Biography of B. E. Saffell
Columbiana County, OH

B. E. Saffell, a representative farmer and stockman of Knox Township, is a member of one of Columbiana County's oldest families. He was born in this township, March 24, 1891, and is a son of E. G. and Joan (Hahn) Saffell.

E. G. Saffell, a substantial citizen of Columbiana County, was born in Knox Township in 1867. He has always been interested in general farming and breeding pure bred Holstein-Friesian cattle. He owns 200 acres of land, which was formerly the J. L. Hahn farm. Mr. Saffel is a Democrat and a member of the Lutheran Church. His wife was also born in Knox Township and is the daughter of Joseph L. and Rebecca Hahn. Mr. and Mrs. Saffell have three children: B. E., the subject of this sketch; Frank, married Lena Sanor, lives in Knox Township; and Harold, married Olive Summers, lives in Knox Township, Columbiana County.

B. E. Saffel received his education in the public schools and was graduated from normal school in 1912. He spent three years at Mt. Union College, also one winter at Ohio State University. He has been interested in teaching school for a number of years and at present is principal of the Franklin Avenue School, Affiance, Ohio, with an enrollment of 580 pupils. He purchased his present farm in 1919, which contains 138 acres. This farm "Sidewood" is the original Anderson farm and was settled by Wm. Anderson, grandfather of Mrs. Saffell, in 1847. It has remained in the possession of the family since that time. He specializes in dairy farming and is a breeder of registered Holstein-Friesians.

On Aug. 28, 1913, Mr. Saffel was married to Miss Isabel Anderson, a native of Missouri, and the daughter of John M. and Susan (Harshman) Anderson. Mr. Anderson died in 1922 and his wife resides in Cleveland. Two children have been born to Mr and Mrs. Saffell; John Edgar, born July 22, 1916; and Marion Virginia, born March 3, 1923.

Mr. Saffell is a Democrat, a member of the Presbyterian Church and is affiliated with the Masonic Lodge. He has an extensive acquaintance throughout the community and is recognized as a progressive citizen.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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