Faithful Departed

History of the Eifert, Riedinger, Schroder, Mulcahy and Other Families

Joseph Eifert's home in Mercer County Ohio Around 1905

Joseph Eifert

Joseph Eifert was the son of Michael Eifert, a German immigrant. He was born in Knox County, Ohio and died in Mercer County, Ohio. He married Sophia Weis and was the father of eight children.

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Sylvester Victor Eifert

The son of Joseph Eifert and Sophia Weis Eifert, Sylvester Victor Eifert was born in St. Joseph, Ohio. He was a long-time organist at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Covington, Kentucky.

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Eifert History in St. Joseph, Mercer County, Ohio

Around 1860, Michael Eifert and his sons, Joseph and Victor, purchased land in Mercer County, Ohio. They were part of a large westward movement of German immigrants likely seeking better land, freedom from anti-Catholicism and the ability to give their children a Catholic education.

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