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Remley - Daniel

Source: History of Montgomery County, Indiana. Indianapolis: AW Bowen, 1913 (Indianapolis, 1913) p 806

In many respects the career of Daniel REMLEY, long one of the most progressive agriculturists and stock raisers of Montgomery County, who is now living, practically retired from the active duties of life, in the city of Crawfordsville, is peculiarly instructive in that it shows what a well defined purpose, supplemented by correct principles and high ideals, can accomplish when one has ambition to succeed along legitimate and well defined lines. The splendid success which has come to Mr. Remley is directly traceable to the salient points in his character. With a mind capable of planning, he combined a will strong enough to execute his well formulated purposes, and his great energy, sound judgment, keen discrimination and perseverance have resulted in the accumulation of a handsome property. He is a scion of one of the old and influential pioneer families of Montgomery County, the excellent reputation of which he has keep unsullied. Daniel Remley was born at the old homestead wet of Crawfordsville on July 8, 1841. He is the son of John and Sarah McCAIN Remley, a complete sketch of whom is found on other pages of this volume. Our subject grew to manhood in Union Twp, assisting with the general work on the large farm, and he received his early education in the district schools. He continued to work at home until he was 32 when he removed to a farm given him by his father, a valuable piece of land in Walnut Township. It was a very attractive, productive and desirable farm, comprising 200 acres of well tilled land, highly cultivated and provided with a modern and well appointed set of buildings. here he continued to carry on general farming and stock raising until a few years ago when he removed to Crawfordsville for the purpose of educating his children. He had been very successful in a financial way, having managed well, especially as a stock man, having kept standard grades of livestock of all kinds on his place. Mr. Remley was married Jan 25, 1872 to Angie STOUT who was born March 29, 1854 in Union Twp, this county and here she grew to womanhood and was educated in the local schools. She is a daughter of Joel and Lucinda SWITZER Stout. Joel Stout, was a farmer who owned a good farm west of Crawfordsville. He was born in Fayette Co, Indiana and was a son of William Stout who came to this state from Butler County, Ohio. He married Ester Turner and to this union 9 children were born. William Stout was one of the early settlers of the county and located on an excellent farm west of Crawfordsville. Joel Stout came to Montgomery County when a young man and here he and Lucinda Switzer were married. She was a daughter of Peter Switzer, and a relative of General US Grant. The father of Peter Switzer was a native of Virginia, whose father had come to this country from Switzerland. Peter Switzer's mother was a daughter of Peter Grant. His parents were reared and married in Ky, and in 1829, removed to Indiana, settling on a farm west of Crawfordsville. Peter Switzer lived to up towards the century mark. The Switzers were all Methodist in religion and Republicans in politics. Ten children were born to Peter Grant Switzer and wife. The death of Mrs. Lucinda Stout occurred on Jan 25, 1888. To Daniel Remley and wife 3 children were born: James Albert is a successful farmer in Union Township; Ollie, who is deceased was an artist of rare ability, painting in oils or using crayons with equal skill; Ethel who is also talented as an artist is living at home. Daniel Remley has long been numbered among the best citizens of his native county, and his home is associated with much that has forwarded its interests, both materially and in a higher sense. He is active in religious matters, being an elder in the Union Presbyterian Church, Walnut Twp for many years. His father was one of the founders of that church. his wife and children are also members and all have been identified with Sunday School work. Politically, Mr. Remley is a Republican and member of the National Horse Thief Detective Association. - kbz
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