Portrait and Biographical Album, Washington County, Iowa [1887?], page 408 (courtesy of the Mardos Online Memorial Library & others)
JOHN J. DIHEL, liveryman, Washington, was born in Fountain County, Ind., Nov. 26, 1841. His father, John W. Dihel, was a native of Virginia, while his mother, Nancy (Miller)Dihel, was a native of Ohio. They were married in [26 Nov 1835 Clinton County] Indiana, and were the parents of fourteen children, eleven of whom lived to be adults, and ten of whom are yet living: Robert M. and William L., of this county; John J., of Washington; Thomas E., of Union County, Ill.; Nancy J., the wife of Robert D. Speer, of Mercer County,Ill., Mary, the wife of John W. Ashenbursh, of Cass County, Mo.; Margaret, the wife of Curtis M. Lamar, of Saunders County, Neb.; Sarah, the wife of Erwin Lamar, also of Saunders County, Neb.; Dolly A., the wife of Albert Vance, of Platte County, Neb.; Lillie B., the wife of R.M. George, of Washington County.