For those of you in Pennsylvania, the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association (JSHA) Inc., is holding 29th consecutive annual meeting and picnic at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 11, at Valley View Park (Valley View, PA). The theme is “Something for Everyone: Hessian Heritage Days.” For more info about the event, see the JSHA web page.

JSHA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to researching those German auxiliary troops (generically called Hessian) who remained in America after the Revolutionary War, became loyal citizens, made cultural contributions and were the progenitors of any thousands of Americans living today. JSHA has designated Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA, as a repository for documents, manuscripts, etc., for use by Hessian descendants and researchers. Visit the archive web page ( for a list of contents. A quick glance shows that their research for Johannes Dingler (a.k.a. Dingeler and Tingler) is in Box 20, Folder 22.

JSHA offers Certificates of Registration to individuals who can trace their bloodline to a Hessian soldier who remained in America. For more info on how to request an application, with complete instructions on how to submit your genealogy, are available online. Please note that there is a charge for the application as well as the certificate if they accept your application.

If you are interested in joining the JSHA, annual dues are $20 and a membership form is available online.

Came across an interesting auction on eBay. Someone in Marietta, GA, was auctioning a photo of Green Berry Dingler (1-1-7-4 in the Dingler book) along with “his story and movie deal” for a starting bid of… $1,000,000. Yes, one million dollars. Needless to say, no bids.

An item from the Spring 2004 newsletter.

Additional Family Information Provided by John and Nina Dingler.

This information is available for download as a GEDCOM file. Details for living individuals has been marked “private”.

Seth Clark Dingler (1-1-3-9-2-4 in Dingler book), born 21 April 1907 Carroll County, GA; died 25 December 1985 Green County, GA; married on 10 March 1930 to Mary Cleo Gibby, born 30 January 1912 Habersham County, GA, died 28 September 1990 Richmond County, GA.

1. Seth Davis Dingler, born 18 January 1931 Coweta County, GA; died 20 December 1991
2. Charlie James Dingler, born 21 October 1932 Coweta County, GA; died 17 June 1966
3. Mildred Ella Dingler, born 12 May 1934 Coweta County, GA; died 20 August 1995
4. Johnnie Alexander Dingler, born Private; married Private to Nina Carol Haynie, born Private.
    A. Johnnie Glen Dingler, born Private
    B. Laurie Denise Dingler, born Private; married Private to Jimmy Lee King
        i. Brian Adam King, born Private; married Private to John William Skinner
        ii. Patrick Austin Skinner, born Private
    C. Jeffrey Mark Dingler, born Private;
        Married Private to Jacquelyn Dianne Miller
        i. Jessica Dianne Dingler, born Private
        ii. Jeffrey Travis Dingler, born Private
        iii. Joslyn Tracy Dingler, born Private
    D. Martha Carol Dingler, born Private;
        Married Timothy Wayne Russo in Private
        i. Matthew Wayne Russo, born Private
        ii. Nicholas Alexander Dingler, born Private
    E. Keisha D'Onne Dingler, born Private ; married Private to
        Travis Wayne Rice
        i. Brianna Rose Rice, born Private
        ii. Noah Martin Rice, born Private
        iii. Jacob Alexander Rice, born Private
5. William Richard Dingler, born Private
6. Robert Lee Dingler, born Private
7. Edward Clark Dingler, born Private

Terry Cowan’s book, Dinglers of the South, is now available on CD. Late last year, Terry gave the OK for William Dingler Paige of Florida, to have the book converted to Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Copies are now available on CD from William. The cost is $20 (which includes shipping).

To purchase a copy, send a check or money order to William at:

William Dingler Paige
7647 Trillium Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34241

(Note: Address updated 7/28/2006)

He will also be at the reunion in July with copies for sale. Thanks to Terry and William for making this resource available in this format!

The 25th annual Dingler reunion will be in Rome, Georgia (Floyd County) on July 16 and 17, 2004.

Rome is a scenic city located 67 miles northwest of Atlanta and 66 miles south of Chattanooga. We appreciate reunion committee member Diane J. Harbin for arranging this year’s reunion. A guided tour of Rome is being arranged for Saturday morning. The meeting will be in the afternoon, instead of at night. Afterwards, we will adjourn to a nearby restaurant to enjoy a meal together.

A block of 30 rooms have been reserved for the reunion at the Holiday Inn. This facility is a resort-type hotel with indoor and outdoor pools and an excellent restaurant. Please make reservations by July 1st and make sure you mention that you are with the Dingler Family Reunion. The room rate is $70 per night for double or king and includes continental breakfast.

Holiday Inn Skytop Center
20 Hwy 411 SE
Rome, GA 30161

Get Directions (provided by Mapquest)

See you there!