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Transcribed from p. 203, pt. 2 of Landmarks of Oswego Co., NY -
Cobel, Charles Henry was born in Hastings [NY] June 26, 1864, son of John E. Cobel, born in 1834, a native of Strasburg, Germany. He was one of six children and came to America in 1854. He has always been a farmer and now resides in Hastings on his farm. He was in the Union Army for 3 years. His wife is Catherine Schuler, a native of Germany, and their children are Oscar, John, Julia, wife of Ernest Querran of Syracuse, Charles H., Wallace and Edward. Subject is a prosperous young man and at the age of 21 came on the farm he now owns of 115 acres.He makes a specialty of diarying. In 1890 he married Minnie, daughter of Philip Waterbury of Hastings. He has served as commissioner of highways.