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ID#679

Descendants of

 

1st Generation -  Samuel R Mers, b. abt 1833, KY, m. Adaline Williams, b. 1838, KY

2nd Generation - Sanford Bruce Mers, b. Jul 1858, KY & Anna C. McIntire, b. abt. 1862 KY

3rd Generation - William West Mers, b. 20 Nov 1885, KY, m. Isa Pearl Hughes, b. abt. 1896, KY

4th Generation - Wanda Mae Merz, b. 11 Jul 1922, Lewis Co. KY

 

Census 1850 - 1860 - 1870 - 1880 - 1900 - 1910 - 1920 - 1930 | Footnote

 

Mers - of Nicolas Co, KY, and Lewis Co. KY....Per census or other documentation, have lived in Carlisle, KY, Detroit, MI, Indianapolis IN, New Albany, IN, Peoria Co. IL.

 

Civil War - no info

WWI

WWII - no info

Notes: by D.R. “Doc” Young

 

The following information is accurate to the best of my knowledge and is obtained from Censuses, Birth, Marriage, Death and Military Records.  You will note full names, full birth dates and places of birth as found on Birth, Marriage, Death and Military records.


Note: Generations will change as I find parents, etc.  Links below an individuals name links to the information about that event and a link from there could lead to the actual document or another reference point within this page or as more pages are added.

 

1st Generation:

 

Samuel R Mers, b. abt 1833, KY, m. Adaline Williams, b. 1838, KY

 

2nd Generation:

 

Sanford Bruce Mers, b. abt. 1859, KY, m. Anna C. McIntire, b. abt. 1862, KY

1900- 1910 - 1920 - 1930

 

Children:

 

James Elmer or Elmer J Mers, b. 16 May 1884, Fleming KY, d. 20 Aug 1946, Heidelberg, Jefferson Co. KY - Note: WWI places birth 1883

1900 - 1910 - 1920 - 1930 - WWI - Death

 

William West Mers, b. 20 Nov 1885, KY

1900 - 1910 - 1920 - 1930 - WWI - Death

 

Marvin Taylor Mers, b. 20 Sep 1888, KY

1900 - 1910 - 1920 - 1930 - WWI - Death

 

Mary Edith Mers, b. abt. May 1890, KY

1900

 

Charles Tilton Mers, b. 5 Aug 1892, KY

1900 - 1910 - 1920 - 1930 - WWI - Death

 

Adda C Mers, b. abt. Aug 1894, KY    

1900

 

Oscar Leo Mers, b.29 Jul 1897, Carlisle, Nicolas Co, KY

1900 - 1910 - 1920 - 1930 - WWI - Death

 

Notes:  Helen M Mers, 17 Nov 1911, Gedride Curry, Nicholas Co. KY is Gertrude, daughter of James Elmer Mers, per death cert of James Elmer 1946

 

 

 

 

3rd Generation:

 

Grandfather - William West Mers, m. Isa Pearl Hughes (per Wanda’s birth info mothers maiden Ina Hughes) 28 May 1892

 

Children:

 

Elmer Merz, b. abt. 1917, KY

1920 - 1930 - WWII

 

Robert Merz, b. abt. 1919, KY

 

Edith Merz, b. abt. 1921, KY

 

Wanda Mae Merz, b. 11 Jul 1922, Lewis Co. KY, d. 5 Jul 2003, Whittier CA

 

Ilene Merz, b. abt. 1925, MI

 

Birth Record

Name: Wanda M Mers

Date of Birth: 11 Jul 1922

County: Lewis

Mother's Name: Ina Hughes

Volume Number: 071

Certificate Number: 35082

Volume Year: 1922


 

 


4th Generation

 

Wanda Mae Merz & Clifford Anthony Begnal

 

Children:

 

Carol

Ginger

 


1850 - note: all census are as indexed and may not be accurate


1860 - note: all census are as indexed and may not be accurate


1870 - note: all census are as indexed and may not be accurate


1880 - note: all census are as indexed and may not be accurate


 

1900 - note: all census are as indexed and may not be accurate

 

Name: Bruce L. Mers - 1900 census

Home in 1900: Buzzard Roost, Nicholas, KY

Age: 40 

Estimated Birth Year: abt 1860 

Birthplace: Kentucky 

Relationship to head-of-house: Head 

Spouse's Name: Anna C

Occupation: Labor Farm

 

Household Members:

 

Bruce L Mers, b. abt. Jul 1859, KY

Anna C Mers, b. abt. Mar 1862, KY

Elmer J Mers, b. abt. May 1883, KY

William W Mers, b. abt. Nov 1885, KY

Marvin T Mers, b. abt. Sep 1888, KY

Mary E Mers, b. abt. May 1890, KY

Charles T Mers, b. abt. Aug 1892, KY

Adda C Mers, b. abt. Aug 1894, KY    

Oscar L Mers, b. abt. Jul 1897, KY

 

Name: William D Hughes

Home in 1900: Magisterial District 1, Lewis, Kentucky

Age: 34

Birth Date: May 1866

Birthplace: Kentucky

Relationship to Head of House: Head

Father's Birthplace: Kentucky

Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky

Spouse's name: Annie M

Marriage Year: 1892

Marital Status: Married

Years Married: 8

Occupation:

 

Household Members:

William D Hughes, 34

Annie M Hughes, 24, b. abt. 1896, KY

Letha M Hughes, 6, b. abt. Sep 1893, KY

Isa P Hughes, 4, b. abt. Nov 1896, KY

Alva L Hughes, 2, b. abt. Sep 1898, KY

infant Hughes, 3/12, b. abt. Feb 1900, KY

 

 

 

 

 

1910 - note: all census are as indexed and may not be accurate

 

Kentucky 1910 Miracode Index
Name: Elmer Mers
Birthplace: Kentucky
County: Mason
Relatives: Wife Gertrude 18, Kentucky
Daughter Ruth NR, Kentucky

Enumeration District: 0131
Visit: 0065
Color: W
Age: 27

 

Name: Gertrude Mers
Age in 1910: 18
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1892
Birthplace: Kentucky
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Kentucky
Mother's Birth Place: Kentucky
Home in 1910: Magisterial District 5, Mason, Kentucky
Marital Status: Married
 
Household Members:
Gertrude Mers 18
Ruth Mers 1 6/12

 

Name: William D Hughes
Age in 1910: 44
Estimated birth year: abt 1866
Birthplace: Kentucky
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Kentucky
Mother's Birth Place: Kentucky
Spouse's name: Anna M
Home in 1910: Concord, Lewis, Kentucky
Marital Status: Married

Household Members:
William D Hughes, 44
Anna M Hughes, 34
Letha Hughes, 16, b. abt. 1894, KY
Isa Hughes, 14, b. abt. 1896, KY
Alva Hughes, 12, b. abt. 1898, KY
Gladys Hughes, 10, b. abt. 1900, KY
Halbert Hughes, 7, b. abt. 1903, KY
Cleston Hughes, 4, b. abt. 1906, KY

 

 

 

 

1920 - note: all census are as indexed and may not be accurate
 

Name: Bruce Mers

Home in 1920: Indianapolis Ward 9, Marion, Indiana

Age: 60 years 

Estimated Birth Year: abt 1860

Birthplace: Kentucky

Relation to Head of House: Head 

Spouse's Name: Emma

Father's Birth Place: Kentucky 

Mother's Birth Place: Kentucky 

Marital Status: Married 

Home owned: Rent 

Image: 1150 

Occupation: Labor Railroad

Household Members:

Bruce Mers 60

Emma Mers 61

 

Name: J Elmer Mers
Home in 1920: Winchester Ward 2, Clark, Kentucky
Age: 36 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1884
Birthplace: Kentucky
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Gertrude
Father's Birth Place: Kentucky
Mother's Birth Place: Kentucky
Marital Status: Married
Home owned: Rent
Image: 1018
Occupation: Operator Railroad


Household Members:
J Elmer Mers 36
Gertrude Mers 26
Ruth Mers 11
Marie Mers 8, b. 1 Jan 1911, d. 13 May 1926,
Frank Imbler 35
John W Wright 56

 

Name: Marvin T Mers

Home in 1920: Indianapolis Ward 9, Marion, Indiana

Age: 32 years 

Estimated Birth Year: abt 1888

Birthplace: Kentucky

Relation to Head of House: Head 

Spouse's Name: Ethel S

Father's Birth Place: Kentucky 

Mother's Birth Place: Kentucky 

Marital Status: Married 

Home owned: Rent 

Image: 1150 

Occupation: Engineer Locomotive

 

Household Members:

Mervin T S Mers 32 

Ethel S Mers 35 

Katherine Mers 7 

Marvin T Mers 5 

 

Name: Charles T Mers

Home in 1920: Indianapolis Ward 9, Marion, Indiana

Age: 27 years 

Estimated Birth Year: abt 1893

Birthplace: Kentucky

Relation to Head of House: Head 

Spouse's Name: Ruth F

Father's Birth Place: Kentucky 

Mother's Birth Place: Kentucky 

Marital Status: Married 

Home owned: Rent 

Image: 1068 

Occupation: Brakeman Railroad

 

Household Members:

Charles T Mers 27 

Ruth F Mers 22 

Irma E Mers 2 10/12 

Thelma L Mers 1 2/12

 

 

 

 

1930 - note: all census are as indexed and may not be accurate
 

William W. Merz, b. abt. 1886, KY, parents same, m. Ina Hughes, b. abt. 1896 KY

 

Children:

 

Elmer Merz, b. abt. 1917, KY

Robert Merz, b. abt. 1919, KY

Edith Merz, b. abt. 1921, KY

Wanda Mae Merz, b. 11 Jul 1922, Lewis Co. KY, d. 5 Jul 2003, Whittier CA.

Ilene Merz, b. abt. 1925, MI

 

1930 – Living at 18455 Faust St, Detroit, MI, in construction

 

 

 

 

Civil War - 1861-1865

 

 

 

WW I

 

Name: Wm West Mers
City: Not Stated
County: Lewis
State: Kentucky
Birth Date: 20 Nov 1885
Race: White
Roll: 1653501
DraftBoard: 0


Name: Marvin Taylor Mers

City: Indianapolis 

County: Marion 

State: Indiana 

Birthplace: Kentucky

Birth Date: 20 Sep 1888

Race: Caucasian (White) 

Roll: 1504021 

DraftBoard: 6

 

Name: Charles Tilton Mers

City: Indianapolis 

County: Marion 

State: Indiana 

Birthplace: Kentucky

Birth Date: 5 Aug 1892

Race: Caucasian (White) 

Roll: 1504021 

DraftBoard: 6 

 

Name: Oscar Leo Mers

City: Not Stated 

County: Peoria 

State: Illinois 

Birthplace: Kentucky

Birth Date: 29 Jul 1897

Roll: 1614441

DraftBoard: 0

 

 

 

 

WW II

 

Name: Elmer C Merz
Birth Year: 1917
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Kentucky
State: Michigan
County or City: Wayne

Enlistment Date: 7 Oct 1941
Enlistment State: Michigan
Enlistment City: Detroit
Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life

Education: 2 years of high school
Marital Status: Married
Height: 71
Weight: 173

 

 

 

 

Death Record or SSDI

 

Kentucky Death

 

Name: James Elmer Mers

Certificate - Buried Winchester Cemetery, 625 W Lexington Ave, Winchester, KY on 23 Aug 1946

Death Date: 20 Aug 1946

Death Location: Louisville, Jefferson Co. KY

Residence Location: Heidelberg, Jefferson Co. KY

Age: 62 

Gender: Male 

Ethnicity: White 

Birth Date: 16 May 1884

Birth Location: Fleming Co., Kentucky 

Spouse's Name: Mrs Gerturde Curry (looks like daughter)

Father's Name: Bruce Mers

Father's Birth Location: Kentucky 

Mother's Name: Anna McIntire

Mother's Birth Location: Kentucky 

 

Location

Burial Date

Name

Death Date

Birth Date

Owner

Funeral Home

 

Sec-E Lot-214 Grv-2

1931-11-18

MERS, GERTRUDE

1931-11-16

1892-03-13

CURRY, H.D.  MERS , J.E.

SCOBEE\BARTLETT

5975050

Sec-E Lot-214 Grv-1

1946-08-23

MERS, JAMES ELMER

   

CURRY, H.D.  MERS , J.E.

HARDY

5975050

Sec-E Lot-214 Grv-3

1926-05-15

MERS, MARIE

1926-05-13

1911-01-01

CURRY, H.D.  MERS , J.E.

HALL

5975050

Name: Mrs J E Mers Gertrude [Mrs J E Curry] James Elmer Mers's wife
Death Date: 16 Nov 1931
Death Location: Clark
Residence Location: Clark
Age: 39
Gender: Female
Ethnicity: White
Birth Date: 13 Mar 1892
Birth Location: Powell
Father's Name: H D Curry
Father's Birth Location: Powell
Mother's Name: Anna T Curry
Mother's Birth Location: Powell

Possible Death of Ina Geneva Hughes [Ina Geneva Norfleet]

Name: Ina Geneva Norfleet [Ina Geneva Hughes]
Death Date: 23 Jul 1949
Death Location: Pulaski
Residence Location: Pulaski
Age: 57
Gender: Female
Ethnicity: White
Birth Date: 28 May 1892
Birth Location: Wayne Co., Kentucky
Father's Name: H D Hughes
Mother's Name: Rector

 

 

 

Notes: (do not concern yourself with the notes as of yet, I am still working on Willard & Melissa)

 

The following are finds, not confirmed and may not be of your lineage, just possibilities.
 

N/A

 

 

 

ID#679

Compiled & researched by D.R. “Doc” Young

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Created - March 2008 for cousin Ginger

 

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