christened Nürnberg, 06. Jun 1706
buried Nürnberg, 07. Aug 1772
Father of Johann the Younger, candlestick maker, became master on Aug. 20, 1726,
1765 juror; his portrait is in the juror book of the Rotgießer. Mz: Sun. In 1759, he was awarded the position of prisaun master among several applicants; previously, he had served as a Viennese ordinarius mate and had been attacked, robbed, and injured by robbers while traveling from Vienna in 1749.
-ASCHAFFENBURG, Stadtpfarrk. St. Peter and Alexander: epitaph for Jakob Merkel, canon († 1769).
-NUREMBERG, Johannis- u. Rochusfriedhof: at least 20 epitaphs (father u. son), Verz. s. KDM Nürnberg, 1977.
-ROTHENBURG/ Tauber, cemetery: bronze epitaph of Johann Balthasar von Staudt († 1775).
Lit: AKL; Thieme-Becker; Lockner no. 1258; Stengel, in: GNM M, 1918/19, p. 149; BFFK 1936, p. 106; Ress, KDM Rothenburg, 1959.
(quoted from the Nuremberg Künstlerlexikon, edited by Manfred H. Grieb).
Period: 18th c.