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The Family of Jacob Dittoe (Ditto)
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From grave markers and burial records at St. Joseph Church in Perry Co., OH we know of the brothers Jacob, Joseph and Anthony Dittoe:

Jacob (1760-1826), wife Catherine; probably SNEERINGER but possibly FINCK (c. 1764-1853).
Joseph (1758-1831), wife Helen/Ellen/Eleanor Grimm or Grim.
Anthony (1765-1854), never married.

From Conewago Chapel records we see Baptisms of Jacob and Joseph's children between 1795-1803.

Riley's History of the Ditto Families 1700-2000 shows us a Jacob Dittoe, and wife Catherine, who transacted 10 deeds in northwest Baltimore Co., MD between 1789 and 1803. Between 1802 and 1804 they sold at least 7 of them and left the area.

Riley also brings to our attention a record from the Orphan Court Docket of York Co., PA 29 May 1772 regarding the estate of the deceased Barbara Deeto. This document names her beneficiaries as John (eldest son), Jacob, Francis, Joseph, Peter, Anthony, Catherine and Mary, some of which are minors.

While many sources are cited, it is not clear who gave what, but this same family is said to be that of Joseph DeToe, of Alsace, France. A descendancy chart is given that is very similar to part of the family described in the 1883 History of Fairfield and Perry Counties, Ohio, and known from Perry Co. records, however there are contradictions. The two are compared here:

Name: Dittoe History: Perry Co., OH Info: Comments:
Joseph DeToe Named as progenitor. Named as Progenitor.  
son John 1751-13 Nov 1816, married Margaret HINKLE 1777 PA. Several further generations shown. "Court records in Cumberland Co., PA provide their death dates" "went to NY". No other info. DAR records document John's descendants but do not address his parents or siblings.
dau Mary born c. 1753. No other info. Not named.  
dau Catherine  born c. 1755. No other info.  Not named.  
son Jacob 25 Sep 1758-1826, named as twin of Francis, married Catherine FINCK. Moved to OH. Not named in History, but records show Died 30 Jan 1826, age 66 [born 1759-1760]. Wife Catherine. Descendants learned from records.  
son Francis 25 Sep 1758-25 Jun 1841, married Eleanor GIFT. Several generations of descendants are shown from DAR records. In a pension statement, Francis apparently said he had a twin brother Jacob. "died in Pickaway Co., OH". No other info. DAR records and the History of the Gift, Kern and Royer Families document Francis' descendants but we do not find mention of his parents or siblings.
son Peter 1760-1826. No other info. "lived and died in VA". No other info.  
son Joseph 1762-1834. No other info. Died 29 Mar 1831, age 72 years, 10 months [born May 1758]. Wife Helen/Eleanor/Ellen Grimm or Grim. Descendants learned from records and 1883 History.  
son Anthony 1766-????. No other info. Died 27 Jun 1854, age 88 years, 8 months, 27 days [born Sep 1765]. Did not marry.  



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