Mifflin County Biographies
"History of the Juniata Valley and Its People, Vol. II" 1913
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
He married, December 20, 1888, Mary A. Lawyer, of Wagner,
Pennsylvania. Children: Herman A., Mary, Dora and John.
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