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NOEL, Joseph

    Cambria Freeman, 3 Jul 1885, Page 3, Contributed by Donna Noel Julian

NOEL—Died at his residence in Munster township, on Saturday, June 27th, 1885, Mr. Joseph Noel, in his 75th year. Mr. Noel was born in Baden, a province of Germany on the 23d of August, 1810, and came to America along with his father and family in 1832. He purchased land near Loretto, Pa., where he continued to live a practical Catholic throughout. He has endeared himself to all his neighbors and gained their respect by his strict adherence to justice in all his dealings. He was never a public citizen, but always took an interest in things appertaining to the common good. In his career he was truly an exemplary personage. For industry in manual labor t'would seem he had few equals, and he took delight in improvement of every kind. In as much as his means would permit, he always urged the promotion of education and failed not to have both his sons and daughters receive collegiate and academic instructions. He lived to the ripe old age of 74 years and 10 months – almost three quarters of a century having passed over his head. He leaves a wife and five sons and four daughters to mourn his loss, all of whom, save the eldest son were present during his sickness. Requiem mass was sung by the Rev. and kind pastor of St. Michael's church, Loretto, at 10 o'clock Tuesday, the 30th, after which his remains were interred in the cemetery at the same place.

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