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John Hooper Daniel
Birth: Jan. 28, 1824
St Austell
Cornwall, England
Death: Oct. 18, 1909
Idaho Springs
Clear Creek County
Colorado, USA

John Hooper Daniel (1824 1909)

John was born on 29 Jan 1824 in St. Austell, Cornwall, England to John Daniel(b1775) and Nancy Ann Knight(1801 1879).

1841 England Census. Parish of St. Austell, Cornwall, England. John, 17, is living with his mother Nancy Ann; his step-father, Thomas Jane(1802 1882); his half-sisters Nancy Ann Jane, 14, Sarah Jane, 10, and Jenifer, 7; and his half-brother William Jane, 1.

29 Sept 1845. John and Mariah Pinch were married in Roche Parish Church, Carragon, Cornwall, England. John's mother Nancy and step-father Thomas Jane were witnesses. Mariah signed with an X.

The marriage certificate of John & Mariah lists John's occupation as a miner. At its peak thousands of men and even boys were employed in the mines of Cornwall, but the ‘rich pickings' from abroad resulted in a steep decline. The mid-1850's saw a dramatic closure of Cornwall mines. It was estimated that as many as three thousand miners a year emigrated to seek a better future for their families in the mines of America and Australia.

In 1849 John left England at Land's End and arrived in New York in 1849 along with brother-in-law Joseph Pinch, sister-in-law Nancy (Elizabeth) Pinch Brewer, Nancy's husband Richard Brewer, John's wife Mariah Pinch Daniel, and their & Nancy's children. Also accompanying was Ann PAYNE Pinch(1786 1865), matriarch of the Pinch family.

From 1849 to 1853 John and family lived in Paterson New Jersey where he was a miner. The mining period (1850-1899) in New Jersey brought an influx of miners to the state, many of whom were from England.

1850 US Census. John, 27, is living in Randolph, Morris, New Jersey with wife Mariah, 28, son Joseph, 2, and daughter Sarah Ann, 4.

In 1853 The Daniel family moved from New Jersey to southwest Wisconsin along with the Pinch and Brewer families. Although southwestern Wisconsin is best known today for its rich farmlands, place names such as Mineral Point and New Diggings evoke an earlier time when local mines produced much ore. The promise of good pay and steady work brought a continuous stream of immigrants into Grant, Crawford, Iowa, and Lafayette counties beginning in the early nineteenth century. The depletion of easily accessible ore by the 1860's hastened the region's transition to agriculture. Many "farmer miners" continued to mine, though, to supplement their income.

From 1860 to 1888, John was a "farmer miner" living on a farm near Jamestown, Wisconsin.

John and Mariah had five children: Sarah Ann Daniel(1846 1863), Joseph Pinch Daniel(1848 1913), Jane(Jennie) Daniel(1850 1936) Tryphenia DANIEL Taylor(1852 1916) and John Henry Daniel(1860 1918).

John's first wife Maria PINCH Daniel died 9 Mar 1888. Her obituary in the 12 Mar 1888 issue of the Galena, Illinois Gazette stated that "she had been sick for twelve years."

After Mariah died, John moved to Idaho Springs, Colorado in 1888 to be with his half-sister Nancy Ann Jane(1827 1901). John rode the train from Jamestown, Wisconsin.

John and Nancy JANE Pinch's mother was Nancy Ann KNIGHT Jane. Additionally, John and Nancy were related by marriage, as Nancy was married to Mariah's brother, Joseph Pinch.

Nancy had gone to Idaho Springs from her home in Georgetown, Wisconsin to attend to her daughter Marqueta PINCH Kitto(1857 1888), who was ill and subsequently died on 24 Feb 1888. Marqueta left six children and a husband, William Curtis Kitto. William was a foreman in a Clear Creek County mine. Marqueta is buried in Idaho Springs.

In November 1888, John, 64, marries Elizabeth KASRERIN Smith, 44 John Hooper Daniel (1824 1909) in Idaho Springs. It was a second marriage for both. Elizabeth, born in Cornwall, England in 1844 had come to this country in 1871 with her husband, John H. Smith, and two children settling first in Central City, Colorado. Her first husband died in 1882, leaving her with eight children ranging in age from 8 months to 17 years. She then moved with her children in 1885 to Idaho Springs where she met John.

The 1900 Census finds John, Elizabeth and several of her children and grandchildren living in Idaho Springs.

18 Oct 1909 John dies at his home in Idaho Springs following a sudden illness.

His obituary in the 23 Oct 1909 Idaho Springs Siftings-News, Pg. 1, Col. 2, read:
"John Hoo[v]er Daniels [misspelling of John Hooper Daniel]
John Hoover Daniels, one of the old timers of this [unreadable], died at the family home in this city last Wednesday afternoon after an illness that lasted less than a week. The deceased was 85 years, 8 months and 90 days old and was known to all the pioneers of the community. He was born in England but had spent the better part of his life in this country. Burial was made in the [unreadable] cemetery last Wednesday, many attending the last rites."

Elizabeth Mary KASRERIN, who died in Denver in 1937, is buried next to John in the Idaho Springs Cemetery.

Contributed by Jerry Taylor, John Hooper Daniel's great-great grandson.
Family links: 
  Mariah Pinch Daniel (1823 - 1888)
  Elizabeth Mary Keverne Truesdell (1844 - 1937)*
  Tryphenia Daniel Taylor (1852 - 1916)*
*Calculated relationship
Idaho Springs Cemetery
Idaho Springs
Clear Creek County
Colorado, USA
Created by: Jerry Taylor
Record added: Oct 16, 2009
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John Hooper Daniel
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John Hooper Daniel
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