I am trying to put all the data together other sent me that might lead to my Barbara MERTZ family.
Martz or Mertz family of Berks Co, where in Longswamp township, the
first ancestor to come from Germany made a settlement.
The name is perpetuated there by the town Mertztown, in Longswamp township, and the
Mertz's Church, same section.
Johannes Martz or Maerts, the founder of
the family in America, was one of 242 passengers on the ship "Ann". He
was a son of Johannes Maertz of Stockhausen, Wurtemberg, about 35 miles
northwest of Frankfort-on-the-Main, and 40 miles northeast of Coblentz,
in Germany. Johannes Maertz, the emigrant, land at Phila. Sept 28, 1749.
He settled in the vicinity of Lyona, Berks Co. The births of his first 4
children are recorded at the Mertz Church. On May 24, 1756 he married
Rosina "Hase", d/o Melchior Hase.
5-24-1756Martz JohnBerksm Rosina Hase (Melchoir)
ChildrenAnna Maria, born Dec 2, 1760, Maria Salome
Boy children Johannes, born July 17,1757,
Melchior April 11, 1757,
Peter, March 9, 1769.
MY BARBARA MERTZ BORN 1802 so one above could be father?
Jacob Martz,moved from Berks or Lancaster county
toward the close of the 18 century,( 1700's).
setteling on the Shamokin creek, 3 miles south of Sunbury, Northumberland Co.
Who are his children?
Jacob, however did not remain long, moving to Lykens valley in Dauphin Co., where he died and was
Who is he?
6-?-1795Mertz, Lt. PhilipSnyderm Anna Maria Rossman(Jacob)
not sure if actual date on Philip
Eva Barbara Dorney widow of Daniel Mertz,
married George Henry Mertz, who was born Sept 4, 1755, and died July 23, 1827, and had one son,
Henry Mertz who was born July 21,1782, died March 11, 1844
Is this the same Henry?
18 children of Hannah DORNEY and Gen. Henry MERTZ?
Hannah Doreny, youngest daugter of Adam Sr., was born Aug 25, 1783 and
> died March 9, 1844. She married Gen. Henry Mertz.
sisters with no parents could be Barbara's sisters also
Rebecca MARCH (maybe MERTZ) was born 8/16/1800 in Sunbury,
Mary MARCH/MERTZ, born 4/12/1806
And who isthis guy could be Barbara Mertz father
Martz, Daniel, born 11 April 1784, s/o Henrich and Elizabeth.
Mertz, Friderich born 3 Aug 1760, s/o Valentin and Anna Margaretha