Daniel L. Quirk

  • Daniel Quirk moved to Ypsilanti in 1863 after living in Ann Arbor and Chicago.

  • Quirk was instrumental in establishing the First National Bank of Ypsilanti in 1864. He was also instrumental in constructing the Wabash Railroad from Detroit to Butler, Indiana; the Lake Shore Railroad from Ypsilanti to Hillsdale, Michigan; the Eel River Railroad from Auburn to Logansport; and the electric railroad between Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor.

  • Quirk was also responsible for building the large woolen mills in Ypsilanti in 1865 and the Peninsular Paper Company in 1867.