Daniel Pennie

Full name : Daniel Pennie
Alternate spellings, aliases : Penny, Penney

Parents :
Father : Thomas Pennie
Mother : Marion Drummond

Date of Birth : 24 February 1831, or 1832
Place of Birth : Fossoway Parish, Kinrosshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

Vital stats :
Gender : Male
[click here to see an excellent image of Daniel Pennie, courtesy of Brad King]

Spouse : 
Name : Jean Fiskin Napier
Date of Marriage : 19 October 1853
Place of Marriage : Whiteside County or Rock Island County, Illinois
Died : 12 April 1892
Notes : Jean born 20 September 1831 Scotland; listed in some records as Jane. The marriage is recorded in the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index. Marriage service performed by Reverend W. Mason.

Date of Death : 1897
Place of Death, and or Burial : Minnesota
Burial Information : 

Military Service : no

Education : assumed literate

Occupation(s) : He was always occupied to some extent as a farmer, brick and stone mason, and seemed to be involved in municipal and civic affairs, according to Murton Pennie, “In 1869 he was one of the organizers of Leven Township.  He named the township, the lake and the cemetery site from Lock-Leven(sic) in Scotland.  The first township officers were : Daniel Pennie, Joseph C. Hutchins and Thomas Cranse.  In later years he was county commissioner for his district.”

Religion : He was an elder in the Presbyterian (or Methodist..?) church.

Property : cash-sale land
Patentee Name:  Daniel Pennic (name inadvertently misspelled)
Issue Date / Document # : 1 June 1858 /
Acres: two plots totaling 160 acres in Richland County, Wisconsin
Land Office: Mineral Point
Details : (Akan Twonship?); WNW, Sec27/, Twn10-N, Rng2-W; ENE, Sec28/, Twn10-N, Rng2-W
Notes :

Property : cash-sale land
Patentee Name:  Daniel Pennie
Issue Date / Document # : 10 April 1866 / 2360
Acres: 40 acres in Pope County
Land Office: St. Cloud, Minnesota
Details : NWSW Sec13/, Twn126-N, Rng37-W                                
Notes : Daniel named Leven Township and Lake Leven after Loch Leven, in Scotland near whose shores he grew up.

Property : cash-sale land
Patentee Name: Daniel Pennie
Issue Date / Document # : 20 May 1870 / 68

Acres: 105.67 acres in Douglas County
Land Office: Alexandria, Minnesota

Details : two plots - WNW Sec31/, Twn127-N, Rng36-W & NWSW Sec31/, Twn127-N, Rng36-W
Notes :

Property : cash-sale land
Patentee Name:  Daniel Pennie
Issue Date / Document # : 1 April 1873 / 77 & 1286
Acres: 155.23 acres in Pope County
Land Office: Alexandria, Minnesota
Details : three plots - 5 Sec12/, Twn126-N, Rng37-W & 6 Sec12/, Twn126-N, Rng37-W & WSE Sec12/, Twn126-N, Rng37-W

Notes :
[click here to see details of the land settled by Daniel and his family]
 

Family : 
Daughter : Elizabeth
Date of Birth : 19 August 1855
Place of Birth : Minnesota
Married : George Townsend
Died : 12 July 1945
Notes : George Townsend born 7 February 1846 and died 30 July 1924.

Son : Thomas Drummond
Date of Birth : 18 September 1857
Place of Birth : Minnesota
Married :  no
Died : 25 January 1936

Son : Leven
Date of Birth : 22 November 1859
Place of Birth : Minnesota
Married : no
Died :

Daughter : Minnie
Date of Birth : 1 October 1863
Place of Birth : Minnesota
Married : George P. Jones
Died : 3 August 1947
Notes : George Jones born 4 September 1866 and died 4 June 1860.

Son : John II
Date of Birth : 23 November 1865
Place of Birth : Minnesota
Married : Elma Rice
Died :
Notes : Elma Rice born 19 July 1869 and died 19 August 1943.

Daughter : Scotia
Date of Birth : 13 March 1869
Place of Birth : Daniel Pennie Farm, Section 12 of Leven Township, Pope County, Minnesota
Married1 : Walton Holly 21 December 1892 Villard, Minnesota
Married2 : Charles Workman 3 May 1927
Died : February 1964
Notes : Walton Holly born 7 August 1869 and died 28 October 1902 of heart failure.

 

Sources, bibliography :

Pennie, Murton. A short history of the Pennie family, early settlers of Leven Township, Pope County, for the Villard Centennial May 30, 1958(?), or 1983(?).  Transcription provided by Rebecca Tipton, Kansas City.


 
 
 
 

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