DANIEL DAKE, native of Shenandoah County, Va., born March 21,
1818, and is a son of John and Catharine (Bowman) Dake. The former
was born in Virginia, about 1796. His father came from Virginia,
was of German descent, and died about 1868. The latter was born in
Virginia about 1801, and died about 1856. Our subject emigrated
from Virginia with his parents, and settled in Ohio, remained there
two years and removed to Shelby County, on what is known as Sugar
Creek, but removed to Johnson County in 1855, and settled on the
farm on which he now lives. He received a common school education.
At the age of twenty-one years he began life for himself as a
farmer, which he has continued all through life. He married Eliza
J. Moore, October 29, 1854. She was born in Highland County, Ohio,
May 8, 1834, and died January 24, 1883. To this union the following
children were born, viz.: Catharine, born August 25, 1855; Eve
Margaret, born August 8, 1857; Abijah W., born May 8, 1860; John,
born September 1, 1862; Ladora, born January 3, 1865; Henry E.,
born November 25, 1867; James W., born December 25, 1870. Of these
only three are living, viz.: John, Ladora, and James. His wife's
parents were both born in Ohio, and her father was of German
descent, and her mother was of Irish descent. In politics, Mr. Dake
is a democrat. He now owns 177 acres of well-improved lands.
Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker
Banta, D.D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888.