Jacob Dillier, was born in Germany in 1783, came to Ohio at an early day and married Elizabeth Staver, in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. He came to Ohio in 1830, and first settled in Sugar Creek Township, Wayne County, Ohio, and remained there nine years. In 1839 he settled in Lake Township, Ashland County, Ohio, on the farm now owned by Henry Dillier and brothers. He was a carpenter, but after he came to Ashland County gave up his trade and became engaged in farming.
He was a member of the Lutheran Church during the early part of his life, but in later years joined the Reformed Church, and died in that faith January 3, 1867. His wife died December 8, 1846. He was the father of seven children: Joseph and David, both living in Ashland County, Hannah, who is living in Summit County, Ohio; Rebecca, deceased, who was the wife of George Creisbaum; Henry, who married Sarah Mowery, and afterward married Lucinda Covert; Mary, deceased, who was the wife of James Winebigler; Lydia, wife of George Bender, of Illinois.enry Dillier abd brothers. He was a carpenter, but after he came to Ashland County gave up his trade and became engaged in farming.