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Free Genealogy Biography of John Dice,
Pennsylvania Volunteer of the Civil War

John Dice

John Dice, the only child of his parents to reach adult age, was born in the province of Vine, Prussia, in 1836, died in 1900. He was educated in the state schools, and worked at farming until he was eighteen years of age.

He was then eligible for army service, which to escape he left his native land taking passage in a sailing vessel for the United States. He finally found his way to Western Pennsylvania, settling in the mountains of Wharton township, Fayette county, Here he became a farmer.

He served during the last eighteen months of the civil war in a Pennsylvania Regiment of Infantry. He saw hard service and in battle received a wound in the head.

After the war he returned to his farm in Pennsylvania. He was a very large strong man weighing one hundred and ninety pounds, but during the war contracted rheumatism, which caused him a great deal of suffering all his latter years. He was a Democrat in politics, and a member of the Catholic church.

He married Barbara E. Romesburg, born in Wharton township, Fayette county, Pennsylvania, 1838, who survives him, a resident of her native township. She is a daughter of Jonas and Elizabeth Romesburg, who lived near Elliottsville in Wharton township. He died in middle life and his widow married (second) a Mr. Glover, by whom she had a son, Elias Glover, of Fairchance, Pennsylvania. Barbara E. was the only child of her first marriage. Children of John Dice: 1. John H., married Nancy Glass and lives at Elliottsville, Fayette county, Pennsylvania. 2. Elizabeth, married Peter E. Jacoby and resides at Petersburg, Virginia. 3. George, died in early boyhood. 4. Andrew William, of whom further. 5. Caroline, died in infancy. 6. Cassie, married John Musser, of Uniontown. 7. Thomas, married a Miss Brady and lives in Elliottsville. 8. Joseph, married Emma Joe and lives at Elliottsville. 9. Cecelia, died aged sixteen years. 10. Loretta, married Milton Lake and resides in Elliottsville. 11. Martha, married Charles Brady and lives in Haydentown, Pennsylvania.

Source: Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County, John W. Jordan, Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1912.

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