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serving the Pennsylvania counties of Somerset and Cambria

Dillman Schultz

Dillman was born on December 6, 1734.  He married his wife Elizabeth Catherine sometime before 1770.  She was born on May 5, 1735.  Although he lived in Warwick Township, Lancaster County, PA before coming to Brothersvalley Township, Bedford County (now Somerset County) his birthplace is not known.  His daughter Elizabeth married John Berkley, son of a neighbor Ludwick Berkley.  Dillman and his wife had three daughters:  Anna Everly, Elizabeth Berkley and Gertraut Sturm as referenced in his will.

Dillman was living in Brothersvalley Township as early as 1774, as he is listed in the tax rolls for Brothersvalley Township, Bedford County (now Somerset) PA in 1774, 1775, 1776, 1779, 1780, 1781, 1782, 1782, 1785, 1787, and 1796.  He is also shown in the 1790 census for Bedford County, PA and the 1800 census for Somerset County, PA, both in Brothersvalley Township.

He warranted a 182 ½ acre tract of ground in Brothersvalley Township, Bedford County on October 8, 1784.  The tract was called “Belcamp”.  On July 21, 1804 he and his wife conveyed the land to Ludwick Schutz.  This may be a son, but since he is not mentioned in Dillman’s will, it seems more likely to be perhaps a brother or another relative.

He died on July 2, 1821 and is buried in the historical Berlin Reformed Cemetery on North Street in Berlin, Somerset County, PA.  His stone is currently broken and lying against a wall in the cemetery.  His wife died on February 17, 1813 and is buried in the northwest corner of the same cemetery.  It is very likely his stone stood next to hers.  This is confirmed by the WPA Cemetery survey that has them side by side.

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