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Transcribed biography of John Dille

John Dille, of the firm of Dille & Johnson, Westville, Ind., was born in Blackford county, Ind., Sept. 1, 1836, and is a son of Hiram and Nancy Dille, natives of Ohio. The former resides three miles south of Valparaiso, Ind., and the latter is dead. Mr. Dille was reared on a farm until 14 years old, when he learned the carpenter's trade. He worked several winters in a planing mill at Valparaiso, which he afterward purchased in company with Johnson, and removed it to Westville. He does a good business in dressing lumber, turning neck-yokes, whippletrees, etc., and also manufactures the wood-work for cradles. The engine that drives the machinery is one of 15-horse power. Mr. Dille was married Aug. 18, 1860, to Miss Caroline Lansing, by whom he has had 7 children; of these, 5 are living: Berdell, Juya B., Neva E., Rosco V. and John. Mr. Dille served 8 months in the late war in Co. B, 155th Reg. Ind. Vol. Inf.

Source: Charles C. Chapman & Company. 1880. History of La Porte County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages, and Townships. Chicago, Illinois: Charles C. Chapman & Company. 914 p.
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