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Andrew Dillman

Birthplace: Bethel Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: May 21, 1823 (71)
Augusta, Bracken County, Kentucky, United States
Place of Burial: Sharon Cemetery, Augusta, Bracken County, Kentucky, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Hans Georg Dillmann, JR and Margaretha Murr
Husband of Barbara Barbara Dillman
Father of Unknown Dillman; Evorah ? "Eve" Dillman; George Michael Dillman; John Wesley Dillman; Susan Keighler and 9 others

Occupation: millwright/carpenter Revolutionary War, lancaster pa, 1794, Carpenter, millwright, Revolutionary War soldier.
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About Andrew Dillman

A Patriot of the American Revolution for Pennsylvania with the rank of Private. DAR# A036109

  • Service: PENNSYLVANIA Rank(s): PRIVATE
  • Birth: 12-3-1753 BERKS CO PENNSYLVANIA
  • Death: 5-21-1823 BRACKEN CO KENTUCKY

Children shown:

  • Andrew m. Elizabeth Bruner
  • Samuel m. Susan Carter
  • Elizabeth m. David Houser
  • Barbara m. John Rhorer
  • Frederick m. Mary Bowman
  • John m Lydia Rhorer
  • Conrad m. Lydia Reed
  • Susanna m. Daniel Keethler or Susan m. Daniel J Keiggler
  • George m. Mary Rhorer

Andrew Dillman enlisted at Lancaster, Pennsylvania for service in the Revolutionary War. He was both a carpenter and a millwright. He moved from Pennsylvania to Kentucky in 1794.

Andrew DILLMAN Jr173,174 was born on 21 Oct 1751 in Northumberland, PA.173 Conflict with birth date of 1761. Also not sure if birth was in Adams county, PA or Northumberland, possibly because of county boundary changes it could be the same area. He served in the military in 1776 in Pennsylvania. Andrew served four years in the Revolutionary war, with three of his brothers, two of whom perished in that war, it is known that he was in the battles of Germantown and Brandywine. After his death his widow drew a pension which showed he was in the regular army not the militia. He died on 21 May 1823.173 His reference number is 2780. The Dillman-Rhorer Families Between 1725 and 1730 two brothers, Andrew Dillman and Jacob Dillman, migrated from Prussia, Germay to the American colonies. They were Dunkers or Dunkards, and came to the colonies to enjoy religious freedom. Andrew Dillman settled in what is now Adams county, Pennsylvania and Jacob Dillman settled in Franklin county, Virginia (the Shenadnoah Valley).

Andrew Dillman Jr. was born October 21, 1751 in the city called Northumberland, Northumberland county, Pennsylvania and died May 21, 1823. He was a wheelwright by trade. He enlisted as a private in the 2nd Pennsylvania Regiment, Continental Army, under Captain Lewis Farmer, either on April 14, 1776 or on June 7, 1776, both dates being given in the official Pennsylvania Archives. On September 5, 1778 he was a private in Lieutenant Colonel Henry Miller's company and in 1780 he was in Captain Lieutenant ??? Stoy's Company, 2nd Pennsylvania (Colonel Walter Stewart) . From 1780 to 1800 he was a captian in the Pennsylvania Militia Pennsylvania Battalion. On August 1, 1777 he married Barbara Roush, who was then in her eighteenth year, being born on December 17, 1755 (died November 17, 1812). Andrew Dillman returned to the battlefield the morning following his marriage. He was in the battles of Brandywine, Burgoyne, Morecure??? and Yorktown, serving until the surrender of Cornwallis.

In 1794 or 1795 he moved Kentucky by way of Pittsburgh, travelling down the Ohio river to ????(later called Maysville) Baron county, Kentucky in a flat boat. He settled in what is now Bracken county, Kentucky.

To Andrew Dillman Jr. and Barbara Roush Dillman the following children were born, first chid died in infancy, Eve born in 1779, George born in March 1781, John born in March or November 1783, Susan May 29, 1785, Barbary born February 2, 1787, Frederick born November 14, 1788, Andrew 3rd born November 7, 1790, Julia born October 15, 1792, Catherine born December 22, 1792, Elizabeth born 18, 1795 , Conrad born October 25, 1798 and Samuel born in 1800.

Abouth the time Andrew Dillman Jr. moved to Bracken county, Kentucky, The Rhorer, Bruners, Saudors and many other German Dunkard families moved from Maryland to Jessamine county, Kentucky which was about eighty miles south of Bracken county, Kentucky. The families had been acquainted with each other in Eastern communities.

The Hoover family, some of whom were preachers settled in Clermont county, Ohio across the Ohio River and twenty miles further down the river from the Dillmans. During the yearly camp meetings of the Dunkards, which were held in Clermont county, Ohio the Rhorers, Howsers and Bruners all undertaking the trip ???. The home of Andrew and Barbara Dillman was one of the stopping places on the way where the travellers put up during the night as they went to and from the camp meetings. The children of the various families intermingled and as a result nine of the sons and daughters of Andrew and Barbara Dillman married sons and daughters of Dunkard families of Jessamine county, Kentucky.

I have data relative to all the Dillman children, their marriages, deaths, etc., but have seen fit to include in this sketch only those relating to Barbara Dillman.

John Rhorer was born Feb 27, 1786 and died May 14, or 17, 1869, Barbary Dillman Rhorer was born February 2, 1787 and died February 1 or 18, 1858. They were married in 1808 and at first resided in Clermont county, Ohio where all of their children were born. Later they moved to Decatur county, Indiana where both died.

I have been unable to find any records dealing with the ancestry of John Rhorer. The name Rhorer appears frequently in the records of Pennyslvania. Johannes Rhorer and Johan Guttfried Rhorer arrived in Pennsylvania on the ship Robert and Oliver, sailing from Rotterdam, and landing in America on September 11, 17?? (Thirty Thousand Names of Immigrants, pp 118-119). Fredrich Rhorer arrived on October 9, 1727 from Rotterdam on the ship ???? (ibid p. 177). Friedrich Rhorer arrived on October 21, 1761, from Rotterdam in the ship Snow Squirrel (ibid p. 352); Friedrich, Jacob, and John Rhorer are mentioned in Pennsylvania Archives (Vol. 26 pp 496, 656, Vol 23, p 355 and vol 25, p 387, respectively. I do not know whether or not any of these early immigrants were ancestors of John Rhorer, but the frequent use of the name John, Johan, and Johannes makes it appear likely that such might have been the case.

To John Rhorer and Barbary Dillman Rhorer were born the following children, Martin born May 17, 1809, Mary ?? (Polly) born August 18, 1810, Elizabeth born March 3 or 7, 1812, died January 5, 1881 and married a Davis. Magdaline born September 3, 1813 died August 4, 1845, Andrew born Sept 26, 1815 died August 24, 1853, John born June 21, 1817, Salena born April 20, 1819, died February 13, 1859 and buried a babe, Susanna born March 1, 1821, died July 26, 1886 and married a Daly?? Jemima born January 2, 1825 died January 27, 1859 and married a Brinkly, Barbara Ann born January 22, 1829 and died February 25, 1879 and married a ??, ?? Peter born September 12, 1829 and died Sept 19, 1852 and Julia Ann born 17 June 18722, died May 31, 1891?? who married Lewis Mobley. To Lewis Mobley and Julia Ann Rhorer Moble, nine children were born.

From Charles E. Rohrer, Indiana University Library. (Copy was very difficult to read, may well be errors in the dates, Jo Arnspiger Nov 2003) Parents: Andrew DILLMAN Sr. Spouse: Barbara ROUSH. Andrew DILLMAN Jr and Barbara ROUSH were married on 1 Aug 1777 in PA.173 Children were: Eve DILLMAN, George DILLMAN, John DILLMAN, Susan DILLMAN, Barbary DILLMAN, Frederick DILLMAN, Andrew DILLMAN, Julia DILLMAN, Catherine DILLMAN, Elizabeth DILLMAN, Conrad DILLMAN, Samuel DILLMAN.

More About Andrew Dillman: Date born 2: October 21, 1751, Adams County,Pennsylvania. DAR#13322 Military service 1: 1778, Enlisted from Lancaster PA, under Col Walter Stewart, served three years. Military service 2: 1778, Was at the battle of Monmouth, In 1818 applied for pension,at Bracken KY. More About Andrew Dillman and Anna Barbara Roush: Marriage 1: 1777, Pennsylvania. Marriage 2: August 01, 1777, Adams County,Pennsylvania.

GEDCOM Source Historical encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McLean County Name: Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT; Date: 2005; @R25@

Dillman, Jacob Andrew, Genealogy and History of the Dillman Family, 1896. The family is described on p. 2-9. Most information shared here also appears in the Houser genealogy. Houser, W.W., Genealogy of the Houser, Rhorer, Dillman, Hoover Families, 1910. On p. 172-175: "the Revolutionary soldier ... Andrew Dillman, was born in Adams County, Pennsylvania, October 21, 1751 [wrong] ... brought up on a farm, but later he learned the carpenter's trade and a millwright ... about 1777, he was married to Barbary Roush ... served four years in the Revolutionary war ... he was in the battles of Germantown and Brandywine, after his death his widow drew a pension ... parents of thirteen children ... in the year 1794 Andrew and his brother George emigrated to the west ... Andrew settling in Mason county (afterwards Bracken county, Kentucky) about four miles from Augusta ... rather tall and well proportioned. Dark brown hair which in after years turned silver white which with his long white beard ... a very strict temperance man and a hater of human slavery ... in religion he was a Dunker ... May 21, 1823, he complained of not feeling well and ... his spirit was gone to God who gave it ... Barbary (Roush) Dillman was born December 17, 1759 ... in her old age, she was very beautiful ... below the medium height, but fully built, with small dimple hands ... she died November 17, 1842 ..."

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Church record research and recent DNA tests have disproved the long held belief that this Andrew Dillman was the son of Andrew/Andreas Dillman (1705-1813). Information about his parentage from the book "Genealogy of the Houser, Rhorer, Dillman, Hoover Families", 1910, by Dr. WW Houser, is undocumented. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Andrew was born in Pennsylvania to Baden, Germany immigrants HANS GEORGE DILLMAN & Margaretha Murr. The exact year of Andrew's birth is still being debated; some researchers have him listed as being born in 1751, others in 1753; a transcript of an inquiry about his military record lists him as being 65 years old in 1818, making his birth year 1753. Early Lutheran Church records list his birth as Dec 1753, and christened in January 1754.

He enlisted in the Continental Army March 13, 1778 and fought in our country's Revolutionary War. He was engaged in battles at Monmouth, Brandywine, Burgoyne, Germantown and Yorktown. After the war, he moved to Bourbon County, Kentucky (later that area became Bracken County) and raised a large family. He worked as a wagon maker and wheelwright and received a soldiers pension the last years of his life.

Buried in Sharon Cemetery, East, a rural Presyterian church cemetery in Chatham, Bracken County, Kentucky.

Photo of gravestone is courtesy of Phil Dillman, historian for the Dillman Family Association.

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Andrew Dillman's Timeline

December 3, 1751
Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 26
Snyder, PA
Age 26
PA, United States
March 29, 1781
Age 29
Snyder, PA
November 6, 1783
Age 31
Snyder, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States
May 29, 1785
Age 33
Snyder, PA
February 2, 1787
Age 35
Snyder, PA
November 14, 1788
Age 36
Snyder, Pennsylvania, United States
November 7, 1790
Age 38
Snyder, PA