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Jacob Dittoe, Sr
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Birth: unknown
Death: Jan. 30, 1826
Perry County
Ohio, USA

FATHER-IN-LAW OF BARBARA L. OVERMIER DITTOE

OHIO PIONEER

BENEFACTOR OF THE FIRST CATHOLIC CHURCH IN OHIO (ST. JOSEPH'S OF PERRY COUNTY)

FENCE VIEWER FOR READING TWP., 1809; TRUSTEE, 1810

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A BIOGRAPHY OF JACOB DITTOE, by Larry Overmire, Sept. 2008:

Jacob and his wife, children, and brother-in-law John Finck and his family, came to Ohio from Conewago, Pennsylvania about 1803. They settled in Middleton between Zanesville and Lancaster, and later named the place Somerset. Jacob was one of the first benefactors of the first Catholic church in Ohio--St. Joseph's in Perry County. In fact, it was Jacob who donated the land for the church and chose the Patron--St. Joseph. Some contend the first mass in Ohio was said in his home.


Note from Nancy Ann Mull Buchanan: "According to an article written by Kathy Elizabeth Kreppner called "Early Catholic Immigration Into South Eastern Ohio" (published in Catholic Record Society, Diocese of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, Vol. 1, No. 2, February 1975), Jacob had two younger brothers: Joseph and Anthony who also lived in the Middletown/Somerset (OH) settlement."
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Catherine Ann Sneeringer Dittoe (1764 - 1853)
 
 Children:
  John Henry Dittoe (1788 - 1856)*
  Michael Dittoe (1791 - 1858)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Joseph Cemetery
Somerset
Perry County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: Laurence Overmire
Record added: Sep 11, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29727448
Jacob Dittoe, Sr
Added by: Karen Marshall
 
Jacob Dittoe, Sr
Added by: Karen Marshall
 
Jacob Dittoe, Sr
Added by: Karen Marshall
 
 
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Jacob is my 5x's Great Grandfather...As is John Finck...
- Dawn Bininger
 Added: Jul. 29, 2011

- Laurence Overmire
 Added: Sep. 11, 2008
 
 
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