Biography of Ditus Day
Castle Rock, Dakota County, MN Biographies

Ditus Day was born October 10th, 1817, at Wilbraham, Hampton county, Massachusetts. While yet a babe his parents moved to Ohio, where he was reared and educated, and when quite young began the vocation of teacher, in which he continued fourteen winters in succession. During the fall of 1855 he came to Dakota county, locating at Castle Rock, and there made a claim of one hundred and sixty acres. He returned to Ohio for his family, and has since made his home on the farm. Mr. Day has held the office of justice of the peace since first coming to the state, and has been elected town clerk twenty times; was also postmaster nine years and county commissioner three years. Married in 1849 to Miss Clarissa Harris, who has borne him six children: Raymond H., Dennis D., Ida E., Allen J., Alice M. and Louis E. Mr. Day, since 1858, has manufactured amber cane syrup each year, and has an increasing trade, having manufactured last year four thousand gallons.

The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Minneapolis. 1881.

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