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Daniel Alspach
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Birth: Aug. 10, 1842
Ohio, USA
Death: May 5, 1893
Wells County
Indiana, USA


From "Biographical Memoirs of Wells County, Indiana", B.F. Bowen,
Logansport, Indiana, 1903, pp. 200-20
DANIEL ALSPACH.

Daniel Alspach, deceased, was born August 10, 1842, in the state of Ohio. He was a son of Amos and Elizabeth (Fox) Alspach, who were natives of Ohio also. The grandfather was likewise named Daniel. Daniel, Jr., came with his parents to Wells county, Indiana, about the year 1852, entering the land now owned by Calvin Alspach. Amos is yet living with
his son Calvin, Elizabeth being deceased.
Amos was the father of five children, one of whom is yet living: Elijah, deceased; Daniel died May 5, 1893; John, deceased; Elizabeth, deceased,
and Calvin, now living on the old home farm. Daniel Alspach attended the public schools of Jackson township, Wells county, Indiana, until he was about eighteen years old. He then enlisted in Company A, Forty-seventh Indiana Volunteers, and entered the service as a soldier of the Civil war. He first enlisted on the 25th day of September, 1861, to serve for three years, and re-enlisted as a veteran, on the 15th of December, 1863, being mustered out of service at the close of the war, October 23, 1865. After his discharge from the army Daniel spent his time working on
the farm of his father until his marriage, which event occurred December 25, 1867. On that day he was married to Henrietta Bevington, born November 3, 1850. She is a daughter of Reason and Catherine (Shadle) Bevington, both of whom are deceased. After his marriage Daniel and wife
moved on to the farm where his widow yet resides, and where he died. He had saved money enough during his service in the army to purchase eighty acres of land in the woods. He cleared up and improved all this land before his death, which occurred May 5, 1893. He left, besides his widow, four sons, viz: John A., born March 10, 1863, married Ellen
Jones, and they have five children, Delphos E., deceased, Frederick H., Raymond E., Mable and Nelson D.; Asa B., born October 19, 1870, married Mamie Card, is an oil pumper and farmer in Jackson township, Wells county; Orville F. was born May 21, 1876, married Lizzie Stoler, and is an oil pumper in Blackford county; Daniel Clyde was born December 18, 1887, and is yet attending the public schools, being in the sixth grade, and a great reader. Daniel Alspach was a general stock farmer, devoting his time entirely to the interests of his farming operations. Both himself and wife were active members of the Wesleyan church and were
consistent Christians.
In politics the subject of this sketch was a Republican and an active worker in the ranks of his party, taking a lively interest in its success. At the time of his death he owned eighty acres of land, on which there are eight oil wells. There are five tanks on the farm, which will run a hundred dollars per month. His widow, Henrietta, has fifty
acres of land, on which there are five wells, both places yielding a profit in royalties on oil of two hundred dollars per month.
September 20, 1896, Henrietta, widow of Daniel, was married a second time, her present husband being Benjamin Snyder. Daniel Alspach was a member of that great army of patriotic youth of the land whose pulses were quickened by the call to arms when traitors threatened the disruption of our country. With multitudes of others, he answered the nation's call; relinquishing his schools and youthful aspriations, he
donned a uniform and marched away, a soldier of that invincible host who had sworn that the union of states of our country must and should not be severed. Mr. Alspach participated in some of the heaviest battles of the
Trans-Mississippi valley campaign, viz: New Madrid, Missouri, Port Gibson, Mississippi, the great siege of Vicksburg and possibly witnessed the surrender of General Pemberton to Grant; was also on the Banks expedition up the Red river and the battles of Fort Blakely and Spanish
Forst and Mobile, Alabama. During his entire service he was never taken prisoner nor was wounded. Much honor is due Mr. Alspach for his long service for his country.
After serving his country faithfull until its sovereignty had been acknowledged and peace declared, he proudly passed in review with that great army before disbandment and returned to his home, from which he had been absent for more than four long and anxious years. Having demonstrated the stability and purpose of his life, as but comparatively
few others did, by saving his money earned in the army, he returned to the peaceful pursuits of a husbandman of the soil. Purchasing unimproved land, he married and he and his young wife devoted themselves to the carving out of the unbroken woodland a home for themselves and the children that should bless their union. He lived the life of an
industrious, peaceful and Christian citizen, performing all the duties relating thereto with a conscientious regard of the rights of others and an innate self indorsement of the rectitude of his own actions. He died at the comparatively early age of fifty-one years, as a result, no doubt, of the vicissitudes and hardships through which he had passed
during his army life. He has left to his children the record of a Christian citizen and patriotic soldier, and it can be said of him, that
"the world is better for his having lived in it." 
 
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 Parents:
  Amos Alspach (1817 - 1913)
  Elizabeth Fox Alspach (1817 - 1889)
 
 Spouse:
  Henrietta Martha Bevington Alspach (1850 - 1918)*
 
 Children:
  John A. Alspach (1869 - 1951)*
  Asa B. Alspach (1870 - 1931)*
  Daniel Clyde Alspach (1887 - 1949)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elijah Alspach (1840 - 1886)*
  Daniel Alspach (1842 - 1893)
  John Fox Alspach (1845 - 1888)*
  Mary Elizabeth Alspach (1852 - 1854)*
  Nathaniel Calvin Alspach (1857 - 1917)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Asbury United Methodist Cemetery
Wells County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Ron "Ozzie" Oswalt
Record added: Mar 29, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25614199
Daniel Alspach
Added by: KRISTY FOX
 
Daniel Alspach
Added by: Ron "Ozzie" Oswalt
 
Daniel Alspach
Added by: Ron "Ozzie" Oswalt
 
 
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- Neil B (John 3:16)
 Added: Dec. 9, 2009
Rest In Peace
- KRISTY FOX
 Added: Dec. 15, 2008
 
 
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