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 Daniel Pearce

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Daniel Pearce

  • Birth 2 May 1789 Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
  • Death 2 Jun 1878 Oswego, Kendall County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Oswego, Kendall County, Illinois, USA
  • Plot Block 3, Lot 5, Grave 3
  • Memorial ID 32333229

"The Oldest Settler Gone"
Daniel Pearce died Sunday afternoon and his funeral will take place at 2 this afternoon at his house. Elder Keys of Aurora , performing the solemn rites. Mr. Pearce was 89 years and one month of age, a native of Maryland, and served three months in the war of 1812; previous to his coming here he was residing in Ohio; he came from there in 1832, selected and staked out his lands, returned and the next year moved his family here and ever since has been living on the spot he then selected for a residence; Mr. Pearce raised a numerous family of large, stout and healthy children, confined himself exclusively to farming and prospered extraordinarily; he was the mainstay of the Oswego Methodist church during the early stages of its existence; he had strong prejudices and did not regard with the greatest degree of charitableness contrary opinions to his own, but he was a man that minded his own business, was seldom away from home, never unless it was necessary, and hence had little difficulty with his neighbors or anybody else during his long residence here.
(Kendall County Record,June 5, 1878

Daniel was first married to Elizabeth Johnson, whom he had three children with, John, William and Nancy, then he married Sarah Burgess;whom he had three daughters with. After her passing he married Sarah Titsworth.


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  • Created by: Stevi
  • Added: 22 Dec 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32333229
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Daniel Pearce (2 May 1789–2 Jun 1878), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32333229, citing Pearce Cemetery, Oswego, Kendall County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Stevi (contributor 46986310) .