DIMMACK, Albert Mathias 1 2
- Born: Apr 17, 1860, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, ENG 3 4
- Marriage: SCHMIDT, Mary Katherine
- Died: Jan 31, 1935, Wheeling, Ohio, WV, USA at age 74 5
I believe that the Albert born in 1860 according to his descendants is likely to be either the Albert born about 1861 in the 1881 census records for Bilston, England or the Albert b. abt 1861 in Berkenhead, Cheshire, England in the 1881 census for Ridgacre, Worcestershier, England who was the nephew of Ann Dimmack and living with her. Another nephew in the household of Ann Dimmack's was Alfred, b. abt 1848 in Dudley, Worcestershire, England. In the first case, he would be the son of Mathias Dimmack, b. 1830 in Netherton, England.
Albert Sr. Dimack was age 60, b. in England and living in Jefferson Co., Steubenville, OH in the 1920 census. His youngest son, Albert Jr. was age 14 and had been born in West Virginia. The movement pattern, his name and his age makes him a possible cousin or brother to our Keturah Dimmack, though this obviously needs to be researched further. Keturah does name a son Albert. He and his family would have come to Ohio after 1906 and more likely after 1910 as I don't remember seeing him in the 1910 census. Steubenville is on the Ohio River, so it would have been a logical migration pattern from Wheeling, WV. His birth date is from Derek Green's information on the Internet at Ancestry.com. He stated his birth place was Bilster, England. Since there is no such place that I can find, I suspect that it was an oral tradition that was misinterpreted and that Albert was born in Bilston, England where other Dimmacks of the same name have been located. (C-1901)
Albert is likely to have married in 1886 in Wolverhampton Parish, England which is the Parish that would include families living in Bilston. The record needs purchased, It was recorded in Dec. 1886, in Vol. 6B, p. 784. If it is him, it would belong to a first unknown wife as his wife Mary Katheirne Schmidt was born in 1870 on a ship coming to the U.S. from Denmark.
Albert is the correct age to be the nephew who visited Joseph Dimmack's home in the 1871 census, (Ridgacre, Ecclesiastical parish: Christchurch and Quinton, Town: Quinton, County/Island: Worcestershire, Country: England) making it somewhat likely that Joseph (also an Iron Dealer) is a brother to Albert's father. Joseph Dimmack also had a niece visiting named Martha Bunn (Buren), age 7, born in Bilston according to the 1871 census records. Albert's place of birth however, is listed as West Bromwich in Staffordshire instead of Bilston in the 1881 census when his parents are giving his birthplace. That would have been the same place as possible cousin Keturah was born so it still all fits for time, place and naming patterns.
Noted events in his life were:
• census 1920, 1920.
Albert married Mary Katherine SCHMIDT. (Mary Katherine SCHMIDT was born on Sep 11, 1870 on the ship coming to the US from Denmark, died on Oct 17, 1930 in Wheeling, Ohio, WV, USA and was buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Wheeling, WV, USA.)