The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 767, Rich Grove Township, Pulaski County, Indiana. "WILLIAM SABEL is the son of CHRISTIAN and CHRISTINA (JANKE) SABEL; was born in Germany and came to this country with his parents in August, 1866; at the age of twelve he engaged in clerking for A. PHILLIPPS at Winamac, and remained a year and a half; he then went to North Judson, Starke County, Indiana, where he was in the employ of L & J KELLER for seven years; he returned to the home of his parents in this county and remained there six months. August 27, 1876, he bought the stock of his present store in Gundrum, worth about $400, which he has increased to $4,000, and now does a trade of about $12,000 per annum. He has two farms, of 200 acres each, in Sections 25 and 26, this township all fenced in and under cultivation. MR. SABEL was married, October 27, 1877, to MISS MARY OTT, a native of Ohio, and there have been born to this marriage two children - NETTIE and GEORGE. In the fall of 1881, MR. SABEL built a hay barn and engaged in pressing hay, handling 450 tons the first year. Since 1876, MR. SABEL has been Postmaster at Gundrum, is station agent, and was trustee of Rich Grove Township, in 1881"