Carolyn; John Merck #1 (abt 1763) Married a Waite. He is said to have when to Germany for her... John Merck #2 (abt 1794) married Mary Moore... The mother (grandmother?) of Mary Moore was a Waite, from Abbeville/Edgefield dist in South Carolina. I beileive the Waite women were "like" Cousins..I have found where the area around The old church on hard labor creek was called "little Germany". This due to the fact that all the house's wher built around the Church... In the style as they had done in Germany.... Coniedence??