Re: Unable to Find Family Anywhere
Marriage: Does not reveal birth place.
Application: Does not reveal birth place.
Naturalization: Did not need to file; married a naturalized citizen.
SS-5: Died in 1934, before Social Security was put into place.
It's possible she told the shipping clerk her last name was Merchel. Maybe she wanted to get rid of the -ska ending as a new immigrant. Also, I've seen at least five different versions of her surname, all transcribed by different people at different times. Marchel and Markel were among them.
It's a very unfortunate fact about that mucked up location though.