Biography of Henry Dillman
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HENRY DILLMAN, grocer, Bluffton, was born in Hancock County, Ohio, February 27, 1844, and is the sixth in the family of seven children of Peter and Elizabeth (Bame) Diliman, natives of Germany. His father came from his native land to America and settled on a farm in Jefferson County, Ohio, and there Henry was reared. Our subject received his edu- cation in Hancock County, living with his parents until he attained his majority, when he went to Springfield. Ohio, and lived there one year, and came to Bluffton, clerking for two years for Philip Tranch. In 1869 Mr. Dillman embarked in the grocery business, in which he has continued successfully ever since. He is now the owner of a business room. three houses and lots in Bluffton. He was united in marriage, in 1875, with Miss Emma Helms, a daughter of Joseph Helms, a pioneer and prominent farmer of Hancock County, Ohio. To this union have been born five children: Maud, Harley. Budd, Charles and Tonev C. Mrs. Diliman is a member of the Methodist Church at Bluffton. In politics Mr. Dillman is a Democrat.

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