Welcome to the Merkel's of Rochester, NY I've descended from both Paternal & Maternal Merkel families. This site contains my research on these Merkel families as well as a number of other Mekel families in Rochester that have direct or indirect connections to my Merkels.
You can find information on these other Merkel families from the menu at the top of the page.
My Paternal Merkel line cab be 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 ancestry.
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.