Page 186, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas: embellished with portraits of well known people of these counties, with biographies of our representative citizens, cuts of public buildings and a map of each county / Edited and Compiled by L. Wallace Duncan and Chas. F. Scott. Iola Registers, Printers and Binders, Iola, Kan.: 1901; 894 p., [36] leaves of plates: ill., ports.; includes index.




JOHN H. ARMEL—It is surprising what an active part young men play in the business affairs of a community, and among the leading representatives of commercial interests in Humboldt is John H. Armel, who was born in Aurora, Indiana, on the third of January, 1864. His father, Daniel Armel, was a native of Pennsylvania, and when a young man removed to the Hoosier State where he became acquainted with and married Miss Keturah Hare. In 1864 they removed to Cincinnati, Ohio, where the father became connected with the porkpacking industry, continuing in that business until 1872, when he came to Kansas and purchased a large tract of land southwest of Humboldt. In 1877 he removed his family to this State, located on his farm and engaged in the stock business, raising and shipping cattle and other stock. That enterprise continued to claim his time and attention until his life's labors were ended in death. He passed away on the 9th of January, 1893, at the age of seventy-three years, but his widow is still living in Humboldt at the age of sixty-six.

John H. Armel spent the first fourteen years of his life in the State of his nativity and then accompanied his parents on their removal to Kansas. He assisted his father in business and after the latter's death assumed the management of the business. In 1895 he removed to Humboldt, where he began dealing in real estate in connection with the stock business and to the dual pursuit he now devotes his energy, managing both with ability.

In 1894 Mr. Armel was united in marriage to Miss Georgia Amos, a daughter of G. A. Amos, of Humboldt. Their marriage has been blessed with three children: Robert, Nat and Dorothy. Throughout the years of his manhood Mr. Armel has been connected with business affairs in Allen County and his capable management and keen discernment have placed him in an enviable position in commercial circles.

Previous | Home | Next