Daniel W. Marmon
Born in Logan County, Ohio, Marmon was orphaned at age 5 (see Maxinkuckee History) and raised by his industrialist uncle, Eli Stubbs. As a boy, Marmon spent a great deal of time visiting the E. & A. H. Nordyke plant, a maker of milling equipment.
In 1865, after his graduation from Earlham College, Daniel become an equal partner in the mill construction business, and the company was renamed Nordyke Marmon & Company. It became most notable for its automobiles.
In 1882 Daniel and his wife Elizabeth purchased their property at 1100 East Shore Drive on Lake Maxinkuckee's East Shore. It contained a small cottage and over time, the cottage was expanded and outbuildings constructed.
Daniel Marmon died in 1909.
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