Person:John Merten (1)

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John Jost Merten
m. 22 October 1687
  1. John Jost Merten1691 - 1758
m. abt. 1719
  1. Henry Mertin1720 -
  2. Andrew Martin1723 -
  3. Mary Martinabt 1724 -
  4. James Mertenabt 1728 -
  5. Joseph Martinabt 1730 - 1793
  6. Tillman Martinabt 1732 - abt 1779
m. abt. 1733/34
  1. Eve Martinabt 1735 - aft 1763
  2. Jacob Martin1736 -
  3. Charles Martinabt 1739 - 1822
  4. Peter Martin1741 - 1807
Facts and Events
Name[1] John Jost Merten
Alt Name John Joseph Martin
Alt Name Johann Joseph 'Jost' Merten
Unknown Johann 'Jost' Martin
Gender Male
Birth[2] 24 May 1691 Nassau-Siegen, Germany
Alt Birth[3] 24 May 1691 Muesen, Westfalen, Preussen
Marriage abt. 1719 Prince William County, Virginiato Maria Cathrina Otterbach
Marriage abt. 1733/34 Virginiato Maria Cathrine "Eve" Otterbach
Death[3][2] 1758 Germantown, Fauquier County, Virginia

Johann 'Jost' Merten was one of the Early Settlers of Germanna Colony

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Immigration to Germanna Colony

Johannes Hoffman was listed among the first group of settlers to Germanna Colony in Virginia in April 1714:

  • Jost Martin, 23, was also a bachelor, a year older than John Kemper.

Records in Virginiia

  • F-263: Peter Hitt the Younger, son of Peter Hitt of Prince William County, 276 acres in said County. Surv. Mr. James Genn. Adj. Joseph Martin, Mr. Richard Buckner, the Great Run, Peter Kemper, Willis, Henry Martin, Rosser's Run. 13 Feb. 1746. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 14].

Information on Johann Merten

From post:

John Joseph Martin, b. 24 May 1691 in Muesen, Nassau-Seigen, Germany who married Marie Cathrine Utterbach. I have 12 children for them. I have his son Jacob married to a Sarah ??? but no other information Jacob. This is my dad's fathers side of our family. Here are the notes I have on John Joseph Martin. (from the book Fauquier County in the Revolution)John Joseph Martin, had been one of those stalwart German Pioneers, who had headed one of the twelve families that had setteled Germantown in 1720. Through thrift and imagination the Martins had prospered, but they had never held public office or taken much interest in public appairs. They were always interested in the militia, though, and most early rosters contain their name.


  1. Board.FBC.FBK.FTW.

    Date of Import: 14 May 2004

  2. 2.0 2.1 Public Member Trees: (Note: not considered a reliable source).
  3. 3.0 3.1 International Genealogical Index. (LDS Church, 1999-2005).