Joseph Francis Merchberger

Brief Life History of Joseph Francis

When Joseph Francis Merchberger was born on 6 October 1882, in Meyersdale, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Johann Merschbächer, was 36 and his mother, Anna Elisabeth Suttmiller, was 25. He married Agnes Elizabeth Weimer on 26 November 1908, in Cumberland, Allegany, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Royal Oak, Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died on 12 April 1944, in Pontiac Township, Oakland, Michigan, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Royal Oak Cemetery, Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan, United States.

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Joseph Francis Merchberger
Agnes Elizabeth Weimer
Marriage: 26 November 1908
Elizabeth Merchberger
Joseph Merchbacher Jr
John Ozias Merchberger
Paul Regis Merchberger
Baby Merchberger
Emma Elizabeth Merchberger
Leonard James Merchberger
Joseph Francis Merchberger
Mary Agnus Merthberger
Mary Catherine Merchberger
George Bernard Mercherger

Sources (12)

  • Joseph Merchbaher, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Joseph Frances Merchberger, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Joseph F Merchberger, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"

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1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

form of the biblical Hebrew name Yosef, meaning ‘(God) shall add (another son)’. This was borne by the favourite son of Jacob, whose brothers became jealous of him and sold him into slavery (Genesis 37). He was taken to Egypt, where he rose to become chief steward to Pharaoh, and was eventually reconciled to his brothers when they came to buy corn during a seven-year famine (Genesis 43–7). In the New Testament Joseph is the name of the husband of the Virgin Mary. It is also borne by a rich Jew, Joseph of Arimathea (Matthew 27:57; Mark 15:43; Luke 23:50; John 19:38), who took Jesus down from the Cross, wrapped him in a shroud, and buried him in a rock tomb. According to medieval legend, Joseph of Arimathea brought the Holy Grail to Britain. The name was uncommon in Britain in the Middle Ages but was revived in the mid 16th century and had become popular by the 1630s, remaining so ever since.

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