Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
DANIEL PETRIE. Among the
industrious farmers of the Lake Chelan country, we are constrained to mention
the gentleman whose name initiates this article, since he has manifested
integrity and uprightness, together with faithfulness, in all his labors
here for a decade. He dwells about six and one-half miles northwest
from Chelan upon a farm taken from government land, in the early
nineties. He has labored on and improved his place from year to year
until he has now a productive farm. He gives attention to raising diversified
crops and has over ten acres of choice orchard.
Daniel Petrie was born in Germany in January,
1869, the son of Frederick and Margaret (Gleber) Petrie, both natives of
Germany and now dwelling in Leroy, New York. They came to the United
States in 1881 and settled where they now live. Our subject was raised
in Germany and New York and received his education from the public schools.
He remained with his father and rented land in the vicinity of his native
place until 1893 when his active spirit led him to the west. For
one year he labored in various points of the sound country, then came to
Lake Chelan. He was soon employed here, and in a short time had located
his present place which he took by the squatter's right and which has been
the home place since that time.
Mr. Petrie has two brothers, Frank and Fred,
and two sisters, Katie Sterim and Alice.
On January 12, 1897, occurred the marriage
of Mr. Petrie and Miss G. Knowles, the wedding occurring at Waterville,
Washington. Her parents are in mentioned elsewhere in this volume
as also are her brothers and sisters. To Mr. and Mrs. Petrie have
been born threee children, Viola, Guy, and Elmer. Mr. Petrie is a
staunch and firm Democrat and is active for the welfare of the community,
having been delegate to the county convention and laboring for the same
in other occupations as well. Mr. Petrie is respected by all and
known as a man of integrity and honor.