Ninth Generation


296. Florence MERCK was born on 31 August 1889 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.78,111,165 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 Florence appeared in the census in April 1910 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.78 In April 1910 she was a bookkeeper for meat market in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.78 She appeared in the census in January 1920 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.93 Florence appeared in the census in April 1930 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.96 In April 1940 she was a saleswoman in retail department store in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.114 She died on 8 May 1955 at the age of 65 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.111

Florence MERCK and Arthur J MERTINS were married on 26 June 1912 in Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.101 They101 appeared in the census on 13 April 1940 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.114 Arthur J MERTINS, son of Rudolph MERTINS and Margaret HUBER, was born on 20 January 1890 in Illinois.96,166 Between 1910 and 1920 he was a jeweler/watchmaker in a jewelry store in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.78,93 He registered for the draft (WWI) on 5 June 1917 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.166 Arthur appeared in the census in January 1920 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.93 He was a talented musician, violinist, and band leader in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.167 He appeared in the census in April 1930 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.96 In April 1930 Arthur was a store manager in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.96 He died in February 1941 at the age of 51 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.167 He was buried on 2 February 1941 in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.168

Florence MERCK and Arthur J MERTINS had the following children:

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Mary J MERTINS was born on 9 April 1916 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.96,117 She appeared in the census in January 1920 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.93 She appeared in the census in April 1930 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.96 In April 1930 Mary was a saleslady in retail department store in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.114 She appeared in the census on 13 April 1940 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.114 She retired in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.169 Mary died on 20 April 1998 at the age of 82 in Rockford, Illinois, USA.117 She was buried in April 1998 in St. Joseph Cemetery, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois.169

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Arthur John MERTINS.

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William J. MERTINS.