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Minerva Jane Scharnhorst Mertel
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Birth: 1837
Lafayette County
Missouri, USA
Death: 1863
Johnson County
Missouri, USA

Married Henry A Mertel March 23, 1852 in Glasgow, Howard County, Missouri.
Children: Albert Aubrey, Robert G.

Daughter of John Henry Scharnhorst; her mother unknown. Half sister to George, Louis, James and Sarah Scharnhorst.

An announcement of their marriage from the Glasgow Missouri Weekly Times dated April 1, 1852: "Married On Monday evening last by F W Digges, Esq., Henry Mertel and Miss Minerva Scharnhorst, both of this city."

Minerva was age 15 at the time of her marriage. She and Henry lived in Glasgow, Missouri for about five years, where their two sons were born, prior to moving to Warrensburg, Missouri.

In about 1861 they moved to a farm north of Warrensburg. She died about 1863 and is presumed to be buried on the farm.
Family links: 
  John Henry Scharnhorst (1811 - 1851)
  Henry A Mertel (1829 - 1917)
  Albert Aubrey (Mertel) Mertell (1853 - 1928)*
  Robert G Mertel (1855 - 1892)*
  Minerva Jane Scharnhorst Mertel (1837 - 1863)
  George W. Schoenhurst (1841 - 1908)*
  George W Schoenhurst Scharnhorst (1841 - 1908)*
  Lewis Wesley Schornherst (1846 - 1929)*
  James Schornherst (1847 - 1918)*
  Sarah Amaranth Scharnhorst Bolander (1850 - 1933)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Unknown at this time. Presumed to be buried on family farm north of Warrensburg, Missouri.
Created by: Treva Poe
Record added: Feb 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48077234

I wish I could have found you. Sending loving thoughts to you great grandmother.
- Treva
 Added: Dec. 31, 2014
In my thoughts today.
- Treva Poe
 Added: Aug. 28, 2014
Your great granddaughter.
- Treva Poe
 Added: Feb. 18, 2010

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