Waterloo Region Generations
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Edward John Merkel

Male 1866 - 1939  (73 years)


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  • Name Edward John Merkel 
    Born 1866  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-352517 
    Died 22 Jan 1939  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 25 Jan 1939  Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I352517  Generations
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2023 

    Father Ernst Merkel,   b. CALC 4 Apr 1833, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1899, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Mother Mary Bauer,   b. CALC 24 Feb 1838, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1908, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Family ID F251369  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Elizabeth Illing,   b. 1868, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1947  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 9 Dec 1896  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Edward Irvin Illing "Irvin" Merkel,   b. 25 May 1906, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1996, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2023 
    Family ID F252159  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • EDWARD J. MERKEL

      PRESTON. Jan. 23--Illness of a months duration culminated in the death yesterday of Edward John Merkel, 72, husband of Elisabeth Illing. Born in Preston, the late Mr. Merkel, with the exception of 12 years, lived all his life here and was one of the town's better known citizens. Originally employed with the Guggisburg Furniture, the deceased was later connected with the Canadian Office and School Furniture Company. In 1890 he moved to New Hamburg where he remained for 11 years before going to Wiarton. Remaining at the latter place for a year and a half he returned to Preston. In 1902, being employed with the Canadian Office and School Furniture since that time. A member of St. Peter's Lutheran church the deceased was church councillor and treasurer of the church for a number of years and was also a member of Preston Lodge A F and A M and of the Canadian Order of Foresters. Keenly interested in baseball he was a regular attendant at local games. He was also interested in hockey. Surviving are his wife, one son. three brothers, Henry of Preston, William of Kitchener and Charles of London. The remains are at his home, 740 Hamilton street, Preston, from where the funeral will be held on Wednesday at 2.30 pm. Interment will be made in the Preston Cemetery.

      Kitchener Daily Record 22 Jan 1939 pg 13

  • Sources 
    1. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      [Front] MERKEL/ [Flat markers at front] Anna Elizabeth/ ILLING (MERKEL)/ 1868 - 1947./ Edward J. MERKEL/ 1866 - 1939./ Edward Irvin/ Illing MERKEL/ 1906 - 1996./ Olga May/ WRIGLEY (MERKEL)/ 1914 - 1986./ [Back] DUCK/ [Back markers] Elijah J. DUCK/ 1859 - 1941./ Rachel CHAMBERS/ wife of Elijah J. DUCK/ 1868 - 1960./ Burial Card] Mrs. Violet SMITH buried Oct. 21, 1974; Matthew SMITH buried Mar. 19, 1967.

    2. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name:Edward Merkel Age:30 Birth Date:abt 1866 Birth Place:Preston Marriage Date:9 Dec 1896 Marriage County or District:Waterloo Father:Ernst Merkel Mother:Mary Bauer Spouse:Elizabeth Illing Spouse's Age:28 Spouse Birth Date:abt 1868 Spouse Birth Place:New Hamburg, Ontario Spouse Father:Ottomar Illing Spouse Mother:Christina Beilstein

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1866 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Dec 1896 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Jan 1939 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 25 Jan 1939 - Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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