Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Levi Correll

LEVI CORRELL, a prominent and successful farmer living in section 27, Walton township, Labette county, Kansas, is one of the leading business men of the county. He has one of the finest and best improved farms within its limits, and keeps abreast of the times as to all modern improvements used in tilling the soil. Mr. Correll was born in Wayne county, Ohio, in 1845, and is a son of Jacob and Catherine (Floyd) Correll.

Jacob Correll was born in Pennsylvania, and was a tailor by trade, although he followed farming the greater part of his life. He married Catherine Floyd, who was also a native of Pennsylvania, and they reared eight children: Abraham; Daniel; Samuel; Levi; Maria; Amanda; Catherine; and David.

Levi Correll moved with his parents in 1854 to Iowa, where he attended school and, later, to Clinton county, Iowa, where he was engaged in farming for some time. In 1876 Mr. Correll moved to Kansas, and after looking at numerous farms finally decided on his present place, which he accordingly bought. It is the northwest quarter of section 27, Walton township, and is one of the finest farms in the county. Mr. Correll has a thorough knowledge of farming matters, and takes great pride in the care and management of his property. He is a thrifty, industrious man, and has always been a careful and steady worker. The attractive appearance of his home speaks well for his untiring efforts.

Mr. Correll was united in marriage with Kate McCoy, who was born in County Cork, Ireland, in 1847. She is a daughter of Patrick McCoy, and came to America when she was twenty-one years old. Mr. Correll and his wife have had eight children, namely: Albert, who works on the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway; J. Charles; Joseph F.; Daisy E.; Christopher C.; Mack; George W.; and Clarence, deceased.

Mr. Correll is a Republican, in politics, and has served as trustee of Walton township one term, and as clerk of the school board for a number of years. Mrs. Correll is a member of the Episcopal church. Mr. Correll has recently erected a fine, new, nine-room house, which is an attractive addition to his farm. He is very popular in the community, and is a kind and helpful neighbor.