Merced Express

Jan 28, 1937


Daniel Halterman, 78, pioneer Merced county rancher, lately retired, died at the general hospital last Thursday after an illness of two months. He came to this county from his birthplace in Napa in 1871 and settled near Snelling when it was the county seat.

He later moved to the Atwater district where he resided until his death. He at one time engaged in extensive grain farming activities and operated seven sections of land on what now is located the Pepper Fruit ranch. He also cultivated a large tract of fruit orchards.

The Haltermans recently celebrated their Golden wedding anniversary while he was confined to the hospital.

He leaves his widow, Mrs. Ellen Halterman of Atwater, two sons, Verle Halterman of Snelling and Don Halterman of Merced and three daughters, Mrs. Mary Stanfield of Atwater, Mrs. Florence Potter and Mrs. Helen Anderson of Sacramento. He also leaves two brothers, La Fayette Halterman of Sacramento and Joe Halterman of Napa and five sisters, Mrs. Cynthia Whealan of Merced, Mrs. Louise Tolle, Mrs. Minnie Short, Miss Abbie Halterman of Napa, and Mrs. Lizzie N. Northfield of Madera.

Funeral services were held in the Ivers & Alcorn chapel Sunday afternoon at 2. Burial was in the family plot in Calvary cemetery.


Contributed by: Carol Lackey