John Markel Sr.

6 May 1932–26 January 2009 (Age 76)
Mercer, North Dakota, United States

The Life of John

When John Markel Sr. was born on 6 May 1932, in Mercer, North Dakota, United States, his father, Peter F. Markel, was 39 and his mother, Florentina "Florence" Erhardt, was 34. He married Grace Wenger on 12 May 1952, in Mandan, Morton, North Dakota, United States. He lived in Township 140 Range 84, Morton, North Dakota, United States in 1940. He died on 26 January 2009, in Mandan, Morton, North Dakota, United States, at the age of 76.

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John Markel Sr.
Grace Wenger
Marriage: 12 May 1952

Spouse and Children

12 May 1952
Mandan, Morton, North Dakota, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Anna Markel


    Peter Markel




    Florence Markel


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 3

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1935 · The Social Security Act

Age 3

This Act was created a basic right to a pension in old age, and insurance against unemployment.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 23

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch and German: from a pet form of the Germanic personal name Markolf, composed of the elements marc, merc ‘boundary’ + wolf ‘wolf’.2 Americanized form of Slovenian Markelj, a derivative of the personal name Marko, Latin Marcus, + the suffix -elj.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Markel in household of Peter Markel, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Markel in entry for Mr Egnatz L Markel, "United States, Obituaries, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1899-2012"
  • John Markel Sr, "United States, Obituaries, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1899-2012"

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