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Hammel - Frank

Source: 1881 H. W. Beckwith History (Chicago: HH Hill), p. 589

Frank HAMMEL, farmer, Yountsville, was born in Wayne County, Indiana on  March 5, 1834 and moved to this County in 1846. He is the son of George & Susan MERIDETH) Hammel, his father having emigrated from Germany about 1825. The subject of this sketch was educated at what once was called the "Farmer's Institute," but is now only known in history and the memories of its students.

At the age of 18 he began teaching, which he followed for several years during the winter, working upon the farm in summer, his first school being taught in district No. 5 of this township. Oct 4, 1862, he was married to Miss Sarah GILKEY. They have two children living: William S, born Nov 24, 1866; Elizabeth (deceased) and Margaret M, born Aug 20, 1872. Mr. Hammel is a member of the Masonic fraternity, having for several years been secretary of the lodge at Alamo.

He owns 80 acres of land in Sec. 1, which is under a good state of cultivation. Politics, republican. - typed by kbz
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