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This has truly been a cooperative work, one that could never have achieved the size and scope it has without the contributions of many people.

I am especially indebted to the following:

Richard Kenneth ("Dick") Dibble
Margaret ("Peggy") Dibble Hanson
George A. Dibble III
VanBuren Lamb, Jr. (the "godfather" of Dibble genealogy)
Olga "Ollie" Morud Amundson
Cannon Falls Historical Museum
Goodhue County (MN) Historical Society
Linda Dibble McCool
Jolene Grabill
Sylvia Grabill
Bonnie Cattnach
Marilyn Lamb
Jeff Cullison
Wilma Lohide

Here is a brief listing of who has provided what. If I have left anyone or anything out, I apologize, and I hope folks will provide additions and corrections.

SOURCE CREDITS

Richard Kenneth Dibble

My father was the inspiration for the creation of this site. He provided most of the initial information to get this project started, connected me with other members of the family, and obtained very valuable resources, particularly on the Norwegian branches.

Magaret "Peggy" Dibble Hanson

Peggy tirelessly searched her own records and those of the Goodhue County Historical Society to provide information on Dibbles and their descendants from Lieutenant Jonathan Dibble of Connecticut up to the present. She was the first to provide information on Dibbles before Richard "Dick" Dibble of Cannon Falls, MN, and she took the trouble to shoot and send photographs of important Dibble locations.

George A. Dibble III

George maintains an email community of Dibble researchers. He has painstakingly documented his research, and has provided a clearinghouse of Dibble information collected by many people, including the pioneering work of Van Buren Lamb, Jr., the "godfather" of Dibble genealogy. His information has enabled me to compare and evaluate sources for information on the Dibbles from their arrival in North America up to the migration to Indiana. More recently, his monumental work of scanning all of Lamb's binder pages and notecards, and distributing them freely to all who ask for them, has made possible many recent updates to this site.

Van Buren Lamb, Jr.

From the 1920s into the 1980s, Van Buren Lamb, Jr. exhaustively researched the Dibble line, traveling to Dibble family sites and corresponding with family members, sending out thousands of queries to collect information. He carefully recorded the results on index cards, and published them in a genealogy magazine called "Your Ancestors". He is considered the most important source on Dibble genealogy. No one could work in this field without his help.

Olga "Ollie" Morud Amundson

Ollie Amundson provided extensive anecdotal and geneological history on the Morud and Halden families, most of which I have paraphrased, and some of which I have quoted, here.

Cannon Falls Historical Museum

This museum and its curator, Heidi Holmes-Helgren, provided a wealth of primary source information and publications that greatly expanded my knowledge of the details of the lives of the Dibble, Kowitz, Wilson and Coplin families.

Goodhue County (MN) Historical Society

The Society provided Peggy Dibble Hanson and me with invaluable information including obituaries, excerpts from history books, and a plat map of Stanton Township.

Linda Dibble McCool

Linda, a descendant of John Dibble of Connecticut's son Charles, early on provided a great many names and dates that appear on the "Indiana Dibbles" page linked to this site. I have since been able to verify most of it with official sources.

Jolene Grabill

Jolene, a descendant of John Dibble of Connecticut's son Henry J. Dibble, provided extensive information on the descendants of Henry's son William Dibble and his wife Lucy Kerr, including some of the writings of her aunt Sylvia Grabill. She has also generously provided family photos and considerable information on, and photos of, the Brush Cemetery in Stamford, CT.

Sylvia Grabill

Sylvia Grabill authored the story of the Kansas Immigrant Train used on the "Indiana Dibbles" page, as well as a family history going back to the 17th. and 18th. centuries. I have only used some of her work so far, but more may be added later.

Bonnie Cattnach

Bonnie is a descendant of Stephan Orzechowski, and has provided much of the information on that family.

Marilyn Lamb

Marilyn, a grandchild of Ole and Ella Morud, furnished a great deal of information on Morud descendants

Jeff Cullison

Jeff provided some of my first leads on the Indiana Dibbles.

Wilma Lohide

Wilma provided additional detail on Indiana Dibbles.

Jennifer Warren

Jennifer provided additional sources for the possible paternity of Jonathan/Jonathon Dibble by John Dibble of Bedford, NY.

Dorothea Butler Macnamara

Dorothea was one of the original sources of much early Dibble information archived by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Glee Stark

Glee, a granddaughter of Glee Dibble Johnson, provided additional information on Glee and Vic Johnson and their descendants.

Jo Edkins

Jo Edkins has put together a tremendously valuable trove of information on the Robert Deeble line, "The early history of the Dibblee family", and it's all at: http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/genealogy/earlydib/

IMAGE CREDITS

Robert Deeble's signature: Scan of an actual Robert Deeble signature on the "document about setting up maintenance for a new free school in Dorchester", from the Early Dibblees website maintained by Jo Edkins, at: http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/genealogy/earlydib/robert.htm.

Deeble Arms (Jewer's Church Notes): Line drawing; image of a coat of arms taken from a burial at East Antony Parish in Cornwall, England, for Oliver Deeble, who was buried October 13, 1656; from Jewer's Church Notes, at: https://archive.org/stream/heraldicchurchno00jewerich#page/52/mode/2up

Boston and its Environs: Hand-drawn map; "A map showing Boston and vicinity, including Bunker Hill, Dorchester Heights, and troop disposition of Gen. Artemas Ward during the Siege of Boston", from Wikipedia.

Plan of Ancient Windsor: Hand-drawn map; from www.phelpsfamilyhistory.com.

The Pequot Fort at Mystic: Line drawing; from Alyanna's BLOG: Pequot War, at: http://thisisalyannasblog.blogspot.com/2014/09/pequot-war.html

Pequot War: Mason's March: Map with printed names; from Educational Technology Clearinghouse, at: etc.usf.edu

The Great Swamp Fight - December 19, 1675: Black and white reproduction of a painting, from Wikipedia.

Mulford House, East Hampton, Long Island, NY: Black and white photograph, from Wikipedia.

Dibble Coat of Arms: line drawing, probably drawn by Van Buren Lamb, Jr.; provided by George A. Dibble, III

The Middle Colonies 1607 - 1760: map, origin unknown; provided by Ancestry.com website

Stamford Harbor: painted postcard, origin unknown; from the Stamford Historical Society website

Bull's Head in the Bowery, between Bayard and Pump Sts now Canal St, N.Y. 1783: Woodcut; from BoweryBoysHistory.com

Lt. Jonathan Dibble's headstone - circa 1950: photograph, probably by Della Dibble Aslakson or Ann Wold Armiger; provided by Peggy Dibble Hanson

Lt. Jonathan Dibble's headstone - October 2015: photograph by Jolene Grabill, provided by Jolene Grabill

Smith Tavern, North Castle, NY: photograph by Don Sutherland, taken April 24, 2009; from flickr.com

Brush Cemetery, 246 East Middle Patent Road, Greenwich, CT: photograph by Jolene Grabill, provided by Jolene Grabill

View of Brush Cemetery from 246 E. Middle Patent Road, Greenwich, CT: photograph by Jolene Grabill, provided by Jolene Grabill

Satellite photo showing the location of Brush Cemetery and the CT-NY border: Google Map; provided by Jolene Grabill

Map of southwestern CT showing the location of Brush Cemetery and other places: Google Map; provided by Jolene Grabill

Southeastern Indiana 1895: map, origin unknown; from the 1895 US Atlas website

Patriot Jail 1820: photograph, from www.historyinyourownbackyard.com

Shawnee People of Indiana: oil painting made in 2005 entitled "Shawnee Lookout", from Bill Robinson Research Archive

The Battle of Fallen Timbers: painting, from America Pink

Indian Treaties map: map, from Wikipedia

Daniel Smith: photograph, from Ancestry.com (Kauffman/Harms Family Tree; uplinked by Sheryl Garza)

Section - Washington St. Millersburg, Ind.: photograph, from the Hoosier_Recollections page on flickr.com

John Dibble of Connecticut's Headstone Patriot Cemetery, Patriot, Indiana: photograph from Alan L. Fisher, on Find-a-Grave.com

Sarah Dibble of Connecticut's Headstone Patriot Cemetery, Patriot, Indiana: photograph from Alan L. Fisher, on Find-a-Grave.com

Flatboating on the Ohio River in the 1830s: black and white reproduction of a watercolor painting, from Indiana Public Media

Rocker Box: photograph, from www.goldcradle.com

California Gold Rush Sluice Miners: woodcut, from www.alamy.com

Minnesota Emmigration poster: poster, from the Minnesota Historical Society

The "Dibble Homestead", Quercus Grove, IN: photograph; provided by Linda Dibble McCool

Antique map of Dearborn County, Indiana: map 1908 by Geo. A. Ogle & Co., from MyGenealogyHound.com

Antique map of Switzerland County, Indiana: map 1908 by Geo. A. Ogle & Co., from MyGenealogyHound.com

Map of Ohio County, Indiana, USA: from Wikipedia

Gibson, Parish & Co. advertisement: Reproduction of a newspaper advertisement in The American Furniture Gazette, from Amazon.com

The William D. Gibson Co., Chicago, IL, circa 1923: promotional photograph provided with invoices by the company, from Forgotten Chicago (forgottenchicago.com)

Silas Dibble: Unverified photographs purportedly of Silas Dibble, from ancestry.com

A View From Langley's Hill of The City of Aurora, Indiana, during the Flood of February 16, 1883: photograph by James N. Walton, from the "DNA Explained" blog at wordpress.com

The Great Flood of 1884, at Lawrenceburg, Ind.: photograph from the "DNA Explained" blog at wordpress.com

Civil War Veteran Alonzo Dibble in 1943: photograph, from Lynn Bernhard, on ancestry.com

Patriot Baptist Church, Patriot, Indiana: photograph, from History in Your Own Backyard

The Courtyard, Rising Sun, Indiana (former Shadrach Hathaway General Store): photgraph, from Sibcy Cline Realtors

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Lands poster: two-color reproduction of an advertising poster, from www.kansasmemory.org

Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Station, Newton, KS 1871: photograph, from truewestmagazine.com

Dibble Sisters Children of William Dibble & Lucy Kerr: photograph, from Jolene Grabill

(Clockwise from top left) Walter Dibble Grabill, Harriet "Hattie" Dibble Grabill, H. William Grabill, Lucy Kerr Dibble: photograph, from Jolene Grabill

Indian Territory 1875: map, from www.hhhistory.com

Settlers waiting for the signal to cross into the Cherokee Strip: photograph, from the Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum

East Enterprise, Switzerland County, IN, circa 1910: photograph, from the Hoosier_Recollections page at flickriver

Two young girls at the East Enterprise Post Office: enlarged portion of the previously cited photograph, from the Hoosier_Recollections page at flickriver

Business section of Millersburg Ind being destroyed by fire evening of Nov 19: photograph, from the Hoosier_Recollections page at flickriver

Quercus Grove Grade School (built before 1920): photograph, from InGenWeb

Quercus Grove United Methodist Church in 2015: photograph taken December 2015 by JoeAlaska, from WunderPhotos

Lt. John J. Dibble, 18th. Indiana Infantry: photograph (P0473), provided by Indiana Historical Society

Battle of Pea Ridge or Elkhorn Tavern: map, from www.longislandtwins.com

Jefferson C. Davis colorized photograph, from CivilWarTalk.com

Battle of Port Gibson: map, from douglasking3002.wordpress.com

General John A. McClernand: photograph, from civilwardailygazette.com

General Eugene Carr: photograph, from www.oldpicture.com

Battle of Champion Hill: map, from www.civilwar.org

Assaults on Vicksburg May 19, 1863: map, from jamesgammellchronicles.blogspot.com

Battle of Chickamauga 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. September 20, 1863: map, from Wikipedia

General George H. Thomas: photograph, from Wikipedia

A Union Navy riverboat similar to the USS Victory: photograph of the USS Fairplay, from Wikipedia

Battle of Nashville map, from Wikipedia

Major John J. Ely: photograph, from www.oldpicture.com

Minnesota Territory 1832 - 1857: map, origin unknown; provider unknown

U. S. Mail Stages: newspaper advertisement; from "Roads and Trails in the Minnesota Triangle 1849-60", magazine article in the collection of the Minnesota Historical Society (http://collections.mnhs.org/MNHistoryMagazine/articles/11/v11i04p387-411.pdf)

First house in the village of Cannon Falls: photocopy of photograph, published in Historical Sketches of Cannon Falls, 1854-1954; provided by Peggy Dibble Hanson

Hawkeye Mills, Hay Creek MN (circa 1870): photograph, from mnopedia.org, originally from Goodhue County Historical Society

Sod-cutting plow used by Goodhue County settlers: photograph from the Goodhue County Historical Society; published in Goodhue County Minnesota: A Narrative History by Frederick L. Johnson (2000)

Lewis Conley (age 65, about 1887): photograph, from Ancestry.com (Lewis Family Tree; uplinked by Jeffrey Gerber)

Run on the Seamen's Savings Bank during the Panic: woodcut, from the Wikipedia Commons

Dakota people circa 1862: photograph, "Dakota group shortly before outbreak"; from the Dakota Conflict Trials website

Execution of Dakota ringleaders at Mankato: drawing, "Hanging of 38 Sioux"; from the Dakota Conflict Trials website

1rst. Minnesota Heavy Artillery outside Chattanooga, TN: photograph; from http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/djw/civilwar.ridler.html

Some of Cannon Falls' earliest businesses: photocopy of photograph, published in Historical Sketches of Cannon Falls, 1854-1954; provided by Peggy Dibble Hanson

Early view of downtown Cannon Falls: photocopy of photograph, published in Historical Sketches of Cannon Falls, 1854-1954; provided by Peggy Dibble Hanson

Main St. looking east, Cannon Falls - "very early": photocopy of photograph, published in Historical Sketches of Cannon Falls, 1854-1954; provided by Peggy Dibble Hanson

Jonathan Dibble's house, Cannon Falls: photocopy of photograph, published in Chronicles of Cannon Falls (1976); provided by Goodhue County Historical Society

West side of 4th. St., looking south from Mill St., Cannon Falls, before 1878: photograph; published in Roots & Wings: a Scrapbook of Time by Connie Bickman (1996)

Judge John Wilson: photograph; published in Chronicles of Cannon Falls 1976 by the Bicentennial Heritage Committee, published by the Cannon Falls Beacon

Jonathan Dibble Family Gravesite: photograph from Ann Dibble memorial page at Find-a-Grave; added by CW 11/20/2010

Rev. J.R. Barnes house ("Dell Nook"), Dibble farm, Stanton Twnshp.: photograph published in Chronicles of Cannon Falls 1976 by the Bicentennial Heritage Committee, published by the Cannon Falls Beacon

Preston, MN - 1865: photograph, "Businesses, Preston"; from the Minnesota Historical Society on-line photo database

Example of a sod house, 1880: photograph, "Dakota sod house"; from the Minnesota Historical Society on-line photo database

Fergus Falls, MN - 1880: stereograph photograph, "Street in Fergus Falls"; from the Minnesota Historical Society on-line photo database

Red Wing, MN - 1880: photograph, "View of Barn Bluff and Red Wing"; from the Minnesota Historical Society on-line photo database

Fergus Falls, MN 1900: photograph, "Birds eye views of Fergus Falls"; from the Minnesota Historical Society on-line photo database

Wheat harvest, northern MN, 1900: photograph, "Scene in a harvest field binding wheat, Red River Valley"; from the Minnesota Historical Society on-line photo database

Main St., Warren, MN - 1909: photograph, "Main Street, Warren"; from the Minnesota Historical Society on-line photo database

Postcard - Warren, MN 1911: painted postcard, "Bird's eye view, Warren"; from the Minnesota Historical Society on-line photo database

Fergus Wagon Works, Fergus Falls 1890: photograph; from the Minnesota Historical Society on-line photo database

Snake River, Warren, MN 1919: color printed postcard, "Snake River in Warren"; from the Minnesota Historical Society on-line photo database

Goodhue County 1890: map, origin unknown; from the 1895 US Atlas website

Richard Dibble: photograph, origin unknown; provided by Richard Scott Dibble

Dick Dibble's House - Cannon Falls - 1999: photograph by Peggy Dibble Hanson; provided by Peggy Dibble Hanson

Cannon Falls Baseball Team 1887: photocopy of photograph, published in Historical Sketches of Cannon Falls, 1854-1954; provided by Peggy Dibble Hanson

Alonzo Dibble Stanton: newspaper-printed photograph from a set of "distinguished citizens of Goodhue County"

Ruins of fire of 1887: west side of 4th. St. and Mill St., Cannon Falls: photograph from Cannon Falls Beacon files; published in Roots & Wings: a Scrapbook of Time by Connie Bickman, 1996

West side of 4th. St. looking north from Main St. Cannon Falls, late 1800s: photograph from the Cannon Falls Historical Museum; published in Roots & Wings: a Scrapbook of Time by Connie Bickman, 1996

Dr. Ed Conley, dentist C.E. Conley, A.T. Conley, about 1890: photograph from Goodhue County Historical Society; published in Goodhue County Minnesota: A Narrative History by Frederick L. Johnson, 2000

Alonzo Dibble monument: photograph by Peggy Dibble Hanson, 1999; provided by Peggy Dibble Hanson

A steam thresher and threshing crew, about 1900: photograph from the Goodhue County Historical Society; published in Goodhue County Minnesota: A Narrative History by Frederick L. Johnson, 2000

The Dibble Farmhouse: photograph, origin unknown; provided by Peggy Dibble Hanson

The Cannon Falls in 1890: photograph; from the Minnesota Historical Society on-line photo database

Clair (left) and George "Dody" Wilson, about 1910: photograph supplied by Rose Wilson; published in Roots & Wings: a Scrapbook of Time by Connie Bickman (1996)

Bertha Kowitz Dibble: photograph; provided by Richard K. Dibble

Winona, MN 1915: photograph; from the Minnesota Historical Society on-line photo database

3rd. St, Winona, MN 1918: postcard entitled, "Third St., Winona, Minn. - Merchants Bank on Right"; from the Minnesota Historical Society on-line photo database

St. Stanislaw's Church and School, Winona, MN 1905: postcard painting; from the Minnesota Historical Society on-line photo database

Excursion paddleboat, Winona, MN 1908: postcard photograph; from the Minnesota Historical Society on-line photo database

Stephan Orzechowski Family about 1922: photocopy of photograph; provided by Bonnie Cattnach

Stephan Orzechowski in 1941: photocopy of naturalization certificate photograph; provided by Bonnie Cattnach

Mary Banacek Orzechowski, age 53: photocopy of photograph; provided by Bonnie Cattnach

Angeline Orzechowski Johnson: newspaper photograph from Angeline Johnson's obituary; provided by Richard K. Dibble

Stephan & Mary Orzechowski gravestone, St. Mary's Cemetery, Winona, MN: photograph; provided by Bonnie Cattnach

The Moruds, circa 1914: photograph; provided by Richard K. Dibble

Warren City Hospital, 1908: postcard photograph; from the Minnesota Historical Society on-line photo database

West side of 4th. St. looking north from Main St. Cannon Falls, early 1900s: photograph; published in Roots & Wings: a Scrapbook of Time by Connie Bickman (1996)

Liberty Bonds poster: digital image of poster; from the Minnesota Historical Society on-line photo database

Mill St. looking west from 4th. St., Cannon Falls, about 1920: photograph; published in Roots & Wings: a Scrapbook of Time by Connie Bickman (1996)

1rst. National Bank, Cannon Falls, c. 1925: newspaper photograph, from a bank advertisment probably in the Cannon Falls Beacon, circa 1970; provided by Richard Kenneth Dibble

Mineral Springs Sanatorium, Cannon Falls, 1920s: photograph; published in Roots & Wings: a Scrapbook of Time by Connie Bickman (1996)

Ed Wilson (seated), George "Dody" Wilson, standing, Jim Wilson, on Ed's lap: photograph; published in Roots & Wings: a Scrapbook of Time by Connie Bickman (1996)

West side of 4th. St. looking south, Cannon Falls, 1930s: photograph provided by M.J. Olson; published in Roots & Wings: a Scrapbook of Time by Connie Bickman (1996)

Archie & Alice Dibble: photograph, date unknown; provided by Richard Kenneth Dibble

Glee Dibble & Vic Johnson: 50th. wedding anniversary photograph, date unknown; provided by Shirley Johnson Nelson

Eline Morud: photograph; provided by Richard K. Dibble

Four Generations of Dibbles: photocopy of photograph, published in Cannon Falls Beacon, 11/24/1998; provided by Peggy Dibble Hanson

Dick Dibble family monument: photograph by Peggy Dibble Hanson, 1999; provided by Peggy Dibble Hanson

Gladys Johnson about 1947: photocopy of photograph; provided by Bonnie Cattnach

Willard Dibble, Sr.: photocopy of obituary photograph, published in Cannon Falls Beacon, 11/26/1972; provided by Peggy Dibble Hanson

One of the Cannon Falls - circa 1950: photocopy of photograph, published in Historical Sketches of Cannon Falls, 1854-1954; provided by Peggy Dibble Hanson

Richard Kenneth & Gladys Dibble 1950: wedding photograph, April 13, 1950; provided by Richard Kenneth Dibble

Dick Dibble's Rayco Store, Indianapolis Blvd., Hammond, IN - about 1960: Color photograph; from Dibble Family Slides, Volume 1, provided by David Allen Dibble

Henry's Hamburgers sign: color photograph of the sign at the only remaining Henry's Hamburgers restaurant, in Benton Harbor, MI; from the WeekAway travel blog site, at: http://weekaway.com/cities/130-southwest-michigan/post/1711-photo-of-the-day-henry-s-hamburgers

Glee Dibble & Bertha Kowitz Dibble: photograph, origin unknown; provided by Richard Kenneth Dibble

Clarence C. Johnson with a grandchild: photograph; provided by Richard K. Dibble

Orzechowski Homestead, Winona, MN: photograph; provided by Bonnie Cattnach

Francis & Rose Johnson's house, Bay City, WI, 1990s: photograph taken by Duane Johnson; provided by Duane Johnson

West side of 4th. St. at Mill St., Cannon Falls, 2000: photograph by Richard K. Dibble, 2000; provided by Richard K. Dibble

Jonathan Dibble house, Cannon Falls, 2000: photograph by Richard K. Dibble, 2000; provided by Richard K. Dibble

The Dibble Farm: photocopy of photograph, published in "Centennial Farms"; provided by Peggy Dibble Hanson


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