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Daniel Sisler is one of the well-to-do and highly respected farmers of carroll County, living on Section 29, in Freedom Twp. His parents are John and Mary (Roulett0 Sisler, both natives of Washington County, MD where the father was a farmer. In 1850 the family removed to Illinois and settled in Woodland twp., where the father died in the year 1879. The mother is still living, and is now in her 87th year. They had six children, all but one of whom are now living.

The subject of this sketch was born in Washington County, Md., may 19, 1833, and was educated in the district schools of his native county. After coming to Illinois he engaged in farming, remaining with his father until 1870, and working the farm in company with his brother Franklin. In this last mentioned year he bought 113 acres, which is a part of his present home, and since then he has always lived upon it. Industry and good judgment have prospered him, and he is now the owner of 292 acres of arable land, about 250 of which is under cultivation. His farm may indeedbe said to be a model one, being thoroughly well-improved with a fine residence and a large barn, 30 x 80 feet, with 16 feet posts and all the other necessary outbuildings. He devotes much of his time and attention to the raising of fine stock, having generally about 50 head of fine Short-horn cattle about 20 head of high-bred Norman horses and usually about 75 hogs.

Our subject was united in marriage Dec. 31, 1878, with Miss Mary Jane Nipe, daughter of CHristopher and Jane Nipe, of Carroll County. Her father died when Mrs. Sisler was quite small, and the mother and children came West in 1846. She was the 4th in their family of 6 children and was brought up at her mother's home in Carroll County, being educated in the district schools and living with her mother until her marriage. The union of Mr. and Mrs. Sisler has been blessed with the birth of two children; Oscar born Oct. 7, 1858, is married to Miss Maggie Fritz and they have two children, Gracie and Daniel; Orpha, born Dec. 25, 1868 is the wife of Calvin Sites, a farmer in Freedom twp.

Mr. Sisler is regarded as one of the leading citizens of Freedom Twp. in the administration of whose affairs he wields a great influence. His personal history is identical with that of the county, in which which he has so long made his home. Its growth and prosperity he has witnessed and participated in, and has been an important factor in promoting it. His well-known character for integrity and his usually cool judgment have made him a leader, and a man of mark in the community, where he is justly esteemed. He takes an active part in political affairs and is a supporter of the Republican party. Portraits & Biographical Pg 868

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