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The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
Daniel Ames, was born Jan. 27, 1833, near Sebattusville, Maine. He died October 9, 1915, at the age of 82 years. He came to Wisconsin at the age of 21 and remained in Waupaca county until April 19, 1863, when he was married to Ida E. Witt of Plymouth, Wisconsin, and they came to Mower county, Minnesota, in 1863. In 1866 they removed to Renville county, Minnesota, and settled in the southwest corner of Sacred Heart township, section 24, township 114, range 37, where their daughter, Sophina Ethel was born. They were among the first settlers who came into that part of the county after the Indian outbreak.
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