The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 759, Tippecanoe Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"DANIEL OVERMYER was born in Union County, Pennsylvania, November 24, 1832, and is one of the seven children born to DAVID and CATHARINE (BRUCE) OVERMYER, viz: DANIEL, MARY, STEPHEN, PHILIP (the last three deceased), SARAH, ANGELINE and HARRIET. The father was born in New York, has farmed during the greater part of his life, and is now a resident of Fulton County, Indiana. When DANIEL was very young, he was taken by his father to Sandusky County, Ohio, and when four years of age , was brought to Fulton County, this state, where he lived some eighteen years. In 1854, DANIEL came to this township, and has made this his home ever since. He was married, in 1853, to SARAH STAMM, who died in July, 1866, the mother of six children - JOHN, ELLEN, HARRIET, LINCOLN, CHARLES (deceased), and SCHUYLER. In 1864, MR. OVERMYER enlisted in the FIFTY-ninth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and was in the service about nine months. In October, 1866, he married LUCINDA KROFT, who has borne him six children - FRANKLIN, AMANDA, ETTA, ISAAC, BENJAMIN and ANNA. MR. OVERMYER has now a farm of 477 acres (197 lying in Fulton County), and his residence is situated four miles south of Monterey. He has a comfortable dwelling, and one of the finest barns in the township. His crops consist chiefly of wheat and corn, and also rears cattle, sheep and hogs."