Merck Family - Random Notes

Joseph John Merck, with his wife, Katherine Cecilia Eberle, brought his family from the Ukraine to the United States in 1912. This site will contain some random notes and comments about the family background, their experiences, the places they lived, and other subjects related to that topic. No particular organization of comments or articles should be expected.

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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Joseph Merk Family Trip From Argentina

Joseph Merk did write a letter to der Staats Anzeiger newspaper within a few days of arrival in Balfour, North Dakota, after their journey from Argentina in 1912. That letter has recently been translated from its original German language and is now online with the other letters he wrote to that newspaper. The letter, dated 15 June 1912 is available at the GRHS website. In it, he tells of taking one ship from Buenos Aires to Las Palmas, Canary Islands, and then another ship from the port of Tenerife to Vera Cruz, Mexico. They then took a train overland. It was a lengthy trip because of the route they took, partially necessary because of alleged eye disease found in several of the children.

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Anonymous Corinna said...

Well written article.

6:03 AM, November 10, 2008  

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