Eighth Generation


202. Edward MERCK was born on 27 June 1850 in Schoenenbourg, 67250, Alsace, Bas-Rhin, France.98,99,100 Between 1871 and 1904 he was an owner/operator of a saloon in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.98,100 He immigrated in 1871 to Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.98 Edward appeared in the census in June 1880 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.65 He appeared in the census in June 1900 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.96 He died about October 1904 at the age of 54 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.98 Edward was also known as Edouard MERCK.98

Edward MERCK and Mary KEHRER were married on 23 November 1880 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.98,101 Mary KEHRER98, daughter of Nickolas KEHRER and Clara [--?--], was born on 13 August 1859 in Germany.64,80 She appeared in the census on 4 July 1870 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.64 She appeared in the census on 7 June 1880 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.65 Mary appeared in the census in June 1900 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.96 She died on 18 May 1907 at the age of 47 in Rock Island County, Illinois.102

Edward MERCK and Mary KEHRER had the following children:

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Mary Magdalena Clara "Clara" MERCK was born on 20 November 1881 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.80,98,103 She appeared in the census in June 1900 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.80,96 She died after 1900 at the age of 19.

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Franz Edward "Frank" MERCK was born on 5 May 1884 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.80,98,100 He appeared in the census in June 1900 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.80

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Bellva Louise MERCK was born on 19 October 1886 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.104,105 She died of diptheria on 30 March 1893 at the age of 6 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.73,104