My great grandmother was Matilda Gessel who had a younger sister Eliza Jane Gessel. Their parents were John and Martha (Dobbins) Gessel. John was born in Ohio and died in Noble County.He is buried in Cooked Tree Cemetery.His headstone shows him b. Jan 26 1823 and d. December 15, 1907. Martha's headstone shows b. Mar 23 1831 but no date of death shown.
You can see more info on this family at RootsWeb.com by typing in John Gessel (if you have not seen these records already).The Contact is Thomas J. Goodwill.
There is also a sister Caroline Gessel as well as other children.You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope this helps