Ninth Generation


333. Anthony Joseph MERCK1 was born on 14 July 1898 in Elsass, Kutschurgan, South Russia.258,259 He lived in Brazil and Argentina between 1907 and 1912.88 He received first communion on 29 November 1910 in Iglesia de Guatrache, Argentina.260 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.261,262,263 Anthony lived temporarily while working for the railroad in Hatton, Traill County, North Dakota, USA on 12 September 1918.259 He registered for the draft (WWI) on 12 September 1918 in Hillsboro, Traill County, North Dakota, USA.259 He appeared in the census on 9 January 1920 in Northwood, Grand Forks County, North Dakota, USA.117 On 9 January 1920 Anthony was a clerk for the Great Northern Railroad in Northwood, Grand Forks County, North Dakota, USA.117 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.105,264 He appeared in the census on 1 April 1930 in Humboldt, Kittson County, Minnesota, USA.265 Anthony retired 1964 from the Great Northern RR in Argyle, Marshall County, Minnesota, USA.266 He died appendicitis with perforations, embolus left superficial femoral artery, on 22 December 1964 at the age of 66 at James Walker Hospital in Wilmington, New Hanover Co., North Carolina, USA.266,267 He was buried after December 1964 at Greenwood Cemetery in Hallock, Kittson County, Minnesota, USA.266 Anthony was naturalized in Marshall County, Minnesota, USA.268 He was Roman Catholic and a Fourth degree Knight of Columbus.260

Anthony Joseph MERCK and Margaret Jane JEROME were married on 7 May 1922 in Moorhead, Clay County, Minnesota, USA.269 They269 lived in Ada, Norman County, Minnesota, USA between 1940 and 1946.270 They270 lived in Humboldt, Kittson County, Minnesota, USA before 1940.270 Anthony and Margaret270 appeared in the census on 3 April 1940 in Humboldt, Kittson County, Minnesota, USA.120 They120 lived in Argyle, Marshall County, Minnesota, USA between 1946 and 1964.270 They270 lived in St. Cloud, Stearns County, Minnesota, USA in 1964.270 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.271 She was baptized on 21 January 1901 in Assumption Parish, Pembina, North Dakota, USA.272 She was also known as Maggie Jerome in April 1910.272 Margaret appeared in the census on 21 April 1910 in Joliette Township, Pembina County, North Dakota, USA.77 She received first communion on 15 March 1911 in Hallock, Kittson County, Minnesota, USA.273 She was confirmed on 11 September 1911 in Hallock, Kittson County, Minnesota, USA.273 Margaret appeared in the census on 7 January 1920 in Pembina Township, Pembina County, North Dakota, USA.117 She appeared in the census on 1 April 1930 in Humboldt, Kittson County, Minnesota, USA.105 She died on 24 June 2001 at the age of 100 in St. Cloud, Stearns County, Minnesota, USA.123,198 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.105 He appeared in the census on 3 April 1940 in Humboldt, Kittson County, Minnesota, USA.120 Anthony graduated in June 1942 in Ada High School, Ada, Norman County, Minnesota, USA. In 1943 he was an Aviation Ordnanceman 3C at Jacksonville Naval Air Station 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, Nassau County, 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.274 He appeared in the census on 1 April 1930 in Humboldt, Kittson County, Minnesota, USA.105 He appeared in the census on 3 April 1940 in Humboldt, Kittson County, Minnesota, USA.120 Robert graduated in June 1948 in Ada High School, Ada, Norman County, Minnesota, USA.275 He served in the military United States Air Force between 1950 and 1952 in Korea.275 He was educated at the college level in 1949/50 in Macalester College, Moorhead State Teachers College, Notre Dame and Purdue Universities..275 Robert lived in St. Cloud, Stearns County, Minnesota, USA in 2001.275

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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.276,277 She lived in Argyle, Marshall County, Minnesota, USA in June 1946–May 1960.275 She graduated in May 1960 in Mount Saint Benedict Academy, Crookston, Minnesota, USA.278 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.278 She was educated in accounting and business administration from 1966 to 1968 in University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA.278 Catherine was educated in business administration and accounting from 1969 to 1972 in Dominican College, Racine, Wisconsin, USA.278 She received a Bachelor of Arts, business administration and accounting degree in 1972 in Dominican College, Racine, Wisconsin, USA.278 She was appointed and served as sub-prioress between 1977 and 1982 in Mount Saint Benedict Monastery, Crookston, Minnesota, USA278 Catherine was elected as Prioress, Mount Saint Benedict Monastery on 24 April 1999 in Crookston, Polk County, Minnesota, USA.279 She retired as Prioress in August 2005 in Mount Saint Benedict Monastery, Crookston, Minnesota, USA.278 She died on 5 February 2019 at the age of 76 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, Grand Forks County, North Dakota, USA. Catherine was also known as Sister Natalie Merck from 1960 to 1972.