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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Family Time Line

Joseph Decker II
1852–1925
Stephania Zimmer
1867–1957
Marriage: 28 January 1892
Joseph Decker III
1892–1999
Albert Henry Decker
1894–1959
Lawrence Decker
1896–1964
Sophie Decker
1898–1900
Mary Virginia Decker
1900–1998
Caroline Helene (Lena) Decker
1902–1997
Frederick Fritz Decker
1905–2000
Anna Wilomena Decker
1907–1983
Rose Decker
1909–2007

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 January 1892
Travis Land District, Texas, United States
children

(9)

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Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Decker I

    Male1820–1879Male

    Catherina Troendle

    Female1825–1894Female

siblings

(7)

    Rose Decker

    Female1846–1923Female

    Sophie Decker

    Female1849–1925Female

    Male1852–1925Male

    Helene Decker

    Female1856–1926Female

    Achilles Decker

    Male1857–1926Male

+2 More Children

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.
1863

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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