|Birth: ||Feb. 23, 1829|
|Death: ||Oct. 21, 1905, USA|
Husband of Elizabeth C.
~Calvin Dill is one of the well-known citizens of Perry Township, and a representative of one of the old and respected pioneer families of Tippecanoe County [Indiana]. He is a native of Ohio, born in Ross County, February 23, 1829, the youngest in a family of seven children. His father, Robert Dill, was born near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, February 27, 1785, a son of Thomas Dill. The Dill family are of Scotch and Irish origin, some of the members coming to America in an early day, and participated in the war of the Revolution. When Robert Dill was a lad of thirteen years his parents removed to Kentucky, and about four years later went to Ross County, Ohio, Thomas Dill making his home in that State until his death. Robert Dill was married in Franklin County, Ohio, near Columbus, December 13, 1810, to Miss Martha G. Harrison, who was born in New Jersey, October 22, 1787. Of their seven children, but three are now living: Thomas, the eldest, was born October 11, 1811, and is now a resident of Cass County, Indiana; William H.,who now lives in Nebraska, was born February 13, 1815; and Calvin, the subject of this sketch. Rebecca, who was born March 27, 1817, and Charlotte, who was born November 30, 1824, died after reaching maturity; Robert was born November 9, 1819, and died October 18, 1826; and Eleanor was born March 22, 1822, and died October 22, 1826.
Robert Dill came with his family to Tippecanoe County in 1829, and entered a tract of Government land in Perry Township, out of which he made a homestead, living there until his death, which occurred May 8, 1855. His wife died January 18, 1840. He was a man of great industry and energy and a highly respected citizen. He was a soldier in the war of 1812. In politics he was an old line Whig. Both he and his wife were faithful and consistent members of the Presbyterian church.
Calvin Dill, whose name heads this sketch, was but a few months old when his parents settled in this county, and his home has always been in Perry Township. He now owns and occupies the old homestead, where he played in his childhood, and where he grew to manhood. Here he has lived for a period of fifty-eight years, and has witnessed the surrounding country change from a wilderness to its present prosperous condition. He is classed among the enterprising and progressive farmers of his township, and is respected by all who know him. He is the owner of 355 acres of choice land, 160 acres being the old homestead. In politics he affiliates with the Republican party. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, belonging to Dayton Lodge, No. 103. Mrs. Dill was formerly Miss Elizabeth Ghere, and is a native of Pennsylvania, born in Dauphin County in the year 1832. She is a daughter of David Ghere, who settled in Clinton County, Indiana, in 1836. Mr. and Mrs. Dill have had born to them nine children, two of whom died in infancy. The names of their children who yet survive are--Martha G., Laura, Edwin S., Emma F., Marietta, Robert H. and Wallace C.
Source: Biographical Record and Portrait Album of Tippecanoe County, Indiana,, pp. 498-499
Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1888
Robert Dill (1785 - 1855)
Martha Gregory Harrison Dill (1787 - 1840)
Elizabeth Chere Ghere Dill (1832 - 1902)*
Clifford W Dill (1874 - 1944)*
Thomas Dill (1811 - 1893)*
Calvin Dill (1829 - 1905)
Plot: Old section
Created by: L. A. (Terry)
Record added: Aug 20, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15440826