From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 342, Princeton Township, White County, Indiana
"E. L. DIBELL was born in Ashtabula County, Ohio, October 15, 1825, and is the son of OBED and PATINE (BALDWIN) DIBELL. The father died in September, 1874, and the mother, who is a sister of DR. BALDWIN, of Wabash College, at Crawfordsville, Indiana, still resides on the old homestead in her eighty-ninth year. E. L. DIBELL attended the common schools and then the academy at Kingsville, Ohio, and afterward farmed on the home place until he was thirty years of age, when he moved to Will County, Illinois; remained there about three years; then lived eleven years in Minnesota; then seven years in Kendall County, Illinois, and then he came to Princeton Township in January, 1875; bought 160 acres raw prairie, and developed the magnificent farm on which he now resides. He married MISS ELIZABETH A., daughter of BERIAH and POLLY LUCELLA BLISS, natives of Greene County, New York, and to this union have been born four children - E. BURRITT, ARTHUR B. (deceased), EDWIN J. and HOMER B. MR. DIBELL is a member of the Baptist Church, having joined over ten years ago, and in politics is a Republican."