Born: August 17, 1865 in Mantorville, Dodge Co., MN
Death: October 16, 1942 in Mankato, Blue Earth Co., MN
Burial: Beauford Cemetery #01, Mapleton, Blue Earth Co., MN
Parents: Charles P. Merickel and Erminia Amelia Goff
Merickel – Ella Ermina Meriekel was born Aug. 17, 1865, at Mantorville, Minn.; and died at Mankato, Minn., Oct. 16, 1942. Her childhood was spent near Mapleton, Minn. In early life she dedicated herself to the work of God. For five summers she served in the colporteur field. She then labored in the Minnesota Conference for three years as Bible instructor. In 1898 she became Sabbath school secretary of the Minnesota Conference, and she continued in this office for fifteen years. She was out of conference work for several years, caring for her aged parents. However, in 1922 she again took up Sabbath school work, this time in the South Dakota Conference, where she served for three years. Then because of failing health, she was obliged to cease her conference duties. She made her home in Mankato. There remain to cherish her memory two sisters, Mrs. Belle Hackett and Mrs. Marion Ellis, and a number of nieces and nephews. Interment was at Mapleton, Minn.
Review and Herald, January 28, 1943, 24.