David Mcintyre, a well known and prosperous agriculturist of Lyndon township, was born on the farm of eighty acres on which he has spent practically his entire life and in the operation of which he is busily engaged at the present time. His birth occurred on the 12th of December, 1849, his father being David S. McIntyre, a sketch of whom appears on another page of this work.
He obtained his education in the schools of Cascade, this county, and after putting aside his text-books assisted his father in the operation of the home farm, whereon he has lived continuously with the exception of three years (from 1904 until 1907) spent on the Onion river.
The property, comprising one hundred and ninety acres, was divided between our subject and his brother at the time of the father's demise. By dint of untiring industry and able management David Mcintyre has brought his land under a high state of cultivation and improved it until his labors are annually rewarded by bounteous harvests.
On the 11th of October, 1876, Mr. Mcintyre was united in marriage to Miss Julia A. Hatch, a daughter of Justin and Marilla (Putney) Hatch. Her father was born in Windsor county, Vermont, in 1798, while the mother's birth occurred in St. Lawrence county, New York, in 1816.
Justin Hatch could recall having seen Marquis de Lafayette when that celebrated commander and statesman visited America in 1824-25, and his recollections also included Daniel Boone, the intrepid Kentucky pioneer, whose death occurred when Mr. Hatch was twenty-two years of age.
The Putney family, of which the mother was a member, was descended from the Putneys, of Putney's Commons, near London, England. Mrs. McIntyre's parents were married in the east and came to this state in 1844, settling in Fond du Lac county, where Justin Hatch followed the occupation of farming. His demise occurred in 1888, while his wife was called to her final rest in 1884. Unto them were born nine children, four of whom still survive, as follows: Mrs. Julia A. Mcintyre, Mrs. H. W. Wheeler, Mrs. I. N. Crossby, and Mrs. Alice Adams. The Hatch family was one of the earliest in the east, having settled in that part of the country prior to the Revolutionary war.
While still but a boy Justin Hatch did independent service in the War of 1812 and prior to his marriage entered the regular army. He did military duty for about five years and went down the Ohio to the Mississippi river and up the Missouri river to the headwaters of the Missouri when that part of the country was a wilderness. Before entering the military service of his country he carried mail between Vincennes, Indiana, and Louisville, Kentucky.
Mr. and Mrs. Mcintyre have four children. Mertie I., whose birth occurred on the 24th of August, 1877, is now the wife of G. W. Sharp and resides in Oregon. Orion G., who was born on the 1st of September, 1880, makes his home in Oregon. Josephine M., whose natal day was May 7, 1884, gave her hand in marriage to C. B. Connel. Georgie, who was born in the year 1886, is still at home.
In politics Mr. Mcintyre is a stanch republican, loyally supporting the men and measures of that party. He was the census taker for this district in the year 1880. He is well known and highly esteemed throughout the community in which almost his entire life has been spent, and that his career has ever been upright and honorable is indicated by the fact that the associates of his boyhood and youth are still numbered among his stanch friends and admirers.
Information gathered and adapted from History of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, Past and Present
Carl Zillier, Editor
Pubished by The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912, Chicago, IL