|Death: ||Jan. 30, 1826|
FATHER-IN-LAW OF BARBARA L. OVERMIER DITTOE
BENEFACTOR OF THE FIRST CATHOLIC CHURCH IN OHIO (ST. JOSEPH'S OF PERRY COUNTY)
FENCE VIEWER FOR READING TWP., 1809; TRUSTEE, 1810
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."
Catherine Ann Sneeringer Dittoe (1764 - 1853)
John Henry Dittoe (1788 - 1856)*
Michael Dittoe (1791 - 1858)*
Saint Joseph Cemetery
Created by: Laurence Overmire
Record added: Sep 11, 2008
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