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.