Stevens, Daniel Francis 1844 - 1912
STEVENS, MERO, MCWILLIAMS, NEATH, ALBERT, STOCKTON, SHRY, WILSON
Posted By: Ann Stockton Meyer (email)
Date: 7/10/2013 at 10:07:45
Daniel F. Stevens was born at Lebanon, Madison county, N. Y., Sept. 23, 1844, and died at Waukon March 8, 1912, aged 67 years, 5 months and 15 days.
He was the youngest of four boys and two girls. In 1851 the family came to Lost Grove, and a little later to Mifflin, Wis. where the father was engaged in lead mining, the ore being hauled by oxen to Galena, Ill. The family home was afterwards on a farm near the Pecatonica River and in this section the deceased passed most of his boyhood days until the outbreak of the Civil War.
On August 31, 1862, not yet being eighteen years old, he enlisted in Co. B 30th Wis. Infantry and served throughout that awful struggle, being mustered out in the fall of 1865.
He then returned to Mifflin, Wis. and on May 3, 1868 was married to Miss Mero of Grant county. Three years later the removed to Osceola county, this state and took a homestead where they remained until 1879, when they came to Waukon, where they have since remained.
To Mr. and Mrs. Stevens were born eleven children, nine of whom are living, and with the exception of Joseph F. of North Dakota, were present at the funeral. The other children are Perry D. of Minneapolis; Mrs. Wm. McWilliams of Waukon; Mrs. George Neath of Primghar; Mrs. Henry Albert of Primghar; Daniel A. of Milwaukee; John E. of Madison, Wis.; and Mrs. O. O. Stockton and Wayne D. of Waukon. Two sisters, Mrs. N. J. Shry and Mrs. H. C. Wilson of South Dakota also survive.
Deceased was a good citizen, kindhearted, always ready to lend a helping hand, a kind and loving husband and father.
For many years he was a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal church. He was also a member and officer of John J. Stillman Post, G. A. R.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the M. E. church. Conducted by Rev. Young with the G. A. R. in attendance in a body under Commander Bellows, Capt. Nicholas Colsch and a detail from Company "I" acted as ball bearers with a chosen detail from G. A. R. as honorary pall bearers.
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