Joseph Decker II

6 January 1852–22 March 1925 (Age 73)
Mulhouse, Mülhausen, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Decker II was born on 6 January 1852, in Mulhouse, Mülhausen, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany, his father, Joseph Decker I, was 31 and his mother, Catherina Troendle, was 26. He married Stephania Zimmer on 28 January 1892, in Travis Land District, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 3, Knox, Texas, United States in 1900 and Justice Precinct 7, Knox, Texas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 22 March 1925, in Rhineland, Knox, Texas, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Rhineland, Knox, Texas, United States.

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Joseph Decker II
Stephania Zimmer
Marriage: 28 January 1892
Joseph Decker III
Albert Henry Decker
Lawrence Decker
Sophie Decker
Mary Virginia Decker
Caroline Helene (Lena) Decker
Frederick Fritz Decker
Anna Wilomena Decker
Rose Decker

Spouse and Children

28 January 1892
Travis Land District, Texas, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Decker I


    Catherina Troendle




    Rose Decker


    Sophie Decker



    Helene Decker


    Achilles Decker


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World Events (8)

1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 9

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 20

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

1 German: occupational name for a roofer (thatcher, tiler, slater, or shingler) or a carpenter or builder, from an agent derivative of Middle High German decke ‘covering’, a word which was normally used to refer to roofs, but sometimes also to other sorts of covering; modern German Decke still has the twin senses ‘ceiling’ and ‘blanket’.2 Dutch: variant of Dekker , cognate with 1.3 English: variant of Dicker .

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Decker, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Joe Decker, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Joseph Decker, "United States Census, 1920"

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