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Transcribed biography of C. W. Dickover

C. W. DICKOVER, County Sheriff, was born in Lazerne County, Penn., February 17, 1832; is on of ten children, five yet living, born to George and Catharine (Rymer) Dickover, natives of Lancaster County, Penn. George Dickover was a stone mason and plasterer by trade. His father, Jacob Dickover, was a native of Switzerland, and came to America previous to the Revolutionary war. George Dickover and wife lived and died in Pennsylvania, receptively aged seventy-seven and forty-five. C. W. Dickover, next youngest of his parents' family, was reared in his native State; fairly educated in the common schools, and there learned the brick mason's trade. In 1854, he came to Valparaiso; worked as a journeyman several years, and then engaged in contracting. He has resided in Valparaiso ever since, except two years when working in Dubuque, Iowa. After the fire at Chicago, he went there and assisted in rebuilding the burnt district for about four months. In December, 1857, Mr. Dickover returned to Luzerne County, Penn., where, on the 5th of January, 1858, he married Miss Mary Willits, of Wilkes-Barre. Mr. D. has contracted for and executed a great deal of work in La Porte, Lake and other counties, He and wife are members of the Presbyterian Church, and the parents of six children; C. Howard, Mark L., Daisy, living, and Jessie, Ford and Maude, deceased. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and has ascended to the Commandery, being a Sir Knight of Valparaiso Commandery, No. 28. He is a Republican, and in October, 1880, was elected Sheriff of Porter County, and at the Republican County Convention, in July 1882, was re nominated by acclamation.

Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
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