Biography - John Grassel

John C. GRASSEL, farmer, P. O. Butler, was born January 10, 1853; son of George C. and Kathrine (ESPERT) GRASSEL, both natives of Bavaria. They had ten children, our subject being the second child. Shortly after their marriage, the parents removed to this country, first settling in Ohio, and afterward in this State, where, in Montgomery County, he owns 800 acres of land, upon which the son, our subject, has a fine residence, with all suitable outbuildings. After receiving an ordinary education, he adopted the life of a farmer, in which he has continued. In April, 1879, he married Miss Mollie LEWEY, born in this county in 1853, daughter of Oliver and Jane (STEVENSON) LEWEY, and the union has been productive of one child, Harry Lewey. Mr. GRASSEL has served as School Director two years, and is a Republican. His wife is a Presbyterian.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 202.

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