DAVID H. PERRIN was born in River John, Nova Scotia, September 10, 1856. His father settled in Perrysburg, Ohio, in 1837. The subject of sketch married Miss Mary E. DeShanaway in August, 1861, and they have three children: William W., Henry N., and Charles L. Mr. Perrin is a builder, and for several years has built many bridges in Northwestern Ohio. At the first call for troops Mr. Perrin enlisted and served in the Fourteenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and in 1864 again enlisted and served in the 180th O. N. G. In politics, a Republican. Post Office address, Maumee.
—Source: Clark Waggoner, ed., History of the City of Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio, Illustrated (New York and Toledo: Munsell & Company, Publishers, 1888), p. 23.