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From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883."
page 324, Jackson Township, White County, Indiana
"DANIEL A. MERTZ was born in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, July 31, 1836, and is the son of PHILIP and LYDIA (SHOWERS) MERTZ, natives of Pennsylvania. PHILIP MERTZ, a resident now of this State, is upward of seventy-seven years of age; his wife died April 18, 1882, aged sixty-nine years. DANIEL A. MERTZ was reared on a farm until eighteen years old, and then was apprenticed to a carriage and wagon-maker, whom he served nearly three years, and afterward ran a shop of his own for twelve years. He was married, December 24, 1863, to MISS SARAH, one of thirteen children born to JOHN and MARY (SANSMAN)SIEBER, and born in Juniata County, Pennsylvania, December 24, 1835. To this union were born five children - EDWARD S., JOHN P. (deceased), DAVID F., WILLIAM M. and CHARLES MILTON. In 1864, MR. MERTZ came to this township, and located the farm on which he now lives; but during the first three years followed his trade in Burnettsville, meanwhile overseeing his farm. He has now 120 acres well improved, with good buildings, which are worth upward of $3,000. The father of MRS. MERTZ died in January 1867; her mother is still living, at the age of eighty-one, on the old homestead in Juniata County, Pennsylvania. Both MR. and MRS. MERTZ are members of the German Baptist Church."
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