Eighth Generation


203. Edmund M MERCK was born on 27 September 1853 in Schoenenbourg, 67250, Alsace, Bas-Rhin, France.65,67,77,80,106,107 He served in the military during the Franco-Prussian War as French soldier before 1871 in France.77 He immigrated in 1871 to Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.80,106 Edmund appeared in the census on 7 June 1880 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.65 On 7 June 1880 he was a butcher in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.65 He appeared in the census on 7 June 1900 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.80 Edmund died of cardiac failure and obstruction of bowels on 8 December 1904 at the age of 51 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.77,108 He was buried on 10 December 1904 in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Freeport, Illinois, USA.108,109 He was also known as Edmond MERCK.108,109

Edmund M MERCK and Josephine SCHMICH were married on 10 October 1876 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.65,106,110 Josephine SCHMICH, daughter of John SCHMICH and Anna BAUER, was born on 26 April 1856 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.65,110,111 She appeared in the census on 7 June 1880 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.65 She appeared in the census on 7 June 1900 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.80 Josephine appeared in the census in 1910 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.78 She appeared in the census in January 1920 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.93 She appeared in the census in 1930 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.96 Josephine died on 21 October 1932 at the age of 76 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.111,112 She was buried at Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.109

Edmund M MERCK and Josephine SCHMICH had the following children:

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Josephine Mary MERCK77 was born on 30 June 1877 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.80,96,111,113 She appeared in the census on 7 June 1880 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.65 She appeared in the census on 7 June 1900 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.80 Between 1910 and 1940 Josephine was a corsetier in dry goods store (Reads) in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.78,96,114 She appeared in the census in April 1910 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.78 She appeared in the census in January 1920 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.93 Josephine appeared in the census in 1930 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.96 She appeared in the census on 8 April 1940 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.114 She died on 12 July 1948 at the age of 71 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.111,112 Josephine was buried at Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.109

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Mary R. "Rose" MERCK was born on 12 February 1880 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.65,115 She was also known as Estella Merck in June 1880.65,115 She appeared in the census on 7 June 1880 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.65 Rose appeared in the census on 7 June 1900 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.80 She appeared in the census on 21 April 1910 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.78 She appeared in the census in January 1920 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.93 Rose died in August 1929 at the age of 49 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.116 She was also known as Rose E. MERCK.116

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John Edmund "Ed" MERCK.

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Anna M. MERCK was born on 9 September 1884 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.96,117,118 She appeared in the census on 7 June 1900 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.80 She lived in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA in December 1904.77 Anna appeared in the census in April 1910 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.78 In April 1910 she was a bookkeeper for bookstore in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.78 Between 1919 and 1952 she was a partner/owner of a bookstore in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.96,114,118 Anna appeared in the census in January 1920 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.93 She appeared in the census in 1930 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.96 She appeared in the census in April 1940 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.114 Anna died in February 1975 at the age of 90 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.117 She was buried at Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.109

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Laura T. MERCK was born on 29 January 1887 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA.78,117,119 She appeared in the census on 7 June 1900 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.80 She lived in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA in December 1904.77 Laura appeared in the census in April 1910 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.78 In April 1910 she was a clerk for ladies furnishings in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.78 She was a nurse.93,120 Laura appeared in the census on 3 January 1920 in Rockford, Illinois, USA.93 She was not married.111 She appeared in the census in 1930 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.96 Laura died on 7 January 1969 at the age of 81 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.117,121 She was buried at Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.109

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Florence MERCK.

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Marie Isabelle MERCK was born on 26 October 1893 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.96,117,122 She appeared in the census on 7 June 1900 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.80 She lived in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA in December 1904.77 Marie appeared in the census in April 1910 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.78 She appeared in the census in January 1920 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.93 She appeared in the census in 1930 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.96 In 1930 Marie was a department store bookkeeper in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.96 She appeared in the census in April 1940 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois.114 She died on 14 February 1988 at the age of 94 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.117 Marie was buried at Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.109