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From: "Steven St. Martin" <>
Subject: obit of John Bell, husband of Elizabeth Riegel
Date: Sat, 22 May 2004 08:52:10 -0400


Obituary from an unknown newspaper in Darke County, Ohio:

"John Bell died at the home of his son-in-law Elihu Clossen, near
Woodington, Ohio, April 29, 1890, aged eighty years and eight months.
He was born in Schuylkill county, Pa., in 1809 and came to Pickaway county,
Ohio, in 1825, and to Darke county in 1831. He was married to Miss Elizabeth
Riegle in 1832; nine children were the result of this union. His companion
died in 1850. He married Miss Rachel Cummins in 1853, and to them were born
seven children. He joined the Christian Church at Fort Recovery in 1858, and
was a devoted Christian to the day of his death. This wife preceded him to
the better land just two days. Services held from the old Teagarden
Christian Church; sermon by C. W. Hoeffer, assisted by Rev. Harry Lott."

(Note: some of the details in the above are probably inaccurate,
particularly the dates.)

Children of John BELL and Elizabeth RIEGLE:

(possibly) Charles BELL, b. c. 1828 PA, m. Amelia KIPINGER
(probably) Ann Eliza BELL, b. c. 1832 PA, m. James Wylie HUMPHREY
Henry BELL, b. 1832 PA, m. Mary Ellen BARNHART
David BELL, b. 1834 PA, m. (1) Charlotte HOUGH, (2) Mary Helen MAXWELL
Mary BELL, b. c. 1835 OH
Catherine BELL, b. 1838 OH, m. (1) Allen MOORE, (2) John Henry SCHLOBIG
Rebecca BELL, b. 1839 OH, m. Emanuel HAROFF
Susan BELL, b. c. 1843 OH, unmarried in 1878
Samuel BELL, b. 1843 OH, m. Sara GEBHART
Hannah BELL, b. 1846 OH, m. William SCHLOBIG
John BELL, b. 1850 OH

Children of John BELL and Rachel CUMMINS:

James BELL, b. c. 1855 OH, m. Susannah DEARDOFF
Almaretta BELL, b c. 1857 OH, m. Elihu CLAWSON
Amanda BELL, b. c. 1857 OH
Mahlon A. BELL, b. 1860 OH, m. Julia ---
Almira BELL, b. c. 1860, m. William Robert CRAIG
Irdle BELL, b. c 1861 OH, m. Martha ---
Amos BELL, b. c 1869 OH

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