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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


AMBROSE DILLINER, retired farmer and stock-grower, was born in Dunkard Township, Greene County, Penn., September 14, 1815.  He is a son of George and Sarah (Ramsey) Dilliner, who were natives of this county, and of Irish and German origin.  His grandfather, Augustine Dilliner, came to Greene County more than a hundred years ago, and settled above the mouth of Dunkard Creek, in Dunkard Township, where he spent the remaining portion of his life.  George Dilliner died in 1824, leaving a family of twelve children, of whom Ambrose is the youngest son.  He was reared on his father’s farm and received a common-school education.  Mr. Dilliner learned the millwright business in early life, and engaged therein for ten years.  He owned and operated a saw-mill in this township form 1867 till 1881.  He has been quite an extensive lumber dealer, but has made farming his chief occupation, and owns a farm of 130 acres lying along the Monongahela River.  Mr. Dilliner was united in marriage, March 23, 1857, with Miss Elizabeth, daughter of William and Sarah (McKee) Griffin.  Her parents were natives of Delaware, but have resided in Dunkard Township, this county, for about three-quarters of a century.  To Mr. and Mrs. Dilliner have been born seven children, only three of whom are living—Sarah, wife of Jacob Kemp; Lydia F., wife of J. E. Sturgis, and W. L.  The deceased and Caroline, Elizabeth, George S. and Walter.  W. L., the youngest child living, has charge of the home farm, where he was born April 27, 1850.  In 1877 he married Miss M., daughter of David and Jemima (Evans) Rich, and they have three children—Emma, Mamie and Walter S.  Mr. and Mrs. Dilliner are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which he has been an official member for forty-six years, and has served as Sabbath-school superintendent.  Mr. Dilliner is a Republican, and a member of the Masonic fraternity.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 11 October 2007

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