Biography of David Blacker
Monroe County, MI Biographies





DAVID BLACKER, of Milan, was born in Hampsheire country, Masks, Octobers 15, 1803 Whens 15 years of age he learned the shoemaker's trade. In 1821 he entered into partnership with a boot and shoe firm at Northfield, Franklin county, Mass., where he remained three and one half years. May 9, 1896, he married Zeviah Parmanter,of Northborough Worcester county, Mass., who was born July 4, 1805. David Blackmer came to Michigan May 2, 1856, going to Ypsilanti. In 1859 he moved to Saline, where he remained until 1871. In 1872 he came to Milan and engaged in the mercantile business. Mrs. Blackmer died from the effects of a cancer October 13, 1871. Four children were born to them. Mr. Blackmer is a member of the Baptist church of Milan. In 1885 he purchased a bell for the church, which cost $1,000.

From:
History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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