Family Group Record for Albert Dinkel

Husband Albert Dinkel

           Born: 31 Mar 1859 - Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
           Died: 31 Mar 1938 - Brazil, Clay, Indiana
         Buried: Apr 1938 - Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana

         Father: William Dinkel (1831-1908) 1
         Mother: Martha Magdalena Shenberger (1830-1916)

       Marriage: 13 Oct 1880 - Illinois


1. He was employed. greenhouse

2. Research Note:Need Death Certificate

3. 1900 Census: 22 Jun 1900, Brazil, Clay, Indiana.
1900 Census, Clay County, IN, Brazil FHL 1240363 Methodist Street, 22 June 1900
Albert Dinkel Head WM Mar 1859 41 md 19 PA Ger PA
Emma Wife WF Oct 1858 41 md 19 IL KY IN 4 children/4 living
Frances Dau WF Aug 1882 17 single
Ruby Dau WF Aug 1889 10 "
Alberta Dau WF Oct 1893 06 "
Albert R. Son WM May 1899 01 "

4. 1930 Census: 10 Apr 1930, District 12, Brazil, Clay, Indiana. Brazil Twp, North Washington Street
Weaver, Fred W.head owns 4,500 radio MW 52 md age 28 IN IN IN, Realestate Abstract, owner, not a veteran
-----, Franciswife FW 47 md age 23 IN PA IL
Dinkel, AlbertFather In Law MW 71 widower md age 23 IN Germany Pennsylvania, Florist, Horticulture, wage, not a veteran

Wife Emma J. Montgomery

           Born: 24 Oct 1858 - Marshall, Clark, Illinois
           Died: 17 Jun 1928 - Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana

         Father: John Alexander Montgomery (Abt 1824-Abt 1877)
         Mother: Amanda N. Somerville (1833-1915)


1. Cause of Death: 17 Jun 1928, Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana. Hemiplegia

1 M Infant Dinkel

           Born: 1881 - Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana
           Died: 24 Sep 1881 - Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana
         Buried:  - Woodlawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana
         Spouse: Never Married

2 F Frances Dinkel

            AKA: Frances Weaver
           Born: Aug 1882 - Indiana
           Died: 23 Dec 1947 - Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana
         Spouse: Fred W. Weaver (1879-Aft 1930)
           Marr: 11 Oct 1905 - Clay, Indiana


1. Birth Record: 30 Aug 1882, Vigo, Indiana. 2 I believe that this is Frances although the name of the parents isn't given and it's listed as a male birth.
Name: Dinkle
County: Vigo
Gender: M
Birth Date: 30 Aug 1882
Reference: Vigo County, Indiana
Index to Birth Records
1882 - 1920
Volume I
Letters A - C Inclusive
Vigo County, Indiana
Index to Birth Records
1882 - 1920
Volume II
Letters D - G Inclusive Book: H-1 Page: 82

3 F Ruby Elizabeth Dinkel 3

           Born: 12 Aug 1889 - Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana 3
           Died: 19 Mar 1968 - Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana 3
         Buried: 21 Mar 1968 - Springvale Cemetery, Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana
         Spouse: Eugene Francis Yocom (1886-1966) 3
           Marr: 7 Oct 1913 - Brazil, Clay, Indiana


1. Research Note:
Note John Yocom gave me Ruby's name as Ruby Elizabeth Dinkel. A family group sheet provided by his brother Jason Yocom gave her name as Ruby Jane Dinkel.

2. Birth Record: 12 Aug 1889, Vigo, Indiana. 2
Name: Dinkle
Father: Albert
Mother: Emma Montgomery
County: Vigo
Gender: F
Birth Date: 12 Aug 1889

Reference: Vigo County, Indiana
Index to Birth Records
1882 - 1920
Volume I
Letters A - C Inclusive
Vigo County, Indiana
Index to Birth Records
1882 - 1920
Volume II
Letters D - G Inclusive Book: H-2 Page: 20

3. Cause of Death: 19 Mar 1968. coronary occlus

4. Social Security Death Index: Mar 1968. 3
Name: Ruby Yocom
SSN: 303-34-8042
Last Residence: 47904 Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States of America
Born: 12 Aug 1889
Died: Mar 1968
State (Year) SSN issued: Indiana (Before 1951 )

4 F Alberta Dinkel

           Born: 5 Oct 1893 - Indiana
           Died: Apr 1976 - Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana
         Spouse: Robert L. Stilwell (1893-1972)
           Marr: 1918


1. Social Security Death Index: Apr 1976. 3
Name: Alberta Stilwell
SSN: 306-40-1315
Last Residence: 47714 Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States of America
Born: 5 Oct 1893
Died: Apr 1976
State (Year) SSN issued: Indiana (1955-1956 )

5 M Reese Dinkel

           Born: 13 Feb 1896 - Clay, Indiana 2
           Died: 13 Feb 1896 - Clay, Indiana
         Spouse: Never Married


1. Birth Record: 13 Feb 1896, Clay, Indiana. Name: Dinkle, Reese
Father: Albert
Mother: Emma Montgon
County: Clay
Gender: M
Birth Date: 13 Feb 1896
Reference: Clay County, Indiana
Index to Birth Records
1882 - 1920 Inclusive
Volume I
Letters A - K Inclusive Book: H-4 Page: 10

6 M Albert Reese Dinkel

           Born: 25 May 1899 - Indiana
           Died: 4 Apr 1974 - Livonia, Wayne, Michigan
         Spouse: Helen Bender (1898-1972)
           Marr: 25 Nov 1920 - Clay, Indiana


1. He served in the military Not listed in the WWI draft registrations.

2. Death Record: 4 Apr 1974, Livonia, Wayne, Michigan. 4
Name: Albert R DINKEL
Birth Date: 25 May 99
Death Date: 04 April 74
Gender: Male
Residence: Redford, Wayne, Michigan
Place of Death: Livonia, Wayne, Michigan

3. Social Security Death Index: Apr 1974. 3
Name: Albert Dinkel
SSN: 305-05-1035
Last Residence: 48240 Redford, Wayne, Michigan, United States of America
Born: 25 May 1899
Died: Apr 1974
State (Year) SSN issued: Indiana (Before 1951 )

General Notes (Husband)

History of Clay County, Indiana
W. M. Travis, 1909.

"In the operation of his extensive florist business Albert Dinkel, of Brazil, combines fine executive qualities with a scientific knowledge of his avocation and an enthusiastic love of flowers--the last named trait having a not unimportant bearing on the successful cultivation of all forms of plant life. Perhaps this trait was inherited, the other elements of his skill and efficiency coming as the result of long experience and close application to the mastery of the smallest detail of the business. He was born in Pennsylvania, on the 31st of March, 1859, and when he was six years of age the family came from the Keystone state to Terre Haute, Indiana, where the father passed many years as a butcher and gardener, and died June 18, 1908. Early in his boyhood Albert worked for his brother George in a nail factory, assisting his father also in his gardening. The latter feature of the business proved so agreeable to him that he decided to learn the florist's business, his first experience of two years being with Lawrence Heinl, of Terre Haute, after which he was identified with John Heinl, in the same line, until May, 1891. The latter date marks the coming of Mr. Dinkel to Brazil, and the establishment there of an independent and flourishing business. His plant is now the finest in county, and is the only one in this section of the state that has 12,000 square feet of light. His home trade is large and supported by the most substantial people of the community, and he also ships quite an amount of plants and cut flowers, as well as floral designs. Connected with his establishment is a heating plant of such capacity that it supplies heat for two blocks of store rooms and offices. Mr. Dinkel's first stand was on the site of the public library in a building forty-eight by sixteen feet, and this was the headquarters of his business until 1901, when he bought the property which he now occupies at No. 25 North Walnut street. In politics Mr. Dinkel is a firm Democrat, and his popularity and good business qualities were recognized in November, 1904, by his election to the office of city and township assessor. His also widely known as an active participant in the work of the fraternal and benevolent orders, holding membership in the following: Centennial Lodge, No. 541, F. & A. M.; Brazil Lodge, No. 30, Knights of Pythias, Uniform Rank, No. 39; Lodge No. 3418, M. W. of A.; Brazil Lodge, No. 762, B.P.O.E.; and Order of Home Defenders of America, No. 1.

William and Martha (Schenberger) Dinkel were the parents of Albert, the former born in Germany, in 1829, and the mother in Pennsylvania, in 1827. She survives her husband, who died in 1908, and now lives in Terre Haute, spending her declining years in an honorable and comfortable retirement. William Dinkel emigrated to America when he was fifteen years of age, coming hither with his parents on a vessel which made the ocean trip in thirty-one days. From New York City the family removed to Pennsylvania, where William married Martha Schenberger, and where four children were born, of whom those still alive are: George, William and Albert, of this sketch. In 1865 the parents brought their family to Indiana, locating in Terre Haute on April 15th of that year. There the father established himself as a butcher and gardener, purchasing as a homestead and business site a tract of ten acres on East College street. At this location he continued to rear his family in ways of honor and thrift, and engaged in active business until his retirement in 1905. Both he and his wife were staunch German Lutherans, and he himself always cast his vote for the Democracy. Albert Dinkel married Miss Emma J. Montgomery, on the 13th of October, 1880, his wife being a native of Marshall county, Illinois, where she was born in November, 1859. She is a daughter of Alexander and Amanda (Summerville) Montgomery and is the youngest of three children. The others of the family are Melissa, who married John Van Sickle, and S. Frank, who is a school teacher in Brazil. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Dinkel are the parents of the following: Frances, wife of Fred Weaver, of Brazil; Ruby, Alberta and Albert Reese."

General Notes for Child Frances Dinkel

>Death note: Newspaper clipping?

General Notes for Child Reese Dinkel

>Name note: Birth Records of Clay Co, IN. Two entries-twins or mistake? Last Modified: 15 Mar 2006

Source Citations
1. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index (R) (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of January 2, 2006).
2. Indiana Works Progreee Administration, Indiana Births, 1880-1920 ( Indiana Birth Records Index, 1880-1920. Provo, UT:, 2000. Original Data: Works Progress Administration. Index to Birth Records Indiana: Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938-1940.
3. Social Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index" ( and Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Provo, Utah:, Inc.
4. Michigan Death Index 1971-1996 (This is evidently online in two different databases. Some were from and will have a full copy of the database record.)