JOHN DISHINGER, mechanic. Mound City, was born May 5, 1830, in Strasbourg, France. His grandfather, John Dishinger, was a native of Baden, Germany, born in 1798. He was reared and educated in his native place, and there learned the wagonmaker's trade and worked at the same until 1843, when he emigrated to America, and settled in Jasper, Dubois Co., Ind., and there died in 1858. His wife, our subject's mother, was a native of France. She was burned to death in a house, at the age of ninety-five years, in Indiana. John Dishinger, our subject, was educated in Baden-Baden, Germany, and Louisville, Ky. and at the latter place learned the wagonmaker's and blacksmith's trades, and worked there until 1853, when he removed to Jasper, Ind., and there remained three years. In 1857, he came to Mound City, Ill., where he has since conducted a carpenter, wagon and blacksmith shop. In Jasper, Ind., in 1853, he married Miss Frederika Bachtel, a native of Wurtemberg, Germany, born in 1830. They have five children — Joseph, Lizzie, John, Mary and Charley. Mr. and Mrs. Dishinger are members of the Catholic Church.
Extracted 02 Nov 2014 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V - Biographical Sketches, page 261.