Saturday, June 12, 2010

Surname Saturday: MERTENA

1. Jennifer TRAHAN (me)

2. Michael David TRAHAN (my dad)

5. Merlene Golda MERTENA (my paternal grandmother)

10. Merlen Paris "Zack" MERTENA was born 09 Sep 1910 in Mulhall, Logan, Oklahoma. He died 07 May 1989 in Sulphur, Calcasieu, Louisiana. He is buried in Mimosa Pines Cemetery in Carlyss, Calcasieu, Louisiana. He worked most of his life as an operator for the Conoco oil refineries in Oklahoma and Louisiana. He moved with his wife and children to Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, around 1942 and then to Sulphur, Calcasieu, Louisiana, in 1952. Zack had his pilot's license and liked to fly airplanes. He was the son of 20. John Henry MERTENA and 21. Blanche WELDEN. He married 11. Hassie Cora PROFFITT 14 Feb 1931 at the Methodist parsonage in Mulhall, Logan, Oklahoma. She was born 26 Feb 1908 in Crescent, Logan, Oklahoma, and died 07 May 1986 in Lake Charles, Calcasieu, Louisiana. She is also buried in Mimosa Pines Cemetery in Carlyss, Calcasieu, Louisiana. She was the daughter of 22. William Harmon PROFFITT and 23. Emmer Link BAKER.

20. John Henry MERTENA was born 11 Mar 1884, possibly in Franklin County, Illinois. He died 28 Jan 1956 in Sulphur, Calcasieu, Louisiana. He worked all of his life as a farmer in Logan County, Oklahoma. He was the son of 40. John Henry MERTENA and 41. Carolina Cristina ORTH. He married 21. Blanche WELDEN 25 Dec 1907 in Mulhall, Logan, Oklahoma. She was born 31 Aug 1883 in Coffey, Daviess, Missouri and died 05 Feb 1970 in Sulphur, Calcasieu, Louisiana. She was the daughter of 42. James William WELDEN and 43. Henrietta Murl RENFRO.

40. John Henry MERTENA was born about 1854, possibly in Illinois. He died 12 Mar 1884, possibly in Franklin County, Illinois. He married 41. Carolina Cristina ORTH 13 Aug 1876 at the home of her stepfather, John BROWN, in Williamson County, Illinois. She was born 20 Jan 1859 in Williamson County, Illinois and died 10 Oct 1923 in Crescent, Logan, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of 82. Jacob ORTH and 83. Catherine BAIAR.

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