"History of Northeast Indiana LaGrange, Steuben, Noble and DeKalb Counties" by The Lewis Publishing Company Chicago and New York 1920 Volume II
p.344 in the Biography for George T. Parsell
  "GEORGE T. PARSELL.  It has been the good fortune of George T. Parsell to have his home associations centered around one spot from birth until the present time. The farm he owns today in Jackson Township of Steuben County was where he
was born May 22, 1867. Mr. Parsell has the reputation of being one of the leading farmers of Steuben County, and when only seventeen years old he began buying and dealing in livestock, and in that business his name has become well
known throughout Northeastern Indiana.
  He is a son of Thomas B. and Caroline (Klink) Parsell, and some further history regarding these old and well known Steuben County families is found on other pages. Mr. Parsell grew up on the homestead and attended local schools and
the Angola High School. He acquired 120 acres of the home farm in 1893, and in 1908 he bought eighty-seven acres adjoining and in 1913 acquired another eighty acres. Thus his management as a farmer and stock man extends to 287 acres,
improved with excellent buildings, and is a first calss crop and stock farm. During past years he has been an extensive feeder of sheep, cattle and hogs.
  Mr. Parsell is a republican in politics, but without official record, and for thirty-three years has been identified with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He is a member of the Lodge at Salem Center and for twenty years has
been affiliated withthe encampment.
  May 24, 1891, he married Miss Estella M. Davis. She was born in Salem Township, October 15, 1868, a daughter of Edwin and Thresa (Dreher) Davis. Her father, who was born in 1828 and died in 1871, was a son of Abram and Nancy (Conklin) Davis, among the earliest settlers of Steuben County. Abram Davis spent his last years in Missouri. Theresa Dreher was a daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Roeader) Dreher, the former born in Pennsylvania in 1804 and the latter in New Jersey. The Dreher family moved to Ohio, where Elizabeth Dreher
died, and about 1860 Daniel came on to Steuben County and lived there until his death in 1895, at the age of ninety-one. He and his wife had a family of thirteen children. Mrs. Parsell's mother died in 1916, at the age of
seventy-eight. Edwin Davis grew up in Salem Township, was married in that county, and had five children, named Melvina, Alfretta, Estella M., William and Edwin. Of these Mrs. Parsell is the only survivor.
  Mr. and Mrs. Parsell had four children; Ruth E. is the wife of J. LeRoy Boggs, of Pittsburg, and has a daughter, Ruth Elizabeth. Winifred is the wife of Roscoe Warring, a son of Charles W. Warring, of Steuben County. They have a son, Ralph
Augustin, and a daughter, Helen. The third child Z.A., died at the age of twenty-two months, and the youngest is Georgia Pauline, still at home with her parents."

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