Josiah L. CorrellAge: 89 years18361926

Josiah L. Correll
Given names
Josiah L.
Birth November 19, 1836 48 43
Death of a sisterAnna E. Maria Correll
1837 (Age 43 days)

Death of a paternal grandfatherJacob K. Correll
1841 (Age 4 years)

Death of a fatherJohn N. Correll
April 15, 1859 (Age 22 years)
MarriageMary E. MentzerView this family
March 20, 1862 (Age 25 years)
Death of a motherElizabeth Lind
March 1, 1875 (Age 38 years)
Death of a brotherJacob Noll Correll
February 4, 1881 (Age 44 years)

Death of a sisterFanny Correll
1881 (Age 44 years)

Death of a brotherJohn Correll
1888 (Age 51 years)
Death of a sisterNancy L. Correll
November 12, 1891 (Age 54 years)

Death of a brotherSamuel Lind Correll
1901 (Age 64 years)

Death of a sisterCatherine F. Correll
1901 (Age 64 years)

Death of a sisterAnn Eliza Correll
1912 (Age 75 years)

Death of a sisterSarah Jane Correll
December 15, 1912 (Age 76 years)

Death of a brotherJeremiah E. Correll
December 30, 1914 (Age 78 years)

Death October 29, 1926 (Age 89 years)

Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: March 20, 1812Pennsylvania
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John Correll
Birth: September 8, 1816 28 23Gettysburg, PA
Death: 1888Hicksville, Defiance Co, OH
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Family with Mary E. Mentzer - View this family
Marriage: March 20, 1862Stark Co, Ohio

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from History of Stark County, Ohio p 480

JOSIAH CORRELL. Many pleasant homes are seen throughout the extent of Stark County, some of which are of more than ordinary beauty, either in architectural de-signs or surroundings. Among those in Plain Township which are commodious and convenient is that of Josiah Correll, whose substantial residence is set in the midst of a neatly trimmed lawn, which makes of it one of the most beautiful places in the county. It is furnished accordance with the taste of the occupants, and displays the presence of refined womanhood in its arrangement.

A native of this township, our subject was born on section 15, the date thereof being November 19, 1836. His father, John Correll, was born in Adams County, Pa., in 1788, and was of German descent, the first representatives having come to this country from Alsace, and settled in Pennsylvania. The father of our subject came with his family of ten children to this county in 1821, the trip, which was made overland, consuming two weeks. Here he purchased one hundred and sixty acres of land on the southwest quarter of section 34, on which the only improvements were a log cabin and barn. He was a hard worker, and ere long had placed the entire amount under good tillage, and his well-directed efforts resulted in supplying his family with a comfortable home and many enjoyments. He was a member of the Christian Church, and aided in the organization of the church in Canton, and toward the erection of the building gave material support. His death occurred at the age of seventy-one years, three months and ten days. He was a Democrat in politics until the appearance of the Republican party, when he joined its ranks.

The mother of our subject, prior to her marriage, was Mrs. Elizabeth Lind, and was born in Adams County, Pa., in 1794. She became the mother of ' twelve children, namely: Jacob N., Samuel, .John, Catherine, Fannie, Maria, Ann Eliza, Sarah J., Nancy, Jeremiah, Margaret and Josiah. Five of the family are now deceased. The wife and mother, who survived her husband a number of years, departed this life in March, 1875, when eighty-one years of age. She, too, was a member of the Christian Church.

The original of this sketch received a limited education, owing to the comparatively rude surroundings of his boyhood. The early public schools of Ohio having on their curriculum only the common branches, he was well grounded in these, and being imbued with native intelligence and a desire for information, he has by reading, observation and experience become well informed. The natural bent of his mind and early training combined to lead him to farming as his life work, and after his marriage, March 20, 1862, he took charge of the home place for one year, and then, removing to this township, purchased fifty acres of land, and there resided until 1866, when he traded for the tract which he now occupies. The estate comprises ninety-two and one-half acres of land, the greater portion of which is placed under excellent cultivation, and which gives indication that the owner is 'determined to make his home pleasant as well as remunerative. His intelligence, enterprising nature and honorable dealing have given him an excellent standing in both business and social circles, and caused him to be classed among the representative agriculturists of the county.

The maiden name of our subject's wife was Mary E. Mentzer, and she was horn in this township, March 9, 1838. She is the daughter of David and Christen (Hull) Mentzer. To Mr. and Mrs. Correll have been granted a family of five children, namely: Charles G., who is married and makes his home on a farm in this township; Edwin S., Ada M., Nettie J. and Lillie L., at home. Besides raising the cereals which are best adapted to the soil of his estate, our subject buys horses every fall, which he feeds during the winter, and then sells at a handsome profit in the spring. n 1891, he shipped a carload to Boston, where they were sold. e has stock in the new Imperial Brick Company, and judging from the superior article which they manufacture it is destined to take a high place among the industries in this section.

Mr. and Mrs. Correll are members of the Christian Church in Canton, and it is their constant endeavor to order their lives aright, and to train their children in the way they should go. In polities, our subject votes with the Republican party. He has been very successful in life, and owns residence property on Logan, Aultman and South Cleveland Avenues in Canton. His fellow-citizens hold him in great respect, and upon their solicitation he has held the office of Road Supervisor for six years, being now the incumbent of that position, and during that time has done much to add to the comfort of the traveling public by the good improvements which he has projected and carried to completion