24 May 2012

Brickwall - Jeremiah Dike

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 24 May 2012)

The man is Jeremiah Dike, whom it is recorded, was born in Williams County, OH.  Nothing to date has been found in our county records to verify this.  Another mystery exists in that he is NOT found yet in any census before 1850.  If you have any info on this man, email me and I'll pass it along to a researcher who would like to know more about his ancestry.

Here's what we know so far:

Jeremiah Dike (14 Aug 1844 Williams Co, OH – 24 Dec 1920 Maywood, Frontier Co, NE), supposedly s/o Jeremiah Dike SR and *** Tachout

Loughry – Steuben Co, NY to Lorain Co, OH sometime c1832-1842, sometime to Branch Co, MI 1842-1846, to Orland, Steuben Co, IN 1850-1855

1850 Noble, Branch, Michigan; Roll: M432_347; Page: 426A; Image: 312.
h/h Loghry, Joseph 24 NY
Loina (Calkins) 24 NY
Next door to James 22 NY and Lucy A 21 MA
Close to John 47 NY and Electa (Foster) 45 NY

1860 Millgrove, Steuben, Indiana; Roll: M653_298; Page: 703; Image: 263; Family History Library Film: 803298.
h/h 1923/1960 Lowrey, Joseph 34 NY farmer
Lavina 23 NY
Elizabeth 5 IN
Mary P 3 IN
Elsie A 8/12 IN
Dyke, Jeremiah 19 IN no occup

Name:            Jeremiah Dike
Residence:            Pontiac, Illinois
Enlistment Date:            19 Mar 1864
Side Served:            Union
State Served:            Illinois
Service Record:            Enlisted as a Private on 19 March 1864.
Enlisted in Company D, 17th Cavalry Regiment Illinois on 30 Mar 1864.
Mustered Out Company D, 17th Cavalry Regiment Illinois on 20 Dec 1865.

Regimental History

Seventeenth Cavalry.-Col., John L. Beveridge; Lieut.-
Cols., Dennis J. Hynes, Hiram Hillard; Majs., Hiram Hillard,
Lucius C. Matlack, Philip E. Fisher, Jesse D. Butts, Charles
Parker. This regiment was organized under special authority
from the war department, issued Sept. 11, 1863, to Hon. John
F. Farnsworth. The rendezvous was established at St. Charles,
Kane county, and eight companies were mustered in on Jan. 22,
1864, for three years. Four other companies were mustered in
and the organization of the regiment completed Feb. 12, 1864.
By the close of the following April, 650 horses had been
brought in by the men under instruction from the cavalry
bureau and sold to the government. On May 3, the regiment
moved under orders from the general-in-chief to report to
Maj.-Gen. Rosecrans, commanding the Department of Missouri, at
St. Louis. For a period of 4 months the three battalions of
the regiment were separate and remote from each other, their
duties being mainly escort and provost guard duty. Among the
fights engaged in by the 2nd battalion may be named one near
Allen on the North Missouri railroad in July, one near the
Porsche hills, and a third near Rocheport. The service of the
regiment was wholly within the Department of the Missouri, and
while it did not experience any severe engagements, it
performed hard and valuable services in frequent skirmishes
with the enemy, in routing guerrilla parties, and in long and
weary marches. Its last important work was accompanying the
commissioners who went to Fort Smith to treat with the
Indians, at the great council held in Sept., 1865. It was
mustered out in Nov. and Dec., 1865, at Leavenworth, Kan.

Source: The Union Army, Vol. 3

Battles Fought
Fought on 16 Aug 1864 at Dripping Springs, MO.
Fought on 22 Sep 1864 at Centralia, MO.
Fought on 20 Nov 1864.
Fought on 20 Dec 1864.
Fought on 3 Apr 1865 at Lyons Creek, MO.

Note – also in that unit – Orson and Benton Beebe

D 17th IL Cavalry – private – pension Mar 1881

1870 Momence, Kankakee, Illinois; Roll: M593_238; Page: 186A; Image: 375; Family History Library Film: 545737.
h/h 208/213 Beebe, Orson 59 lawyer and farmer VT
Ann 52 VT
Dike, Jeremiah 23 IN laborer
Whitemore, Emmeline 24 servant VT
Clark, John 18 laborer NY

m1 Mary Alice Farr (21 Feb 1852 IN – 7 Apr 1876 Aroma Park, Kankakee Co, IL; bur Beebe Family Cem)
11 Jan or 1 Nov 1874 Kankakee Co, IL
d/o Alfred and Margery Rush Farr

1850 Concord Twp, Elkhart Co, IN
Farr, Alfred 26 Eng farmer
Mrs 22 IN
Servilla ? 3 IN living with Phillip Freeby family

1870 Ganeer, Kankakee Co, IL
h/h 73/73 Farr, Alfred 50 Eng farmer
Margery 43 IN
Alice 18 IN
And other siblings b IL

m2 Mary Paulina Loughry (23 June 1857 Orland, Steuben Co, IN – 7 Nov 1918 Maywood, Frontier Co, NE)
7 Apr 1878 Peoria, Peoria Co, IL

1880 Tisdale, Cowley, Kansas; Roll: 377; Family History Film: 1254377; Page: 613B; Enumeration District: 183; Image: 0784.
h/h 85/86 Dike, Jeremiah 32 OH-NY-MA farmer
Mary 23 wife IN-NY-MI
Nettie 1 dau KS-OH-IN
Lougury, James 16 boarder IL-NY-MI farm laborer
Albert 11 boarder IL-NY-MI
Scott, James B 22 boarder IL-IL-IL

1885 Belle Prairie, Fillmore Co, NE, Nebraska State Census
h/h 118/118 Dike, Jerry 38 OH-OH-OH
Mary wife 28 MI-OH-OH
Nettie dau 6 KS-OH-OH
Edward son 4 NE-OH-OH
Lorela dau 4/12 Sept NE-OH-OH
Albert brother 14 farmer IL-OH-OH

1895 Winfield, Cowley, Kansas, Kansas State Census
h/h 324/321 Dike, Jerry 48 OH laborer, from NE
Mary 38 IN
Nettie 16 NE
Eddie 14 KS
Luella 10 NE
Guy 8 NE
Minnie 6 NE
John 3 NE
Willie 2 KS

1900 Winfield Ward 1, Cowley, Kansas; Roll: 476; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 67; FHL microfilm: 1240476.
h/h 261/289 Dike, Jerry 54 (Aug 1845) mar 22Y OH-OH-OH day laborer
Mary wife 43 (June 1856) 8/8 ch IN-OH-OH
Nettie dau 21 KS
Eddie son 19 NE
Lulu dau 15 NE
Guy son 13 NE
Minnie dau 11 NE
John son 9 NE
William son 7 KS
Nellie dau 1 KS
Tony, Hary L grandson KS (May 1900)

1910 Lincoln, Frontier, Nebraska; Roll: T624_845; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0064; Image: 1348; FHL microfilm: 1374858.
h/h 46/46 Dike, Jeremiah 65 mar 2x mar 33Y OH-US-US farmer
Mary P wife 55 mar 1x 8/8 ch IN-OH-OH
Guy W
John E
William E
Nellie M
Next door to Edward H and family

1920 Laird, Frontier, Nebraska; Roll: T625_983; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 74; Image: 514.
h/h 79/87 Dike, Jeremiah father to head of house William D…75 OH-OH-OH widower, no occup

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