I am looking for any information on my great great grandfather, Georg(e) Dinges.He immegrated to Waterloo (Monroe County), Il. from Frankfort-on-the-Main, Germany about 1854. His (second) wife's name was Eva (nee; Eckel).
They had six children - 3 boys & 3 girls.The children were - George, Jr., Adam, Eva, Catherine, and Heinrich.There was another girl but her name is unknown.Her birthorder is also unknown and it is not known if Eva was her mother or if Georg's first wife was.(The name of Georg's first wife is also unknown.)Heinrich my great grandfather) was born in Waterloo, Il. on 14 Feb. 1855.It is not known were the unnamed girl was born but the other four were all born in Germany.
On the l860 census for Monroe County George (Jr.) is listed as a blacksmith and his father is listed as a laborer but he may have been a blacksmith as well.
In 1861 George(Jr.) joined the Union Army.He enlisted in St. Louis but fought in an Illinois Calvary unit under General Sigel.He died of yellow fever in Mississippi after the siege and capture of Vicksbur.
The second son Adam was killed by a mule and left 7 children.
The youngest son Heinrich Amandus become a doctor and a pharmist and practiced in Red Bud (Randolph County), Il. until the time of his death from cancer on 30 May l9l4.He was also the Medical Examiner for the Catholic Knights of America.
Almost nothing is known about the 3 girls other than the fact that Eva & Catherine appear on the 1860 census (they are about 9 & 7 years old) as being in school.It is also known that two of the girls resided in Monroe County, Il. as adults and the third girl resided in St. Louis, Mo. but it is not known who resided where.
George (Sr.) may have died in either 1872 or 75 and may be buried in the "old"cemetary in Waterloo, Il.(There was another George Dinges who also had a son named Adam and they also appear on the 1860 census as residing in Waterloo, Il.
If anyone has any information on this family I would certainly appreciate hearing from you.