Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     DANIEL E. HARSH, one of the industrious agriculturists in Douglas county, resides about two miles northeast from Waterville.  He was born in Owen county, Indiana, on September 7, 1865, the son of Daniel and Catherine (Keely) Harsh, natives of Ohio.  The father enlisted in the Forty-ninth Volunteer Infantry under Captain David M. Dobson and died in the hospital at Nashville, Tennessee.  The mother died in Douglas county, South Dakota, in February, 1902, aged sixty-four.  Our subject was educated in the district schools of Owen county, Indiana, where he remained the first fourteen years of his life.  In 1881, he moved to Boone county, Iowa, and engaged in farming and later he tilled the soil in Greene county, of the same state, after which he lived in South Dakota and did farming for twelve years.  In 1896, he came to Douglas county, Washington by wagon and settled on a quarter section where he now lives.  Since that time he has devoted himself steadily to cultivating and improving his farm and he has now a comfortable home, good farm, plenty of stock, machinery and improvements and does not owe a dollar in the world.
     Mr. Harsh has one brother, John W.  While in Armour, South Dakota, Mr. Harsh married Miss Melissa Kuder, the wedding occurring March 30, 1890.  Her parents were George W. and Isabel (Brock) Kuder, natives of Pennsylvania and Indiana, respectively.  The father died at Waterville on June 9, 1903 and his widow on June 17, 1903.  Mrs. Harsh was born in Greene county, Iowa, on December 26, 1868 and has two brothers, Madison M. and George F., and two sisters, Arra B. Whitehall and Jennie G. Whitehall.
     Four children have been born to our subject and his wife, Bethel B., on March 1, 1891; George B., on May 21, 1893; Franklin, on April 12, 1896; and Beatrice Hope, on February 15, 1904, on the farm.  All the others were born in Walnut Grove, South Dakota.
     Mr. and Mrs. Harsh are members of the Seventh Day Adventist church and are good substantial people.