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Daniel  Meltzer

          Daniel Meltzer of Union Township, is a native of Dearborn County, Ind., born February 26, 1849, being the fourth in a family of twelve children born to  John F.  and  Sallie (Fuchs) Meltzer, who were both natives of Germany.  They came to the United States in 1841.  They returned from Ohio to Shelby County in 1842.  Daniel remained at home and assisted his parents until he attained the age of twenty-three years, receiving a common school education.  December 25, 1873, his marriage with  Lavina Fuchs  was solemnized, and to their union these four children have been born:  Jacob D., Frederick W.,  Maggie F., and  Minnie.  For twelve years Mr. Meltzer followed carpentering, but since his marriage he has made farming his occupation, and he has been quite successful.  He now owns seventy-four and one-half acres of well improved land.  He and wife are members of the St. Zion's German Protestant Church.  In politics, he is a Democrat.
History of Shelby County, Indiana, Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1887, page 774.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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