He was born on 31 March 1844, to Christian M Garn and Catherine Elizabeth Ickes (5, 6, 7, 8-15, 18; date only: 4 (20 in 1864)). He was born in Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (4, 5, 7, 8-15, 18).
In 1850, he was living in Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with his parents and siblings (8).
In 1860, he was living in Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with his parents and siblings (9). He was a farm laborer (9).
When he enlisted, he was a laborer (4).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6-1/2 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (4).
He was drafted (1, 4, 18). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 21 September 1864 (1, 4, 16). He enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (4). His service was credited to the 16th Congressional District (4). He was a private in company G (1, 18, 19).
He participated in the raid on the Weldon Railroad (18).
He was sent to City Point Hospital because he was feverish (5, 18). On 28 February 1865, he was sent to Washington, DC, where he remained until 10 May (5, 18).
On 29 July 1866, he married Virginia Griffith, in Bedford County, Pennsylvania (5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 15, 18). They had six children (5, 6, 7, 18):
In 1870, he was living in Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with his wife Virginia and children Lily and Charles (10). He was a farm laborer, and owned $200 in real estate and $100 in personal property (10).
In 1880, he was living in Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with his wife Virginia, and their six children (11). He was a farm laborer (11).
He moved to Ohio about 1884 (5, 18). He lived in Scott Township for five years (5, 18).
On 3 May 1888, he successfully applied from Ohio for a pension (16, 17).
He was a cooper for twelve years, and then farmed with his father for seven years (5, 18).
He then lived in Jackson Township, for five years (5, 18).
He was elected justice of the peace, in 1892 (18).
By 1896, he was living in Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio (5, 18).
He was a Republican (9). In 1892, he was elected a Justice of the Peace (9).
In 1900, he was living in Sandusky Township, Sandusky County, Ohio (12). He was living with his wife Virginia, and four children (12). He was a farmer (12).
On 20 February 1907, he again applied for a pension (16).
In 1910, he was living on West Napolean Street, Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio (13). He was living with his wife Virginia (13). He was a teamster, at a turning works (13).
In 1920, he was living at 120 North Monroe, Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio (14). He was living with his wife Virginia (14). He was a laborer at a carbon factory (14).
In 1930, he was living at 120 North Monroe, Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio (15). He was living with his wife Virginia and a servant (15). He owned his house, which was worth $3,500 (15).
He was a member of Eugene Rawson Post #32, Grand Army of the Republic, Fremont, Ohio (2).
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (Daniel I Garn)
2 Eugene Rawson Post #32, Grand Army of the Republic, Fremont, Ohio (citing pages 46 and 60) (Dan'l I Garn)
3 company G, register of men discharged, #56 (Daniel I Garn)
4 company G, second descriptive roll, [#42] (Daniel I Garn)
5 "Dianne Elizabeth's database", a gedcom on RootsWeb.com WorldConnect, updated 30 December 2005, viewed 21 February 2006, citing Commemorative biographical record of Sandusky & Ottowa, Ohio (Chicago: J H Beers & Co., 1896, p.51, 228) and various censuses (Daniel Ickes Garn)
6 "NW Ohio families", a gedcom on RootsWeb.com WorldConnect, updated 16 January 2006, viewed 21 February 2006 (Daniel Ickes Garn)
7 "Findleys, Osborns, Garns, Eldredges and Savages", a gedcom on a gedcom on RootsWeb.com WorldConnect, updated 3 February 2006, viewed 21 February 2006 (Daniel Ickes Garn)
8 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township, microfilm series M432, film 751, page 254-255 (Daniel Carn)
9 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township (post office St Clairsville), microfilm series M653, film 1072, page 652-653 = 34-35 handwritten (Daniel Carn)
10 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township (post office St Clairsville), microfilm series M593, film 1304, page 698 = 19-20 handwritten (Daniel Garn)
11 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 237 [?], microfilm series T9, film 1098, page 341 A = 9 handwritten (Daniel Garn)
12 1900 US census, Ohio, Sandusky County, Sandusky Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 86 [?], microfilm series T623, film 1318, page 240 A = 14 handwritten (Daniel Garn)
13 1910 US census, Ohio, Sandusky County, Sandusky Township, Fremont City, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 125, microfilm series T624, film 1227, page 139 A = 2 handwritten (Daniel I Garn)
14 1920 US census, Ohio, Sandusky County, Fremont City, 4th ward, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 80, microfilm series T625, film 1429, page 122 B = 4 handwritten (Daniel I Garn)
15 1930 US census, Ohio, Sandusky County, Fremont City ward 4, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 72-10, microfilm series T626, film 1866, page 188 = 6 B handwritten (Daniel I Garn)
16 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (Daniel I Garn)
17 pension index, by name (Daniel I [?] Garn)
18 'Daniel I Garn'. Commemorative biographical record of the counties of Sandusky and Ottawa, Ohio: containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens, and of many of the early settled families. Chicago: JH Beers & Co., 1896. Pages 228-229. (Daniel I Garn)
19 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Daniel J or I Garn)
|Name||Christian Carn [sic]||Betsy Carn||John Carn||George Carn||Daniel Carn||William Carn||Peggy Carn||Hannah Carn||Elisabeth Carn|
|Occupation of males over 15 years||Farmer||Farm|
|Real estate owned||1800|
|Birthplace||" [sc. Pa]||"||"||"||"||"||Pa||"||"|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year|
|Over 20 & can't read/write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Christian Carn||Elizabeth "||Hannah "||Daniel "||Geo J "||Elizabeth Carn|
|Value of real estate owned||2500|
|Value of personal estate||400|
|Place of birth||" [sc. Penna]||"||"||"||"||Penna|
|Married within year||1||1|
|Attended school within year|
|Cannot read & write||1|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Garn Daniel||- Virginia||- Lily||- Charles|
|Occupation||Farm Laborer||Keeping House|
|Real estate value||200|
|Personal estate value||100|
|Birthplace||" [sc. Pennsylvania]||"||Pennsylvania||"|
|Father foreign born|
|Mother foreign born|
|Birth month if born within year||Sept|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|dwelling visit #||80|
|family visit #||83|
|name||Garn Daniel I||- Virginia||- Lillie Grace||- Charles H [?]||- Harry Edmund||- Lizzie Virginia||- Susan G||- William A|
|month born if born in year||Sept|
|married during year|
|occupation||Farm laborer||Keeping house||At home|
|months unemployed||0 [?]|
|school this year||1||1||1||1|
|name||Garn Daniel||- Virginia||- Charles H||- Harry E||- Susanah||- William|
|birth date||Mar 1844||Apr 1842||Aug 1869||Mar 1872||Mar 1877||Sept 1879|
|# years married||33||33|
|mother of how many children?||6|
|# of children living||6|
|# years in USA|
|occupation||Farmer||Farm Laborer||L||School teacher||Day Laborer|
|# months not employed||3|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged||F|
|# of farm schedule||203|
|street||West Napolean St|
|name||Garn Daniel I||- Virginia|
|#years present marriage||43 [?]||43 [?]|
|mother of # children||6|
|mother of # living children||6|
|nature of industry etc.||Turning works|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||No|
|# weeks out of work 1909||0|
|school since 1 Sep 09|
|owned free or mortagaged||F|
|nr on farm schedule||18|
|civil war vet||UA|
|deaf & dumb|
|dwelling visit number||99|
|family visit number||103||104|
|name||Garn William A||- Catharine||- Arlington A||Garn Daniel I||- Virginia G|
|free/mortgaged (if owned)|
|age at last birthday||40||34||13||75||77|
|year of immigration|
|year of naturalization|
|attended school since Sept 1919||yes|
|father's native language||German|
|mother's native language|
|can speak English||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|industry, business||Steam Rail Road||Carbon Factory|
|number of farm schedule|
|street||N. Monroe Street|
|dwelling visit #||180|
|family visit #||192|
|name||Garn Daniel I||Garn Virginia||Meyers Isabelle|
|value or rent||$3500|
|age 1st marriage||22||24||17|
|school/college since 9/29||No||No||No|
|can read & write||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|can speak English||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|at work yesterday|
|unemployment schedule #|
|farm schedule #|
DANIEL I. GARN, a citizen of Fremont, Sandusky county, was born in Union township, Bedford Co., Penn., March 31, 1844. His father, Christian Garn, was born February 13, 1799, in the same locality, and, in the fall of 1826, married Catherine, daughter of Henry Ickes, a native of the Keystone State.
Our subject was one of a family of ten children: (1) Catherine, born April 6, 1828, who married Solomon Mauk, and their children were--George, Louisa, Christian, Joseph, Hannah, Jane, William, Frank and Annie; politically the sons were Democrats, and in religious affiliation the family were members of the Reformed Church. (2) Susan, born in October, 1829, married to Edward Conrad, a mason by trade, who was a member of [page 229] the Reformed Church, and in politics a Democrat; they had children as follows--Elizabeth, John, George, Joseph, Daniel, Abner, Edward, Mary and Levi. (3) Margaret, born October 1, 1831, married Adam Briggle, a farmer, member of the Reformed Church; the result of their union was children as follows--Hannah and Daniel. (4) John I. was born October 27, 1833, probate judge of Sandusky county, Ohio, in politics a Republican, and a member of the Evangelical Association; the names of his children are: Jane, Hannah, Delilah, Mary, Catherine, Minnie and John C. (5) Jacob died in childhood. (6) George, born 1838, a farmer in Jackson township, married Elizabeth Walters, and they had two children--William and Emma; he was a member of the Evangelical Association, and in politics was a Democrat. (7) Hannah, born February 27, 1841, married John Kisaberts, a farmer of Seneca county, Ohio; he was a member of the Evangelical Association, politically a Republican. (8) Daniel I., subject of this sketch; and two that died in infancy.
Daniel I. Garn grew to manhood in the State of Pennsylvania, and at the age of twenty years was drafted into the military service of the United States, in the war of the Rebellion, serving in Company G, Ninety-first Pennsylvania Infantry, Army of the Potomac. He went to Chambersburg, then on to Richmond, Va. He was in the Weldon Railroad raid, and helped destroy the track, so as to cut off connection with Nashville, Tenn. Being taken sick there with fever, he was sent to City Point Hospital, and later to Washington, D.C., where he lay from February 28 until May 10, when he returned home. He was in Washington City at the time President Lincoln was shot, April 14, 1865. After his return from the war, Mr. Garn worked at the cooper trade twelve years, carried on farming for his father seven years, then came to Ohio and settled in Scott township, where he remained five years, thence moving to Jackson township, where he resided five years. He is now a resident of Fremont, Ohio. He is a Republican in politics, and is identified with the Reformed Church. In 1892 he was elected justice of the peace, and has held other offices in his township.
On July 29, 1866, Mr. Garn married Miss Virginia Griffith, who was born April 23, 1842, a daughter of William and Sarah Griffith, natives of Pennsylvania, and their children are: (1) Lilian Grace, born May 9, 1867, married Henry Ickes, a blacksmith in Cambria county, Penn.; he is a Republican in politics, and is a member of the Lutheran Church; they have three children--Charles, Bruce and Ralph. (2) Charles H., born August 27, 1869, living at home; in politics he is a Republican. (3) Harry E., born March 9 [sic; no year is given], is a law student, and affiliates with the Republican party. (4) Lizzie, born November 20, 1874, is a graduate of Heidelberg Academy, at Tiffin, Ohio, and a teacher in Jackson township. (5) Susan, born March 27, 1877, is a student at the Fremont High School. (6) William Arthur, born September 13, 1879.