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Object Name Recording, Audio
Date 1983
Scope & Content Interview by Kim Cassel of Chester R. Cassel (b. 09/13/1910), son of Jesse & Rosa Ruth Cassel.

Digital copy available
00:00:00 parents/siblings
00:01:48 schooling
00:02:30 church
00:02:57 jobs
00:03:30 first car
00:04:00 dating/courtship ("about the only place you went was to a church or to an auction")
00:05:00 things better about the past, vice versa
Length of Interview 00:05:58
Notes Obituary:
Chester R. Cassel, 91, of the Souderton Mennonite Homes, died June 10, 2002 in Grand View Hospital, West Rockhill.

He was the husband of Naomi (Hendricks) Cassel. The couple would have observed 70 years of marriage Nov. 1.

The Cassels lived on Ridge Road in Salford Twp. for 36 years, before moving to Hidden Springs in Franconia Twp. in 1989. They entered the Souderton Mennonite Homes in December, 1999.

Born in Line Lexington, he was a son of the late Jesse Owen and Rosa (Ruth) Cassel.

As a younger man, Mr. Cassel worked for the former Schoenman¹s Coat Factory and at several local poultry farms. He retired from the Estate of George S. Snyder in Hatfield in 1975.

Mr. Cassel was a member of Finland Mennonite Church since 1934.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 15 at 2 P.M. in Line Lexington Mennonite Church; interment in adjoining cemetery.
Object ID # 2013.25.153
Source Gift of S. Duane Kauffman
People Cassel, Chester R., 1910-2002
Collection Christopher Dock HS Oral History Tapes