My dad told me many years ago that his grandfather and John's grandfather were brother's. I haven't been able yet tho, to verify this! My father's name is John Hardin Dillinger, his father was Alfred R., and his father was Hardin H., and his was John. Thats as far as I've gotten. I did hear that 9 brother's came here from Germany, some landed in PA., some in VA. and two or three to a group, went in different direction's. Some stayed in VA, some stayed in PA., and some went on to Indiana, Illinois and Missouri. Mine was Indiana for a spell, but migrated on to Missouri. My dad told me, he and mom were picked up several times and had to prove-dad wasn't the-JOHN H. Dillinger! From pictures of my dad and John's dad, they look like brother's! The big ear's, little man(5' 7")the hat they wore, and all! Mama carried picture's of the JOHN in her billfold and said they framed JOHN, that he never killed anyone. Who know's???