#FamilyTree365 – Day 36 October 6, 2016
Andreas Mendel, born in 1793 to Samuel Mendel and Sophia Bernard in the town of Elsdorf, was my fourth great grand father. He was the father of the previously posted Regina Mendel. During the time of Napoleon’s occupation of Germany he was known as Andre Knicker.
In 1813 he married Amalie Benedict from Randerath in that same town. Together they had 16 children over a span of 25 years – Salomon (I), Ester, Samuel, Regina, Bernard, Benedict, Emanuel, Isac, Salomon (II), Henriette, Ludwig, Moises, Sophia, Herz, Johanna, and Lisette. Of these 16 children – four died as infants, seven I have been able to trace living descendants, and five I have been unsuccessful in finding out anything more than their names.