Biography of Joseph Dillery
Hancock County, OH Biographies

JOSEPH DILLERY, farmer, Arcadia, born January 13, 1823, in Darmstadt, Germany, is a son of Francis and Catharine (Stires) Dillery. Francis Dillery, who was a gardener, directing his attention to general horticultural and agricultural pursuits, came to America with his family in 1831, and in 1840 his son, Joseph, came to Hancock County, Ohio, where he has since resided. Joseph Dillery has been largely identified with the saw mill and lumbering business of this county, but of lath years has given his attention more to his farm interests. In 1864 he enlisted in Company F, One Hundred and Seventy seventh Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Col. Wilcox commanding, and served tea months. On his way home he suffered from an attack of sunstroke, from the effects of which he has never fully recovered Mr. Dillery was first married, October 23, 1845, to Catharine Peters, daughter of Ambrose Peters, and of the seven children born to this union five are now living: Mary J., William H., George W., Susan and Pruda B. William H. married Miss Lucy Bowman, daughter of J. W. Bowman (they have two children living: Zetta and Stella); George W. married Miss Ella Mounts (they have one child, Mary C.) Our subject's second marriage was April 13, 1873, with Lovenia, daughter of John and Hannah (Wolf) Bowman, and by this union there are three children: Dora E., John F. and Rolland J. Mr Dillery has filled many offices of importance during his residence in this county, served several years as mayor of Arcadia, and as deputy provost marshal for Washington Township, this county. He at present fills the position of justice of the peace, having served as such for six years. He is a member of the I. O. O. F., Arcadia Lodge, No. 595. In faith he is a Spiritualist; in politics a Republican. His family, by his last marriage, belong to the Lutheran Church.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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