first are you a desc. of Jean Baptiste Merlet ? I want to know ... Cause He was a member of my family. I have his date ofbirth, hisfather, mother, and i have found his date of marriage and the name of his spouse ( a french girl : they married in about 1836); i have also found his book, his "thèse " or " soutenance de mémoire à la Faculté de Médecine de Paris" : he was a prominent doctor. He had a son : Edmomd Merlet.
He (J-B M) was born in Pestel, son of Michel Merlet and Élisabeth Laclotte.- Élisabeth Laclotte was the sister of 2 of my ancestors (Joséphine Laclotte and her brother Georges Toussaint Laclotte). Joséphine appear twice (2)in my tree. and GT Laclotte (1). I have the genealogy of that Family !
I have found in a interesting book, where the writer describe his death !!!
I can give you more details ! Please let me know who you are ! Do you speak french ?