I seek help in identifying an "undertaker" listed on a 12 Jul 1937 City of
New York death certificate. (died 09 July 1937) #16119. It is listed as
"Stephen Merritt B & C (or possibly G) Co." at 234 8th Avenue.
I seek their full name, if they still exist today and current business name,
and if their records still exist.
Just in case some one has the information, the person in question was buried
as John Van Wolkenter. His actual name was John or Jean WOLKENSTEIN which
later became VAN WOLKENTEN. (The name did actually end in "n"). He was born in
Austria or Romania about 1880. Came to US about 1907 with brother Ernest born
about 1889. States he was buried in Ferncliff Cemetery in Westchester Co.,
NY, but they seem to have no record under all possible names.
At the time of his death, he was marred to the former Alice Lee HOARY. They
married in the early 1930's. That union produced a daughter Patricia. His
first wife, >from whom he was divorced, was the former Lily Adler, daughter of
Jacob and Rosa ADLER. >from that union was born Raymond in 1909 who used the
surname VAN WOLKENTEN, twins Walter and Helene who used the surname WOLTON.
If anyone has any information, it would be greatly appreciated.
David Brener, Fargo, ND at BRENERDA@AOL.COM.