Shelby County

Daniel Runkle



Daniel Runkle

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 845

     president of the Farmers & Merchants Bank Company of Anna, O., is one of the capitalists and representative men of this section of Ohio and for many years has been also extensively interested in farming and cattle raising in Auglaize county. He was born on a farm in Fairfield county, O., March 24, 1846, and is a son of George and Mary (Ware) Runkle, who came to Ohio from Pennsylvania.
     Daniel Runkle remained on his father's farm in Green township until  he was twenty-one years of age and then took charge of a farm of 120 acres, a gift from his father, situated in Auglaize county, where he continued to reside until 1907, when he came to Anna. From the age of twenty-four years he engaged in raising fine cattle and in this industry was known all over this part of the state, having added to his land at times and still owns three farms, aggregating 360 acres. The Farmers & Merchants Bank Company of Anna, O., was incorporated in 1907, under the laws of the state of Ohio, with a capital of $25,000, with the following officers: Daniel Runkle, president;
R. D. Mede, vice-president, and J. W. A. Fridley; cashier. The directors at that time were Daniel Runkle, president; R. D. Curtner, cashier; Geo. D. Fridley, vice-president: W. C. Heinrich and E. M. Martin. In 1910 the directorate was raised to seven members. The board of directors for 1912 was as follows: R. D. Mede, Daniel Runkle, C. C. Toland, George C. Schiff, William Runkle, E. M. Martin (not sworn in), and J. W. A; Fridley, all men of ample fortune and thoroughly representative of this section's best
     Daniel Runkle married Miss Mary D. Lusk and they have two sons, William McKendry, who is dead, and George Albert, who remains on the homestead in Auglaize county. Mr. Runkle is a broad-minded, liberal man and he was welcomed to Anna as a valuable addition to the town's citizenship. He is identified with the Masonic fraternity and belongs also to the Royal Arcanum.

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