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Mertz Cemetery


East of Middleburg, Creek Bottom Ext., Franklin Twp.


"LIEUTENANT NICHOLAS MERTZ (also Merts, Martz, etc.) was born on August 8th, 1748, and died on February 22, 1801, probably in ... what is today Franklin Township. He is buried in a private cemetery on the Wittenmeyer [today Zimmerman] farm in that township. He was a native of Hereford Township, Berks County, Pa., and came to Penn Township about 1789. In 1790, his family consisted of one male over and five under 16 years, and five females. In 1781, he was Second Lieutenant of the 1st Company, 2nd Battalion of the Berks County Militia." Charles A. Fisher, Snyder County Pioneers, Selinsgrove, 1938, p. 58.

Source of Inscriptions:

Wagenseller, 1904.
Finsterbush, 14 August 1997.
Finsterbush & Swanger, 27 May 2000.


See the cemetery listing from Wagenseller's Tombstone Inscriptions of Snyder County.


© 2003 by Thomas E. Finsterbush. All rights reserved.
Posted Friday, 20-Sep-2013 07:07:57 MDT to Snyder County PAGenWeb by permission of the author.