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RISHER, DANIEL WEBSTER: 1833-1897.

A native of Armstrong County, Pa., Daniel Webster Risher was born on Nov. 3, 1833, the son of John and Mary Hawk Risher. In 1853 he joined the Methodist Episcopal church and was licensed to preach one year later. He moved to Iowa in 1855 where he held several pastorates in the Upper Iowa Conference. He was married to Emily Wright and they had one daughter, Mary. On June 2, 1859, he married his second wife, Rebecca Jane Wright, and they had three children: James Harlan, Minnie Cornelia, and William Warren. Returning to Pennsylvania in 1863, Risher engaged in the coal business and later was in the same line of work with two brothers in Brazil, Ind. From 1868 to 1895 he served as a clergyman in a number of Indiana cities. It has been suggested that the book listed below was not written by an Indian but by a white minister and that the author was Risher. He died in Vigo County on Aug. 14, 1897.

Information from Plainfield Public Library.

  • The Indian and White Man: or, The Indian in Self-Defense, by Right-Hand Thunder, Indian Chief. Indianapolis. 1880.Search "The Indian and White Man: or, The Indian in Self-Defense, by
                                        Right-Hand Thunder, Indian Chief" by RISHER, DANIEL WEBSTER: 1833-1897. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
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