Karl Mirschel was born in Germany 1854 and immigrated to New York when he was sixteen. He married Caroline Vogel
(b, July 1858 at (New) Hyde Park) at St Paul German Presbyterian Church. They lived in Munson which later became the eastern portion of Franklin Square. Karl was a carpenter, builder and
contractor, eventually taking on large projects like schools, churches and hospitals. In the late 1920s he opened the Mirschel Lumber Yard and involved his three sons in all his businesses. Karl
died 2 Mar. 1933 at Munson and Caroline died 1939. They are buried at Greenfield Cemetery in Uniondale. They had six children.
Margaretha Pauline Elise was born 28 Mar 1880 and baptized at St Paul. She married John Stiehler (1880-1946) 3 Sept.
1902 at St Paul and they had six children. Margaretha and John are buried at Greenfield Cemetery. For more information see Stiehler Family History.
Carl Ernst was born13 July 1882 and baptized a St Paul. He married Martha M. Schmidt 15 Dec 1910 and they had one
child, Charles E. (1922). Carl was a carpenter and builder and helped run the Lumber Yard. Carl died in 1953 and Martha in 1966.They are buried at Greenfield Cemetery.
Elizabeth Emma Josephine was born 11 Sept. 1884 in what is today Franklin Square and was baptized at St Paul. She worked as a
dressmaker in her 20s. On June 16 1915 she married William Meyer who was born 1888 in Switzerland and immigrated with his family when he was five. William was originally a baker in
Mineola but eventually became an automobile salesman. He and Elizabeth had four children. William died in 1969 and Elizabeth in 1976. Both are buried at Greenfield Cemetery.
Daniel Friedrich William was born 28 Feb. 1888 and baptized at St Paul. Like his father and brothers, he was a carpenter and
builder and later in life helped run the Lumber Yard. He married Carrie Nanz (b. 1892) in 1918 and resided in Hempstead. They had one child, Walter, born in 1920. Daniel died in 1944
and Carrie in 1955. Both are buried at Greenfield Cemetery.
Auguste Emma Victoria (Emma) was born 3 Jan. 1891 and was baptized at St Paul. She married George E. Christ 5
June 1912 at the Lutheran Church of the Epiphany in Hempstead. They lived in New Hyde Park with their four children. George was a plumber and established a plumbing supply business that
lasted until late in the 20th Century. George
died in 1963 and Emma in 1972. Both are buried at Greenfield Cemetery.
John Herbert was born 28 Mar 1897 and baptized at St Paul. He served in the Army in WW I and the New York Guard in WW II. He
managed the family Lumber Yard and served the village of Hempstead, first as a Trustee and then as Mayor. He married Ida Grodzki 15 May 1930 in Hempstead and they had a son, John, in
1932. Ida died in 1958 and John married Irma Shakenbach the same year. John died in 1975 and he and Ida are buried at Greenfield Cemetery
Submitted by Paul Hoffman, with family input from Nancy Stiehler Thurston