Mertes, John J.

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John J. Mertes Soundex Code M632

Mrs. John J. Mertes, nee: Barbara G. Udelhofen, of 1962 W. Morse Avenue built a goldfish pond in her backyard. Mrs. Mertes married name was Mrs. Barbara G. Mertes

Her mother is Mrs. John Udelhofen, a.k.a. Mrs. Mary Udelhofen


RPWRHS photo R044-0197 shows a Chicago Tribune article, Sunday, July 10, 1949. Page N4. The caption reads: "Mrs. John J. Mertes (seated on ground) smiles at goldfish in garden pool she built with own hands to beautify yard of home at 1962 W. Morse Avenue. She is accompanied by her mother, Mrs. John Udelhofen. This North Side grandmother landscaped her yard, often working as much as 12 hours a day."