SAMUEL BEIL, farmer, post-office Greenville, was born in Northampton County, Penn., July 14, 1823, and is a son of John and Rosanna (Frankenfield) Beil, natives of Pennsylvania. In 1828 they crossed the mountains to Mercer County, and settled in what is now the southeast corner of West Salem Township. John Beil served in the War of 1812. He was twice married, his first wife dying before he came to this county, and leaving three children: David, Sally and Susan, who came to Mercer with their father, and here spent their lives. His second wife, Rosanna Frankenfleld, reared four children: Samuel, William H. Clarissa and Lydia, deceased. The parents both died in this county, in the Lutheran faith. Our subject grew up in West Salem Township, and learned the carpenter trade, which he followed about forty years. In the meantime he bought his present farm, upon which he has resided for over thirty years. Mr. Beil was married in December, 1845, to Mary Ann, daughter of George Mowry, of Hempfield Township, and has reared three children: Edwin W., Reuben G. and Sarah E. The family belong to the Lutheran Church, and politically Mr. Beil is an unswerving Democrat.
History of Mercer County, 1888, pages 1167-1168