Title: History of Allegheny county, Pennsylvania: including its early settlement and progress to the present time ; a description of its historic and interesting localities ; its cities, towns and villages; religious, educational, social and military history ; mining, manufacturing and commercial interests, improvements, resources, statistics, etc. ; also, biographies of many of its representative citizens Author: Cushing, Thomas, b. 1821
Pgs. a621, a622 PHILIP GOEDDELL, farmer, post office Castle Shannon, was born April 4, 1823, in Quernbach, Rhein Phaltz, Bavaria, a son of THEBALD and ELIZABETH (DRUM) GOEDDEL, both of whom died in Germany. PHILIP came to America in 1846, and, after working four years in this county, revisited his native land, returning to America in the following year. He married ELIZABETH DRUM, a native of the same village in Germany, and an old schoolmate of his. They had six children, four of whom are yet living: CAROLINE, wife of FRED SANDERS; CHARLES, who is married to CATHARINE ABBOTT; MATILDA, wife of GOTLIEB KINNLY, and HENRY. MR. GOEDDELL has been a successful farmer, and built the Castle Shannon hotel and also a store. He and his wife are members of the Presbyterian Church. He is a member of the I. O. O. F. and A. F. & A. M., and is a Republican.