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Biographical Sketch of Solomon Dill (b. 1838)

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Biographical Sketch of Solomon Dill (b. 1838)

Posted: 8 Dec 2002 9:25PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 14 Dec 2002 1:55PM GMT
Surnames: Dill, Huntsinger
Solomon Dill, was born in Wayne County, Ind., on the 13th day of August, 1838. He was married to Miss Susan Huntsinger, August 12, 1858. She is also a native of Wayne County, and was born May 8, 1840. Five children were born to this union, viz.: Elizabeth R., born December 28, 1859; Benjamin F., born November 8, 1861; William W., born December 26, 1867; Elmina, born May 2, 1873, and Catherine (deceased), born November 8, 1863, died May 29, 1868. The subject was a soldier in the late war, and was in the service nine months, being wounded in the right leg, for which disability he draws a pension of three dollars a month. He owns fifty-four acres of fine farming land on Section 2, Lancaster Township, which is well improved and under a high state of cultivation. Politically, Mr. Dill has formerly been a Republican, but now is somewhat inclined toward the Greenback Organization. The farm is under the management of Mrs. Dill and her son William, while the father is engaged with his son Benjamin F., in retailing musical instruments at Kalamazoo, Mich., where they have been thus occupied for the past three years. In 1866, this family moved from Wayne County, Ind., to Huntington County, and settled where they now reside. The subject is a member of the Evangelical Church, while his wife and three children are members of the Church of God. They are highly respected citizens in the community where they reside.

The History of Huntington County, Indiana (Brant & Fuller:Chicago) 1887. Biographical sketches of Lancaster Township. Page 706.

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