Life lines
[numbers refer to age]
Edven Mervil (Simmerville)
Edven Mervil
Born at 77 Simmerville
20 Heir to Simmerville 71-80
27 Let 74 Simmerville to garden gnome production
29 Let 73 Simmerville to garden gnome production
35 Married Chamelie Bluzz (cousin) (29)
36 Daughter Listher born
39 Son Brigort born
63 Wife Chamelie died (57)
65 Died at 77 Simmerville

Brigort Mervil
Brigort Mervil
Born at 77 Simmerville
20 Heir to Simmerville 70-80
23 Married Linda Valentino (26)
24 Daughter Manelie born
26 Sold simmerville 70+71+76
29 Son Edgar Wilfred born
65 Wife Linda died (68)
70 Died at 77 Simmerville

Edgar Wilfred Mervil (0-90, Simmerville)
Edgar Wilfred Mervil
(aka Ol' Ed)
Born at 77 Simmerville
43 Moved to 66 Simmerville
44 Married Cruela Hedgewood (30)
44 Son Brion born
46 Son Blurt born
76 Had a love affair with Della Goth (25)
88 Wife Cruela died (74)
90 Died at 66 Simmerville

Brion Mervil (66 Simmerville)
Brion Mervil
Born at 66 Simmerville
32 Married Elsa Rolley (30)
33 Son Egoon born
36 Son Aroon born
52 Wife Elsa died (50)
54 Married Marta Trull (30)
55 Lives at 66 Simmerville

Blurt Mervil (Slemmon Heights)
Blurt Mervil
Born at 66 Simmerville
22 Married Libby Brybrey (20)
22 Moved to 4 Slemmon Heights
22 Daughter Angela born
41 Wife Libby died
49 Died at 4 Slemmon Heights

Egoon Mervil (64 Simmerville)
Egoon Mervil
Born in Simmerville
28 Lives in Simmerville

Aroon Mervil (64 Simmerville)
Aroon Mervil
Born in Simmerville
25 Lives in Simmerville

Angela Mervil (62 Simmerville)
Angela Mervil
Born in Simmerville
26 Married Stewart Gobelin (37)
26 Moved to Simmerville
31 Hood Council member
31 Son Bart born
31 Lives in Simmerville
Our local history book has opened!

Are you into genealogy? Mazaloom Historical Society has worked hard to build a new genealogy system to trace the Simmerville families' ancestors. Who were they, and how are they related? First out is the Mervil family.

The first chapter is the story of the Mervils. Study the tree and read about their 300 years long presence in Simmerville. All information might be adjusted over the next weeks or years, and the Historical Society promises to bring a new chapter at least monthly!

The family tree below is just an illustration showing the portraits. In the brand new Simmerville Families History Book you will find the interactive family tree where you can click any portrait to scroll generations or to get additional information on each sim.

Mervil family tree

Edven Mervil (Simmerville)Chamelie Bluzz Mervil
Listher Mervil (Simmerville)Brigort Mervil (Simmerville)Linda Valentino
Edgar Wilfred Mervil (Simmerville)Cruela Hedgewood (Simmerville)Manelie Mervil (Downtown)
Elsa Rolley (Simmerville)Brion Mervil (66 Simmerville)Marta Trull (66 Simmerville)Blurt Mervil (Slemmon Heights)Libby Brybrey (Slemmon Heights)
Rebecka (Goth) MervilEgoon Mervil (64 Simmerville)Rabarabra SimpleyAroon (Mervil) SimpleySophelia MervilCruella MervilAngela (Mervil) GobelinStewart Gobelin (62 Simmerville)
Brigar GothDella MervilElsa SimpleyBrawn SimpleyBart GobelinSylvia LlamalandBaltus Gobelin

Mervil family story
These are the descendants of the family that founded Simmerville 300 years ago. You might have guessed that the Simmerville name is based on their family name, Mervil.

300 years ago there was a Knight named Edmund Mervil, who from heroic battle efforts was rewarded by Duke Mazaloom with the entire Simmerville area. Back then no sim lived there, but the forest was full of wild dragons, guinea pigs and chicken. Edmund Mervil made a living from hunting, he married Edihild Aragoon, and when he died only 46 years old there were three children to make use of the land, Stella, Brigoon and Axantrus. It is Brigoon's descendants who lead to the Mervil family of today, and it's also the only family line where male family members bring on the Mervil name up to our time.

This line can easily be traced because they all resided on the same lot, today's 77 Simmerville (Maple Str.). The names were Brigoon, Edgar, Britin, Edven, Brigort, and finally Edgar Wilfred Mervil who was born 100 years ago. It is interesting to see how the names alternate between Bri and Ed, according to the old naming tradition.

All these Mervils made a living from hunting, farming and trades. The dragons and pigs became rarer as the forest was cut down about 200 years ago. At the large county meeting 210 years ago cabbage was assigned as Simmerville's main product, and along the riverside there was some early trading activity including a few hand crafters. The Mervils controlled all those trades from the start and they established two local markets that are still operated. First Lucie Mervil established Mervil's Market at #61. She died with no children, and her niece Listher Mervil ran Mervil's Market for another generation. Then Listher's nephew, Edgar Wilfred Mervil (also known as Ol' Ed) established Ol' Ed's Market at #72, 

The first market was a direct result of the huge family property being split between heirs, and Mervil's Market is today Simmerville's main market and was even the main location of the SimCity Food Expo 2003. Also Ol' Ed's Market at #72 still exists, but it has been modernized a lot.

Ol' Ed was the last Mervil to reside 77 Simmerville, as he moved to 66 Simmerville. Many say that the Mervil dynasty died with Ol' Ed ten years ago, but two generations later the Mervils are still on top of our community. Before Ol' Ed died most of the family goods had been sold out of the family. The trade competition from SimCity and other hoods was simply too hard. The family still holds 6 lots in Simmerville, but Ol' Ed put strange restrictions to them in his will, such as letting an organization ("Organization For Unfairly Jailed Young Sims") use #77 for free for 50 years ("Maple Inn"). #63 he let to renters on a 30 years irreversible contract. This meant that today's Mervels are still waiting to make use of their right property. Whilst they wait, they must reside less valuable lots. Ol' Ed was a clever and friendly man, and nobody really knows why he changed his will shortly before he died.

Ol' Ed had two sons, Brion and Blurt, and from these two Brion Mervil is the only one who is still alive, residing at 66 Simmerville with his 2nd wife, Marta. The next generation counts three children, all residing in Simmerville. Only Blurt's daughter Angela has inherited her father who died 4 years ago. Brion's two sons, Egoon and Aroon, are the only Mervils left to bring on the family name.

[Text composed by Mazaloom Historical Society, December 2003]