From a newspaper obituary clipping for Caroline Parsell from the estate
sale of Dessa Mae (Sunday) Wolf 25 Nov 2000
Caroline Klink Parsell, daughter of Christian and Mary Klink, was
Republic, in Seneca county, Ohio, December 5, 1830, and passed away at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary E. Crain, in Angola, Indiana, April 11, 1922,
the age of 91 years, 4 months and 6 days.
She came to Steuben county with her parents October 15, 1847 and
Section 12, Salem township on the farm now owned by Chester C. Klink.
In her father's family there were nine children, three sons
daughters, Lousia, John, Caroline, Christena, Catherine, Michael, Mary,
Elizabeth and Eli, of whom Mrs. Catherine Brown, aged 88, and Mrs. Elizabeth
Parsell, aged 81, survive.
On February 6, 1853, she was united in marriage with Thomas B. Parsell
immediately commenced housekeeping on the farm now owned by her son George,
and which has been home to her for over 69 years.
In this home were born four children, Charles C., who died at the
eleven months, John B. Parsell, Mrs. Mary E. Crain, and George T. Parsell,
On March 10th, 1872, the husband and father died, leaving to her
management and care of the farm and family which responsibility and duty
bravely accepted and ably performed.
In her girlhood days she learned to spin and weave wool and flax
these materials, with her own hands, made practically all of the necessities.
She was always active and helpful in every project for the family clothing
other household good of an individual, a home or the community; always a
busy woman, yet she always found time each day to read her Bible. She was
member of the First Presbyterian church of Salem and was the oldest in age
duration of membership. She loved her family, the community, and the church,
and the impress of her character and the example of her life will live forever.
Funeral services were held Friday morning, April 14th, at the old
conducted by Rev. John Humfreys, of Angola, and John E. Jones, of Salem.
Burial at Flint.
Submitted By: Theresa