- Born: 15 Aug 1784, Pennsylvania
- Marriage: Elizabeth Leidig
- Died: 20 Dec 1862, Putnam Co., Illinois at age 78
- Buried: Florid Cemetery, Putnam Co., Illinois
The 1850 Federal Census for Putnam Co, Illinois, page 342A records William Cassel (63 - PA) and Elisabeth (61 - PA) listed just a few pages over from their son Joseph and his family and son John (21) and his wife Harriet (17 - Ohio). Listed on the same page as William and Elizabeth are 5 of their sons and families: (William is a Basket Maker)
Augustus Cassel (39 - PA) with his wife Mary (38 - PA) and children John H. (16 - PA), William B. (14 - IL), Sarah A. (11 - IL), Alson K. (8), Rufus (5 - IL), Sidney (3 - IL), and Augustus (5/12 - IL). Augustus is a Cabinet Maker.
Michael S. Cassel (26 - PA) with his wife Martha (25 - PA) and children Anna R. (3 - IL) and Mary A. (9/12). Michael is a farmer.
Henry Cassel (23 - PA) with his wife Sarah (20 - PA). Henry is a Laborer.
Christian Cassel (29 - PA) with his wife Elisabeth (27 - PA) and children Mary C. (4 - IL) and Sarah M. (2 - IL). Christian is a Merchant.
The web site http://www.piperspages.com/Cassell/ has many Cassell family facts.
A digital copy of The Biography of Anna E. Cassell
(Her Parents were Christian Cassell and Elizabeth Smith, Her Grandparents were William Cassell and Elizabeth Leidig, Her Great-grandparents were Christian Cassel and Barbara Berry)
William married Elizabeth Leidig. (Elizabeth Leidig was born on 20 Jun 1789, died on 20 Jun 1851 in Putnam Co., Illinois and was buried in Florid Cemetery, Putnam Co., Illinois.)