ZALMEN MERKER (ca. 1890-1928)
He was born in Mlave (Mława), Poland. He received a traditional Jewish education. He was a Hebrew teacher and a member of the Mława society “Ḥoveve Sefat ever” (Lovers of the Hebrew language). He moved to Antwerp, Belgium. He contributed to the local Yiddish press, working mostly as a journalist, but from time to time he also wrote poetry. He died in Antwerp.
Sources: Arbeter-ring (Brussels) (March 15, 1928); D. Lehrer, in Idishe tsaytung (Brussels) (October 28, 1928); Pinkes mlava (Records of Mława) (New york, 1950), p. 36.