Biography of Nicholas Rassel


Rassel, Nicholas, Concord, p. o. Springville, was born in Brandenburg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, July 23, 1837. He came to the United States in 1856 and settled in Buffalo, then spent some time in St. Louis, and in 1860 went to Illinois. In 1861 he enlisted in Company I, and with other companions was transferred to the State of Missouri, forming the 11th U. S. Vols. He took part in the battles of Frederickstown, under Colonel Plummer, then part of General Pope's corps, and was sent to Island No. 10 and from there to Memphis, Shiloh and Cornith, where, under Sherman, he fought in the last battle of Cornith. August 5, 1864, he returned to Buffalo and engaged in the lumber, stock and mercantile business, and in March, 1876, he came to Springville and engaged in the fresh and salt meat business, in which he still continues. In 1869 he married Miss Catharine Winter, who died in 1870. In 1872 he married Susannali Hem, and they have three children: Nicholas, Barbara and Alice.

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