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Dr Joseph Rhoads Housel
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Birth: Jan. 15, 1840
Death: Jul. 4, 1923
Northumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA

Company E, 74th Regt., Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry

Source: "A Genealogist's Guide to Burials in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania", Vol VI; Joseph A. MEISER, Jr. and Sarah Roadarmel MEISER; Elysburg, Penn; 1991; Page 172

"History of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania"
by Herbert C. Bell,
Published by Brown, Runk & Co, Chicago, 1891
pp. 1085-1086

DR. J. R. HOUSEL, dentist, was born in Milton, Northumberland county, Pennsylvania, January 15, 1840, son of Isaac and Mary (Hougendobler) Housel, natives of this county. The Housel family originally came from Holland, but the grandparents came from New Jersey to this county. His paternal grandfather served in the war of 1812, and his great grandparents on both sides served in the Revolutionary war. Isaac Housel was the father of the following children: J. R.; Annie, widow of William Everard; George, deceased; Miller, deceased; Frances E., widow of Lindsley Priestley; Sallie S. Johnston, of Milton, and Kate C., deceased. He died, August 28, 1872. The subject of our sketch was educated at the common schools of Reading and the Nickson Street grammar school of Philadelphia. He studied dentistry with Dr. H. H. Martin, of Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania, began practicing in Milton in 1860, and came to Watsontown in 1878. He enlisted in the Fourteenth Pennsylvania Emergency regiment in 1862, and re-enlisted, February 28,1865, as a private, in Company F, Seventy-fourth Pennsylvania Volunteers, and served until the close of the war. He was married, December 31, 1863, to Rebecca J. Smith, of Jersey Shore, Lycoming county, and to this union have been born two children: Edgar L. and Mary B. Doctor Housel and wife are members of the Methodist church, and he is a member of the G.A.R.

(Research of John Ramer)

Family links: 
  Isaac O. Housel (1817 - 1872)
  Mary Hougendobler Housel (1821 - 1892)
  Rebecca J Smith Housel (1845 - 1918)*
  Edgar L Housel (1866 - 1924)*
  Joseph Rhoads Housel (1840 - 1923)
  Kate Clark Housel James (1856 - 1884)*
*Calculated relationship
Watsontown Cemetery
Northumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: CC-Genealogy
Record added: Oct 10, 2010
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Dr Joseph Rhoads Housel
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Dr Joseph Rhoads Housel
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