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John Cassel
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Birth: Aug. 14, 1801
Newberry County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 6, 1876
Otoe County
Nebraska, USA

Son of Job and Mary Huffman Cassel.

Taken from Portrait and biographical album of Otoe and Cass Counties:

Mr. [John] Cassel continued to live in Ohio until 1833 or 1834, and then started west with teams and located in Warren County, Ind., as one of its pioneers. He bought a tract of timber land... The nearest market for some years was Chicago, 125 miles distance, a small place at that time, and it used to take from ten days to two weeks to make the round trip. On one of these trips he was offered in exchange for his team forty acres of land now included in the city. He did not trade, as the low, swampy land was anything but desirable for agricultural purposes, and the town at that time gave no promise of its present greatness.

He cleared his land in Warren County and resided there until 1856, when he sold his farm with the intention of making his future home in the Territory of Nebraska. Gathering together a part of his household effects, he and his wife and their eight children started on the long journey with four wagons and ten horses. Wherever night overtook them they camped and cooked their meals, and in the month of July arrived at Nebraska City. Mr. Cassel bought a claim from a squatter on section 32, of what is now Four Mile Precinct. Ten acres of the land were broken, and with the small frame house, into which the family immediately moved, constituted the improvements on the place. Deer, wild turkeys and other wild animals still lingered in this section, but in the winter following the deer became easy victims in the deep snow that was not crusted hard enough to bear them, and they were nearly exterminated. Mr. Cassel improved a fine farm and was a resident here until his death, which was a great loss to the community, as he was a man of sterling worth and strong character, who identified himself with the best interests of the county. He took part in public affairs, and in 1858 was elected to the Territorial Legislature. He was a firm supporter of the Union cause in the trying times that preceded the war. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Job Cassel (1771 - 1849)
  Mary Huffman Cassel (1776 - 1851)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Thomas Cassel (1811 - 1894)*
 
 Children:
  E. Thomas Cassel (1828 - 1858)*
  Joseph Milton Cassel (1832 - 1912)*
  Job W. Cassel (1834 - 1923)*
  Pamela A. Cassel Thaler (1837 - 1934)*
  William Henry Harrison Cassel (1844 - 1916)*
  Elijah Taylor Cassel (1849 - 1930)*
  Edwin Wallace Cassel (1851 - 1940)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Cassel (1801 - 1876)
  Jane Cassel Mills (1803 - 1889)*
  Rachel Cassel Best (1804 - 1847)*
  Job Cassel (1811 - 1853)*
  Jacob Cassel (1813 - 1896)*
  James Cassell (1816 - 1903)*
  Mary Elizabeth Cassel Glasscock (1819 - 1900)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Wyuka Cemetery
Nebraska City
Otoe County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: OG-268-03
 
Maintained by: Katherine Ludwig
Originally Created by: Lloyd Donahoo
Record added: Aug 01, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40149417
John Cassel
Added by: Lloyd Donahoo
 
John Cassel
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- Eric Cassel
 Added: Sep. 10, 2013
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 Added: Feb. 2, 2012
Forget Me Not
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