Daniel Wendell, a former pioneer resident of Logan County, IL., died at home of his son Joseph H. Wendell of Kellerton, Iowa, on Thursday February 28, 1918. He had been an invalid for the past year, suffering from hardening of the arteries and old age. But his demise came with little warning after he had eaten a hearty dinner. The remains were taken to Middletown, IL., accompanied by two sons, Joseph and Douglas, and were taken to the home of his daughter, Mrs. H.A. Binns, where they remained until time for the funeral, which was conducted by Rev. William Healy with high mass at St. John’s Catholic Church Monday morning at 10 o’clock and interment was made in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. The pall bearers were Scott Stollard, C. P. Smith, G.L. Ogilvie, E.R. Rayburn and H. J. Combs. Daniel Wendell was born in Guernsey County Ohio in the year 1830 and was a son of William and Effie Wendell. He was one of a family of eight children and of six brothers all but one lived to an advanced age.
When a young man he came to Illinois, his parents taking up their residence in Logan County. He was married at Muscatine, Iowa, in 1854, to Miss Hannah Hagan. They made their home in the western part of Logan County and became parents of nine children. Five of whom survive. Mrs. Wendell died in 1874. After his children grew able to care for themselves he went to Nebraska about twenty-four years ago and resided with a son. Later he went to Kellerton to live with his son, with whom he has made his home for the past sixteen years, except for two years spent with his daughter in Middletown, IL. and two years with his son in Bethany, MO., a number of years ago. He was a man of robust frame and unusual strength. He was 88 years of age at death. Of his brothers and sisters only one sister survives, Mrs. Barbara Horn of Mason City, IL, five children survive, Douglas Wendell, Katie Hollingshead, Joseph Wendell, Clarence Wendell and Fannie Binns.