Biography of Jesse B. Syling
Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Biographies





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.


From:
20th Century History of
New Castle and Lawrence County
Pennsylvania
Edited By: Hon. Aaron L. Hazen
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill., 1908


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