Biography of Daniel Lanning
Yates County, NY Biographies





Lanning, Daniel, son of Isaac and Catherine (Swartz) Lanning, was born in Starkey May 16, 1816. At the age of twenty one Daniel commenced farming, continuing until 1854. In 1856 he moved to Penn Yan to assume the office of sheriff, to which he had been elected the preceding fall by a majority of over 1,600. Prior to coming to Penn Yang, Mr. Lanning was three years supervisor of Starkey, and afterward held the same office three terms in Milo. He was President Arthur's appointee to the postmastership at Penn Yang in 1882 and served' four years. He has also held the office of village trustee and has been otherwise prominently identified with local and general Republican politics. His business life has been successful and he is now regarded as one of the substantial men of the county seat. He is vice president of the Yates County National Bank. On December 11, 1836, Daniel Manning married Mary Myers, daughter of Jacob Myers, by whom he had no children. Mrs. Lanning died December 21, 1879.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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