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Re: Herman Merker - AKA Johnny Johnson -c1934 - c1986 - Oakland >San Diego area, CA
Posted by: Ingrid Keltz (ID *****6074) Date: June 23, 2004 at 09:10:00
In Reply to: Herman Merker - AKA Johnny Johnson -c1934 - c1986 - Oakland >San Diego area, CA by Ingrid Keltz of 10

Since my previous post, I have found additional information on this family. I have listed below much of it. By 1870, Henry MERKER (also found as MARKER) had accumulated considerable land in Rich Township, Cook County, Illinois.

Henry immigrated to the U. S. from “Ingerweiber, near Strasborg” on August 28, 1828. He worked as a railroad laborer on the first steam railroad built in the U.S. between Baltimore and Washington. In 1829 he moved to New Lancaster, Ohio. Henry married Elleanor HEMMION on April 16, 1831 and had at least one child, Adam MERKER, in Ohio in 1835. In 1836 they moved to Rich, Cook County, Illinois, had at least three more children, and settled there. Henry married Christine SCHILLING in 1855 and had at least 6 children together.

In 1882, according to the Cook County, Illinois History, Henry “and his estimable wife were each presented by the German Old Settlers' Club with a gold medal commemorative of their advanced age and of the fact that Mr. MERKER was the oldest farmer in the county.”

I am interested in finding any information about any of the folks listed below, their ancestors, and their descendants. My daughter is the 3rd great grandchild to Henry and Christine MERKER.

Ingrid Keltz

Descendants of Henry MERKER
1 Henry MERKER       b: November 11, 1807 in Germany, Ingerweiber, near Strasburg       d: Aft. 1884
. +Elleanor HEMMION b: 1802 in Germany m: April 16, 1831 in Ohio d: 1854

2 Adam MERKER       b: 1835 in Ohio       
2 Elizabeth MERKER       b: 1840 in Illinois              
....+Carl FISHER       b: Abt. 1840
2 Henry MERKER       b: 1846 in Illinois              
....+Mary ENGLEHARDT       b: Abt. 1846
2 Andrew MERKER       b: Abt. 1836
*2nd Wife of Henry MERKER:                     
.+Christina SCHILLING b: August 1832 in Prussia m: 1855 in Illinois, Cook County d: Aft. 1884

2 Daniel MERKER       b: 1856 in Illinois
2 Charles M. MERKER       b: 1857 in Illinois              
.... +Henrietta MILLER       b: Abt. 1857 in Illinois, Cook County, Richton m: 1880 in Illinois, Cook County       
... 3 Clara Louisa MERKER       b: Abt. 1882
2 Christina MERKER       b: 1858 in Illinois
2 GEORGE W. MERKER       b: 1862 in Illinois              
.... +Louise ?       b: 1862 in Illinois       m: 1892       

... 3 Clarence G. MERKER b: March 29, 1894 in Missouri       d: March 05, 1966 in Los Angeles, California
...... +Mary DETRICH       b: November 08, 1895 in Ohio       m: 1920       d: January 26, 1985 in San Diego, California

.....        4 HERMAN T. MERKER       b: September 18, 1934 in Compton, Los Angelas County, California d: December 07, 1988 in San Diego, California
.........+ Female LOOP       
.....        4 Clarence E. MERKER       b: 1921 in Ohio        d: April 13, 1944 in San Louis Obispo, California

.....        4 Ruth Anne MERKER       b: 1923 in Ohio       
.....        4 Barbara J. MERKER       b: 1924 in Ohio
.....        4 Wendell Carey MERKER       b: 1927 in Ohio        d: May 01, 1989 in Ohio

2 Robert MERKER       b: 1864 in Illinois
2 Andrew MERKER       b: 1867 in Illinois       

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