- Born: Abt 1798, Bavaria
- Marriage: Anna Maria
From Quincy and Adams Co., History and Representative Men;
The Dick Brothers were prominent factors in the development of the industries of Quincy. They were born in Ruppertsberg, Rheinpfalz, Bavaria : Matthew, July 8, 1819; John, October 9, 1827 ; and Jacob, October 9, 1834. Matthew Dick was twice married, his first wife, Lisette, nee Kohl, died after a short wedded life, and Matthew Dick later married Eleonore Elizabeth Deidesheimer, born in Mutterstadt, Rhenish Bavaria. In 1854 the Dick Brothers came to America, locating in St. Louis, but they moved to Belleville, Illinois, in 1855. Matthew was a cooper and John a baker, and they conducted a hotel, while Jacob was engaged as salesman in a hardware store. In 1855 John Dick married Louisa Steigmeyer, born in 1837 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1856 the Dick Brothers decided to locate in Quincy, where they erected a small brewery, the beginning of an enterprise which in the more than sixty years of its existence, proved a great success. Besides conducting one of the largest breweries in the state, the Dick Brothers also engaged in the grain and milling business, this enterprise being conducted under the name Dick Brothers Milling Company. Thus they in the course of time became the employers of a great force of men in their two industrial plants, adding materially to the growth of the city. Jacob Dick, the youngest of the three brothers, in 1861 was united in marriage to Margaret Redmond, a daughter of the old pioneer Thomas Redmond, who had located in Quincy in 1837. Jacob Dick died December 20, 1876. The originators and founders of the great plant having all departed this life, the enterprise is carried on by their sons. August Dick, the son of Jacob Dick, is president; Albert Dick, a son of Matthew Dick, is secretary; Frank Dick, a son of John Dick, is treasurer and superintendent; and Ernest Dick, another son of Matthew Dick, is salesman of the company.
Johann married Anna Maria. (Anna Maria was born about 1800 in Bavaria.)