Updated:23 May 2024

Paternal Merkel Family

Eusebius Merkel

My Paternal Merkel line is nearly complete and the lineage traced back to the late 1600's with Joseph Merkel from Iffezheim, Germany. Jacob Merkel was my great Grand father who left Iffezheim and came to Rochester in 1867. Jacob had 11 children in Rochester to continue the Merkel family.
Jacob's brother, Anton, arrived in Rochester in 1882. His wife was Magdalena Weber. The Weber's are also from Iffezheim, Germany. I've followed the Weber's back to the 1700's in Iffezheim, Germany and continue to look for any Weber families in Rochester who may be related to them.

Here is a link to Jacob Merkel


Jacob Merkel and Elizabeth Ruff

and their children:

Jacob Merkel is my Great Grandfather who came to Rochester in 1867 and kept the Merkel line going. He had 11 children. Only 3 of his children had descendants. Select Gustave Joseph, Anna or Edwin in the table below to see charts, photos and any notes that I have on these families.

Jacob Gustave

8 Nov. 1872
29 July 1873


18 May 1874
18 May 1874

Lillian Eliz.

31 May 821
10 Oct. 1880


31 Mar. 1879
21 Oct. 1887

Gustave Joseph

23 July 1880
25 Nov. 1951

Edward George

22 Oct. 1881
17 June 1883

Frances Theresa

6 May 1883
9 Feb. 1884

Florentine Magd.

6 Aug.1884
26 Nov.1884

Anna Mary 

Dec. 1886
19 Apr. 1976

Frances Barbara

2 Dec. 1886 -
9 Apr. 1897.

Edwin Albert

13 Feb. 1897
April 1984



My Paternal Merkel Family by Generation

8th Generation Joseph Merkel

Great Great Great Great Great Grandfather

7th Generation Joes Michael Merkel

Great Great Great Great Grandfather

6th GenerationJoes George Merkel

Great Great Great Grandfather

5th Generation Caspar Merkel

Great Great Grandfather
had 4 wives

4th Generation Jacob Merkel

immigrated to Rochester, NY in 1867

Great Grandfather

3rd Generation  Gustave Merkel


2nd Generation William Merkel


1st Generation John Merkel



Other realted families

Barrett Family

Ruf Family

Peter Family

Pfetzer Family

Weber Family

Anton Merkel - brother of Jacob Merkel arrived in Rochester in 1882. On Anton's page you will also find information on the Weber and Fetzner families in Rochester.

The Iffezheim Page:
My Paternal Merkel family originated from Iffezheim, Baden, Germany. Here you will find maps and history of Iffezheim including links to other Iffezheim sites.

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