Ninth Generation


336. Anthony Joseph MERCK1 was born on 14 July 1898 in Elsass, Kutschurgan, South Russia.247,248 He lived in Brazil and Argentina between 1907 and 1912.88 He received first communion on 29 November 1910 in Iglesia de Guatrache, Argentina.249 Anthony travelled with family from port of Veracruz, Mexico, to enter the United States on 3 June 1912 in Laredo, Texas. He was also known as Anton Merk on 3 June 1912. He immigrated on 3 June 1912 to Laredo, Texas.250,251,252 Anthony lived temporarily while working for the railroad in Hatton, Traill County, North Dakota, USA on 12 September 1918.248 He registered for the draft (WWI) on 12 September 1918 in Hillsboro, Traill County, North Dakota, USA.248 He appeared in the census on 9 January 1920 in Northwood, Grand Forks County, North Dakota, USA.93 On 9 January 1920 Anthony was a clerk for the Great Northern Railroad in Northwood, Grand Forks County, North Dakota, USA.93 Between 1922 and 1964 he was a Railroad Depot Agent and Telegrapher for the Great Northern Railroad in the Red River Valley of North Dakota and Minnesota, USA.96,253 He appeared in the census on 1 April 1930 in Humboldt, Kittson County, Minnesota, USA.254 Anthony retired 1964 from the Great Northern RR in Argyle, Marshall County, Minnesota, USA.255 He died on 22 December 1964 at the age of 66 in Wilmington, New Hanover Co., North Carolina, USA.255,256 He was buried after December 1964 at Greenwood Cemetery in Hallock, Kittson County, Minnesota, USA.255 Anthony was naturalized in Marshall County, Minnesota, USA.257 He was Roman Catholic and a Fourth degree Knight of Columbus.249

Anthony Joseph MERCK and Margaret Jane JEROME were married on 7 May 1922 in Moorhead, Clay County, Minnesota, USA.258 They258 lived in Ada, Norman County, Minnesota, USA between 1940 and 1946.259 They259 lived in Humboldt, Kittson County, Minnesota, USA before 1940.259 Anthony and Margaret259 appeared in the census on 3 April 1940 in Humboldt, Kittson County, Minnesota, USA.114 They114 lived in Argyle, Marshall County, Minnesota, USA between 1946 and 1964.259 They259 lived in St. Cloud, Stearns County, Minnesota, USA in 1964.259 Margaret Jane JEROME1, daughter of Napoleon JEROME and Eliza (Elise) RENVILLE, was born on 18 January 1901 in Red River Township, Kittson County, Minnesota, USA.260 She was baptized on 21 January 1901 in Assumption Parish, Pembina, North Dakota, USA.261 She was also known as Maggie Jerome in April 1910.261 Margaret appeared in the census on 21 April 1910 in Joliette Township, Pembina County, North Dakota, USA.78 She received first communion on 15 March 1911 in Hallock, Kittson County, Minnesota, USA.262 She was confirmed on 11 September 1911 in Hallock, Kittson County, Minnesota, USA.262 Margaret appeared in the census on 7 January 1920 in Pembina Township, Pembina County, North Dakota, USA.93 She appeared in the census on 1 April 1930 in Humboldt, Kittson County, Minnesota, USA.96 She died on 24 June 2001 at the age of 100 in St. Cloud, Stearns County, Minnesota, USA.117,190 Margaret was buried on 2 July 2001 at Greenwood Cemetery in Hallock, Kittson County, Minnesota, USA.

Anthony Joseph MERCK and Margaret Jane JEROME had the following children:

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Anna Marie MERCK.

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Anthony Joseph MERCK Jr. was born on 29 January 1925 in Tolna, North Dakota, USA. He appeared in the census on 1 April 1930 in Humboldt, Kittson County, Minnesota, USA.96 He appeared in the census on 3 April 1940 in Humboldt, Kittson County, Minnesota, USA.114 Anthony graduated in June 1942 in Ada High School, Ada, Norman County, Minnesota, USA. In 1943 he was an Aviation Ordnanceman in the Navy in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA. He died on active duty in a navy aircraft midair collision on 27 July 1943 at the age of 18 in Fernandina, Florida, USA. Anthony was buried on 3 August 1943 at Greenwood Cemetery in Hallock, Kittson County, Minnesota, USA.

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Leo Jerome MERCK.

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Lawrence Michael MERCK.

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Robert Burton MERCK was born on 3 March 1930 in Humboldt, Kittson County, Minnesota, USA.263 He appeared in the census on 1 April 1930 in Humboldt, Kittson County, Minnesota, USA.96 He appeared in the census on 3 April 1940 in Humboldt, Kittson County, Minnesota, USA.114 Robert graduated in June 1948 in Ada High School, Ada, Norman County, Minnesota, USA.264 He served in the military United States Air Force between 1950 and 1952 in Korea.264 He was educated at the college level in 1949/50 in Macalester College, Moorhead State Teachers College, Notre Dame and Purdue Universities..264 Robert lived in St. Cloud, Stearns County, Minnesota, USA in 2001.264

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Edward Mathias "Eddie" MERCK.

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Catherine Louise MERCK Sister, OSB was born on 1 June 1942 in Ada, Norman County, Minnesota, USA.265,266 She lived in Argyle, Marshall County, Minnesota, USA in June 1946–May 1960.264 She graduated in May 1960 in Mount Saint Benedict Academy, Crookston, Minnesota, USA.267 Catherine took vows on 11 July 1961 in Mount Saint Benedict, Crookston, Polk County, Minnesota, USA. She received a Associate of Arts degree in 1965 in Corbett College, Crookston, Minnesota, USA.267 She was educated in accounting and business administration from 1966 to 1968 in University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA.267 Catherine was educated in business administration and accounting from 1969 to 1972 in Dominican College, Racine, Wisconsin, USA.267 She received a Bachelor of Arts, business administration and accounting degree in 1972 in Dominican College, Racine, Wisconsin, USA.267 She was appointed and served as sub-prioress between 1977 and 1982 in Mount Saint Benedict Monastery, Crookston, Minnesota, USA267 Catherine was elected as Prioress, Mount Saint Benedict Monastery on 24 April 1999 in Crookston, Polk County, Minnesota, USA.268 She retired as Prioress in August 2005 in Mount Saint Benedict Monastery, Crookston, Minnesota, USA.267 She was also known as Sister Natalie Merck from 1960 to 1972.267