Posted By:Mary Hitchcock
Subject:John DANZELL Johnson Co. IA History
Post Date:March 01, 2003 at 07:08:04
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John Danzell, farmer, post-office, Windham; was born in Cumberland Co. PA May 21, 1820. He spent the greater part of his early life in Washington Co. PA; followed wagoning for a number of years—this being before the railroads, and all produce had to be hauled to market, sometimes hundreds of miles, and goods brought back in exchange.
In 1840 his parents, George and Mary Danzell, came to Burlington, but did not like the country, and returned to PA. He was a wagoner in the war of 1812. In 1854 they came to JOHNSON Co. IA and settled on the farm now owned by John, the subject of our sketch, and for a number of years kept a hotel known as “The Farmer’s Home.” Mr. Danzell remained a bachelor and lived with his parents until their death, then was married November 12, 1868, to Mrs. M.A.D. Armington, her maiden name being Myers, a native of Knox Co., OH and a daughter of Peter Myers, who came to Iowa Co. November 1853. She was first married to Joseph Armington, who was killed by the explosion of gas in an oil-can July 29, 1862. Mr. Danzell has a fine farm of 178 acres and a fine farm residence, and give his attention to farming and raising stock. Source: History of Johnson County, IA 1836-1882 p.806.