Biography of Calvin F. Dille
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Calvin F Dille, farmer, Rockford, was born in Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, Dec. 19, 1828, and is a son of Calvin Dille, a native of Virginia, who settled in Ohio in an early day, when there was but one house where the city of Cleveland, now stands. He was there during the war of 1812. Calvin F. learned the trade of ship carpenter when quite young. He settled in Algoma, on Sec. 30, in 1849, when there was no other settler in that locality; the Indians, wolves and bears were numerous. He followed lumbering for 20 winters. He was married in 1851, to Adeline Holaday, daughter of Henry Holaday, of Pearson, Mich., a pensioner of 1812. They had two children - Forrest A. (dec.) and Cassius M. Mr. Dille was Justice of the Peace four years.

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