Sources for the Merlau Family



The sources of information used for the Merlau genealogy, along with a brief description, are listed below:


1. Records of St. John's Evangelical and Reformed Church, Sheldon, Wyoming County, New York:
The early records of St. John's evangelical and Reformed Church were recovered in 2011 and have been digitally photographed. These records begin in 1895 and continue until the mid- 1920's. They contain records of baptisms, confirmations, marriages and deaths, as well as ancillary records. For information on these records contact the Sheldon Historical Society, 3859 Strhkersville Rd., P.O. Box 122, Strydersville, New York.
2. Records of Evangelical Church, Arheilgen, Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany:
These records, which are available on microfilm through the LDS Church, cover the period 1575 through 1875, and contain baptisms, marriages and deaths.
3. Personal Family Communication.
4. Head Stone, St. John's Cemetery, Town of Sheldon, Wyoming County, New York.
5. 1850 U.S. Census, Sheldon, Wyoming County, New York.
6. Head Stone, Varysburg Village Cemetery, Varysburg, Wyoming Coounty, New York.
7. Funeral Card.
8. 1900 U.S. Census, Sheldon, Wyoming County, New York.
9. 1900 U.S. Census, 12th Ward, Buffalo, Erie County, New York.
10. 1900 U.S. Census, Wales, Erie County, New York.
11. Passenger Manifest, Galliot Maria and Adriana, New York, September 7, 1840.
12. 1860 U.S. Census, Sheldon, Wyoming County, New York.
13. Records of Evangelical Church, Heidelbach, Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany.
14. 1875 New York State Census, Sheldon, Wyoming County, New York.
15. 1880 U.S. Census, Wales, Erie County, New York.
16. Unpublished Reminiscences of Leigh Zahler.
17. Newspaper Clippings of Alice Faulring and Ethel Zahler.
18. Social Security Death Index.
19. 1910 U.S. Census, Sheldon, Wyoming County, New York.
20. 1920 U.S. Census, Sheldon, Wyoming County, New York.
21. 1930 U.S. Census, Sardinia, Erie County, New York.