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Merz, Adam, was born in Bavaria, Germany, May 31, 1851. He was educated in their schools, and is a musician by profession. In 1871 he came to the United States and remained in New York city one year. In 1872 he enlisted in the 9th Regiment Infantry, U. S. A., serving five years; be then went to Omaha, Neb., from 1877 to 1881 and re-enlisted in the same regiment, altogether serving in the army twentythree years. In 1887 he was promoted chief musician of the regimental band. In 1877 he married Mrs. Elizabeth Martin of Omaha, and they have two daughters; Sophia Theresa and Annie Madeline. Mr. Merz is a member of Sack ets Harbor Lodge No. 135, F. & A. M.: of Sackets Harbor Chapter No. 68, R. A. M.; and of Red Cloud Tribe No. 338, I. O. R. M. of Sackets Harbor. The ancestry of the family is German and Swiss.

Our County and it's people
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