Joseph Decker II

Male6 January 1852–22 March 1925

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Decker II was born on 6 January 1852, in Mulhouse, Haut-Rhin, France, 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

Sources (16)

  • Joseph Decker, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Jos Decker - Government record: birth-name: Jos Decker
  • Joseph Draker, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 January 1892Travis Land District, Texas, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 6

    Historical Boundaries: 1858: Knox, Texas, United States


    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

    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’.

    Dutch: variant of Dekker , cognate with 1 above. Compare De Decker .

    English (London): variant of Dicker .

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

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