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Below is a family biography included in the book,  Portrait and biographical record of Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties, Pennsylvania published in 1894 by Chapman Publishing Company.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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DANIEL J. LEVAN. The career of this gentleman has been marked with industry, enterprise and well directed efforts that have been rewarded, as he is now the proprietor of a good farm in Allen Township, Northampton County, besides a gristmill, containing the improved roller system of machinery. He is at present residing at Seigfried’s Bridge, and he is much esteemed by the residents. He is the son of Daniel and Eliza (Deily) Levan, and was born in this county April 2, 1862. His father was also born in this county, while his mother was a native of Lehigh County. The former has been a lifelong farmer, making his home in Allen Township, where he was the owner of a good estate until his decease, which sad event occurred in 1884. His good wife followed him to the better land some years later, dying February 4, 1894. In politics the father of our subject was a Democrat, and took an active interest in local affairs. He was a member of the Reformed Church, and lived a Christian life.

Daniel J. Levan has spent his entire life thus far in his native county, and obtained his education in its common schools. In 1881 he was married to Miss Mary Leh, who was born in this county June 30, 1862, and was the daughter of Abram and Sarah (Flick) Leh, the former of whom is deceased, and her mother makes her home with Mr. Levan and his wife.

In his political relations Mr. Levan follows in the footsteps of his honored father, and casts his vote in favor of the Democratic candidates. His landed possessions comprise seventy acres, which by industry he has developed into a fertile tract, erecting thereon all the needful farm buildings. His gristmill is located near Siegfried, and in this branch of industry he is meeting with fair success.

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This family biography is one of numerous biographies included in the book, Portrait and biographical record of Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties, Pennsylvania published in 1894 by Chapman Publishing Company. 

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