DIMLER, PHILIP, farmer, was born in Lancaster county, Pa., September 27, 1838; son of John and Susan (Mover) Dimler. John Dimler also was born in Lancaster county, and was a farmer. He removed to Dauphin county in 1841, and engaged in farming, in Swatara township. He filled important offices. His death occurred in July, 1879; his age was seventy-one years. He was married to Susan Moyer, a native of Lancaster county. Seven of their ten children are living: Philip, Jacob, Eli, Benjamin, Richard, Catharine, wife of Adam Morrow, and Elizabeth, wife of Reuben Bomgardner. Their deceased children are: John; Henry, died in Lancaster county, aged two years. Mrs. Dimler is in good health, at the age of eighty-four years.
Philip Dimler received a limited education in the Dauphin county schools. He remained with his father, assisting him in farm work, until he was twenty-four years of age. In 1864 he married Miss Elizabeth, daughter of Peter and Kate (Shopp) Heckert, born December 5, 1839. They have no children. Mr. Dimler has always been engaged in agricultural pursuits; gardening and truck farming are a specialty of his business. He is a Democrat, and has filled various township offices. He was elected supervisor of Swatara township, and held that office for three years. He is a leading man in the community, and is highly esteemed. Mr. Dimler is a member of the Lutheran church.
Peter Heckert, Mrs. Dimler's father, was born in Dauphin county, Pa., and was a farmer. He was married- to Miss Catherine Shaffer, a native of Dauphin county. Mr. Heckert now resides in Linglestown,-Pa.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 28 August 2001
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