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|DANIEL CHRISMAN, farmer and stock raiser, Wayne Township, was born in Preble County, Ohio, April 15, 1825, a son of PETER and SARAH (STOUT) CHRISMAN. His father was born in Germany, March 17, 1777, and when a boy came with his parents to the United States, locating first in North Carolina, and removing thence to Ohio, the father being sent to that State by the synod of the Presbyterian church in which he was a minister. PETER CHRISMAN was married in Ohio to SARAH STOUT, a native of New Jersey, who was left an orphan when a child. In 1828 with his wife and ten children he moved to Indiana and entered 160 acres of land on section 35, Wayne Township, Tippecanoe County, where he lived eleven years, when he sold out and removed to Warren County, where he lived the rest of his life. He was one of the first settlers in Warren County, and erected the first mill in that county. He died November 4, 1861, aged eighty-four years, his wife survived him until January 4, 1874, dying at the age of eighty-seven years. They were members of the United Brethren church, and after removal to Warren County, their home was the home of preachers of all denominations and for many years religious services were held in their house. Of their ten children seven are still living.|
DANIEL CHRISMAN was but three years old when his parents moved to Indiana, and here he was reared amid the scenes incident to pioneer days. He was married in 1850 to ANNIE MARKS, a daughter of THOMAS and LYDIA (HARVEY) MARKS, her father being a son of JACOB and ANNIE MARKS, natives of Kentucky and Germany, and her mother a daughter of AARON HARVEY, probably a native of Virginia. MR. and MRS. THOMAS MARKS were married in Kentucky, and immediately moved to Indiana and located in Parke County, but soon after removed to Tippecanoe County, and at the first land bought eighty acres of Government land on section 35, Wayne Township. He bought the cabin of a squatter and immediately went to work to improve his land. MRS. MARKS died January 13, 1876, and MR. MARKS September 14, 1876. Of their thirteen children, six are living. MRS. MARKS was a member of the Baptist church. MR. MARKS was a prominent citizen of the township, and held many local positions of trust.
After the marriage of MR. and MRS. CHRISMAN they settled on the old homestead in Warren County, and in 1857 moved to Illinois and entered a tract of land in Iroquois County, where they lived nine years. In 1866 they returned to Indiana and bought 142 acres of land on section 27, Wayne Township, Tippecanoe County, where he has since lived. His land was partially improved, but he has made all the building improvements. MR. CHRISMAN in his political views is a Republican. MRS. CHRISMAN is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. They have had no children of their own, but have reared three children from early childhood--MARY IRENE REDDICK, whose father is living in Williamsport, Warren County, Indiana, was reared and educated by them, and when she was married to FRANK BROWN, was given eighty acres of land in Iroquois County, Illinois; MARY JANE BROWN, whose father is supposed to have been killed by Indians when on his way to Pike's Peak in 1860, was reared and educated by them and adopted as their own child; GERTRUDE DUNKIN, who has lived with them since she was five years old, is still of member of their household, and is being educated and fitted for the responsibility of life.
Biographical Record and Portrait Album of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, pp. 652-653. Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1888
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