"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
WILSON DILL, whose finely located and well improved farm of 162 acres lies one mile north of Anna, O., is one of the well known and enterprising farmers of this section. He was born in Dinsmore township, Shelby county, O., in 1854, and is a son of James C. and Martha (Bodkin) Dill.
The parents of Mr. Dill were born in Ohio, to which state their parents had come as pioneers. Nine children were born to them, as follows: Russell B., Olive, Elmer, Oliver, Harry, Charles, Burton. Carrie and Wilson. Russell, who is deceased, is survived by his widow, formerly Emma Brower, of Missouri, who now lives at Sidney. Olive married Richard Cannon and they live in Auglaize county. Elmer, who is a resident of Illinois, married Callie Meyers, of Anna, O. Oliver died at the age of twenty-eight years and Harry, died in infancy. Charles is a resident of New York and Burton of Kansas City. Carrie is the wife of James House and they live at Wapakoneta, O.
After completing his district school education, Wilson Dill learned the mason, trade, which he followed for some time, but for the past thirty-five years has devoted his attention mainly to his agricultural affairs. His fine farm is easily reached, as the Ohio Electric Railroad passes in front of his handsome residence, which, with all other improvements, was placed here by Mr. Dill. He follows modern methods in carrying on his farm industries and his land responds with bountiful crops and his stock is far above the average.
Mr. Dill married Miss Elizabeth Fletcher, a daughter of S. F. and Delilah (Slegle) Fletcher, and they have five children: Homer, who assists his father on the home place, married Clara Weaver; Addie, who is the wife of Melvin Boyer, and they live near Botkins; William, who is a resident of Wapakoneta, married Pearl Boyer; Harry is a resident of Denver, Colo.; and Zoe, who is the wife of William Diensberger, of Delphos, O. Mr. Dill and family are members of the Methodist Episcopal church, in which he has been a trustee and steward for eighteen years. Fraternally he is identified with the Knights of the Golden Eagle and politically is a member of the progressive wing of the democratic party.