Biography of Daniel Coons
Pitt Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies





DANIEL COONS was born in Fulton County, N. Y., in 1820. His parents, Thomas and Susan (Brower) Coons, were natives of the same State, and of German parentage. His paternal ancestor was a soldier of the Revolution, serving entirely through it. His parents came by wagon to Ohio in 1856, and located in this county one year later. Their children were Daniel, Sarah R., Mary, Thomas, Elizabeth, Beuda M. and Joseph; James, John and Henry are deceased. The parents are still living, the father in his eighty fourth year, the mother. in her eighty third. Our subject entered 24 acres, and purchased 44 acres of his present farm of the Government, now owning 220 acres of bottom land valued at $80 per acre. He is an expert at pigeon trapping, having realized not less than $2,500 from his sales. He traveled one year with Van Amburgh's show. Mr. Coons was married. December 11, 1849, to Lydia Dahmer, daughter of James and Sarah Dahmer, her death occurring in 1865, leaving three children, Sarah, Flora and Laura. March 19, 1866, he married Miss Caroline Wilt, daughter of Henry and Mary (Star) Wilt, this union resulting in five children, Emory, Clara A., Eugene, Louis B. and Robert N. Mr. Coon has been a Democrat since the nomination of McClellan for the Presidency. He is an industrious citizen, and held in high esteem by his community.

From:
The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884


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