Johannes Georg Merz
(1767-1849)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Anna Maria Lehmannin

Johannes Georg Merz 1

  • Born: 22 Dec 1767, Meidenberg bei tieringen amt Bahlingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
  • Marriage (1): Anna Maria Lehmannin
  • Died: 18 May 1849, French Township, Adams County, Indiana, USA at age 81
  • Buried: Newville, Wells County, Indiana, USA
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bullet  General Notes:

Whole family arrived in NYC then traveled west through Pennsylvania and stopped in Wayne County, Ohio for a prolonged time in order to work, save, and outfit themselves for the rest of their journey.

In about 1841, after leaving Ohio, they decided to stay in Indiana rather than traveling on to Texas as originally planned. They secured 40 acres of government land and then another 40 acres in French Township, Adams County, Indiana, USA.

Johannes, not 72, depended on sons Michael and George to clear land and to build the homestead.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Charcoal Maker, Bef 1839, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. Cut down trees in the Black Forest and burned them into charcoal for sale.

Immigration: From Baden-Wurttembert, Germany, 23 Apr 1839, New York, New York County, New York, USA. 2 Arrived in NYC, took a boat up the Hudson River, then went west via the Erie Canal (which was 15 years old at the time). Stopped in Wayne County, Ohio for a while to outfit with horses, wagons and other supplies.

1839 - Arrived in French Township, Adams Coiunty, Indiana, USA

Found lots of German Swiss people, good soil, so bought 40 acres of government land and sons Johan Michael and Johan George cleared and built their homestead. Johannes was 72 at the time, and enjoyed 10 years in his new home.

Land: Acquired 40 acres plus 40 acres, Abt 1841, French Township, Adams County, Indiana, USA.
1839 - Arrived in French Township, Adams Coiunty, Indiana, USA

Found lots of German Swiss people, good soil, so bought 40 acres of government land and sons Johan Michael and Johan George cleared and built their homestead. Johannes was 72 at the time, and enjoyed 10 years in his new home.


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Johannes married Anna Maria Lehmannin. (Anna Maria Lehmannin was born on 13 Aug 1775 in Dettingen an der Erms, Reutlingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, died on 1 Apr 1847 in Indiana, USA and was buried in Newville, Wells County, Indiana, USA.)


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Sources


1 Baden, Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1502-1985.

2 Martz/Landry Family Tree - Ancestry.com.


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