HISTORY OF ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, MICHIGAN, WITH ILLUSTRATIONS, Published by L.H. Everts, Philadelphia, 1877,
Daniel B. Wagner was born in Colon Township, February 28, 1846, son of Peter and Catherine Wagner, natives of Pennsylvania. They bought 160 acres of government land and built a log house. Daniel was a Republican, served several terms as highway commissioner and one term as a member of the board of review of Colon.
He was married to Leona E. Tomlinson, may 6, 1866. Children born to this union were Helen G. (married Eugene Grimes of Colon). Wallace H. who married May Staliey. The homestead was known as “Oak Woods.”
Elias Wagner, born Colon, December 30, 1836, was the brother of Daniel Wagner.