Henry Adam Dickes Family

Standing:  Walter Hubert Dickes and Frederick Ronald Dickes

Sitting on arm of chair:  Carl Byram Dickes

Seated:  Thaddeus Rich Dickes

               Mother:  Anna Eliza Rich Dickes

               Father:  Henry Adam Dickes


Research done on this family by LUETTEA WALTER CUMMINS, from Columbus, Ohio in the 1940's

Submitted by Wanda Dickes Genth Maroney


1.  John Philip Dickes was born in 1796 in Kalkofen, Germany, and died November 1, 1852 in Winterborn, Germany.  He married Maria Magdalena Steitz.  She was born June 17, 1810 in Winterborn, Germany, and died August 19, 1870 in Mercer County, Ohio.


In studying the history of a Nation, a Country or a family we approach the subject more in-telligently if we make sure of the locale of the subject we are considering.  Let us therefore familiarize ourselves with the relation existing between Germany and France and the disputation of that part of those countries which was disputed territory for many years and see what cause the trouble. 


The part of Europe with which we are concerned was ruled by “Charles the Great” and goes back to the Treaty of Verdun in 843.  After the death of Charles, his domain was divided and given to his three grandsons.  Charles, the Bold, was given the western part of the country which was the nucleus of France as we have known it before the present war.  To Ludwig, the German, he gave the eastern section or the trans-Rhine country as far as the Elba River, and to Lothaire, the oldest grandson, who became the Emperor, he gave the central portion which was called The Middle Kingdom. 


Lothaire soon died and his son, Lothaire the second, became the ruler but reigned but a short time dying without an heir to take his place.  His Uncle Charles and Ludwig tried to divide Lothaire’s kingdom and the battle was on, lasting down through the Middle Ages.  Ludwig, the German, became the ruler of Alsace and other parts of the country.  The boundary line was changed from the Rhine River to the Vosges Mountains and the countries of Germany and France came into existence.  After many years the territories were divided into small feudal states.  In Alsace the German Princes held feudal privileges which were outlawed in the provinces of Lotheria which now was called Loraine.


In the 12th century a new power came into being known as “A Free City,” by means of privileges bought from Emperors who needed money to carry on conquests or for personal ambitions.  Strassburg, a free city, became known as a “City State” and the stirring strains of “The Marseillaise” which later became the National Anthem of France was first sung in Strassburn in 1792 breathing defiance to German invaders from Prussia. 


With this historical background we can understand how hatred was engendered in those peoples.  Alsace was fundamentally German while Loraine, whose people were mostly French, wanted to belong to France, yet the families in the disputed territory did not take that into consideration when Cupid held the reins and so the rivalry was forgotten when the STEITZ-DICKES wedding was celebrated.  The Steitz family were German.  The name Dickes is of French origin, but the family may have been a mixture as many families in that territory had intermarried.  At the time our family history starts, the Dickes family were German subjects and loyal to the German government. 


PHILIP STEITZ, Mary’s father, was a commissioned officer under Napoleon.  In 1815 when Napoleon lost, the part of France where the Steitz family lived was ceded to Germany under the government of Rhine Bavaria and Philip Steitz resigned and settled down to a life of construction in a place of destruction, in the village of Winterborn, Germany, three miles from the town of Furfeld and about nine miles from Kreuznach, and thirteen miles from Bingen on the Rhine.  


Through the American Geographical Society of New York we obtained the following information:  Winterborn is the capital of the “Gemeinde” of that name, which in turn is within the boundaries of the “Amt” Obermoschel.  The whole district used to be called the Kirchheimbolanden Bezirk, but is now divided into two Berzirken, “Rockenhausen” and “Kirchheimboanden.”  Winterborn is within “Rockenhausen,” which also contains the Amt Obermoschel. 


Mr. Steitz, having been a military man, later became Burgomaster of the town of Winterborn.  He was from a wealthy family and invested in land in the fertile Rhine valley, planting his land in grapes and the large German prune. 


Five children, four girls and a boy, came to the Steitz home.  MARY, the third child, our Grandmother Dickes, born June 17, 1810, was a beautiful girl with dark blue eyes and light curly hair.  Mr. Steitz was especially fond of Mary and frequently took her with him when going about the fruit farm calling her “A Flash of Sunshine.”


Mary was courted by a young man by the name of JOHN DICKES, who asked for her hand in marriage.  Because of her youth, Mr. Steitz opposed it and told Mr. Dickes he would not have objected had he asked for Elisabeth, her older sister, but would not consent to Mary’s marriage until she was eighteen.  Mr. Dickes replied, “I respect Elisabeth, but I love Mary and will wait for her,” and he began to plan a home for her. 


On a hillside near Winterborn, overlooking the Rhine valley, a stone house was built and to this house JOHN PHILIP DICKES took MARY STEITZ DICKES as his bride.  Her dowry included many pieces of fine linen, blankets, and other house furnishings, but the most valuable part of her dowry was a deed to part of the fruit farm over which she had roamed as a child with her father. 


Mr. and Mrs. Dickes were the parents of fifteen children, fourteen of whom were born in Winterborn, Germany.  Three of the children died in infancy.  Philip, the youngest child, was born after the family reached America. 


JOHN DICKES, JR. was the oldest child and when he finished school he was asked to step aside, fall in line to march to the recruiting office to be measured for an army uniform which meant compulsory service in the German Army.  When John told his father what had happened Mr. Dickes became very angry and said, “No son of mine will fight in the German Army” and before sun-up next morning John Dickes, Jr. was on his way to America, the land of freedom and opportunity.


Coming by sail vessel he finally reached New York, then by boat and stage to Buffalo, New York, and from there to Cincinnati,  then north into Ohio to a settlement in Mercer County by the name of Skeele’s Cross Roads which is near the present city of Celina.  Near Skeele’s Cross Roads lived two families who formerly lived in Winterborn, Germany and knew the Dickes family and where John was made a welcome guest. 


John reached the SHUNK home in 1849 when the Gold Rush was casting its spell over those who were dissatisfied, ambitious or adventurous so John and Henry Shunk cast their lot with others and set out for the gold fields of California.  Before starting west John wrote his parents of the many opportunities the new world offered and the tales of “Gold being scooped up by the bucketfuls in California” and urged his father to sell and bring the family to this land of freedom and opportunity.


With such glowing tales from the new country and the oppression in Germany growing worse, Mr. Dickes decided to make the venture.


It was late in October when the decision was reached.  The fall rains had set in when preparations for sale of their home started.  The stone house with its furnishings, vineyards, orchards and everything sold and the money changed into American gold and first-class passage for his large family when fate stepped in.  Mr. Dickes had to expose himself to the cold fall weather.  He contracted a heavy cold which developed into pneumonia.  Their family doctor was away and left his patients to a young doctor who sometimes drank more than just a social glass.  Cupping was often resorted to at that time and under the influence of liquor he proceeded to cup or bleed Mr. Dickes.  He bled him too much and Mr. Dickes sank away or fainted.  When he revived he requested his wife to take the children and go to John in California if anything happened to him.  How little he realized how far that was, yet no doubt he did realize that with everything sold – not even a chair she could claim as her own – there was nothing else for her to do.  Again he sank away, this time reaching “The Promised Land” ahead of the family he loved so well.  Mr. Dickes took sick on Tuesday.  Friday the young doctor entered their home and on Tuesday he died, was buried on Friday, and the next Monday the family left Winterborn, Germany, in search of a new home in a new country.


It has been said:  “The greatest battles that ever were fought, were fought by the mothers of men” and the history of Mrs. Dickes from now on verifies this.  Her husband in a new grave, her home and all its furnishings sold, her oldest child in California, ten children to mother and another unborn, she must face the winter storms of the Atlantic on a slow sail vessel and go to a new country, not able to speak or understand its language or make her wants known, yet it was such courageous characters that formed the backbone of the American Nation.


MARY STEITZ DICKES, born June 17, 1810, and became a widow about the first of November, 1852.  She brought the following children with her:  ADAM, RHINEHARDT, JONA, PHILPENA, ELISABETH, HENRY, LOUISA, MARY, KATIE AND BARBARA.  PHILIP, the youngest child, was born in Buffalo, New York, soon after they reached their chosen land. 


Down “the Rhine River” through the North Sea to London the family traveled.  The ship they would have taken had Mr. Dickes lived, sank and all on board perished with her.  Their tickets were exchanged for tickets on “The Great Eastern” which later laid the Atlantic Cable and which sailed November 12th, 1852.  They were 52 days and 53 nights on the water.  Some days because of storm the ship was blown back as far as they had traveled the day before. 


Besides the money Mrs. Dickes carried with her, she had 5 sacks each containing $500 in gold hidden in a chest of linens and bedding.   BARBARA DICKES, the youngest child and the only member of the family now living, was so ill on board ship that the ship physician told the family he feared she would die.  The brothers had seen a person buried at sea and felt they could not let their baby sister share a similar fate so they planned a way to bring her to shore in case she did die.


They carried a hamper with changes of clothing to wear while sailing and decided to put on extra clothes in order to make room in the hamper for the tiny body which they would hide among pillows in the hamper and in this way bring the body ashore for burial.  When they went to unlock the chest they found the lock had been broken and a bag of gold hidden near the top of the chest had been stolen.  This discovery perhaps saved the rest of the money for after some pillows had been taken out the chest was sealed by orders of the Captain and was not disturbed again. 


The baby recovered and the family arrived in New York City on January the 2nd, 1853.  The family arrived at Buffalo, New York, January the 5th, where Philip Dickes was born January the 7th, a stranger in a strange land but with freedom and opportunity. 


The family stayed at the hotel until some time in March, then migrated to what was then called “The Cranberry Patch,” near Skeels Cross Roads, about 13 miles northwest of Celina, in Mercer County, Ohio, where they stayed with the Shunk and Lininger families whom they had known in Germany. 


Mrs. Dickes bought a farm of 60 acres of land, a team of horses, a yoke of oxen, a wagon, plow, cook stove, beds, table and chairs which took most of her money.


Kindly neighbors helped them to clear the land, build a hewed log house and start a home, but how different from the home they had known.  They had been used to comfort and luxuries, now only the bare necessities of life, among strangers in a strange land, but with hope to face the future and make the best of things.  It took a long time for a letter to go by stage coach across the United States, then by sail vessel to Germany and back to California and because of this, Mrs. Dickes and John lost track of each other.  In time John learned from his aunt Elisabeth of the father’s death, of a new baby born after the family reached America, and that his mother and family were on a farm about 12 miles north of Celina, Ohio.  John did not like the ruffians he found among the gold prospectors and as soon as he had a fair streak of luck, he started east in search of the family.  He like the people he found in St. Louis, a thriving German town, so he stayed there for some time before going on eastward. 


Elisabeth, the second girl and eighth child, had finished the lower school in Winterborn, and the father had planned to send her to the upper school as it was called in Winterborn, for she had expressed a desire to be a teacher, and when talking about America her father told her she should go to a teachers training school when they got here.  There were seven little mouths to feed, they could not eat the trees, so the older children worked around in the country to help provide food till the farm could be made to produce food for them. 


Adam, Jona and Rhinehardt were busy clearing the farm, splitting rails, building fences and doing the hard work the pioneers were forced to do.  One Sunday afternoon the boys with the boys in the neighborhood, were trying to see how far they could jump and Jona was hurt by something giving way in the side, which no doubt was a rupture, and after a few days of intense suffering he died, leaving the family with another sorrow – a new grave in a new land. 


The family had been in America about four years – hard years- but being industrious and frugal they had prospered.  They had the usual farm stock and a flock of sheep.  The upper Wabash River wound through the farm giving ideal pasturage for sheep.  Mother Dickes, as she now was called, and the girls carded and spun the wool into yarn or thread from which they wove cloth and blankets.  The girls were taught to knit and sew and many hands helped lighten the load. 


One snowy, winter’s night a stranger appeared at the wood pile where the boys were gathering chips and wood for the house and asked who lived there.  He was told Mary Dickes and family.  He then asked if he could get something to eat and the boys took him to the house where he asked the same question. 


Mother Dickes said “Yes!  It would be cruel to turn one away on a night like this.”  While preparing supper she said, “I have a boy out west, if the Indians haven’t killed him, and I’ll do for you what I pray some mother would do for him if he went to her door cold and hungry tonight.”


The stranger, with a full dark beard, broad shoulders, and mischievous blue eyes, watched her every movement and she, realizing it, grew alarmed for fear he might have planned to rob or harm the family.  He also tried to make up with the little boy by giving him a “new penny.’  Philip showed the money to his mother and her alarm increased for it was a five dollar gold piece, and thinking the man had made a mistake or was trying to pay for his lodging, she told Philip to give it back.  The child obeyed and going to his mother asked her who the man was.  Putting her arm about the child she told him she did not know.  The boy watched the man for a few minutes and again asked the question and his mother said audibly, “Child I don’t know who the man is.  If you want to know so badly, ask him.”  The stranger arose from the table and walked over to where Philip and his mother were standing and putting his hand on her shoulders said, “Mother, don’t you know me? I’m John.”


Of course she did not know him.  When he left home to go to America, he was a beardless boy.  Eight and a half years had changed him more than it had his mother.  He knew all the time he had found his family but they did not know him.  In two ways his mother recalled him – by his twinkling, mischievous eyes and the soft, clear, musical tones in his voice. 


The next day was a day of thanksgiving in the Dickes home.  The children were brought from the different farms where they were “helping for their keep” or getting 50 cents a week which was paid to the mother to help with the things that had to be bought.  It was a day of reunion and making new acquaintances for two or three children had come into the home after John had left it. 


When spring opened John went west again, taking Henry, a younger brother, with him.  The farm was now cleared and under cultivation so that Rhinehardt and Adam, with the help of the girls, could get along without Henry. 


War clouds now began to threaten the clear sky of their new world and while it was not oppression or acquisition of more territory, it was a more serious condition – the enslavement of human beings.  The Dickes family wanted to leave Germany because of tyrannical conditions and were in deed and truth real Americans as were most of the people who came to our shores at that time. 


The  home had five attractive girls so it became a meeting place for the young people of the surrounding countryside.  Dixie Land was a popular song and the boys would sing it, changing some to the words to go like this:  On Dickeses land I’ll take my stand and live and die on Dickes land, Hurrah!  Hurrah!  Rhinehardt felt the call to protect his new, adopted country and was among the first to volunteer for service in the army.  He went into camp but before his regiment saw real service, due to army exposure, he contracted pneumonia and died, and was buried in the Lininger cemetery near the state line. 


Hard as this blow was, for Rhinehardt had tried to fill the place of husband and father, it proved to be a comfort to the family later on.  They at least knew where he was buried, that he had not died alone on the battlefield or starved in a southern prison as many boys did. 


Adam Dickes then enlisted in Company C, 32nd Regiment, Ohio Vol. Inf., November 21, 1864, and was discharged July 20th, 1865, at Louisville, Ky.  Mother Dickes and the girls did all they could for the boys who went from their neighborhood.  They knitted socks and scarfs and baked cookies and doughnuts and sent them to the soldiers where they always found a welcome.  She gave to America ten loyal, law-abiding, industrious, frugal citizens, each an honor to the country.


August 19, 1870, MARY STEITZ DICKES died and was buried in Lininger Cemetery, or as it is often called, State Line Grave Yard, in Mercer County, Ohio.


When one stops to think of Mary Dickes, reared in wealth and luxury, happily married, surrounded with an adoring husband and affectionate children, to suddenly have to face the grief and hardships she was forced to endure, and know how bravely she met her battles with a smiling face and a word of encouragement for others, one can’t help feeling that the courage of her father, disciplined under Napoleon, was transmitted to this child, for she was in deed and truth as brave a general as ever donned a uniform. 


I recall that when a high school girl we sang “The Watch on the Rhine” and while singing it at home one day, mother looked at me a moment, then said “That song recalls an incident in my home soon after the close of the Civil War.  We at home were talking about the home, aunts, uncles, cousins and playmates back in Germany when I started to sing that song.  Mother looked at me a few minutes, then said sternly, ‘Lizzie, I never want to hear that sung in our home.  We are now Americans and should sing America, for we are enjoying rights and privileges under the constitution of the United States and must live within the spirit and the letter of the laws of our new land’,  and started singing America.”


May we, the descendants of this noble, patriotic woman add another stanza to our beloved



America so free, guardian of liberty may you not fail,

To say to every land for righteousness we stand

And that we will demand – right shall prevail.


In Memoriam


The year 1938 was saddened by the death of three prominent members of the Dickes family whose presence was sorely miss at the Family Reunion held at Mercelina Park, Celina, Ohio, August 28, 1938.    Today we pause to remember:


Mrs. John (Susannah) Dickes who died in her home in Portland, Indiana, April 4, 1938

Mrs. Henry (Anna Eliza) Dickes who died at her home in Huntertown, Indiana, May 13, 1938

Mrs. John W.  (Sarah) Karch, who died at her home near Celina, Ohio, June 2, 1938


As a memorial to these loved ones whose lives displayed that unity and devotion which have been an inspiration to all of us, in the preservation of the family tie, and in token of our love and remembrance for them, let a copy of this memorial be written in the record book of the secretary and be preserved for the members of the Dickes family.


                                                            Respectfully submitted


                                                                        EDNA DICKES BRUMBAUGH

                                                                        EDITH WALTER LUKENS

                                                                        RUTH KARCH McKEE


                                                                        August 27, 1939

                                                                        Piqua, Ohio





1880 Census of Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio   476 C


Adam Dickes                                     married          male, 50          born BAV       Farmer

            Both parents born BAV

Catherine Dickes                 wife                 female, 50      born PA          Keeps house

            Father born Ireland,  Mother born PA


John Dickes                           son, single      male, 22          born OH     School Teacher

Sarah Dickes                                     daughter        female, 14      born OH

Barbara Dickes                     daughter        female, 12      born OH

Henry A. Dickes                   son                  male, 10          born OH


Wm. Woodworth                   other               male, 20          born IN           Laborer

            Both parents born Ohio



1880 Census of Wabash Township, Jay County, IN   405 B  (Louisa Dickes) 


Marion Cunningham            married          male, 31          born VA          Carpenter

            Both parents born VA

Louisa Cunningham                         wife                 female, 34      born BAV       Keeps house

            Both parents born BAV


George Cunningham                        son                  male, 8            born IN          

            Father born VA,  Mother born IN


Martha Cunningham            daughter        female, 2        born IN

Cunningham                          daughter        female 8 Mo   born IN

            Father born VA,  Mother born BAV



1880 Census of Wabash Township, Jay County, IN   406 D   (Barbara Dickes)


Jacob Sonday                         married          male, 46          born OH         Plasterer

            Both parents born PA

Barbary Sonday                    wife                 female, 29      born BAV       Keeps house

            Both parents born BAV


Cary Sonday                          son                  male, 10          born IN

Francis Sonday                     son                  male, 7            born IN

John Sonday                          son                  male, 3            born IN

Jacob Sonday                         son                  male, 5            born IN  (dead/crossed out)

Clarethel Sonday                  daughter        fem., 10 Mo    born IN



1880 Census of Mt. Etna, Huntington County, IN   655 C     (Elisabeth Dickes)


Washington Walter              married          male, 48          born OH         Grist Mill

            Both parents born PA

Elisabeth Walter                  wife                 female, 41      born GER       Keeps house

            Both parents born Germany


Alice J. Walter                      daughter        female, 12      born IN

            Father born Ohio,  Mother born GER


Sarah L. Walter                    daughter        female, 8        born IN

Mary L. Walter                     daughter        female, 5        born IN

Ethel E. Walter                    daughter        female, 2        born IN

Edith Walter                                     daughter        fem. 11 Mo     born IN



1880 Census of Wabash Township, Jay County, IN   407 D   (Catherine Dickes)


Vynul Arnett                                     married          male, 59          born OH         Burris Line

            Both parents born MD

Catherine Arnett                  wife                 female, 31      born BAV       Keeps house

            Both parents born BAV


May Arnett                            daughter        female, 5        born IN

Adella Arnett                        daughter        female, 1        born IN



1880 Census of Pike Township, Jay County, IN   532 A


Philip Dickes                                    married          male, 27          born NY         M.D.

            Both parents born Germany

Nancy V. Dickes                   wife                 female, 21      born IN           Keeps house

            Father born MD,  Mother born OH


Frank Dickes                                    son                  male, 1 Mo     born IN



1880 Census of Wabash Township, Jay County, IN   405 B  (Mary Kuhlman?)


Andrew Sonday                    married          male, 52          born PA          Plasterer

            Father born PA,  no place listed for mother

Mary Sonday                         wife                 female, 25      born OH         Keeps house



Possible census for John Dickes, eldest son??


1880 Census of St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri   281 B


John Dicke                            married          male, 43          born PRUS     Lumber Mer.

            Both parents born PRUSSIA

Mar Dicke                              wife                 female, 38      born OH         Keeps house

            Both parents born HAN.


Julia Dicke                            daughter        female, 14      born MO         At school



Dickes Burials at Perry Township Cemetery, (Huntertown Cem.) Huntertown, IN

            New Section


DICKES, Betty Jean Kelso                         1938-1979

DICKES, Carl B.                              1910-1969       320   Scottish Rite

DICKES, Donna E.                           1910-               OES                            Carl

DICKES, Erma                                 1909-                                                   Fred

DICKES, Fred                                  1909-                                                   Erma

DICKES, Lowell R.                          1932-1967       320   Scottish Rite      Wanda                      






1.  John Philip Dickes, b. 1796 Kalkofen, Germany  d: Nov. 1, 1852 in Winterborn, Germany

            +  Maria Magdalena Steitz, b:  June 17, 1810 in Winterborn, Germany 

                  d: Aug. 19, 1870 in Mercer Co., OH


                        2.  John Dickes, Jr.,  b:  Germany   d:  1882, near St. Louis, MO

                                    +  Wife Unknown


                                                3.  Daughter, Mrs. Goodman of Eureka, MO


                        John was engaged in the meat packing business near St. Louis.  While

                        smoking hams, the establishment caught fire, and in trying to save as much

                        as possible, he was trapped in burning rafters which caused his death.


                        2.  Jonas Dickes,  b:  Winterborn, Germany


                        2.  Philpena Dickes,  b: Winterborn, Germany

                                    +  John Kuhlman


                                                3.  Mary Kuhlman,  d:  1889

                                                            + Sonday, no children

                                                3.  Christena Kuhlman

                                                            +  Meyer, residence St. Louis, MO

                                                3.  Anna Kuhlman,  d:  Sept. 17, 1903

                                                            +  Hershey, residence Piqua, OH

                                                3.  Kate Kuhlman,  d:  Dec. 16, 1905

                                                            +  Johnson

3.  Minnie Kuhlman,  b:  April 11, 1866

                                                            +  Jacob Hershey




                        2.  Adam Dickes,  b: Dec. 8, 1830 in Winterborn, Germany   d:  Sept. 7, 1885

                               m:  March 12, 1857 

                                    +  Catharine Redmond,  d:  Oct. 19, 1898


                        Adam and Catharine buried in Washington Cem., OH


                                                3.  John Thomas Dickes,  1858 – 1916

                                                            +  Susannah K. Lyons

                                                John Thomas Dickes was a prominent physician and Mason

                                                At Portland, IN


                                                3.  Mary Elizabeth Dickes  1859 – 1959

                                                3.  Samuel Phillip Dickes,  1859 – 1939

                                                            +  Charlotte Boehm  

                                                3.  Rheinhardt Albert Dickes,  1862 – 1935

                                                3.  Louisa Jane Dickes,  1864 – 1864

                                                3.  Sarah Dickes,  1866 –

                                                            +  John W. Karch

                                                3.  Barbara Catharine Dickes,  1868 –

                                                            +  Charles E. Harper

                                                3.  Henry Adam Dickes,  b. Dec. 26, 1870   d:  Oct. 2, 1931

                                                       m:  Oct. 5, 1898   buried Fairview Cem. Shoaff Rd.

                                                       Huntertown, IN

                                                            +  Anna Eliza Rich,  b: Jan. 8, 1873  d: May 13, 1938

                                                                  at Huntertown, IN.  Parents were Byram Rich

                                                                  and Somelia Brooks,  buried Fairview Cem.


                                                                        4.  Hilda Inez Dickes  b: Aug. 23, 1899

                                                                               d: Aug. 12, 1901


                                                                        4.  Thaddeus Rich Dickes  b:  Feb. 28, 1901

                                                                                    +  Crystal Smith

                                                                                    +  Mary Mae Roth  m: Oct. 3, 1928

                                                                        Thaddeus was the first graduate of

                                                                        Huntertown High School in 1922.


                                                                        4.  Walter Hubert Dickes,  b: Aug. 24, 1904

                                                                               d: Aug. 8, 1960

                                                                                    +  Dorothy Hurst Nussbaum on

                                                                                          May 9, 1931

                                                                                    +  Edna Amelia Felt on June 30, 1936

                                                                                          b: Feb. 18, 1905  d: Jan. 1982 

                                                                                          Edna is buried Long Island, NY


                                                                                                5.  Walter Henry Dickes

                                                                                                5.  William Felt Dickes  


                                                                        4.  Frederick Ronald Dickes,  b: Jan. 2, 1909

                                                                               d: Nov. 19, 2000   Burial Huntertown Cem

                                                                                    +  Carol Key Osborne   

                                                                                    +  Erma Evelyn Gandy, b: Apr 27 1909

                                                                                          d: Oct. 16, 1991

                                                                                          Burial Huntertown Cemetery

                                                                             See “more about” Frederick at end of this

                                                                             Descendant list.


                                                                                                5.  Byram Enlow Dickes

                                                                                                5.  Betty Jean Dickes

                                                                                                5.  Lyle Thaddeus Dickes

                                                                                                5.  Ruth Ellen Dickes


                                                                        4.  Carl Byram Dickes,  b: Sept. 3, 1910

                                                                               d:  Oct. 1969,  m:  Sept. 24, 1928

                                                                   Burial Huntertown Cemetery

                                                                   Graduated HHS in 1928      

                                                                                    +  Donna Elizabeth Myers

                                                                                          b: May 10, 1910  d: March 27, 1998

                                                                                          Dau. Samuel Myers & Cora Wyatt

                                                                                          Burial Huntertown Cemetery

                                                                                          Graduated HHS in 1928


                                                                                                5.  Philip Warren Dickes

                                                                                                5.  Lowell Roger Dickes

                                                                                                            1932 - 1967  


                        2.  Rhinehardt Dickes,  b:  Jan. 22, 1833 Winterborn, GR

                               d:  January 20, 1862


                        Rhinehardt volunteered for service in the Civil War, went into camp,

                        Contracted pneumonia and died.  Buried in Lininger Cemetery, near State

                        Line in OH.


                        2.  Elizabeth Dickes,  b:  Dec. 17, 1839 Winterborn, GR

                               d:  January 26, 1904  m:  Dec. 25, 1870

                                    +  Washington Walter


                                                3.  Sarah Luetta Walter, 1871 –

                                                            +  Otis M. Cummins

                                                3.  Mary Lanessa Walter,  1874 –

                                                            +  James Edgar Major

                                                3.  Ethel Elizabeth Walter,  1877 –

                                                            +  Harry Smith

                                                3.  Edith Viola Walter,  1879 –

                                                            +  Edwin J. Lukens    


                        2.  Henry Dickes,  b:  April 3, 1841 Winterborn, GR

                                    +  Eulilah Leatherman, married 1861 in Paris, IL


                                                3.  Mary Rosell Dickes

                                                            +  Herbert Howard Miller

                                                3.  William Allen Dickes

                                                3.  Daniel Albert Dickes

                                                3.  Andrew Alvin Dickes

                                                3.  Laura Viola Dickes

                                                3.  John Delbert Dickes

                                                3.  Clara Ellen Dickes

                                                            +  Unknown Kennison

                                                3.  Samuel Philip Dickes

                                                            +  Rosa May Maxidon

                                                3.  Sidney Elizabeth Dickes

                                                3.  Minnie May Dickes

                                                3.  Dora Alice Dickes

                                                            +  Joseph Edward Phillips

                                                3.  Ada Eveline Dickes

                                                            +  Andrew David Phillips 

                                                3.  Pearley Jasper Dickes

                                                            +  Alice Amy Monroe


                            2nd wife of Henry Dickes

                                    + Mattie,  married in 1901


                                                3.  Lila Ruth Dickes

                                                3.  Ethel Lillian Dickes

                                                3.  Violet Beatrice Dickes   1910 -                      


                        2.  Louisa Dickes,  b:  July 18, 1844 Winterborn, GR  d: March 20, 1917

                               m. Nov. 4, 1874

                                    +  Marion E. Cunningham,  b:  Nov. 18, 1847  d:  Feb. 17, 1935


                                                3.  Martha Viola Cunningham,  1879 – 1909

                                                            +  Philip A. Houser  


                        2.  Mary Dickes,  b:  Jan. 5, 1847, Winterborn, GR  d:  Dec. 13, 1923

                               m. Oct. 2, 1866

                                    +  David J. Kelly


                                                3.  Allison Clyde Kelly,  1868 –

                                                3.  John Philip Kelly,  1870 – 1911

                                                3.  Luetta Elizabeth Kelly,  1872 –

                                                3.  Arthur David Kelly,  1875 – 1875

                                                3.  Vesta Viola Kelly,  1878 –

                                                3.  Amy Ruth Kelly,  1882 –

                                                3.  Ruby Clare Kelly,  1889 –


                        2.  Catherine (Katie) Dickes,  b:  April 24, 1849  Winterborn, GR

                               d:  July 2, 1933   m.  Oct. 23, 1873

                                    +  Vynul Arnett,  d:  Feb. 23, 1898


                                                3.  Mary E. Arnett,  1874 –

                                                            +  George W. Eley

                                                3.  Della E. Arnett, 1878 –  


                        2.  Barbara Dickes,  b:  Dec. 13, 1850 Winterborn, GR 

                                    +  Jacob Sonday


                        Barbara was the little child who was so sick on their way over from Germany

                        but did not die.  When older she was diagnosed with stomach cancer and the

                        doctor advised her to take to her bed.  She expected to be dead in months, but

                        it was more than 20 years.  She became a bitter invalid waiting to die and she

                        lived to be 92 years old. 


                                                3.  Carry Dickes Sonday,  1870 –

                                                            +  Alice Castle

                                                3.  Francis Marion Sonday,  1873 –

                                                            +  Alice Gallaway 

                                                            +  Daisy Kichler

                                                3.  Jacob Sonday,  1880 –

                                                3.  Clare Ethel Sonday,  1879 –

                                                            +  Josephus Pinkney Holmes

                                                3.  Kate Viola Sonday,  1881 –

                                                            +  Chester Lloyd Keller

                                                3.  William Carrol Sonday,  1883 –

                                                            +  Anna Bessie McConnel

                                                            +  Estella M. Hine

                                                            +  Florence Campbell

                                                3.  Clyde E. Sonday,  1887 –

                                                            +  Sybil Milhous

                                                3.  John Sonday

                                                3.  Mary Sonday 



                        2.  Philip Dickes,  b:  Jan. 7, 1853 in Ohio  d:  July 7 1910

                               m.  July 5, 1878

                                    +  Nancy Viola Snyder


                                                3.  Francis Millard Dickes,  1880 –

                                                3.  Myrtle Maud Dickes,  1882 –

                                                3.  Ernest Clyde Dickes,  1885


                             2nd wife of Phillip Dickes, married Nov. 17, 1896

                                    +  Cassie Fink


                                                3.  Edna Catherine Dickes,  1901 -  



More about the Dickes family of Perry Township, Allen County, IN --  written about 1962


One of Allen County’s most scenic farms is a 335 acre spread in Perry Township owned by Fred Dickes, prominent Angus breeder.  The rich farmland, once heavily timbered and now complemented with a 10 acre fishing pond, is the link with a pioneer Allen County settler named Fisher West, who cleared 1,500 acres in 1848.


The pioneer heard the call of the gold rush in 1849 and left kinfolk to safeguard his land.  But frustrated in his attempt to find gold and poorer by 10 years, Fisher West returned in 1859, married a year later and began building the comfortable brick and frame home which the Dickes still occupy today. 


Dickes bought the land in 1940 from Dr. M. E. Klinger of Garrett, who purchased the “Fisher West Farm” from the pioneer’s estate. 


Dickes keeps a brood cow herd of 100, bulling an estimated 50 animals from his stock annually.  He also sells prize bulls, calves and cows for breeding stock.  Dickes is building toward a commercial cross hybrid Hampshire sow herd, farrowed twice a year.   He uses individual farrowing houses.  This program gives him nearly 1,000 hogs, half of which are fed out and the rest sold as feeder pigs.


The farmer enjoys horseback riding and keeps two mounts – one for himself and another for daughter, Ruthie, his youngest child.  Dickes rides in Fort Wayne’s famous Mispah Shrine Mounted Patrol.  He also enjoys spare hours fishing for bass and bluegills in the farm pond.


Other members of the household, Erma, like Fred, a native of Allen County;  a son, Byram, a graduate of Purdue and Harvard, employed by Allied Mills in Chicago as a field analyst;  a daughter, Mrs. Tom (Betty Jean) Spiritoso, wife of an assistant professor at Purdue;  and another son, Lyle, a Freshman at Indiana University. 


The Dickes’ are members of the Huntertown Church. 


On March 4, Fred and Erma celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary with guests filling the 102-year old dwelling.  A cupola, added late in the 19th century, tops the dwelling, which has been frequently remodeled by the Dickes’.  They have added a kitchen, restored 3 original fireplaces and installed a dutch oven in the basement, among many improvements.


Wood in the structure is a sturdy ash, hewed from the adjoining forest, and the bricks were fashioned from the clay of Perry Township.  Farm buildings are gleaming white, topped with red thatches of woodlot, reminiscent of the pioneer past, makes this one of the county’s most distinguished Centennial farms. 





Many thanks for the following information  given by Ardath Ross Brown, a  Henry Dickes descendant

    (Pictures below)



1.  HEINRICH 'HENRY'3 DICKES  (JOHN PHILIPP2, DICKES FAMILY1 HISTORY) was born 03 Apr 1841 in Winterburn, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany, and died 08 Mar 1923 in Portland,Washington County, Oregon.  He married (1) EULILAH/DELILAH LEATHERMAN 20 Jan 1862 in Paris, Ilinois, daughter of SAMUEL LEATHERMAN and ELSIE WALLS.  She was born 17 Apr 1842 in Quincey, Adams County, Illinois, and died Sep 1891 in Pueblo County, Colorado.  He married (2) MARTHA MAY PEER 1902 in Kansas??, daughter of JOHN PEER and MARY HILL.  She was born 17 Nov 1868 in Champaign City, Champaign, Illinois, and died 05 Dec 1951 in Portland, Oregon.



Henry came to the United States with his widowed mother, his sister Molly, and brothers, John and Philip, when he was 13 years old.  The voyage was made in a sailing vessel and took them three weeks to make the trip. I'm not sure where the family settled.  The youngest, Philip, became a doctor and lived for many years at Columbus, Ohio.  Had three children, one daughter Elizabeth and two sons, John settled in Missouri, was quite a prosperous farmer - one daughter

Molly married a man by the name of Kelly.  They were very prosperous, owning quite a large business-a jewelry store, wholesale store, etc.  They had a daughter, Lettie and sons Dave and Clyde; their holdings  were at Concordia, Kansas

Question:  Emigration: 3 Jan 1853 a 10 year old boy Named Henry Dickes sailed to America from Germany on a ship named the Southhampton 3.

Henry had 13 children- 2nd marriage, 8 years 

was a church janitor  also a weaver , woolen mills

Immigration: 3 Jan 1852 ship Southhampton

Census: 1920 Portland, Multnomah, Oregon

Census: 1860 living with Aaron Armstrong, Embarrass, Edgar, Illinois

Census: 1910 Colton, San Bernardino County, California

Military Service: Served in Civil War



Burial: 10 Mar 1923, Columbia Cemetery, Multnomah County, Oregon



Ulilah had a grandfather who served in the Revolutionary War.  Two of her brothers were drowned in the Mississippi River, during a engagement in the Civil War/  Her brother, Andrew Leatherman lived in Kansas, had two daughters.


Marriage Notes for Heinrich Dickes and Eulilah/Delilah Leatherman:

Illinois Marriages, 1851-1900 Record               

Name:Ulilah Leatherman


Spouse Name: Henry Dickes

Marriage Date: Jan 20, 1862

Marriage County: Edgar

Comments: This record can be found at the County Court Records, Film #1301880-1301882



2.                i.    MARY ROSELL4 DICKES, b. 13 Aug 1863, Springfield, Sangamon Co, Illinois; d. 30 Mar 1899, Rocky Ford, Otero Co, Colorado.

                  ii.    WILLIAM ALLEN DICKES, b. Jan 1865, Crawford County, Illinois; d. Bef. 1870, Crawford County, Illinois ?.

                 iii.    CLARA ELLEN DICKES, b. 03 Nov 1867, Crawford County, Illinois; d. 1930.



Notes for Clara Ellen Dickes:

1870 Matoon, Coles Co., PO, East Nelson, Moultrie County, Il./ p20a [19b is missing w/ Henry on it}.


3.              iv.    PHILLIP SAMUEL DICKES, b. 24 Apr 1869, Crawford County, Illinois; d. 1937.

                  v.    SIDNEY ELISABETH DICKES, b. 03 Aug 1871, Moultrie County, Illinois; d. Unknown, Unknown.

                 vi.    MINNIE MAY DICKES, b. May 1873, Moultrie County, Illinois; d. Unknown, Unknown.

                vii.    ALVEN ANDREW DICKES, b. 20 Nov 1875, Moultrie County, Illinois; d. Aft. 1900, Unknown.



1900 Pueblo, Pueblo County, Co / Ed104 / p9a

Boarder - md 6 years - fireman- parents b. Germany and IL

(wife not with him)


               viii.    DANIEL ALBERT DICKES, b. 20 Nov 1875, Moultrie County Illinois; d. Unknown, Unknown; m. SELENA UNKNOWN; b. Aug 1876, California; d. Unknown.



Census 1900 Otero, Colorado


                  ix.    JOHN DELBERT DICKES, b. 15 Apr 1877, Moultrie County, Illinois; d. Aft. 1880, Unknown.



1880 Norway, Republic County, KS / ED281 / p121b

John settled in Missouri, was quite a prosperous farmer

0ne daughter


                   x.    LAURA CHOLA DICKES, b. 15 Jul 1879, Republic County, Kansas??; d. Bef. 1880, Unknown.

                  xi.    DORA ALICE DICKES, b. 24 Mar 1881, Unknown; d. 1940, Unknown; m. JOSEPH EDWARD PHILLIPS.



Dora married Joseph Edward Phillips


                 xii.    ADA EVELINE DICKES, b. 1883, Unknown; d. 1981, Sacramento, California.

4.             xiii.    PEARLEY JASPER DICKES, b. 06 Apr 1887, Republic County, Kansas; d. 1962, Tacoma, Washington.




                xiv.    RUTH L4 DICKES, b. 1903, Kansas; d. Unknown.


Notes for RUTH L DICKES:

Notes on Ruth Dickes  

Census 1910 Colton, San Bernardino Co, California

Census: 1920 Portland, Oregon    


5.              xv.    ETHEL "LILLIAN" DICKES, b. 28 Jan 1906, Newdale, Otero, Colorado; d. 19 Mar 1974, Everett, Snohomish, Washington.

                xvi.    VIOLET BEATRICE DICKES, b. 1910; d. Unknown.


Generation No. 2


2.  MARY ROSELL4 DICKES (HEINRICH 'HENRY'3, JOHN PHILIPP2, DICKES FAMILY1 HISTORY) was born 13 Aug 1863 in Springfield, Sangamon Co, Illinois, and died 30 Mar 1899 in Rocky Ford, Otero Co, Colorado.  She married HERBERT HOWARD MILLER 25 Dec 1881 in Clyde, Cloud Co, Kansas, son of JOHN MILLER and ANN UNKNOWN.  He was born 03 Dec 1863 in Bloomington, Monroe Co, Indiana, and died 01 Aug 1920 in Enid, Garfield County, Oklahoma.



Mary Rosell Dickes, born August 13, 1863 in Crawford County, Illinois; died March 30, 1899 in Otero County, Colorado; married Herbert Howard Miller December 25, 1881 in Republic County, Kansas; born December 3, 1863 in Monroe County, Indiana; died August 1, 1920 in Enid, Garfield County, Oklahoma.

Rocky Ford Enterprise, Thur., Oct 6, 1899

Mrs. Mary R. Miller daughter of Henry Dickes, was born Aug 13,1863, at Palestine, Illinois. She moved to Republic county, Kansas with her parents in 1878 and was married to HH Miller, Dec 25, 1881.  She became a member of the Baptist church in 1882 but in the fall of ‘83 she placed her membership in the M.E.Church.  She was a devout Christian from the time she first moved with her husband and family to Colorado in 1887.  She died March 30, 1899, aged 35 years 7 months and 17 days.  She was  loving wife and a kind and gentle mother, and all those who came in contact with her learned to love her. She leaves husband, children, parents, brother and sister together with many warm friends to mourn her loss.

Card of Thanks:

We desire to return our most earnest thanks for the many kind attentions of numerous friends during Mrs. Miller's illness and for much kindly sympathy during our sad bereavement.

HH Miller and Family.



Herbert Howard Miller was killed in a train wreck, near Enid, Oklahoma.


Nate Miller, of Enid, Sole Victim of wreck near Pawnee yesterday.


Broken Rail is reported cause

Investigation under way: Fireman and Brakeman painfully injured.

H.H.(Nate) Miller of 707 North Grand avenue, Frisco engineer, was instantly killed near Pawnee about 5:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon when the freight train which he was pulling was wrecked and his engine turned over and crushed him.  Fireman E.A. Goodrick and Brakeman H.C. Cooper, also of Enid were both injured but not seriously.

Engineer Miller's body was brought to Enid, arriving here at 2o'clock this afternoon.  Brakeman Cooper, who received a crushed leg, was taken to Tulsa last night and placed in a hospital.  He is resting easy. No bones were broken.  Fireman Goodrick was scalded on the body, but was able to come to Enid. 

An investigation of the cause of the wreck is under way today by Frisco

officials.  It is thought a broken rail caused the accident.  Only the engine and tender left the track.

The wreck occurred just out of Pawnee, as the train was approaching that place.  The train left Tulsa about 3:30 o'clock for Enid.

Miller, the unfortunate engineer, was the only candidate for the Democratic nomination for county clerk, at the primaries which are to be held tomorrow.  His death will necessitate the naming of a candidate by the county central committee.  Mr. Miller would have been 57 years old had he lived until next December.  He was born in Bloomington, Indiana, and leaves besides his present wife to whom he was married in

Cripple Creek, Colo., in 1900 and aged mother, 85 years old, who made her home with him and five children all of whom are grown.  The children are: Mrs. F.M. Williams, of Colorado; J.H. Miller and P.T. Miller of California, Mrs. E.T. Cramp of Arizona and Mrs. J.T. Nichola of Commerce, Oklahoma.

Arrangements for the funeral will not be announced until all of the children are heard from.  The deceased had lived in Enid for the past fourteen years, and was a member of the First Spiritualist church of the city.


Occupation: Farm Laborer

Event: Aged 1880 16 at time of census

Residence: 1880 Elk Creek Township, Republic Co, Kansas



6.                i.    DORA MELISSA MAY5 MILLER, b. 28 Nov 1882, Clyde, Cloud Co, Kansas; d. 13 Jan 1979, Modesto, Stanislaus Co, California.

7.               ii.    JOHN H. MILLER, b. 08 Dec 1884, Clyde, Cloud Co, Kansas; d. 1944, Los Angeles, California.

                 iii.    JESSIE MAUDE MILLER, b. 13 Mar 1886, Clyde, Cloud Co, Kansas.

8.              iv.    PHILIP S. MILLER, b. 22 Nov 1887, Laveta, Huerfano Co, Colorado; d. 08 Dec 1918, Canoga Park, Los Angeles, California.

9.               v.    WILLIAM CHESTER MILLER, b. 05 May 1893, Rocky Ford, Otero Co, Colorado; d. Dec 1918, Enid, Garfield, Ok.

                 vi.    ULILIH MILLER, b. 18 Jul 1896, Colorado.



3.  PHILLIP SAMUEL4 DICKES (HEINRICH 'HENRY'3, JOHN PHILIPP2, DICKES FAMILY1 HISTORY) was born 24 Apr 1869 in Crawford County, Illinois, and died 1937.  He married (1) ROSA M..    He married (2) ROSA MAY MAXIDON 1892 in Illinois.  She was born 10 May 1875 in Illinois, and died Aug 1968 in Yuma County, Arizona.



Notes for Samuel Philip

1870 Matoon, Coles Co., PO, East Nelson, Moultrie County, Il./p20a (19b is missing w/Henry on it

1910 Brawley Twp., Imperial County, Ca / ED2 / p148b

Samuel was md 18 years - farmer

Philip became a doctor and lived for many  years in Ohio.  Had three children, one daughter Elizabeth, and two sons, Dave and Clyde; their holdings were at Concordia, Kansas



SSN: 527-07-0091

Last Residence: 85364 Yuma, Az.

State SSN issued Arizona

Rosa was married at the age of 16



10.              i.    RAY5 DICKES, b. 1895, Illinois.



4.  PEARLEY JASPER4 DICKES (HEINRICH 'HENRY'3, JOHN PHILIPP2, DICKES FAMILY1 HISTORY) was born 06 Apr 1887 in Republic County, Kansas, and died 1962 in Tacoma, Washington.  He married ALICE AMY MONROE 07 Mar 1907 in Rock Ford, Colorado, daughter of ALPHEUS MONROE and ELIZABETH LAUBSCHER.  She was born 07 Feb 1891 in Hickory County, Missouri, and died 31 Mar 1983 in Olympia, Washington.



11.              i.    DORA EVELYN5 DICKES, b. 05 Mar 1908, Ramah Colorado; d. 09 Jan 2001, California.

12.             ii.    CYRIL(CAROL) ADRIAN DICKES, b. 30 Jun 1909, Ramah Colorado; d. Living.

13.            iii.    LOIS BEATRICE DICKES, b. 16 May 1911, El Paso County, Colorado; d. 05 Nov 2003, Hoquiam, Washington.

14.            iv.    EULILA ELIZABETH DICKES, b. 27 Apr 1913, Portland, Oregon; d. Living.

15.             v.    LESTER EARL DICKES, b. 25 Nov 1917, Tacoma, Washington; d. 22 May 2004, Aberdeen, Washington.

16.            vi.    RENA PEARL DICKES, b. 11 Feb 1921, Tacoma, Washington; d. Living.

17.           vii.    LEUANNA ALICE DICKES, b. 28 Aug 1925, Tacoma, Washington; d. Living.



5.  ETHEL "LILLIAN"4 DICKES (HEINRICH 'HENRY'3, JOHN PHILIPP2, DICKES FAMILY1 HISTORY) was born 28 Jan 1906 in Newdale, Otero, Colorado, and died 19 Mar 1974 in Everett, Snohomish, Washington.  She married NORMAN LIENNUES/LEONARD O'DONNELL 24 May 1924 in Portland, Oregon. 



Notes on Ethel "Lillian" Dickes

Census: 1930 District 6, Beverley Park, Snohomish, Washington

Census 1910 Colton, San Bernadino, California

Census 1920 Portland, Multnomah, Oregon

Occupation: 1923 according to Portland City Directory Lillian was a spooler at a textile factory.




Burial: Unknown Cremated



                   i.    RICHARD5 O'DONNELL, b. Private.

                  ii.    JAMES MURRAY O'DONNELL, b. 19 Jun 1929, Everett, Snohomish, Washington.


Generation No. 3


6.  DORA MELISSA MAY5 MILLER (MARY ROSELL4 DICKES, HEINRICH 'HENRY'3, JOHN PHILIPP2, DICKES FAMILY1 HISTORY) was born 28 Nov 1882 in Clyde, Cloud Co, Kansas, and died 13 Jan 1979 in Modesto, Stanislaus Co, California.  She married (1) CHAUNCEY E. BURNSIDE 23 Dec 1902 in Rocky Ford, Bend Co, Colorado, son of WALTER BURNSIDE and SARAH MILLER.  He was born 28 Dec 1878 in Canon City, Fremont Co, Colorado, and died 19 Nov 1906 in Salida, Chaffer Co, Colorado.  She married (2) FREDERICK LYFORD WILLIAMS 21 Oct 1908.  He was born 14 Mar 1873 in Kansas, and died 14 Apr 1955 in Eureka, Humboldt Co, California.



Burial: 18 Jan 1979, Ferndale Cemetery, Ferndale, Humboldt Co., California



Notes for Chauncey Burnside

Occupation Jun 1900 Farm Laborer



Burial: 22 Nov 1906, Pitkin, Gunnison Co, Colorado



Burial: 16 Apr 1955, Ferndale Cemetery, Ferndale, Humboldt Co, California



                   i.    ORVILLE MILLER6 BURNSIDE, b. 28 Sep 1903, LaJunita, Otero Co, Colorado; d. 17 Dec 1984, Cloverdale, Sonomads, California.

                  ii.    CHUNCEY EDGAR BURNSIDE, b. 20 May 1905, Pitkin, Bend Co, Colorado; d. 30 May 1916, Glade Park, Mesa Co. Colorado.

                 iii.    HERBERT HOWARD BURNSIDE, b. 30 Mar 1906, Pitkin, Bend Co, Colorado; d. 01 Jan 1973, Williams, Colusa Co, California; m. ETHEL GRACE MCKNIGHT, 06 Apr 1929, Eureka, Humbolt Co. California; b. 12 Aug 1909, Fortuna, Humboldt Co, California; d. 10 Mar 1999, Davis, Yolo Co, California.



Burial: 03 Jan 1973, Williams, Colusa Co, California



Burial: 14 Mar 1999, Williams Colusa Co., California




                 iv.    MARY EVELYN6 WILLIAMS, b. 19 Jul 1913, Grand Junction, Mesa Co, Colorado; d. 14 Jun 1987.



7.  JOHN H.5 MILLER (MARY ROSELL4 DICKES, HEINRICH 'HENRY'3, JOHN PHILIPP2, DICKES FAMILY1 HISTORY) was born 08 Dec 1884 in Clyde, Cloud Co, Kansas, and died 1944 in Los Angeles, California.  He married FLORENCE LUELLA PALMER 15 Sep 1906 in Denver, Colorado.  She was born 16 Apr 1886 in Liberty NE, and died Jan 1955 in San Bernardino, California.



Burial: Montecido Cementery, Loma Linda, California



18.              i.    CHARLES HOWARD6 MILLER, b. Jul 1908.

19.             ii.    DOROTHY MILLER, b. Oct 1910.

                 iii.    FLORENCE MILLER.

                 iv.    MARY MILLER, b. 17 Aug 1919, Unknown; d. Unknown.



8.  PHILIP S.5 MILLER (MARY ROSELL4 DICKES, HEINRICH 'HENRY'3, JOHN PHILIPP2, DICKES FAMILY1 HISTORY) was born 22 Nov 1887 in Laveta, Huerfano Co, Colorado, and died 08 Dec 1918 in Canoga Park, Los Angeles, California.  He married BERTHA ELIZABETH NIELSEN 18 Jun 1913 in Los Angeles, California.  She was born 1892 in Los Angeles, California.



20.              i.    PHIL SHERIDAN6 MILLER, b. 17 Sep 1916.

21.             ii.    ROSE ELEANOR MILLER, b. 09 May 1922, Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, California.



9.  WILLIAM CHESTER5 MILLER (MARY ROSELL4 DICKES, HEINRICH 'HENRY'3, JOHN PHILIPP2, DICKES FAMILY1 HISTORY) was born 05 May 1893 in Rocky Ford, Otero Co, Colorado, and died Dec 1918 in Enid, Garfield, Ok.  He married GRACE ADAMS Dec 1914 in Enid, Garfield, Ok, daughter of WILLIAM ADAMS and LIZZY SMITH.  She was born 1897 in Rocky Ford, Mesa, Co, Colorado, and died 29 Jul 1971 in Enid, Garfield, Oklahoma.



22.              i.    WILLIAM LYLE6 MILLER, b. 09 Sep 1915, Enid, Garfield, Oklahoma; d. Unknown.

23.             ii.    WAYNE LEE MILLER, b. 09 Sep 1915, Enid, Garfield, Oklahoma; d. 23 Nov 1971, Odessa, Ector, Texas.



10.  RAY5 DICKES (PHILLIP SAMUEL4, HEINRICH 'HENRY'3, JOHN PHILIPP2, DICKES FAMILY1 HISTORY) was born 1895 in Illinois.  He married ETHEL UNKNOWN.  She was born 1895, and died Unknown.



Ethel was married at the age of 23


Children of RAY DICKES and ETHEL UNKNOWN are:

                   i.    FRANCES M.6 DICKES, b. Abt. 1919, Az.

                  ii.    HELEN LOUISE DICKES, b. Abt. 1921, California.

                 iii.    DORIS DICKES, b. Abt. 1927, Arizona.



11.  DORA EVELAND5 DICKES (PEARLEY JASPER4, HEINRICH 'HENRY'3, JOHN PHILIPP2, DICKES FAMILY1 HISTORY) was born 05 Mar 1908 in Ramah Colorado, and died 09 Jan 2002 in California.  She married ALBERT ( ALBIN RUNAR)  WAGAR 01 Nov 1930 in Aberdeen, Washington.    He was born July 12, 1909 in Vasa, England and died September 9, 1989 at Lacey, Washington.


Children of DORA DICKES and ALBERT WAGAR are:

                   i.    AUB (OBIE)6   (ALBIN RICHARD) WAGAR, b. June 5, 1936, Aberdeen, Washington; d. September 9, 1997,  Sonoma, California.

                  ii.    KENNETH WAGAR, b. Aberdeen, Washington.



12.  CYRIL(CAROL) ADRIAN5 DICKES (PEARLEY JASPER4, HEINRICH 'HENRY'3, JOHN PHILIPP2, DICKES FAMILY1 HISTORY) was born 30 Jun 1909 in Ramah Colorado, and died in Living.  He married ANNE CRANCE 12 Jun 1934.  She was born 26 Mar 1914, and died 16 Jan 1984 in Carlsbad, San Diego,California.



                   i.    LESTER6 DICKES, b. California.

                  ii.    ERIN DICKES, b. California; d. 2008, Texas.



13.  LOIS BEATRICE5 DICKES (PEARLEY JASPER4, HEINRICH 'HENRY'3, JOHN PHILIPP2, DICKES FAMILY1 HISTORY) was born 16 May 1911 in El Paso County, Colorado, and died 05 Nov 2003 in Hoquiam, Washington.  She married RAYMOND ARTHUR ROSS 06 Jun 1931 in Hoquiam, Washington, son of JOHN ROSS and ELMA OSGOOD.  He was born 20 Apr 1909 in Hoquiam, Grays Harbor, Washington, and died 23 Oct 2002 in Aberdeen, Washington.



Notes on Lois Ross

Born: Ramah, Colorado

Moved to Tacoma, Washington with family, then to Hoquiam, Washington, where she lived with her sister.

Occupation: Telephone operator after her marriage she was a homemaker

Married: Raymond A. Ross   June 6 1931 in Hoquiam

Residence after marriage:  Hoquiam, Summit Lake, Olympia, Washington, Lacy, Washington, then moved back to Hoquiam where she lived at Channel Point with her husband until she died.

Religion: Presbyterian  Baptized 1947



Burial: 05 Jun 2004, Sunset Memorial Park, Hoquiam, Washington



Notes on Raymond Ross

Born and raised, lived most all of life in Hoquiam, Washington

He came from a very prominent family, with 1 younger brother Wayne Duncan Ross

Married: Lois Beatrice Dickes in Hoquiam 1931

Occupation: Milk truck driver, and retired at age 65 from driving a bread truck.

Residence l: Hoquiam

Residence 2: Summit Lake in Olympia, Washington

Residence 3: Lacey, Washington

Residence 4: Channel Point, Retirement Home, Hoquiam, Washington until 2002

Died: Grays Harbor Convalescent Home Oct 23, 2002

Religion: Presbyterian

Baptism: 1947



Burial: 05 Jun 2004, Sunset Memorial Park, Hoquiam Washington

Medical Information: Raymond had macular degeneration of eyes at age 85.    Pace Maker for heart problems   Stroke at age 92


Children of LOIS DICKES and RAYMOND ROSS are:

                   i.    RAYMOND ARTHUR6 ROSS, JR, b. 30 Aug 1935, Hoquiam, Washington; d. Jul 1947, Aberdeen, Washington.



Notes for Raymond Arthur Ross, Jr            

Born: Hoquiam General Hospital, Hoquiam, Washington

Residence: Chenault Ave. Hoquiam, Washington 3 years

Residence 2: 25 O Street until time of death

Died at age 13 Leukemia


24.             ii.    ARDATH LOIS ROSS, b. 13 Mar 1937, Aberdeen, Washington.

25.            iii.    LYNNE KAY ROSS, b. 05 Nov 1939, Aberdeen, Washington.

26.            iv.    CHERYL ALICE ROSS, b. 10 Jul 1944, Aberdeen, Washington.

27.             v.    JOHN DICKES ROSS, b. 25 Sep 1947, Aberdeen, Washington.

                 vi.    WAYNE ARTHUR ROSS, b. 06 Mar 1949, Aberdeen, Washington; m. (1) KATHY WINTRIP, 03 Jun 2002, Aberdeen, Washington; b. 02 Dec 1949, Aberdeen, Washington; m. (2) GRETCHEN HATT, 1973, Aberdeen, Washington; b. Abt. 1954.



14.  EULILA ELIZABETH5 DICKES (PEARLEY JASPER4, HEINRICH 'HENRY'3, JOHN PHILIPP2, DICKES FAMILY1 HISTORY) was born 27 Apr 1913 in Portland, Oregon, and died in Living.  She married EDWARD FRODEL 20 Jan 1930.  He was born in Hoquiam, Washington, and died 2003 in Poulsbo, Washington.



                   i.    CAROL6 FRODEL, b. 14 Mar 1934, Hoquiam, Washington.

                  ii.    EDWARD FRODEL, b. Hoquiam, Washington.



15.  LESTER EARL5 DICKES (PEARLEY JASPER4, HEINRICH 'HENRY'3, JOHN PHILIPP2, DICKES FAMILY1 HISTORY) was born 25 Nov 1917 in Tacoma, Washington, and died 22 May 2004 in Aberdeen, Washington.  He married GRETA ANDERSON.  She was born Mar 1934, and died in Aberdeen, Washington.



                   i.    TAMARA6 DICKES, b. Aberdeen, Washington.

                  ii.    LAURI DICKES, b. Aberdeen, Washington.



16.  RENA PEARL5 DICKES (PEARLEY JASPER4, HEINRICH 'HENRY'3, JOHN PHILIPP2, DICKES FAMILY1 HISTORY) was born 11 Feb 1921 in Tacoma, Washington, and died in Living.  She married FRED C. ROSE


Children of RENA DICKES and FRED ROSE are:

                   i.    DOUGLAS6 ROSE, b. Aberdeen, South Dakota.

                  ii.    DEBRA ROSE, b. Aberdeen, South Dakota.



17.  LEUANNA ALICE5 DICKES (PEARLEY JASPER4, HEINRICH 'HENRY'3, JOHN PHILIPP2, DICKES FAMILY1 HISTORY) was born 28 Aug 1925 in Tacoma, Washington, and died in Living.  She married ALAN C SMYTH.  He died 2003 in California.


Children of LEUANNA DICKES and ALAN SMYTH are:

                   i.    JEFFERY6 SMYTH.

                  ii.    CHRISTINE SMYTH.

                 iii.    BETSY SMYTH.




Two Dickes Homesteads






Dickes Homestead in Winterborn, Germany





Dickes Homestead in Ohio



    Alice Amy (Monroe) Dickes


      Pearley Jasper Dickes