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Here is a brief beginning to our family history.  

My family's line of descent is marked with a **. 

Several other variations seem to have been adopted by other branches of  descendants - Deibert, Dipert, Daubert, Diver, etc.  Since in olden days many individuals could not read or write, they had no idea how their name should be spelled.  Anyone who was educated that was recording names (i.e. for census or deeds) spelled it as they heard it and thus created many versions of the name which were eventually adopted by those branches of the family.

Our story begins in the 1600's in a turbulent France with an oppressed people.  The French Catholic church had become strong and was persecuting Huguenots (Protestants) who did not follow the Catholic faith.  In 1685, King Louis XIV outlawed the French Protestant religion and many were slaughtered who did not follow his law.  To escape the persecution, many of these French Huguenots escaped or were driven into exile in other countries, primarily Holland and Germany.  Many had heard of the freedom in America and came here to find a new life as soon as they could find passage.  Our ancestor was one of these individuals.

Charles Frederic DE BURT was born about 1660 in St Serne, France. His exact place of birth and parentage has not yet been determined by genealogists.  He came to America in 1699 on "Ye First Shippe" with Pastor Phillip de Roucheville and many other Huguenot settlers and was a founder of Manakintown, Virginia, which was near the current location of the town of Richmond.  He later went with pastors Phillip de Roucheville and Piere Robert after the Indian massacre to Trout River, North Carolina, and on to Charleston, South Carolina to help build Huguenot churches.  When differences developed in that area among the group, several individuals (including Charles) returned with one of the pastors to Manakintown, Virginia.  It was here that Charles Frederic de Bart was first recorded in the official "Douglas Register" as one of the original Huguenot settlers.  Charles Frederic died in 1707 at sea off the coast of Virginia at the age of 47.  

Charles was married to Magdalena Margaret (Eve) - her last name is currently unknown, but there has been some speculation that it is Chartier due to some information that a couple of Dibert researchers have found.  Also, as you will see, their son (and our ancestor) John will later marry a Chartier.  This possible relationship through Magdalena may explain how John came to meet Martin Chartier, possibly an uncle or cousin, and marry his daughter.   Charles and Magdalena were evidently married in France since some of their children were born before the time that they came to America.  Magdalena Margaret (Eve) was born about 1661 in France and died 1720 in Virginia. Charles and Magdalena are both said to be buried in the cemetery at the Manakintown settlement.  Charles Frederic DE BURT and Magdalena had the following known children:

  1. **John DE BURT
  2. Henry DAUBERT was born about 1687.
  3. David DE BURT was born about 1689.
  4. Mary DE BURT was born about 1691.

John DE BURT was born about 1685, presumably in France but perhaps in Holland if his parents had already left France.  He came to adulthood in the colony of Virginia where he met another former Frenchman, Martin Chartier.  In 1708, John was married to Mary SEAWORTH (believed to be a daughter of Martin CHARTIER and Shawnee Indian Girl SEAWORTH).  Mary SEAWORTH was born about 1687 and in Indian fashion took her mother's maiden name.  John and Mary as well as Martin and his wife traveled with the Shawnees on the Warriors' Trail north into Pennsylvania and eventually to the Juniata River near what is now Bedford, Pennsylvania.  It was here in 1710 where John and Mary stopped traveling with the Shawnees and set up their home.  Various records, including some in the Library of Congress, indicate that without a doubt they were "the first white settlers west of the Susquehanna River" (which runs north-south through the eastern part of Pennsylvania).  Here John set up a trading and trapping post where Dunnings Creek meets the Juniata River which the Indians called Fort Wingwan.  All trace of that post seems to have disappeared although there are two stones in the Bedford Museum bearing markings of that post.  Due to John's connection by marriage with the Shawnees, it was relatively safe for him to live in the frontier at that time.  John and Mary built and cultivated a large area on the frontier and got along with the local Indians for many years.  In 1732, near the beginning of the French and Indian war, trouble began brewing and some renegade Indians, accompanied by Donegal trappers, attacked and massacred John (age 47), Mary (age 45), and seven of their twelve children.  Most of the names of those children have been lost.  Two daughters and three sons survived and traveled the 250 miles back to live with an uncle, their father's brother, in Jamestown, Virginia.  It is believed those five were the first five listed below.  John DE BURT and Mary SEAWORTH had the following known children:

  1. Thomas DE BURT was born about 1709.   No known descendants.
  2. Wilhelm DE BURT was born about 1712 in Bedford Co, Pennsylvania.  He was married (1) to Miss REUCHLER and (2) to Miss WEIGNER.
  3. Daughter 1 DE BURT was born in 1716 in Bedford Co, Pennsylvania.  She was married to George HEURTZINGER.
  4. **Charles "Christopher" DE BURT.
  5. Daughter 2 DE BURT was born about 1720 in Bedford Co, Pennsylvania. She was married to John GEUERT.
  6. George DE BURT was born about 1721 in Bedford Co, Pennsylvania. 
  7. Michael DE BURT was born about 1722 in Bedford Co, Pennsylvania.

Charles "Christopher" DE BURT was born in 1719 in Cumberland/Bedford Co, Pennsylvania.  He was approximately 13 at the time that the "Deibert Massacre" occurred killing his parents and several siblings and he traveled with his remaining siblings back to Virginia.  Christopher was married to Eve in 1738/1739 in Virginia (some believe her to be his cousin Elizabeth Eve, the daughter of Henry DAUBERT, Christopher's uncle;  many others say Christopher's wife was Eve Margaret NEY or NEI, who was also of French ancestry;  proof of either has yet to be seen by this researcher).  Eve was born in 1720 in Jamestown, Prince Edward County, Virginia.  Christopher and Eve eventually returned with their year-old son Michael about 1740/1741 to the land that had been his childhood home and settled in an area north of Bedford, Pennsylvania now known as Dutch Corner.  In 1757, Christopher, like his father before him, was massacred and scalped by Indians. A new marker was set on his grave in 1920 to preserve it for posterity as it is the oldest known grave in Bedford County.  Eve remained in the area and raised their five children alone, dying in 1815 at the age of 95.  She was buried in Messiah Lutheran Cemetery, Dutch Corner, Bedford Co, Pennsylvania, near the spot where Christopher's grave lies.   

Just think of what it must have been like to arrive in the wilderness as a young bride at the place that would be her home for the next 75 years.  Then, when her husband was killed about 17 years later, to remain and cope alone with raising the children in an undeveloped part of the country through many years of change and hardship.  Christopher was killed almost twenty years before the Revolutionary War.  We have to wonder what she, the matriarch of our family, endured through those many years alone of change, war, and a developing nation on the wild frontier.

Christopher's generation seems to be the first one to spell the name as Dibert.  Our branch of the family has retained the Dibert spelling through the years.  Most Dibert relations (including the variations) have been found to descend from Christopher and Eve.  Charles "Christopher" DE BURT and Eve had the following children:

  1. **Michael DIBERT.
  2. Margaret DIBERT was born in 1743 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania.  She was married to John MILLER (son of Christian "Christopher" MILLER and Eve Elizabeth EARNEST) in 1772.  Their known children include Rosanna MILLER, Mary Ann MILLER, Christiana MILLER, Eve MILLER, Susanna MILLER, and Catherine MILLER.
  3. John DIBERT was born about 1746 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He fought in the Revolutionary War.  He died in 1808. He was married (1) to Ene (Eve) ICKES (daughter of Johann Peter ICKES) about 1771.  Their known children include David DIBERT, Elizabeth DIBERT, Susannah DIBERT, Ene DIBERT, and Barbara DIBERT. John was married (2) to Mary (Molly) EARNEST (daughter of Henry EARNEST and Eve  "Indian Eve" IMLER) in 1786.  Their known children include Margaret DIBERT, John DIBERT, Catharine DIBERT, Mary DIBERT, and Rachel DIBERT.
  4. Sophia DIBERT was born about 1748.  She was married to Joseph MILLER (son of Christian "Christopher" MILLER and Eve Elizabeth EARNEST).
  5. Frederick E DIBERT was born in 1750 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania.  He died in 1826.  He was married to Magdaline STEELE about 1770.  Their known children include Eve DIBERT, Jacob DIBERT, Fredrick DIBERT, Mary DIBERT, Michael DIBERT, Elizabeth DIBERT, John H DIBERT,  and Christopher DIBERT.

Michael DIBERT was born on March 9, 1739 and spent his entire life in the Dutch Corner area.  In 1766 he took out a warrant on the land originally settled by his grandfather and then his father and became the first white man to have official ownership of it.  Over the years he built three homes, the last of which still exists and has to our knowledge always remained in Dibert hands.  Michael died on November 3, 1824 in Dutch Corner, Bedford County, Pennsylvania at age 85.  He was married to Margaret MILLER (daughter of Christian "Christopher" MILLER, who served in the Revolutionary War as a waggoner, and Eve Elizabeth EARNEST) about 1761.  Margaret MILLER was born in 1743 in Loudoun County, Virginia.  She died on April 13, 1821 in Dutch Corner, Bedford County, Pennsylvania at age 78.  Both Michael and Margaret were buried in Messiah Lutheran Cemetery, Dutch Corner, Bedford County, Pennsylvania.  Michael DIBERT and Margaret MILLER had the following children:

  1. Charles DIBERT was born on August 5, 1762 in Cumberland/Bedford County, Pennsylvania.  He died on January 3, 1842 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania.  He was buried in Union Cemetery, Bedford County, Pennsylvania.  He was married to Mary Margaret WISEGARVER (daughter of George WISEGARVER and Elizabeth) in 1788.  Their known children include Mary DIBERT, Eve DIBERT, Jacob DIBERT, Catharine DIBERT, Peggy DIBERT, Thomas DIBERT, and Henry DIBERT.
  2. Barbara DIBERT was born in 1764 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania.  She died before 1825.  She was married to John DEFIBAUGH Sr.  Their known children include John DEFIBAUGH Jr., Jacob DEFIBAUGH, Henry DEFIBAUGH, Adam DEFIBAUGH, George DEFIBAUGH, Sophia DEFIBAUGH, and Daniel DEFIBAUGH.
  3. Frederick Michael DIBERT was born on November 17, 1774 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania.  He died on March 3, 1840. He was buried in Messiah Lutheran Cemetery, Dutch Corner, Bedford County, Pennsylvania.  He was married to Jane Christena HOLDERBAUM about 1799.  Their known children include Michael H DIBERT, John H DIBERT, Adam H DIBERT, and Julia Ann DIBERT.
  4. Eve DIBERT was born about 1776 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania.  She was married to Peter OYLER.
  5. **John DIBERT
  6. Catharine DIBERT was born in 1780 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania.  She died on August 21, 1829. She was buried in Union Cemetery, Osterburg, Pennsylvania.  She was married to Thomas M CROYLE (son of George CROYLE and Barbara MILLER).  Their known children include Michael CROYLE, Barbara CROYLE, Rachel Alice CROYLE, Jacob CROYLE, Samuel CROYLE, Catharine CROYLE, Adam CROYLE, George CROYLE, Margaret CROYLE, and Thomas CROYLE Jr.
  7. Rachel DIBERT was born about 1782 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. She was married (1) to Peter HOLDERBAUM about 1800.  Their known children include Elizabeth HOLDERBAUM, Margaret HOLDERBAUM, and Catharine HOLDERBAUM. Rachel was married (2) to Michael STIFFLER after 1814.  
  8. Mary Magdaline DIBERT was born about 1784 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania.  She was married to Jacob WEYANT (son of Henry WEYANT).
  9. Elizabeth DIBERT was born about 1786 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania.  She was married to Michael MAY.
  10. Margaret DIBERT was born about 1792 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania.  She died before 1825.  She was married to John WALLICK (son of Michael WALLICK Sr and Charlotte).  Their known children include Michael WALLICK, John WALLICK, Jacob WALLICK, and Mary WALLICK. 

John DIBERT was born in 1778 on the Dibert farm in Dutch Corner, Bedford County, Pennsylvania.  He was married to Catherine WALLICK (daughter of Michael WALLICK Sr and Charlotte) on January 1, 1805 in  Pennsylvania.  Catherine WALLICK was born in 1781/82 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania.  In 1812/1813 John and Catherine picked up their family and left the Pennsylvania area and all their relatives to migrate to Eastern Ohio and settle in Tuscarawas County.  John is listed in Goshen Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, in 1820.  John died in 1824 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio and was buried near New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County, Ohio.  Catherine was then a widow alone raising and supporting the remainder of her family.  When the children were all grown and on their own, she left her home and traveled to live for the remainder of her days with her son and daughter-in-law, Jacob and Eva Ann, who had moved in 1846 to Van Wert County, Ohio.  Family folklore says that she traveled on horseback, cutting her way through the wilderness with an ax.  She must have been a strong, determined woman.  She died on March 12, 1855 in Van Wert County, Ohio.  She was buried in Tomlinson Cemetery, Union Township, Mercer County, Ohio.  

John DIBERT and Catherine WALLICK had the following children:

  1. Rebecca Margaret  (Peggy) DIBERT was born about 1797 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania.  She was married to Henry ALBRIGHT on March 23, 1826 in Goshen Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio.
  2. Michael M DIBERT was born on October 15, 1799 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania.  He died in 1854 in Wood County, Ohio.  He was buried in Union Hill Cemetery, Perrysburg, Ohio.  He was married to Sarah Elizabeth CORDREY on April 7, 1834/35 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.  Their known children include Margaret DIBERT, Elizabeth DIBERT, Noble DIBERT, Michael DIBERT, Jacob DIBERT, and William DIBERT.
  3. Elizabeth DIBERT was born on August 25, 1800 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania.  She was married to Benjamin MINGERS October 24, 1847 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.
  4. Mary Ann DIBERT was born about 1806 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. She was married to Frederick HANSTEAD on November 14, 1850, in Van Wert County, Ohio.  Their known children include John HANSTEAD, Henry HANSTEAD, and Caroline HANSTEAD. 
  5. Susanna (Susie) DIBERT was born about 1808 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. She died on July 8, 1878 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.  She was married to Samuel WALTZ on July 6, 1837 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.
  6. **Jacob DIBERT.
  7. Catherine (Katy) DIBERT was born April 22, 1812 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. She died on February 2, 1889.  She was married to Basileel WALTZ on December 22, 1832 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.  Their known children include Lavina WALTZ, Samuel WALTZ, Alvin WALTZ, Sarah Ellen WALTZ, and Catherine J WALTZ.

**Jacob DIBERT was born on February 17, 1809 in Bedford (Cumberland) County, Pennsylvania.  When he was but a child, he moved with his parents from Pennsylvania to Tuscarawas County in eastern Ohio.  There he was married to Eva Ann MEWHIRTER (daughter of James MEWHIRTER and Lydia REED ) on May 21, 1837 in Goshen Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio by John Butt, JP. Eva Ann MEWHIRTER was born on December 20, 1819 in Harrison County, Ohio.  Jacob appeared in the 1840 census in Goshen Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio showing 1 male 20 to 30, 1 female 20 to 20, and 1 female under 5 years.

Jacob with his wife and four children moved to Van Wert county around 1845.  There Jacob purchased and settled on the farm on which he lived and died, spending his life in agricultural pursuits. At the time he came to Van Wert County he found it almost a vast wilderness with few inhabitants and very few roads in the county. He was permitted to live to see the county change from a wilderness without roads to one of the best counties in Northwestern Ohio.

Jacob's family appeared on the census  in York Township, Van Wert County, Ohio in:

  • 1850 (Household #736)
  • 1860 (Household #626)
  • 1870 (Household #124)

Eva Ann died on March 12, 1897 in Van Wert County, Ohio,  aged 78 years, 3 months and 20 days.  A news article written about her after her death stated, ".... it was nothing uncommon for her in those early pioneer days to go for miles on foot and on horseback to assist in sickness and in comforting the dying and those in distress. She had seen the county a vast wilderness and lived to see it cleared away, and in place of log cabins pleasant farm residences erected and in place of heavy forests fields of waving grain and green pastures."  She was buried on March 14, 1897 in Tomlinson (formerly Wesley Chapel) Cemetery, Union Township, Mercer County, Ohio. Section B, Row 10.

Jacob died on October 5, 1898 in York Township, Van Wert County, Ohio, at the age of 89 years, 7 months and 18 days.  He was buried on October 7, 1898 in Tomlinson (formerly Wesley Chapel) Cemetery, Union Township, Mercer County, Ohio.  Section B, Row 10.

Jacob DIBERT and Eva Ann MEWHIRTER had the following children:

  1. Louisa DIBERT was born on May 1, 1838 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. She was married (1) to Emanuel WALTZ on September 20, 1857 in Van Wert County, Ohio by Caleb Roberts, JP. She was divorced from Emanuel WALTZ on October 13, 1864 in Van Wert County, Ohio.  The reason cited for divorce was gross neglect of duty for more than 3 years and willfully absent during that time. Emanuel WALTZ was born on July 15, 1837 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. He re-married after the divorce and had another family.  He died on April 4, 1912 in Ridge Township, Van Wert County, Ohio.  Louisa was married (2) to William Conrad FLOHRA (son of Frank FLOHRA and Mary UNKNOWN ) on October 1, 1867 in Union County, Iowa. William Conrad FLOHRA was born on March 31, 1828 in Germany. Louisa died on May 3, 1869 in Union County, Iowa. She was buried in West Union Cemetery, Thayer, Union Co, Iowa.  Upon her death, William brought their son, Samuel FLOHRA, to live with his grandparents in Van Wert County.  William later re-married and had another family.  He died on 15 Mar 1908 in Union County, Iowa. Family lore says that Louisa had two children. So far, I've found only one from the second marriage and none from the first.
  2. Lydia Jane DIBERT was born on October 13, 1840 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. She was married to John JONES on January 31, 1861 in Van Wert County, Ohio by John H. Colwell, JP.  She died on March 30, 1866.  John JONES died in April 1911.  Family lore says Lydia had two children, but thus far undocumented.
  3. **Samuel DIBERT (see below)
  4. Sarah Jane DIBERT was born on October 6, 1844 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. She was married to Harvey A WILKIN on July 14, 1868 in Van Wert County, Ohio by D. W. Evers, JP. Harvey A WILKIN was born on September 8, 1844. He died on November 21, 1882 in York Township, Van Wert County, Ohio.  She died on June 19, 1928 in York Township, Van Wert County, Ohio. Both were buried in Venedocia Cemetery, Venedocia, Van Wert County, Ohio. Section B, Row 13.  They had one son, William Henry Wilkin.
  5. Lucinda (Lucy) DIBERT was born on March 20, 1848 in Van Wert County, Ohio. She was married to Lafayette LEWIS (son of Morgan R LEWIS and Margaret PARR) on March 22, 1874 in Van Wert County, Ohio by L. F. Ross, JP. Lafayette LEWIS was born on June 24, 1846 in Licking County, Ohio. He was a well-known and highly respected judge in Paulding County, Ohio.  He died on December 24, 1912 in Paulding County, Ohio.  Lucinda died on March 4, 1937 in Van Wert, Van Wert County, Ohio.  Both were buried in Tomlinson (formerly Wesley Chapel) Cemetery, Union Township, Mercer County, Ohio. Section B, Row 13. Lucy and Lafayette had no children.
  6. Jacob M DIBERT was born on November 16, 1850 in Van Wert County, Ohio. He was married to Vesta Ellen POLLOCK on May 9, 1878 in Van Wert County, Ohio by D. W. Evans, JP. Vesta Ellen POLLOCK was born on January 12, 1859 in Jennings Township, Van Wert County, Ohio. Jacob died on March 25, 1910 in a Toledo, Ohio hospital where he had been an inmate for about two years. For several years prior to that he had experienced ill health and experienced a complete breakdown, physically and mentally, when his eldest son, Asa, was killed in a railroad accident.  Vesta died on January 12, 1929 in Ohio City, Van Wert County, Ohio.  Her obituary stated, "She was a loyal citizen, a faithful wife and a loving mother and a noble Christian."  Both were buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ohio City, Van Wert County, Ohio.  Jacob and Vesta had seven children:  Katie J Dibert, Wilda Dibert, Alberta Dibert, Asa J Dibert, Gaylord Dibert, Homer L Dibert, and Ruby Dibert.
  7. Amanda DIBERT was born on August 25, 1853 in Van Wert County, Ohio. She was married to George EMERLING (son of George EMERLING Sr and Catherine UNKNOWN) on March 13, 1875 in Van Wert County, Ohio by D. W. Evans, JP. George EMERLING was born on August 17, 1849 in Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio. He died on June 24, 1914 in Kingsley, Van Wert County, Ohio.  Amanda died on January 17, 1932 in Van Wert, Van Wert County, Ohio following a lingering illness.  Both were buried in Tomlinson (formerly Wesley Chapel) Cemetery, Union Township, Mercer County, Ohio. Section B, Row 7.  George and Amanda had 3 children - Chester Emerling, Rowena Emerling and Henrietta Emerling, of whom only Henrietta survived to adulthood.
  8. James "William" DIBERT was born on February 26, 1857 in Van Wert County, Ohio. He was a farmer.  He was married to Sarah Catherine CROWE (daughter of Garner CROWE and Malinda UNKNOWN) on April 26, 1883 in Van Wert County, Ohio by W. H. Witten, JP. Sarah Catherine CROWE was born on April 24, 1863 in Hardin County, Ohio. She died on August 25, 1916 in Ohio City, Van Wert County, Ohio after experiencing ill health for a number of years.  William died on May 21, 1918 in Ohio City, Van Wert County, Ohio by killing himself.  His obituary stated, "Mr. Dibert, who has been in ill health for a number of years, has been suffering from melancholia since the death of his wife two years ago............ The deceased man was well and favorably known and was a man of much character and integrity."  Both were buried in Tomlinson (formerly Wesley Chapel) Cemetery, Union Township, Mercer County, Ohio. Section B, Row 13. William and Sarah had two sons - Henry Dibert and Thomas "Russell" Dibert.
  9. Dora DIBERT was born in 1861 in Van Wert County, Ohio. She was married to George BYERS on March 12, 1882 in Van Wert County, Ohio by L. F. Ross, JP. George BYERS was born in 1860. In later years of life, George and Dora moved to St Louis, Gratiot County, Michigan.  Dora died in March 1926.  George died on 4 Nov 1944 in Athens, Athens County, Ohio at the home of a niece.  The were buried in Tomlinson (formerly Wesley Chapel) Cemetery, Union Township, Mercer County, Ohio. Section B, Row 10.  George and Dora had no children.
  10. John DIBERT died in infancy.

**Samuel DIBERT was born on March 11, 1843 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.   He was married to Martha Jane LEWIS (daughter of Morgan R LEWIS and Margaret PARR) on December 2, 1869 in Van Wert County, Ohio by Rev. J. P. Jones. Martha Jane LEWIS was born on July 16, 1850 in Licking County, Ohio. Samuel died on May 24, 1905 in Van Wert County, Ohio after being in ill health for several years.  Martha died on August 5, 1930 in Mercer County, Ohio.  Samuel and Martha had twelve children - 

  1. Effie Dibert was born on 7 Jun 1868 in York Township, Van Wert County, Ohio, USA. She was married to Peter STUTZ (son of Adam STUTZ and Eva HEIMANN) on 11 Feb 1886 in Van Wert County, Ohio by J. H. Engle, J. P. Peter STUTZ was born on 20 Aug 1860 in Marion County, Ohio, USA.  He died on 1 Aug 1939 in Liberty Township, Van Wert County, Ohio, USA.  Effie died on 20 Apr 1946 in Van Wert County, Ohio, USA. She was a devoted and faithful member of the Walnut Grove Methodist Church.  She was described as "a faithful wife, a devoted mother and grandmother. Her faith in Christ and the immortality of the soul was steadfast and sure. She approached death unafraid." Peter and Effie were buried in Tomlinson (formerly Wesley Chapel) Cemetery, Union Township, Mercer County, Ohio, USA. Effie DIBERT and Peter STUTZ's children were Clara M STUTZ and Charles STUTZ.
  2. Lucy Dibert was born on 28 Aug 1870 in York Township, Van Wert County, Ohio, USA. She died on 22 Jul 1953 in Van Wert, Van Wert County, Ohio, USA. She was married to John KLEIN Jr (son of John KLEIN Sr) on 10 Oct 1891 in Van Wert County, Ohio by D. J. Jones, J. P. John KLEIN Jr was born on 27 Aug 1864 in Harrison Township, Van Wert County, Ohio, USA. He died on 21 May 1948 in Ridge Township, Van Wert County, Ohio, USA. Both were buried in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert County, Ohio, USA. Section 49, Row 17. Lucy DIBERT and John KLEIN Jr had the following children: John William KLEIN, Richard L KLEIN, and Basil Martin KLEIN
  3. James Ellsworth Dibert  was born on 24 Feb 1873. He was married to Bloomy Ann CONVERSE (daughter of Frank CONVERSE and Jane COIL) on 18 Feb 1893 in Van Wert County, Ohio, USA. Married by Rev. L. F. Lemunyan. Bloomy Ann CONVERSE was born on 4 Nov 1870 in Van Wert County, Ohio, USA. She died on 26 Feb 1904 in Upland, Grant County, Indiana, USA. She was buried on 1 Mar 1904 in Wright Cemetery, Elgin-Converse Road, Venedocia, Van Wert County, Ohio, USA. Section 2, Row 6. Rev James Ellsworth DIBERT and Bloomy Ann CONVERSE had one known child - Nellie Dibert. James was later married to Elizabeth Williams. He died on 27 Sep 1935 in Scioto County, Ohio, USA. Name on death index listed as Diebert, James E. He was buried in Rural Church Cemetery, near Oak Hill, Ohio, USA.
  4. John Boone Dibert was born on 11 Dec 1874 in Van Wert County, Ohio, USA. He died on 15 Mar 1923. He was married to Bessie Raynard NEWTON (daughter of John Thomas NEWTON and Mary Viola COOMBS) on 4 Feb 1908 in Van Wert County, Ohio by Rev. Ralph Wright. Bessie Raynard NEWTON was born on 7 Dec 1882 in Liberty Township, Van Wert County, Ohio, USA. She married second John's brother Charles. She died on 7 Jun 1931 in Van Wert County, Ohio, USA. Both were buried in Tomlinson (formerly Wesley Chapel) Cemetery, Union Township, Mercer County, Ohio, USA. Section D, Row 5. John Boone DIBERT and Bessie Raynard NEWTON had the following children - Ernest N DIBERT, Olive Martha DIBERT, James Elsworth DIBERT, Wayne W (Joe) DIBERT, Grace Lenore DIBERT, Infant Son DIBERT, Samuel "John Fredrick" DIBERT, and Richard Clair (Chuck) DIBERT.
  5. Charles Dibert was born on 25 Sep 1876 in York Township, Van Wert County, Ohio, USA. He was married first to his brother John's widow, Bessie Raynard NEWTON (daughter of John Thomas NEWTON and Mary Viola COOMBS) after Mar 1923. Bessie Raynard NEWTON was born on 7 Dec 1882 in Liberty Township, Van Wert County, Ohio, USA. She died on 7 Jun 1931 in Van Wert County, Ohio, USA and was buried beside her first husband, John Dibert, in Tomlinson Cemetery. Charles was married second to Irene DUFFEY (daughter of James Henry DUFFEY and Lucy BELL) on 1 Apr 1936. Irene DUFFEY was born on 9 Nov 1894. He died on 2 Oct 1962 in Van Wert, Van Wert County, Ohio, USA of a heart attack. She died on 15 Apr 1969 in Dexter, Stoddard County, Missouri, USA. Charles and Irene were buried in Tomlinson (formerly Wesley Chapel) Cemetery, Union Township, Mercer County, Ohio, USA. Section E, Row 1. Charles had no children of either marriage, first marrying Bessie and raising John's children and then marrying Irene after Bessie died.
  6. Florence (Dot) Dibert was born on 20 Dec 1878 in Van Wert County, Ohio, USA. She had one child prior to marriage - Frank DIBERT. She was married to Robert E (Tad) SWITZER (son of Wilson S SWEITZER and Margaret ROBINSON) on 17 Nov 1903 in Van Wert County, Ohio by W. E. Ice. According to the marriage record, he was a saloon owner. Robert E (Tad) SWITZER was born on 23 Nov 1876 in Van Wert County, Ohio, USA. He died on 11 Nov 1961 in Hardin County, Ohio, USA. She died on 16 Feb 1964 in Kenton, Hardin County, Ohio, USA. Both were buried in Grove Cemetery, Kenton, Hardin County, Ohio, USA. Florence (Dot) DIBERT and Robert E (Tad) SWITZER had the following children - Lucille SWITZER, Princess E SWITZER, Wilson SWITZER, Robert Lewis SWITZER, Henrietta SWITZER, Charles SWITZER, Effie Faye SWITZER, Nellie SWITZER, Jessie SWITZER, Ruth V SWITZER, and Thelma L SWITZER.
  7. Samuel "William" Dibert was born on 11 Dec 1880 in Liberty Township, Van Wert County, Ohio, USA. He was married to Verna Theresa WILLIAMS (daughter of Benjamin Franklin WILLIAMS and Mary Ellen KELBY) on 15 Oct 1915 in Belle Center, Logan County, Ohio, USA. Verna Theresa WILLIAMS was born on 18 Feb 1896 in Pike County, Ohio, USA. He died on 26 Sep 1954 in Van Wert, Van Wert County, Ohio, USA. She died on 25 Nov 1972 in Van Wert, Van Wert County, Ohio, USA. Both were buried in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert County, Ohio, USA. Rev Samuel "William" DIBERT and Verna Theresa WILLIAMS had one known child - Paul E DIBERT.
  8. **Peter Fredrick Dibert  was born on 7 Jul 1883 in Ohio City, Van Wert County, Ohio, USA. He was married to Mabel Clara COLBRY (daughter of Thomas Charles Harrison COLBRY and Martha Jane LEPPARD) on 28 Aug 1907 in St Louis, Gratiot County, Michigan, USA. Mabel Clara COLBRY was born on 17 Oct 1890 in St Louis, Gratiot County, Michigan, USA. Peter was a farmer and grocery operator of Ohio City during his early years. Late in life he lived in a cabin beside Grand Lake St. Marys in Celina. Peter died on 22 Aug 1969 in Celina, Mercer County, Ohio, USA. Mabel died on 15 Aug 1985 in Coldwater, Mercer County, Ohio, USA. Both were buried in Tomlinson (formerly Wesley Chapel) Cemetery, Union Township, Mercer County, Ohio, USA. Section E, Row 1. Peter Frederick DIBERT and Mable Clara COLBRY had the following children: 
  • **Irene Neva DIBERT. 
  • Gertrude "Maxine" DIBERT. 
  • Noble Fredrick DIBERT. 
  • Velma M DIBERT. 
  • Norma Arlene DIBERT. 
  • Thomas Samuel DIBERT.
  • Lowell "LaRue" DIBERT. 
  • Carl DIBERT.
  1. Retha Margaret Dibert was born on 7 Apr 1886. She was married to John W GRUBB (son of Albert GRUBB and Mary Ellen MCDONALD) on 14 Aug 1910 in Van Wert County, Ohio by Rev. C. H. Gatchell - Church of God. John W GRUBB was born on 22 Feb 1888 in Fairfield County, Ohio, USA. She died on 7 May 1957 in Lima, Allen County, Ohio, USA. He died on 15 Jul 1964 in Allen County, Ohio, USA Both were buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ohio City, Van Wert County, Ohio, USA. Retha "Margaret" DIBERT and John W GRUBB had the following children - Mary "Edith" GRUBB, Dorwin Jay GRUBB, and June GRUBB.
  2. Grover Cleveland Dibert was born on 7 Oct 1887 in Ohio City, Van Wert County, Ohio, USA. He was married to Eunice Hazel RADER (daughter of William Adam RADER and Maggie Elmora CARREL) on 5 Sep 1923 in Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio, USA. Eunice Hazel RADER was born on 17 Dec 1892 in Portage Township, Hancock County, Ohio, USA. He was an ordained minister. Ordained in 1917, he had served Ohio parishes in Aberdeen, McComb, Pandora, Waynesville, North Baltimore and Elmore. He retired in 1956. Eunice died on 13 Jan 1955 in Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio, USA. Rev. Dibert died on 20 Dec 1967 in Oregon, Lucas County, Ohio, USA of a heart attack. Both were buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Van Buren-McComb, Hancock County, Ohio, USA. Rev Grover Cleveland DIBERT and Eunice Hazel RADER had the following children - Clair Grover DIBERT, Wilma Faith DIBERT, Charles Wesley DIBERT, and Martha Margaret DIBERT.
  3. Ronora (Nora) Dibert was born on 13 Sep 1890 in Liberty Township, Van Wert County, Ohio, USA. She was married to Jesse S KESLER (son of Harvey KESLER and Mary NEIFERD) on 27 Jan 1909 in Van Wert County, Ohio by Rev. Ralph Wright. Jesse S KESLER was born on 18 Mar 1888 in Ohio City, Van Wert County, Ohio, USA. He died of a cerebral hemorrhage on 6 Dec 1964 in Van Wert, Van Wert County, Ohio, USA. She died on 25 Jan 1969 in Van Wert, Van Wert County, Ohio, USA. Both were buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ohio City, Van Wert County, Ohio, USA. Section 13, Row 2. Ronora (Nora) DIBERT and Jesse S KESLER had the following children - William KESLER, Walter KESLER, Lewis G KESLER, and Harold V KESSLER.
  4. Eva A Dibert was born on 25 Apr 1892 in Liberty Township, Van Wert County, Ohio, USA. She was married to Ira D (Dick) WISEMAN (son of Andrew WISEMAN and Barbara UNKNOWN) on 8 Sep 1910 in Van Wert County, Ohio by Rev. P. A. Hartman, Lutheran Church. Ira D (Dick) WISEMAN was born on 23 May 1888 in Liberty Township, Van Wert County, Ohio, USA. He died on 20 Oct 1952 in Van Wert, Van Wert County, Ohio, USA. She died on 11 Dec 1969 in Van Wert, Van Wert County, Ohio, USA. Both were buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ohio City, Van Wert County, Ohio, USA. Eva A DIBERT and Ira D (Dick) WISEMAN had the following children: - Martha "Helen" WISEMAN, Nellie Louise WISEMAN, Hobart Ira WISEMAN, and Hazel Alice WISEMAN.
 

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