Emma Rachel Mertz

4 September 1907–10 August 1987 (Age 79)
Rockland Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Emma Rachel

When Emma Rachel Mertz was born on 4 September 1907, in Rockland Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, James A. Mertz, was 39 and her mother, Ellen K. Guinther, was 34. She married Rellie Clarence Wiltrout on 15 December 1928, in Topton, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States. She died on 10 August 1987, in West Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Topton, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Rellie Clarence Wiltrout
Emma Rachel Mertz
Marriage: 15 December 1928

Spouse and Children

    Rellie Clarence Wiltrout



15 December 1928
Topton, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States

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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 2

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Age 22

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

German:1. (northern): patronymic from a form of the personal name Martin . 2. variant of Martz . This surname is also established in Poland, where it is now usually spelled Merc.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Emma R Mertz in household of James A Mertz, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Emma R Mertz in household of James A Mertz, "United States Census, 1910"

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