|Birth: ||Feb. 22, 1836|
|Death: ||Feb. 6, 1909|
Was An Early Pioneer
Appreciative Sketch of Dan Gage, Who Put Up Many Buildings in Winona
Helped Rebuild After Fire
One by one the early settlers of Winona are passing from this life to the great beyond. Another was laid to rest Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 in beautiful Woodlawn cemetery.
Daniel Gage was born in Silver Lake, Susquehanna county, Pa., and first settled in Belle Plaine on the Minnesota river between St. Paul and St. Peter, Minnesota, where he engaged in the building trade, he being a high grade mechanic in that line. In 1854 he came to Winona county, making his home in the towns of Warren and Winona. In the spring of 1862 he entered the employ of Maybury & Gage, building contractors, Alva W. Gage of this firm being a cousin of Daniel.
During that summer the great fire occurred. This was on the morning of July 5 after a very successful Fourth of July celebration. First broke out about 1 o'clock in the morning and burned with great fury until about 5 o'clock a.m. Everything was as dry as tinder and the business section covering nearly four blocks was destroyed. This was between Main and Center streets and from the river front back to Third street.
The firm built during the summer the first court house for Winona county torn down in the fall of 1889, after the dedication of the present court house. Mr. Gage worked for the firm during 1862-3.
On October 24, Mr. Gage married Caroline M. Archer of Warren, this county, who died May 16, 1874. In 1875 he married Bertha J. Nation, who still survives. There are two daughters by the first marriage, Mrs. Henry Clark of Eleva, Wis., and Mrs. Albert Gage of Brainerd, Minn; also Miss Maude Gage from the second marriage, she being a teacher at present in the Winona schools. A young son died a few years ago.
Mr. Gage has made Winona his home since 1863, and for many years was a member of the firm of A. W. Gage & company, building contractors who in their building operations owned and operated a steam planning mill and sash and door factory on the lower river front. They erected many business houses, churches, and other public buildings in this city and surrounding country during the partnership. Mr. Gage was a man of large experience in building and very successful as a foreman on work. He was strictly honest in his dealings with his fellow men.
Mr. Gage died of a stroke of paralysis at his home, 663 Olmsted street on Friday evening, February 5. For a few years past he had practically retired from business. He leaves many sympathizing friends.
Daniel Gage died at his home, 663 Olmstead street, last evening, at the age of seventy-three years. Death was caused by a stroke pf paralysis. He leaves a wife and three daughters, Mrs. Henry Clark, of Eleva, Wis., Mrs. Albert Gage, of Brainerd, Minn., and Miss Maud Gage of Winona. The funeral will be held from the residence on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30.
Elkanah Gage (1805 - 1882)
Phoebe Howard Tripp (1809 - 1884)
Mary Caroline Archer Gage (1845 - 1874)*
Martha Nation Gage (1846 - 1930)*
Etta Belle Gage Clark (1866 - 1943)*
Sarah Ora Gage Gage (1869 - 1934)*
Clinton Gage (1874 - 1896)*
Allie Sarah Gage (1878 - 1880)*
Maude Phoebe Gage (1882 - 1959)*
Fred Nathan Gage (1889 - 1890)*
Daniel Gage (1836 - 1909)
Albert Benjamin Tripp (1849 - 1925)**
Julia Tripp Hall (1854 - 1935)**
Almorvin Gage (1861 - 1920)**
Note: GAR star by stone
GPS (lat/lon): 44.03532, -91.659
Maintained by: Nancy Stout
Originally Created by: Tom Mauer
Record added: Oct 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43302975