"History of Huntington County, Indiana"1914 By Frank S. Bash pg. 793
Levi M. Connell. On section 18 of Clear Creek township, resides one of the progressive and highly esteemed farmer citizens of Huntington county. Mr. Connell has spent most of his life in Indiana and for many years has been identified with the agricultural industry of Huntington county. His estate comprises seventy-two acres of land, all of it well improved and farmed according to the best standards of crop raising in this section of the state. His long-continued industry has given him the reward of a substantial place in the community, and sufficient prosperity for the wants of himself and family.
Levi M. Connell was born in Stark county, Ohio, March 29, 1859, a son of Joseph and Charity (Bowman) Connell. Both parents were natives of Ohio, where they were married and then located in Stark county. In 1865 the family from Ohio to Kosciusko county, Indiana, and about 1876 the father established his home in Whitley county, which was his home until his death. Of the eight children six are still living, those besides Levi M. being as follows: Leander W., of Columbia City, Indiana; Henrietta, wife of David Workman of Columbia City; Rachael, wife of M.L. Butterbaugh of Monroe county, Indiana; Mrs. Hattie Moore; May, wife of Ollis Carter of Whitley county.
Levi M. Connell was six years old when the family came to Indiana, and his education was acquired in the public schools of his native state. He grew up on a farm, and when the time arrived for him to make a choice of vocations his selection was the business to which he had been trained from boyhood. On August 28, 1884, Mr. Connell married Martha E. Royer of Wabash county. She was born in that county in 1864. To their marriage have been born two children, the only now living being Edith M., who was born August 17, 1885, graduated from the Clear Creek high school, the State Normal school, and the Terre Haute State Normal school, and is now one of the successful teachers in Clear Creek township. Mrs. Connell is a member of the Dunkard church. The politics of Mr. Connell is republican, and he has manifested much interest in local affairs, and has always been ready to take his part in any movement for the advancement of the community welfare.