Posted By:Carol Lanza
Subject:Re: CASSEL Family (Clayton Co, Iowa)
Post Date:December 06, 2006 at 15:31:54
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Forum:Clayton County, IA Genealogy Forum
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Hi, I hope you get this. It's been quite sometime since it was posted but I thought I would try.
I have been in touch with Katherine Goodman. We have shared information before.
The Alice Cassel that she is a descendant of was a sister to George Cassel (Brother William was in the Civil War)who is my husband's great-grandfather. Love to share information with you.
Do you have any sources that say that Henry Cassel was born in Dauphin County, PA? I want to check into this more to see about connecting Henry and Jacob. I know there are several people who have posted the family tree online and have connected them but it's just a guess for now so I don't post it. Seems more likly since you mentioned that Henry and William signed up for the Union Army the same day and place. If they were not uncle and nephew than at least they were related somehow.

Thanks for all the info. I've been looking into the Cassels and the Noland again after not doing much with them for a while. I DO know that the Noland's were in Fayette County, PA for a while in the early 1800's and as were two other families, Franks and Millers. They can all be found in Fayette County, PA and then in Wayne County, Ohio. Some of the Franks family also moved later to Iowa. Found that Jacob Cassel was a witness to one of the Franks wills and they lived near to each other. I suppose the Spangler family might have been in Fayette County, PA too but I hadn't thought about checking for them before. I will now. One of the Noland's married a Spangler in Wayne Co., Ohio.
I live in Trumbull County, Ohio so I plan on going to Wayne County this next spring for a "search" day.