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:
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.
- Mertz, Nicolas, Aug. 8, 1748-Feb. 22, 1801; 52 y., 6 m., 14 d.
"Hier ruhet Nicolas Mertz, geboren den 8 August 1748, gestorben
den 22 Horning 1801 und ist alt worden 52 Jahr, 6 Monat und
- [A second tombstone stands beside this, but is illegible. Mr.
Mertz's wife Catharina is buried at Christ (Hassinger's White)
ELC Cemetery on Rt. 522, west of Middleburg.]
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