MARCELL & COUFAL Family History by Cindy L. Marcell - pafn01 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File

MARCELL & COUFAL Family History by Cindy L. Marcell


Jean Pierre Samuel Marcel

Info from film #128-601 Biere, Ballens, Vaud, Switzerland and family records per research by Etta Irene Smith of Lawrence, KS
Immigration January 16, 1813, "Court of the county of Washington in the District of Columbia" on naturalization papers filed in Butler Co., OH toUS 10/14/1805, arrived 10/18/1805 on Ship Liberty in Philadelphia. In Georgetown, MD 1805-1810, KY 1810 -1827 per I Smith; to Lexington, KY abt. 1823, then Doniphan Co., KS 1857 per Annabelle Wisehart-Lane, "The Pioneering Ancestors".

Anne Jeanne Georgette Mayor

Info from film #128-601 Biere, Ballens, Vaud, Switzerland and familyrecords per research by Etta Irene Smith of Lawrence, KS
to US 10/14/1805, in Georgetown, MD 1805-1810, KY 1810 -1827

Jean Abram Marcel

Info from film #128-601 Biere, Ballens, Vaud, Switzerland and familyrecords per research by Etta Irene Smith of Lawrence, KS

Suzanne Marie Johannot

Info from film #128-601 Biere, Ballens, Vaud, Switzerland and familyrecords per research by Etta Irene Smith of Lawrence, KS

Charles Marc Louis Marcel , Sr.

1850 District 1, Franklin, Kentucky Federal Census, transcribed by Cindy Marcell
Charles 47 Switzerland 30 mechanic
Elizabeth 38 KY
Julia A 18 KY
Nancy J 16 KY
Mary C 12 KY
Alvinia 9 KY
Jordan 11 KY
Lewis 4 or 6 KY

1860 Wolf River Twp., Doniphan Co., Kansas Territory Federal Census, transcribed by Cindy Marcell, p 163, enumerated Aug 17, 1860, Highland Post Office
Morale, Chas 65 m farmer KY
Julia 60 KY
Lavina 18 KY
Jordan 21 KY
Lewis 14 KY
(2 houses away is their daughter Mary and Robert Birchfield)

1870 Wolf River, Doniphan Co., Kansas Federal Census, transcribed by Cindy Marcell
Marcell, Jordan 27 farmer 1500 925 KY
Margaret E. 21 MO
Idella V 3 KS
George E 1 KS
Next door
Marcell Charles L 23 farmer 1000 350 KY
Martha J 20 KY
Erminnie 3 KS
Ida M 1 KS
next door
Marcell, Charles 63 farmer 1500 300 Switzerland, mother & father of foriegn birth, male citizen older than 21

Per John W. McCoy notes - "In the church records of CRASSIER, a little village at the western end of the Canton of Vaud, Switzerland, we find:
Born Feb. 08, 1802; baptized Feb. 28, 1802; Jules Alphonse son of Jean Pierre Samuel MARCEL and Anne Georgette MAYOR of Lausanne, living at Divonne, Pays de Gex, godparents Pierre Alphonse Motte of Geneva, with his wife Julie Deveriaz (?), Julie Johannot, Julie Ducadou (should be Lucadou!)

Born Dec 14, 1803, baptised Feb 12, 1804, Charles Marc Louis son of JeanPierre Samuel MARCEL and Anne Georgette MAYOR of Lausanne, living at Divonne, Pays de Gex, godparents Charlotte MAYOR of Ballens in her own name and in those of Louis and Marguerite MARCEL of Lausanne.

Divonne has changed its name since then, it is called Divonne-les-Bainssince 1893. It is in France, department of Ain, just west of the borderof Switzerland. The Marcel's were close enough to come to church at Crassier, on the Swiss side, and probably thought it was a good idea to preserve the Swiss citizenship of their children by having them baptized there."

Transcription by Cindy Bent Marcell -
p 57
"The History of Jessamine County", by Bennett H. Young states that in 1750 Dr. Thomas Walker explored part of South east Kentucky. In 1782 the population was about 1500; in 1790 there were 61,133 white persons,114 free blacks, and 12,340 slaves. Jessamine County was formed in 1798. By 1810 Census the population had increased to at total of 220,995. Revolutionary soldiers poured into all parts of the State during these two decades.
He also states that the Moravian Church at Jessamine Creek, had among its members of the Quest family, and also Hoovers. Other settlers in other parts of Jessamine County from 1782 and later, included John Lewis and John Todd, and in 1783 Logan Station was a stop for travelers enroute from Mercer and Boyle to Franklin and Woodford Counties.
On page 51, he states "The first paper mill was erected on Jessamine Creek at the old Glass mills by Thomas Bryan in 1837. This industry was carried on at this site until 1848.
p 57 "Pioneering Ancestors"
Charles Louis Marcel married Elizabeth Utley in 1827. He moved from Jessamine County, Kentucky to Franklin County where he remained in th epaper business until 1857, when with his wife and children he moved to Kansas. He was born in Vaud County, Switzerland, and brought to America at the age of 18 months. Jean Pierre Marcel, his father moved to Lexington, Ky., where he died in 1811. The family engaged in the business of paper making.
The following Obituary of Charles Louis Marcell, was published in the Vidette, a weekly newspaper published at Highland, Kansas. Newspaperclipping, :
"Another Old Setter's Departure"
Died, at the residence of his son, (C.L. Marcell), on Sunday morning, June 15th, 1884, Charles Marcell. The subject of these remarks was bornDecember 15, 1803, in the Canton of Berne, Switzerland, and,consequently, was eighty years and six months old at the time he departedthis life. He was but eighteen months old when his parents came to theUS, and took up their residence at Washington, D.C., in 1805, and was in the employ of Daniel Carroll, (who was a brother of Charles Carroll, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence,) in the manufacture ofpaper, a business which his son Charles followed in Kentucky. In 1811, the Marcell family came to Lexington, KY., where the mother of Charles died. In 1823, they removed to Jesamine County, KY., where they resided several years. Charles Marcell was married to Miss Elizabeth Utley on the17th of December, 1827, and afterwards removed to Franklin County, wherehe remained, engaged in paper-making, until 1857, when he came to Kansas,and settled on a claim in Doniphan County, where he spent his last days,surrounded by a numerous progeny. He leaves behind a record of seven children, (all living and married except one) thirty-one grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren, a total of forty-seven. Althoughunambitous in gaining popular favor, he commanded the respect of all who knew him. He was a consistent an devoted Christian, and charitabletowards those who differed from him. His amiable widow and devoted descendants have visibly exemplified the moral influence of this goodman, in their domestic relations.

18 mos when came to US, Washington DC in 1805, Lexington KY in 1811 where his mom died, Jessamine Co. KY in 1823, Franklin Co., KY. in 1827, Doniphan Co, KS in 1857. Worked farmer & paper mill operator.

Elizabeth Ann Utley

Transcription by Cindy Bent Marcell - Newspaper clipping, no date ormarkings on it probably from Highland, KS. Obituary-
Died at the residence of her daughter, in Reserve, Kansas, Jan. 7,1893. Mrs. Elizabeth Marcell, aged 81 years, 4 mos, and 20 days.
Mrs. Marcell was a native of Jesamine county, KY., where she was married and lived until 1857, when with her husband and family she removed to Doniphan county Kansas, where she has since resided.
She was the mother of six children - two sons, C. L. and J. O. Marcell, living north of Severance, and four daughters, two living in Reserve, one in Hiawatha, and one, Mrs. D. Hancock, in Severance. She was also grandmother of twenty-four children, and great grandmother to thirteen. Since the death of her husband some years since, Mrs. Marcellhas made her home with her son C.L. Marcell, and was visiting her daughter, Mrs. Burchfield, in Reserve when attacked with the disease which terminated so fatally.
All of her children (except Mrs. R.H. Davis, of Hiawatha, who has for years been an invalid, were present at her death bed.
The funeral services were held at Mount Zion church, Rev. McCurdy of Highland, officiating, and the remains were interned in the cemetery at Highland. Mrs. Marcell had been a member of the Christian church for more than fifty years, and in her life and practice, bore testimony to the truths of the religion which she professed. The bereaved friends and relations have the sympathy of the entire community, in this, their hour of sorrow and grief, at the loss of their dear mother. May they be consoled by their mother's God, and remember ever that
Beyond life's toils and cares
Its hopes and joys, its weariness and sorrow
Will be a long sweet life unmarked by tears
One bright, unending morrow.
No mortal eye hath see
The glories of that land beyond the river.
Its crystal lakes, its fields of living green
Around the throne forever.
Ear hat not heard the song
Of rapturous praise within that shining portal,
Nor heart hath dreamed what joys to them belong
All glorious and immortal.
A Friend

Note - DOD info: B Miller Utley source says 1884; newsclipping states1893, as does headstone. Funeral officiated by Rev. McCurdy. (CMarcell)

Courtesy of Tina Murphy-
January 12, 1893 issue 4th pg. Highland Vidette
Died__At the home of her daughter near Reserve, Kansas, January 7th, 1893, Mrs. Elizabeth Marcell. She was the mother of J.O. and Lew Marcell, farmers of our vicinity, and was one of our pioneers. She was eighty years of age, having lived her allotted time and ten years more. Mrs. Marcell was a Christian lady of many years standing, a kind and indulgent parent, and will be sadly missed in the community. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. McCurdy at Mt. Zion Church on Sunday and the remains interred in the Highland Cemetery.

Pierre Marcel I

"fled to Lausanne, SWZ in the year 1706, accepted on De. 8, 1708 aspermnant resident per John McCoy