Rheinstraße 35, Rathausstraße 99, Grenzhausen, Hesse-Nassau, Prussia. (now Höhr-Grenzhausen, Rhineland Palatinate).
Steinzeugfabrikant / Stoneware manufacturer
Founded in 1876 by R. Walter Merkelbach (b.22.9.1848 - d.27.9.1894). After the death of Walter, his widow Bertha ran the company until 1919. They became a founder member of the Vereinigte Steinzeugfabriken Grenzhausen G.m.b.H in 1909. After 1919 Bertha handed the company over to her three sons; August (b.16.12.1879 - d.21.12.1957), Reinhold Walter (b.30.5.1886 - d.29.3.1952) & Oskar Friedrich (b.28.2.1890 - d.3.10.1964). Became Merkelbach Walter G.m.b.H. & Co. K.G. in 1986/87.
Operating to the current day.
Reference: Westerwald Adressbuch