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The MARKLE Family


This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family each week. Five new columns will be released each month unless some technical difficulty enters the picture.

This column's focus is on MARKLE. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).

Four books in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte apparently deal with the Markle family. They are: Dennis Ardinger's List of Markle Family Researchers for Those Searching the Markle, Markel, Markley, Mercklin Surname and All Variations., Dennis Ardinger's The Markle Family of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 1712-1987, Rosetta Crowe's Markle and Heintzleman Families, and Norton Merkel's The Merkel, Merkle, Markle, Markel Freundschaft.

There are 9 different first-name entries for Markle in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are many references to the name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898).

And, now, your ancestors' MARKLE neighbors in 1890:

In BELLEFONTE Borough:

James T., 21, machinist--12 W. Logan
William F., 31, clerk--17 S. Allegheny

In BENNER Township:

Eva Markel--Bellefonte
George Markel, 49, blacksmith--Bellefonte
	Mary A.
	Harry J. 23
George Markel, 25, laborer--Pleasant Gap
Jacob Markel, 35, blacksmith--Pleasant Gap
	Sarah A.
	Clinton W. 14
	William W. 3
	Virgia V.
John T., 63, retired--Bellefonte
	Mary A.

In COLLEGE Township:

Abram, 35, butcher--State College
	Emma M.
	James J. 8
	Harry J. 6
	William F. 3
Daniel, 26, laborer--Boalsburg
	Sarah H.
	Nellie E.
	Myrtle
Jacob C., 56, carpenter--Oak Hall
	Elizabeth
	Eliza
	Charles F.
Joseph, 32, butcher--State College
	Mary A.
	Sarah E.
	William J. 2

In FERGUSON Towsnhip:

Gertrude N. Markel--Pinegrove Mills
Joseph Markel, 31, farmer--State College
Viola B. Markel--Pinegrove Mills

In HALF-MOON Township:

Eliza--Stormstown
Jacob B., 71, blacksmith--Stormstown
James C., 38, farmer--Stormstown
	Mary E.
	Effa 
	Sarah
	Charlotte J.
	Margaret N.
	James 9
	George H. 7
	Allison C. 5
	Mary E.
	Harriet S.

In HARRIS Township:

Jesse, 70, laborer--Boalsburg
	Nancy
	William 39
	Margaret R.
	William R. 4
Mary--Boalsburg

In PATTON Township:

Charlotte--Buffalo Run

In POTTER Township:

John, 33, laborer--Centre Hall
	Alice M.
	James 11
	Anna A.
	Minnie M.
John I., 32--Spring Mills
	Minnie M.
	Annie C.
	Nathan L. 6
	Jane M.
	Richard G. 2

In SPRING Borough:

Clinton, 15--Bellefonte
George, 26, laborer--Bellefonte
	Mary A.
	Jennie
	Samuel H.
Nathan E., 22, laborer--Bellefonte
	Sarah S.
	Earl P. 2
	Florence
Samuel, 60, farmer--Bellefonte
	Hannah M.
	Robert W. 20
	Lewis J. 16
Samuel M., 28, laborer--Pleasant Gap
	Olie M.
	Winfield S. 2

In WALKER Township:

Annie M.--Hublersburg
	Emma E.
Dudley, 12--Nittany
Elias J., 55, shoemaker--Hublersburg
	E. L. 19
	Grace I.
Emanuel P., 16, laborer--Hublersburg
Joanna--Hublersburg
Joseph, 56, lumberman--Hublersburg
	Amanda J.
	Harvey J. 18
	Samuel C. 16
	Marian V.
Mary A.--Zion
William H., mason--Hublersburg
	Caroline E.
	David L. 7
	Elias W. 2