George and wife Nancy (Shaffer) Mearkle and family
George Shaffer Mearkle was a son of Henry and Lovis (Steckman) Mearkle (or Markle). He was born 30 Oct 1817 in Monroe Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He married Nancy A. Shaffer in 1841. She died 14 June 1887. George died 16 Sept 1896. Their children, in birth order, were David, Barton, Lovis "Mattie," Erastus, Mary Jane, Englebert "Bertie," Alma, Emma, and Salome. Salome married Alva Karns about 1878.
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