NYE, Daniel Henry, farmer, Progress, Dauphin county, Pa., was born in Palmyra, Londonderry township, Lebanon county, July 23, 1844, and is a son of Solomon and Mary (Bowman) Nye. The mother diedOctober, 1895, aged seventy-three years, and the father still survives. they had a family of ten children: Samuel, deceased; John M., deceased; Lizzie, deceased; Daniel Henry, Christian, William, Mary, Joseph, Emma, and Jacob. The parents of Mrs. Nye are both deceased and had these children: Annie, Louisa, George, Samuel, Clemens, Sadie, all deceased, and Jacob, who has not been heard from for twelve years; Serena F., Mary, Sarah, and Susan.
Daniel Henry attended the public schools of his native place until he was twenty-one years of age, and then went to the Palmyra Academy for three years. He taught school four terms in Palmyra, and in 1869 was appointed postmaster of that town by President Grant. This position he held seven consecutive years, and resigned in November, 1875. In 1872 and 1873 he served as tax collector of Londonderry township. Being elected recorder and clerk of the court in 1875 by a very large majority he entered upon the duties of the office on January 1, 1876, and served three years. He has also served as school director. In 1879 he engaged in farming, and moved in 1891 to his present homestead, where he has followed that occupation up to the present time. On February 5, 1863, he enlisted in company J, Pennsylvania volunteers, in Harrisburg, under Captain McMullin, of Lancaster, and Colonel Boyd. After being stationed in Carlisle, Chamberburg and various other places his regiment went to Alexandria, Va., where they embarked for Port Royal, S.C. He participated in the conflicts at Spottsylvania, the Wilderness and Cold Harbor. At the latter place his right arm was shot away, being struck by an eight-inch shell. He was honorably discharged on February 5, 1865. He was married, February 20, 1868, to Serena F. Illig, by whom he has nine children: Aurora B., born April, 1875, and died August, 1875; Allen B., born September 13, 1875, and died April, 1877; Amasa, bron January 14, 1870; Annie M., born March 29, 1871; Alma Lacy, born January 24, 1873; Aaron, born January 24, 1878; Daniel B., born May 7, 1882; Serena B., born March 29, 1886, and Benjamin Harrison, born May 24, 1889. The family are members of the Lutheran church.
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