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Daniel McDonald, sheriff of Woodbury County, was born in Livingston County, N.Y., in 1844; removed to Wis., with his parents in 1849, and lived there until August 15th, 1862, when he enlisted in Co. B., 28th Wis. V.; served until 1865, and participated in a number of noted battles, among them being Helena, Little Rock, Pine Bluff and Spanish Fort battles. He came to this city in 1867, and engaged in the livery business; was deputy sheriff eight years, under John McDonald, and was elected to his present office in Oct., 1881.