John Count Damon (c.1789 - 1848)

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Birthplace: Germany
Death: Died in Hancock, Ohio, USA
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John Count Daman, his wife Ann Catharine Westerman Daman, family consisting of Nicholas, John, Justus, Saul (?), Solomon, William C., Jacob, Henry, and sister Catharine Damon Kinsel. They arrived in New York about 1825-28. John Count had served in Napoleon's army and was one of the soldiers who survived the return march from Russia in winter time. John Count born about 1789 in Germany. Wife about 1799 Germany.

John C. Daman, and his wife, Katherine Westerman, were natives of the fatherland, where they were married and subsequently emigrated to this country in 1830. Here they located in the old Buckeye state, chosing Columbiana county as their home and where they remained up to 1839, that being the date of their removal to Big Lick township. This was in the earlier history of the county, when much of the farming land was in its primitive state, and the carving out of a farm meant long hours of unremitting toil. They purchased forty acres to which they added until it was increased to sixty-five acres, and passed their lives in its cultivation. It is worthy to note that John C. Daman was a man who met every responsibility in life with credit. In the old country he had been a soldier in the German army, and had served out his time in his country's service. He took part in many of the campaigns conducted by the German army, and carried upon his body the scars of wounds received, and showed the marks of the hardships through which he had passed in the various campaigns. So severe had been the service that his constitution became impaired, and the latter part of his life was passed in very indifferent health. He died in 1848. The wife lived for a number of years after, her death having occurred in 1873. The family consisted of eight children, only two of whom are now living, Justice Daman, residing now in the county of Gratiot, Michigan, and W. C. Daman

John Count Damon lived somewhere in Germany, his area of Germany was taken over by Napoleon, who forced John to leave the University (I think

Heidelberg) and join the army. I believe he might have been on the march on Moscow, but I do no know what battle it was where he was seriously wounded.

He was helped by a farmer and his family. He married the farmer's daughter and became a tailor because all of his assets had been confiscated. He eventually became a tailor to the Kaiser. From this, he saved enough money

to make it to the New World with his family. My grandmother said that his teenage daughter got lost in New York City and was never found. The family moved to the Hancock farm site that my grandmother was born at off of County Road 330.

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John Damon's Timeline

1789
1789
Germany
1818
August 10, 1818
Age 29
Hesse, Germany
1821
1821
Age 32
1825
January 2, 1825
Age 36
Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
1826
September 3, 1826
Age 37
Atlantic Ocean
1833
January 25, 1833
Age 44
Hesse, Germany
1834
February 26, 1834
Age 45
Jefferson, OH, USA
1839
June 27, 1839
Age 50
1848
September, 1848
Age 59
Hancock, Ohio, USA