Faithful Departed

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

Author: Will Eifert

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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