JOSEPH AUBEL, farmer and proprietor of sawmills, post-office Greenville, was born in Union County, Penn., March 19, 1826, and is a son of Jacob and Catharine (Walbon) Aubel, natives of Lancaster and Union Counties, Penn., respectively. In the spring of 1835 they came to West Salem Township, and died in Delaware Township, whither they had removed. They were the parents of ten children: Julia A., deceased; Mary, Joseph, Elizabeth, Daniel, Barbara, Henrietta, Samuel, Catherine and Sarah, deceased. The parents lived and died in the Lutheran faith. Our subject has resided in West Salem Township for the past fifty-three years, and was married in the fall of 1853 to Fiana, daughter of Abraham and Ann Ludwig, of West Salem Township. Mrs. Aubel was born in Lehigh County, Penn., June 23, 1831, and came to West Salem Township with her parents in 1833. She is the mother of eight children: Levi, deceased; Franklin, Armina, wife of James Ash; Charles, John W., Henry, Alvin and Emanuel. Mr. Aubel and wife are members of the Lutheran Church. Politically he is a stanch Democrat, and one of the successful farmers of his township, and what he has today is the result of his own industry and energy.
History of Mercer County, 1888, page 1167