David J. EATINGER was born in Portage county, Ohio, on the 3d of December, 1825, his parents being John and Christina (CRUMRINE) EATINGER, natives of Maryland, and who are both dead, his father dying in Portage county in 1828, and his mother at the same place in 1856. David went to Illinois in 1853, where he remained until 1865, when he came to Iowa and settled in Greenfield, Adair county, where he remained for nine years engaged in farming, part of his farm being in the city park in Greenfield. He removed to his present location in March, 1875, where he has one hundred and sixty three acres of land, three acres of which are timber and the balance improved, and has two orchards which contain five and a half acres. He has one hundred and fifty head of sheep, and also raises graded Durham cattle. He was married in Marshall county, Illinois, in August, 1855, to Miss Mary A. HAUK, a daughter of Augustus and Mary A. HAUK. They have ten children living—Mary E , Clara, Lizzie, David J., Rachel, Conrad, Christina, Barbara, Augustine and Bert. They have lost one child—Grant.
Extracted from History of Guthrie and Adair Counties, Iowa