Jarnet Dingman, farmer, section 21, Monroe Township, was born in Shelby Co., Ohio, April 1, 1826. He is a son of James and Frances (Weeks) Dingman, natives of Virginia. The farther was a farmer, who reared his son to the same calling. The latter received his education in the common schools and in 1849 was married to Mary Sperbeck. Soon after marriage they removed to Noble Co., Ind., where they resided until 1867. In that year they located in Kent co., Mich., and two years later, in 1870, came to Newaygo County, where they settled in Monroe Township. Mr. Dingman is the owner of 320 acres of land.
Ten children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Dingman, seven of whom are living. They are named James, Delia A., Thomas J., Francis, Barbara, Asa and Adaline G. Those deceased were John M., Jarnet and Ida M.