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.
Submitted by Paul Hoffman, with family input from Nancy Stiehler Thurston