|b. 27 May 1906||Lisbon Conn|
|d. 12 June 1987||Temecula CA|
|m. 21 August 1929||Stratford Conn|
|b. 15 September 1872||Lisbon Conn||[MSS1]|
|d. 1957||Norwichtown Conn|
|m. 15 October 1897|
 Sara Jane Allen
|b. 5 March 1874||Lisbon Conn|
|d. 1938||Norwichtown Conn|
Newant Congregational Church records: adm. ch. 5 Nov 1892 [vol 6: 312, 318] by confession.
Children: Lottie (m. Wallace Orr), Helen (m. Dale Ames), Clifford William (m. Ruth Corliss Clark), Lewis Allen (unmarried).
|b. 17 May 1824||Hesse Castle, Germany||[MSS1] [Census 1860]|
|d. 9 August 1891||Lisbon Conn||[MSS1]|
|m. 5 November 1851||Lisbon Conn||[MSS1]|
 Fanny Polley
|b. 25 July 1833||Milford PA||[FB1]|
|d. 30 December 1903||Lisbon Conn||[MSS1]|
In the 1880 Census JWM is listed as a gardner. 3 children are listed at home (Willie, 7).
[Obituary - Norwich paper?] Lisbon: Death of John W. Mell. "The community was startled Sunday by the news of the sudden death of John W. Mell. He had Bright's desease which at the last was quickly fatal. Mr Mell was born in Germany. At seventeen he left his home and was for a year or more in the city of Athens, Greece, studying its antiquities, the memory of which was vivid to the last. From Greece he came to this country; worked for a year at gardening on Staten Island, and then came with other laborers to work on the farm of the late Bucklyn Matthewson. He soon married and has since had his residence in this town. He had been for many years a member of the congregational church; was the father of eight children, six of whom survive him.
"Mr Mell was in many respects a remarkable man. He knew much of floriculture, horticulture and arboriculture. He was a student of nature. He loved birds and made companions of them. he had a wonderful memory; was entertaining in story telling. His signal characteristic was doing things well. When he planted trees, or trimmed grape vines, or made a garden, one might assuredly know that when it was done it was done.
"He worked for many people in Norwich, Plainfield, Jewett City and other towns hereabout. He was quite a writer, some of his articles on birds having become standard. One is incorporated in a school reader of which more than 50,000 copies have been printed. he had a quiet way of doing good and he will be missed and mourned by the rich and the poor."
|b. 1800||Hesse Castle, Germany||[MSS1]|
|d. 20 May 1878||Lisbon Conn||[MSS1]|
 Justina Hesse
|b. 1802||Hesse Castle, Germany||[MSS1]|
|d. 25 April 1878||Lisbon Conn|
The Probate Index, Connecticut State Library, lists Frederick Mell, Preston, Norwich, 1882, #7636 - four documents.
Dewayne E. Perry
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