Mifflin County Biographies
"History of the Juniata Valley and Its People, Vol. II" 1913

Andrew Dipple


The branch of the Dipple family in the United States descends from George H. Dipple, who lived and died in Germany, leaving male issue.

John H., son of George H. Dipple, was born in Germany, died in Lewistown, Pennsylvania, in 1872. He was well educated, served his time in the German army, and was a potter by trade. After coming to the United States he settled, in 1852, in Lewistown and there engaged in the manufacture of pottery until his death. He was a Republican in politics and a Lutheran in religion. He married, in Lewistown, Margaret Peters; she was born in Germany, died in Lewistown in 1902. Children: George, deceased; John H., deceased; Margaret; Annie; Andrew G. C, (see below); Ida; Viola, deceased: and Charles.

Andrew G. C, son of John H. and Margaret (Peters) Dipple, was born in Newton Hamilton, Mifflin county, Pennsylvania, October 13, 1860. He was educated in the public school of Lewistown, and grew up with an intimate knowledge of the pottery business from boyhood. He worked with his father until the death of the latter, when his son, John H. Jr., continued the business for his mother. In 1902 Mrs. Dipple died and the business was continued by J. H. Dipple Jr. until 1906. when Andrew G. C. Dipple became sole owner and so continues. Thoroughly understanding every detail of his business, Mr. Dipple has successfully continued the plant established by his father and has gained an enviable reputation in the trade. His energy and careful business methods have brought the deserved reward, and he is ranked among the substantial men of his town. Since a boy Mr. Dipple has been devoted to music, and in his sixteenth year became a member of the Lewistown band, in which he still retains membership and an active interest. He belongs to the Patriotic Order of Sons of America, the National Protective Legion, and is a member of the Evangelical church.

He married, December 20, 1888, Mary A. Lawyer, of Wagner, Pennsylvania. Children: Herman A., Mary, Dora and John.



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