Paul Castner


PAUL CASTNER, a well-known farmer of Island Creek township, was born in Jefferson county, Ohio, September 26, 1846, the son of Rasellas and Christina (Limonstill) Castner. His father was a son of Michael Castner, who came to America from Germany, his native land, in the days of the early settlement and bought a tract of land in Island Creek township, known as the Castner section. He died about the year 1835. HIs son, Rassellas, was born June 4, 1806, in this county and here was engaged during his life, mostly at farming, but also for many years was a miller by occupation. He was married about 1835, to Permelia Rex, by whom he had four children, three of whom are now living. She died in about 1844 and in the followinhg year he was married to Christina Limonstill, a native of Germany, who bore to him five children. He died in February 1883, anbd his last wife in July 1884. Paul Castner was reared as a farmer, and in that calling ranks with the enterprising and successful of the county. He was married November 3, 1870 to Mary Paxton, daughter of George Pazton, of Jefferson county and to this union have been born eight children: Gertrude M., Maggie P., Oella P., Mary A., Charles, Annie, Nina M., Edwin S. Mrs. Castner is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. He is a member of the school board, and is influential in local affairs.

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