When Gottfried Konkel was born on 13 October 1849, in Germany, his father, Gottfried Konkel, was 49 and his mother, Anna Elisabeth Czerr, was 28. He married Anna Marie Brenger on 8 April 1877, in Hanover, Hanover, Prussia, Germany. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He immigrated to United States in 1892 and lived in Herman, Shawano, Wisconsin, United States in 1880 and Pella, Shawano, Wisconsin, United States for about 20 years. He died on 18 June 1927, in Saint John Lutheran Church Cemetery, Tilleda, Shawano, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Leopolis, Shawano, Wisconsin, United States.
German and Dutch: variant of Kunkel .
German: habitational name from Kankel in Mecklenburg or near Poznań in Poland.