Attached is a picture of a sale poster from my great-grandfather's farm. The handwritten note below C. A. Palmer states the he is the "Father of Daniel Palmer".
The Palmer (my mother's paternal) side of our family genealogy has been
traced back to Lt. William Palmer who came from London and served
under Capt. Miles Standish at Plymouth Colony, MA, in the Pequot Indian
War. My mother's maternal grandparents came from Norway where he was a
On my father's side, his maternal grandmother was born in Germany and
his paternal grandfather took (along with his twin brothers) his
mother's last name, Sinclair, or I would be signing my name as Vreeland
instead of Sinclair. The reason for the name change is unknown to our
family but it would have happened during the Civil War period as he was
born in 1837 and his brothers were born in 1844. History and mystery!
son and my grandfather, Daniel James, homesteaded in Gregory County,
SD, when the Great Sioux Reservation was opened for settlement.
My mother was born there on the homestead in 1916.