Preble History 1881 John Dove, sr., was born in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, in 1783, and emigrated to Butler county in 1814. His wife was Rachel Wetzel, born in Northumberland county, Pennsylvania, in 1793. From Ohio he moved to Hancock county, Indiana, where he died in 1865. His wife survived him ten years and died in 1875. John Dove, jr., son of the above, was born in Butler county, Ohio, in 1815. In 1843 he died, near Trenton, in Butler county, Ohio. His wife, Elizabeth (Collins), was born in 1817, and is now living in Montgomery county, Ohio. Two of their children are still living, William C. and Marcella C. William C. Dove was born in 184o. He was in the war of the Rebellion until 1862, when he was discharged for disability. He was enlisted in the Eighth regiment, company B, of the Indiana volunteer infantry. In 1866 he married Sarah J., widow of C. W. Morris, who was killed at Atlanta in the War of 1861--65, while serving in the Forty-seventh Ohio, company B. They have had five children, two only of whom are now living.