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Commemorative Biographical Records
of
Northwestern Ohio

including the counties of
Defiance, Henry, Williams & Fulton.
Published at Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co.
1899

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  DANIEL DEEMER.     Mr. Deemer, who is treasurer of Williams county, is a man whose ability, integrity, and public spirit have won for him the confidence of his fellow-citizens in an unusual degree. Although his county is normally Democratic by about three hundred votes, he was chosen to his present responsible office in 1896 by a majority of six hundred, showing his popularity among all classes and parties.
     Mr. Deemer comes of honorable ancestry, his great-grandfather, John Deemer, a native of France, having volunteered as a soldier in the American Revolutionary army under General Lafayette, with whom he came to this country. After doing gallant service in the struggle for American independence, he settled in Pennsylvania at the close of the war.
     Philip Deemer, our subject's grandfather, was born in Mercer county, Pennsylvania, and at an early day located in Columbiana county, Ohio, his remaining years being spent in farming about four miles northeast of New Lisbon. His wife, Rosanna (Stacher), who also died near New Lisbon, was of German descent, but her ancestors had been residents of Pennsylvania for many years.
     John Deemer, the father of our subject, was born November 12, 1827, at the old homestead near New Lisbon, and on arriving at manhood he engaged in business in the town of Columbiana as a brick manufacturer and broom maker. Later he carried on a hardware business there, and for many years he was a leading citizen of the place. On January 1, 1852, he was married in Williams county, nine miles northeast of Bryan, to Miss Martha Bushong, who died in Columbiana March 12, 1871. He afterward married a second wife, and his death occurred at Columbiana May 28, 1875. In religious faith he was a Methodist, as was also his first wife, both being devout members of the Church at Columbiana. He had three children, who lived to mature age, all by his first marriage: William M., a resident of Jefferson township, Williams county, is a farmer, and is also interested in business as a tinner. Jacob Edward, who resides at Pueblo, Colorado, is the manager for a large grocery company.
     The subject of our sketch, who is the youngest member of the family, was born in Columbiana, June 29, 1862, and his education was begun in the schools of that town. At the age of fourteen years he came to Williams county, where he worked for some time at farming, saving his earnings in order to secure better school privileges. By this means he managed to pay his way at the normal school at Fayette, Ohio, for two years, and later for three years he attended the Northwestern Normal and Collegiate Institute, at Wauseon, Ohio, the necessary funds being obtained by teaching. After completing his course in the latter institution he continued his teaching for a time, making eleven terms in all, and during the last two years he spent his spare time in reading law. In 1889 he was appointed clerk in the United States Census Office at Washington, D. C.,-where he remained until May, 1893, and the following summer he spent in Elizabethton, East Tennessee. On the day previous to election he returned to Williams county, and settled upon a farm in Jefferson township, of which he became the owner in 1889. The care of this estate has occupied his attention largely, but he finds time to participate actively in all local movements of importance and especially in political affairs. From his youth he has been an ardent supporter of Republican principles, and his sound judgment has caused his advice to be sought in the councils of the party. For seven years he served as a member of the county executive and central committees, and on August 31, 1895, he was nominated by the county convention against four other prominent and popular candidates, to the office of county treasurer, with the result stated above, and since November 5, 1895, he has filled the position with characteristic skill and fidelity.
     On June 25, 1891, Mr. Deemer was married to Miss Blanche Brown, a native of Bridgewater township, Williams county, and a daughter of Abner K. and Amanda (Bollinger) Brown, prominent residents of that locality.
Source: Commemorative Biographical Records of Northwestern Ohio including the counties of Defiance, Henry, Williams & Fulton.  Published at Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1899

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