Daniel Inman moved to IL in 1837. A mechanic before
his enlistment Oct. 10, 1864 in Co. I (commanded by his brother, Chester), 9th IA
Infantry. He served in all engagements with Sherman to the sea, and was wounded in the
side at Bentonville, NC, 21 March 1865. He was discharged at Louisville, KY July 18, 1865.
Daniel and his brother, Chester, were among the very first settlers of O'Brien Co., IA, buying his first land there (in Sec. 34) in 1872. He obtained other parcels in this same section in 1876 and 1881, and in 1889 sold all this land, now comprising 320 acres. He was a farmer and the first blacksmith in O'Brien Co. and also kept a livery stable. Daniel was county supervisor in 1867 and county surveyor in 1868. At one time he was residing at Sanborn and at another in Primghar, both in O'Brien Co.
In 1891 Daniel first went to OR to look over the state. he returned to Oregon with his family in 1893, at which time he purchased land near Liberty. Daniel later acquired property in adjoining Linn Co., but spent a large portion of his later life in Salem, although he was residing in Stayton in 1909.
Info from "The Genealogy of the Daniel Inman Family", by Charles Inman.
Inman, Daniel W. Resides at Salem, Ore.; born February 14, 1835, Wayne County, New York; father, Willard (born in Connecticut, 1801), mother, Lydia M. Peck (born in New York). Married Franchette E. Johnson June 19, 1860; children: Iva, Katie, Stella, Claude, Claire. Enlisted October 10, 1864, at Butler Center in Company I, Ninth Iowa Infantry, Third Brigade, First Division, Fifteenth Corps. Served in all engagements with Sherman to the Sea; wounded in right side at Bentonville, N. C., March 21, 1865; discharged at Louisville, Ky., July 18, 1865. Settled in O’Brien County September, 1866, in Grant Township. Later resided at Sanborn. County Supervisor in 1867; County Surveyor, 1868. Member Masonic Lodge at Primghar and Sanborn and now at Stayton, Ore.; member Salem Post, G. A. R., at Salem,
From Old Soldiers Who Have Lived In O'Brien County, IA - Compiled by Geo W. Schee and O.H. Montzheimer 1909, Primghar, IA