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 Reform 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. Grave Stone, St. John's Cemetery, Town of Sheldon, Wyoming County, New York.
5. 1850 U.S. Census, Sheldon, Wyoming County, New York.
6. Grave 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, Town of 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 Unpublished Reminiscences of Leigh Zahler.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.
22. Grave Stone, Cowlesville Cemetery, Bennington, Wyoming County, New York.
23. Records, St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Buffalo, Erie County, New York.
24. Find a Grave Web Site.
25. Michgan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995, at FamilySearch.org.
26. Family Monument, St. Johm's Cemetery, Sheldon, Wyoming County, New York.
27. 1900 U.S. Census, Town of Aurora, Erie County, New York.
28. Land Records, Wyoming County, New York.
29. 1915 New York State Census, Sheldon, Wyoming County, New York.
30. 1925 New York State Census, Aurora, Wyoming County, New York.
31. Newspaper Clippings of Alice Faulring and Ethel Zahler.
32. Land Records, Erie County, New York.
33. Vital Records, State of New York.