Hiram Dietrick, Co. F, 7th Pennsylvania Reserves

History of Luzerne County, Pa., by H.C. Bradsby, 1893.

Hiram DIETRICK [also spelled Detrick], shoemaker and notion dealer, Shickshinny, was born at Orangeville, Columbia County, Pa., December 19, 1841, a son of Conrad and Anna M. Dietrick. His paternal grandfather, John Dietrick, a native of Northampton County, Pa., was a resident of Hollenback Township, this county, and in later life resided in Shickshinny, where he died. Conrad Dietrick was a boat builder; in 1848 he located in Shickshinny, where he followed his vocation until his death, which occurred in 1880. His children were Rebecca A. (Mrs. John J. Kline), Emanuel, Elijah (who was killed near Uniontown, Va., in a skirmish during the Civil war), Hiram, Penina (Mrs. William Wright), Lavina (Mrs. Alexander Good), John F., Charles W. and Sarah E. (twins), Lydia and Eliza (twins, the former the wife of Jacob Stackhouse) and Amanda M. Our subject was reared in Shickshinny from seven years of age, and received a public school education. He served an apprenticeship of two years at the shoemaker’s trade, and also learned boat building. On July 15, 1861, Mr. Dietrick enlisted in Company F. Seventh Pennsylvania Reserves and served three years, a part of the time on detached duty, commissary department, in the army of the Potomac, and was honorably discharged in June, 1864. Since the war he was in the employ of G.W. and L. Search, of Shickshinny, eleven years and the balance of the time he has followed his trade and dealt in notions. He married, October 18, 1863, Phoebe, daughter of Darius S. and Lydia (Dodson) Sutliff, of Huntington Township, and has one daughter, L.A. Natalie (Mrs. Walter E. Harter). Mr. Dietrick is a member of the M. K. Church; also of the G.A.R., P.O.S. of A. and A.L. of H.; he was councilman of Shickshinny two terms and overseer of poor two terms, and politically is a Republican.

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