#2233 Joseph Buffington Mechling ( Jacob MechlingJacob MechlingJohn Jacob MechlingDiebold "Theobald" MechlingDiebold MechlingMartin Mechling )

Joseph was born 28 Feb 1838 in Freeport, Armstrong Co., Pennsylvania. He died 4 May 1910 in Butler, Butler Co., Pennsylvania from a malignant bladder tumor. He was buried in South Cemetery, Butler, Butler Co., Pennsylvania.

The following is taken from his Find A Grave entry and cites History of Butler County Pennsylvania 1895, Biographical Sketches, Chapter 71 (Pgs. 831-870), no author listed.

JOSEPH B. MECHLING, youngest son of Jacob and Jane (THOMPSON) MECHLING, was born in the borough of Butler, February 28, 1838, was educated in the public school, and at Butler Academy, read law with L.Z. MITCHELL, was admitted to the bar in 1863, and practiced his profession for a number of years. In April, 1861, he enlisted in Company H, Thirteenth Pennsylvania Volunteers, and served three months. He then re-enlisted in Company H, Seventy-eighth regiment, was elected first lieutenant, and served in that command two years. Mr. MECHLING was for many years identified with the public schools of Butler, as a teacher and superintendent of the borough schools, and has always been interested in the advancement of education. Politically, he is a Republican, and though he has never sought public office, he has been deeply interested in the successes of his party. Mr. MECHLING resides upon his farm in Butler township, and is recognized as an intelligent, progressive citizen.

His death certificate contradicts the birth location, giving it as shown here.

Joseph married #9433 Margaret Ann McQuiston.

Marriage notes

They married 1863.


Margaret was born 29 Oct 1839 in Pennsylvania. She died 25 Oct 1925. She was buried in South Cemetery, Butler, Butler Co., Pennsylvania.

Children of this relationship:

#9434MiJacob Edgar Mechling(29 Nov 1863–15 Apr 1937)
#9435MiiJames Guy Mechling(17 Feb 1865–22 Feb 1947)
#9436FiiiEdith Mechling(15 Apr 1868–30 Dec 1936)
#9437FivMary Jane Mechling(19 Feb 1870–Jul 1940/1946)
#9438MvJoseph Thomas Mechling(12 Jul 1873–11 Jul 1946)
#9439MviHobart Stowe Mechling(25 Apr 1875–21 Nov 1914)
#9440FviiMargaret Mechling(23 Jan 1877–)
#9445FviiiSusan Belle Mechling(11 Nov 1879–30 Mar 1963)
#9446MixMarcus Burke Mechling(5 Sep 1882–20 Oct 1936)

Joseph B. Mechling, Record of Burial Place of Veteran, Department of Military Affairs, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Joseph Buffington Mechling death certificate, no. 45974, registered no. 174 (6 May 1910), Vital Statistics, Dept. of Health, Pennsylvania.

Joseph Buffington Mechling, cemetery notes, www.findagrave.com, #68541396.

Joseph Thomas Mechling, cemetery notes, www.findagrave.com, #142423739.

Margaret Ann McQuiston Mechling, cemetery notes, www.findagrave.com, #68541404.

Line Generation: 7

Relationship: Third Cousins Four Times Removed through Diebold "Theobald" Mechling