Married Elise Meerfeld 18 March 1875, New Ulm, Minnesota
The rapidly thinning ranks of Civil War veterans were again invaded by the grim reaper, early Tuesday morning of last week, when John Dingler passed away at Minnesota State Soldiers' home, Minneapolis, at 1:15 o'clock. Ailments usually attendant upon old age were the cause of his demise, but he was able to be up and around all of the time. Had he lived until next month, Mr. Dingler would have been able to observe his 83rd birthday, for he was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in April, 1847. as a young man, deceased came to New Ulm with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Dingler, who located in Courtland township, Nicollet county, where the family was among the early settlers. At the outbreak of the Sioux Indian massacre here in the fall of 1862, Mr. Dingler helped defend this community against the redmen's attacks. Later, he enlisted in the Civil War, serving until the close of that conflict, and then returned to New Ulm. This city was his abode until about 2 1/2 years ago, when he entered the Soldiers' Home in Minneapolis. On March 18, 1875, deceased was married in this city to Miss Elise Meerfeld, and to this union, eight children were born, all of whom survive. They are: Oscar Dingler, Mrs. Henry Walther, and Mrs. Leslie Overacker, Minneapolis; Ivan Dingler, New Ulm; Mrs. William H. Goede, Bronson; Edgar Dingler, Mankato; Ewald Dingler, Milwaukee, Wis., and Bert Dingler, Rochester. He also leaves 18 grand-children and three great-grand-children, as well as the following 3 sisters: Mrs. Anna Hart, Washington, D.C.; Mrs. Mary Dhein, Minneapolis; and Mrs. Peter Subilia, New Ulm. Mrs. Dingler preceded her husband in death, December 22, 1925. The remains of Mr. Dingler were brought to New Ulm, and according to military honors, at the funeral, which was held from John H. Forster's understaking parlors, Friday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Interment was made in the City cemetery.
Side Served, Union Enlisted as a Private on 18 February 1865 at the age of 18 in Company M, 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment Minnesota.
Mustered Out Company M, 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment Minnesota on 27 Sep 1865.