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Samuel Daniels
County Auditor, Marion; born near New Alexander, Ohio, May 15, 1839; lived in Ohio until the Spring of 1846, when he came with his parents to Linn Co., Iowa; first located on Indian Creek, near what is now called Bertram; his father, Jeremiah Daniels , is now engaged in the milling business at Bertram. Samuel Daniels enlisted May 5, 1861, as a private, in Co. K, 1st I. V. I.; received wounds which resulted in the loss of his right leg, at the battle of Wilson Creek, Mo., Aug. 10, 1861. He then returned to this county, and for three years was agent for the C., N. & N. W. R'y Co., at Bertram; also Postmaster at the same place for the same period; came to Marion in the Spring of 1865. He held the position of Deputy Recorder for eleven years; was elected County Auditor in 1875, and assumed the duties of that office in January, 1876; he was also Deputy U. S. Revenue Collector for this district for two or three years - from July 19, 1869, until the position was abolished. He married Mary E. Hayzlett Nov. 27, 1873; she is a daughter of John G. Hayzlett , who is one of the early settlers and prominent citizens of this county; they have two sons - Charles E. , born Jan. 19, 1875, and one infant.
[Source: The history of Linn County Iowa; Western Historical Company; 1878; Transcribed by Andaleen Whitney]


Frank Donlavy
Frank Donlavy, one of the prosperous and enterprising farmers of Montrose county, living on his highly improved and well tilled ranch one mile north of Olathe, is a native of Columbiana county, Ohio, and is the son of John and Anna (Long) Donlavy, the former a native of Ohio and the latter of Ireland. His father was a well-to-do farmer in Ohio, remaining there until 1868, when he moved his family to Kansas, and there he passed the remainder of his life, dying in 1895, at the age of sixty-two. His wife also died in that state, passing away in 1875, aged forty-nine. Their son Frank was reared to habits of industry on the farm, and began his education in the district schools of Ohio and completing it in those of Kansas, removing to that state with his parents when he was twelve years old. He remained at home until he was fourteen and then came to this state, settling at Denver where he was employed as a cowboy until 1875. In that year he went back to Kansas and was married to Miss Lizzie Witt. After his marriage he returned to Colorado and worked in logging camps until 1881, when he settled at Olathe and was there employed in a sawmill until a few years later, at which time he formed a partnership with Preston Hotchkiss for the purpose of carrying on a cattle business. They continued this enterprise until 1885, the partnership being then dissolved and Mr. Donlavy going to farming on the place which he now occupies and owns, and which comprises one hundred and ninety-seven acres of excellent land. His household has been blessed with four children, three boys and one girl. They are John H., Jesse E., Morton A. and Anna G., all living and at home. Mr. Donlavy's farm is in an excellent condition of development and cultivation and is well improved with good buildings, much the result of his own energy and skillful industry; and his career illustrates forcibly the possibilities of American manhood and the opportunities open to thrift, capacity and enterprise in this western world. He came to Colorado without a dollar in money and with little else besides the clothes he wore, and is now well fixed as to worldly comforts; and what he has acquired by his own efforts without the aid of adventitious circumstances or the favors of fortune. He is also well established in the confidence and good will of his fellow citizens, being a man of public spirit and deeply and serviceably interested in the welfare of the community. He has been connected with many undertakings for the general good, and is now one of the eleven directors of the water association of Montrose county. [Source: "Progressive Men of Western Colorado", Publ 1905. Transcribed by Kim Mohler]





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