Daniel Lynch is a well known resident of Joliet, where he is identified with the American Wire & Steel Company
as assistant superintendent of the Rockdale works. He is a native of Pennsylvania, born at Friendsville, March
3. 1873, the son of John and Margaret (Connell) Lynch.
John Lynch was a native of Ireland, as was his wife. At an early age he emigrated to the United States and settled
at Friendsville, Pa. He drove a stage coach between Philadelphia and Scranton, Pa., before the Civil War and later
was associated with the Thomas Iron Company as foreman of their mine, and was a construction foreman for the railroad
built between Philadelphia and Bethlehem, Pa., which is a branch of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad. He and
his wife are deceased and are buried at Bethlehem. Mr. Lynch was a Republican and a member of the Catholic Church.
There were nine children in the Lynch family as follows: Catherine and John, both deceased; Hannah, the widow of
Michael Lane, lives at Bethlehem, Pa.; Michael, lives at Pittsburgh, Calif.; Helen, married T. Kiranor, general
agent for the Boston and Maine Railroad, lives at Walpole, N. H.; William, retired, lives at Bethlehem, Pa.; Daniel,
the subject of this sketch; Mary, married Fred Grube, lives at Bethlehem; and Timothy, lives at Bethlehem.
Daniel Lynch attended the public schools at Friendsville and in 1889 entered the employ of the Lehigh Zinc Company
as an office boy. From 1893 until 1902 he was identified with the Iowa Barburie Company, Allentown, Pa.; from April,
1902, until the present time he has been connected with the American Wire and Steel Company in Joliet. He served
in the capacity of foreman from 1902 until 1917, as general foreman from 1917 until 1918, and in January, 1918,
he was promoted to his present responsible position as assistant superintendent.
In 1905 Mr. Lynch was united in marriage with Miss Bertha Brislen, the daughter of John Brislen, a well known resident
of Allentown, Pa., now deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Lynch have seven children: Margaret, a graduate of St. Charles School,
lives at home; John, attends Urbana College; Mary Rose, Genevieve, Raymond, Helen, and Joseph, all students.
Mr. Lynch is a Republican, and a member of the Modern Woodmen of America.
History of Will County, Illinois
By: August Maue
Historical Publishing Company
Will County, Il
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