Joseph Merkel


Joseph Merkel

Here is a link to the Pedigree Chart for Joseph Merkel.


Information for Joseph Merkel

Joseph Merkel is my oldest known Merkel ancestor. He was born, lived and died in Iffezheim, Germany. Below is a photo from 1928 of a house built by Joseph between 1705-1710. This photo was sent to me by Roman Merkel. The house was continually re-inherited and used by the descendants as a farm house.

Roman's father (he is the man in the picture), also named Joseph Merkel inherited this house from his aunt, Johanna Gotz, b 1924. Until 1948, he ran a shoemaking business and small farm. Unfortunately Roman's father, born 3.4.1894, died at 54 of a heart condition In 1959. It was sold as an electricity station because no-one inherited the house. Some time after that it was torn down and a new building was erected.

My
Great Great Great Great Great
Grandfather

Iffezheim, Germany
 

Wife:
Caterina Kreitenweis