History of Bucks
County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
Name and Page Number (as posted on index page)
CASSEL, Isaac 271
CASSEL, Levi 271
LEVI CASSEL, deceased, was born on the old Cassel homestead farm in Hilltown township, Bucks county, February, 24, 1816, and died in Richland township, September 1, 1879. The paternal grandfather, Hoopert Cassel, was a joiner by trade, and lived in Franconia township, Philadelphia county, Pennsylvania. In 1758 he purchased a tract of land, one hundred and six acres, adjoining Perkasie Manor. He married Susan Swartz, a daughter of Abram Swartz, a minister of the Mennonite church and a man of considerable influence and ability in his day.
Isaac Cassel, son of Hoopert Cassel, was born April 20, 1776, in Hilltown township, on the farm purchased by his father. Throughtout his entire life he carried on agricultural pursuits, and was one o fhte leading citizens of his neighborhood, active in business affairs, reliable and energetic in business, and highly esteemed in social circles because of his hospitality and of his genuine worth. He succeeded his father in the ownership of the old home farm, and there lived fo rmany years. He was married to Catherine Trumbore, who was born February 8, 1776. His death occurred July 3, 1856, while his wife passed away several years earlier. Their children were: Susan B., born March 2, 1804, died May 11, 1889; Polly, married Michael Kulp; Kate, married Jacob Fillman; Elizabeth, married Philip Hood; Sallie, married Joseph Schull; Joseph, deceased; Enos, married Marie Gerhart; Samuel, married Susan Mann; and Levi, married Sarah Ann Biehn.
Levi Cassel was born on the old homestead farm in Hilltown township, where two generations of the family had previously lived, and there he was reared in the usual manner of farmer lads of that period. He attended the subscription schools of his district, although his advantages for an education were somewhat limited owing to the primitive conditions of the schools of that period. He worked with his father on the old home farm until his marriage, and later became proprietor of a hotel at Sellersville, where he remained for two years. He then removed to Hagersville, and later to Dublin, while subsequently he lived at Richlandtown, where he conducted a hotel for fourteen years, and it was while thus engaged that his death occurred. He was energetic in his business affairs, carefully watching every indication that pointed to success, and by his keen discernment and strong purpose he won a comfortable competence. September 17, 1848, Mr. Cassel was united in marriage to Mrs. (sic) Sara Ann Beihn, a daughter of Abraham and Hanna (Fluck) Beihn, who were farming people living at Ridgehill, in Rockhill township, Bucks county. Her father was born August 5, 1800, and died December 5, 1875. He was descended from one of the old families of this country, long connected with the material upbuilding of eastern Pennsylvania. He was married July 18, 1823, to Hanna Ott Fluck, born May 29, 1801, died April 12, 1891, at the advanced age of ninety years. Her parents were Jacob and Elizabeth Ott Fluck. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Beihn were as follows: Sara, born September 17, 1826, became the wife of Levi Cassel; Maria, born July 8, 1829, married John Louright, of Richlandtown; Elizabeth, born July 9, 1837, married Leno (sic—s/b Zeno) Kile, a veterinary surgeon of Perkasie; Hanna, born August 28, 1839, married John C. Hillegoss, who was born February 19, 1839, and died May 265, 1893, his parents being William and Eliza (Carver) Hillegoss, farming people of Milford township; Elmanda, born July 12, 1843, living with Mrs. Cassel at Quakertown.
In his political affiliations Mr. Cassel was a stalwart Republican, and although he never aspired to office he took deep and active interest in the welfare of his party, and assisted materially in its growth and upbuilding. He and his family were members of the Reformed church at Richlandtown, and he lived an upright, honorable life. Passing away in September, 1879, his remains were interred in the cemetery adjoining the Reformed church. He was always liberal in his support of the church and of every worthy object, and his entire life was actuated by high manly principles. He was well liked by all who knew him, the circle of his friends being almost coextensive with the circle of his acquaintance.
Text taken from pages 271-272 of:
Davis, William W.H., A.M. History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III
Transcribed April 2008 by Thera Schwenk-Hammond; firstname.lastname@example.org; as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project, http://pagenweb.org/~bucks/biographies/bucksindex.html
Published April 2008 on the Bucks County, Pa., USGenWeb pages at http://pagenweb.org/~bucks
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