Conrad Mehrkam was living in Lower Towamensing Township before 1763, as in that year he was appointed constable of Towamensing. Conrad Mehrkam was the first constable of this region north of the Blue Mountains. He lived in the western part of the township.

Conrad Mehrkam appears on the assessment roll of Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County, PA in 1843-44 as a farmer owning 138 acres. A Jacob Mehrkam appears owning 148 acres. (From History of the Counties of Lehigh and Carbon, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by Alfred Mathews and Austin N. Hungerford. Philadelphia: Everts and Richards, 1884. Winterthur Library F157.L52m. Pages 764.)

He fought in the Revolutionary War.

His sons were Jacob and Abraham. In the assessment toll of 1781, Conrad Mehrkam is assessed on real estate and Jacob appears as a single man.

A daughter, Susannah Mehrkam, born 1750, died 1815, married Frederick Boyer, soon after his return from Canada, in 1761. They settled on the Boyer farm.

Jacob married a Miss Smith, by whom he had two sons, Jacob and Conrad, and five daughters.

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