Thanks for the great information on the Markel family. We now have a mystery solved. We found Susan as a Markel in 1865 attending the First United Methodist church founded at the home of Susan's son and daughter in law, Lousia Jane Neff, Freund McCall and J.W. McCall. Susan was Susan Harryman married to Adolphus D. McCall 1 June 1837 in Cole Co. Mo. Adolphus died in Cole Camp Mo. April 1860
Do you know if there were any children between Susan and Mr Merkel? Did they finish raising a combined family?
I am so glad to know that the Merkel line continues in Mo. You have been a great help. Best reguards. Arnim A. Nicolson decended from Susan Harryman McCall/Merkel