Biography of Daniel W. Nochols
Salem Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies

DANIEL W. NICHOLS is a native of Salem Township, born on the farm where he now resides June 16, 1839. His parents, John and Rachel (Baughman) Nichols, were natives of Baden, Germany, and Ohio respectively, and entered this same land in 1834. Their three children were Daniel, John and Sarah M. The mother died in 1844; the father in 1848. Returning from Pickaway County, Ohio, to Salem at the age of twenty one, Mr. Nichols purchased his father's farm, which had been sold under foreclosure, after which he engaged in carpenter's work about three years, spending some time in improving his premises. In the autumn of 1862, he enlisted in Company A, One Hundred and Twenty third Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, under Capt. J. W. Chamberlain, of Carey, and participated first in the battle of Winchester, where he was wounded by a gunshot and afterward taken prisoner and carried to Richmond, being exchanged May 18, 1864, after having lost 103 pounds during his imprisonment, the result of semi starvation. He subsequently took part in the engagement at Maryland Heights, Snicker's Ford, Winchester, Martinsburg, Berryville, Cedar Creek, Hatcher's Run, High Bridge, and others repeated at some of these points. Being captured at High Bridge, he was held till Lee's surrender, receiving his discharge June 13, 1865. Returning home, Mr. Nichols resumed his trade and farming business, later devoting his entire attention to the latter. He was married, June 20, 1869, to Wilhelmina Bertsch, and three children were born to them; William B., Daniel W. and flatharina F. Mrs. Nichols' death occurred December 24, 1878. Mr. Nichols still resides on the farm, being one of the stanch Democrats of the township. He served as Trustee and Treasurer each two terms, and has been Justice of the Peace since 1878. He is a member of the G. A. R., at present Quartermaster of the order.

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

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