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Augustus Cassell
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Birth: Jan. 3, 1812
Lebanon County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 8, 1901
Putnam County
Illinois, USA

NOTE: Year of Birth of 1813 in newspaper appears to be incorrect. 1812 is the year shown in a typewritten copy of the old Bindnagel's Evan. Luth. Church records, N. Londonderry Twp., Lebanon Co., PA. Even though a typewritten copy, the date of 1812 is in line with other births which are given in chronological order and would appear to be correct. (Source: Lebanon Co. Historical Society)

From The Putnam Record:
Cottage Hill, February 12, 1901
Judge Cassell passed to the other shore, last Friday at 8:00 a.m. and was buried in Florid yesterday. Rev. Bliss officiating and the church was filled with sympathizing friends. He had passed his 88th year and several days before he died I heard him exclaim "Jesus, Jesus, let me to thy bosom, fly!" in the Christian life that he has manifested in life work, we feel that he is safe on the other shore. Undertaker Keller was in attendance and had to have four horses to get through the snow drifts, while others used their sleighs and sleds.

Henry Republican - Mortuary Record:
"AUGUSTUS CASSELL - Another of the early settlers of Putnam county, after a long life of usefulness, and in fullness of days, has been gathered unto the fathers.
"He was a native of Lebanon county, Pa., born in 1813. His wife was also a native of the same town, a Miss Mary Bear, where they were married Nov 14, 1833. They came west in 1836, settling in Putnam county, where his life has been spent. He was the father of seven children, four boys and three girls. He was a cabinet maker by trade, a skilled mechanic and ingenuous in the use of tools. He was an extensive farmer, owning a fine farm at Cottage Hill, which was his home. For several years he owned and conducted a steam saw mill, and was once in the mercantile business at Florid.
"In politics he was a stauch republican, and during his prime held a number of offices of trust. He was a justice of the peace for 30 years, and a wise counselor and just judge. He was elected county judge in 1872, and so honorably and faithfully did he serve in this high office that he was elected for several terms.
"During the war three sons went to the army. John H. ran the Vicksburg blockade, served as a scout, for nine months visiting the rebel camps as a spy. He served three years and then re-enlisted and remained till the close of the war; he was connected with the 20th Illinois cavalry.
"Judge Cassel was an upright man, neighbor, friend, husband and father, led a worthy, useful life, and lived to a ripe old age.
"The funeral was held on Monday and was largely attended, Rev. James T. Bliss officiating."

Judge Augustus Cassell, January 3, 1813 and February 8, 1901 are the dates by which are identified the life of Augustus Cassell. One whose long life was one of activity and usefullness. A kind and loving friend and neighbor, none knew him but to love and honor him. Augustus Cassell was born in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania January 3, 1813. Coming west in 1836 and settling in Putnam County. His wife was formerly Miss Mary Baar, to whom he was married November 14, 1832, she being also a native of Lebanon. To this union were born 9 children. John H., William B., Sarah A., Allson K., Rufus L., Mary E., Isador, Augustus, and Sidney. Three of which the reaper death hath gathered into his fold. Both himself and wife were members of the Methodist Church. Mr. Cassell was a cabinet maker by trade and very ingenious in the use of tools. For several years, he owned and conducted a steam saw mill, and was once a mercantile business at Florid. He was elected county judge in 1872 and again in 1876 and was Justice of the Peace for 27 years. Mr. Cassell's last sickness was of but short duration, although he had been failing in health for some time. But patiently he bore it, and seemed waiting to be born by angels hands to that celestial home above, where we'll never know a sorrow when we are there. Many times during the day, he spoke of going home to Jesus. The remains were taken to Florid and placed beside those of his wife and children, Monday, February 11, at 10:00 AM.

The hallow is orr and ended, the sun gone down in the west,
The loving tie is broken, The soul at rest, sweet rest.
The messenger so quietly came, the reeper whose name is death.
Bore him away on angels wing, To the home above so pure and blest.
A hollow of joy spread orr his soul, as he welcomed the heavenly host.
Friends and relatives there to meet, Oh the half can never be told.
We'll miss thee greatly, miss thee, as on through life we go.
May our lives be just and pure and blest, And waves of sorrow eternally flow.
To say I will met but mean it must say fairwell, as one dear ones fall asleep.
Fall asleep to wake with Jesus, Never more to wail and weep.
This my prayer through life shall be, last, let hopes bright light forever shine,
That wear this way of life is orr, In that fair climb.

Source: The Putnam Record, Hennepin, Illinois, Wednesday, February 13, 1901, transcribed by Nancy Piper
(Provided for this memorial by FAG member HJ #46937296) 
Family links: 
  William Cassell (1784 - 1862)
  Elizabeth Leidig Cassell (1789 - 1851)
  Mary Magdalena Bear/Bar Cassell (1813 - 1885)*
  John Henry Cassell (1834 - 1911)*
  William Baer Cassell (1835 - 1915)*
  Sarah Ann Cassell Foster (1839 - 1893)*
  Alson Keeler Cassell (1841 - 1913)*
  Sidney B. Cassell (1847 - 1850)*
  Augustus Cassell (1849 - 1850)*
  Rufus Lumery Cassell (1849 - 1926)*
  Mary Ellen Cassell Murphy (1852 - 1934)*
  Isadora Cassel Pool (1855 - 1924)*
  Augustus Cassell (1812 - 1901)
  Sophia Cassell Albert (1815 - 1845)*
  Rosanna Cassell Allen (1815 - 1890)*
  Joseph Cassell (1817 - 1891)*
  Christian L. Cassell (1818 - 1882)*
  Berry Hill Cassell (1822 - 1904)*
  Michael L. Cassell (1823 - 1900)*
  Henry Cassell (1826 - 1905)*
  John Cassell (1828 - 1926)*
*Calculated relationship
Florid Cemetery
Putnam County
Illinois, USA
Record added: May 13, 2010
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