Postel's of Ohio & Iowa:Information about Joseph Postel
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Joseph Postel (b. 02 Oct 1830, d. 18 Mar 1922)Joseph Postel (son of Nehemiah Postel and Sarah Rebecca Perdue) was born 02 Oct 1830 in Ohio, and died 18 Mar 1922 in Horton, Brown Co., KS.He married (1) Minerva Franklin on 25 Dec 1871.He married (2) Ettie Bruner on 10 May 1881 in Dallas Co., Iowa.
Notes for Joseph Postel:
1880 Washington, Dallas Co., IA
Joseph Postleself39OH MD OH
William O.son5IAOH IN
Graden, Hiram L.Hd30KS IL IL
Jessie G.Wf32KS OH IN
Postel, JosephFather in law80OH MD IA
Rose E.Sister in law29KS OH IL
Information from a descendant of Joseph's:
Joseph enlisted in Civil War in Independence, serving as private in Co. C of 27th Iowa Reg.During the Battle of Nashville, he lost the hearing in one ear because of the heavy artillery fire.After the war, he hunted and trapped in Northern Iowa and Southern Wisconsin, then went with a buddy to Adell, Iowa, where they married sisters.When she died, he remarried, and after their first child, they moved to Sabetha Kansas, abt 1883They then had 7 daughters, 3 of which died when little.Joe worked as a laborer and stone mason.In 1898, 2cnd wife died, and left Joe to raise the kids.One daughter was "slow" and required special love throughout her lifetime.Joe died Mar. 18,1922 at the home of his daughter, Jessie Gertrude, he died of apoplexy.
POSTEL--Joseph Postel was born in Guernsey Co., OH, on Oct. 2, 1839; and moved to Iowa when a small boy. He enlisted in the Union army on Aug. 14, 1862, in the 27th Iowa Regiment, and was discharged on Aug. 8, 1865. He was married to Miss Minerva E. Franklin, of Iowa, on Dec. 25, 1871. To this union there were four children born--Mrs. Mary McNary, of Sabetha; William C. Postel, of Boulder, Wyo; Timothy E. Postel of Topeka,, and Mrs. Nellie Lyon of Sabetha.
He was married a second time to Mrs. Etta Bruner, of Iowa on April 10, 1881, and to this union were born eight children, three of whom died in infancy. those who remain are: Elijah Postel, of Monticello, Ark; Mrs. Jessie G. Graden, of Horton; Mrs. Isabelle B. Cody of Wetmore; Miss Rosie E. Postel of Horton, and Mrs. Olive C. (Hunter?), of Kansas City, MO. There are 24 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Mr. Postel was reared on a farm near Independence, IA., and when he returned from the army he followed trapping and hunting in the northern part of Iowa and the southern part of Wisconsin for several years, then lived on a farm near Adell, IA, where he was married, and came to Sabetha, Kans., in 1883, (several words cant read) He resided in and near Sabetha for (?) years and was one of the pioneers of this county and knew some of the (?) of pioneer life. He removed to Fairview in 1918 where he remained with his daughter, Mrs. H. A. McNary, for about a year. He then came to Horton to make his home with his daughter, Mrs. H. L. Graden, where he died Saturday, March 18, 1922, of apoplexy. He was converted and joined the Baptist church in middle life at Sabetha, and his last days were spent in full trust in his Savior. He said that he was only waiting for the summons, for he felt that he had served his time on the earth. He was a Bible student and was well versed in its teachings. The vision of his last days were the longings for the presence of Jesus to accompany him over the river of death. Another old soldier has responded to the bugle call that is calling these old veterans so rapidly into line, to march not in war, but to pass the great inspector of souls who is no respector of persons, where he will receive his reward by the paymaster above and be given his place in the great beyond according to his preperations here.
Mr. Postel was well known in Horton, where he has made many friends. Was better known in and around Sabetha, where he spent the most active part of his life. The funeral was held at the home of his daughter Mrs. H. L. Graden, in Horton at 8:30 am. Wed. March 21, (?) the body was shipped to Sabetha where there was another service held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H. A. McNary, and interment was made (unable to read)
More About Joseph Postel:
Census 1: 1880, Washington, Dallas Co., IA.
Census 2: 1920, Kansas.
More About Joseph Postel and Minerva Franklin:
Marriage: 25 Dec 1871
More About Joseph Postel and Ettie Bruner:
Marriage: 10 May 1881, Dallas Co., Iowa.