Updated: 12 april 2019

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.

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My Paternal Merkel Families


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.

My Maternal Merkel Families

My Maternal Merkel family begins with Valentine Merkel born 1789 in Langenbrand, Germany. Valentine Merkel arrived in Rochester in 1851 along with his entire family. Most of his children went on to have large families in the Rochester and Irondequoit areas. Other families on my maternal side that I'm currently interested in are the Sippel, Pabst and Dill families.

Other Merkel Families in Rochester

While researching my Merkel families in Rochester, NY, I've accumulated names for a number of people that belong to other Merkel families. The families of Eusebius Merkel and Martin Merkel also came from Iffezheim, Germany where my paternal Merkel family originated. The research on these families is not complete. I hope it helps anyone researching any of the Merkel families from Rochester, NY. If you belong to any of these families, I would love to hear from you. If you would like to add any names to these families, please send me an email.