6 December 1863 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.
 
Anna Marie Christine Mertens and Francis Twehaus were married in 1890 in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri. Francis Twehaus was born about 1862.
 
 
 
 
46.  Anna Gertrude Mertens (John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 28 January 1866 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 11 May 1915 at the age of 49 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. She was buried in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
 
Anna Gertrude Mertens and John Joseph Heislen were married. John Joseph Heislen, son of Paul Heislen and Elizabeth Southolder, was born on 12 May 1862 in Taos, Cole County, Missouri. He died on 30 August 1926 at the age of 64 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was buried on 1 September 1926 in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.
 
John Joseph Heislen and Anna Gertrude Mertens had the following children:
 
        +138 i. John Paul Heislen, born 21 August 1890, Cole County, Missouri; married Margarita Cornelia (Rita) Russell, 26 November 1919, St. Peter's Catholic Church in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri; died 29 December 1964.
        +139 ii. William J. Heislen, born 16 February 1892; married Nanah .
 
 
 
47.  Theodore Mertens (John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 19 September 1867 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 19 March 1933 at the age of 65 in Osage Bend, Cole County. Missouri. He was buried in St. Margaret Cemetery in Cole County, Missouri.
 
Theodore Mertens and Mary Ludwina Huhman were married in 1899. Mary Ludwina Huhman was born on 6 December 1877 in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri. She died on 2 November 1944 at the age of 66 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri. She was buried in St. Margaret Cemetery in Cole County, Missouri.
 
Theodore Mertens and Mary Ludwina Huhman had the following children:
 
        140 i. Agnes M. Mertens was born on 10 December 1900 in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri. She died on 14 May 1902 at the age of 1 in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri.
        +141 ii. Carl Joseph Mertens, born 26 March 1903, St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri; married Esther Isabelle Kolb, 29 December 1926, Osage Bend, Cole County. Missouri; died 7 May 1970, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.
        +142 iii. Rose Benedicta Mertens, born 23 March 1905, St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri; married Elmer Matthew Stockman; died 25 September 1988, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
        +143 iv. Anna Frances Mertens, born 22 July 1907, St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri; married Clarence Albert Veit Sr., 1 February 1927, Osage Bend, Cole County. Missouri; died 28 February 1989, Columbia, Boone County, Missouri.
        +144 v. Emil Henry Mertens, born 29 September 1909, St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri; married Catherine Siebeneck; died 3 December 1985, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
        145 vi. Felix Mertens was born on 26 October 1911 in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri. He died on 1 June 1930 at the age of 18 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. He was buried in St. Margaret Cemetery in Cole County, Missouri.
        +146 vii. Everett August Mertens, born 17 July 1914, St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri; married Gladys Elizabeth Guyer, 20 November 1940, St. Peter's Catholic Church in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri; died 25 October 1972.
        +147 viii. Clement Theodore Mertens, born 20 December 1917, St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri; married Ida Mae Stockman, 9 November 1946, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri; died 9 June 2011, Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.
        +148 ix. Louise Farel Mertens, born 8 October 1919, Vienna, Maries County, Missouri; married Edward Imhoff; died 23 February 1990, Salisbury, Chariton County, Missouri.
 
 
 
48.  Maria Margaret Mertens (John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 30 October 1869 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 19 January 1953 at the age of 83 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. She was buried on 21 January 1953 in St. Margaret Cemetery in Cole County, Missouri.
 
Maria Margaret Mertens and Henry J. Cassmeyer were married on 30 October 1891. Henry J. Cassmeyer was born in 1864. He died in February 1939 at the age of 75 in Cole County, Missouri. He was buried in St. Margaret Cemetery in Cole County, Missouri.
 
Henry J. Cassmeyer and Maria Margaret Mertens had the following children:
 
        +149 i. John Henry Cassmeyer, born 28 September 1896, Osage Bend, Cole County. Missouri; married Paula M. ; died 7 April 1976, Honey Creek, Cole County, Missouri.
        150 ii. Regina J. Cassmeyer was born on 28 April 1901 in Osage Bend, Cole County. Missouri. She died on 16 September 1984 at the age of 83 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
        151 iii. Antoinette Anna Cassmeyer was born about 1906. She died on 15 May 1979 at the age of 73.
        +152 iv. Victor Paul Cassmeyer Sr., born about 1909; died 22 March 1980.
        153 v. Female Infant Cassmeyer was born in 1911. She died in 1911 at the age of 0. She was buried in St. Margaret Cemetery in Cole County, Missouri.
 
 
 
50.  Theresa Mertens (John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 12 February 1872 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri. She died in 1960 at the age of 88 in St. Louis, Missouri. She was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri.
 
Theresa Mertens and James H. Morrow were married on 22 September 1897. James H. Morrow, son of Benjamin S. Morrow and Mary Ellen Scott, was born on 4 February 1875 in Cole County, Missouri. He died in January 1939 at the age of 63 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri.
 
James H. Morrow and Theresa Mertens had the following child:
 
        154 i. Angeline E. Morrow was born in 1898 in St. Louis, Missouri.
 
 
 
52.  Peter Paul Otto Mertens (John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 5 March 1876 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 23 May 1962 at the age of 86 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri. He was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri.
 
Peter Paul Otto Mertens and Mary Bock were married. Mary Bock was born on 7 February 1881 in Rich Fountain, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 27 January 1939 at the age of 57 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri. She was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri.
 
Peter Paul Otto Mertens and Mary Bock had the following children:
 
        +155 i. George Joseph Mertens, born 11 July 1903, Osage Bluff, Cole County, Missouri; married Agnes Martina Hentges; died 23 February 1982, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.
        156 ii. Lawrence Theodore Mertens was born in 1904. He died in 1904 at the age of 0.
        +157 iii. Clara Anna Mertens, born 18 November 1905, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri; married Lorence Schulte, 29 May 1935, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri; died 5 November 1991, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
        +158 iv. Louis John Mertens, born 23 June 1908, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri; married Leona Catherine Hentges, 17 November 1936, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri; died 21 July 1963, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
        +159 v. Frances Marie Mertens, born 12 November 1910, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri; married Henry Francis Veit; died 22 August 1965, Cole County, Missouri.
        +160 vi. Augusta Mertens, born 30 December 1912, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri; married Charles Joseph Frank, 6 April 1937, St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Wardsville, Missouri; died 18 May 1981, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
        +161 vii. Bernard Henry Mertens, born 27 July 1914, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri; married Ruth Mary Mueller, 14 February 1942, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri; died 16 April 2000, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
        +162 viii. Edward Theodore Mertens, born 16 July 1917, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri; married Dorothy Catherine Rackers; died 30 August 1988, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
        163 ix. Joseph Gerard Mertens was born on 23 September 1919 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri. He died on 18 April 1920 at the age of 0 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri. He was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri.
        164 x. Otto August Mertens was born on 18 October 1921 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri. He died on 10 August 1923 at the age of 1 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri. He was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri.
        +165 xi. Willliam Francis Mertens, born 27 June 1924; married Alice Rose Theiss; died 18 October 1991.
        +166 xii. Alice Marie Mertens, born 4 June 1927, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri; married Vernon Emil Rackers, 29 October 1946, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri; died 7 June 2003, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
 
 
Peter Paul Otto Mertens and Mary Ludwina Huhman were married. Mary Ludwina Huhman was born on 6 December 1877 in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri. She died on 2 November 1944 at the age of 66 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri. She was buried in St. Margaret Cemetery in Cole County, Missouri.
 
 
 
Peter Paul Otto Mertens and Johanna K. Korsmeyer were married. Johanna K. Korsmeyer was born in 1906. She died in 1997 at the age of 91.
 
Peter Paul Otto Mertens and Johanna K. Korsmeyer had the following child:
 
        +167 i. Pauline Johanna Mertens, born 1948; married George Larry Bretthorst.
 
 
 
54.  Anna Maria Gertrude Mertens (John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 15 July 1881 in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri. She was buried in St. Ann Cemetery in Folk, Missouri.
 
Anna Maria Gertrude Mertens and Ben Krummen were married. Ben Krummen was born about 1879. He was buried in St. Ann Cemetery in Folk, Missouri.
 
 
 
Sixth Generation
 
 
55.  Christine Joanne Hess (Susanna Poepping-5, Anna Christine Mertens-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 5 January 1891 in Lake Henry Township, Stearns County, Minnesota. She died on 14 October 1981 at the age of 90 in Forsyth, Rosebud County, Montana.
 
Christine Joanne Hess and John H. White were married. John H. White was born on 7 April 1891 in Silver Lake, McLeod County, Minnesota. He died on 19 October 1971 at the age of 80 in Forsyth, Rosebud County, Montana.
 
 
 
 
60.  Stephen Mertens (Joseph Wilhelm-5, Stephen (Steve) Joseph-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 10 September 1885 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 4 August 1971 at the age of 85 in Colorado. He was buried in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Sterling, Logan County, Colorado.
 
Stephen Mertens and Agnes Bornhoft were married. Agnes Bornhoft was born on 20 November 1887. She died on 14 September 1961 at the age of 73. She was buried in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Sterling, Logan County, Colorado.
 
Stephen Mertens and Agnes Bornhoft had the following child:
 
        +168 i. Wilfred John Mertens, born 4 May 1924; married Adele Foxhoven; died 8 April 2007.
 
 
 
64.  Lawrence J. Mertens (Joseph Wilhelm-5, Stephen (Steve) Joseph-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 24 June 1889 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 22 September 1961 at the age of 72 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. He was buried in St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.
 
Lawrence J. Mertens and Caroline Gertrude Niekamp were married. Caroline Gertrude Niekamp was born on 5 August 1898. She died on 22 February 1970 at the age of 71. She was buried in St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.
 
Lawrence J. Mertens and Caroline Gertrude Niekamp had the following children:
 
        169 i. Nelson Henry Mertens was born on 6 August 1923.
        170 ii. Marie Opal Mertens was born on 22 September 1927 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 16 December 2005 at the age of 78 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. She was buried in St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. 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 Wilhelm-5, Stephen (Steve) Joseph-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 5 January 1899 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 18 March 1991 at the age of 92 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
 
Mary Christine Mertens and Gustave Kremer were married on 28 April 1920 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. Gustave Kremer, son of Joseph Kraemer and Pauline Vermoilen, was born on 20 June 1897 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 2 February 1989 at the age of 91 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
 
Gustave Kremer and Mary Christine Mertens had the following children:
 
        +171 i. Clara Josephine Kremer, born 15 February 1923, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri; married Aloysius John Henry Backes, 16 June 1948, Immaculate Conception Church in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri; died 16 July 2014, Westphalia Hills.
        +172 ii. Generose Josephine Kremer, born 21 January 1925, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri; married Alvin Joseph Toebben, 30 November 1957, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri; died 21 February 1980, St. Martins, Cole County, Missouri.
        +173 iii. Agnes Marie Kremer, born 18 March 1929; married Edmond Joseph Muenks, 4 February 1967, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
        +174 iv. Theresa Kremer, born about 1931; married Hugo Haslag.
        +175 v. Mary Elizabeth Kremer, born 29 March 1936, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri; married Herman F. Massman, 4 April 1959, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri; died 7 October 1988, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.
        +176 vi. Aloys Kremer, married Mary Esther .
        +177 vii. Sylvester Kremer, married Evelyn .
        +178 viii. Pauline Kremer, married Hubert Bescheinen.
        179 ix. Margaret Kremer was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
71.  Stephen Joseph Mertens (Lorenz (Lawrence)-5, Stephen (Steve) Joseph-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 24 March 1894 in Linn Township, Osage County, Missouri. He died in November 1977 at the age of 83 in Linn Township, Osage County, Missouri.
 
Stephen Joseph Mertens and Elizabeth Hoelier were married on 9 February 1915 in Koeltztown, Osage County, Missouri. Elizabeth Hoelier was born on 18 March 1896 in Koeltztown, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 26 April 1975 at the age of 79 in Cut Bank, Glacier County, Montana. She was buried on 28 April 1975 in Cut Bank, Glacier County, Montana. Another name was Elizabeth Hoellerer.
 
Stephen Joseph Mertens and Elizabeth Hoelier had the following children:
 
        +180 i. Sylvia Marie Mertens, born 18 October 1915, Buchgron, Iowa; married Male Baker; married Dick ; married Donald Marshall; died 16 February 1996, Contra Costa County, California.
        +181 ii. Jerome William Mertens, born 10 February 1917, Earling, Shelby County, Iowa; married Goldie Thelma McManus, 3 August 1944, Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho; died 30 May 2001, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington.
        +182 iii. Violetta Kunegunda Mertens, born about 1919; married Max Jenkins.
        +183 iv. Dorothy Mae Mertens, born 1 August 1921, Defiance, Shelby County, Iowa; married Marvin Norman; married William Phillips; married Gene Burchard; died 28 November 2005, Port Angeles, Clallam County, Washington.
        +184 v. Imagene Pearl Mertens, born 23 November 1925, Harlen, Iowa; married William Yeates; married Myron Scheelke; married Michael Strienger; died about 2009.
        +185 vi. Richard John Mertens, born 26 February 1927, Harlen, Iowa; married Wilma ; married Nancy ; died 11 March 1999, Carthage, Panola County, Texas.
 
 
 
76.  Ida Angela Mertens (Henry-5, Stephen (Steve) Joseph-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 12 April 1901 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 26 December 1999 at the age of 98 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. She was buried in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Rich Fountain, Osage County, Missouri.
 
Ida Angela Mertens and John Conrad Rehagen were married on 9 November 1920 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. John Conrad Rehagen was born on 13 February 1880 in Osage County, Missouri. He died on 1 February 1965 at the age of 84 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. He was buried in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Rich Fountain, Osage County, Missouri.
 
John Conrad Rehagen and Ida Angela Mertens had the following children:
 
        186 i. Elias Henry Rehagen was born on 16 February 1926 in Rich Fountain, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 9 September 1996 at the age of 70 in Columbia, Boone County, Missouri. He was buried in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Rich Fountain, Osage County, Missouri. Elias was a corporal in the U.S. Army during World War II.
        187 ii. Michael Rehagen was born on 25 May 1930 in Rich Fountain, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 7 June 1930 at the age of 0 in Rich Fountain, Osage County, Missouri. He was buried in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Rich Fountain, Osage County, Missouri. Michael died when he was 14 days old of Ritter's disease.
 
 
 
78.  Stephen H. Reinkemeyer (Anna Maria Elizabeth Mertens-5, Stephen (Steve) Joseph-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 26 April 1899 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 2 September 1977 at the age of 78 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. He was buried in St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.
 
Stephen H. Reinkemeyer and Margaret Schaefer were married on 23 November 1926 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. Margaret Schaefer was born about 1903.
 
 
 
 
83.  Lawrence Hubert Reinkemeyer (Anna Maria Elizabeth Mertens-5, Stephen (Steve) Joseph-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 21 December 1910 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 21 May 1964 at the age of 53 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. He was buried in St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.
 
Lawrence Hubert Reinkemeyer and Esther W. Rustemeyer were married on 12 October 1946 in St. George Catholic Church in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. Esther W. Rustemeyer, daughter of Anton Rustemeyer and Mary Rehagen, was born on 10 March 1923 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 2 February 2012 at the age of 88 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. She was buried in St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. 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.
 
Lawrence Hubert Reinkemeyer and Esther W. Rustemeyer had the following children:
 
        188 i. Larry Reinkemeyer was born (date unknown).
        +189 ii. Gary Reinkemeyer, married Carla Sue .
        +190 iii. Dale Reinkemeyer, married Mary Kay .
        191 iv. Elaine Reinkemeyer was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
85.  Paul Peter Hubert Joseph Reinkemeyer (Anna Maria Elizabeth Mertens-5, Stephen (Steve) Joseph-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 9 March 1915 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 13 February 2010 at the age of 94 in Burns, Harney County, Oregon. He was buried in Burns Cemetery in Burns, Harney County, Oregon. 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 Peter Hubert Joseph Reinkemeyer and Imogene Mace were married. Imogene Mace was born on 7 July 1919 in Burns, Harney County, Oregon. She died on 27 June 2012 at the age of 92 in Redmond, Deschutes County, Oregon. She was buried in Burns Cemetery in Burns, Harney County, Oregon.
 
 
 
 
88.  Henry Haslag (Maria Josephine Mertens-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 10 March 1881 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 1 September 1924 at the age of 43 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. He was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. 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 Haslag and Theresia Stieferman were married. Theresia Stieferman was born about 1883.
 
Henry Haslag and Theresia Stieferman had the following children:
 
        +192 i. Aloysius August Haslag, born 2 January 1915, Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri; married Hildegarde Mary Schneider; died 24 July 2004, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
        +193 ii. Leonard Francis Haslag, born 5 July 1918, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri; married Alice Christine Kliethermes, 21 September 1943; died 10 August 1962, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
 
 
 
91.  Martin Haslag (Maria Josephine Mertens-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 31 March 1887 in Osage County, Missouri. He died on 20 February 1967 at the age of 79 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. He was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. 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 Haslag and Theresa M. Backes were married on 14 February 1911. Theresa M. Backes was born on 14 March 1891 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 21 July 1975 at the age of 84 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. She was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. 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.  Charles William Haslag (Maria Josephine Mertens-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 27 September 1889 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 29 May 1967 at the age of 77 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. He was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
 
Charles William Haslag and Mary Backes were married. Mary Backes was born on 17 February 1893. She died on 12 July 1967 at the age of 74. She was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
 
 
 
 
93.  August Haslag (Maria Josephine Mertens-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 6 December 1891 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 11 February 1974 at the age of 82 in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri. He was buried in Garden of Gethsemane Cemetery in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri.
 
August Haslag and Mary Gertrude Stiefermann were married. Mary Gertrude Stiefermann was born on 17 June 1894 in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 19 March 1991 at the age of 96 in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri. She was buried in Garden of Gethsemane Cemetery in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri.
 
 
 
 
95.  Edward John Haslag (Maria Josephine Mertens-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 17 September 1897 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 2 April 1983 at the age of 85. He was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
 
Edward John Haslag and Anna Elizabeth Wimmer were married on 9 July 1930. Anna Elizabeth Wimmer was born on 23 May 1903 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 14 November 1978 at the age of 75 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. She was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
 
 
 
 
96.  Conrad Haslag (Maria Josephine Mertens-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 18 April 1900 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 29 May 1980 at the age of 80 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. He was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
 
Conrad Haslag and Gertrude Margaret Orscheln were married. Gertrude Margaret Orscheln was born on 31 October 1902 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 9 March 1999 at the age of 96 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. She was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
 
 
 
 
97.  Lorenz John Mertens (Johann (John) Francis Hubert-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 19 November 1880 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 17 May 1920 at the age of 39 in Chamois, Missouri. He was buried on 21 May 1920 in Most Pure Heart of Mary Cemetery in Chamois, Missouri. 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 John Mertens and Anna Theodora Giesing were married on 21 April 1903 in Chamois, Osage County, Missouri by Arsenius Fahle, Catholic Priest. Anna Theodora Giesing, daughter of Gerard (Gerhard) Giesing and Rosa Anna Reymer, was born on 8 May 1881 in Chamois, Missouri. She died Stroke on 19 February 1951 at the age of 69 in Chamois, Missouri. She was buried in Most Pure Heart of Mary Cemetery in Chamois, Missouri. 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.
 
Lorenz John Mertens and Anna Theodora Giesing had the following children:
 
        +194 i. Josephine Rosa Mertens, born 15 April 1904, Osage County, Missouri; married Henry Edward Walker, 2 May 1923, Chamois, Osage County, Missouri by J. H. Winkelman, Catholic Priest; died 25 November 1929, St. John's Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.
        +195 ii. Gerard John (Gerald) Mertens, born 12 November 1906, Chamois, Missouri; married Mary E. Davis, 29 January 1929, Chamois, Missouri; died 2 August 1947, Augusta, St. Charles County, Missouri.
        196 iii. Leona Emma Mertens was born on 4 August 1909 in Chamois, Missouri. She died on 12 February 1990 at the age of 80 in Chamois, Missouri. She was buried in Most Pure Heart of Mary Cemetery in Chamois, Missouri.
 
 
 
98.  Francis (Frank) Bernard Mertens (Johann (John) Francis Hubert-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 27 January 1882 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 10 August 1931 at the age of 49 in Mississippi County, Arkansas. He was buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Blytheville, Mississippi County, Arkansas.
 
Francis (Frank) Bernard Mertens and Catharine Theresia Gerard were married. Catharine Theresia Gerard was born on 21 August 1884 in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri. She was christened on 31 August 1884 in Assumption (St. Mary's) Church in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri. She died on 17 January 1932 at the age of 47 in Blytheville, Mississippi County, Arkansas. Catharine was buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Blytheville, Mississippi County, Arkansas. 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
 
Francis (Frank) Bernard Mertens and Catharine Theresia Gerard had the following children:
 
        +197 i. John Peter Mertens, born 22 April 1906, Marston, New Madrid County, Missouri; married Annie R. Reichert, 6 May 1933; died 2 January 1991, Cedar Hill, Jefferson County, Missouri.
        198 ii. Frederick Peter Frank Mertens was born on 22 April 1907 in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri. He was christened on 26 April 1907 in Assumption (St. Mary's) Church in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri. He died before 1957 at the age of 50. His godparents were Peter Gerard and Anna Mertens.
        199 iii. Raymond Lawrence Mertens was born on 21 February 1909 in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri. He was christened on 23 February 1909 in Assumption (St. Mary's) Church in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri. He died on 28 February 1909 at the age of 0 in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri. Raymond was buried in Assumption (St. Mary's) Cemetery in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri. His godparents were Lawrence Mertens and Justina Maria Gerard.
        +200 iv. Alma Martha Mertens, born 14 March 1910, Chamois, Missouri; married James Harold Hamby Jr.; died 3 October 2007.
        201 v. Elias Peter Mertens was born on 21 June 1912 in Chamois, Missouri.
        +202 vi. Hilda Maria Katherine Mertens, born 21 June 1912, Chamois, Missouri; married Sterling Martin.
        +203 vii. Alvin Peter Mertens, born 21 June 1912, Chamois, Missouri; married Betty Duquoin, Metamora, Illinois; married Minnie Marie Pabst; died 1958.
 
 
 
100.  Peter Hubert Mertens (Johann (John) Francis Hubert-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 1 January 1886 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 29 May 1963 at the age of 77 in Chamois, Missouri. He was buried in Most Pure Heart of Mary Cemetery in Chamois, Missouri. 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 Hubert Mertens and Emma Minnie Giesing were married on 20 October 1908 in Chamois, Missouri. Emma Minnie Giesing, daughter of Gerard (Gerhard) Giesing and Rosa Anna Reymer, was born on 12 February 1886 in Chamois, Missouri. She was christened on 14 March 1886 in Assumption (St. Mary's) Church in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri. She died from stomach cancer on 4 December 1953 at the age of 67 in St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. Emma was buried in Most Pure Heart of Mary Cemetery in Chamois, Missouri. 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.
 
Peter Hubert Mertens and Emma Minnie Giesing had the following children:
 
        204 i. Dorothy Agnes Mertens was born on 21 June 1909 in Osage County, Missouri. She died on 3 September 1909 at the age of 0 in Osage County, Missouri. She was buried in Most Pure Heart of Mary Cemetery in Chamois, Missouri.
        +205 ii. Rosella Agnes Anna Mertens, born 7 May 1912, Osage County, Missouri; married Clarence Edward Harrison, 25 March 1934, Chamois, Missouri; died 29 May 1979, Chamois, Missouri.
        +206 iii. Oscar John Gerard Mertens, born 5 February 1915, Osage County, Missouri; married Marie Elizabeth Lecuru, 23 November 1935, Chamois, Missouri; died 6 July 1997, St. Louis County, Missouri.
        +207 iv. Virginia Anna Mertens, born 3 June 1919, Osage County, Missouri; married Wilbur Carl Barbarick, 9 April 1939, Chamois, Osage County, Missouri by G. J. Nolte, Catholic Priest; married Martin August Maschmann Jr.; died 31 August 1970, St. Louis, Missouri.
 
 
 
104.  Martha Christina Mertens (Johann (John) Francis Hubert-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 22 October 1891 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 28 March 1960 at the age of 68.
 
Martha Christina Mertens and George P. Jaeger were married on 18 May 1933 in Most Pure Heart of Mary Church in Chamois, Missouri. George P. Jaeger was born about 1890.
 
 
 
 
112.  Herman August Mertens (Johann (John) Francis Hubert-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 5 August 1906 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 7 August 1971 at the age of 65. He was buried in New St. Marcus Cemetery in Wilbur Park, St. Louis County, Missouri.
 
Herman August Mertens and Nelda M. Segasture were married. Nelda M. Segasture was born on 20 June 1907. She died on 17 February 1993 at the age of 85. She was buried on 20 February 1993 in New St. Marcus Cemetery in Wilbur Park, St. Louis County, Missouri.
 
 
 
 
114.  Edwin Martin Mertens (Johann (John) Francis Hubert-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 17 November 1908 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 22 July 1985 at the age of 76. He was buried in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery in Normandy, St. Louis County, Missouri.
 
Edwin Martin Mertens and Evelyn C. were married. Evelyn C. was born in 1916.
 
 
 
 
120.  Maria Petronella Haslag (Johanna F. Mertens-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 2 November 1884 in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 20 July 1973 at the age of 88 in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri. She was buried in Our Lady of Help Catholic Cemetery in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri. 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 Petronella Haslag and John (Gus) Kremer were married on 9 September 1903 in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri. John (Gus) Kremer was born on 8 December 1872 in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 12 December 1963 at the age of 91 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. He was buried in Our Lady of Help Catholic Cemetery in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri.
 
 
 
 
121.  Henry Martin Haslag (Johanna F. Mertens-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 5 November 1886 in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 10 December 1972 at the age of 86 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. He was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. 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 Martin Haslag and Elizabeth Marie Jaegers were married on 4 May 1909 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. Elizabeth Marie Jaegers was born on 6 April 1889 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. She died in 1958 at the age of 69 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. She was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
 
Henry Martin Haslag and Elizabeth Marie Jaegers had the following child:
 
        +208 i. Elmer Walter Haslag, born 24 December 1924, Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri; married Evelyn Julia Boss, 31 March 1951; died 16 January 1956, Linn, Osage County, Missouri.
 
 
 
125.  Lawrence A. Haslag (Johanna F. Mertens-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 17 May 1916 in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 9 September 1993 at the age of 77 in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri. He was buried in St. Louis of France Catholic Church Cemetery in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri. 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 A. Haslag and Elizabeth H. Meyer were married on 18 May 1946. Elizabeth H. Meyer was born on 24 November 1918 in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 27 October 2014 at the age of 95 in Columbia, Boone County, Missouri. She was buried in St. Louis of France Catholic Church Cemetery in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri. 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.
 
 
 
 
126.  Theresa Laura Mertens (Wilhelm (William) Carl H.-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 18 January 1889 in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 13 July 1966 at the age of 77 in St. Francis Hospital in Washington, Franklin County, Missouri. She was buried in Our Lady of Help Catholic Cemetery in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri. 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 Laura Mertens and Leo Lock were married in 1910 in Osage County, Missouri. Leo Lock was born on 2 June 1890 in Luystown, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 10 May 1972 at the age of 81 in Franklin County, Missouri. He was buried in Our Lady of Help Catholic Cemetery in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri.
 
 
 
 
127.  Emilie Mertens (Wilhelm (William) Carl H.-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 7 February 1893 in area near Bonnots Mills, Missouri. She died on 28 May 1974 at the age of 81 in Woodcrest Nursing Home in Linn, Missouri. She was buried in St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. 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 Mertens and Anton Bruce Stiesmeyer were married in February 1911 in Our Lady of Help Catholic Church in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri. Anton Bruce Stiesmeyer, son of Anton Wilhelm Stiesmeyer and Mary C. Benson, was born on 18 October 1884 in Luystown, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 26 September 1974 at the age of 89 in Charles E. Still Hospital. He was buried on 30 September 1974 in St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. 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.
 
Anton Bruce Stiesmeyer and Emilie Mertens had the following children:
 
        +209 i. Mary Belle Stiesmeyer, born 13 December 1911, Luystown, Osage County, Missouri; married John Koenigsfeld; died 14 March 1993, Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri.
        210 ii. Dr. Edward H. Stiesmeyer was born about 1916 in Luystown, Osage County, Missouri.
        +211 iii. Geneva Stiesmeyer, born about 1919; married James Chipps.
        212 iv. Walter C. Stiesmeyer was born on 13 July 1923 in Luystown, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 13 June 2010 at the age of 86 in Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado.
        213 v. Irvin J. Stiesmeyer was born on 16 June 1927 in Luystown, Osage County, Missouri. He died in December 1977 at the age of 50 in Arnold, Jefferson County, Missouri. He was buried in Hermann City Cemetery in Hermann, Missouri.
        +214 vi. William Frederick Stiesmeyer, born 20 August 1929, Osage County, Missouri; married Bonnie Jean Herndon, 26 July 1956, Hernando, DeSoto County, Mississippi; died 17 April 2012, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
 
 
 
128.  Walter John Mertens (Wilhelm (William) Carl H.-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 12 February 1898 in Osage County, Missouri. He died on 30 October 1978 at the age of 80 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri. He was buried in St. George Catholic Cemetery in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.
 
Walter John Mertens and Lillian Mary Louise Brandt were married on 2 June 1941 in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri. Lillian Mary Louise Brandt was born about 1900.
 
 
 
 
129.  Edward Hubert Mertens (Heinrich John-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 17 March 1893 in Cole Camp, Benton County, Missouri. He died on 20 July 1963 at the age of 70 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. He was buried on 23 July 1963 in Assumption (St. Mary's) Cemetery in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri. After College he succeeded his father as cashier of the Morrison Bank.
 
Edward Hubert Mertens and Gasena Katherine Boss were married on 29 June 1915 in Assumption (St. Mary's) Church in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri. Gasena Katherine Boss, daughter of Henry John Boss and Anna Marie Starke, was born on 9 May 1894 in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri. She was christened on 27 May 1894 in Assumption (St. Mary's) Church in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri. She died on 15 July 1970 at the age of 76 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. Gasena was buried on 18 July 1970 in Assumption (St. Mary's) Cemetery in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri. Her godparents were August Boss and Catharine Starke.
 
Edward Hubert Mertens and Gasena Katherine Boss had the following children:
 
        +215 i. Geneva Anna Antonia Mertens, born 13 June 1916, Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri; married Gerald S. Vogel, 19 May 1938, Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri; died 15 October 1986, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
        216 ii. Renilda Anna Maria Mertens was born on 27 May 1919 in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri. She was christened on 28 May 1919 in Assumption (St. Mary's) Church in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri. She died on 3 May 1969 at the age of 49 in Florissant, St. Louis County, Missouri. Renilda was buried on 6 May 1969 in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Florissant, St. Louis County, Missouri. Her godparents were Louis Boss and Anna Mertens.
        217 iii. Norbert Henry Charles Mertens was born on 8 May 1922 in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri. He was christened on 10 May 1922 in Assumption (St. Mary's) Church in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri. He died on 8 October 1972 at the age of 50 in Florissant, St. Louis County, Missouri. Norbert was buried in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Florissant, St. Louis County, Missouri.
        218 iv. Ruth Frances Mertens was born on 25 January 1925 in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri. She died on 14 September 1988 at the age of 63 in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.
        219 v. Eileen Edna Mertens was born on 26 November 1928 in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri. She was christened on 29 November 1928 in Assumption (St. Mary's) Church in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri. Her Godparents were Walter Frechmann and Edna Mertens.  Married Arthur Paulsmeyer Jr. 28 Jan 1951.
        220 vi. Bonita Stella Mertens was born on 20 June 1930 in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri.
 
 
 
131.  Herbert Charles (Carl) Mertens (Heinrich John-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 29 April 1897 in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri. He was christened on 2 May 1897 in Assumption (St. Mary's) Church in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri. He died on 9 August 1974 at the age of 77 in St. Louis, Missouri. Herbert was buried in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri. 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 Charles (Carl) Mertens and Edna Emma Starke were married on 2 May 1923 in Assumption (St. Mary's) Church in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri. Edna Emma Starke, daughter of John Herman (Henry) Starke and Mary Margaret Fehlings, was born on 2 January 1904 in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri. She died on 2 October 1981 at the age of 77. She was christened in Assumption (St. Mary's) Church in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri. Edna was buried in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri. 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
 
Herbert Charles (Carl) Mertens and Edna Emma Starke had the following children:
 
        +221 i. Ferdinand John Mertens, born about 1925; married LaVerne Hampe; died 24 July 2009.
        +222 ii. Raymond H. Mertens, born about 1928, Chamois, Missouri; married Mary Eva Wood; married Veronica Roach; died 13 August 2011.
        +223 iii. Glennon Mertens, married Lucy .
        +224 iv. Daniel H. Mertens, married Shirley .
 
 
 
132.  Paul H. Mertens (Adolph Peter-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 17 September 1897 in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri. He died in January 1974 at the age of 76 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was buried in St. Peter and St. Paul Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.
 
Paul H. Mertens and Magdalene Muentzel were married. Magdalene Muentzel was born on 27 June 1899. She died in May 1973 at the age of 73 in St. Louis, Missouri. She was buried in St. Peter and St. Paul Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.
 
 
 
 
134.  Rudolph Henry Mertens (Adolph Peter-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 4 March 1909 in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 7 January 1982 at the age of 72 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. He was buried in St. Louis of France Catholic Church Cemetery in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri. They purchased Eynard's Store from the Eynard family in 1937 and this store stayed in the Mertens family until 1997.
 
Rudolph Henry Mertens and Irene Marie Eynard were married in 1937. Irene Marie Eynard, daughter of August Eynard and Gertrude Kramer, was born on 10 November 1910 in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 12 February 2001 at the age of 90 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. She was buried in St. Louis of France Catholic Church Cemetery in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri. 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.
 
Rudolph Henry Mertens and Irene Marie Eynard had the following children:
 
        225 i. Sue Ann Mertens was born (date unknown).
        226 ii. Maurice Mertens was born (date unknown).
        227 iii. Patrick Mertens was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
138.  John Paul Heislen (Anna Gertrude Mertens-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 21 August 1890 in Cole County, Missouri. He died on 29 December 1964 at the age of 74. He was buried in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri. 1930 family living in St. Paul, Minnesota.
 
John Paul Heislen and Margarita Cornelia (Rita) Russell were married on 26 November 1919 in St. Peter's Catholic Church in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. Margarita Cornelia (Rita) Russell was born on 25 March 1897. She died on 1 June 1977 at the age of 80. She was buried in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.
 
John Paul Heislen and Margarita Cornelia (Rita) Russell had the following child:
 
        228 i. John Francis Heislen was born on 8 June 1924 in Shenandoah, Page County, Iowa. He died on 20 September 1989 at the age of 65 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was buried in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.
 
 
 
139.  William J. Heislen (Anna Gertrude Mertens-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 16 February 1892. 1930 family living in Racine, Wisconsin.
 
William J. Heislen and Nanah were married. Nanah was born in 1901.
 
William J. Heislen and Nanah  had the following children:
 
        229 i. William C. Heislen was born in 1917. He died on 13 January 1964 at the age of 47 in Wisconsin.
        230 ii. John P. Heislen was born on 15 April 1919. He died in December 1975 at the age of 56.
        231 iii. Dorothy Heislen was born in 1921.
 
 
 
141.  Carl Joseph Mertens (Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 26 March 1903 in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri. He died on 7 May 1970 at the age of 67 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri. He was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri.
 
Carl Joseph Mertens and Esther Isabelle Kolb were married on 29 December 1926 in Osage Bend, Cole County. Missouri. Esther Isabelle Kolb was born on 3 January 1910 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri. She died in 1997 at the age of 87 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri. She was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri. Daughter of Francis Kolb & Georgia M. Clark.
 
 
 
 
142.  Rose Benedicta Mertens (Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 23 March 1905 in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri. She died on 25 September 1988 at the age of 83 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
 
Rose Benedicta Mertens and Elmer Matthew Stockman were married. Elmer Matthew Stockman was born on 4 January 1898. He died in November 1967 at the age of 69 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
 
Elmer Matthew Stockman and Rose Benedicta Mertens had the following children:
 
        +232 i. Lydia Stockman, born about 1924; married Lee C. Cremer.
        233 ii. Leonard Stockman was born on 27 March 1926. He died in December 1982 at the age of 56 in Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri.
        +234 iii. Harold Stockman, married Mary Tull; married Dixie Watson; married Naomi Sue Hader.
        +235 iv. Elmer Matthew Stockman II, born about 1930; married Pat Brauner.
        236 v. Earl Stockman was born (date unknown).
        +237 vi. Paul Francis Stockman, born 6 November 1934, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri; married Betty Jane Carneal, 3 December 1957, Fort Carson, Colorado; died 19 February 2011, St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
        +238 vii. Rosemary Stockman, married Virgil Long.
        +239 viii. Agnes Ann Stockman, married Richard Coker; married Ron Shenck.
        +240 ix. Donna Stockman, married Fred Straub.
        +241 x. Carol Stockman, married Jon Bloebaum; married Dennis Jacknewitz.
 
 
 
143.  Anna Frances Mertens (Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 22 July 1907 in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri. She died on 28 February 1989 at the age of 81 in Columbia, Boone County, Missouri.
 
Anna Frances Mertens and Clarence Albert Veit Sr. were married on 1 February 1927 in Osage Bend, Cole County. Missouri. Clarence Albert Veit Sr., son of Albert Veit and Maria Anna Theresa Schnieders, was born on 19 November 1906 in Taos, Cole County, Missouri. He died on 6 May 1993 at the age of 86 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
 
Clarence Albert Veit and Anna Frances Mertens had the following children:
 
        +242 i. Clarence Albert Veit Jr., born 19 November 1927; married Dorothy Hedwig Hoelscher, 14 June 1952, Osage Bend, Cole County. Missouri; died 13 August 2015.
        +243 ii. Roderick Theodore Veit, born 11 October 1929, Taos, Cole County, Missouri; married Rose Elizabeth Wieberg, 1 June 1949, Vienna, Maries County, Missouri; died 25 August 2010, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
        +244 iii. Quentin Frank Veit, born 21 October 1931, Osage Bend, Cole County. Missouri; married Joyce Willett; died 12 June 2004, Florissant, St. Louis County, Missouri.
        +245 iv. Mary Ann Matilda Veit, born 24 April 1934, Osage Bend, Cole County. Missouri; married Tom Schmidt; died 8 February 2015.
        +246 v. Catherine Josephine Veit, born 7 March 1936, Osage Bend, Cole County. Missouri; married Lawrence Edward Mulhall, 31 December 1970, St. Charles, St. Charles County, Missouri; died 3 August 2011, Adams Street Place.
        +247 vi. Albert Veit, married Marlene .
        +248 vii. Stan Veit, married Charlotte .
 
 
 
144.  Emil Henry Mertens (Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 29 September 1909 in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri. He died on 3 December 1985 at the age of 76 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
 
Emil Henry Mertens and Catherine Siebeneck were married. Catherine Siebeneck was born on 16 January 1913 in Osage Bend, Cole County. Missouri. She died on 15 August 2000 at the age of 87 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
 
Emil Henry Mertens and Catherine Siebeneck had the following children:
 
        +249 i. Roger Theodore Mertens, born 3 April 1932, Osage Bend, Cole County. Missouri; married Catherine Rose Stockman, 4 October 1952, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri; died 2 April 2006, Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
        +250 ii. Donald Mertens, married Renilda .
        +251 iii. Mary Mertens, married Ray Jenkins.
        252 iv. Sharon Ann Mertens was born on 17 December 1943 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. She died from Spina Bifida on 25 March 1944 at the age of 0 in Bethesda General Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. She was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. Died in infancy
        253 v. Elizabeth Mertens was born (date unknown). Died in infancy.
 
 
 
146.  Everett August Mertens (Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 17 July 1914 in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri. He died on 25 October 1972 at the age of 58. He was buried in Annunciation Catholic Cemetery in California, Missouri.
 
Everett August Mertens and Gladys Elizabeth Guyer were married on 20 November 1940 in St. Peter's Catholic Church in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. Gladys Elizabeth Guyer was born on 3 July 1923 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. She died on 10 March 2018 at the age of 94. She was buried in Annunciation Catholic Cemetery in California, Missouri.    Gladys Elizabeth Mertens, 94, of California, Mo., passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Adams Street Place in Jefferson City, Mo. She was born on July 3, 1923 in Jefferson City, Mo., the daughter of Robert and Anna Marie (Toebben) Guyer, who preceded her in death. She attended Park School and St. Peter School.

She was married on November 20, 1940 at St. Peter's Church to Everett (Evy) August Mertens, who preceded her in death on October 25, 1972. She was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church and the Ladies Sodality. Gladys was a nurses aide at Convlacare in California, Mo. for 10 years. She was a very giving person and had an elderly aunt and two nephews she cared for. She babysat for neighbors, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed vacationing with her husband, in-laws and her children. Gladys was a resident of rural California since 1954.

She is survived by three sons: James Mertens and Everett Mertens, both of California, Mo., and Robert Mertens of Tipton, Mo.; four daughters, Patricia Porter and her husband Mitch, Jane Bishop and her husband Raymond Estel, both of California, Mo., Dorothy Braun and her husband Louis of Osage Bend, Mo., and Elizabeth (Betty) Elliott and her husband Eddie of Clarksburg, Mo.; 21 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren, and two step-great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with a visitation from 10-11:00 a.m. before Mass. Officiating will be the Father Toni Rinaldo. Burial will be at the Annunciation Catholic Cemetery in California, Mo. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Annunciation Catholic Church, c/o the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California, Mo.
 
 
 
 
147.  Clement Theodore Mertens (Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 20 December 1917 in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri. He died on 9 June 2011 at the age of 93 in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri. He was buried on 13 June 2011 in Annunciation Catholic Cemetery in California, Missouri. 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 Theodore Mertens and Ida Mae Stockman were married on 9 November 1946 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri. Ida Mae Stockman, daughter of Roy Charles Stockman and Rose Catherine Markway, was born on 3 November 1924 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri. She died on 23 January 2015 at the age of 90 in Westphalia Retirement Center in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri. <tab>Ida Mae (Stockman) Mertens
<tab>November 3, 1924 - January 23, 2015
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.
 
Clement Theodore Mertens and Ida Mae Stockman had the following children:
 
        254 i. David Roy Mertens was born (date unknown).
        255 ii. Theodore (Ted) Joseph Mertens was born (date unknown).
        256 iii. Karen Rose Mertens was born (date unknown).
        257 iv. Beverly Kathryn Mertens was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
148.  Louise Farel Mertens (Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 8 October 1919 in Vienna, Maries County, Missouri. She died on 23 February 1990 at the age of 70 in Salisbury, Chariton County, Missouri.
 
Louise Farel Mertens and Edward Imhoff were married. Edward Imhoff was born on 15 October 1916. He died in January 1977 at the age of 60 in Salisbury, Chariton County, Missouri.
 
 
 
 
149.  John Henry Cassmeyer (Maria Margaret Mertens-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 28 September 1896 in Osage Bend, Cole County. Missouri. He died on 7 April 1976 at the age of 79 in Honey Creek, Cole County, Missouri. He was buried in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Honey Creek, Cole County, Missouri.
 
John Henry Cassmeyer and Paula M. were married. Paula M. was born on 29 December 1900. She died on 14 February 1979 at the age of 78. She was buried in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Honey Creek, Cole County, Missouri.
 
 
 
 
152.  Victor Paul Cassmeyer Sr. (Maria Margaret Mertens-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born about 1909. He died on 22 March 1980 at the age of 71.
 
Victor Paul Cassmeyer Sr. was married.
 
Victor Paul Cassmeyer had the following child:
 
        258 i. Victor Paul Cassmeyer Jr. was born in 1949. He died in 1969 at the age of 20. He was buried in St. Margaret Cemetery in Cole County, Missouri.
 
 
 
155.  George Joseph Mertens (Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 11 July 1903 in Osage Bluff, Cole County, Missouri. He died on 23 February 1982 at the age of 78 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri. He was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri.
 
George Joseph Mertens and Agnes Martina Hentges were married. Agnes Martina Hentges was born on 11 November 1914 in St. Martins, Cole County, Missouri. She died on 8 November 1999 at the age of 84 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri. She was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri.
 
George Joseph Mertens and Agnes Martina Hentges had the following children:
 
        +259 i. Shirley Ann Mertens, born 1937; married Ivan John Hoelscher.
        260 ii. Margaret Marie Mertens was born in 1939.
        +261 iii. Helen Augusta Mertens, born 1940; married Robert Welch.
        +262 iv. Charles Francis Mertens, born 15 March 1942; married Jane Schroer, 7 August 1965; died 13 April 2002.
        +263 v. Frederick Joseph Mertens, born 1947; married Rose Mary Pringer.
        +264 vi. George Joseph Mertens, born 1948; married Barbara Ann Rademan.
        +265 vii. John Louis Mertens, born 1950; married Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Wakeland.
        +266 viii. Anna Jane Mertens, born 1951; married Leroy Bisges.
        +267 ix. Kenneth Paul Mertens, born 19 July 1956, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri; married Linda L. Johnson; died 9 November 2017, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.
 
 
 
157.  Clara Anna Mertens (Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 18 November 1905 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri. She died on 5 November 1991 at the age of 85 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. She was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. 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 Anna Mertens and Lorence Schulte were married on 29 May 1935 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri. Lorence Schulte was born on 23 July 1907. He died on 8 September 1982 at the age of 75. He was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
 
Lorence Schulte and Clara Anna Mertens had the following children:
 
        +268 i. Dorothy Mary Schulte, born 1936; married Alfred A. Doerhoff, 18 April 1959, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
        +269 ii. Pauline Margaret Schulte, born 1938; married Elmer Bax.
        +270 iii. George John Schulte, born 1941; married Elizabeth Bungart.
        +271 iv. Edward Louis Schulte, born 1943; married Judy Stegeman.
        +272 v. Richard Hubert Schulte, born 1947; married Linda Heckman.
 
 
 
158.  Louis John Mertens (Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 23 June 1908 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri. He died on 21 July 1963 at the age of 55 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. He was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
 
Louis John Mertens and Leona Catherine Hentges were married on 17 November 1936 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. Leona Catherine Hentges was born on 12 January 1915 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. She died on 2 January 1991 at the age of 75 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. She was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. 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.
 
Louis John Mertens and Leona Catherine Hentges had the following children:
 
        +273 i. James Louis Mertens, born 7 March 1938, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri; married Judith Ann Ray, 4 February 1961, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri; married Carolyn K. Kendrick, 28 November 1981, California, Moniteau County, Missouri; died 10 July 2012, St. Martins, Cole County, Missouri.
        +274 ii. Paul Joseph Mertens, born 1939; married Linda Elizabeth Williams.
        +275 iii. Barbara Susan Mertens, born 21 November 1941, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri; married James R. Williams, 16 January 1961, Florida; married Franklin E. McBaine, 20 July 1974, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri; died 15 November 2010, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
        +276 iv. Judith Ann Mertens, born 9 February 1946, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri; married Robert S. Burrows, 23 April 1966, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri; died 3 July 2014, Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
        +277 v. Gerald Lee Mertens, born 1953; married Janice Rousch; married Victoria .
        +278 vi. Kathleen Marie Mertens, born 1957; married Michael McClure.
        +279 vii. Karl Joseph Mertens, born 10 January 1957, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri; married Tammy J. Johnson, 21 August 1982, St. Peter's Catholic Church in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri; died 4 June 2015, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
 
 
 
159.  Frances Marie Mertens (Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 12 November 1910 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri. She died on 22 August 1965 at the age of 54 in Cole County, Missouri.
 
Frances Marie Mertens and Henry Francis Veit were married. Henry Francis Veit was born on 5 October 1900 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. He died on 20 April 1970 at the age of 69 in Cole County, Missouri.
 
Henry Francis Veit and Frances Marie Mertens had the following children:
 
        280 i. Ralph Veit was born in 1933 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. He died in 1933 at the age of 0 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
        +281 ii. Ralph Paul Veit, born 1935; married Agnes Ann Borgmeyer.
        +282 iii. Mary Delores Veit, born 1938; married Leonard Gene Carrender, 19 April 1958, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
        +283 iv. Gladys Hilda Veit, born 1942; married Fred G. Unnewehr.
        +284 v. Robert Anthony Veit, born 1948; married Judy Siegel; married Sheryl Wasson.
 
 
 
160.  Augusta Mertens (Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 30 December 1912 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri. She died on 18 May 1981 at the age of 68 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. She was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
 
Augusta Mertens and Charles Joseph Frank were married on 6 April 1937 in St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Wardsville, Missouri. Charles Joseph Frank was born on 27 May 1911. He died in October 1979 at the age of 68 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. He was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
 
Charles Joseph Frank and Augusta Mertens had the following children:
 
        +285 i. Mary Elizabeth Frank, born 1939; married Sammy Raymond Williams.
        +286 ii. Charlene Augusta Frank, born 1941; married Donald Ruben Green.
        +287 iii. Linda Ann Frank, born 1944; married Robert Henry Christopher Berg.
        +288 iv. Ronald Joseph Frank, born 1948; married Janice Madeline Schmitt.
        +289 v. Jean Marie Frank, born 1954; married Maurice Michael Muenks.
 
 
 
161.  Bernard Henry Mertens (Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 27 July 1914 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri. He died on 16 April 2000 at the age of 85 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. He was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri.
 
Bernard Henry Mertens and Ruth Mary Mueller were married on 14 February 1942 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. Ruth Mary Mueller was born on 6 October 1919 in Cole County, Missouri. She died on 4 February 2008 at the age of 88 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. She was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri. 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.
 
Bernard Henry Mertens and Ruth Mary Mueller had the following children:
 
        +290 i. Carol Ann Mertens, born 1943; married Wilbur Lage.
        +291 ii. Otto Paul Mertens, born 1945; married Carol Marie Schimberg.
        +292 iii. Michael Bernard Mertens, born 1948; married Rose C. Luebbering.
        +293 iv. Timothy Leo Mertens, born 1950; married Betty Jo Siebeneck, 5 October 1979.
        +294 v. Mark Allen Mertens, born 1952; married Marsha Kay Shellhart.
        +295 vi. Peggy Susan Mertens, born 1952; married Dr. Roger Borgmeyer.
        +296 vii. Mary Lisa Mertens, born 1959; married James Buschjost.
        +297 viii. Janice Ruth Mertens, born 1962; married Ernest J. Verslues.
 
 
 
162.  Edward Theodore Mertens (Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 16 July 1917 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri. He died on 30 August 1988 at the age of 71 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. He was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri.
 
Edward Theodore Mertens and Dorothy Catherine Rackers were married. Dorothy Catherine Rackers was born on 22 January 1918 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri. She died on 18 November 1999 at the age of 81 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. She was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri. Daughter of Aloys Herman "Louis" Rackers & Mathilda Margaret Hoelscher.
 
Edward Theodore Mertens and Dorothy Catherine Rackers had the following children:
 
        298 i. Mary Susanna Mertens was born in 1944.
        +299 ii. Thomas Louis Mertens, born 1945; married Della Cooper.
        +300 iii. Robert Joseph Mertens, born 7 September 1946; married Joyce K. Siebeneck, 14 June 1969; died 5 October 1974, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
        301 iv. Stephen Edward Mertens was born on 29 August 1948 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. He died on 7 February 2006 at the age of 57 in Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. He was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri. 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 v. Joseph Patrick Mertens was born on 21 April 1951. He died on 18 July 1974 at the age of 23 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri. He was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri.
        +303 vi. Joyce A. Mertens, born 1952; married James Cregger.
        +304 vii. Christy Marie Mertens, born 1956; married Randy Muenks.
 
 
 
165.  Willliam Francis Mertens (Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 27 June 1924. He died on 18 October 1991 at the age of 67. He was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Wichita, Kansas.
 
Willliam Francis Mertens and Alice Rose Theiss were married. Alice Rose Theiss was born in 1928.
 
Willliam Francis Mertens and Alice Rose Theiss had the following children:
 
        +305 i. Gregory Francis Mertens, born 1955; married Theresa Manganiello.
        +306 ii. Cynthia Marie Mertens, born 1956; married Steven Ochsner.
        +307 iii. Jennifer Kay Mertens, born 1962; married Devon English.
        308 iv. Chriss Louise Mertens was born in 1964.
 
 
 
166.  Alice Marie Mertens (Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 4 June 1927 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri. She died on 7 June 2003 at the age of 76 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. She was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri. 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 Marie Mertens and Vernon Emil Rackers were married on 29 October 1946 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri. Vernon Emil Rackers was born on 23 June 1923 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. He died on 18 November 2005 at the age of 82 in Boone County Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. He was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri. 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.
 
Vernon Emil Rackers and Alice Marie Mertens had the following children:
 
        309 i. Sharon Ann Rackers was born in 1947.
        +310 ii. Margaret Alice Rackers, born 1949; married Alfred S. Kaiser.
        311 iii. Jane Marie Rackers was born in 1950.
        +312 iv. Richard Lee Rackers, born 1951; married Geraldine M. Buschjost.
        +313 v. Marilyn Rose Rackers, born 1954; married Daniel R. Verslues.
        +314 vi. Harry Joseph Rackers, born 22 January 1956; married Pamela Jean Herzling; died 15 June 1988.
        +315 vii. Julie Marie Rackers, born 1958; married Michael P. Kever.
        +316 viii. Thomas Girard Rackers, born 1962; married Tammy Mulholland.
        +317 ix. Rebecca Ann Rackers, born 1968; married Joseph Britton.
 
 
 
167.  Pauline Johanna Mertens (Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1948.
 
Pauline Johanna Mertens and George Larry Bretthorst were married. George Larry Bretthorst was born in 1948.
 
George Larry Bretthorst and Pauline Johanna Mertens had the following child:
 
        +318 i. Lynn Ann Bretthorst, born 1971; married Scott Crowell.
 
 
Seventh Generation
 
 
168.  Wilfred John Mertens (Stephen-6, Joseph Wilhelm-5, Stephen (Steve) Joseph-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 4 May 1924. He died on 8 April 2007 at the age of 82. He was buried in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Sterling, Logan County, Colorado.
 
Wilfred John Mertens and Adele Foxhoven were married. Adele Foxhoven was born about 1929.
 
Wilfred John Mertens and Adele Foxhoven had the following child:
 
        +319 i. Theodore Stephen Mertens, born 27 November 1968; married Lori Lea Springer, 8 June 1996; died 16 November 1998.
 
 
 
171.  Clara Josephine Kremer (Mary Christine Mertens-6, Joseph Wilhelm-5, Stephen (Steve) Joseph-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 15 February 1923 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 16 July 2014 at the age of 91 in Westphalia Hills. She was buried on 19 July 2014 in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. 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 Josephine Kremer and Aloysius John Henry Backes were married on 16 June 1948 in Immaculate Conception Church in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. Aloysius John Henry Backes was born on 21 August 1923 in Osage County, Missouri. He died on 12 September 2002 at the age of 79 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. He was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. 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.  Generose Josephine Kremer (Mary Christine Mertens-6, Joseph Wilhelm-5, Stephen (Steve) Joseph-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 21 January 1925 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 21 February 1980 at the age of 55 in St. Martins, Cole County, Missouri. She was buried in Old St. Martins Catholic Cemetery in St. Martins, Missouri.
 
Generose Josephine Kremer and Alvin Joseph Toebben were married on 30 November 1957 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. Alvin Joseph Toebben was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
173.  Agnes Marie Kremer (Mary Christine Mertens-6, Joseph Wilhelm-5, Stephen (Steve) Joseph-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 18 March 1929.
 
Agnes Marie Kremer and Edmond Joseph Muenks were married on 4 February 1967 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. Edmond Joseph Muenks was born on 4 June 1922 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 13 August 1998 at the age of 76 in Columbia, Boone County, Missouri. He was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. 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.  Theresa Kremer (Mary Christine Mertens-6, Joseph Wilhelm-5, Stephen (Steve) Joseph-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born about 1931.
 
Theresa Kremer and Hugo Haslag were married. Hugo Haslag was born on 30 July 1928 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 19 October 1998 at the age of 70 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. He was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
 
 
 
 
175.  Mary Elizabeth Kremer (Mary Christine Mertens-6, Joseph Wilhelm-5, Stephen (Steve) Joseph-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 29 March 1936 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 7 October 1988 at the age of 52 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri. She was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri.
 
Mary Elizabeth Kremer and Herman F. Massman were married on 4 April 1959 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. Herman F. Massman was born in 1935.
 
 
 
 
176.  Aloys Kremer (Mary Christine Mertens-6, Joseph Wilhelm-5, Stephen (Steve) Joseph-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
Aloys Kremer and Mary Esther were married. Mary Esther was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
177.  Sylvester Kremer (Mary Christine Mertens-6, Joseph Wilhelm-5, Stephen (Steve) Joseph-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
Sylvester Kremer and Evelyn were married. Evelyn was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
178.  Pauline Kremer (Mary Christine Mertens-6, Joseph Wilhelm-5, Stephen (Steve) Joseph-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
Pauline Kremer and Hubert Bescheinen were married. Hubert Bescheinen was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
180.  Sylvia Marie Mertens (Stephen Joseph-6, Lorenz (Lawrence)-5, Stephen (Steve) Joseph-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 18 October 1915 in Buchgron, Iowa. She died on 16 February 1996 at the age of 80 in Contra Costa County, California.
 
Sylvia Marie Mertens and Male Baker were married. Male Baker was born about 1915.
 
Male Baker and Sylvia Marie Mertens had the following children:
 
        320 i. Delores Baker was born (date unknown).
        321 ii. Female Baby Baker was born (date unknown).
        322 iii. Peggy Baker was born (date unknown).
 
 
Sylvia Marie Mertens and Dick were married. Dick was born about 1915.
 
 
 
Sylvia Marie Mertens and Donald Marshall were married. Donald Marshall was born about 1915.
 
 
 
 
181.  Jerome William Mertens (Stephen Joseph-6, Lorenz (Lawrence)-5, Stephen (Steve) Joseph-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was christened in February 1917 in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Earling, Iowa. He was born on 10 February 1917 in Earling, Shelby County, Iowa. He died on 30 May 2001 at the age of 84 in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington. Jerome was buried on 2 June 2001 in Blue Mountain Memorial Garden in College Place, Washington.
 
Jerome William Mertens and Goldie Thelma McManus were married on 3 August 1944 in Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho. Goldie Thelma McManus was born on 4 August 1919 in Aberdeen, Grays Harbor County, Washington. She died on 31 January 1999 at the age of 79 in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington. She was buried on 5 February 1999 in Blue Mountain Memorial Garden in College Place, Washington. Goldie was christened in Christian Church in Aberdeen, Washington.
 
Jerome William Mertens and Goldie Thelma McManus had the following children:
 
        +323 i. Virginia Ruth Mertens, married Clell V. Bagley.
        +324 ii. Jerry Gene Mertens, married Jennifer Tull Jefferies; married Annie .
 
 
 
182.  Violetta Kunegunda Mertens (Stephen Joseph-6, Lorenz (Lawrence)-5, Stephen (Steve) Joseph-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born about 1919.
 
Violetta Kunegunda Mertens and Max Jenkins were married. Max Jenkins was born about 1917.
 
Max Jenkins and Violetta Kunegunda Mertens had the following children:
 
        325 i. Karen Jenkins was born (date unknown).
        326 ii. Debra Jenkins was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
183.  Dorothy Mae Mertens (Stephen Joseph-6, Lorenz (Lawrence)-5, Stephen (Steve) Joseph-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 1 August 1921 in Defiance, Shelby County, Iowa. She died on 28 November 2005 at the age of 84 in Port Angeles, Clallam County, Washington.
 
Dorothy Mae Mertens and Marvin Norman were married. Marvin Norman was born about 1919.
 
Marvin Norman and Dorothy Mae Mertens had the following child:
 
        327 i. William Dwight Norman was born (date unknown).
 
 
Dorothy Mae Mertens and William Phillips were married. William Phillips was born about 1920.
 
 
 
Dorothy Mae Mertens and Gene Burchard were married. Gene Burchard was born about 1920.
 
Gene Burchard and Dorothy Mae Mertens had the following children:
 
        328 i. Pasty Burchard was born (date unknown).
        329 ii. Reta Burchard was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
184.  Imagene Pearl Mertens (Stephen Joseph-6, Lorenz (Lawrence)-5, Stephen (Steve) Joseph-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 23 November 1925 in Harlen, Iowa. She died about 2009 at the age of 84.
 
Imagene Pearl Mertens and William Yeates were married. William Yeates was born about 1921.
 
William Yeates and Imagene Pearl Mertens had the following children:
 
        330 i. Leonard Eugene Yeates was born (date unknown).
        331 ii. Linda Lee Yeates was born (date unknown).
 
 
Imagene Pearl Mertens and Myron Scheelke were married. Myron Scheelke was born about 1923.
 
 
 
Imagene Pearl Mertens and Michael Strienger were married. Michael Strienger was born about 1922.
 
 
 
 
185.  Richard John Mertens (Stephen Joseph-6, Lorenz (Lawrence)-5, Stephen (Steve) Joseph-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 26 February 1927 in Harlen, Iowa. He died on 11 March 1999 at the age of 72 in Carthage, Panola County, Texas.
 
Richard John Mertens and Wilma were married. Wilma was born about 1929.
 
Richard John Mertens and Wilma  had the following children:
 
        332 i. Mary Mertens was born (date unknown).
        333 ii. Martha Mertens was born (date unknown).
        334 iii. Otis Mertens was born (date unknown).
        335 iv. Barbara Mertens was born (date unknown).
 
 
Richard John Mertens and Nancy were married. Nancy was born about 1930.
 
 
 
 
189.  Gary Reinkemeyer (Lawrence Hubert-6, Anna Maria Elizabeth Mertens-5, Stephen (Steve) Joseph-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
Gary Reinkemeyer and Carla Sue were married. Carla Sue was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
190.  Dale Reinkemeyer (Lawrence Hubert-6, Anna Maria Elizabeth Mertens-5, Stephen (Steve) Joseph-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
Dale Reinkemeyer and Mary Kay were married. Mary Kay was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
192.  Aloysius August Haslag (Henry-6, Maria Josephine Mertens-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 2 January 1915 in Frankenstein, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 24 July 2004 at the age of 89 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. He was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
 
Aloysius August Haslag and Hildegarde Mary Schneider were married. Hildegarde Mary Schneider was born in 1917.
 
 
 
 
193.  Leonard Francis Haslag (Henry-6, Maria Josephine Mertens-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 5 July 1918 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 10 August 1962 at the age of 44 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. He was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
 
Leonard Francis Haslag and Alice Christine Kliethermes were married on 21 September 1943. Alice Christine Kliethermes was born on 4 September 1923 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 10 August 1962 at the age of 38 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri. She was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.
 
 
 
 
194.  Josephine Rosa Mertens (Lorenz John-6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 15 April 1904 in Osage County, Missouri. She was christened on 26 April 1904 in Assumption (St. Mary's) Church in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri. She died from acute myocarditis due to  influenza on 25 November 1929 at the age of 25 in St. John's Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Josephine was buried in Most Pure Heart of Mary Cemetery in Chamois, Missouri.
 
Josephine Rosa Mertens and Henry Edward Walker were married on 2 May 1923 in Chamois, Osage County, Missouri by J. H. Winkelman, Catholic Priest. Henry Edward Walker, son of George G. Walker and Annie M. Nahler, was born on 6 March 1901. He died in May 1985 at the age of 84 in Chamois, Missouri. He was buried in Chamois City Cemetery in Chamois, Missouri.
 
 
 
 
195.  Gerard John (Gerald) Mertens (Lorenz John-6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 12 November 1906 in Chamois, Missouri. He died on 2 August 1947 at the age of 40 in Augusta, St. Charles County, Missouri. He was buried in Most Pure Heart of Mary Cemetery in Chamois, Missouri. 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 John (Gerald) Mertens and Mary E. Davis were married on 29 January 1929 in Chamois, Missouri. Mary E. Davis, daughter of Barney Davis and Harriet Jones, was born on 5 October 1907 in Mokane, Callaway County, Missouri. She died on 9 October 1995 at the age of 88 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. She was buried in Most Pure Heart of Mary Cemetery in Chamois, Missouri. 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.
 
Gerard John (Gerald) Mertens and Mary E. Davis had the following child:
 
        +336 i. Jo Ann M. Mertens, born 24 January 1942.
 
 
 
197.  John Peter Mertens (Francis (Frank) Bernard-6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 22 April 1906 in Marston, New Madrid County, Missouri. He was christened on 25 April 1906 in Assumption (St. Mary's) Church in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri. He died on 2 January 1991 at the age of 84 in Cedar Hill, Jefferson County, Missouri. John was buried in Maple Cemetery in Caruthersville, Pemiscot County, Missouri. 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 Peter Mertens and Annie R. Reichert were married on 6 May 1933. Annie R. Reichert was born on 27 May 1905 in Eldorado, Saline County, Missouri. She died on 14 May 1990 at the age of 84 in St. Louis, Missouri. She was buried in Maple Cemetery in Caruthersville, Pemiscot County, Missouri. 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
 
 
 
 
200.  Alma Martha Mertens (Francis (Frank) Bernard-6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 14 March 1910 in Chamois, Missouri. She was christened on 17 March 1910 in Most Pure Heart of Mary Church in Chamois, Missouri. She died on 3 October 2007 at the age of 97. Alma was buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Blytheville, Mississippi County, Arkansas. 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 Martha Mertens and James Harold Hamby Jr. were married. James Harold Hamby Jr. was born in 1907 in Campbell, Dunklin County, Missouri. He died on 8 November 1987 at the age of 80 in Blytheville, Mississippi County, Arkansas. He was buried on 10 November 1987 in Elmwood Cemetery in Blytheville, Mississippi County, Arkansas. 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
 
James Harold Hamby and Alma Martha Mertens had the following children:
 
        337 i. James Harold Hamby was born on 6 January 1931 in Yarbro, Mississippi County, Arkansas. He died on 8 November 1986 at the age of 55 in Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. He was buried in Little Prairie Cemetery in Caruthersville, Pemiscot County, Missouri. 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 ii. Patricia S. Hamby was born (date unknown).
        339 iii. Frank H. Hamby was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
202.  Hilda Maria Katherine Mertens (Francis (Frank) Bernard-6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 21 June 1912 in Chamois, Missouri. She was christened on 19 September 1914 in Most Pure Heart of Mary Church in Chamois, Missouri.
 
Hilda Maria Katherine Mertens and Sterling Martin were married. Sterling Martin was born (date unknown).
 
Sterling Martin and Hilda Maria Katherine Mertens had the following children:
 
        340 i. Katherine S. Martin was born (date unknown).
        341 ii. Richard K. Martin was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
203.  Alvin Peter Mertens (Francis (Frank) Bernard-6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 21 June 1912 in Chamois, Missouri. He was christened on 27 June 1912 in Most Pure Heart of Mary Church in Chamois, Missouri. He died in 1958 at the age of 46.
 
Alvin Peter Mertens and Betty Duquoin were married in Metamora, Illinois. Betty Duquoin was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
Alvin Peter Mertens and Minnie Marie Pabst were married. Minnie Marie Pabst was born on 20 May 1920 in Albia, Monroe County, Iowa. She died on 13 November 2014 at the age of 94 in Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois. She was buried in Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria, Illinois. 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
 
 
 
 
205.  Rosella Agnes Anna Mertens (Peter Hubert-6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 7 May 1912 in Osage County, Missouri. She died on 29 May 1979 at the age of 67 in Chamois, Missouri. She was buried in Stoner Cemetery in Chamois, Osage County, Missouri.
 
Rosella Agnes Anna Mertens and Clarence Edward Harrison were married on 25 March 1934 in Chamois, Missouri. Clarence Edward Harrison was born on 3 September 1910. He died on 25 December 1984 at the age of 74 in Chamois, Missouri. He was buried in Stoner Cemetery in Chamois, Osage County, Missouri.
 
Clarence Edward Harrison and Rosella Agnes Anna Mertens had the following children:
 
        +342 i. Donald Edward Harrison, born 30 December 1934; married Yvonne , about 1956; married Shirley , about 1965; married Dottie , about 1967; married Shirley , about 1969; married Jackie , 11 August 1973; married Delores , about 1988; died 17 September 1996.
        +343 ii. Gary James Harrison, born 31 October 1939; married Nelda Gay Dickinson; died 30 September 2013.
        344 iii. Nadine Rose Harrison was born on 29 October 1942 in Chamois, Missouri. She died from acute leukemia on 17 July 1945 at the age of 2 in St. Louis Childrens Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. She was buried on 19 July 1945 in Most Pure Heart of Mary Cemetery in Chamois, Missouri.
        +345 iv. Marilyn Ann Harrison, born 27 August 1947; married Gary Lee Maassen; died 12 February 1990.
 
 
 
206.  Oscar John Gerard Mertens (Peter Hubert-6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 5 February 1915 in Osage County, Missouri. He died on 6 July 1997 at the age of 82 in St. Louis County, Missouri. He was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri.
 
Oscar John Gerard Mertens and Marie Elizabeth Lecuru were married on 23 November 1935 in Chamois, Missouri. Marie Elizabeth Lecuru, daughter of Robert E. Lecuru and Elizabeth Vuilcott, was born on 2 June 1918. She died on 26 December 1997 at the age of 79 in St. Louis County, Missouri. She was buried on 29 December 1997 in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri.
 
Oscar John Gerard Mertens and Marie Elizabeth Lecuru had the following children:
 
        +346 i. Sharon Marie Mertens, born 7 April 1936; married William Guido Benz; died 27 April 1997, St. Louis, Missouri.
        +347 ii. Rosalie Mary Mertens, born 10 June 1941; married David Michael Giratos; died 24 May 1981.
        +348 iii. Glennon Peter Mertens, born 28 October 1948; married Barbara Lynn Trunko.
 
 
 
207.  Virginia Anna Mertens (Peter Hubert-6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 3 June 1919 in Osage County, Missouri. She died on 31 August 1970 at the age of 51 in St. Louis, Missouri. She was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri.
 
Virginia Anna Mertens and Wilbur Carl Barbarick were married on 9 April 1939 in Chamois, Osage County, Missouri by G. J. Nolte, Catholic Priest. Wilbur Carl Barbarick was born on 17 June 1919. He died on 30 June 2003 at the age of 84. He was buried in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri. US ARMY TEC 4 WORLD WAR II
 
 
 
Virginia Anna Mertens and Martin August Maschmann Jr. were married. Martin August Maschmann Jr. was born on 23 April 1898. He died in July 1987 at the age of 89 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri.
 
 
 
 
208.  Elmer Walter Haslag (Henry Martin-6, Johanna F. Mertens-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 24 December 1924 in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri. He died on 16 January 1956 at the age of 31 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri.
 
Elmer Walter Haslag and Evelyn Julia Boss were married on 31 March 1951. Evelyn Julia Boss, daughter of Otto Herman Boss and Florence Ruth Schollmeyer, was born on 17 March 1929 in Chamois, Missouri. She died on 16 August 2014 at the age of 85 in Mokane, Callaway County, Missouri. She was buried in Most Pure Heart of Mary Cemetery in Chamois, Missouri. 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.
 
Elmer Walter Haslag and Evelyn Julia Boss had the following children:
 
        +349 i. Jim Haslag, married Deanna .
        350 ii. Tracy Haslag was born (date unknown).
        +351 iii. Sandra Haslag, married Jim Teer.
 
 
 
209.  Mary Belle Stiesmeyer (Emilie Mertens-6, Wilhelm (William) Carl H.-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 13 December 1911 in Luystown, Osage County, Missouri. She died on 14 March 1993 at the age of 81 in Bonnots Mill, Osage County, Missouri.
 
Mary Belle Stiesmeyer and John Koenigsfeld were married. John Koenigsfeld was born about 1910.
 
 
 
 
211.  Geneva Stiesmeyer (Emilie Mertens-6, Wilhelm (William) Carl H.-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born about 1919.
 
Geneva Stiesmeyer and James Chipps were married. James Chipps was born about 1919.
 
 
 
 
214.  William Frederick Stiesmeyer (Emilie Mertens-6, Wilhelm (William) Carl H.-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 20 August 1929 in Osage County, Missouri. He died on 17 April 2012 at the age of 82 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. He was buried on 21 April 2012 in Linn Memorial Cemetery in Linn, Missouri. 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 Frederick Stiesmeyer and Bonnie Jean Herndon were married on 26 July 1956 in Hernando, DeSoto County, Mississippi. Bonnie Jean Herndon was born about 1932.
 
William Frederick Stiesmeyer and Bonnie Jean Herndon had the following children:
 
        +352 i. Sara Stiesmeyer, married Donald Boes.
        +353 ii. Rachel Stiesmeyer, married Bruce Duncan.
 
 
 
215.  Geneva Anna Antonia Mertens (Edward Hubert-6, Heinrich John-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 13 June 1916 in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri. She was christened on 16 June 1916 in Assumption (St. Mary's) Church in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri. She died on 15 October 1986 at the age of 70 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. Geneva was buried on 17 October 1986 in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. Her godparents were Henry J. Mertens and Anna Boss.
 
Geneva Anna Antonia Mertens and Gerald S. Vogel were married on 19 May 1938 in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri. Gerald S. Vogel was born on 3 June 1914 in Tipton, Moniteau County, Missouri. He died on 26 July 1990 at the age of 76 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. He was buried on 30 July 1990 in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. Son of Frederic W. Vogel and Clara Sailer.
 
 
 
 
221.  Ferdinand John Mertens (Herbert Charles (Carl)-6, Heinrich John-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born about 1925. He died on 24 July 2009 at the age of 84. He was buried on 28 July 2009 in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri. 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 John Mertens and LaVerne Hampe were married. LaVerne Hampe, daughter of Edward Hugo Hampe and Mary Magdalena Duchek, was born about 1929.
 
 
 
 
222.  Raymond H. Mertens (Herbert Charles (Carl)-6, Heinrich John-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born about 1928 in Chamois, Missouri. He died on 13 August 2011 at the age of 83. He was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri. 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 H. Mertens and Mary Eva Wood were married. Mary Eva Wood was born about 1930.
 
Raymond H. Mertens and Mary Eva Wood had the following children:
 
        354 i. Annette Marie Mertens died in 1962. She was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri.
        +355 ii. Lawrence Mertens, married Pat .
        +356 iii. Daniel Mertens, married Sally .
        +357 iv. Patricia Mertens, married Will Hying.
        358 v. James Mertens was born (date unknown).
 
 
Raymond H. Mertens and Veronica Roach were married. Veronica Roach was born about 1930. She died on 25 December 2010 at the age of 80. She was buried on 29 December 2010 in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri. 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.
 
 
 
 
223.  Glennon Mertens (Herbert Charles (Carl)-6, Heinrich John-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
Glennon Mertens and Lucy were married. Lucy was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
224.  Daniel H. Mertens (Herbert Charles (Carl)-6, Heinrich John-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
Daniel H. Mertens and Shirley were married. Shirley was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
232.  Lydia Stockman (Rose Benedicta Mertens-6, Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born about 1924.
 
Lydia Stockman and Lee C. Cremer were married. Lee C. Cremer was born about 1922.
 
 
 
 
234.  Harold Stockman (Rose Benedicta Mertens-6, Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
Harold Stockman and Mary Tull were married. Mary Tull was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
Harold Stockman and Dixie Watson were married. Dixie Watson was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
Harold Stockman and Naomi Sue Hader were married. Naomi Sue Hader was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
235.  Elmer Matthew Stockman II (Rose Benedicta Mertens-6, Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born about 1930.
 
Elmer Matthew Stockman II and Pat Brauner were married. Pat Brauner was born about 1930.
 
Elmer Matthew Stockman and Pat Brauner had the following child:
 
        +359 i. Elmer Matthew Stockman III, born 25 March 1960; married Maria R. ; died 2 October 1989.
 
 
 
237.  Paul Francis Stockman (Rose Benedicta Mertens-6, Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 6 November 1934 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. He died on 19 February 2011 at the age of 76 in St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. He was buried on 23 February 2011 in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. 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 Francis Stockman and Betty Jane Carneal were married on 3 December 1957 in Fort Carson, Colorado. Betty Jane Carneal was born about 1935.
 
Paul Francis Stockman and Betty Jane Carneal had the following children:
 
        360 i. Tim Stockman was born (date unknown).
        +361 ii. Lisa Stockman, married Jim Lage.
        +362 iii. Nora Stockman, married Male Welschmeyer.
        363 iv. Earl Stockman was born (date unknown).
        +364 v. Brenda Stockman, married Kevin Bullock.
        365 vi. Greg Stockman was born (date unknown).
        366 vii. Paul Stockman was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
238.  Rosemary Stockman (Rose Benedicta Mertens-6, Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
Rosemary Stockman and Virgil Long were married. Virgil Long was born (date unknown).
 
Virgil Long and Rosemary Stockman had the following children:
 
        367 i. Susan Rose Long was born (date unknown).
        368 ii. Kathleen Alma Long was born (date unknown).
        369 iii. Lora Ann Long was born (date unknown).
        370 iv. Kenneth Marshall Long was born (date unknown).
        371 v. Robert Frank Long was born (date unknown).
        372 vi. Amy Renee Long was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
239.  Agnes Ann Stockman (Rose Benedicta Mertens-6, Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
Agnes Ann Stockman and Richard Coker were married. Richard Coker was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
Agnes Ann Stockman and Ron Shenck were married. Ron Shenck was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
240.  Donna Stockman (Rose Benedicta Mertens-6, Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
Donna Stockman and Fred Straub were married. Fred Straub was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
241.  Carol Stockman (Rose Benedicta Mertens-6, Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
Carol Stockman and Jon Bloebaum were married. Jon Bloebaum was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
Carol Stockman and Dennis Jacknewitz were married. Dennis Jacknewitz was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
242.  Clarence Albert Veit Jr. (Anna Frances Mertens-6, Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 19 November 1927. He died on 13 August 2015 at the age of 87. 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 Albert Veit Jr. and Dorothy Hedwig Hoelscher were married on 14 June 1952 in Osage Bend, Cole County. Missouri. Dorothy Hedwig Hoelscher was born (date unknown).
 
Clarence Albert Veit and Dorothy Hedwig Hoelscher had the following children:
 
        +373 i. Kathy Veit, married Rick Kolb.
        +374 ii. Phil Veit, married Laura .
 
 
 
243.  Roderick Theodore Veit (Anna Frances Mertens-6, Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 11 October 1929 in Taos, Cole County, Missouri. He died cancer on 25 August 2010 at the age of 80 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. 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 Theodore Veit and Rose Elizabeth Wieberg were married on 1 June 1949 in Vienna, Maries County, Missouri. Rose Elizabeth Wieberg was born on 6 August 1928. She died on 21 September 1996 at the age of 68 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
 
Roderick Theodore Veit and Rose Elizabeth Wieberg had the following children:
 
        +375 i. Michael Veit, married Linda .
        +376 ii. Carol Veit, married James Duenow.
        377 iii. Marilyn Veit was born (date unknown).
        +378 iv. Dennis Veit, married Janet .
        +379 v. David Veit, married Nikki .
        +380 vi. Kenneth Veit, married Becky .
        +381 vii. Mark Veit, married Tawnya .
 
 
 
244.  Quentin Frank Veit (Anna Frances Mertens-6, Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 21 October 1931 in Osage Bend, Cole County. Missouri. He died on 12 June 2004 at the age of 72 in Florissant, St. Louis County, Missouri.
 
Quentin Frank Veit and Joyce Willett were married. Joyce Willett was born about 1933.
 
 
 
 
245.  Mary Ann Matilda Veit (Anna Frances Mertens-6, Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 24 April 1934 in Osage Bend, Cole County. Missouri. She died on 8 February 2015 at the age of 80. She was buried in St. Ferdinand Cemetery Florissant, Missouri. 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 Ann Matilda Veit and Tom Schmidt were married. Tom Schmidt was born about 1932.
 
Tom Schmidt and Mary Ann Matilda Veit had the following children:
 
        +382 i. Tom Schmidt, married Leighann .
        +383 ii. Sharon Schmidt, married Larry Derhake.
        +384 iii. Patty Schmidt, married Terry Bratton.
        +385 iv. Dan Schmidt, married Barb .
        386 v. Linda Schmidt was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
246.  Catherine Josephine Veit (Anna Frances Mertens-6, Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 7 March 1936 in Osage Bend, Cole County. Missouri. She died cancer on 3 August 2011 at the age of 75 in Adams Street Place. She was buried on 6 August 2011 in St. Margaret Cemetery in Cole County, Missouri. 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 Josephine Veit and Lawrence Edward Mulhall were married on 31 December 1970 in St. Charles, St. Charles County, Missouri. Lawrence Edward Mulhall was born on 1 November 1935. He died on 10 December 2003 at the age of 68 in Osage County, Missouri. He was buried in St. Margaret Cemetery in Cole County, Missouri.
 
 
 
 
247.  Albert Veit (Anna Frances Mertens-6, Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
Albert Veit and Marlene were married. Marlene was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
248.  Stan Veit (Anna Frances Mertens-6, Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
Stan Veit and Charlotte were married. Charlotte was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
249.  Roger Theodore Mertens (Emil Henry-6, Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 3 April 1932 in Osage Bend, Cole County. Missouri. He died on 2 April 2006 at the age of 73 in Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. He was buried on 5 April 2006 in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. 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 Theodore Mertens and Catherine Rose Stockman were married on 4 October 1952 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. Catherine Rose Stockman, daughter of Roy Charles Stockman and Rose Catherine Markway, was born on 28 October 1931 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri. She died on 2 July 2008 at the age of 76 in Columbia, Boone County, Missouri. She was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. 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.
 
Roger Theodore Mertens and Catherine Rose Stockman had the following children:
 
        +387 i. Marilyn K. Mertens, married Darrell Garmer.
        +388 ii. Sharon A. Mertens, married Mark Alexander.
        389 iii. Larry D. Mertens was born (date unknown).
        +390 iv. Gerald W. Mertens, married Kerri .
        +391 v. Greg A. Mertens, married Laura .
        +392 vi. John P. Mertens, married Michelle .
        393 vii. Glenn J. Mertens was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
250.  Donald Mertens (Emil Henry-6, Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
Donald Mertens and Renilda were married. Renilda was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
251.  Mary Mertens (Emil Henry-6, Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
Mary Mertens and Ray Jenkins were married. Ray Jenkins was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
259.  Shirley Ann Mertens (George Joseph-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1937.
 
Shirley Ann Mertens and Ivan John Hoelscher were married. Ivan John Hoelscher was born in 1933.
 
Ivan John Hoelscher and Shirley Ann Mertens had the following children:
 
        394 i. Jean Marie Hoelscher was born on 26 July 1965. She died on 21 August 1965 at the age of 0. She was buried in St. Margaret Cemetery in Cole County, Missouri.
        395 ii. Daniel Gerard Hoelscher was born in 1967.
        +396 iii. Lori Ann Hoelscher, born 1968; married Thomas Luebbering.
 
 
 
261.  Helen Augusta Mertens (George Joseph-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1940.
 
Helen Augusta Mertens and Robert Welch were married. Robert Welch was born in 1937.
 
Robert Welch and Helen Augusta Mertens had the following children:
 
        +397 i. Kevin Lee Welch, born 1963; married Linda Streck.
        +398 ii. Keith Allen Welch, born 1964; married Lori .
        +399 iii. Kimberly Ann Welch, born 1972; married Donnie Hampson.
 
 
 
262.  Charles Francis Mertens (George Joseph-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 15 March 1942. He died on 13 April 2002 at the age of 60. He was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri.
 
Charles Francis Mertens and Jane Schroer were married on 7 August 1965. Jane Schroer was born in 1945.
 
Charles Francis Mertens and Jane Schroer had the following children:
 
        400 i. Scott Joseph Mertens was born in 1966.
        401 ii. Jeffrey Mertens was born in 1967.
 
 
 
263.  Frederick Joseph Mertens (George Joseph-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1947.
 
Frederick Joseph Mertens and Rose Mary Pringer were married. Rose Mary Pringer was born in 1950.
 
Frederick Joseph Mertens and Rose Mary Pringer had the following children:
 
        402 i. Craig Allen Mertens was born in 1970.
        +403 ii. Brian Lee Mertens, born 1972; married Suzette Kleffner.
        404 iii. Andrew Joseph Mertens was born in 1975.
        405 iv. Kelly Beth Mertens was born in 1979.
 
 
 
264.  George Joseph Mertens (George Joseph-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1948.
 
George Joseph Mertens and Barbara Ann Rademan were married. Barbara Ann Rademan was born in 1947.
 
George Joseph Mertens and Barbara Ann Rademan had the following children:
 
        +406 i. Melissa Marie Mertens, born 1975; married Roger S. Pecher.
        +407 ii. Matthew George Mertens, born 1976; married April D. Clark.
        408 iii. Michelle Ann Mertens was born in 1980.
        409 iv. Mindy Sue Mertens was born in 1984.
 
 
 
265.  John Louis Mertens (George Joseph-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1950.
 
John Louis Mertens and Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Wakeland were married. Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Wakeland, daughter of William Edward Wakeland and Mary L. Rohlfing, was born in 1952.
 
John Louis Mertens and Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Wakeland had the following children:
 
        +410 i. Joseph Wayne Mertens, born 1974; married Lisa A. McKinney.
        411 ii. Amy Christina Mertens was born in 1976.
 
 
 
266.  Anna Jane Mertens (George Joseph-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1951.
 
Anna Jane Mertens and Leroy Bisges were married. Leroy Bisges was born in 1945.
 
Leroy Bisges and Anna Jane Mertens had the following children:
 
        412 i. Duane Lee Bisges was born in 1971.
        413 ii. Tricia Sue Bisges was born in 1973.
        +414 iii. Sara Jane Bisges, born 1974.
        415 iv. Marcia Bisges was born in 1981. She died before 1995 at the age of 14.
 
 
 
267.  Kenneth Paul Mertens (George Joseph-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 19 July 1956 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. He died on 9 November 2017 at the age of 61 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri. Kenneth Paul Mertens, 61, of Wardsville, passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017, at his residence. He was born July 19, 1956, in Jefferson City, a son of the late George Joseph and Agnes Martina (Hentges) Mertens.

Kenny worked for Von Hoffman, RR Donnelley and TNT Pallet. He loved to fish, hunt, farm, camp, ride his Harley and be outdoors with his family and friends. Kenny’s greatest love was his grandchildren and spending time with them.

He is survived by his daughters: Brandy Wirtz (Jon) of Sedalia, Jennifer Clark (Alton) of Jefferson City, Christina Sees of Jefferson City, Christa Dickneite (Darren) of Jefferson City, Elizabeth Mosley (Michael) of California; friend: Pam Mertens; siblings: Shirley Hoelscher (Irvin) of Osage Bend, Margaret Mertens of Texas, Fred Mertens (Rosie) of Jefferson City, John Mertens (Beth) of Wardsville, George Mertens (Barb) of St. Martins, Helen Welch of St. Martins, Anna Bisges (Leroy) of Jefferson City; grandchildren: Colby Epley, Keagan Epley, Gavin Clark, Rylin Clark, Gage Clark, Braylen Dickneite, Ryleigh Dickneite, Breanna Sees, Alex Mosley, Skylar Rosencrans, Trey Hayes, as well as numerous other family members and friends. Kenny was preceded in death by his parents, brother: Charles Mertens; brother-in-law: Robert Welch; and granddaughter: Hailey Evans-Clark.

Friends will be received from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at Houser-Millard Funeral Directors. Funeral Service will be held at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at Houser-Millard Funeral Directors with Shawn Stevens officiating. Interment will be private for the family. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street, Jefferson City, Missouri 65026.
 
Kenneth Paul Mertens and Linda L. Johnson were married. Linda L. Johnson was born in 1959.
 
Kenneth Paul Mertens and Linda L. Johnson had the following children:
 
        +416 i. Brandy Lynn Mertens, born 1977; married Jon Wirtz.
        +417 ii. Jennifer Lee Mertens, born 1982; married Alton Clark.
 
 
 
268.  Dorothy Mary Schulte (Clara Anna Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1936.
 
Dorothy Mary Schulte and Alfred A. Doerhoff were married on 18 April 1959 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. Alfred A. Doerhoff was born on 24 November 1932 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. He died on 16 May 2006 at the age of 73 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. He was buried in Our Lady of the Snows Cemetery in Marys Home, Miller County, Missouri.
 
Alfred A. Doerhoff and Dorothy Mary Schulte had the following children:
 
        +418 i. Julianna Augusta Doerhoff, born 1960; married Darrell P. Henley.
        +419 ii. Lynette Margaret Doerhoff, born 1967; married Keith M. Otto.
        420 iii. Allen Norbert Doerhoff was born in 1975.
 
 
 
269.  Pauline Margaret Schulte (Clara Anna Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1938.
 
Pauline Margaret Schulte and Elmer Bax were married. Elmer Bax was born in 1936.
 
Elmer Bax and Pauline Margaret Schulte had the following children:
 
        +421 i. Douglas Bax, born 1960; married Kimie Rhea.
        +422 ii. Bruce Bax, born 1962; married Ann Schnieders.
        +423 iii. Christy Bax, born 1976; married Spencer L. Allen.
 
 
 
270.  George John Schulte (Clara Anna Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1941.
 
George John Schulte and Elizabeth Bungart were married. Elizabeth Bungart was born in 1941.
 
George John Schulte and Elizabeth Bungart had the following children:
 
        +424 i. Gregory Schulte, born 1964; married Lisa Dulle; married Susan Sharisin.
        +425 ii. Elaine Schulte, born 1966; married Daniel Braun.
        +426 iii. Mark Schulte, born 1971; married Jill Wansing.
        427 iv. Monica Schulte was born in 1981.
 
 
 
271.  Edward Louis Schulte (Clara Anna Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1943.
 
Edward Louis Schulte and Judy Stegeman were married. Judy Stegeman was born in 1948.
 
Edward Louis Schulte and Judy Stegeman had the following children:
 
        +428 i. Donna Schulte, born 1967; married David Imhoff.
        +429 ii. Daniel Schulte, born 1968; married Vicki Eichholz.
        430 iii. Kevin Schulte was born in 1971.
 
 
 
272.  Richard Hubert Schulte (Clara Anna Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1947.
 
Richard Hubert Schulte and Linda Heckman were married. Linda Heckman was born in 1950.
 
Richard Hubert Schulte and Linda Heckman had the following children:
 
        +431 i. Janelle Schulte, born 1968; married Anthony Wilson.
        +432 ii. Larry Schulte, born 1969; married Leslye Ownes.
        +433 iii. Karen Schulte, born 1971; married Bryan Zang.
        434 iv. Leanne Schulte was born in 1977.
        435 v. Gina Schulte was born in 1979.
        436 vi. Brian Schulte was born in 1982.
 
 
 
273.  James Louis Mertens (Louis John-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 7 March 1938 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. He died on 10 July 2012 at the age of 74 in St. Martins, Cole County, Missouri. He was buried in St. Martin's Catholic Cemetery in St. Martins, Cole County, Missouri. 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 Louis Mertens and Judith Ann Ray were married on 4 February 1961 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. Judith Ann Ray was born in 1942.
 
James Louis Mertens and Judith Ann Ray had the following children:
 
        +437 i. Shelley Renee Mertens, born 1966; married Terrence Joseph (Joe) Smith.
        +438 ii. Karla Rae Mertens, born 1967; married David Buck; married Vincent McGee.
        +439 iii. Brooke Ann Mertens, born 1971; married Stephen Poskin.
 
 
James Louis Mertens and Carolyn K. Kendrick were married on 28 November 1981 in California, Moniteau County, Missouri. Carolyn K. Kendrick was born in 1947.
 
 
 
 
274.  Paul Joseph Mertens (Louis John-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1939.
 
Paul Joseph Mertens and Linda Elizabeth Williams were married. Linda Elizabeth Williams was born in 1942.
 
Paul Joseph Mertens and Linda Elizabeth Williams had the following children:
 
        +440 i. Paula Marie Mertens, born 1963; married Eric Volkmer.
        441 ii. Dennis Louis Mertens was born on 25 February 1968. He died on 28 August 1990 at the age of 22. He was buried in Rolla Cemetery in Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri.
        442 iii. Scott Edward Mertens was born in 1969.
        443 iv. Tracey Suzanne Mertens was born in 1975.
 
 
 
275.  Barbara Susan Mertens (Louis John-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 21 November 1941 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. She died on 15 November 2010 at the age of 68 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. She was buried in Hawthorn Memorial Gardens in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. 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 Susan Mertens and James R. Williams were married on 16 January 1961 in Florida. James R. Williams was born in 1938. He died on 19 April 1969 at the age of 31.
 
James R. Williams and Barbara Susan Mertens had the following children:
 
        +444 i. Boyd Louis Williams, born 1961; married Gayla Clingman; married Glenda Fisher.
        +445 ii. Catherine Opel Williams, born 1962; married William Philbert.
        +446 iii. William Lee Williams, born 1964; married Cathy .
        +447 iv. Kelly Susan Williams, born 1968; married Jack Raetz.
 
 
Barbara Susan Mertens and Franklin E. McBaine were married on 20 July 1974 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. Franklin E. McBaine was born on 25 April 1930. He died on 18 August 2008 at the age of 78 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. He was buried in Hawthorn Memorial Gardens in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. 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 John-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 9 February 1946 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. She died on 3 July 2014 at the age of 68 in Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. She was buried on 8 July 2014 in Hawthorn Memorial Gardens in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. 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 Ann Mertens and Robert S. Burrows were married on 23 April 1966 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. Robert S. Burrows was born in 1943.
 
Robert S. Burrows and Judith Ann Mertens had the following children:
 
        +448 i. Robert William Burrows, born 1968; married Pamela Kidd.
        +449 ii. Anthony Dale Burrows, born 1971; married Ara R. Saterfield.
        450 iii. Christopher George Burrows was born in 1973.
 
 
 
277.  Gerald Lee Mertens (Louis John-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1953.
 
Gerald Lee Mertens and Janice Rousch were married. Janice Rousch was born in 1957.
 
Gerald Lee Mertens and Janice Rousch had the following child:
 
        451 i. Sara Katherine Mertens was born in 1984.
 
 
Gerald Lee Mertens and Victoria were married. Victoria was born about 1955.
 
 
 
 
278.  Kathleen Marie Mertens (Louis John-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1957.
 
Kathleen Marie Mertens and Michael McClure were married. Michael McClure was born in 1962.
 
Michael McClure and Kathleen Marie Mertens had the following children:
 
        452 i. Matthew Brian McClure was born in 1980.
        453 ii. Shaun Michael McClure was born in 1982.
 
 
 
279.  Karl Joseph Mertens (Louis John-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 10 January 1957 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. He died on 4 June 2015 at the age of 58 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. He was buried on 8 June 2015. 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 Joseph Mertens and Tammy J. Johnson were married on 21 August 1982 in St. Peter's Catholic Church in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. Tammy J. Johnson was born in 1961.
 
 
 
 
281.  Ralph Paul Veit (Frances Marie Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1935.
 
Ralph Paul Veit and Agnes Ann Borgmeyer were married. Agnes Ann Borgmeyer was born in 1943.
 
Ralph Paul Veit and Agnes Ann Borgmeyer had the following children:
 
        +454 i. Janice Marie Veit, born 1963; married Eric Brian Akins.
        +455 ii. Joyce Elaine Veit, born 1964; married Charles Siebeneck, about 1987; married Johannes Theodore Schokker, about 1994.
        456 iii. Marcellus Joseph Veit was born in 1965.
        +457 iv. Michael Louis Veit, born 1967; married Kimberly Buckley.
 
 
 
282.  Mary Delores Veit (Frances Marie Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1938.
 
Mary Delores Veit and Leonard Gene Carrender were married on 19 April 1958 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. Leonard Gene Carrender was born on 13 April 1931 in Henley, Missouri. He died on 18 August 2015 at the age of 84 in Henley, Missouri. 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.
 
Leonard Gene Carrender and Mary Delores Veit had the following child:
 
        +458 i. Denise Marie Carrender, born 1969; married Greg Rehagen; married Daniel Crider.
 
 
 
283.  Gladys Hilda Veit (Frances Marie Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1942.
 
Gladys Hilda Veit and Fred G. Unnewehr were married. Fred G. Unnewehr was born in 1936.
 
Fred G. Unnewehr and Gladys Hilda Veit had the following children:
 
        +459 i. Lisa Ann Unnewehr, born 1965; married David Keeling.
        460 ii. Gary Alan Unnewehr was born in 1967.
        +461 iii. Lana Sue Unnewehr, born 1968; married David Brooks.
 
 
 
284.  Robert Anthony Veit (Frances Marie Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1948.
 
Robert Anthony Veit and Judy Siegel were married. Judy Siegel was born in 1943.
 
Robert Anthony Veit and Judy Siegel had the following children:
 
        +462 i. Kelley Denise Veit, born 1964.
        463 ii. Vanessa Rae Veit was born in 1966.
        +464 iii. William Leslie Veit, born 1967; married Vanessa Ann Buell.
 
 
Robert Anthony Veit and Sheryl Wasson were married. Sheryl Wasson was born in 1947.
 
 
 
 
285.  Mary Elizabeth Frank (Augusta Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1939.
 
Mary Elizabeth Frank and Sammy Raymond Williams were married. Sammy Raymond Williams was born in 1938.
 
Sammy Raymond Williams and Mary Elizabeth Frank had the following children:
 
        +465 i. Elizabeth Ann Williams, born 1960; married William Edward Howser.
        +466 ii. Susan Marie Williams, born 1962; married Douglas Frank Schmitz; married James Randall Cannon.
        +467 iii. Linda Carol Williams, born 1965; married Steve Beck.
 
 
 
286.  Charlene Augusta Frank (Augusta Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1941.
 
Charlene Augusta Frank and Donald Ruben Green were married. Donald Ruben Green was born in 1942.
 
Donald Ruben Green and Charlene Augusta Frank had the following children:
 
        +468 i. Leslie Susan Green, born 1964; married Ian Keith Craft.
        +469 ii. Michelle Louise Green, born 1965; married Michael James Smart.
 
 
 
287.  Linda Ann Frank (Augusta Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1944.
 
Linda Ann Frank and Robert Henry Christopher Berg were married. Robert Henry Christopher Berg was born in 1940.
 
Robert Henry Christopher Berg and Linda Ann Frank had the following children:
 
        470 i. Jeffrey Robert Berg was born in 1972.
        471 ii. Julie Ann Berg was born in 1974.
 
 
 
288.  Ronald Joseph Frank (Augusta Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1948.
 
Ronald Joseph Frank and Janice Madeline Schmitt were married. Janice Madeline Schmitt was born in 1948.
 
Ronald Joseph Frank and Janice Madeline Schmitt had the following children:
 
        +472 i. Candace Rene Frank, born 1972; married Douglas Lloyd Ott.
        +473 ii. Seth Charles Frank, born 1973; married Gina Dee Nesheim.
        474 iii. Joshua Nicholas Frank was born in 1976.
        475 iv. Lucas Nathaniel Frank was born in 1978.
        476 v. Charles Joseph Frank was born in 1980.
 
 
 
289.  Jean Marie Frank (Augusta Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1954.
 
Jean Marie Frank and Maurice Michael Muenks were married. Maurice Michael Muenks was born in 1950.
 
Maurice Michael Muenks and Jean Marie Frank had the following children:
 
        477 i. Theresa Rose Muenks was born in 1978.
        478 ii. Carrie Elizabeth Muenks was born in 1980.
        479 iii. Paul Michael Muenks was born in 1983.
 
 
 
290.  Carol Ann Mertens (Bernard Henry-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1943.
 
Carol Ann Mertens and Wilbur Lage were married. Wilbur Lage was born in 1940.
 
Wilbur Lage and Carol Ann Mertens had the following children:
 
        +480 i. Kelly Lynn Lage, born 1963; married Wayne Swisher.
        481 ii. Keith Gerard Lage was born in 1965.
        +482 iii. Kurt John Lage, born 1966; married Harriet Linford.
        +483 iv. Kraig Jason Lage, born 1972; married Jennifer Placke.
        484 v. Kristen Nicole Lage was born in 1975.
 
 
 
291.  Otto Paul Mertens (Bernard Henry-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1945.
 
Otto Paul Mertens and Carol Marie Schimberg were married. Carol Marie Schimberg was born in 1945.
 
Otto Paul Mertens and Carol Marie Schimberg had the following children:
 
        485 i. Sara Beth Mertens was born in 1975.
        486 ii. Amanda Sue Mertens was born in 1976.
        487 iii. Paul Andrew Mertens was born in 1980.
        488 iv. Benjamin Andrew Mertens was born in 1981.
 
 
 
292.  Michael Bernard Mertens (Bernard Henry-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1948.
 
Michael Bernard Mertens and Rose C. Luebbering were married. Rose C. Luebbering was born in 1946.
 
Michael Bernard Mertens and Rose C. Luebbering had the following children:
 
        +489 i. Michael Bernard Mertens, born 18 February 1970; died 16 July 1986.
        490 ii. Matthew Lawrence Mertens was born in 1974.
        491 iii. Stacy Nicole Mertens was born in 1978.
 
 
 
293.  Timothy Leo Mertens (Bernard Henry-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1950.
 
Timothy Leo Mertens and Betty Jo Siebeneck were married on 5 October 1979. Betty Jo Siebeneck was born on 1 September 1950 in Osage Bend, Cole County. Missouri. She died on 5 September 2017 at the age of 67 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. 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.
 
Timothy Leo Mertens and Betty Jo Siebeneck had the following children:
 
        +492 i. Emily Suzanne Mertens, born 1982; married Michael Olsen.
        493 ii. Frank Joseph Mertens was born in 1985.
        +494 iii. Anita Elizabeth Mertens, born 1989; married Jesse De La Cruz Sr..
 
 
 
294.  Mark Allen Mertens (Bernard Henry-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1952.
 
Mark Allen Mertens and Marsha Kay Shellhart were married. Marsha Kay Shellhart was born in 1956.
 
Mark Allen Mertens and Marsha Kay Shellhart had the following children:
 
        +495 i. Andrew Scott Mertens, born 1983; married Natalie Suzanne Ernst, 2008.
        496 ii. Patrick Allen Mertens was born in 1986.
        497 iii. Daniel Henry Mertens was born in 1989.
 
 
 
295.  Peggy Susan Mertens (Bernard Henry-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1952.
 
Peggy Susan Mertens and Dr. Roger Borgmeyer were married. Dr. Roger Borgmeyer, son of Raymond Henry Borgmeyer and Marie Elizabeth Koerber, was born in 1953.
 
Roger Borgmeyer and Peggy Susan Mertens had the following children:
 
        498 i. Nathan Allen Borgmeyer was born in 1977.
        499 ii. Lucas Ryan Borgmeyer was born in 1980. He died in 1980 at the age of 0.
        500 iii. Nicholas Bryon Borgmeyer was born in 1981.
        501 iv. Nora Rae Borgmeyer was born in 1989.
 
 
 
296.  Mary Lisa Mertens (Bernard Henry-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1959.
 
Mary Lisa Mertens and James Buschjost were married. James Buschjost was born in 1956.
 
James Buschjost and Mary Lisa Mertens had the following children:
 
        502 i. Brian James Buschjost was born in 1981.
        503 ii. Molly Ann Buschjost was born in 1986.
 
 
 
297.  Janice Ruth Mertens (Bernard Henry-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1962.
 
Janice Ruth Mertens and Ernest J. Verslues were married. Ernest J. Verslues was born in 1961.
 
Ernest J. Verslues and Janice Ruth Mertens had the following children:
 
        504 i. Ashley Lynn Verslues was born in 1985.
        505 ii. Tyler Scott Verslues was born in 1990.
        506 iii. Jordan Michael Verslues was born in 1992.
 
 
 
299.  Thomas Louis Mertens (Edward Theodore-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1945.
 
Thomas Louis Mertens and Della Cooper were married. Della Cooper was born about 1947.
 
 
 
 
300.  Robert Joseph Mertens (Edward Theodore-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 7 September 1946. He died on 5 October 1974 at the age of 28 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. He was buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Missouri.
 
Robert Joseph Mertens and Joyce K. Siebeneck were married on 14 June 1969. Joyce K. Siebeneck was born in 1950.
 
Robert Joseph Mertens and Joyce K. Siebeneck had the following child:
 
        507 i. Darla Kay Mertens was born in 1971.
 
 
 
303.  Joyce A. Mertens (Edward Theodore-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1952.
 
Joyce A. Mertens and James Cregger were married. James Cregger was born in 1947.
 
James Cregger and Joyce A. Mertens had the following children:
 
        508 i. Jonathon Patric Cregger was born in 1977.
        509 ii. Joseph Edward Cregger was born in 1981.
 
 
 
304.  Christy Marie Mertens (Edward Theodore-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1956.
 
Christy Marie Mertens and Randy Muenks were married. Randy Muenks was born about 1955.
 
Randy Muenks and Christy Marie Mertens had the following children:
 
        510 i. Sarah Ann Muenks was born in 1981.
        511 ii. Rachael Marie Muenks was born in 1983.
        512 iii. Rebecca Muenks was born in 1987.
        513 iv. Adam Robert Muenks was born in 1989.
 
 
 
305.  Gregory Francis Mertens (Willliam Francis-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1955.
 
Gregory Francis Mertens and Theresa Manganiello were married. Theresa Manganiello was born about 1955.
 
Gregory Francis Mertens and Theresa Manganiello had the following children:
 
        514 i. Ralph Joseph Mertens was born (date unknown).
        515 ii. Theresanna Mertens was born in 1977.
 
 
 
306.  Cynthia Marie Mertens (Willliam Francis-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1956.
 
Cynthia Marie Mertens and Steven Ochsner were married. Steven Ochsner was born in 1948.
 
Steven Ochsner and Cynthia Marie Mertens had the following children:
 
        516 i. Nicholas Aaron Ochsner was born in 1983.
        517 ii. Matthew Ryan Ochsner was born in 1985.
 
 
 
307.  Jennifer Kay Mertens (Willliam Francis-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1962.
 
Jennifer Kay Mertens and Devon English were married. Devon English was born (date unknown).
 
Devon English and Jennifer Kay Mertens had the following children:
 
        518 i. Mistie Kay English was born in 1981.
        519 ii. Randi Marie English was born in 1988.
        520 iii. Benjamin William English was born in 1991.
        521 iv. Hannah Rose English was born in 1998.
 
 
 
310.  Margaret Alice Rackers (Alice Marie Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1949.
 
Margaret Alice Rackers and Alfred S. Kaiser were married. Alfred S. Kaiser was born in 1947.
 
Alfred S. Kaiser and Margaret Alice Rackers had the following children:
 
        +522 i. Abbey Lynn Kaiser, born 1974; married Shawn Stump.
        523 ii. Elizabeth Ann Kaiser was born in 1978.
        524 iii. Jesse Kaiser was born in 1988.
 
 
 
312.  Richard Lee Rackers (Alice Marie Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1951.
 
Richard Lee Rackers and Geraldine M. Buschjost were married. Geraldine M. Buschjost was born in 1953.
 
Richard Lee Rackers and Geraldine M. Buschjost had the following children:
 
        525 i. Bradley Allen Rackers was born in 1974.
        +526 ii. Sara Ann Rackers, born 1979.
        527 iii. Brian Charles Rackers was born in 1980.
 
 
 
313.  Marilyn Rose Rackers (Alice Marie Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1954.
 
Marilyn Rose Rackers and Daniel R. Verslues were married. Daniel R. Verslues was born in 1954.
 
Daniel R. Verslues and Marilyn Rose Rackers had the following children:
 
        528 i. Jacob Daniel Verslues was born in 1976.
        529 ii. Lucas Wayne Verslues was born in 1979.
        530 iii. Jennifer Lynn Verslues was born in 1981.
 
 
 
314.  Harry Joseph Rackers (Alice Marie Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 22 January 1956. He died on 15 June 1988 at the age of 32.
 
Harry Joseph Rackers and Pamela Jean Herzling were married. Pamela Jean Herzling was born in 1960.
 
 
 
 
315.  Julie Marie Rackers (Alice Marie Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1958.
 
Julie Marie Rackers and Michael P. Kever were married. Michael P. Kever was born in 1957.
 
Michael P. Kever and Julie Marie Rackers had the following children:
 
        531 i. Amanda Jean Kever was born in 1975.
        532 ii. Nicole Rae Kever was born in 1979.
        533 iii. Ann Marie Kever was born in 1981.
 
 
 
316.  Thomas Girard Rackers (Alice Marie Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1962.
 
Thomas Girard Rackers and Tammy Mulholland were married. Tammy Mulholland was born in 1964.
 
Thomas Girard Rackers and Tammy Mulholland had the following children:
 
        534 i. Danielle Woods Rackers was born in 1984.
        535 ii. Brandon Rackers was born in 1992.
 
 
 
317.  Rebecca Ann Rackers (Alice Marie Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1968.
 
Rebecca Ann Rackers and Joseph Britton were married. Joseph Britton was born in 1962.
 
Joseph Britton and Rebecca Ann Rackers had the following children:
 
        536 i. Brandy Nicole Britton was born in 1986.
        537 ii. Michelle Marie Britton was born in 1989.
        538 iii. Marie Nicole Britton was born in 1992.
        539 iv. Rachael Jo Britton was born in 1993.
        540 v. Adam Joseph Britton was born in 1996.
 
 
 
318.  Lynn Ann Bretthorst (Pauline Johanna Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1971.
 
Lynn Ann Bretthorst and Scott Crowell were married. Scott Crowell was born about 1970.
 
Scott Crowell and Lynn Ann Bretthorst had the following children:
 
        541 i. Josh Crowell was born in 1988.
        542 ii. Justin Crowell was born in 1991.
 
 
Eighth Generation
 
 
319.  Theodore Stephen Mertens (Wilfred John-7, Stephen-6, Joseph Wilhelm-5, Stephen (Steve) Joseph-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 27 November 1968. He died on 16 November 1998 at the age of 29. He was buried in Larned Cemetery in Larned, Pawnee County, Kansas. 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 Stephen Mertens and Lori Lea Springer were married on 8 June 1996. Lori Lea Springer was born about 1970.
 
 
 
 
323.  Virginia Ruth Mertens (Jerome William-7, Stephen Joseph-6, Lorenz (Lawrence)-5, Stephen (Steve) Joseph-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown). Relationship to father: Adopted.
 
Virginia Ruth Mertens and Clell V. Bagley were married. Clell V. Bagley was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
324.  Jerry Gene Mertens (Jerome William-7, Stephen Joseph-6, Lorenz (Lawrence)-5, Stephen (Steve) Joseph-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
Jerry Gene Mertens and Jennifer Tull Jefferies were married. Jennifer Tull Jefferies was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
Jerry Gene Mertens and Annie were married. Annie was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
336.  Jo Ann M. Mertens (Gerard John (Gerald)-7, Lorenz John-6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 24 January 1942. She was a deputy warden for 20 years at Renz and Church Farm.
 
Jo Ann M. Mertens was married.
 
Jo Ann M. Mertens had the following child:
 
        +543 i. Dr. Christopher J. Mertens, born 22 May 1964; married Rhonda Foster.
 
 
 
342.  Donald Edward Harrison (Rosella Agnes Anna Mertens-7, Peter Hubert-6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 30 December 1934. He died on 17 September 1996 at the age of 61.
 
Donald Edward Harrison and Yvonne were married about 1956. Yvonne was born about 1935.
 
Donald Edward Harrison and Yvonne  had the following child:
 
        544 i. Donald D. Harrison was born on 26 March 1957.
 
 
Donald Edward Harrison and Shirley were married about 1965. Shirley was born about 1937.
 
 
 
Donald Edward Harrison and Dottie were married about 1967. Dottie was born about 1936.
 
 
 
Donald Edward Harrison and Shirley were married about 1969. Shirley was born about 1937.
 
 
 
Donald Edward Harrison and Jackie were married on 11 August 1973. Jackie was born about 1937.
 
Donald Edward Harrison and Jackie  had the following children:
 
        545 i. Kristi Lee Harrison was born on 24 December 1974.
        546 ii. Curtis Edward Harrison was born on 28 January 1976.
 
 
Donald Edward Harrison and Delores were married about 1988. Delores was born about 1937.
 
 
 
 
343.  Gary James Harrison (Rosella Agnes Anna Mertens-7, Peter Hubert-6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 31 October 1939. He died on 30 September 2013 at the age of 73. He was buried in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri. 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 James Harrison and Nelda Gay Dickinson were married. Nelda Gay Dickinson was born on 18 February 1940.
 
Gary James Harrison and Nelda Gay Dickinson had the following children:
 
        +547 i. Debra Gay Harrison, born 30 January 1961; married Edward Livingston.
        +548 ii. Linda Ann Harrison, born 23 January 1963; married Eldefanso Salaices; married Kirk Schmidt.
        +549 iii. Gary Dwayne Harrison, born 4 August 1964; married Deborah Sue Parks.
        +550 iv. Jeffrey Paul Harrison, born 19 September 1968; married Dawnetta Davis.
 
 
 
345.  Marilyn Ann Harrison (Rosella Agnes Anna Mertens-7, Peter Hubert-6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 27 August 1947. She died on 12 February 1990 at the age of 42.
 
Marilyn Ann Harrison and Gary Lee Maassen were married. Gary Lee Maassen was born on 27 June 1946.
 
Gary Lee Maassen and Marilyn Ann Harrison had the following child:
 
        551 i. Shawnna Lynne Maassen was born on 4 November 1969.
 
 
 
346.  Sharon Marie Mertens (Oscar John Gerard-7, Peter Hubert-6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 7 April 1936. She died on 27 April 1997 at the age of 61 in St. Louis, Missouri.
 
Sharon Marie Mertens and William Guido Benz were married. William Guido Benz was born on 14 October 1934.
 
William Guido Benz and Sharon Marie Mertens had the following children:
 
        +552 i. Steven William Benz, born 28 October 1959; married Linda Knight.
        +553 ii. Brian Paul Benz, born 7 November 1962; married Sandra Schweppe.
        554 iii. Michael Gerard Benz was born on 7 November 1962. He died on 30 December 1962 at the age of 0.
        555 iv. Michael David Benz was born on 1 May 1964.
        556 v. John Gerard Benz was born on 7 May 1969.
 
 
 
347.  Rosalie Mary Mertens (Oscar John Gerard-7, Peter Hubert-6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 10 June 1941. She died from cancer on 24 May 1981 at the age of 39. She was buried in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri.
 
Rosalie Mary Mertens and David Michael Giratos were married. David Michael Giratos was born about 1938.
 
David Michael Giratos and Rosalie Mary Mertens had the following children:
 
        +557 i. Dawn Marie Giratos, born 8 June 1970; married Jeff Bresler.
        +558 ii. Kimberly Lynn Giratos, born 3 July 1972; married Robert Lawrence.
        559 iii. Tammy Giratos was born on 10 March 1975.
 
 
 
348.  Glennon Peter Mertens (Oscar John Gerard-7, Peter Hubert-6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 28 October 1948.
 
Glennon Peter Mertens and Barbara Lynn Trunko were married. Barbara Lynn Trunko was born on 4 April 1948.
 
Glennon Peter Mertens and Barbara Lynn Trunko had the following children:
 
        +560 i. Tina Marie Mertens, born 19 September 1973; married John Lesch.
        561 ii. Lisa Marie Mertens was born on 16 May 1977.
 
 
 
349.  Jim Haslag (Elmer Walter-7, Henry Martin-6, Johanna F. Mertens-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
Jim Haslag and Deanna were married. Deanna was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
351.  Sandra Haslag (Elmer Walter-7, Henry Martin-6, Johanna F. Mertens-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
Sandra Haslag and Jim Teer were married. Jim Teer was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
352.  Sara Stiesmeyer (William Frederick-7, Emilie Mertens-6, Wilhelm (William) Carl H.-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
Sara Stiesmeyer and Donald Boes were married. Donald Boes, son of Joseph H. Boes and Dorothy Jean Schlangenstein, was born (date unknown).
 
Donald Boes and Sara Stiesmeyer had the following child:
 
        562 i. Daniel Boes was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
353.  Rachel Stiesmeyer (William Frederick-7, Emilie Mertens-6, Wilhelm (William) Carl H.-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
Rachel Stiesmeyer and Bruce Duncan were married. Bruce Duncan was born (date unknown).
 
Bruce Duncan and Rachel Stiesmeyer had the following children:
 
        563 i. James Duncan was born (date unknown).
        564 ii. Emily Duncan was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
355.  Lawrence Mertens (Raymond H.-7, Herbert Charles (Carl)-6, Heinrich John-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
Lawrence Mertens and Pat were married. Pat was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
356.  Daniel Mertens (Raymond H.-7, Herbert Charles (Carl)-6, Heinrich John-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
Daniel Mertens and Sally were married. Sally was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
357.  Patricia Mertens (Raymond H.-7, Herbert Charles (Carl)-6, Heinrich John-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
Patricia Mertens and Will Hying were married. Will Hying was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
359.  Elmer Matthew Stockman III (Elmer Matthew-7, Rose Benedicta Mertens-6, Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 25 March 1960. He died on 2 October 1989 at the age of 29. He was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
 
Elmer Matthew Stockman III and Maria R. were married. Maria R. was born on 22 December 1961.
 
 
 
 
361.  Lisa Stockman (Paul Francis-7, Rose Benedicta Mertens-6, Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
Lisa Stockman and Jim Lage were married. Jim Lage was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
362.  Nora Stockman (Paul Francis-7, Rose Benedicta Mertens-6, Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
Nora Stockman and Male Welschmeyer were married. Male Welschmeyer was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
364.  Brenda Stockman (Paul Francis-7, Rose Benedicta Mertens-6, Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
Brenda Stockman and Kevin Bullock were married. Kevin Bullock was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
373.  Kathy Veit (Clarence Albert-7, Anna Frances Mertens-6, Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
Kathy Veit and Rick Kolb were married. Rick Kolb was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
374.  Phil Veit (Clarence Albert-7, Anna Frances Mertens-6, Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
Phil Veit and Laura were married. Laura was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
375.  Michael Veit (Roderick Theodore-7, Anna Frances Mertens-6, Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
Michael Veit and Linda were married. Linda was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
376.  Carol Veit (Roderick Theodore-7, Anna Frances Mertens-6, Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
Carol Veit and James Duenow were married. James Duenow was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
378.  Dennis Veit (Roderick Theodore-7, Anna Frances Mertens-6, Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
Dennis Veit and Janet were married. Janet was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
379.  David Veit (Roderick Theodore-7, Anna Frances Mertens-6, Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
David Veit and Nikki were married. Nikki was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
380.  Kenneth Veit (Roderick Theodore-7, Anna Frances Mertens-6, Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
Kenneth Veit and Becky were married. Becky was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
381.  Mark Veit (Roderick Theodore-7, Anna Frances Mertens-6, Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
Mark Veit and Tawnya were married. Tawnya was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
382.  Tom Schmidt (Mary Ann Matilda Veit-7, Anna Frances Mertens-6, Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
Tom Schmidt and Leighann were married. Leighann was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
383.  Sharon Schmidt (Mary Ann Matilda Veit-7, Anna Frances Mertens-6, Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
Sharon Schmidt and Larry Derhake were married. Larry Derhake was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
384.  Patty Schmidt (Mary Ann Matilda Veit-7, Anna Frances Mertens-6, Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
Patty Schmidt and Terry Bratton were married. Terry Bratton was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
385.  Dan Schmidt (Mary Ann Matilda Veit-7, Anna Frances Mertens-6, Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
Dan Schmidt and Barb were married. Barb was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
387.  Marilyn K. Mertens (Roger Theodore-7, Emil Henry-6, Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
Marilyn K. Mertens and Darrell Garmer were married. Darrell Garmer was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
388.  Sharon A. Mertens (Roger Theodore-7, Emil Henry-6, Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
Sharon A. Mertens and Mark Alexander were married. Mark Alexander was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
390.  Gerald W. Mertens (Roger Theodore-7, Emil Henry-6, Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
Gerald W. Mertens and Kerri were married. Kerri was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
391.  Greg A. Mertens (Roger Theodore-7, Emil Henry-6, Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
Greg A. Mertens and Laura were married. Laura was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
392.  John P. Mertens (Roger Theodore-7, Emil Henry-6, Theodore-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born (date unknown).
 
John P. Mertens and Michelle were married. Michelle was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
396.  Lori Ann Hoelscher (Shirley Ann Mertens-7, George Joseph-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1968.
 
Lori Ann Hoelscher and Thomas Luebbering were married. Thomas Luebbering was born in 1965.
 
Thomas Luebbering and Lori Ann Hoelscher had the following child:
 
        565 i. Zachary Thomas Luebbering was born in 1988.
 
 
 
397.  Kevin Lee Welch (Helen Augusta Mertens-7, George Joseph-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1963.
 
Kevin Lee Welch and Linda Streck were married. Linda Streck was born in 1963.
 
Kevin Lee Welch and Linda Streck had the following child:
 
        566 i. Shelby Welch was born in 1992.
 
 
 
398.  Keith Allen Welch (Helen Augusta Mertens-7, George Joseph-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1964.
 
Keith Allen Welch and Lori were married. Lori was born about 1966.
 
 
 
 
399.  Kimberly Ann Welch (Helen Augusta Mertens-7, George Joseph-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1972.
 
Kimberly Ann Welch and Donnie Hampson were married. Donnie Hampson was born about 1970.
 
Donnie Hampson and Kimberly Ann Welch had the following child:
 
        567 i. Seth Hampson was born in 1993.
 
 
 
403.  Brian Lee Mertens (Frederick Joseph-7, George Joseph-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1972.
 
Brian Lee Mertens and Suzette Kleffner were married. Suzette Kleffner was born about 1975.
 
 
 
 
406.  Melissa Marie Mertens (George Joseph-7, George Joseph-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1975.
 
Melissa Marie Mertens and Roger S. Pecher were married. Roger S. Pecher was born about 1974.
 
 
 
 
407.  Matthew George Mertens (George Joseph-7, George Joseph-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1976.
 
Matthew George Mertens and April D. Clark were married. April D. Clark was born about 1978.
 
 
 
 
410.  Joseph Wayne Mertens (John Louis-7, George Joseph-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1974.
 
Joseph Wayne Mertens and Lisa A. McKinney were married. Lisa A. McKinney was born about 1976.
 
 
 
 
414.  Sara Jane Bisges (Anna Jane Mertens-7, George Joseph-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1974.
 
Sara Jane Bisges was married.
 
Sara Jane Bisges had the following child:
 
        568 i. Samantha Martina Bisges was born in 1993.
 
 
 
416.  Brandy Lynn Mertens (Kenneth Paul-7, George Joseph-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1977.
 
Brandy Lynn Mertens and Jon Wirtz were married. Jon Wirtz was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
417.  Jennifer Lee Mertens (Kenneth Paul-7, George Joseph-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1982.
 
Jennifer Lee Mertens and Alton Clark were married. Alton Clark was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
418.  Julianna Augusta Doerhoff (Dorothy Mary Schulte-7, Clara Anna Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1960.
 
Julianna Augusta Doerhoff and Darrell P. Henley were married. Darrell P. Henley was born in 1954.
 
Darrell P. Henley and Julianna Augusta Doerhoff had the following children:
 
        569 i. Miranda Lee Henley was born in 1984.
        570 ii. Hanna Lyne Henley was born in 1987.
        571 iii. Parker Allen Henley was born in 1992.
 
 
 
419.  Lynette Margaret Doerhoff (Dorothy Mary Schulte-7, Clara Anna Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1967.
 
Lynette Margaret Doerhoff and Keith M. Otto were married. Keith M. Otto was born in 1954.
 
Keith M. Otto and Lynette Margaret Doerhoff had the following children:
 
        572 i. Loren Michael Otto was born in 1995.
        573 ii. Preston Alfred Otto was born in 1998.
 
 
 
421.  Douglas Bax (Pauline Margaret Schulte-7, Clara Anna Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1960.
 
Douglas Bax and Kimie Rhea were married. Kimie Rhea was born in 1962.
 
Douglas Bax and Kimie Rhea had the following children:
 
        574 i. David Andrew Bax was born in 1989.
        575 ii. Ryan Douglas Bax was born in 1992.
        576 iii. Adam Rhea Bax was born in 1997.
 
 
 
422.  Bruce Bax (Pauline Margaret Schulte-7, Clara Anna Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1962.
 
Bruce Bax and Ann Schnieders were married. Ann Schnieders was born in 1961.
 
Bruce Bax and Ann Schnieders had the following children:
 
        577 i. Trenton John Bax was born in 1989.
        578 ii. Taylor Joseph Bax was born in 1991.
        579 iii. Haley Ann Bax was born in 1995.
 
 
 
423.  Christy Bax (Pauline Margaret Schulte-7, Clara Anna Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1976.
 
Christy Bax and Spencer L. Allen were married. Spencer L. Allen was born in 1974.
 
 
 
 
424.  Gregory Schulte (George John-7, Clara Anna Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1964.
 
Gregory Schulte and Lisa Dulle were married. Lisa Dulle was born in 1963.
 
 
 
Gregory Schulte and Susan Sharisin were married. Susan Sharisin was born in 1960.
 
Gregory Schulte and Susan Sharisin had the following children:
 
        580 i. Michael George Schulte was born in 1992.
        581 ii. Clinton Gregory Schulte was born in 1994.
        582 iii. Nicolas Ray Schulte was born in 1997.
 
 
 
425.  Elaine Schulte (George John-7, Clara Anna Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1966.
 
Elaine Schulte and Daniel Braun were married. Daniel Braun was born in 1960.
 
Daniel Braun and Elaine Schulte had the following children:
 
        583 i. Megan Elizabeth Braun was born in 1989.
        584 ii. Jeremy Daniel Braun was born in 1992.
        585 iii. Nathan William Braun was born in 1996.
 
 
 
426.  Mark Schulte (George John-7, Clara Anna Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1971.
 
Mark Schulte and Jill Wansing were married. Jill Wansing was born in 1971.
 
Mark Schulte and Jill Wansing had the following children:
 
        586 i. Bethany Nicole Schulte was born in 1995.
        587 ii. Jacob Lorence Schulte was born in 1997.
 
 
 
428.  Donna Schulte (Edward Louis-7, Clara Anna Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1967.
 
Donna Schulte and David Imhoff were married. David Imhoff was born in 1962.
 
David Imhoff and Donna Schulte had the following child:
 
        588 i. Josiah Paul Imhoff was born in 1997.
 
 
 
429.  Daniel Schulte (Edward Louis-7, Clara Anna Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1968.
 
Daniel Schulte and Vicki Eichholz were married. Vicki Eichholz was born in 1969.
 
 
 
 
431.  Janelle Schulte (Richard Hubert-7, Clara Anna Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1968.
 
Janelle Schulte and Anthony Wilson were married. Anthony Wilson was born in 1968.
 
Anthony Wilson and Janelle Schulte had the following children:
 
        589 i. Mikayla Anne Wilson was born in 1994.
        590 ii. Rachel Marie Wilson was born in 1997.
 
 
 
432.  Larry Schulte (Richard Hubert-7, Clara Anna Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1969.
 
Larry Schulte and Leslye Ownes were married. Leslye Ownes was born in 1971.
 
 
 
 
433.  Karen Schulte (Richard Hubert-7, Clara Anna Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1971.
 
Karen Schulte and Bryan Zang were married. Bryan Zang was born in 1969.
 
 
 
 
437.  Shelley Renee Mertens (James Louis-7, Louis John-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1966.
 
Shelley Renee Mertens and Terrence Joseph (Joe) Smith were married. Terrence Joseph (Joe) Smith was born in 1970.
 
Terrence Joseph (Joe) Smith and Shelley Renee Mertens had the following children:
 
        591 i. Tanner Smith was born (date unknown).
        592 ii. Makenzie Lynn Smith was born in 1994.
        593 iii. Madison Renee Smith was born in 1996.
 
 
 
438.  Karla Rae Mertens (James Louis-7, Louis John-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1967.
 
Karla Rae Mertens and David Buck were married. David Buck was born in 1968.
 
David Buck and Karla Rae Mertens had the following child:
 
        594 i. Robert Woodrow Buck was born in 1986.
 
 
Karla Rae Mertens and Vincent McGee were married. Vincent McGee, son of Victor McGee and Wilma Irene Christian, was born about 1965.
 
Vincent McGee and Karla Rae Mertens had the following children:
 
        595 i. Thomas James McGee was born in 1988.
        596 ii. Star Noel McGee was born in 1994.
 
 
 
439.  Brooke Ann Mertens (James Louis-7, Louis John-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1971.
 
Brooke Ann Mertens and Stephen Poskin were married. Stephen Poskin was born about 1970.
 
 
 
 
440.  Paula Marie Mertens (Paul Joseph-7, Louis John-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1963.
 
Paula Marie Mertens and Eric Volkmer were married. Eric Volkmer was born in 1962.
 
Eric Volkmer and Paula Marie Mertens had the following children:
 
        597 i. Paul Victor Joseph Volkmer was born in 1989.
        598 ii. John Nicholas Volkmer was born in 1991.
        599 iii. Erica N. Volkmer was born in 1994.
 
 
 
444.  Boyd Louis Williams (Barbara Susan Mertens-7, Louis John-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1961.
 
Boyd Louis Williams and Gayla Clingman were married. Gayla Clingman was born in 1961.
 
Boyd Louis Williams and Gayla Clingman had the following children:
 
        600 i. Daron James Williams was born in 1985.
        601 ii. Blake L. Williams was born in 1988.
 
 
Boyd Louis Williams and Glenda Fisher were married. Glenda Fisher was born in 1956.
 
 
 
 
445.  Catherine Opel Williams (Barbara Susan Mertens-7, Louis John-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1962.
 
Catherine Opel Williams and William Philbert were married. William Philbert was born about 1960.
 
William Philbert and Catherine Opel Williams had the following child:
 
        602 i. Jessica Renee Philbert was born in 1982.
 
 
 
446.  William Lee Williams (Barbara Susan Mertens-7, Louis John-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1964.
 
William Lee Williams and Cathy were married. Cathy was born about 1966.
 
 
 
 
447.  Kelly Susan Williams (Barbara Susan Mertens-7, Louis John-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1968.
 
Kelly Susan Williams and Jack Raetz were married. Jack Raetz was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
448.  Robert William Burrows (Judith Ann Mertens-7, Louis John-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1968.
 
Robert William Burrows and Pamela Kidd were married. Pamela Kidd was born in 1966.
 
 
 
 
449.  Anthony Dale Burrows (Judith Ann Mertens-7, Louis John-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1971.
 
Anthony Dale Burrows and Ara R. Saterfield were married. Ara R. Saterfield was born in 1972.
 
Anthony Dale Burrows and Ara R. Saterfield had the following children:
 
        603 i. Lorri LeAnna Burrows was born in 1991.
        604 ii. Joshua Nicholas Burrows was born in 1994.
 
 
 
454.  Janice Marie Veit (Ralph Paul-7, Frances Marie Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1963.
 
Janice Marie Veit and Eric Brian Akins were married. Eric Brian Akins was born in 1959.
 
Eric Brian Akins and Janice Marie Veit had the following children:
 
        605 i. Alexandria Elizabeth Akins was born in 1994.
        606 ii. Jessica Marie Akins was born in 1996.
        607 iii. Samuel Murry Akins was born in 1997.
 
 
 
455.  Joyce Elaine Veit (Ralph Paul-7, Frances Marie Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1964.
 
Joyce Elaine Veit and Charles Siebeneck were married about 1987. Charles Siebeneck was born in 1965.
 
Charles Siebeneck and Joyce Elaine Veit had the following child:
 
        608 i. Joshua Adam Siebeneck was born in 1989.
 
 
Joyce Elaine Veit and Johannes Theodore Schokker were married about 1994. Johannes Theodore Schokker was born in 1964.
 
Johannes Theodore Schokker and Joyce Elaine Veit had the following child:
 
        609 i. Johanna Katlynn Schokker was born in 1995.
 
 
 
457.  Michael Louis Veit (Ralph Paul-7, Frances Marie Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1967.
 
Michael Louis Veit and Kimberly Buckley were married. Kimberly Buckley was born in 1967.
 
Michael Louis Veit and Kimberly Buckley had the following child:
 
        610 i. Sarah Lynn Veit was born in 1985.
 
 
 
458.  Denise Marie Carrender (Mary Delores Veit-7, Frances Marie Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1969.
 
Denise Marie Carrender and Greg Rehagen were married. Greg Rehagen was born in 1956.
 
Greg Rehagen and Denise Marie Carrender had the following child:
 
        611 i. Karina Ann Rehagen was born in 1992.
 
 
Denise Marie Carrender and Daniel Crider were married. Daniel Crider was born about 1965.
 
 
 
 
459.  Lisa Ann Unnewehr (Gladys Hilda Veit-7, Frances Marie Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1965.
 
Lisa Ann Unnewehr and David Keeling were married. David Keeling was born in 1963.
 
David Keeling and Lisa Ann Unnewehr had the following child:
 
        612 i. Shelby Keeling was born in 1991.
 
 
 
461.  Lana Sue Unnewehr (Gladys Hilda Veit-7, Frances Marie Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1968.
 
Lana Sue Unnewehr and David Brooks were married. David Brooks was born in 1966.
 
David Brooks and Lana Sue Unnewehr had the following child:
 
        613 i. Garret Wayne Brooks was born in 1993.
 
 
 
462.  Kelley Denise Veit (Robert Anthony-7, Frances Marie Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1964.
 
Kelley Denise Veit was married.
 
Kelley Denise Veit had the following child:
 
        614 i. Nicholas Long was born in 1990.
 
 
 
464.  William Leslie Veit (Robert Anthony-7, Frances Marie Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1967.
 
William Leslie Veit and Vanessa Ann Buell were married. Vanessa Ann Buell was born (date unknown).
 
William Leslie Veit and Vanessa Ann Buell had the following child:
 
        615 i. Dalton Thomas Veit was born in 1991.
 
 
 
465.  Elizabeth Ann Williams (Mary Elizabeth Frank-7, Augusta Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1960.
 
Elizabeth Ann Williams and William Edward Howser were married. William Edward Howser was born in 1949.
 
William Edward Howser and Elizabeth Ann Williams had the following children:
 
        616 i. Rachel Elizabeth Howser was born in 1984.
        617 ii. Jessie Marie Howser was born in 1986.
        618 iii. Abigail Michelle Howser was born in 1988.
        619 iv. Nicholas William Howser was born in 1998.
 
 
 
466.  Susan Marie Williams (Mary Elizabeth Frank-7, Augusta Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1962.
 
Susan Marie Williams and Douglas Frank Schmitz were married. Douglas Frank Schmitz was born on 5 October 1961. He died on 7 July 1992 at the age of 30. He was buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
 
Douglas Frank Schmitz and Susan Marie Williams had the following children:
 
        620 i. Sara Marie Schmitz was born in 1985.
        621 ii. Stacy Ann Schmitz was born in 1988.
 
 
Susan Marie Williams and James Randall Cannon were married. James Randall Cannon was born about 1960.
 
James Randall Cannon and Susan Marie Williams had the following children:
 
        622 i. Alekzander Storm Cannon was born in 1995.
        623 ii. Mercedes Brooke Cannon was born in 1996.
 
 
 
467.  Linda Carol Williams (Mary Elizabeth Frank-7, Augusta Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1965.
 
Linda Carol Williams and Steve Beck were married. Steve Beck was born (date unknown).
 
Steve Beck and Linda Carol Williams had the following child:
 
        624 i. Thomas Beck was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
468.  Leslie Susan Green (Charlene Augusta Frank-7, Augusta Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1964.
 
Leslie Susan Green and Ian Keith Craft were married. Ian Keith Craft was born in 1960.
 
Ian Keith Craft and Leslie Susan Green had the following child:
 
        625 i. Sean Colin Craft was born in 1989.
 
 
 
469.  Michelle Louise Green (Charlene Augusta Frank-7, Augusta Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1965.
 
Michelle Louise Green and Michael James Smart were married. Michael James Smart was born in 1964.
 
Michael James Smart and Michelle Louise Green had the following children:
 
        626 i. Adam Charles Smart was born in 1989.
        627 ii. Nicholas Brian Smart was born in 1991.
 
 
 
472.  Candace Rene Frank (Ronald Joseph-7, Augusta Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1972.
 
Candace Rene Frank and Douglas Lloyd Ott were married. Douglas Lloyd Ott was born about 1970.
 
Douglas Lloyd Ott and Candace Rene Frank had the following children:
 
        628 i. Savanna Veronica Ott was born in 1997.
        629 ii. Tristan Michael Ott was born in 1999.
 
 
 
473.  Seth Charles Frank (Ronald Joseph-7, Augusta Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1973.
 
Seth Charles Frank and Gina Dee Nesheim were married. Gina Dee Nesheim was born (date unknown).
 
Seth Charles Frank and Gina Dee Nesheim had the following child:
 
        630 i. Kylie Brei Frank was born in 1999.
 
 
 
480.  Kelly Lynn Lage (Carol Ann Mertens-7, Bernard Henry-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1963.
 
Kelly Lynn Lage and Wayne Swisher were married. Wayne Swisher was born in 1962.
 
 
 
 
482.  Kurt John Lage (Carol Ann Mertens-7, Bernard Henry-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1966.
 
Kurt John Lage and Harriet Linford were married. Harriet Linford was born in 1968.
 
Kurt John Lage and Harriet Linford had the following children:
 
        631 i. Austin Alexander Lage was born in 1991.
        632 ii. Victoria Anne Lage was born in 1993.
        633 iii. Alec Farrow Lage was born in 1995.
 
 
 
483.  Kraig Jason Lage (Carol Ann Mertens-7, Bernard Henry-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1972.
 
Kraig Jason Lage and Jennifer Placke were married. Jennifer Placke was born about 1975.
 
Kraig Jason Lage and Jennifer Placke had the following child:
 
        634 i. Jonah Lage was born in 1997.
 
 
 
489.  Michael Bernard Mertens (Michael Bernard-7, Bernard Henry-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 18 February 1970. He died on 16 July 1986 at the age of 16.
 
Michael Bernard Mertens was married.
 
Michael Bernard Mertens had the following child:
 
        635 i. Tadd Michael Mertens was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
492.  Emily Suzanne Mertens (Timothy Leo-7, Bernard Henry-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1982.
 
Emily Suzanne Mertens and Michael Olsen were married. Michael Olsen was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
494.  Anita Elizabeth Mertens (Timothy Leo-7, Bernard Henry-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1989.
 
Anita Elizabeth Mertens and Jesse De La Cruz Sr. were married. Jesse De La Cruz Sr. was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
495.  Andrew Scott Mertens (Mark Allen-7, Bernard Henry-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1983.
 
Andrew Scott Mertens and Natalie Suzanne Ernst were married in 2008. Natalie Suzanne Ernst was born in 1982.
 
Andrew Scott Mertens and Natalie Suzanne Ernst had the following child:
 
        636 i. Whitney April Mertens was born on 27 August 2013.
 
 
 
522.  Abbey Lynn Kaiser (Margaret Alice Rackers-7, Alice Marie Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1974.
 
Abbey Lynn Kaiser and Shawn Stump were married. Shawn Stump was born in 1970.
 
 
 
 
526.  Sara Ann Rackers (Richard Lee-7, Alice Marie Mertens-6, Peter Paul Otto-5, John-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born in 1979.
 
Sara Ann Rackers was married.
 
Sara Ann Rackers had the following child:
 
        637 i. Ty Hunter was born in 1997.
 
 
Ninth Generation
 
 
543.  Dr. Christopher J. Mertens (Jo Ann M. Mertens-8, Gerard John (Gerald)-7, Lorenz John-6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 22 May 1964.
 
Dr. Christopher J. Mertens and Rhonda Foster were married. Rhonda Foster was born about 1965.
 
Christopher J. Mertens and Rhonda Foster had the following children:
 
        638 i. Ashley Mertens was born on 15 August 1987.
        639 ii. Shelby Mertens was born on 13 July 1992.
 
 
 
547.  Debra Gay Harrison (Gary James-8, Rosella Agnes Anna Mertens-7, Peter Hubert-6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 30 January 1961.
 
Debra Gay Harrison and Edward Livingston were married. Edward Livingston was born about 1959.
 
Edward Livingston and Debra Gay Harrison had the following children:
 
        +640 i. Kenneth Paul Livingston, born 24 November 1980; married Valerie .
        +641 ii. Robert James Livingston, born 3 September 1982; married Amber .
        +642 iii. Crystal Lynne Livingston, born 10 March 1984; married Male Ramirez.
 
 
 
548.  Linda Ann Harrison (Gary James-8, Rosella Agnes Anna Mertens-7, Peter Hubert-6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 23 January 1963.
 
Linda Ann Harrison and Eldefanso Salaices were married. Eldefanso Salaices was born about 1961.
 
Eldefanso Salaices and Linda Ann Harrison had the following children:
 
        +643 i. Nicole Christina Salaices, born 20 December 1983; married Brandon Catchings.
        644 ii. Christopher Louis Salaices was born on 15 April 1987.
 
 
Linda Ann Harrison and Kirk Schmidt were married. Kirk Schmidt was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
549.  Gary Dwayne Harrison (Gary James-8, Rosella Agnes Anna Mertens-7, Peter Hubert-6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 4 August 1964.
 
Gary Dwayne Harrison and Deborah Sue Parks were married. Deborah Sue Parks was born on 27 April 1967.
 
Gary Dwayne Harrison and Deborah Sue Parks had the following children:
 
        645 i. Kara Marie Harrison was born on 9 June 1990.
        646 ii. Kyle Joseph Harrison was born on 22 November 1993.
 
 
 
550.  Jeffrey Paul Harrison (Gary James-8, Rosella Agnes Anna Mertens-7, Peter Hubert-6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 19 September 1968.
 
Jeffrey Paul Harrison and Dawnetta Davis were married. Dawnetta Davis was born on 20 September 1969.
 
Jeffrey Paul Harrison and Dawnetta Davis had the following child:
 
        647 i. Caleb Andrew Harrison was born on 31 August 1998.
 
 
 
552.  Steven William Benz (Sharon Marie Mertens-8, Oscar John Gerard-7, Peter Hubert-6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 28 October 1959.
 
Steven William Benz and Linda Knight were married. Linda Knight was born about 1961.
 
Steven William Benz and Linda Knight had the following children:
 
        648 i. Rachel Benz was born (date unknown).
        649 ii. Nathan Benz was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
553.  Brian Paul Benz (Sharon Marie Mertens-8, Oscar John Gerard-7, Peter Hubert-6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 7 November 1962.
 
Brian Paul Benz and Sandra Schweppe were married. Sandra Schweppe was born about 1965.
 
Brian Paul Benz and Sandra Schweppe had the following children:
 
        650 i. Stephanie Benz was born on 2 June 1989.
        651 ii. Sarah Benz was born about 1992.
        652 iii. Noel Benz was born on 25 December 1997.
 
 
 
557.  Dawn Marie Giratos (Rosalie Mary Mertens-8, Oscar John Gerard-7, Peter Hubert-6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 8 June 1970.
 
Dawn Marie Giratos and Jeff Bresler were married. Jeff Bresler was born about 1968.
 
 
 
 
558.  Kimberly Lynn Giratos (Rosalie Mary Mertens-8, Oscar John Gerard-7, Peter Hubert-6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 3 July 1972.
 
Kimberly Lynn Giratos and Robert Lawrence were married. Robert Lawrence was born about 1970.
 
 
 
 
560.  Tina Marie Mertens (Glennon Peter-8, Oscar John Gerard-7, Peter Hubert-6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 19 September 1973.
 
Tina Marie Mertens and John Lesch were married. John Lesch was born on 15 January 1973.
 
John Lesch and Tina Marie Mertens had the following child:
 
        653 i. Alice Catherine Lesch was born on 9 November 2000.
 
 
Tenth Generation
 
 
640.  Kenneth Paul Livingston (Debra Gay Harrison-9, Gary James-8, Rosella Agnes Anna Mertens-7, Peter Hubert-6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 24 November 1980.
 
Kenneth Paul Livingston and Valerie were married. Valerie was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
641.  Robert James Livingston (Debra Gay Harrison-9, Gary James-8, Rosella Agnes Anna Mertens-7, Peter Hubert-6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 3 September 1982.
 
Robert James Livingston and Amber were married. Amber was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
642.  Crystal Lynne Livingston (Debra Gay Harrison-9, Gary James-8, Rosella Agnes Anna Mertens-7, Peter Hubert-6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 10 March 1984.
 
Crystal Lynne Livingston and Male Ramirez were married. Male Ramirez was born (date unknown).
 
 
 
 
643.  Nicole Christina Salaices (Linda Ann Harrison-9, Gary James-8, Rosella Agnes Anna Mertens-7, Peter Hubert-6, Johann (John) Francis Hubert-5, Peter Lorenz-4, Henrich Joseph (Henry)-3, Stephen-2, Wilhelm-1) was born on 20 December 1983.
 
Nicole Christina Salaices and Brandon Catchings were married. Brandon Catchings was born (date unknown).