Daniel Anderson, farmer, P. O. Plain City. The subject of this sketch was born May 28, 1841, in Madison County, Ohio. He is a son of Daniel and Louisa Anderson, who were among the early settlers of Madison County. He was reared to man's estate on a farm, and received a goof I common English education. On October 16, 1862, he married Manzilah Ortman, born November 12, 1837, and a daughter of William and Elizabeth Ortman of Franklin County, Ohio. To them have been born two children-Thomas McLellan, born July 28, 1863, and Maud, born March 29, 1875. Mr. Anderson has from his youth up been a resident of Madison County; he is a member of the M. E. Church at Wilson's Chapel, and the owner of forty acres of land. William Ortman. father of Mrs. Anderson, was born in Maryland, where he married Elizabeth Harlin, by whom he had eleven children, seven of whom are now living---Joshua. Thomas, Emily J., Joseph, Mary E., James W., and Manzilah. About the year, 1849, he emigrated from Maryland to Henry County, Ind. where he located one year, when he came to Franklin County, Ohio, where he and his wife remained until their decease.
From HISTORY OF MADISON COUNTY - W. H. Beers [Chicago, 1883]