"History and Families" Pope County, Illinois, Volume II, 1816-1989, Page 153
ROBERT DITTERLINE – According to family records and the Pope Co. census records three Ditterline brothers homesteaded ground in Township 14 R 5and near by locations.John Ditterline was born October 19, 1800 Illinois-died September 6, 1831; buried in Qualls Cemetery near Temple Hill.His wife was named Eliza.No children’s names were located. They homesteaded the landmile West of Temple Hill, which was later known asthe Martin Stokes place.This joins land homesteaded by his brother, Robert.
Griffin Ditterline was born 1810 Illinois, death date unknown.He married Elizabeth Teague, June 17, 1832 Pope County Records showed in 1850 that their children were John T. age 17, Mary Jane age 14, Sarah age 11, William Age 6, and Ruth age 1.
Robert Ditterline was born February 10, 1813 Illinois and died June 21, 1860.Robert was killed when a team of oxen ran away with him.April 6, 1835 he wed Nancy Hazel in Pope County, Illinois.Nancy was born about 1816 in Illinois .Their children listed in 1850 were John age 14, George R. age 13, King age 11, Rebecca age 9, Jane age 7, Sally and Nancy twins, age 3.Then Robert Mack was born March 13, 1852 and died April 4,1905.
John, George R. and King served in the Civil War together.King died,and was buried somewhere in the South, from exposure and disease.John and George R. were buried in the Temple Hill Cemetery Pope County, Illinois.
Rbert Ditterline and his brother, John’s tombstones were removed from the Qualls Cemetery to Temple Hill Cemetery by a grandson of Robert, Milo Carter Ditterline, because the Qualls Cemetery was not being cared for. –Submitted by Milo Ditterline