William Merkel and Elizabeth Hohmann


William Merkel and Elizabeth Hohmann

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

William is my maternal great great grandfather. He was born in 31 May 1821  Langenbrand, Germany. On the 9th of  Nov. 1851 he sailed on the ship called the "Splendid".  Also on the ship were his parents and the rest of his brothers and sisters. They arrived in New York 10 Dec. 1851.

WILLIAM  MERKEL  31 May 1821 - 10 Oct. 1880
My maternal great great grand father

Wife: Elizabeth Hohmann was born in 1838 in Reiffelbach, R-Pfalz, Germany. She died on the 26th of April 1888 in Rochester, NY.

They had 11 children. Their first child was a son by the name of William (my maternal great grandfather ).

Most of the Hohmann history came from Rick Helmer and Elaine (Hohmann) Wilson. If you would like more information on the Hohmann families who stopped in Rochester, NY on their way to Illinois, contact:

Elaine (Hohmann) Wilson at KEW1195@aol.com
Rick Helmer at RICHARDHELMER@starpower.net


WILLIAM  MERKEL  13 June 1856 - 28 May 1906
My maternal great grand father. He married Elizabeth Dill on Sept. 18, 1882 in Rochester. Witnesses at the marriage were Joseph Dill & Louisa Merkel. You can find the information I have on the Dill family including Eliz. Dill on the Dill page.  William and Elizabeth had 10 children. Their second child was Elizabeth Willamena Merkel, my maternal grandmother.

William was a tailor according to the1900 Census.

His God Parents were Bernard Merkel & Agatha Krieg of Irondequoit NY. He was baptised at St. Joseph's church.


ELIZABETH  WILLAMENA  MERKEL  3 May 1885 - 22 Sept. 1979
My maternal grand mother

Husband: Richard Leopold Sippel(Herbst)

Go here for the history of the Sippel families along with information on my maternal grand mother.