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Daniel Fishel

Daniel Fishel, was born in manor Township, Lancaster Co., Penn., October 13, 1838, and is a son of Henry and Mary (Frey) Fishel, of York and Lancaster Counties, Penn., and of German and English descent, respectively. Daniel F. is the eldest son in a family of four sons and seven daughters: two of the daughters died at the ages of six and seven; all the other children, with the exception of Daniel F. and another, still reside in Lancaster County with their father, their mother being dead: One sister resides in Indiana.

At the age of eighteen, Daniel F. began learning the painting trade at Washington Borough, Penn., and worked at it five years.

In August, 1864, he engaged in the saw-mill business at Washington Borough, and has since followed it. For three years he was a partner of Mr. Stamen, of that place. In 1880 he removed to Goldsboro, York Co., Penn., and took charge of Isaac Frazer's saw-mill, as superintendent. In addition to his duties as superintendent, he, in 1883, also took charge of a farm of 162 acres, which belonged to Mr. Frazer. In all, he has charge of thirteen men on the farm and in the mill.

In the winter of 1862 he enlisted, at Harrisburg, Penn., in Company E. One Hundred and Seventy-eighth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, 178th Regiment, a nine months' regiment connected with the Army of the Potomac. He was in the engagements at Bottom Ridge and Baltimore Cross Roads, and a number of skirmishes.

Returning to his native county, he was married, December 31, 1871, to Mary E. Stamen, a daughter of his late employer. They have six children; Eugenia, Josephine, Mary, Stamen, Myra and Anna. Mr. Fishel is a member of the I. O. O. F. He was school director of Washington Borough three terms, councilman one term, and chief burgess one term.

Source: York County, Pennsylvania Biographical History, John Gibson, Chicago: F.A. Battey Publishing Co., 1886.

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