Hi Linda, I guess we are related then! They were my gggggrandparents also. I descend from Theobald,to Peter to Jacob sr, Jacob Jr to Jacob Harlan Mertz. What are the peachy papers and where do you find them? Also what Martzlist are you referring to? Do you mean the book by Ralph Fraley Martz? I have a copy of that. As a matter of fact I have just written a book about the Martz/Mertz families of Frederick and Washington Co, Md. It is still being printed but will be out in the spring. Do let me know how you are related. E-mail me if you like at firstname.lastname@example.org.