Updated: 12 April 2024

Gustave Merkel

Eusebius Merkel
My Grandfather Gusatve Merkel Born: 23 July 1880 Rochester, NY Died: 25 Nov. 1951 Rochester, NY

First Wife:
Louella M. DeMallie
1883 - 5 April 1906

married: 27 April 1905 
Rochester, NY

2nd Wife:
Katherine Barrett
Born: 24 April 1877 NY Dryden, NY Died: 23 May 1951 Rochester,
Married: 6 July 1908
Rochester, NY Y

Here is a link to Gustave Merkel.

Gustave Merkel


Census records indicate that between 1900 and 1925, Gustave sold carpet and rugs. The city directories indicate the address for the carpet store in 1901 was at 80 State St. for Howe & Rogers Co. (Carpets). In 1916  he was working at 89 S. Clinton. This also turns out to Howe & Rogers again. It seems they moved their business. In 1918 he was listed by the city directory as a stockkpr at 89 Clinton Ave. S. Rochester, NY. The 1920 census listed his as a furniture salesman and his death certificate indicates that in 1951 he was a salesman at Prince Furniture Co.

KATHERINE  BARRETT  - the second wife of Gustave Merkel

The 5th child of William Thomas Barrett was born on the 24th of April 1877 in the town of Dryden in Thompkins County, NY.  She married Gustave Merkel on 6 July 1908 in Rochester, NY. The following is what information I have on Katherine.  For notes on the other Barretts, go to the Barrett page.

1880 Town of Dryden in Tompkins Co., NY.      SOURCE: Federal census of 1880 in Tompkins County. ED 227, sheet 11, line 36 film roll: 1254938.

1900 living at home. 19 Smith St.Rochester, NY. SOURCE: 1900 Federal census of Rochester, NY. ED 65, sheet 12, line 85.

1910 Now married and living at 283 Jefferson Ave. Rochester, NY. SOURCE: Address given on birth certificate of son, William.

1915 living at 244 Jefferson Ave. downstairs Rochester, NY with husband and children: William, Thomas, & Paul. SOURCE: 1915 NY census ED 9, Block 7, page 25.

1918 living at 377 Knickerbocker Ave. Rochester, NY. SOURCE: 1918 Rochester City Directory film roll: 1320992 page 690.

1920 living at 67 Elba Street, Rochester, NY with husband & children: William, Thomas, Paul, Helen. SOURCE: 1920 Federal census ED 234, sheet 1, line 42.

1925 living at 3 Elgin St, with husband and children. SOURCE: 1925 NY census Rochester, NY. ED 15, Block 4, page 23. film roll: 528879.


Laborer at shoe factory. SOURCE: 1900 Federal census (see sources above for details).

Notes on Luella DeMallie - the first wife of Gustave Merkel

Gustave's 1st marriage to Louella DeMallie at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Rochester, NY. SOURCE: Catholic Church records of Rochester, NY film roll: 1420500 Francis Xavier Church Marriages: sect. 19.

"Marriage of Gustave J. Merkel and Luella DeMallie on April 27, 1905: Gustave J. Merkel, clerk, age 24 years, son of Jacob Merkel and Elisabeth Ruf, of this city and Luella DeMallie age 22 years, daughter of John M. DeMallie and Louisa Hoffman of this city. Witnesses: Lilie E. Merkel and Frank Kinsky, Rev. J.F. Staub administered the Sacrament of Matrimony. Mixed Religion"

From George Zeller 13 Dec. 2000

Luella DeMallie Merkel--1906 Vital Records Index fiche #344D. Luella M. died 4 April, 1906. DEATH NOTICE---(Rochester Monroe Co, New York) Union Advertiser, 5 April 1906, p. 3 (Film #198). MERKEL---At the residence of her mother, 608 Portland Avenue. Mrs.Luella Merkel. ---- Funeral from the residence at 1:30 p.m. Friday and at 2 o'clock from Grace Lutheran Church, corner Bay and Niagara streets. Germania Hive members take notice.

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