JESSE B. SYLING, general farmer and owner of sixty acres of excellent land in Slippery Rock Township, which
is situated two miles south of Princeton, was born October 2, 1866, in Slippery Rock Township, Lawrence County,
Pennsylvania. His parents were Conrad and Delilah (Nagel) Syling.
Conrad Syling, father of Jesse B., was born in Germany and was one of a family of three children. When he was sixteen
years of age he came to America and located in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, where he worked as a farmer until his
marriage, and then bought the farm which is now the property of his son, Jesse B. He died in Mercer County, but
his remains were interred in Slippery Rock Township. He was married in early manhood to Delilah Nagel, who was
a daughter of Bernard Nagel, a farmer in Lawrence County, and they had the following children: Lewis, Joseph, David,
Lillie, James and Jesse, all of whom survive except Lewis.
Jesse B. Syling attended the district schools when he was a boy, and grew to manhood on the home farm, and when
his parents died it passed into his possession. He has made many improvements, erecting all of the substantial
buildings, and in 1902 put up his fine barn. He rafses corn, oats and hay, and the end of each year finds him a
little ahead of the year before, owing to his industry and good management. He has good land and knows how to take
care of it.
Mr. Syling married Margaret Boyer, who is a daughter of Jacob Boyer, a retired farmer of Lawrence County. The name
of Mrs. Slyling's mother was Margaret Kennedy and Mrs. Syling is one of nine children born to her parents.
In politics Mr. Syling is a Prohibitionist. With his wife, he belongs to the Christian Church.
20th Century History of
New Castle and Lawrence County
Edited By: Hon. Aaron L. Hazen
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill., 1908
Lawrence County Pennsylvania Biographies
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