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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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Merck/Eberle Letters in der Staats-Anzeiger

Additional letters that appeared in der Staats-Anzeiger German language newspaper have recently been translated. Joseph Merck, after having been in North Dakota for only five months (1912), expressed a desire to obtain land in Montana in 1913 and to move his family there. As we now know, he didn't do that, but eventually moved to Oregon after about ten years in North Dakota. His brother-in-law, Felix Eberle, also corresponded with the newspaper in 1912 to recommend the newspaper take a stand for legislation setting a minimum price for the crops of North Dakota farmers.