Samuel L. Correll1852

Samuel L. Correll
Given names
Samuel L.
Birth December 25, 1852 37
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn N. Correll
April 15, 1859 (Age 6 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth Lind
March 1, 1875 (Age 22 years)
MarriageLana WettachView this family
September 22, 1881 (Age 28 years)
Death of a motherLucetta Depuy
December 27, 1883 (Age 31 years)
Death of a fatherSamuel Lind Correll
1901 (Age 48 years)


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from History of Stark County p460

Samuel L. Correll is ranked among the prominent agriculturists of this section, and is descended from an old pioneer family in the county. He was born in Harrisburg, this State, December 25, 1852, and is a son of Samuel L. Correll, Sr., who was born March 10, 1815, in Adams County, Pa. Grandfather John Correll was of German descent, and was also born in the Keystone State, the date there of being January 5, 1788. He was a farmer by occupation, and July 17. 1834, landed with his family in this county, our subject having in his possession a portion of the wagon which was used on that eventful trip. His wealth in money when arriving in this county consisted of $2,200, which was hid in a chest, and carried on the front bolster of the wagon. This old relic of pioneer times is also owned by our subject. John Correll purchased a farm in this county and, leasing another, at once began the active operations of it farmer. His property, however, was only partially developed at the time of his decease, which occurred April 15, 1859. He was a member of the Christian Church, and enjoyed the good-will of the people among whom he lived. Until 1856, he voted with the Democratic party, and on the organization of the Republican party, joined its ranks.

The grandmother of our subject bore the maiden name of Elizabeth Lind, and, like her husband she, too, was a native of Pennsylvania, and was born July 10, 1793. Her family of twelve children born, the respective names of Jacob N., Samuel, John, Catherine, Fannie, Maria, Anna E., Sarah J., Nancy, Jeremiah, Margaret and Josiah. The grandmother was also a member of the Christian Church, and died March 1, 1875.

The father of our subject was a young man in his nineteenth year on making his advent into this county, and, learning the trade of a farmer, followed it until 1864. In 1839, he established a tannery in Harrisburg, where he built up an extensive trade, shipping the greater portion of his manufactures to Cleveland. He moved on what is now the farm of our subject in 1863, having bought the interest, of the other heirs three years previous. There he farmed very successfully until 1881, when, in the fall of that year, he removed to Canton, where he is living retired from active life. The lady to whom he was married, December 31, 1840, was Miss Lucetta DePuy; she was born in Pennsylvania, and was the daughter of John H. DePuy, a relative of Chauncey M. Depew of New York, but who spelled his name differently. The mother of our subject was brought to this county by her parents when quite young, and by her marriage with Samuel Correll were born seven children, of whom the following five are living: John H.. William W., Emma E., Julia A., and Samuel L. Edson L. and Lucetta are deceased. The wife and mother, who died December 27, 1883, was a devoted member of the Methodist Church.

He of whom we write remained in Harrisburg until ten years of age, when he received his preliminary education in the early schools, and when eighteen years of age entered the Mt. Union College, where he took one term of the literary course. In 1870, he again became a student in that institution, this time entering the commercial department, from which he was graduated in the spring of 1871. When ready to establish a home of his own, he was married, September 22, 1881, to Miss Lana Wettach, who was born in Lake Township, this county, September 3, 1857. She was the daughter of Frederick J and Magdalena (Bricker) Wettach, both of whom were born in the city of Berne. Switzerland. There they were married, and after becoming the parents of four children. came to America, and making their way directly to this State, located near Greensburgh, Summit County. Later, they took up their abode in this county, where Mr. Wettach plied his trade of a cabinet-maker, maker, together with the operations of his farm. He died in Lake Township in 1879, while his good wife is still living, makes her home in Uniontown.

To Mr. and Mrs. Correll have been born two children, Laura and Hugh. The old home farm, of which he is the proprietor, comprises one hundred and sixty-two acres of finely-improved soil, which be is cultivating in a most profitable manner. He devotes his attention to mixed farming, and keeps on this place a good grade of all kinds of stock. He has on his estate a large frame residence. which is conveniently fitted up, together with a good barn, granary, and all the necessary buildings to be found on a first-class estate. he has carried on his work with untiring industry, which has been seconded by sound judgment in regard to business matters, and he has, therefore, been much prospered. His political affiliations are with the Republicans, and we always find him favoring every movement that will in any way benefit the township and county.

The Correll family, which is one of the most prominent in the county, has an organized re-union every year.