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Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Contributed photoFreda Mertz, center, meets her cousin Josef Muszits and his wife, Frieda, during a September 2017 trip to Inzenhof, Austria. Mertz met numerous previously unknown family members during the trip.

Family gathering

By MICHELE KERN in Local News

“I want to go to Austria,” Freda (Schadl) Mertz said to her husband, Ken, while sitting in their living room in June of 2017.

“OK!” Ken answered.

That little conversation started a big adventure for Freda, in not only visiting the...