Biography of Daniel Crites
Allen County, OH Biographies

DANIEL L. CRITES (deceased) was a native of Pickaway County, Ohio, born October 30, 1833; eldest son of Charles and Sophia (Ludwig) Crites, natives of Pennsylvania, and who came to Ohio in 1812, locating first in Pickaway County (where they were married October 4, 1832) and in 1839 moving to this county and settling in German Township. They were parents of twelve children, all living but two. The father and mother are now seventy six and seventy one years of age respectively. Our subject was educated in the common schools, and was reared a farmer. He followed teaching in winter and farm work in summer for a few years. He served two years as deputy auditor in Pickaway County, Ohio. Mr. Crites read medicine in 1854-55, from which time he practiced to some extent until 1862. He served over two years in the late war of the Rebellion as lieutenant in Company K, One Hundred and Eighteenth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. In 1865 he accepted the position as deputy auditor of this county, which he held until 1869, when he was appointed to fill the unexpired term in same of William Dowling, who died in August of that year. In 1870 he accepted the position as deputy clerk or the county, in which capacity he served five years, and in 1875 was elected to the office of clerk of the County Courts until 1882. Mr. Crites served as assessor and land appraiser in his township; was surveyor of Putnam County, Ohio; was licensed clerk in the House of Representatives at Columbus, Ohio, during the Sixtyfirst General Assembly. He took great interest in improving the schools of his village. Our subject was married March 3, 1855, to Miss Martha John, a native of this county, born September 25, 1833, daughter of Griffith and. Rachel (Miller) John, and who is now the oldest person living in the township, who is a native of it. To this union were born two daughters: Bertha and Tirzah K. Mrs. Crites' parents were natives of Pennsylvania and Virginia respectively, and were married in Ross County, Ohio, in 1816. They reared a family of thirteen children, and settled in this county in 1832, where the father died February 20, 1855, aged sixty one years, and the mother June 23, 1861, also aged sixty one years. Daniel L. Crites, the subject of above sketch, died March 30, 1883.

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