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Portraits of
Emigrants from Emsland



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.. Emslanders to the American Mid-West
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Anna Maria Eilers and husband
Herman Heinrich Abraham Merten

Anna Maria Eilers was born Dec 5, 1831 and baptized in Lengerich
She emigrated in 1844 with her family on the ship Leontine,
celebrating her 13th birthday onboard ship.
Anna Maria married Herman Heinrich Abraham Merten on
May 4, 1851 in St Louis, MO.
She died Jan 10, 1909 in Villa Ridge, Franklin County, MO

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MO_MertenEilersFarmDetail.jpg (27814 bytes) Anna Maria Elisabeth Eiler, her husband Herman Heinrich Abraham Merten and their youngest daughter Clara in front of their farm house near Villa Ridge, Franklin County, MO. Note the old log cabin house in the rear that the new house was attached to.

This photo and the portait above, both taken ca 1890,  are courtesy of Jerry Hofer.

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