of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Cassella is situated in southern Mercer
County, in Marion Township. State Route 119 runs through
the community. Cassella is in the Marion Local School
Cassella was first named Dogtown. In 1860 it was renamed
Marysville after the chapel, Maria-Kapelle. When Marysville
was first laid out, the local post office was called Kapelle.
A government official misunderstood Kapelle, and the post
office was given the name of Cassella. Later, the community
was called Cassella after the post office.
Early settlers were from Germany and France.
Many settlers earned a living by hunting, trapping and
cutting timber. Cassella's early businesses included a
saloon, blacksmith shop, wagon repair shop, little log
schoolhouse, wooden mission church, teacher's house, shoe-repair
shop, barber shop and cane mill.
CASSELLA COMMUNITY LINKS
of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church
MAP OF CASSELLA