Biography of Frank L. Dabbelt
Mercer County, Ohio Biographies

FRANK LUDWIG DABBELT, a prosperous farmer and well known citizen of Franklin township, who owns a well improved farm of 140 acres, which has been in the family since the grandfather's time, was born here on April 18, 1867. He is a son of Hubert and Rosina (Lincihaus) Dabbelt.

The grandfather of Mr. Dabbelt, Barney Dabbelt, was born in Germany, Where he was twice married. He settled in Franklin township!, Mercer County, on the farm above mentioned, and upon it passed the rest of his life. The children of his first marriage were: Gerhard, Hubert and Anna, the latter of whom married John Beauchamp; and all are now deceased. The children of the second marriage were: Ignatz, August and Mollie, the latter of whom: is Mrs. Henry Dorston.

Hubert Dabbelt was about 15 years of age when he accompanied his father to Mercer County, and he remained all his life on the home farm, where he died January 5, 1906. At St. Sebastian's Catholic Church, at Sebastian, Mercer County, he was married to Rosina Lindhaus, who was born in Ohio, but is of German 'extraction. Of her three brothers, Henry, Barney and Joseph, the first named is dead. Of her sisters, Mary, Elizabeth, Caroline, Catherine and Lena, Catherine is deceased. Mrs. Dabbelt still survives and resides at the home of the subject of this sketch.

The children of Hubert Dabbelt and wife were: Barney John, who married Mary Hanfelder and resides on a farm near Montezuma; Henry, who married Christina Heyne, and lives at Dayton; Catherine, who married Casper Clune and is now deceased; Frank Ludwig, of this sketch; John and Caroline, who died young; and Aloys, who married Agnes Schwietermann and lives on a Franklin township farm.

Frank Ludwig Dabbelt has always followed farming. In 1898 he purchased his present farm, which included a comfortable, 10 room frame house and good barn. Mr. Dabbelt has made many improvements here and has a very valuable property. In 1892 he had experiments made to determine whether gas existed and the conclusions were so favorable that he had a well drilled from which gas still issues, which is utilized for heating and. lighting.

On October 20, 1898, Mr. Dabbelt was united in marriage with Mary Schwietermann, a daughter of Joseph Schwieterrnann, a prominent citizen of Franklin township, and they have three children, namely: Hubert, born July 26, 1901; Alfred, born August 30, 1903; and Ferdinand, born April 24, 1905. Both Mr. Dabbelt and wife are members of St. Sebastian's Catholic Church at Sebastian.

History of Mercer County, Ohio
and Representative Citizens
Edited & Compiled by: Hon. S. S. Scranton
Published by: Biographical Publishing Company
Chicago, Illinois

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