Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Goessel Kansas.

Marion County.
West Branch Township map, 1902.
On the county map Goessel can be found in township 21-south and rnge 1-east.  On the township map Goessel can be found in section 5. 
Goessel Post Office.
Goessel post office open April 13, 1895 and is still running, as of 1961.  First postmaster was Peter Richert.
Goessel is named.
Goessel was named for Captain Kurt Von Goessel (1852-1895) who went down with his ship, the Elbe, in the English Channel after it was rammed.
Two businessmen of Goessel, 1902.
F. Klassen, Proprietor, Goessel Roller Mills, Mfg., High Grade Flour, Meal, Graham, Feed Ect.
Peter Richert, Physician and Surgeon, came to county 1875.
Goessel Kansas, 1912.

Goessel, a hamlet of Marion county, is located 18 miles southwest of Marion, the county seat, and 10 miles south of Lehigh, on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe R. R., the nearest railroad station and shipping point. It has a money order postoffice with one rural route. The population, according to the census of 1910, was 100.

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