Richard Sippel


Richard Sippel

Here is a link to the Pedigree Chart for Richard Sippel.


An explanation about the "Herbst" name:

Richard's father, also named Richard Sippel, married Adelaide Pabst on the 12th of June 1883 but he died just 3 months later on the 21st of Sept. 1883, six months before his son, Richard, was born. Three and a half years later, Adelaide Pabst married again to Albert Herbst. The name, Richard Sippel Jr., now became Richard Herbst.

Notes on Richard Sippel Sr. and Adelaide Pabst:
Richard Sippel Sr.

The only information I have on Richard Sr. is that he was born in Germany in 1858. His marriage record indicates his occupation as a blacksmith.
Two marriage records exist:
1. Catholic church records of Rochester, St. Boniface church list it on 12 June 1883. The witnesses are listed as Leonhard Keller & Anna Pabst.
2. City Records say 19 June 1882 - witnesses are the same as above.

Adelaide Pabst

Not much is known about Adelaide Pabst. "Anna Pabst" appears on the marriage record as a witness. Anna could be Adelaide's sister. Adelaide's parents are John Pabst and Elizabeth Falke. Their names come from the marriage record of Albert Herbst and Adelaide Pabst found in Catholic Church records of St. Michael's church in Rochester.

The 1900 & 1910 Census said that Adelaide had been in the US for 42 years which would make her immigration about 1883. This would put more credence on the first marriage date listed above.

Several addresses have been found:

1918 Rochester City Directory listed her address at 529 Conkey Ave. living with her husband Albert.

1920 NY census indicated she is at the same address with Albert but now with several children: Cynthia, Albert Jr. and Alma(daughter in law).

The 1925 NY census listed Albert and Adelaide's address at 85 Mailborough with their daughter Cynthia living with their son-in-law Wallace Geck & family.


Notes on Richard Sippel(Herbst) and Elizabeth Willamena Merkel.

The 1900 Federal census listed Richard's occupation as a printer.

The Catholic church records of Rochester indicate Richard was Baptized at St. Boniface. His God Parents were Leopold & Josepha Sippel. Leopold Sippel was Richard's uncle.

Richard was married at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Witnesses at the marriage were William Merkel & Rosa DePrey

Richard's wife and my maternal grandmother was Elizabeth Willamena Merkel.

Her name at time of death was Elizabeth Zornow. The Zornow name comes from second marriage to August Zornow on June 3rd 1955.


Notes on Albert Herbst (Adelaide Pabst's second husband)

Albert was born in either 1864 or 1865. Both the 1900 & 1910 census were difficult to read. The 1925 NY census says age 61 so that makes it 1864.

Albert and Adelaide were married at St. Michael's Church. The witnesses at the wedding were Christian Lohfink & Mina Hullman.

The only occupation I found for Albert so far was from the 1900 Federal census, 1910 Federal census, and 1925 NY census. He was listed as a baker.

He immigrated in 1884 from Germany and became a citizen in 1900.

1918 Rochester City Directory listed his address at 529 Conkey Ave. living with Adelaide.

1920 NY census indicates Albert is at the same address with Adelaide and their children: Cynthia, Albert Jr. and Alma(daughter in law).

The 1925 NY census listed Albert and Adelaide's address at 85 Mailborough with their daughter Cynthia living with their son-in-law Wallace Geck and his wife Anna & kids: Donald & Arline.

1931 Rochester City Directory list their address as 59 Harwick Rd., Irondequoit. Cynthia is also living here at this time.

My maternal grandmother Elizabeth Willamena Merkel (3 May 1885 - 22 Sept. 1979) married Richard Leopold Sippel (Herbst) 21 March 1884 - 18 Oct 1942.