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Peter Cassel

Birthplace: Pfalz, Kreigshem, Germany
Death: Died in Lancaster, Pa., United States
Place of Burial: Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Johannes Yelles Peter Cassel and Mary Cassell
Husband of Catherine Elizabeth Cassel
Father of Joseph Cassell and Jacob "The Hunter" Castle
Brother of Elizabeth Kuster; Arnold Cassell; Mary Cadwallader and Sarah Cassel

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About Peter Cassel

In the 1700's all legal and historical documents were written by hand. The person responsible for recording the information usually spelled a person’s name the way it sounded. Therefore, the same exact person was occasionally recorded in different historical documents using slight variations in the spelling of his last name (and sometimes his first name). The last name of Castle was occasionally spelled as:

Castle, or Cassel, or Cassell, or Kassell.

Peter Cassell was born in Palatinate, Germany. Peter immigrated to Pennsylvania.

Peter Cassel was the son of Johannes Cassel, a Mennonite who came on the ship Jeffries to Philadelphia in 1682 after attending a meeting in Kriesham, Germany, in which William Penn himself spoke to the audience about religious freedom and the land that was available in America. Johannes became one of the signers of the Germantown, Pennsylvania charter.

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Peter Cassel's Timeline

Pfalz, Kreigshem, Germany
Age 27
Pennsylvania, United States
Age 44
Palatinate, Germany
Age 75
Lancaster, Pa., United States
Virginia, United States