John W and Elizabeth Ditto, former born in Pennsylvania, in 1785, and the latter on the Atlantic Ocean in 1795, parents of Mrs Henry Sheats, and of Mrs James Patterson, married in 1814, and settled in this county, where Mr.Ditto died April 7, 1853, and Mrs. Ditto in 1885.John Ditto settled in Clinton, early in 1822.
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Was one of the early settlers of Clinton.He came in 1822, and settled in section thirty-one, where he owned eighty acres, and he also owned another eighty in Eden.These lands he entered at the Delaware land office, and immediately thereafter built his cabin in the woods.He was a small man, less than medium size, and compactly built.He was very industrious and honest, a good hunter and interesting talker.He verfied his hunting stories by his singular habitual expression of "bei der liebens".There was no meaning to it, but it was intended to fix the story beyond all question of doubt.He spoke German mostly. Mr. Ditto was born in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, October 14, 1785.He told the writer that he voted at the first election in Seneca county, he lived and died a Democrat.His wife's name is Elizabeth, who is the daughter of Louis Eckhart.She was born June 13, 1795, and is still living, enjoying good health, on the old homestead, near the Mohawk road.They had eleven children, of whom two are still living, viz: Mrs. DuBois and Mrs. Henry Sheats.
From Elizabeth's Pension Papers:
John enlisted July 31, 1813, and was discharged September 30, 1813; then again enlisted on August 31, 1814, and discharged December 27, 1814.He served in Captain S Spanglers Company of the Ohio Militia.The company was discharged.Later the company was again called out.