Biography of Daniel A. Hadsell
Allen County, OH Biographies

DANIEL A. HADSELL, farmer, P.O. Lima, was born in Trumbull County, Ohio, March 9, 1835, son of Anson M. and Sarah A. (Parker) Hadsell, who settled on Section 27, in Bath Township, this county. in 1836, clearing and improving a farm on which they lived and died. The father, who was a carpenter by trade, and school teacher (he commenced at the age of eighteen and taught in Trumbull and Allen Counties, in all forty terms), erected many of the buildings in Allen County after his settlement. He was married five times, his first wife being Sarah A. Parker, a native of Connecticut, by whom he had two children: Dan A. and Lemuel P. (deceased). His second wife was Adeline Thaver, of this county, a native of New York, by whom he had ten children, of whom six are now living: Sarah E. (wife of John H. Hart, deceased), Emma (wife of Milo Roberts), Linus H. (deceased), Elvin G., Quincey A. (deceased), Orlo, Ella (wife of John Fetter), Harlen I., Alferd (deceased), and Otis C. His third wife was Mrs. Susan Budd, and his fourth wife was Caroline Wood, by whom he had two children: Clide (deceased), and Omer L. His fifth wife was Mrs. Caroline Rhine. Anson M. Hadsell died July 26, 1883, at the age of seventy three years. He was a prominent citizen and pioneer of Bath Township, served as justice of the peace for twenty seven years. and held many other minor offices. In politics he was a Republican. Our subject was reared in Bath Township and educated in the common schools. He was married, November 17, 1853, to Catherine, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Rumbaugh) Aldridge, of Bath Township, by whom he has had eight children; Sarah L. (deceased), Joseph M., Mary J. (wife of Rev. N. L. Rockey), Laura (wife of D. M. Bailey), Idella, Delbert, Cora and Lula. In 1854 Mr. Haclsell settled on the farm where he now resides, all of which he has cleared and improved himself. He has held several offices in the gift of the township, and is one of the pushing, enterprising citizens. He and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In politics he is a Republican.

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