Joseph John Gerken (1857 – 1933)

Joseph John Gerken was born on Monday, March 9th, 1857, in Fetterman, Taylor County, Virginia (later West Virginia).  His father, Frederick A. Gerken, was a German immigrant who followed his work on the Baltimore & Ohio Rail Road to Grafton, arriving in 1852.  His mother, Rebecca Merrill, was from the mountains of western Maryland.  She... Continue Reading →

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