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Nov 24

Tombstone Tuesday–John D. Hiller

John D. Hiller, Kessler Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio (2015 photo by Karen)

John D. Hiller, Kessler Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio (2015 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of John Dietrich Hiller, located in row 6 of Kessler Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

John D. Hiller
1870-1952

“John” Dietrich Hiller was born 6 August 1870 in Adams County, Indiana, the son of Jacob and Martha (Sundmacher) Hiller. John was baptized 11 September 1870 at Zion Chatt and was confirmed there in 1885. His father was born in Butler County, Ohio, and his mother was born in Bavaria.

John was a farmer. He never married but lived with his parents until they passed away. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

His mother Martha died in 1922 and his father Jacob died in 1928 and John remained in Adams County, probably residing on the family farm. [6]

In 1940, John, who gave his age as 75, lived in at the same residence he had lived in in 1935. He was single, owned his house, was a farmer, and the highest grade he completed was 5th grade. [7]

John Hiller died 12 September 1952 in Geneva, Indiana. [8] He is buried in the same row as his parents and near other members of his family.

 

[1] 1870 U.S. Census, Jefferson, Adams, Indiana, p.39B, dwelling & family 66, Jacob Hiller; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 Oct 2015); from FHL microfilm 545795, from NARA microfilm M593, roll 296.

[2] 1880 U.S. Census, Jefferson, Adams, Indiana, ED 133, p.50B, dwelling & family 51, Jacob Hiller; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 Oct 2015); from NARA microfilm T9, roll 263.

[3] 1900 U.S. Census, Jefferson, Adams, Indiana, ED 4, p.11B, dwelling & family 202, Jacob Hiller; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 Oct 2015); from FHL microfilm 1240357, from NARA microfilm T623, roll 357.

[4] 1910 U.S. Census, Jefferson, Adams, Indiana, ED 4, p.2B, dwelling 36, family 36, Jacob Hiller; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 25 Oct 2015); from FHL microfilm 1374351, from NARA microfilm T624, roll 338.

[5] 1920 U.S. Census, Jefferson, Adams Indiana, ED 4, p. 7B, dwelling 143, family 153, Jacob Hiller; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 14 Nov 2015); from NARA microfilm T625, roll 420.

[6] 1930 U.S. Census, Jefferson, Adams, Indiana, ED 4, p.4B, dwelling 97, family 98, John Hiller; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 18 Nov 2015); from FHL microfilm 2340309, from NARA microfilm T626, roll 574.

[7] 1940 U.S. Census, Jefferson, Adams, Indiana, ED 1-4, p.5A, dwelling, family, John Hiller; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 18 Nov 2015); from NARA microfilm T627, roll 1024.

[8] Find a Grave.com (www.findagrave.com : accessed 18 November 2015); John D. Hiller memorial #5180402.

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