ATTICK, DANIEL, was born in York county, Pa., December 15, 1821, and is a son of Peter and Catherine (Sudden) Attick. His maternal grandfather, John Sudden, was a native of York county, a farmer, and a soldier in the Revolutionary war. He had a family of seven children: John, Peter, Daniel, Hannah, Barbara, Catherine, and Sallie. Mr. Sudden died at the age of one hundred and one years. His son Peter Attick, father of Daniel, was born in York county and was a weaver. He was married to Miss Catherine, daughter of John Sudden. Of their nine children four are living: Daniel, Abraham, Peter, and Catherine, wife of John Henry. Their deceased children are: John; Henry; Jacob, died August 20, 1887, aged seventy-five years; George, Died March 3, 1863, aged forty-four years; Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Seller. Both parents died in York county.
Daniel Attick attended the subscription schools of his locality until he was sixteen years old. He was then for two years employed as a farm hand. Thinking it would be of advantage to have a trade, he served an apprenticeship of two years at blacksmithing. He then, at eighteen years of age, came to Dauphin county and hired on a farm for one year, and afterwards for two years more. After his marriage he took the farm of Peter Daugherty, where he remained for twenty-five years. He next removed to Paxton township, remained there five years, and in 1881 removed to what is known as the Gray farm, which has ever since been his residence. Mr. Attick was married, August 2, 1849, to Miss Mary Ann, daughter of Benjamin and Christina (Lauderbach) Mefferd. They had twelve children. of whom eleven are living: William, John B., Franklin P., Daniel, Sarah, Mrs. John Dieth; George W., James, Samuel, Edward, Ellen, and Ida C.; Susan died November 2, 1891, aged thirteen years. Mr. Attick is a Democrat. Mrs. Daniel Attick was born March 12, 1831, and died March 15, 1890, aged fifty-eight. Her father, Benjamin Mefferd, was born in Dauphin county. His wife, Christiana Lauderbach, was a native of Germany. They had four children: Sarah, wife of Isaac Houck; Rebecca, wife of Daniel Seiders; Mary, Mrs. Attick; and Cornelia, who died July l5, 1894, aged fifty-six rears. Mrs. Mefferd died November 18, 1894, at the age of fifty-eight. Both were members of the United Brethren church.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 28 August 2001
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