|Birth: ||Jan. 30, 1805|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Nov. 18, 1866|
Daniel and Phebe were married in New York; they headed west to Wisconsin in the 1840s and eventually settled in Minnesota in 1855.
The Clarks arrived August, 1855 in Pleasant Hill Township. They are found on the first Minnesota territorial census of 1857. They were found in the 1857 Minnesota Territorial Census. This was the first Minnesota Census. 1860 was the first federal census for Minnesota. In 1858, the Pleasant Hill tax assessment show D. B. Clark had 200 acres which he paid state & county taxes of $13.20 and $1.47 for the town tax. They were active members in the Ridgeway Methodist Church.
Daniel died in 1866, but his wife, Phebe, lived to be 80 years old. Their family continued to remain close and have annual family reunions for many years.
The Clark Reunion
Annual Event Held by Family on Last Thursday
The Clark family held their annual reunion at the home of William Morcomb near Ridgeway last Thursday. It was a most enjoyable occasion. This reunion dates back to June 20, 1873, when the first gathering of the descendants of Daniel and Phoebe Clark met at the old homestead.
Daniel Clark and Phoebe, his wife, settled on the Clark homestead in the town of Pleasant Hill in August 1855 where they resided until their death. Mr. Clark passed away in 1876 . Mrs. Clark still lived at the old place until her death in 1890. They reared a large family, three sons and nine daughters, of whom the three sons, and five daughters are still living. There are also 57 grandchildren and an unnumbered list of great-grandchildren. Five of the children of Mr. and Mrs. Clark were present at the reunion last week.
As usual, the reunion this year was a most enjoyable occasion. Everyone came anticipating a good time and no one seemed disappointed. The day was spent in a social way with various sports to while away the hours. Baseball seemed the popular sport, one or more games being in progress most of the day.
At noon a bountiful repast was spread in the beautiful grove near Mr. Morcomb's pleasant home. About one hundred and fifty partook of the dinner.
The happy company separated in the evening after a delightful day, all promising to return for the reunion in June 1908.
The Clark family trace their descent from one of the families which landed at Plymouth, Mass., in 1620, Governor Bradford, the second governor of the colony is numbered among the ancestors of the family of Daniel B. Clark. Winona Republican Herald, June 26, 1907
Phebe P Place Clark (1810 - 1890)
Angeline Clark Train (1829 - 1875)*
Marion Amanda Clark Fay (1831 - 1932)*
Albert Judson Clark (1834 - 1917)*
Jeannette P. Clark Metcalf (1835 - 1898)*
Charles Erwin Clark (1838 - 1924)*
Caroline A Clark Nelson (1841 - 1885)*
Adaline A Clark Nelson (1842 - 1892)*
Asbury B. Clark (1844 - 1934)*
Elizabeth Emily Clark VanAlstine (1845 - 1932)*
Harriet Melissa Clark Klein (1848 - 1937)*
Mary Ella Clark Demo (1850 - 1925)*
Eliza Phoebe Clark Morcomb (1855 - 1929)*
Clark. Sacred to the Memory of Our Parents
Maintained by: Nancy Stout
Originally Created by: L Nystrom
Record added: Jul 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55386797