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Grave dedication ceremony to honor War of 1812 veteran

War of 1812 Army Veteran Daniel Harding, buried in Hoagland Cemetery in LaGrange County, will be honored with a dedication service at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 20.

The grave dedication ceremony is part of the LaGrange de LaFayette Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) commemorative three-year-old observance of the War of 1812.

A veteran’s marker highlighting Sergeant Daniel Harding’s military service has been installed at the site of his family headstone in Hoagland Cemetery (100E 250N). This marker commemorates his service with Swifts Militia of New York.

Daniel and his wife Nancy, along with their children and other Harding family members, arrived in the Lima (Howe) area in LaGrange County as one of its earliest settlers. Daniel served as a sheriff in Lima Township from 1832-1835.

Daniel Harding died in 1870 and is buried beside his wife Nancy in Hoagland Cemetery.