Descendants of Gottfried Strempel
Generation No. 1

1. GOTTFRIED1 STREMPEL was born Abt. 1821 in Germany. He married JOHANNA. She was born in Germany.

Notes for GOTTFRIED STREMPEL: a G. Strempel is listed as Capt. in Comal County Militia Companies

Source: Haas, Oscar. History of New Braunfels and Comal County, Texas, 1844-1946; Hart Graphics, Inc.; Austin, TX, 1968, pp. 158-159.

There appears to be a Gottlieb Strempel and Gottfried Strempel in Captain Fritz Heidemeyer Company of Infantry Texas State Troops, 31st Brigade

As to which may have been the Capt. , identified above, I'm uncertain presently

1860 Census Records list the following

Gottfried Strempel age 39 Occupation, farmer, Native of Prussia
Wife Johanne , age 30 Native of Prussia
Ernstine 16 Native of Prussia
August 10 Native of Prussia
Elisabeth 5 Texas
Anna 3 Texas
Based on the facts above one could conclude that he family came to Texas between 1850 and 1855. This information is at odds with Elsie Strempel obituary which suggest the family came to Texas from Germany in 1857. I'm more inclined to think that the Census records are correct but I have no proof to substantiate that.

See Children below:
Fredericka and Anna may be the same person. Both have the same birth dates and the names are based on the 1850 - Anna Census Records and I think I got Fredericka Strempel from the 1870 Census Records

Children of GOTTFRIED STREMPEL and JOHANNA are:

i. ERNSTINE2 STREMPEL, b. Abt. 1844.

ii. AUGUST STREMPEL, b. Abt. 1850, Prussia.

iii. ELSIE STREMPEL, b. August 18, 1855, Germany; d. December 03, 1943, New Braunfels, Texas; m. JOHN MERZ, 1877, Hortontown, Texas N of New Braunfels, Texas; b. December 27, 1853, Wurttemberg , Germany; d. March 21, 1939, New Braunfels, Texas.

Notes for ELSIE STREMPEL:

Elise came to America when she was 2 years old, which would be in the year about 1857. She and her husband settled and raised a family in the York Creek area East of New Braunfels, Texas. She and John Merz were married in the St. Martin Lutheran Church in Hortontown, Texas, an area now in New Braunfels, on loop 337. The Church, St. Martin Lutheran Church, still stands and can be visited along with the Grave yard that stands behind it. Elise was also baptized in the same church. Elise born Elise Strempel and her husband John celebrated their 60th wedding Anniversary in 1937. John and Elise had 12 children.

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Obituary reads from the New Braunfels' Seiturg, 12/3/43

At 2:30 Am. 12/3/43 Elise Merz died at the age of 88, 3 months and 15 days.
The deceased was born in Germany 8/18/1855. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Gottfried Strempel. She came to America at the age of 2 years old. Her parents settled in the York Creek area. She was married by pastor Kupfer at the Hortontown St. Martin Church. She was baptized there also. Elise was married in 1877 to John Merz and they had 12 children. 1 son and a daughter died. Her husband died in 1939. They celebrated their 60th anniversary in 1937. She was living with her daughter, Mrs. Glenwinkle when she died. She became ill on 11/30 and died a few days later.

Survivors: 4 Sons Fritz, of Marion
Alvin of York Creek
Harry of Kingsbury
Bruno of New Braunfels
Mrs. (
Ida) August Schubert of Banquete
Mrs. ( Alma Emma) Carl (Charlie) Schubert of York Creek
Mrs. Max Dumenfl of York Creek
Mrs. Hedwick Glenewinkle of York Creek
Mrs. Oscar Trapid of York Creek
30 grand children
34 great grand children
In the 1860 Census Elise is identified as Elisabeth Strempel. It may be the name Elise was a shortening of Elisabeth. The 1860 Census records also reflect that Elisabeth Strempel was born in Texas in 1855.

Notes for JOHN MERZ: Came to Texas in Abt 1869 at the age of 16 years. Buried in the York Creek Cemetery outside of New Braunfels. Was married in the St. Martin's Lutheran Church in Hortontown, a small town north of New Braunfels on present day loop 337. Had 12 Children, Celebrated their 60th Wedding anniversary in 1937

iv. ANNA STREMPEL, b. Abt. 1857.

v. FREDERICKA STREMPEL, b. Abt. 1857; m. WILLHEILM VOGES.

vi. KARL STREMPEL, b. Abt. 1861, Texas.


The Strempels came to America somewhere between 1850-1857 and settled in the York Creek area outside of New Braunfels, Texas. Elsie, one of their children and my Great Great Grandmother was said to be 2 years old when they came to Texas. She was married by Pastor Kupfer at the Hortontown St. Martin Church. She was baptized there also. Elise was married in 1877 to John Merz and they had 12 children. 1 son and a daughter died. Her husband died in 1939. They celebrated their 60th anniversary in 1937.

The information I have on Gottfried's children is based on the 1860 census records of Comal County, Texas. I don't know if all the children are listed or how many children the Strempel had. If you are interested in sharing information about the Strempel family,

Please contact me at jack0204@yahoo.com , Thanks.


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Descendants of Gottfried Strempel

1 Gottfried Strempel 1821 -

. +Johanna

...... 2 Ernstine Strempel 1844 -

...... 2 August Strempel 1850 -

...... 2 Elsie Strempel 1855 - 1943

.......... +John Merz 1853 - 1939 m: 1877 in Hortontown, Texas N of New Braunfels, Texas

.............. 3 Ella Merz

.................. +Max Dumenil 1887 - 1970

.............. 3 Hedwick Merz

.................. +Otto Glenwinkle

.............. 3 Friedrich Merz 1873 - 1957

.................. +Emma Christiane Schubert 1880 - 1968 m: December 03, 1898 in TX

.............. 3 Egon Merz 1873 -

.............. 3 Ida Merz 1879 - 1963

.................. +August Schubert 1878 - 1951 m: 1900

.............. 3 Adele Marie Merz 1881 - 1913

.................. +Otto Schubert 1881 - 1974 m: November 22, 1902

.............. 3 Alma Emma Merz 1884 - 1965

.................. +Carl Schubert 1870 - 1961 m: Abt. 1925

.............. 3 Alwin Merz 1885 - 1977

.................. +Annie 1888 - 1975

.............. 3 Lilly Merz 1891 - 1979

.................. +Oscar Trapp

.............. 3 Harry Merz 1893 - 1969

.................. +Gertie

.............. 3 Bruno Merz 1894 - 1963

.................. +Myrtle

.............. 3 Myrtle Merz 1914 - 1915

...... 2 Anna Strempel 1857 -

...... 2 Fredericka Strempel 1857 -

.......... +Willheilm Voges

.............. 3 Frederick Voges 1871 -

...... 2 Karl Strempel 1861 -