|Posted By:||David Miller|
|Subject:||Re: Daniel Wert 1850 Summit County Ohio|
|Post Date:||December 23, 2010 at 05:00:41|
|Forum:||Summit County, OH Genealogy Forum|
I found this on RootsWeb WorldConnect project:
"1882 History LaGrange County, Indiana" by F.A.Battey & Co., - Milford Township
DANIEL WERT was born in Stark County, Ohio, November 18, 1828. His father, Jacob Wert, was born in 1799 in Pennsylvania, and came to Ohio with his parents in 1804; thence to this State in 1852, where he has since lived. He is now with Daniel, his second son, and is eighty-two years old. His first wife, the subject's mother, died June 5, 1868; her maiden name was Susanna Baum; she was born in Ohio in 1807; his second wife - Elizabeth Walker, a native of Ohio - is now visiting in the West. Daniel Wert commenced working by the month when about twenty-one years old, and, after he had accumulated $325, came to Indiana in 1853, and located in De Kalb County. He returned to Ohio the following spring, and was married March 19, 1854,to Eliza Miller; they then returned to Indiana, where Mr. Wert for about two years ran a saw-mill; then some eight months worked in a mill near Goshen in Elkhart County; then came to this township and settled on his fine farm of 340 acres, where he has remained, and has been operating the first saw-mill built in the township. He spent about twelve years dressing and fulling cloth. When only six years old, with his brother, aged eight, he took charge of a saw-mill, and of a carding-machine part of the time; he has property now, valued at about $21,000. Mr. Wert is a Democrat, and a worthy and prosperous citizen. His wife was born in Green Town, Summit County, Ohio, July 16, 1835; her parents were Benjamin and Margaret A. (Diffenderfer) Miller, natives of Pennsylvania and of German ancestry. Mr. and Mrs. Wert have had seven children - Mary (deceased), Lucinda, Isaac, Emma (deceased), Horace (deceased), Carrie and Dallas. Lucinda married Cyrus Wright.
(I am not related to this family)