Note: Dyersville: Its History and its People (Published in 1939) Joseph Stoeckl was born in Zeinreth, Bavaria, in 1807. His wife Margaret was born in Bavaria in 1805. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Stoeckl left their native land in 1845 with three children and their fourth and youngest child, Joseph Jr., who was born to them at Hamburg, Germany, as they were preparing to take ship for America. The Stoeckls settled on the Frank Weber farm northeast of Dyersville, Iowa in 1846. Their children were: Adam, Sr., Elizabeth (Mrs. Bernard Holscher), Barbara (Mrs. Adam Wombacher, later Mrs. Louis Kiebler), and Joseph, Jr. Mr. Stoeckl drowned in Bear Creek while crossing the swollen stream on the bridge near the present Frank J. Steger farm on June 28, 1865. Mrs. Stoeckl died November 21, 1888.
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