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Cassel Family Photos

The 7 Children of Jacob and Jane Noland Cassel
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George Cassel is on the right

The following photo is the tombstone of Jacob G. Cassel in Waubeck Cemetery, Dunn County, Wisconsin.
He was the father of 7 children; George Grabel, Joseph Wylie, William Nolan, Alice Susan, John Hamilton, Eliza Ann and Catherine E. Cassel.
Born in Pennsylvania on July 9, 1815 and married Jane Noland, daughter of William and Mary Elizabeth Noland.  Jacob moved to Wayne County, Ohio before 1842 where he married on July 18, 1942. 
A minister Joseph Wylie married them and they named their first born son after him.
It is believed that the Noland family and the Cassels came from Fayette County, Pennsylvania before going to Wayne County, Ohio. 
Several of their children were born in Ohio and then they moved to Iowa where the other children were born.
They lived in Clayton and Clinton Counties in Ohio, both counties in the eastern part of Iowa. 
After the death of Jane Noland Cassel about 1876, the family moved to Wisconsin.  Jane was buried in Bethel Cemetery, Clayton County, Iowa. 
Jacob lived with his daughter Catherine Knapp until his death on October 6, 1879 and is buried in Waubeck Cemetery, Dunn County, Wisconsin. 
Nothing is known about Jacob's parents or any of his ancestors yet. 

Tombstone of Jacob G. Cassel
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Waubeck Cemetery, Dunn Co., Wisconsin

Connie Cassel with neice & nephew & sister Grace
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From Left: Connie Cassel, Layone Rooney, Grace Cassel & Ethel Rooney

Constance Isabelle Cassel Meier was the daughter of George Cassel and Mary Belle Thompson.
She is on the left in this picture.  Next to her is her nephew, Lyone Claude Rooney, sister Grace Cassel and niece Ethel May Rooney.  Another sister, Ruby Cassel Rooney is the mother of these two children.
Connie was a school teacher in the northern parts of Wisconsin and that is where she met her future husband.
On June 24, 1922 Connie married Edward Gustave Meier and to them 6 children were born.  One month after the birth of her 6th child, Edward Albert Meier, Connie died at the age of 34.
Her husband Edward Meier remarried the next year to Margaret Gilmore Cassel, the widow of Connie's cousin, Gordon Rockwell Cassel.  He was a son of William Cassel, George Cassel's brother.  
 

Entrance to the Waubeck Cemetery, Dunn Co., Wis.
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Waubeck Cemetery

This is the entrance to the Waubeek Cemetery, Dunn County, Wisconsin where Jacob G. Cassel, his son William Cassel and daughter, Catherine Cassel Knapp are buried.  At least one of Jacob's grandson's are buried there, Forest Cassel Wood, along with other descendants. 

William Cassel's Tombstone
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Waubeck Cemetery, Dunn County, Wisconsin

This is the tombstone of William Cassel, Waubeck Cemetery, Dunn County, Wisconsin. 
It is inscribed:  William Cassel  Corp  21 Iowa INF
 
The Civil War Metal Star next to the grave: 
Veteran 61-65
William is the son of Jacob Cassel, above.
 
Obituary follows: 
 
Obituary:  Pepin County Courier:
 
William N. Cassel, a veteran of the Civil War and for many years a resident of Eau Galle, died at the National Soldiers' Home in Milwaukee, Wis., June 5, 1919.  He was born in Wayne County, Ohio, July 15, 1845 and moved with his parents to Iowa in 1855.  At the age of 17, in 1862, he enlisted in Co. H, 21st Iowa Infantry and served until the close of the war.
Mr. Cassel married Clara Lee, July 4, 1878, who died April 13, 1887.  He married Rosana Fowler, March 13, 1889, who passed away July 14, 1905.  Five children survive him:  Mrs. Charles Raitt (Josie), Mrs. Ben Olson (Una), Gordon, Mrs. Henry Penning (Amy), and Einora.
He also leaves two sisters and three brothers; Mrs. Eliza Wood, Mrs. Catherine Knapp, John and George all of Eau Galle, and Wylie of Ansley, Neb.
Funeral services were held in the M.E. Church at Eau Galle, Sunday afternoon, and the old veteran was laid to rest in Waubeek Cemetery.  William Cassel served his country with courage and fidelity as a soldier during the Civil War.  He was a charter member of John Green Post, G.A.R. at Eau Galle and an active and zealous comrade of the Grand Army whose memory will be cherished by his comrades who still linger on this side of the borderline.
In a separate paper, The Durand Courier Wedge, dated June 12, 1919, the obituary for William Cassel states:
"(as)he leaves one son, Gordon, lately returned from service in France.

These cemetery photos were very generously shared by Carol Schmitt.  She is not related but just takes cemetery pictures and shares them with people.  What a blessing you are!

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