Daniel Swigart was born and raised in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. His grandparents were Germans, who settled there at a very early date. His wife was reared in Virginia; she also decended from German parents. Daniel Swigart came to De Witt County in 1849-1850, where he resided until his death, February 1869. His wife survived him until March 1875. They raised 11 children.
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1830 Grand Prairie, Marion Co, OH. The census taker found the family there that year and recorded Daniel at age 30-40 with a family consisting of 2 males under 5, 2 at 5-10, probably his wife, also 30-40, and 2 females at 10-15. Daniel's father was 4 doors down.