Biography of Daniel Staver
Allen County, OH Biographies

DANIEL STAVER, farmer, P. O. Allentown, was born in Lebanon County, Penn., in July, 1829; son of Jacob and Catharine Stayer, natives of same county and State, and who were parents of eight children, two of whom died when sixteen years old; six now living. Catharine Staver, our subject's mother, died when he was fifteen years old; his father and five of his children moved to Wayne County, Ohio, in 1869, where he bought a farm and engaged in agriculture. He remained a widower the rest of his life, and died in Wayne County, Ohio, in 1880, at the age of seventy seven years, ten months and six days. Our subject's paternal grandfather, Tobias Stayer, had nine children living when he died, and his grandfather on his mother's side, Frederick Sprecher, had four children living when he died. Daniel Stayer's great grandfather, on his father's side, came from Germany when a young man. He was the first Lutheran preacher in this section of country, when there were yet Indians in these parts. Our subject remembers seeing, when a boy, the old church wherein his great grandfather preached; it was of logs and weather boarded, and was used as a church about ninety years; was then torn down and converted into a dwelling house. Daniel Stayer came to Piekaway County, Ohio, when twenty one years old, having then but sixty cents left. He hired to work on a farm, and saved his money till he had earned $1,300, and in the spring of 1860 he came to this county, settling in German Township. Mr. Stayer was married in the same year to Elizabeth Crites, of German Township, this county, daughter of Cyrus and Catharine Crites, natives of Pickaway county, Ohio, both now deceased, and three of whose children are now living: Amos, Isaac and Catharine. To our subject and wife have been born nine children, of whom five are now living: Sarah, Jacob, Adaline, Cyrus and Emma. Mr. Stayer owns 260 acres of well improved land. He served his township three years as trustee, and fourteen years as treasurer, which latter office he still fills. He and his wife are members of the tuited Brethren Church in Allentown. In politics he is a Democrat.

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