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Adam Meckel[1]

Male Cal 1823 - 1862  (~ 39 years)


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  • Name Adam Meckel 
    Born CALC 24 Feb 1823  , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Roman Catholic 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-154157 
    Died 9 Jul 1862  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I154157  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 

    Father Franz Meckel,   b. Abt 1790, of, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Gertraud Gocher,   b. Abt 1790, of, Lanrheim, Pflaz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F44778  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaretha Catharine Meckler,   b. 1818, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1868, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 13 May 1851  [4
    Children 
     1. Margaretha Meckel,   b. 12 Mar 1852, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1872, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     2. Mary Ann Meckel,   b. 1853, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Regina S. Meckel,   b. 28 Oct 1858, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1899, , Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     4. Katharina Meckel,   b. 1860, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F38559  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • A-2-163 Adam Meckel The Last Will and Testament of Adam Meckel, late of the Town of Berlin, Well Digger, who died on or about the eighth day of July 1862, at the Town of Berlin, and who at the time of his death had a fixed place of abode at Berlin, was proved and registered in the said Surrogate Court, a true copy of which said Last Will and Testament is hereunder written and that the administration of all and singular the personal estate and effects, rights and credits of the said deceased and any way concerning his will was granted by the aforesaid Court to Joseph Spetz of the Township of Waterloo, Yeoman, and Daniel O'Donnell of the Town of Berlin, Merchant, the Executors named in the said will…

      …In the name of God Amen. I, Adam Mickel of the Town of Berlin, of the age of 39th years, being of sound mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life do therefore make, ordain, publish and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, that is to say, (First) after all my lawful debts are paid and discharged the residue of my estate, real and personal, I give, bequeath and dispose of as follows, to wit : (1) to my beloved wife Margaret Mechel, a born Meckler. (II) to my children, Margaret Mechel, Mary Mechel, Regina Mechel and Catharine Mechel. (III) to my Step and adopted children George Blesh and Joseph Blesh under conditions as follows namely : To my beloved wife Margaret Meckel born Meckler the land consisting of one acre within the Town of Berlin and of seven acres without the Town of Berlin in ward No 4 in the Township of Waterloo, as also all other moveable and immoveable property during the term of her natural life to enable her to rear the children decently and conveniently. After her death and no sooner, all the property shall be sold and the product shall be put on interest by undermentioned Executors till the youngest living child shall have attained the 21st year or entered the state of matrimony when the whole sum shall be equally distributed amonst my own as well as among my adopted children they shall only share in this inheritance provided that they will support my wife remain with her or aid her by their contributions to bring up the junior children until the (the adopted children) shall have attained their 21st year of age. Should any of the above mentioned children die before attaining the 21st year of before having entered the state of matrimony then shall the yet surviving children equally share his part of the inheritance. Likewise, I make, constitute and appoint Messers Joseph Spetz, Yeoman, of the Township of Waterloo, and Daniel O'Donnell, Grocer, of the town of Berlin, to be Executors of this my Last Will and Testament, giving them at the same time the power of conveying deed or deeds as the case may be. In witness whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal…



      Witnessed by B.W[?] Levermann[?] of Berlin and Joseph Hartgeb[?]
      Will dated 5th July 1862
      Proved 29th September 1862
      Died 8th July 1862
      1aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Rezina Meckel (resident of Berlin) b. Canada Age: 17 born abt 1858 father: Adam Meckel mother: Margaretha Meckel married Louis Stoeszer (innkeeper of Berlin) Age:: 23 born abt 1852 b. Canada father: John Stoeszer mother: Catharine Stoeszer married 6 Apr 1875 Marriage Place: Waterloo, Berlin

    2. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, Div. 4 Page 33.

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 10 Jul 1862.
      Adam Meckel died 9 Jul 1862 in Berlin, after long suffering, 39 yrs, 4 mths, 15 days.

    4. [S91] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Maryhill - St. Boniface Roman Catholic [found cited on various sources on the internet and family histories], Rev. Joseph Ritter.
      Adam Beckel s/o Franz & Gertraud Gocher (from Larnheim in Pfalz) married 13 May 1850 to Margartha Meckler d/o John & Barbara. Margaretha Meckler widow from Berlin

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - CALC 24 Feb 1823 - , Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Roman Catholic - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Jul 1862 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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