From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

pages 753-754


Samuel Noll, section 11, Salem Township,  is one of the prominent pioneers of Steuben County.  His father, George Noll, was born in Union County, Pa., in 1796.  He was reared in his native county and there married Nancy Hall.  They moved to Stark County, Ohio, where nine children were born to them and where the mother died.  He afterward married again and with his family in 1839, came to Steuben County and bought the farm where Samuel now lives, living there till his death in 1862.  No improvements had been made on the land, and in the spring following their arrival he built a log cabin in which he lived till his death.  Of his nine children by his first wife, only Samuel is living.  Three children were born to his second wife, two of whom are living -- Polly, widow of Edward Snyder, and Sally, widow of Charles Ansteet.  Samuel Noll was born in Stark County, Ohio, in 1817, and was there married to Christina Feghtling, a native of Alsace, Germany, born in 1819, who came with her parents to America when eight years of age.  Mr. Noll learned the cabinet maker's trade in his youth and has worked at it in connection with farming the greater part of his life.  His father being well advanced in life when they came to Indiana, the work of clearing the farm and getting it under cultivation devolved on him.  He now owns the homestead which contains eighty acres of choice land, on which he has erected a good residence and farm buildings.  Mr. and Mrs. Noll have had eight children, seven of whom are living -- John, born in Ohio, in May 1837;  Elizabeth, also born in Ohio; George W., William Frederick, Edward and Caroline (twins), and Mary.  Samuel died at the age of six years.  Mr. and Mrs. Noll are members of the Reformed church, and in 1882 Mr. Noll was largely instrumental in the building of the new Trinity Reformed Church in Salem Township.



Submitted by Kim Davoli