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Watertown in Jefferson County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fred C. Merkle

 
 
Fred C. Merkle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Toman, June 30, 2013
1. Fred C. Merkle Marker
Inscription. This memorial is dedicated to the life of Fred C. Merkle

Born in Watertown, WI, Dec. 20, 1888. His father, Ernst Merkle, was a school teacher at Immanuel Lutheran School in Watertown at the time of Fred's birth. Fred made his major league debut on 9-21-1907. His outstanding talent, intelligence and dedication to the game of baseball spanned 3 decades, having been a member of 6 World Series teams: 1911, 1912, 1913, 1916, 1918 and 1926. He was a potent line-drive hitter, agile first baseman and a speedster on the basepaths. He played for the New York Giants, Brooklyn Dodgers, Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees.
 
Erected 2005 by the Merkle family, David J. Stalker & Archie Monuments.
 
Location. 43° 11.082′ N, 88° 42.426′ W. Marker is in Watertown, Wisconsin, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Charles Street and Sunset Drive. Touch for map. The marker is located in the back of the Octagon House historic property. Marker is at or near this postal address: 919 Charles Street, Watertown WI 53094, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Plank Road Pioneer Barn (a few steps from this marker); First Kindergarten
Fred C. Merkle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Toman, June 30, 2013
2. Fred C. Merkle Marker
The Plank Road Pioneer Barn is to the left.
(a few steps from this marker); Octagon House (within shouting distance of this marker); Fred Merkle Field (approx. 0.3 miles away); Adrian Joss / John P. "Red" Kleinow (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Honor of the 1955 Watertown High School State Baseball Champions (approx. 0.3 miles away); Milwaukee Street Bridge (approx. one mile away); Trail Discovery (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Watertown.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This is a list of markers in the Deadball monument series.
 
Categories. Sports
 
Fred C. Merkle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Toman, June 30, 2013
3. Fred C. Merkle Marker
The Octagon House is in the background of this photo of the back of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2013, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 335 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 11, 2013, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   2, 3. submitted on July 14, 2013, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.
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