* First my mother's father told us we are German. Messmer. It is French back to about the 1850 - 1840's.. The family was there for years. So not German, thy travel through Germany to get to the usa.
* second late 90's early 2000's I was new to geneology, I had the start of my tree. and I joined One Great Family , Being new to the geneology, and the site, they made merges with out my concent. Which Merge to people in my direct fathers line.
Andrew John Cassel 1832 Son of Peter Cassel & Elizabeth
this one Married twice.
John William Cassell 1844 Son of George Cassell & Mahala Tout
Wife Mary Summers.
My cue was I had 2 1800 census. Mary & John Were my line. so I had to delete all and add mary's info and John's back in then I found his gravestone, It was with his son Grant, It took 6 years, maybe 8, by then I had researched the cassel line back to Kassel, in Germany. While there was in the research a George w Cassel & Mahala Tout, they were of 1900's. So all the Cassel research was useless for me, accept for to teach me, don't let a web site mess with my research. My George W Cassell & Mahala Tout were of the 1800's. Still haven't found his parents, found a suspected brother John Cassell with him in 1840 (next door). He's my dead stop, He's oldest son is a pow, with stepfather, his father died before 1854, I wonder if his father died at war? and and William McQuatt to take care of his family.
The website did others but I just deleted the info.
see there is a family story Cassell, goes to war, before war gives mother large sum of cash and said, " buy land build a house, if I die, it is yours, If I don't I want my land and house back, or my money". Well.. he goes to war, comes back and his mother will not give him back his land. So.. the name changed from Cassell to Cassel.. so he was not Identified with his family.