Peter T. Mell

Peter T. Mell, county recorder of Allen County, was
born in Sugar Creek Township, Allen County, Ohio, December 12, 1866, and
is a son of John C. and Catherine C. (Jones) Mell.
        The father of Mr. Mell was an agriculturist all his life.  In
1832 he settled in Allen County and carried on farming in Sugar Creek
Township until his death in 1901.  He had a family of six children.
        Mr. Mell was educated in Cairo, Ohio, where he was graduated from
High School.  He has been in public life for a number of years, being
first appointed deputy treasurer of Allen County; he was elected to his
present position before his term as deputy had expired, passing thus
without any interruption from one county office to another, a most
unusual occurrence.  He was the capable deputy treasurer for four years,
and it was while serving in that capacity that he made so wide an
acquaintance and gained the great number of friends who rallied to his
support i 1889 when he was elected recorder.  In 1902 he was honored and
his administration endorsed by a re-election.  His political affiliation
is with the Democrat party. Mr. Mell is a substantial citizen as well as
a popular one, owning a fine farm in Allen County, which he has under
rental.  His city residence is a No. 125 South Metcalf street. 
        Mr. Mell was married November 15, 1905, to Louise C. Hoover,
daughter of John Hoover, of Lima.  Fraternally Mr. Mell is a Mason and
Knight Templar, belonging also to the Elks, Red Men and the Fraternal
Order of Eagles.  He is a member of the Christian Church.