Peter Herman MERTENS

Male 1886 - 1963  (77 years)


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  • Name Peter Herman MERTENS 
    Born 1 Jan 1886  Loose Creek, Osage Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 May 1963  Chamois, Osage Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 1 Jun 1963  Most Pure Heart of Mary Cemetery, Chamois, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tombstone of Peter and Emma Mertens
    Tombstone of Peter and Emma Mertens
    Notes 
    • Peter Mertens, brother of Lorenz, was born near Loose Creek, Mo., January 1, 1886. He received his education at the community school.
      At the age of 17, Pete left home to go to work in Morrison for several years. He later came to Chamois, where he married Emma Giesing, daughter of Gerard and Rosa (Reymer) Giesing of rural Chamois in 1908 (20 Oct). To them were born four children: Dorothy (deceased), Mrs. Rosella Harrison, Oscar, and Mrs. Virginia (Barbarick) Maschmann (deceased).
      It is reported he started making concrete blocks about 1907 and built the block building at the corner of Main and Pacific Streets, which he used as a pool hall and soft drink parlor. Later he sold the block building to G. G. Walker for a garage. In 1927 he built the brick building adjoining the north side of the present post office, where he had a pool hall and lunch counter. This building was later sold to Mr. W. W. Bauer, who moved his hardware store there.
      The family were members of the Catholic church. Pete died May 29, 1963; his wife preceded him in death on December 4, 1953.
      From: History of Chamois by George Kishmar 1974
    Person ID I19013  William Means Descendants
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2010 

    Father Johann Francis Hubert MERTENS,   b. 5 Sep 1856, Linn Creek Twp-Loose Creek, Osage Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1933, Loose Creek, Osage Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Agnes MASSON,   b. 10 Sep 1862, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1895, Loose Creek, Osage Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Married 20 Aug 1879  Loose Creek, Osage Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Had 10 children.
    Family ID F6517  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S27742] Berg, Robert H. Berg, (http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2635751&id=I3268).


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