Name: Michael Stackerl
Birth: ABT. 1812 in Germany
Death: 24 MAR 1888 in Dyersville, Iowa
Burial: 1888 Dyersville, Iowa - St. Francis Cemetery
Dyersville: Its History and its People (Published in 1939)
Michael Stackerl and his wife, Annie Schindler, a sister of George Schindler Sr., came with three children, Jacob five years old, Ann three, and Barbara, an infant, to Dyersville with the original colony of Bavarian Catholic pioneers in 1846. They settled on the present Clarence Recker farm in section 13, Bremen Township, three and a half miles northwest of Dyersville; the farm consisted of one hundred and twenty acres which Michael bought in forty acre parcels from 1850 to 1853. This farm no doubt would have been the Stackerl homestead had it not been for a most tragic incident. One day Michael Stackerl found his supply of flour running very low and himself very ill. So he had his hired man put his bed on a wagon and they left for Dubuque for the much needed supplies. During his absence Mrs. Annie Stackerl took suddenly very ill and passed away leaving the children without food or attention for two days until the father returned and discovered the death of his wife. Michael Stackerl left the farm and moved to Dyersville probably around 1865 when he sold his farm and bought property in Dyersville. His residence stood on the corner of Pine and Walnut Streets, lot 453, later the site of the Clemens Meat Market until fire destroyed the store. Ann Stackerl became the wife of Chris Christoph, and Barbara was married to John Noethe (Bohnenkamp) of New Vienna, Iowa.
Mr. Stackerl spent his last years with Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Denkhoff, Sr., who lived in his home and cared for him. He died March 24, 1888, at the age of seventy-six and was buried in St. Francis Cemetery. Some persons are under the impression that the Stackerl name is a later variation of Stoeckl. This does not seem to be true because on his earliest records Michael Stackerl always spelled his name as it appears here.
- Barbara Stackerl
- Joseph Stackerl
- Anna Stackerl b: 1837 in Bavaria, Germany
- Jacob Stackerl b: 1844 in Bavaria, Germany