Biography - Joseph Stickel

Joseph STICKEL, farmer, P. O. Butler, was born in York County, Penn., August 26, 1814; son of John and Mary (BENZLY) STICKEL, he a farmer, born about 1791, and dying in 1869; she, born about 1791, and dying in 1862; both natives of York County, Penn. They were the parents of nine children, Joseph, our subject, being the eldest. After receiving the education obtainable in the common schools of his native county, Joseph began his business life as a farmer and carpenter. After following for three years the businesses named, he entered into merchandising, after which he went into milling and farming, in which he has continued since, in the meantime filling the position of School Trustee and Director of his township. He owns a fine farm of 308 acres of land, which is highly improved. Mr. STICKEL has been married three times; first, in Pennsylvania, and twice in Illinois. The first wife was named Susanna SHELLY, the second, Catharine SMITH, and the third, who is living, was Sarah SCOTT, born in Kentucky October 9, 1828, their marriage occurring November 8, 1855. Mr. STICKEL has been blessed with eight children, three deceased - Francis M., Susanna M., Fletcher A., Nancy A., John A., Alexander W., James H. and Ellie C. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and he is a Republican.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 205.

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