Yates and Others

John Christopher Dinklaker

John Christopher Dinklaker

Male 1833 - Abt 1879  (46 years)

Personal Information    |    Notes    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name John Christopher Dinklaker 
    Born 1833  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1879  Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I33569  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 31 May 2016 

    Family Joanna Ware,   b. 14 Mar 1831, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1912, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 22 Dec 1859 
    Children 
     1. Anna Dinklaker,   b. 1861, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Nancy Catherine Dinklaker,   b. Abt 1863, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. John E. Dinklaker,   b. Abt 1868, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Ida Dinklaker,   b. 1869, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 May 2022 
    Family ID F10796  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John Christopher Dinkelaker Birth: 1833 Death: unknown Husband of Joanna (Ware) Dinkelaker (1831-1912). Served in the Civil War with Company E of the 13th Indiana Calvary. The following is a story involving John Christopher (Chris) Dinkelaker. Beginning in 1880, the epoch of white capping took a fateful turn in the county. Until this period, chastisements had taken the form of warnings and whippings but with the arrest of Henry Long in April 1880, a sensational incident in Harrison County history began. The case against Long began when Long, a distrusted, self made lawyer, was jailed for the murder of Chris Dinklocker who had disappeared. It was a known fact that Long and Dinklocker were rivals. The trial began on April 27, 1880 and was a county wide spectacle involving many witnesses to the alleged murder and many spectators. Long decided to represent himself, feeling that the entire episode was staged to arrest and disarm him. He arranged for his wife to smuggle a pistol to him in jail. During the trial one hundred hooded men rode up and rushed the courtroom in an attempt to seize Long. He grabbed the smuggled pistol and killed one of the white caps and escaped in a hail of gunfire. He was later found dead of a head wound. Several men were indicted for Long's murder but only one was jailed for non-payment of a sixty dollar fine. After the murder of Long the supposedly murdered Chris Dinklocker surfaced. He reported that he had "been out of the county." The first death in the county attributed to the white caps had occurred. Family links: Spouse: Joanna Ware Dinkelaker (1831 - 1912)* Children: Infant Dinklaker (____ - 1863)* Infant Dinklaker* *Calculated relationship Burial: Mount Tabor Church of Christ Cemetery Depauw Harrison County Indiana, USA Edit Virtual Cemetery info [?] Created by: Todd McKinney Record added: Jan 23, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 24134035