Thursday, February 25, 2016

Lehigh Dakan

Leigh Dakan

PARENTS: Ebenezer Dakan and Elizabeth Sheffer

DAKAN - Lehigh DAKAN, a farmer located on section 17, Union Township, moved to the farm on which he now lives in the spring of 1876. His farm consists of one hundred and twenty acres, paying $8.65 per acre. He built a house 22 x 28 feet, with a wing 12 x 16 feet; dug a well, erected out buildings, put up a windmill, and set out an orchard of one hundred trees. He has added to his farm until it now contains two hundred and eighty acres.

Our subject was born March 17, 1840, in Ohio. He is a son of Ebenezer and Elizabeth (SHAFFER) DAKAN, who had five children.

Our subject lived at home, until about twenty years of age, when he enlisted in Company E, Thirty-eight Ohio Infantry, and was in the Army of the Cumberland, under Gen. Thomas, and remained in the army until May, 1864. He was in the battles of Mill Spring, Murfreesboro, the siege of Vicksburg and other engagements. He served under his original enlistment until April 4, 1863, and was discharged at St. Louis, Mo., and was then appointed captain of Company K, Mississippi Marine Brigade, by Edwin M. Stanton, then Secretary of War. He served in this capacity until May, 1874, when he was discharged at Vicksburg, Miss.

Upon his return home he went to farming, coming to Harrison County [Iowa] in 1876.

Politically Mr. DAKAN is a Republican, "first, last and all the time."

He was married March 29, 1868 to Adaline LINCOLN, daughter of Thomas and Rachel (KAY) LINCOLN, natives of Ohio, who had seven children.

Mr. and Mrs. Dakan are the parents of four children -- William L., born April 29, 1869; Nellie A., December 22, 1870; Harry L., July 22, 1874, and Pearl, September 27, 1885.
(Source: 1891 Harrison County Iowa History, page 364, 365)
(Source: FindAGrave)

DEATH: 15 Feb 1909, Logan, Harrison Co., IA, buried in Logan Cemetery.

FINDAGRAVE: Memorial# 39537107
25 February 2016

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