Biography of Nelson H. Goodsell
Potter County, PA Biographies

NELSON H. GOODSELL, proprietor of planing mill, Coudersport, is a son of Daniel W and Dinah (Barker) Goodsell, and was born in Hornby, Steuben county, N. Y., in 1833, where he remained until 1854, when he came to Potter county and became a contractor and builder. He located at Coudersport in 1856, and erected the planing mill now owned by him, during the Civil war, and remodeled it in 1874, making it a water power mill, and introducing the first cylinder planer in Coudersport. Since 1880 he has devoted his time exclusively to the mill, where he does all kinds of work for house building. He resides on Allegany avenue, where he has one of the pleasantest places in the borough. Mr. Goodsell married, October 11, 1856, Louisa M., daughter of Hon. Lyman Nelson. Mr. Goodsell is a member of Eulalia Lodge, No. 342, F. & A. M. and Coudersport Chapter, No. 263, R. A. M. He is a member of the Methodist Church. In politics he affiliates with the Republican party, and for ten years has been a member of the borough council.


From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890


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