|Birth: ||1758, Germany|
|Death: ||Apr., 1816|
We do not know who Johannes Dingler's parents were.
The following information comes from "Dinglers of the South", compiled by Terry Cowan in 1983.
Johannes (John) Dingler was a German born soldier, patriot, farmer and preacher. He came to America during a time of turmoil and participated in many of the events that shaped our nation in it's infancy.
When Johannes first came to America he was a member of the British army, but after 4 years he coverted to the Colonial cause, and until the end of the war fought under General Washington. On August 23, 1779, Johannes enlisted in Captain Carl Marckels Independent Troop of Light Dragoons commaned by Colonel Armand.
A story passed down through generations tells that Johannes' names had once been Bell, but on the boat coming to America, he decided that he no longer wanted to be Bell, but that he would be the "dingler" of the Bell. this same story has come down through several branches of the Dingler family.
Near the close of the Revoluntiary War, or shortly thereafter, Johannes married Nancy Ward Paschall of North Carolina. Their first few years were spent in North Carolina. By the late 1780's they had settled in Georgia. By the early 1790's Johannes was using the English form of his name-John.
Children of Johannes and Nancy Dingler: William, John, Sarah, Samuel Dennis, Milly, Henry, Pheriby, Catherine Kimble, and Jonathon B.
In the early 1790's Johannes (John) Dingler was again in the service of his country. He was in the 4th Company of the 1st Battalion of the Elbert County Regiment, commanded by Colonel Ragland. On May 17, 1793, he was listed as a gentleman of arms under the command of Captain William Allen. He was one of only two men in the company that had their own personal swords.
After moving to Georgia, Johannes became a preacher in the Primitive Baptist church.
At the time of his death in the early part of 1816, John dingler was living in Morgan County, GA. He left no will, but there are extensive court records conerning the disposition of his estate and guardianship of his minor children. John Dingler seemed to have a varied and self-sufficient farming operation in Morgan County. He was also a literate man.
Nancy Paschall Dingler (1766 - 1837)
William P. Dingler (1780 - 1826)*
Sarah Dingler Coffman (1786 - 1853)*
Henry Dingler (1795 - 1877)*
Samuel Dennis Dingler (1796 - 1855)*
Swords Community Cemetery
Maintained by: Kathy Hensley
Originally Created by: PC
Record added: Jul 04, 2006
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