Indiana McCaslins

Richard Verbrycke DitmarsAge: 83 years18341918

Birth December 8, 1834 42 40
Source: Find a Grave
Birth of a brotherJacob Ditmars
February 2, 1837 (Age 2 years)

Death of a brotherJacob Ditmars
October 5, 1837 (Age 2 years)

Birth of a brotherEdward Ditmars
March 5, 1839 (Age 4 years)
Death of a sisterMary Ditmars
September 28, 1840 (Age 5 years)

Birth of a sisterAlice Barnett Ditmars
January 27, 1849 (Age 14 years)

Death of a fatherGarett Ditmars
November 23, 1851 (Age 16 years)
Source: S1018
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a fatherGarett Ditmars
after November 23, 1851 (Age 16 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Hopewell Presbyterian Church Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 86515219)
Death of a motherSarah Verbryke
August 2, 1856 (Age 21 years)
Source: S1018
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a motherSarah Verbryke
after August 2, 1856 (Age 21 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Hopewell Presbyterian Church Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 86515255)
Death of a sisterMagdalene Ditmars
April 1, 1862 (Age 27 years)

Death of a sisterCaroline Ditmars
April 27, 1872 (Age 37 years)

Source: S1662
Publication: Brant & Fuller (Chicago, Illinois 1888)
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Burial of a sisterCaroline Ditmars
after July 27, 1872 (Age 37 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery, Section Pine, Row 20, Stone 13
MarriageAlice BarnettView this family
December 2, 1873 (Age 38 years)

Birth of a daughter
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Lillian Ditmars
June 1884 (Age 49 years)
Death of a wifeAlice Barnett
July 14, 1887 (Age 52 years)

Source: Find a Grave
Death of a sisterAlice Barnett Ditmars
July 14, 1887 (Age 52 years)

Burial of a wifeAlice Barnett
after July 14, 1887 (Age 52 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 143158118)
Death of a sisterJane Ditmars
May 14, 1891 (Age 56 years)

Burial of a sisterJane Ditmars
after May 14, 1891 (Age 56 years)
Source: S3955
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Hopewell Cemetery, Section C, Row 25, Stone 3 (Find A Grave Memorial# 86473895)
MarriageMary MatherView this family
December 28, 1892 (Age 58 years)

Death of a sisterMargaret Garett Ditmars
August 4, 1897 (Age 62 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a sisterMargaret Garett Ditmars
August 6, 1897 (Age 62 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 43243128)
Census 1900 (Age 65 years)
Marriage of a childOran Arnold ProvinceLillian DitmarsView this family
November 24, 1909 (Age 74 years)

Publication: Alexander Hamilton Chapter, DAR (Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 1932)
Death of a brotherPeter Ditmars
May 24, 1910 (Age 75 years)
Death September 5, 1918 (Age 83 years)
Burial September 7, 1918 (2 days after death)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 143158067)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: September 16, 1817, Somerset, New Jersey
-4 years
elder brother
4 years
elder sister
1 year
elder sister
22 months
elder sister
15 months
elder sister
20 months
elder brother
23 months
elder brother
19 months
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
3 years
himself
2 years
younger brother
2 years
younger brother
10 years
younger sister
Family with Alice Barnett - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: December 2, 1873
11 years
daughter
Family with Mary Mather - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: December 28, 1892

Burial
Greenlawn Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 143158067)
Shared note
In the 1900 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 65-year-old Ohio-born dry goods merchant Richard V and his second wife, 45-year-old Mary [Mather] Ditmars have been married seven years and have had no children. In their household are Richard's daughter by his first marriage to Alice Barnett Ditmars, 15-year-old Indiana-born schoolgirl Lillian, Richard's great nephew 22-year-old Indiana-born student Ezra A VanNuys, Richard's sister, 68-year-old Ohio-born widow, Rebecca [Ditmars] Donnell (who has borne two children, both are living), and 38-year-old Ohio-born servant, Mary Chesslur [?]. The family is living in a house that Richard owns, free of mortgage. Everyone can read, write and speak English. Richard and Rebecca's parents were born in New Jersey, Mary's parents were born in Scotland, Lillian's father was born in Ohio and her mother in Indiana, and Ezra's parents were born in Indiana. The Franklin Star (Franklin, Indiana) Friday, September 6, 1918, Page 1 Death Calls R. V. Ditmars End Comes to Civil War Veteran and Pioneer Merchant Richard V. Ditmars, veteran of the Civil War and pioneer merchant of Franklin, died at 10:30 o'clock Thursday night at his home on West Madison Street, following a lingering illness which developed late in April. Mr. Ditmars' condition became critical frequently during July and August but early this week he apparently was improving. He had tremendous vitality and was rational until the end. Mr. Ditmars was the son of Garrett and Sarah Verbryck Ditmars. He was born December 8, 1834 in Warren County, Ohio. His parent moved to Johnson County in 1835 and he settled on a farm seven miles west of Franklin, where they spend the remainder of their lives. Mr. Ditmars attended the Hopewell Academy and when just a young man went to Kansas, where he built the first log houses of a town which he helped to establish and which he named Iola. It has since become one of the largest cities of the state. During the holiday of 1860 Mr. Ditmars returned to Johnson County for a visit. The war broke out shortly afterwards and in the spring of 1861 he volunteered for service in Company F of the Seventh Indiana Regiment. After being in active service for nine months he was severely wounded, his left leg becoming broken by a shell. He was in a Washington hospital for four months and then was honorable discharged. He returned to Franklin and was employed as a clerk in the John L. Jones store. Later he formed a partnership with Mr. Jones which continued for two years. He sold out and attended a business college in Indianapolis for several months, later returning here and establishing a dry goods store. He continued in the business for almost fifty years. He built up a large trade and was one of the county's leading merchants. He sold his store to the Wile-Casady company in the fall of 1914. However, Mr. Ditmars was even better known throughout this and adjoining counties for his activity in church affairs. He frequently conducted evangelistic meetings in Brown County and contributed to the support of several college students who were preparing themselves for the ministry or for educational work. He had been an elder in the Franklin Presbyterian Church for almost forty years and was regarded as one of the community's strongest Christian leaders. Mr. Ditmars was a past commander of the G.A.R. and served as patriotic instructor for the schools of Johnson County for many years. Mr. Ditmars was twice married. His first wife was Alice Barnett, the only daughter of Dr. Robert Barnett of Greenfield. Of three children born to them only one, who is now Mrs. Oran Province, survived the mother, who died in July, 1887. On December 28, 1892, Mr. Ditmars married Mary Mather of Indianapolis, who survives him and who has been constantly in attendance at his bedside since his illness developed. Besides his widow and daughter, Mr. Ditmars also leaves a sister, Mrs. Rebecca Donnell of Minneapolis, Minn., and a brother, Cornelius Ditmars of Hopewell, who is in his 93rd year. Maurice Ditmars, a nephew, who has lived with Mr. and Mrs. Ditmars for the last eighteen years arrived home just fifteen minutes after Mr. Ditmars' death. He has been working in Detroit this summer. The funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home in charge of the Rev. R. P. Johns. The Rev. E. A. VanNuys of Goshen, is expected to arrive tonight or Saturday morning and will assist in the services. Friends may call any time after 5 o'clock this evening but are requested to omit flowers.