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Daniel Merz

Daniel Merz[1, 2]

Male 1841 - 1902  (61 years)

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  • Name Daniel Merz  [1
    Born 1 Jan 1841  [1
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 6864 
    Died 19 May 1902  [1
    Person ID I6864  aojd
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2011 

    Mother Fannie Frankel 
    Family ID F2451  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Heyman Heyman and Louis Merz came to West Point, GA when the Atlanta & West Point Rail Road was completed in 1854. The young men began a very modest dry goods business, selecting as their motto, "Dieu Ma Forte"...God is my Strength. The War between the States ended their association, for Louis Merz joined the West Point Guard, in April, 1861, and was killed at Sharpesburg (Antietam) Maryland September 18, 1862. Mr. Heyman and Daniel Merz, brother of Louis, operated a tannery in Bluffton for the Confederacy during he war years. After the war, Mr. Heyman and Mr. Merz, who had been in the firm since 1860, continued their business of dry goods as Heyman & Merz. Though short of funds, they had the asset of pre-war confidence in their record of dealings with Northern concerns. Mr. Heyman set out on a trip to eastern markets and soon West Point and Bluffton residents were treated to nbew goods arriving by rail express. Louis Phillip Heyman and sister, Miss Bertha Heyman, who went to work in the store as a cashier in 1885, after the death of her father, served the area through their merchandising for more than 40 years. Louis Phillip Heyman died in in 1935. [1]

  • Sources 
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    2. [S285] .