Biography of Daniel Cook
Winona County, MN Biographies

DANIEL COOK was born in the town of Greene, Shenango county, New York, February 9, 1834. His parents were Daniel and Sarah Cook. His father was a native of Massachusetts, and his mother of Connecticut. Daniel grew up on a farm and received a common school education. In 1848 his parents removed to Steuben county, New York. From there in 1859 he came to Adams county, Wisconsin. August, 1862, he was mustered into Co. K, 25th Wis. Inf., at La Crosse. Was mustered out at the end of his term of service as a corporal. He was at the battles of Decatur, Resaca, and was one of the few who defended so nobly a train against a horde of rebels at Glendale. In 1863 he came to St. Charles, this county, and two years later to Homer township, and from there to Wiscoy in 1876, where he now owns a well improved farm of 120 acres. He was married May 19, 1867, to Mrs. Eunice (Greenman) Birch, of Wisconsin. They have had three children, one of which is dead: Oliver Morton, born February 22, 1868, died December 6. 1880; Ella Louray, born March 3, 1874; Eddie, born September 15, 1879. Mr. Cook is a member of the Lodge of Sons of Temperance and of the Methodist church. He is a republican in politics, and in March, 1879, was the choice of the people for justice, and two years later was elected town treasurer.

The History of Winona County
Together with Biographical Matter, Statistics, Etc.
BY: A. T. Andreas
H. H. Hill and Company, Publishers
Chicago 1883.


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