Maricle Family

The origins of the Maricle family are difficult to decipher. There are three theories at the bottom of this page. I am beginning with what I know.

William Maricle was born April 13, 1809 in Binghamton, Broome, New York and died September 15, 1882 in Castalia, Winneshiek, Iowa. His first marriage was to Margaret Stevenson in 1837 in New York. Margaret was born November 11, 1807 in New Jersey and died November 24, 1864 in Winneshiek County, Iowa. Their children:

  • Sarah Ann Maricle was born February 11, 1840 in Vestal Corner, Broome, New York and died May 8, 1936 in Spokane, Spokane, Washington. She married Abraham Charles Huff (see Huff family below).
  • Justice Maricle was born January 25, 1842 in Vestal, Broome, New York (1855 census shows PA) and died July 16, 1921 in Traverse County, Minnesota. He married Lavina A. Coy. (see below)
  • George Maricle was born December 11, 1845 in New York and died July 4, 1926.
  • Joel Maricle was born about 1844 in New York.

William married second to August 25, 1865 to Malinda A. Decker born September 3, 1831 in New York and died March 5, 1917. Her first marriage was to John Wilbur. William and Malinda had one son, Merritt C. Maricle.

Maricle Origin Theories

Information from Kirsten Bowman

These notes from Kirsten are to help clarify some conflicts with Maricle/Merckel/Merkel family information. Please refer to this information first before trying to figure out the rest of what is on this page.

  • Friederich Merckel had two wives, both named Anna Barbara.
  • From the first marriage he had children Lorentz, Anna, Anna Maria, Johann Matthias, Elisabetha, Johann Andreas, and Margaretha Phillipina, all born in Germany, with baptismal records for all but the first two located at Haßloch. Haßloch church records begin in 1700 so it is assumed the first two were born before 1700 with Lorentz being the eldest although Anna was married first.
  • There is no ship’s list showing which ofmany vessels brought Friederich to New York. There is a list online (possibly at the Ships’ Transcribers Guild?) that lists Friederich, his wife, and all of the children above, but the fine print says that this list is taken from Henry Z. Jones’ list of Friederich’s wife and children and is not an actual passenger list. So the ‘Globe’ reference is not verifiable.
  • The London Lists of people awaiting transport to New York in 1709 show Christoph[er?] Mey aged 35, his wife, and a daughter aged 3, Ref[ormed Dutch Church]., husbandman and vinedresser. Below you’ll see the record that Christoph Mey/May’s widow later married Friederich Merckel. It’s likely that Christoph and possibly the daughter died before reaching New York.
  • By the time Friederich’s family is recorded at West Camp on 4 Jul 1710 the Hunter List shows 1 man, 2 boys, and 2 girls but no woman. Matching the age brackets given there for children against the baptismal records indicates that the children were Lorentz, Anna, Anna Maria, and J. Matthias. It’s reasonable to assume that their mother and the three youngest children all died before reaching New York. This is further confirmed by the fact that there are marriage records in Ulster Co. for the four eldest children but no further record of the three youngest. And never any mention of a son Henrich in conjunction with Friederich.
  • The Hunter Subsistence List for 4 Aug 1710 is noted, “Christoph May’s Widdow md. with Frederic Merckel.” Her later records show her to be Anna Barbara (Alman) May/Mey. So Friederich married the second Anna Barbara sometime between 4 Jul and 4 Aug 1710 at West Camp.
  • The Kocherthal Records for the West Camp Lutheran Church show this baptism: “1711, Dec 26th, Johann Adam, born Dec. 10th, child of Fridrich and Anna Barbara MERCKEL,” so obviously J. Adam was born at West Camp over a year after his parents’ arrival in New York and their marriage rather than at sea.
  • By 1716/7, Friederich is shown on the tax list for Kingston, Ulster Co. (From independent research.)
  • Your list of children of the second marriage omits Eva b 1716, Elisabetha b 1719, and Johannes b 1720.
  • It can be assumed that Friederich died before March 1736 since at that time his widow married 3rd Nicholas Keator of Marbletown.

Original records for the facts above are the Haßloch churchbooks, Hunter Subsistence Lists, Kocherthal records, Simmendinger Register,and records of the Reformed Dutch Church of West Camp and Kingston, Ulster Co., NY. These are transcribed and published in The Book of Names by Lou D. MacWethy, The Palatine Families of New York, More Palatine Families, and Even More Palatines, all by Henry Z Jones.

Additional notes from my own research:

Brothers Lorentz and J. Matthias Merckel married sisters Sibylla Catharina and Margaretha Kehl. Lorentz moved to Williams Twp., Northampton Co., PA, about 1737where a son (Friederich) was born in 1741. In 1767 the family moved on to North Carolina, then to Virginia and Tennessee. From there, descendants scattered to Kentucky, Mississippi, and Indiana.

J. Matthias lived in Saugerties although his children also scattered pretty widely. J. Adam and Johannes moved to Williams Twp. near Lorentz, where Adam died in 1755 leaving five minor children (names unknown). Johannes later moved to Sussex Co., NJ, and raised a family there. Barent’s descendants are found in Delaware Co., NY (originally part of Ulster Co.). Seven of Wilhelm’s ten sons immigrated to Ontario around the time of the American Revolution. Two others, Benjamin (md Sarah Hasbrouck) and Jacob (md Sally Higgins) lived in Shandaken. None of Friederich’s sons served in the Revolution; four of Wilhelm’s sons were Loyalists and fought with Butler’s Rangers.

I know of three other Merckel lines in New York that are unrelated to Friederich. Note that the locations are all fairly specific, and are distinctly separate from Friederich’s location at Kingston:

Johann Jacob Merckel md Elisabetha Schultheis. Immigrated before 1714 and settled at Schoharie. As would be expected, there were several Jacobs in this line. Johann Jacob appears to have died fairly early but he did leave one son, also Johann Jacob b abt 1714 who md Anna Maria Reich. They, in turn, had a son Jacob b abt 1746 who md Anna Hough, probably at Schoharie. I haven’t followed the line down any further than that.

Henrich Merckel md Maria Estes. Often linked as a son of Friederich, but Henrich immigrated in 1726 and settled in Stone Arabia while Friederich arrived in 1710 and went to Kingston. The story is sometimes given that Henrich was a son left behind in Germany but I believe this to be pure poppycock. Some members of this family are included in your text. Jacob is also a fairly common name among this clan and is apparently where you’ve linked your Jacob, h/o Mary/Polly Ladd, although his wife is said to have been Elizabeth.

Brothers Hans Michael, Christopher Friederich, and Joseph Friederich. Immigrated from Hoheneck, Germany, and settled in New Dorlach (now Sharon) about 1755.One or more of these brothers are also often attached as descendants of Friederich. Christopher Friederich did have a son, Johann Jacob b 1747, and a grandson, Jacob Merkley b 1797. There are a few other Jacobs in this clan, but many were Loyalists who moved to Canada and used the surname spelling “Merkley.” This line has been studied extensively by my friend Ejvor Merkley and I have her 500-page book detailing the family from 1664 all the way down to roughly 1960 although only a very small part of that is online.

All of these families are included in my GEDCOM at RootsWeb and can be found in a WorldConnect search at that site. Friederich’s line with specific sources attached begins here.

Mericle Family Migration and Name History

The first of this family to come to America, arrived in the year 1710. They came as refugees from the German Palatine. Their trek to the New World had led them by way of Holland and England.

The name was originally spelled Merkel or Merckel and pronounced in German as “Mare-kil”. The Palatines settled among, and intermarried with, the Dutch in Ulster County, NY. Here they soon were using the prevailing language which was Holland Dutch. (At Kingston church preaching was in Dutch until 1809).

The reasons behind the flight of our ancestors from the Palatine regions of Western Germany are given in the story set forth in the “Van Kocherthal Records”, written in 1931 by Rev. Herman F. Vesper of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Canajoharie, New York.

In 1673, twenty-five years after the “Thirty Years War” ended in 1648, Louise XIV of France began his marauding expeditions for the purpose of exterminating the Protestant heretcs. Destructive raids laid waste to the Palatine countryside. This ruthless pillage continued until 1688 when the French King himself entered the land “to make it a wilderness” as he declared.

The villages, towns and farms of the Rhine regions were pillaged and burned, and their inhabitants tortured, ravished or slain. Few escaped the country. Those who survived were spared further horrors when, in 1705, England, Holland, Sweden, and Prussia intervened and threatened reprisals unless this carnage ceased. The way of Spanish Succession followed (1701-1713) but it touched only lightly the already devastated country.

Added to the horrors of the war, there came further to harass the unfortunate Palatines the unusually severe winter of 1703 and 1709. Vineyards and orchards were blasted by the cold. Birds froze on the wing, fires failed to warm the shivering populace. Also, there came ecclesiastical regulations that made still more unbearable the life of these “poor, protestant, Palatines.”

Their only salvation lay in migrating to other lands. The first group of 41 (men, women and children) left for England by way of Holland in 1708. They were led by the Rev. Joshua Von Kocherthal, a Lutheran minister, whose wife and three children were among the refugees. In London they petitioned Queen Anne for permission to sail to one of the British Colonies in America. Hearing of their extreme poverty the good Queen granted them each a shilling a day towards their sustenance until a decision was reached.

England desired to expand her frontiers in the New World, so transportation for “these honest and laborious Palatines” was arranged on the British ship “Globe.” A special act of naturalization made them “denizens of the Kingdom.” (It is perhaps for reasons of gratitude that some of their immediate descendants, in the days of the American Revolution, seemed to have Tories and British sympathies-even to the extent of moving to Canada.”

It was just 88 years after the voyage of the “Mayflower” that this first group of Palatines set sail. They landed 60 miles up the Hudson River and built a town they called “Neuberg”, now called Newburgh, New York. Queen Anne supplied them with agricultural implements and foodstuffs for one year. In exchange, the Palatines were to supply lumber for the Royal Navy.

A year later, when pastor Von Kocherthal returned to England for additional aid, he found 3000 refugees there. They were living in tents on the Black Heath of London. The queen acceded to his wishes that they too be sent to America to join the others. This time a whole flotilla of vessels was needed. They sailed from London in the month of January, 1710. Among the ships was the “Globe”, making it’s second crossing with Palatine refugees.

For months this fleet of sailing ships with human cargo was tossed about on the stormy winter’s sea. At least one ship was wrecked and 470 immigrants died during the voyage. Another 250 succumbed after landing in New York on the 14th of June, 1710. After a period of quarantine on Nutten (now Governor’s Island, they proceeded upriver and settled on both sides of the Hudson, above Neuberg (new Town).

As time passed, some of the settlers moved on into the Schoharie Valley of New York and into parts of Pennsylvania. In the next few years Palatines migrated to the new land. Some of the ships landed at New York and some at Philadelphia.

One of the towns settled on the Hudson’s west bank was West Camp (now Saugerties) near Kingston. Here the minister who worked with Pstor Von Kocherthal was Dominie Haeger of the Dutch Reformed Church. It is in the records of the Dutch Church at West Camp that we first find mention of the name “MERKEL.” It was here, on December 26, 1711, that a baby born on the ship “Globe” was baptized. It was Johan Adam Merkel, son of Fredrik Merkel and Barbara Alman.

We have no record of all the names in that second massive migration of the Palatine refugees, but from the baptismal record we know that Fredrik Merkel and his wife, Barbara, arrived with them.

Hank Z. Jones has written several books focused on the Palatines and two books in particular focuses on the New York settlers. You may find them at your local genealogical society:

  • Palatine Families of New York (2 Volume Set) by Henry Z. Jones (2001-01-01)
  • The Palatine Families of New York -1710: A Supplement
  • More Palatine families: some immigrants to the middle colonies 1717–1776 and their European origins, plus new discoveries on German families who arrived in Colonial New York in 1710

From James A. Maricle

There is no complete record of who that first Maricle ancestor was. However, through baptismal records it is thought to have been Fredrik Maricle and his wife, Barbara who arrived in the second massive migration of the Palatine refugees. Eight children of Fredrik and Barbara were christened as follows:
Baptized at West Camp:

Johan Adam Merkel Dec. 26, 1711 born aboard the ship Globe
Maria Elizabetha Merkel Feb. 16, 1713
Baptized at Kingston Old Dutch Church:
Barent Merkel June 15, 1715
Wilhelmus Merkel September 25, 1720
Petrus Merkel Feb. 14, 1725
Petrus Merkel Feb. 14, 1725*
Petrus Merkel Sept. 25, 1726
Annatjen Merkel May 15, 1729
*The first Petrus probably died in infancy.

At first, Fredrik worked with the other settlers on timber for the Royal Navy. For this his family received “sustenance” from the Crown. He also worked and prospered on his own. In 1715, according to the “History of Suagerties”, a tract of 84 acres near the Katsbaan Church was deeded to Fredrik Merkel. It is described as being on the west side of the “King’s Highway” and on the south side of the “Churchland” (large acreage belonging to the Kingston Dutch Church.” Here, then, at Katsbaan, was the first property in America owned by a Merkel.

In records there is mention of two other Merkel families. Louwerens Merkel and Zivilia Keel were married in Kingston Church on April 6, 1724. Baptism records show that the couple were parents of three daughters. Also shown by the church record is the information that another husband and wife Matheis Merkel and Margriet Keel, were parents of nine boys and girls. The relationship between Fredrik, Louwerens and Matheis is not known, but it could be that two older sons had come with Fredrik and Barbara from Palatine.

Historical records show that there were 5 Merkels among the 800 Americans, under Gen. Nicolas Herkimer, who fought the Battle of Oriskany (near Utica, NY) on August 6, 1777. Among the dead were Jacob Merkel, Wilhelm Merkel, and William Merkly. William Markell and Jacob Markell survived. The american victory was one of the decisive points in the Revolutionary War.

The family story, as handed down by word of mouth, led Paul V. Merickle, Tenafly, NJ-1975, to understand that Jacob Markel was in the direct line of descent to his branch of the family. No evidence has been found to support this. Factually, Jacob’s tombstone in Shandaken Cemetery indicates Jacob was born August 21, 1766. If he was the son of Johannes, Wilhelmus or Petrus (the brothers of Barent) then he was Fredrik’s grandson but was not in Paul Merickle’s direct line.

As to Paul Merickle’s Jacob, he was married to Sally Higgens, of Higginsville, on October 20, 1795 in the Old Dutch Church at Kingston. Sally was about 20 years old at the time. Abigail, daughter of Sally and Jacob, was married to Col. William E. Risley (Reistler). Abigail’s first son, born November 9, 1816, was baptized Jacob Marrikel Risley in the Dutch Reformed Church at Woodstock, New York.

Early generations of Merkels lived in those parts of Ulster County where yet flow the Esopus and Rondout Creeks. In addition to Saugerties and Kingston, they settled in the now thriving towns of Stone Ridge, Marbletown, Rosendale, High Falls and the villages of Rochester Township (not to be confused with the city of Rochester). the villages still exist–Accord, Alligerville, Metacahonts, Mombaccus. other descendants lived in the villages of Shandaken Township and Olive Township, part of the latter is now under the waters of Ashokan Reservoir.

Gradually, the spellings of the name changed slightly to become more in accord with the actual pronunciations. So, in Ulster County today it is spelled many ways-Marakle, Maricle, Markel, Mirakle, Mericle, as well as our Merikle. Names like Marcle and Markle come from the old “Mare-Kil” pronunciation without the extra syllable.
In other parts of America, where the original German name has not been crossed with the Dutch, it is still spell Merkel and pronounced Murkel. Families having names with the extra syllable are nearly all descended from the one ancestor, Fredrik Merkel, who sailed to America and settled among the Dutch along the Hudson River more than 260 years ago.

We should not forget that Dutch and German immigrants also came to live together in William Penn’s Pennsylvania and the Carolines. The Palatines formed in North Carolina by King Charles II finally led to large numbers of settlers from Virginia and South Carolina while thousands of Scotch Highlanders, Scotch Irish, and Germans entered the colongy. The Scottish and Irish also tend to roll their R’s and could explain the extra syllable in the name and provide other roots for the many spellings of the Maricle-Markel-etc., name. To date, I have compiled some 28 spellings of our name and firmly believe they are all related.

The foregoing was mainly from a copy of “The Mericle Family”, 1710-1967, by Paul V. Merickle dated 1975 as edited by Jim Maricle, March 14, 1995.

Johann Henrich Merkel born on the ocean, married Margaritia, dying in 1809 no doubt is the same as the “source” probate person, namely, Henrich Markell. As his death date falls right between the will date and the probate date as it should be. Both he and his wife have the equivalent names with different spellings. Of particular note is the fact that they had a son Jacob.

Church birth and christening records around the calculated birth date for Jacob Merkel (Maricle) of 1770-71 include the following Jacobs:

Jacob Merkel, ch. 13 May 1770 to Johan Henrich Merkel/Margretha (note spelling)
Jacob Maerkel, b. 6 Jun 1772, Dewalt Maerkel/Maria Eker
Jacob Merkel b. 18 Sep 1774, Henrich Merkel/Maria Elisabeth

Of the three above Jacobs, Dewalt’s can be excluded because his gravestone was viewed by Ralph E. Maricle and found to have a wife buried next to him that is not Polly Ladd. Henrich/Maria Elisabeth’s Jacob was born on the wrong Henrich Merkel and the date (18 Sep 1774) is a fair stretch from 1770-71. However, Henrich/Margaretha’s Jacob makes a reasonable fit. In addition to having been born in the right location as are the other two, he appears to be born in nearest the right time of the three. His birth date agrees with the Jacob we are linking up with, especially when our Jacob’s birth date hangs on a newspaper article that said he was 88 when he died 7 Aug 1859. The above Jacob would have been 89 by August 7,1859. The news article could have easily missed the age by one year.
In the notes on Jacob, you will see that in the History of Broome County, H.P. Smith, Syracuse, NY, D. Mason & Co. Publishers 1885, Smith said that, “Jacob the father of Lodovick removed to the state of Iowa in 1856 and died in 1858.” Using this data, his birth would be an exact fit for Henrich/Margareth’s Jacob born in 1770.

Another note by this author, is that the xerox copies of the family bible pages are nearly all written by the same hand and very likely could have been inscribed from memory at some date removed from the death date of Jacob. The age could have been remembered incorrectly and even so with the death year. Sufficient to say, taken as a whole, the data says that the Jacob Merkel Maricle married to Polly Ladd was the son of John Henrich Merkel and his wife Margaretha.

Additional Maricle Information

The Hunter Lists’ records the following:

Friderich Merckel (Hunter Lists #496)

Friderich Merckel made his first entry on the Hunter Lists 4 July 1710 with 3 persons over 10yrs and 2 under 10. The notation for 4 Aug 1710 records a special entry for his wife, the Widow Mayin; the Ledger section adds Christopher May’s Widow md with Frederic Merckel. The Kingston Trustees Records mention him in Book I, Part B, pp. 96 & 97 and in Book II, pp. 13 & 14. With his 1st wife Anna Barbara in Germany, the ch. of Friederich Merckel were:

1. Heinrich Merckel, born 1691 in Germany m. Mary Estes

2. Christopher Merckel, born 1693 in Germany, m. Caterina Kurtz

3. Johann Jacob Merckel, born 1695 in Germany

4. Lorentz Merckel, born 1697 in Hassloch m. Zivilia Caterina Kehl 4/6/1724 in Kingston, Ulster Co. NY

5. Anna Merckel, born 1698 in Germany, married Peter Winne 11/20/1720 in Kingston, Ulster Co., NY

6. Anna-Maria Merckel, b. 12/21/1701 in Hassloch, m. Johann Michael Planck

7. Johann-Mathias Merckel, b. June 20, 1703 in Hassloch, m. Margaretha Kehl bef. 1734 in Kingston, Ulster Co. NY

8. Elisabetha Merckel, b. December 24,1704 in Hassloch m. Ludwig Worth

9. Johann-Andreas Merckel, b. September 05, 1706 in Hassloch

10. Margaretha Phillippina Merckel, b. December 23, 1708 in Hassloch

By Frederich’s second wife Anna Barbara Alman May wid/of Christopher May the ch of Frederich were:

11. Johann Adam b. 10 Dec 1711 w. Regina (West Camp Lutheran Churchbook)

12, Maria Elisabeth b. 16 Feb 1713 md. Jacob Brink

13. Bernhardt bpt. as Barent 5 June 1715 m. 1st. Cornelia Van Der Merken, and md. 2nd Barbara Van Der Merken 13 Sept 1747

14. Eva 21 Dec 1716 md. Jeremias Kittel 16 Sept 1739

15. Elisabetha Maria b. 16 Feb 1719 m. Thomas Bosch 9 March 1739

16. Johannes bpt. 25 Sept 1720 md. Anna Elisabetha Schnaub b. Punstadt, Germany on 10 Sept 1746

17. Wilhelmus bpt. 22 July 1722 md. Sarah Koch 4 April 1752

18. Petrus bpt. 14 Feb 1725 (this child apparently died)

19. Petrus bpt. 25 Sept 1726 md. Sarah Westbrook

20. Anna bpt. 18 May 1729 probably md. Jacobus Bosch Jr. 13 Oct 1745

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Allied Families


Abram C. Huff was born June 29, 1838 in Michigan to David D. Huff and Maria (Young) Huff, natives of New York. See below for more information on David and Maria’s children. They made a couple marriages into the Maricle family. They managed to settle a lot of wilderness out West and could be described as a true pioneering family. Abram and his family migrated to Iowa when he was about 18 years old. He helped his father farm until he began tilling the soil for himself and continued in Iowa for twenty-two years. After that he journeyed to Minnesota where he remained five years. It was 1877 when he migrated to Oregon where he stayed the rest of his life. He enlisted in the Ninth Iowa Volunteers and served under Fremont until February 14, 1862, when he was honorably discharged. He was a member of the G.A.R. and one of the substantial men of the county (Gilliam, Oregon). He died in 1907. He was a remarkable man, little formal education, a reader and self-educated.

At some point the Maricle and Huff families lived close to each other in Wisconsin. Abram married to Sarah Ann (Sally) Maricle on March 22,1860. She was born in Pennsylvania and her father was William Maricle. Some family oral history reveals that Sally was a pretty girl with sparkling black eyes and black hair and very red cheeks. She was very tall and angular, a remarkable woman with a good sense of humor and happy disposition. She had a great capacity for living, very earthy. She was a bouncing vitality. She loved cooking, the farm, the garden and fruit. She believed that when we die, that is the end, no hereafter, but that we die as trees die and go back to the earth from whence we came. All who knew her loved her and enjoyed her quaint ways and generous nature. Abram and Sally had five children:

Abram Lincoln Huff (called himself Lincoln) lived in Arlington, Oregon married Lena and must have taken Susan as a second wife in 1860. She was born February 11, 1840 in Forest County, Pennsylvania.

Sherman Huff lived in Alberta, Canada married Rosa.

David W. Huff died March 19, 1900, in his thirties as he had rheumatism of the heart and was never very healthy. He married Maud D. Ferra on November 27, 1897. They had two children:

  • Roy M. Huff
  • William Huff

Charles K. Huff who lived in Vale, Oregon married Ida Bennett and they had one son:

  • Irvin Huff

Charles remarried in 1907 to Laura Griffith and they had eight children:

  • George Huff
  • Claude Huff
  • Adaline Huff
  • Lola Huff
  • Lea Huff
  • Hazel Huff
  • Alice Huff
  • Jack Huff

Margaret Ann Huff married Howard Moore and lived in Spokane. She was an excellent dressmaker.

Other Resources

The below information was provided by Dorothy. To contact her, please click here.

On David D. Huff and Ann Marie young his wife I found them in the 1860 census for Winnesheik Co, Iowa their children:

  • Hiram 18 born in Michigan
  • Abel m 16 born in Michigan
  • Elvira 14 born in Michigan
  • Oliver 12 born in Michigan
  • Julie 8 born in Iowa
  • Eliza a 5 born in Iowa

Eliza Ann Huff was 25 in 1880 census for Yoncolla, Douglas Cty, Oregon in all other census records she puts herself at a younger age than she is because she is 4-5 years older than her husband James Gustavus Clark. They are both buried in Front Lake, Washington.

While in Yoncolla, Oregon they had 3 children:

  • Bert Gustavus Clark born 1880 married Lulu Pearl Mille.
  • Ray D. Clark born in 1885 he is my grandfather, he married Ethel Garrett and they divorced they had one child together named Evelyn Ellen Clark
  • Ora B. Clark born in 1887 in 1900 census they were in Ashwood, Crook Cty, Oregon married George Marvin Elkins. they had one son Garland Elkins.

Note from Dorothy: I noticed that on your site you had Charles K. Huff living in Vale, Oregon. I never did find him there. In census records he was in Umatilla, Oregon, and one census Yakima, Washington and for death he died in Umatilla, Oregon. I am curious on where in Canada that Sherman Huff and Herbert Maricle lived. My dad doesn’t remember but he said Herbert came down in the 1940s and he and my grandpa Ray Clark went about visiting relatives in Portland, Yoncolla and over by Prineville. My grandpa Ray and his wife Florence went to visit him in the 1950s but he passed away a short time before they got there.

From message board, posted by SKaseberg9977.

Not my line, but…David D. Huff settled in Douglas County, OR with his children and their families. His wife was Maria. Of his children: 1] Alvira Huff b 1846 Michigan, m1 Joel Maricle, had Ida, Rosa and Herb, separated; m2 James D. McFarland, Douglas County, OR, and had Arch, Wayne, Virgil and Lucy; 2] Abram Huff b May 1838 Michigan, d 1907 at the soldiers’ home in Roseburg, OR, m Sally Maricle who died 1936, was a Civil War veteran; 3] Julia Huff m1 — Lewis and had son Ed who was a barber in Grass Valley and Moro, OR, m2 Silas Gibson and had Eunice Gibson who m Fred Messinger.
Ida married Leon Hunting in 1894. Rosa Maricle m Leroy French 1893, probably in Sherman County, OR. Herb Maricle married Martha Esthersco 1907,went to Canada ca. 1908. Arch McFarland m Minnie Bullack in 1902. Virgil McFarland m Mable Black 1905, sister to Willis Black who m Beatrice French Burkett. Lucy McFarland m Arthur French, son of John.

Abram and Sally Huff had children including Linc, a plumber in Arlington, OR; Sherman Huff a farmer in Sherman County who went to Canada ca. 1907; Charles Huff; David 1867-1900 buried at Moro, OR; Margaret Huff who m Howard Moore, lived Spokane Wa.

The Smiths, Huffs, Hunts and Bunker family tree.: Index of Individuals

Descendants of John Huff (born about 1700)


William “Henry” Coy, Sr. was born about 1832 in Canoe, Winneshiek, Iowa and died February 25, 1865 at Vicksburg, Mississippi. He was of Irish descent and a farmer in Ohio. He was taken sick and died in the War of the Rebellion. He married on September 19, 1852 in Portage, Ohio to Sevilia/Savilla/Cevilla Hazel/Hazle born about 1832. (See Hazle family information below) Henry and Savilla had four children:

Lavinia Coy

Lavinia was born January 25, 1855 in Iowa and died October 10, 1933 in Minnesota.

She married January 7, 1870 in Iowa to Justus Maricle (see above). She was only 15 years old. They had two children:

  • Henry Maricle was born about 1870 in Canoe, Winneshiek Iowa.
  • James Wales Maricle was born March 28, 1871 in Harman, South Dakota. See more on his family below.
Adon (Adrain) Denoir Coy

Adon was born in 1858 probably in Iowa.

James Wales Coy

James was born in 1861 probably in Iowa.

William Henry Coy, Jr.

Henry was born about 1863 and married December 28, 1896 in Decorah, Winneshiek, Iowa to Tivena Noecker born about 1863 in Canada. She was the daughter of Gustav Noecker and Elizabeth Worth. William was an engineer.

In 1870, Savilla Coy was living in the home of her daughter Lavina Maricle along with her son, William, Jr. Savilla remarried on December 18, 1876 in Winneshiek County, Iowa to Calvin Furgerson.


Harry Hazle was born about 1806 and married Susanna born about the same year. They were living in Suffield, Portage, Ohio in 1850. They had the following children:

  • David Hazle born about 1829
  • Cevilla Hazle born about 1832
  • Jacob Hazle born about 1834
  • Lydia Hazle born about 1837
  • Samantha Hazle born about 1839
  • Elizabeth Hazle born about 1836
  • Henry Hazle born about 1838
  • Susanna Hazle born about 1842
James Wales Maricle

James was born March 28, 1871 in Roberts County, South Dakota and died November 27, 1917 in Browns Valley, Traverse, Minnesota.

He married Mary Isabell White November 10, 1894 in Milbank, Grant, South Dakota. Mary was born June 3, 1874 in Traverse County, Minnesota and died April 10, 1953 in Big Stone County, Minnesota. See White family information below.

James and Mary had the following children:

Rosia Lavina Maricle

Rosia was born March 21, 1896 in Browns Valley, Traverse, Minnesota and died July 23, 1984 in Anoka, Anoka, Minnesota.

Rosia was doing cooking and laundry for the theater troupe in town when she met and married December 24, 1913 in Graceville, Big Stone, Minnesota to Lester Clayton Strouse. See Strouse Family >>>

Edith Lillian Maricle

Edith was born September 22, 1899 in Browns Valley, Traverse, Minnesota and died October 14, 1976 in Anoka, Minnesota.

She married September 20, 1919 in Grant County, Minnesota to Herman L. Burnett (1872-1944). Herman and Edith had two children:

  • Adelbert Justice Burnett (1920-1998)
  • Mary Lavina Burnett (1925-1999)
Lester James Maricle

Lester was born October 27, 1905 in Browns Valley, Traverse, Minnesota and died April 24, 1981 in San Diego County, California.

He married July 22, 1929 in Anoka, Minnesota to Evelyn H. Weinkauf (1913-2001) and they had two children:

  • Dorinne Ardella Maricle (1932-1993)
  • Son, living

William Henry White was born in 1850 in Scotland and died June 14, 1910 in Ben Hill County, Georgia. He was married June 12, 1873 at Big Stone, Minnesota to Phebe R. Huff who was born in 1856 at Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. She died January 17, 1925 at Fitzgerald, Ben Hill County, Georgia. They had the following descendants:

Mary Isabell White born June 3, 1874 in Traverse County, Minnesota and died April 10, 1953 in Big Stone County, Minnesota. She married November 10, 1894 to James Maricle (see above).

Fannie Margaret White was born June 1876 in Minnesota and died November 22, 1965 in Kissimmee, Osceola County, Florida. She married March 30, 1898 in Wilcox, Georgia to Albert C. Huling (1875-1958). They had two sons: Roy Chester Huling (1909-1965) and Charles A. Huling (1914-1916).

William J. White was born March 8, 1907 in Fitzgerald, Ben Hill, Georgia and died May 8, 1949 same place. He married Edith Louise Hitch. Their children:

  • Daniel White
  • Luverne White
  • Phebe White married to Mercer
  • Ruth White married to Harrison
  • Juanita White married to Keign
  • Jenevieve White married to Carlisle
  • Eleanor White married to Douglas
  • Elsie White born November 22, 1927 in Ben Hill County, Georgia and died February 23, 2008 in Fitzgerald, Ben Hill, Georgia. She married a Wester.

Elsie Mae White born June 13, 1909 and died July 9, 1920.

Martha Rosanah White married to Dwiner

Isaac Arnold White was born February 28, 1884 in Minnesota and died December 24, 1956 in Kissimmee, Osceola, Florida. He married December 25, 1905 in Irwin, Georgia to Maggie A. Hultz (1889-1972) and had: William J. White and Elsie May White (died at 12 years 1909-1921). Maggie remarried to Frederick Emory Keefer (1882-1973)

Lillie Laura White was born July 30, 1890 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota and died April 3, 1971 in McDuffie County, Georgia. She married to Harry Ernest Nelson born September 12, 1886 in Clay County, Nebraska and died August 10, 1950. They had one son, Philip Eugene Nelson (1915-1924).

Arthur White born 1922 died about 1923

According to Phebe Huff White’s obituary she came with her family to Big Stone, Minnesota when she was 14 years old. Also, it states that she and her husband, William, moved to Fitzgerald, Georgia in 1896.

Mary White
Lillie and Mary White

Last Updated on June 20, 2023 by rootie

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