Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     JOHN MUEHL one of the leading agriculturists in Lincoln county, dwells about nine miles southeast of Davenport, where he owns an excellent estate.  He was born on July 2, 1852, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, being the son of John and Mary Muehl, natives of Germany.  The father came to the United States in 1830 and followed shoemaking.  He is still living but the mother died in Wisconsin.  Our subject was next to the eldest of seven children, five boys and two girls.  He received his education in Wisconsin and stayed with his father on the farm until twenty-three years of age.  In 1874 he came to the Willamette valley in Oregon and there farmed for five years.  In the fall of 1879 Mr. Muehl journeyed to the Big Bend country.  After looking the prairies over thoroughly, he chose his present location and took a homestead.  He filed in the spring of 1880 and at once began stock and grain raising.  In addition to his farm property he has also purchased city property in various sections, especially in Portland, Oregon.  He has given his attention closely to business during all these years and the result is that he is now one of the wealthy men of Lincoln county.
     In February, 1900, Mr. Muehl married Miss Esta Imbler, a native of Oregon.
     Mr. Muehl is a member of the Masons, having taken his third degree, and stands well in fraternal circles.  He has always labored faithfully for the upbuilding of educational facilities as well as for general improvement.  Mr. Muehl has traveled considerable and is firm in the belief that the Big Bend country is equal to, if it does not excel, any farming country that he has ever visited.