DANIEL WAGONER, farmer, Sec. 27; P.O. Otter Creek; was born in the town of Hamilton, Northampton Co., Penn., Nov. 20, 1829; in 1845, he emigrated to Iowa, in company with his mother, settled in Otter Creek Township, where he has since resided.March 27, 1856, he married Miss Mary Alexander, a native of Dubuque Co., Iowa, born Nov. 8, 1838; their children are Alexander, Charles H., George, Daniel F., Susanna, Elizabeth A., Tempa Dell, Margaret Eva and Sarah Emma.Mr. Wagoner and family are members of the Reform Church.He has been elected to various township and school offices, and is at present writing Justice of the Peace; he has always taken a deep interest in the advancement of religious and educational interests of the county, and is a citizen Otter Creek Township could ill afford to be without.He owns 190 acres of land, well improved.His father, Earnest Wagoner, a native of Pennsylvania, married Susanna Hiner; he died in Pennsylvania, and she came to Jackson Co. in 1845; their children are Reuben (who is married, and resides near Newton, Jasper Co., Iowa), Thomas (who served in an Iowa regiment during the war of the rebellion; is married, and lives near Newton, Jasper Co., Iowa), Daniel (whose name is at the head of this sketch), Michael (lives in Jasper Co., Iowa), Christiana (she married D. Linn, and lives in Prairie City, Iowa), Sarah (now the wife of Daniel Hiner, Prairie City, Iowa).Mrs. D. Wagoner's father, Alex. Alexander, was a native of Scotland, where he married Miss Elizabeth Mois; they emigrated to Pennsylvania, thence to Dubuque, Co., Iowa, in the summer of 1838, where they raised a large family, and were honored and respected citizens.He died in 1845, she in 1877.- 1879 History of Jackson County Iowa, pg 757.