Hottel Dieffenbacher, son of Rev. Jacob F. and Dorothy Catherine
Dieffenbacher, was born in Woodstock, Va., Aug. 3d, 1837 and died at
Sunshine Farm, near Jerseytown, Pa., Nov. 27th, 1904, aged sixty-seven
years, three months and twenty-four days.
Mr. Dieffenbacher graduated at Franklin and Marshall College in
1863, and in the Seminary at Mercersburg in 1866. He
was pastor of a charge at London, Mercer County, Pa., for five years.
Ill health required his retirement for five years.
Then he was a pastor at Wyoming, Del., from 1876 to 1881.
From 1881 to 1884 he was pastor at Manís Choice, Bedford
County, Pa. Then from 1884
to 1892 he was at Pleasant Unity, Pa.
From 1892 to 1895 he was at Strawberry Ridge, N.J., when ill
health forced him to retire permanently.
History of the Pittsburgh Synod of the Reformed Church in the United
States: prepared in
commemoration of its fiftieth anniversary, by David B. Lady, 1920, page