Notes for Madelaine Dillmann: She was born September 3, 1841, in Lembach to Hienrich George and Eva Schaffer Dillmann. She was a graduate nurse from the Strasbourg Deaconesses Hospital of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. Her father's name, Henry, has been given freely in subsequent generation of Dewalds. The Dillmanns had been blacksmiths and locksmiths for generations, perhaps back into the 1600s. Madelaine was Hienrich's daughter by his first wife who died young. Two half brothers, Henry (by Hienrich's second wife) and Louis (by Hienrich's third wife), also emigrated to the United States.
Louis Dillmann came over first, soon after the Franco-Prussian War, and settled in Nebraska. He worked for a while as a mechanic in railroad shops at Plattsburg. He later acquired a cattle ranch in western Nebraska (Frederic's oldest son, Fred, visited there once) and later moved to Colorado. His wife was a Scandinavian immigrant. They had two sons who were both killed by lightning under a tree by a fence. They had another son and a daughter. When Henry Dillmann came over, he stayed with Louis for a while, then went to California, and was never heard from again.
Hienrich Dillmann had other children by his third wife also. Henry Adam Dewald, third son of Frederic and Madelaine, met several of them in Lembach in 1901. One daughter was married to Jacob Herrman, a baker, and another lived at Langensultzbach, between Hagenau and Weissenburg. Hienrich Dillmann died at age 86.
More About Madelaine Dillmann and Frederic Dewald: Marriage: August 10, 1869, Lembach.
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