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Descendants of Conrad Dieffenbacher: Part One

 

Generation No. 1

 

1.  CONRAD DIEFFENBACHER, the son of  Eva Margaretha (Reimold) (1717-1756) and Johann Leonhard Dieffenbacher (1714-1794) was born March 01, 1743/44 in Eppingen Baden, Germany, and died August 06, 1813 in Northumberland Co., PA.  He married (1) CATHERINE BETZ January 30, 1769 in Faulkner Swamp, Montgomery Co.,PA.  She was born ca 1749 in Faulkner Swamp, PA, and died June 06, 1809 in Derry Twp., Northumberland Co., PA..  He married (2) CATHERINE HASS in 1803. 

 

Conrad Dieffenbacher family tree back four generations

Source: Hundert Jahre Evangelische Stadtkirche Eppingen 1879-2979

 

It is interesting to note that on Conrad Dieffenbacher’s mother family, the Reinmold’s, his great grandfather, Hans Jacob Reinmold (1653-1694), married Anna Margaretha Dieffenbacher (1653-1693), daughter of Regina (Zoern) and Stefen Dieffenbacher (1632-1708). This makes Stefen and Regina his 2nd great-grandparents on both his paternal and maternal families.

 

Notes for CONRAD DIEFFENBACHER:

 

He landed in Philadelphia when he was 23 years of age on the ship Richmond from Rotterdam..

Conrad Dieffenbach emigrated to America in 1764, locating in Falkner Swamp, PA. After his marriage to Catherine Betz they moved to Montgomery Co. PA. His name is found on the supply tax list there for 1780 and 1782. In 1783 he owned 150 acres of land, two horses, three cows and three sheep.

 

Military record: American Revolution, Captain Isaiah Davis Company, commanded by Lieut. Colonel Anton Biting, 3rd class of the 4th battalion. The company, made up of 1-2-3-4 classes, called into service October 1781. Also, Henry Boyer 6th Company, 4th Battalion 3rd Class. Reference: PA Archives, Sixth Series, Vol 1, pges. 778-794. Montgomery County Militia, 1785, commanded by Matthew Brook, Reference: PA Archives, Sixth Series, Vol 3, pg. 662.

 

About the year 1800, he moved to what is now Columbia Co., where he died in 1813.     

 

More About CONRAD DIEFFENBACHER:

Census: 1790 Montgomery County, PA

Cemetery: Strawberry Ridge, Washingtonville,PA

 

Notes for CATHERINE HASS:

Catherine Hass was the widow of SELIN GROVE.

     

Children of CONRAD DIEFFENBACHER and CATHERINE BETZ are:

                   i.    ABRAHAM DIEFFENBACHER, born November 16, 1769.

 

More About ABRAHAM DIEFFENBACHER:

Baptism: November 26, 1769, Faulkner Swamp Congregation

Confirmation: June 04, 1785, Faulkner Swamp Congregation Church

 

 

2.               ii.    JOHN DIEFFENBACHER, born July 13, 1771, Pennsylvania; died December 22, 1841, Pennsylvania.

3.              iii.    FREDERICK DIEFFENBACHER, born May 04, 1773, Pennsylvania; died. August 17, 1825, Pennsylvania.

4.              iv.    JACOB DIEFFENBACHER, born November 17, 1775, Montgomery Co., PA; died October 30, 1840, Sullivan Co., PA.

5.               v.    PHILLIP DIEFFENBACHER, born. February 03, 1778, Montour Co., Pennsylvania; died March 25, 1840, Derry Twp., Columbia Co., PA.

6.              vi.    HENRY DIEFFENBACHER, born January 31, 1780, Montgomery Co., PA; died June 01, 1870, Montour County, PA.

vii.ELIZABETH DIEFFENBACHER, born May 11, 1782, Pennsylvania.

        

         More About ELIZABETH DIEFFENBACHER:  

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 1748-1854: Falckner Swamp  Reformed Congregation Record

Name: Elizabeth Dieffenbacher

Description: Born 

Event: Birth 

Date of Event: 11 May 1782    

 

 7.           viii.    CONRAD DIEFFENBACHER, born February 15, 1785; died     

                         October 1883, Northumberland, PA.

8.              ix.    CATHERINE DIEFFENBACHER, born May 20, 1787; died March 25, 1839.

                  x.    DAVID DIEFFENBACHER, born June 17, 1789; died July 13, 1789.

 

More About DAVID DIEFFENBACHER:

Baptism: July 12, 1789, Reformed Congregation, Falckner Swamp

 

9.              xi.    SUSANNAH DIEFFENBACHER, born August 31, 1791, Pennsylvania; died August 03, 1836; she married Colonel DANIEL C. FOLLMER (1786-c. 1875). As you will discover below, at least four of the children of Conrad Dieffenbacher and Catherine Betts, including Susannah, married children of George Follmer and Anna Walters.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  JOHN DIEFFENBACHER was born July 13, 1771 in Pennsylvania, and died December 22, 1841 in Pennsylvania.  He married ELIZABETH FOLLMER December 01, 1797, daughter of GEORGE FOLLMER and ANNA WALTERS.  She was born July 07, 1779, and died March 29, 1852.

 

More About JOHN DIEFFENBACHER:

Baptism: August 04, 1771, Faulkner Swamp Congregation Church

Burial: Follmer Church Yard near Milton, PA

Confirmation: June 17, 1787, Faulkner Swamp Congregation Church

     

Child of JOHN DIEFFENBACHER and ELIZABETH FOLLMER is:

10.              i.    KATHERINE DIEFFENBACH, born ca 1800, Pennsylvania.

 

 

3.  FREDERICK DIEFFENBACHER was born May 04, 1773 in Pennsylvania, and died August 17, 1825 in Pennsylvania.  He married ANNA MARIA FOLLMER November 17, 1795, daughter of GEORGE FOLLMER and ANNA WALTERS.  She was born September 03, 1774, and died April 11, 1843.

 

More About FREDERICK DIEFFENBACHER:

Baptism: May 31, 1773, Faulkner Swamp Congregation Church

Cemetery: St. John's German Ref. Church White Deer, PA

Confirmation: May 31, 1787

     

Children of FREDERICK DIEFFENBACHER and ANNA FOLLMER are:

11.              i.    WILLIAM F. DIEFFENBACH, born 1795, Pennsylvania; died January 14, 1870.

12.             ii.    CATHERINE DIEFFENBACH, born June 02, 1798, Union County, PA; died October 23, 1861, Goudy, Walbash Co., Indiana.

                 iii.    ELIZABETH DIEFFENBACH, born December 1800.

                 iv.    JACOB F. DIEFFENBACH, born December 18, 1802.

                  v.    JOHN DIEFFENBACH, born May 1805.

                 vi.    FREDERICK DIEFFENBACH, born October 1807.

                vii.    DAVID DIEFFENBACH, born December 1809, Pennsylvania; married JANE ?; born ca 1810.

 

More About DAVID DIEFFENBACH:

Census: 1870, Jersey Shore, Lycoming Co., PA

Occupation: 1870, Dentist

 

               viii.    MARY DIEFFENBACH, born July 1812.

                 ix.    SUSANNAH DIEFFENBACH, born September 1815.

                  x.    JONAS (JONAH) DIEFFENBACH, born March 1819.

 

 

4.  JACOB DIEFFENBACHE  was born November 17, 1775 in Montgomery Co., PA, and died October 30, 1840 in Sullivan Co., PA.  He married CHRISTINA GARDNER.  She was born February 14, 1784 in Lycoming County, PA, and died December 21, 1858 in Sullivan Co. , PA.

 

Notes for JACOB DIEFFENBACHER:

Jacob Dieffenbach came to Dushore in 1829. He was a farmer and miller by trade, operating grist mills in Columbia and Sullivan Counties.

 

More About JACOB DIEFFENBACHER:

Baptism: April 05, 1776, Falckner Swamp Reformed Congregation, New Hanover Township, Montgomery Co., PA

Cemetery: Thrasher's Cemetery


More About CHRISTINA GARDNER:

Cemetery: Thrasher's Cemetery

Census: 1850, Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

     

Children of JACOB DIEFFENBACHER and CHRISTINA GARDNER are:

13.              i.    SUSAN DIEFFENBACH, born April 17, 1802; died October 1881, Milton, Northumberland, PA.

14.             ii.    DANIEL DIEFFENBACHER, born August 07, 1803, Pennsylvania; died November 03, 1892, Havana, IL.

                 iii.    ELIZABETH DIEFFENBACH, born July 18, 1805, died June 7, 1862; married CHRISTIAN SPRINGER (1802-1877). Both buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hughseville, PA. *
* Editor's Note: Information courtesy of Bob Sweeney, March 2012.

15.            iv.    SARAH G. DIEFFENBACH, born June 12, 1809, Madison Twp., Columbia Co., PA; died July 17, 1890, Cherry Twp., Sullivan, PA.

16.             v.    CHARLES DIEFFENBACH, born January 11, 1811, Pennsylvania; died. January 13, 1876, Pennsylvania.

17.            vi.    JOHN DIEFFENBACH, born March 29, 1813, Columbia County, PA; died August 22, 1903, Sayre, PA.

18.           vii.    HANNAH DIEFFENBACH, born January 21, 1815, PA; died. April 20, 1858, Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co.,PA.

19.          viii.    MARY M. DIEFFENBACH, born June 09, 1817.

20.            ix.    JACOB DIEFFENBACH, born April 12, 1819, PA; died January 30, 1903, PA.

21.             x.    HENRY DIEFFENBACH, born March 24, 1824, PA; died August 01, 1912, Colley Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

22.            xi.    REBECCA DIEFFENBACH, born August 08, 1826, Columbia County, PA; died November 13, 1909.

 

 

5.  PHILLIP DIEFFENBACHER, was born February 03, 1778 in Montour Co., Pennsylvania, and died March 25, 1840 in Derry Twp., Columbia Co., PA.  He married ROSINA MAUSER May 01, 1805, daughter of NICHOLAS MAUSER and CATHERINE HEMMINGER.  She was born October 13, 1782, and died September 16, 1869.

 

More About PHILLIP DIEFFENBACHER:

Baptism: February 16, 1778, Falckner Swamp Congregation

 

More About ROSINA MAUSER:

Census: 1850, Derry, Montour, PA

     

Children of PHILLIP DIEFFENBACHER and ROSINA MAUSER are:

23.              i.    CONRAD DIEFFENBACHER, born February 01, 1806; died October 11, 1884.

24.             ii.    ELIZABETH DIEFFENBACHER, born May 26, 1807, Northumberland, PA; died November 17, 1888, Hessville, Sandusky Co., Ohio.

                 iii.    JOSEPH DIEFFENBACHER, born August 10, 1809; died November 18, 1887 *.

                 iv.    LYDIA DIEFFENBACHER, born August 10, 1809 ; died July 02, 1827 *.

* Editor's Note: According to Jeff Cox [e-mail on June 16, 2010], Lydia Ann Dieffenbacher actually died on November 18, 1887, and the listing given here for her twin brother Joseph is likely wrong. Perhaps HE died in 1827. Lydia became the wife of Michael Wagner, son of Michael and Barbara Wagner and both are buried at Washingtonville Lutheran Cemetery, Montour County, PA, in the community where they lived. Jeff's wife is descended from Alfred F. Seidel (1844-1892) who married Lucy C. Wagner, a daughter of Michael and Lydia. Interestingly, Lydia A. Tanner [see below], daughter of Susan Dieffenbacher, Lydia Dieffenbacher's sister, married John Seidel, perhaps a brother or cousin of Alfred. We will document more as we go forward. You can learn more about the Cox, Seidel and related families at The Cox Family and Other Sussex County, NJ Lines.

25.             v.    MARY DIEFFENBACHER, born February 23, 1811, Pennsylvania; died December 30, 1899, Northumberland Co., PA.

26.            vi.    BENJAMIN DIEFFENBACHER, born May 12, 1812, Pennsylvania; died May 24, 1900.

                vii.    NICKOLIS DIEFFENBACHER, born August 26, 1815; died May 26, 1896; married (1) CATHERINE COUGER; born 1821; died 1842; married (2) MARY LEIDEL.

27.          viii.    SUSAN DIEFFENBACHER, born November 04, 1818, Derry Twp., Columbia Co., PA; died June 24, 1886, Derry Twp., Columbia Co., PA.

                 ix.    CORNELIUS DIEFFENBACHER, born June 20, 1820; died August 23, 1821.

28.             x.    ANNA CATHERINE DIEFFENBACHER, born January 09, 1823, Derry Twp., Columbia Co., PA; died June 05, 1890, Pennsylvania.

                 xi.    ROSANNA DIEFFENBACHER, born August 28, 1824; died January 12, 1897; married DAVID STROUSE.

 

 

6.  HENRY DIEFFENBACHER, was born January 31, 1780 in Montgomery Co., PA, and died June 01, 1870 in Montour County, PA.  He married SUSANNA HILL, daughter of JACOB HILL and CHRISTINA GORTNER.  She was born August 19, 1785 in Windsor Twp., Berks Co. PA, and died July 04, 1848.

 

More About HENRY DIEFFENBACHER:

Baptism: March 27, 1780

Cemetery: Strawberry Ridge, Montour Co., PA

Census: 1850, Derry, Montour, PA

     

Children of HENRY DIEFFENBACHER and SUSANNA HILL are:

                   i.    DAVID DIEFFENBACHER, born 1804; married ELIZABETH TRUCKENMILLER.

                  ii.    SOLOMOM DIEFFENBACHER, born 1806.

29.            iii.    CHRISTINA DIEFFENBACHER, born 1808; married JOHN SPRINGER.

                 iv.    SARAH DIEFFENBACHER, born 1810; married SAMUEL HEATER.

                  v.    CATHERINE DIEFFENBACHER, born 1812; married ABRAHAM COOPER.

30.            vi.    HANNAH DIEFFENBACHER, born 1814, Washingtonville, Montgomery Co.,PA.

vii.ELIZABETH DIEFFENBACHER, ca 1813 in Pennsylvania; married CHRISTOPHER RAUPP born ca 1817 in Pennsylvania.

More About ELIZABETH DIEFFENBACHER:

Census 1: 1850, Lewis, Northumberland Co., PA.

Census 2: 1860, Lewis, Northumberland Co., PA.

 

More About CHRISTOPHER RAUPP:

Occupation 1860: Farmer

 

Child of ELIZABETH DIEFFENBACHER and CHRISTOPHER RAUPP:

a.      PHILIP H. RAUPP, born December 1846 in Pennsylvania. He married MARY ? about 1869. She was born June 1846 in Pennsylvania.

 

More About PHILIP RAUPP:

Census 1: 1850, Lewis, Northumberland Co., PA

Census 2: 1860, Lewis, Northumberland Co., PA

Census 3: 1870, Lewis, Northumberland Co., PA

Census 4: 1880, Lewis, Northumberland Co., PA

Census 5: 1900, Delaware, Northumberland Co., PA

Census 6: 1910, Delaware, Northumberland Co., PA

Census 7: 1920, Lewis, Northumberland Co., PA

Occupation: Farmer

 

Children of PHILIP RAUPP and MARY ?:

i.                    ELIZABETH RAUPP, born 1870 in PA.

ii.                  GEORGE A. RAUPP, born ca 1872 in PA.

iii.                JOHN C. RAUPP, born June 1873 in PA., married MARY ?, born ca 1882 in PA.

iv.                CHARLES E. RAUPP, born ca 1876 in PA

v.                  EMMA J. RAUPP, born July 1877 in PA.

vi.                WILLIAM L. RAUPP, born 1879 in PA.

vii.              THOMAS RAUPP, born September 1885 in PA.

viii.            MARY SUSAN RAUPP  born December 1887 in PA.

ix.                ANNIE M. RAUPP born ca 1890 in PA

x.                  CHARLES H. RAUPP born ca 1901, married EDNA ? born ca 1903 in PA.

     

JOHN C. RAUPP and MARY ? had the following children:

a.      MILDRED S. RAUPP, born ca 1903 in PA.

b.      PHILIP H. RAUPP, born ca 1905 in PA.

c.       GEORGE C. RAUPP, born ca 1908 in PA.

d.      JOHN E. RAUPP, born ca 1914 in PA.

e.      ROBERT W. RAUPP, born ca 1916 in PA.

       

                     CHA RLES H. RAUPP and EDNA ? had the following

                         children:

a.      EDITH E.  RAUPP, born ca 1922 in PA.

b.      JEAN A. RAUPP,   born ca 1924 in PA.                                                 

 

31.          viii.    JACOB DIEFFENBACHER, born August 27, 1818, Washingtonville, Montgomery Co.,PA; died May 04, 1898, Bloomsburg, PA.

                 ix.    LEAH DIEFFENBACHER, born 1820; married JOHN SIDLER.

                  x.    SUSANNAH DIEFFENBACHER, born Abt. 1822, Pennsylvania; married CHARLES TRUCKENMILLER.

 

More About SUSANNAH DIEFFENBACHER:

Census: 1850, Derry, Montour, PA

 

                 xi.    AARON DIEFFENBACHER, b. 1824; married JANE DAW.

                xii.    HENRY DIEFFENBACHER, b. 1826; married SARAH E. HAGENBUCH.

 

 

7.  CONRAD DIEFFENBACHER was born February 15, 1785, and died October 1883 in Northumberland, PA.  He married MARY DOROTHY LEWARS 1810.  She was born January 18, 1784 in London, England.

 

More About CONRAD DIEFFENBACHER:

Baptism: May 16, 1785, Reformed Congregation, Falckner Swamp

     

Children of CONRAD DIEFFENBACHER and MARY LEWARS are:

32.              i.    JAMES DIEFFENBACH, born May 31, 1809, Northumberland Co., PA.

33.             ii.    ANDREW L. DIEFFENBACHER, born January 10, 1813, Pennsylvania; died December 02, 1891, Cleburne, Johnson, TX.

 

 

8.  CATHERINE DIEFFENBACHER  was born May 20, 1787, and died March 25, 1839.  She married MICHAEL FOLLMER June 06, 1805, son of GEORGE FOLLMER and ANNA WALTERS.  He was born January 19, 1784 in Tulpehocken Twp. Berks Co., PA, and died December 07, 1819 in Milton, PA.

 

More About CATHERINE DIEFFENBACHER:

Baptism: June 17, 1787, Reformed Congregation, Falckner Swamp

     

Children of CATHERINE DIEFFENBACHER and MICHAEL FOLLMER are:

                   i.    DANIEL FOLLMER, born July 01, 1808; died December 23, 1864.

                  ii.    ELIZABETH FOLLMER, born May 05, 1810; died April 02, 1845.

                 iii.    JOHN FOLLMER, born July 03, 1812; died November 01, 1865; married (1) ANA CONOVER, August 11, 1840; married (2) MARGARET CONOVER, March 20, 1855.

                 iv.    ANA CATHERINE FOLLMER, born July 22, 1814; died. 1828.

34.             v.    SARAH M. FOLLMER, born September 15, 1816, Pennsylvania; died April 24, 1876.

                 vi.    JACOB FOLLMER, born December 06, 1818; died. May 15, 1820.

 

 

9.  SUSANNAH DIEFFENBACHER  was born August 31, 1791 in Pennsylvania, and died August 03, 1836.  She married DANIEL FOLLMER June 20, 1809, son of GEORGE FOLLMER and ANNA WALTERS.  He was born June 09, 1786, and died January 05, 1873 in Milton, PA.

 

More About SUSANNAH DIEFFENBACHER:

Baptism: February 22, 1792, Reformed Congregation, Falckner Swamp

Cemetery: Upper Cemetery, Milton, PA

 

More About DANIEL FOLLMER:

Census 1: 1850, Limestone Twp., Montour Co., PA

Census 2: 1860, Limestone Twp., Montour Co., PA

     

Children of SUSANNAH DIEFFENBACHER and DANIEL FOLLMER are:

                   i.    SUSANNAH FOLLMER, born November 18, 1821; died November 16, 1874, Lewisburg, PA. Married January 16, 1841 PHILLIP BILLMEYER, who was born October 1, 1814 in PA; died September 5, 1885.

 

More About SUSANNAH FOLLMER:

1870 Census Lewisburg North Ward, Union Co., PA.

                                             

                         Children of SUSANNAH FOLLMER and PHILLIP BILLMEYER

                              a. MARY ELLEN BILLMEYER born March 30, 1842 in PA.

                    b. MARGARET ANN BILLMEYER  born October 15, 1843, PA

                              c.  SARAH ALICE BILLMEYER born March 31, 1848 in PA  

                              d.  EMMA J. BILLMEYER born September 20, 1851 in PA.

                              e. VERDA F. BILLMEYER born ca 1857 in PA.

                    

ii.WILLIAM HENRY FOLLMER, born December 01, 1828; died July 01, 1866 in Pennsylvania; married ELIZABETH HAYES CHAMBERLIN on October 7, 1856 in Pennsylvania. She was born April 1, 1836 in Pennsylvania and died June 20, 1892 in Pennsylvania.

 

Children of WILLIAM HENRY and ELIZABETH FOLLMER:

a.      CHARLES CAROLL FOLLMER born December 12, 1857 in Pennsylvania; married EDITH MAY ROGERS.

b.      MARY JANE FOLLMER, born August 5, 1859 in PA, married  JACOB HENRY WAGNER  on December 23, 1880. He was born December 18, 1842 in PA.

 

Children of MARY and JACOB HENRY WAGNER:

(i)                 ELIZABETH CHAMERLIN WAGNER, born January 30, 1882

(ii)               JAY HENRY WAGNER, born June 21, 1882.

(iii)             EDITH MAY WAGNER, born July 28, 1885.

(iv)             WILLIAM CURTISS WAGNER, born March 31, 1887.

(v)               NED FOLLMER WAGNER, born March 16, 1889.

(vi)             FRANCES HELEN WAGNER, born November 18, 1894.

c.       ELMER SHERMAN FOLLMER, born December 3, 1861

d.      GRACE CHAMBERLIN FOLLMER, born August 8, 1865.

   

 

35.            iii.    CATHERINE FOLLMER, born March 10, 1810; died April 21, 1880.

36.            iv.    JACOB MICHAEL FOLLMER, born May 03, 1825; died March 11, 1896, Milton, PA.

                  v.    CONRAD FOLLMER, born June 20, 1812.

 

More About CONRAD FOLLMER:

Marriage-1: Mary McDowell

 

                 vi.    ELIZABETH FOLLMER, born February 05, 1815; died May 09, 1847, Milton, PA.

 

More About ELIZABETH FOLLMER:

Marriage-1: Levi Balliet

 

                vii.    MARGARET ANN FOLLMER, born March 24, 1817; died September 13, 1890. Married MARTIN BILLMEYER November 22, 1838 who was born June 1, 1818 in PA. and died April 3, 1862.

 

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

10.  KATHERINE DIEFFENBACH was born ca 1800 in Pennsylvania.  She married GEORGE NEWCOMER.  He was born 1798.

     

Child of KATHERINE DIEFFENBACH and GEORGE NEWCOMER is:

36.              i.    THEODORE P. NEWCOMER, born November 1830, Pennsylvania.

 

 

11.  WILLIAM F. DIEFFENBACH  was born 1795 in Pennsylvania, and died January 14, 1870.  He married SARAH RUTHRAUFF ca 1814.  She was born August 14, 1797, and died March 10, 1866 in Piatt Twp., Lycoming, PA.

 

More About WILLIAM F. DIEFFENBACH:

Census 1: 1850, Porter, Lycoming, PA

Census 2: 1860, Piatt, Lycoming Co., PA

Occupation: 1850, Farmer

 

More About SARAH RUTHRAUFF:

Burial: Jersey Shore Cemetery, Lycoming Co., PA

Census 1: 1850, Porter, Lycoming, PA

Census 2: 1860, Piatt Twp., Lycoming, PA

     

Children of WILLIAM DIEFFENBACH and SARAH RUTHRAUFF are:

                   i.    CAROLINE DIEFFENBACH, born August 07, 1818.

 

More About CAROLINE DIEFFENBACH:

Census 1: 1850, Porter, Lycoming, PA

Census 2: 1870, Mifflin, Lycoming Co., PA

 

38.             ii.    URIAH SILSBY DIEFFENBACH, born December 07, 1820, Pennsylvania; died March 26, 1892.

39.            iii.    HENRIETTA A. DIEFFENBACH, born November 1826, Pennsylvania.

                 iv.    DANIEL DIEFFENBACH, born ca 1831.

 

More About DANIEL DIEFFENBACH:

Census: 1850, Porter, Lycoming, PA

 

40.             v.    CHARLES L. DIEFFENBACH, born. ca 1833, Pennsylvania; died between 1880 - 1900.

41.            vi.    SARAH C. DIEFFENBACH, born January 26, 1835, Pennsylvania.

42.           vii.    SALINE DIEFFENBACH, born ca 1837, Pennsylvania.

43.          viii.    SALOME E. DIEFFENBACH, born December 1838, Pennsylvania.

 

 

12.  CATHERINE DIEFFENBACH  was born June 02, 1798 in Union County, PA, and died October 23, 1861 in Goudy, Walbash Co., Indiana.  She married SAMUEL RANCK 1816 in Union Co., PA, son of JOHN RANCK and BARBARA MARTIN.  He was born March 30, 1795 in Lancaster Co., PA, and died January 19, 1854 in Goudy, Walbash Co., Indiana.

 

More About CATHERINE DIEFFENBACH:

Burial: Finley Cemetery, Peru, IN

 

More About SAMUEL RANCK:

Burial: Finley Cemetery, Peru, IN

     

Children of CATHERINE DIEFFENBACH and SAMUEL RANCK are:

44.              i.    AMOS JOHN RANCK, born October 03, 1820, White Deer, Union Co., PA; died 1895, Cottonwood Co., Minnesota.

                  ii.    MARY RANCK, born March 19, 1817; died May 10, 1895; married SAMUEL REILMAN; born ca 1815.

                 iii.    SAMUEL DAVID RANCK, born March 28, 1822, Lycoming, PA; died November 02, 1901; married ELIZABETH SHOEMAKER.

                 iv.    ELIZA RANCK, born 1823.

45.             v.    WILLIAM JOHN RANCK, born August 14, 1824, Lycoming Co., PA; died March 26, 1906, Dover Twp., Olstead Co., MN.

                 vi.    KATE RANCK, born 1825.

                vii.    AARON RANCK, born 1827.

               viii.    CALVIN RANCK, born. 1832.

                 ix.    ANN ELIZABETH RANCK, born. 1835.

                  x.    LEWIS P. RANCK, born November 17, 1837; died February 19, 1849.

                 xi.    SARAH RANCK, born 1839.

                xii.    HENRY RANCK, born. 1844.

               xiii.    BENJAMIN RANCK, born. 1846.

               xiv.    ELIZABETH RANCK, born 1848.

 

 

13.  SUSAN DIEFFENBACH  was born April 17, 1802, and died October 1881 in Milton, Northumberland, PA.  She married JACOB FOLLMER, son of HEINRICH FOLLMER and CATHEINE STONEMAN.  He was born 1798, and died 1833.

 

Notes for SUSAN DIEFFENBACH:

 

The Sullivan Review :27 Oct. 1881

Mr. and Mrs. John DIEFFENBACH, of Cherry, are at Milton, having been summoned there by the death of a sister of Mr. DIEFFENBACH. (Susan Dieffenbach Fulmer)

 

More About SUSAN DIEFFENBACH:

Census 1: 1850, Limestone Twp., Montour Co., PA

Census 2: 1860, Limestone Twp., Montour Co., PA

Census 3: 1870, Milton, Northumberland, PA

Census 4: 1880, White Deer, Union Co., PA

     

Child of SUSAN DIEFFENBACH and JACOB FOLLMER is:

46.              i.    HENRY E. FOLLMER, born 1826, Pennsylvania; died 1881.

 

 

14.  DANIEL DIEFFENBACHER  was born August 07, 1803 in Pennsylvania, and died November 03, 1892 in Havana, IL.  He married CATHARINE ?.  She was born ca 1806 in Pennsylvania, and died between 1860 - 1870 in IL.

 

Notes for DANIEL DIEFFENBACHER:

 

The Sullivan Gazette

March 31, 1892

Daniel Dieffenbach of Havana Ill., formerly of Sullivan County, died on the 11th inst. at the age of 88 years.

Mr. Dieffenbach was a brother of John and Jacob Dieffenbach of Cherry, Henry Dieffenbach of Colley and Mrs. Amos Reeser of Dushore.

 

 

More About DANIEL DIEFFENBACHER:

Census 1: 1850, Mason Co., IL

Census 2: 1860, Havana, Mason, IL

Census 3: 1870, Havana, Mason, IL

Census 4: 1880, Havana, Mason, IL

Occupation: Farmer

     

Children of DANIEL DIEFFENBACHER and CATHARINE ? are:

                   i.    CHRISTIANNA DIEFFENBACHER, born ca 1828, Pennsylvania.

47.             ii.    PHILIP LONG DIEFFENBACHER, b. ca 1830, Pennsylvania; died January 29, 1905.

48.            iii.    JOSEPH DIEFFENBACHER, born ca 1836, Pennsylvania; died between 1910 - 1920, IL.

                 iv.    MARY E. DIEFFENBACHER, born ca 1840, Illinois.

                  v.    SUSAN REBECCA DIEFFENBACHER, born ca 1842, Illinois.

                 vi.    SARAH CATHARINE DIEFFENBACHER, born ca 1845, Illinois.

                vii.    LORINDA J. DIEFFENBACHER, born ca 1848, Illinois.

 

15.  SARAH G. DIEFFENBACH  was born June 12, 1809 in Madison Twp., Columbia Co., PA, and died July 17, 1890 in Cherry Twp., Sullivan, PA.  She married WILLIAM KISNER, son of JOHN KISNER and CATHERINE BUCK.  He was born August 02, 1805, and died October 20, 1883 in PA.

 

Notes for SARAH G. DIEFFENBACH:

 

Sullivan Review

23 June 1880

Mrs. William KISNER, of Cherry Twp. is reported very low with that dreaded disease consumption.

 

The Sullivan Review

July 24, 1890

Mrs. Sarah G. Kisner, mother of our townsman Chas. Kisner, died at her home in Cherry township July 17, aged 81 years, one month and six days.

The funeral at Zion's church Sunday was very largely attended.

The deceased was born in Madison township, Columbia county, May 7, 1809, but for years past had resided in this section. She was a very estimable lady.

 

The Reporter Journal, Sept.24, 1890

Mrs. Wm. Kisner died after a long illness at her residence, Thursday morning at the age of 66 years. Interment in the Lutheran cemetery on Saturday at 10 a.m. She was a woman of good Christian character and well liked by her many friends and neighbors. She leaves a husband, three sons and two daughters to mourn her departure.

 

Notes for WILLIAM KISNER:

 

Sullivan Review: 18 Oct. 1883

William KISNER, of Cherry, an aged gentleman, is reported dangerously ill.

 


Picture of Sarah (Dieffenbach) and William Kisner from Sullivan Co., PA Internet Site.

 

 

Sullivan Review: 25 Oct. 1883

William KISNER, of Cherry, whose illness was mentioned last week, died Saturday night, aged 78 years. He was one of the pioneers of this vicinity, was well known and

highly esteemed as an honorable upright man.

 

More About WILLIAM KISNER:

Cemetery: Thrasher's Cemetery

     

Children of SARAH DIEFFENBACH and WILLIAM KISNER are:

                   i.    CHRISTIAN KISNER.

                  ii.    AMOS KISNER, born October 16, 1831; died December 30, 1893; married MARTHA ?; born ca 1828; died October 1905.

 

Notes for AMOS KISNER:

 

Sullivan Review: 4 Jan 1894

Amos KISNER of Colley Township, died December 30, 1893, aged 62 years. Buried Monday, January 1, 1894, at Thrasher's. His death was caused by grippe. He was a brother of Charles KISNER of this place.

 

Notes for MARTHA ?:

 

The Sullivan Review

October 5, 1905

Mrs. Martha Kisner, widow of Amos Kisner, and an inmate of the home for the Friendless at Williamsport, died on Wednesday last. The funeral was held on Friday at the Lutheran Church in this place, with interment at Thrasher's cemetery.

 

49.            iii.    VIOLINA KISNER, born December 21, 1834; died 1881.

50.            iv.    HIRAM KISNER, born July 03, 1835, Jerseytown, Columbia Co., PA; died May 12, 1925, Sullivan Co.,PA.

51.             v.    WILLIAM KISNER, born October 16, 1836; died September 02, 1899.

52.            vi.    CHARLES KISNER, b. November 19, 1837, Sunbury,PA; d. February 20, 1924, Towanda, PA.

53.           vii.    CHRISTIANA KISNER, born October 09, 1839; died November 06, 1887.

54.          viii.    MARY KATHARINA KISNER, born January 28, 1842, Sullivan Co., PA; died February 09, 1934, Gladwin, Michigan.

55.            ix.    SARAH ANN KISNER, born August 02, 1843; died September 18, 1917.

                  x.    AMANDA E. KISNER, born 1846; died 1883.

56.            xi.    JEFFERSON KISNER, born February 13, 1849, Pennsylvania; died February 10, 1937, Glen Elder,  Mitchell Co., KS.

57.           xii.    SILAS DEAN KISNER, born April 05, 1854, PA; died September 04, 1933, PA.

 

16.  CHARLES DIEFFENBACH  was born January 11, 1811 in Pennsylvania, and died January 13, 1876 in Pennsylvania.  He married MARTHA MULLEN 1836, daughter of CHARLES MULLEN and ELIZABETH ?.  She was born July 22, 1816, and died May 14, 1894.

More About CHARLES DIEFFENBACH:

Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Elkland, PA

Cemetery: Greenwood

Census 1: 1850, Franklin, Bradford Co., PA

 


Grave Marker: Charles Dieffenbach

 


More About MARTHA MULLEN:

Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Elkland, PA

Cemetery: Greenwood

     

Children of CHARLES DIEFFENBACH and MARTHA MULLEN are:

                   i.    SOFIA E. DIEFFENBACH, born July 18, 1838; died November 11, 1850. Here is a picture of her grave marker.

 


More About SOFIA E. DIEFFENBACH:

Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Elkland, PA

Cemetery: Greenwood

 

58.             ii.    SYLVESTER DIEFFENBACH, born July 1840, Overton, Bradford Co., PA; died 1908, Bradford Co., PA.

                 iii.    HANNAH C. DIEFFENBACH, born ca 1841.

                 iv.    HARRIET R. DIEFFENBACH, born ca 1845.

                  v.    DORSON V. DIEFFENBACH, born May 17, 1847; died May 26, 1851.

More About DORSON V. DIEFFENBACH:

                         vi. MARY E. DIEFFENBACH, born ca 1852.

                59.    vii. JOSEPH E. DIEFFENBACH, born 1856, PA; died April 01, 1925, Overton, PA.

17.  JOHN DIEFFENBACH  was born March 29, 1813 in Columbia County, PA, and died August 22, 1903 in Sayre, PA.  He married (1) ELIZABETH HOFFA January 01, 1835, daughter of JACOB HOFFA and CATHERINE SCHWALM.  She was born April 10, 1819 in Mahatonga, Schuylkill Co.,PA, and died November 19, 1886 in Dushore, Sullivan Co., PA.  He married (2) CAROLINE HOFFA May 10, 1895, daughter of JACOB HOFFA and CATHERINE SCHWALM.  She was born April 18, 1827 in Cherry Twp., Sullivan County, PA, and died September 18, 1899 in Dushore,Sullivan Co.,PA.

 


                                 John Dieffenbacher                Elizabeth (Hoffa) Dieffenbacher                                               

 

 

 


 John Dieffenbach Home in Dushore

 

 

 

Notes for JOHN DIEFFENBACH:

John Dieffenbach came to Dushore with his parents. From 1840 to 1850 he owned and operated the gristmill. In 1850 he purchased a farm near Dushore, where he lived until the closing years of his life. In 1857 he was elected county commissioner and re-elected in 1860.

 

The Sullivan Review

January 8, 1885

MR. and MRS. JOHN DIEFFENBACH, of Cherry celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage on New Years day.  Their children and grandchildren were present and all enjoyed an excellent dinner and social visit.

 

The Sullivan Review

May 17, 1888

A DOUBLE SURPRISE-

On Thursday, May 10, the friends of Rev. C.L. Earle, of Colley, paid him a surprise visit, it being the occasion of his 83rd birthday.

By ten o'clock over sixty had assembled, each carrying a well filled basket. A splendid dinner was set forth and the self invited guests were just about to set down, when, walking with the elasticity of renewed youth and vigor, Mr. John Dieffenbach and Mrs. Caroline Suber, stepped to the centre of the floor and requested the white haired shepherd to pronounce the words which should forever cause their loving hearts to beat as one. Rev. Earle was equal to the occasion, and after satisfying himself that both bride and groom were of the proper age he tied the mystic tie.

Dinner followed, and after dinner a serenade by a hastily organized band. The groom responded in a good natured and humorous speech and the hungry muscians were in their turn feasted. A gentleman who was present said he never laughed so much in his life as at this surprise-birth-day-wedding feast.

May the Rev. Earle live to enjoy many such occasions, and the the bride and groom pass down the hill of life 'mid sunset's ruddiest glow is the wish of the Review.

 

The Sullivan Review Sept. 21, 1899

BURNED TO DEATH-Mrs. John Dieffenbach, an aged lady living about a mile south of Dushore was burned to death Monday, September 18, by her clothing catching fire while she was getting breakfast. Her husband had lighted the fire and again went to sleep, lying on a cot in the kitchen, and was startled by a cry of pain, and awakened to find his wife lying on the floor, with her clothing all ablaze. He extinguished the flames and summoned help, but her injuries were too serious to permit of her recovery and she lingered in great pain until about midnight. She recovered sufficiently to explain how it happened, saying that her apron caugtht while she was at work around the stove, and her whole clothing was quickly ablaze. The funeral and interment was at Old Zion's Lutheran church, Wednesday, September 20, 1899. Mrs. Dieffenbach's maiden name was Caroline Hoffa, and she was born and lived all her life in Cherry Township. Her first husband was Benjamin Suber, who died about 15 years ago. About eleven years ago she became the wife of John Dieffenbach, and the two old people have lived very happily and comfortable together since. She was 72 years, five months and one day old, and besides her aged husband leaves a number of sons and daughters by her first husband to mourn her sad and untimley death.

 

 

The Sullivan Review

August 27, 1903

John Dieffenbach, a former well known resident of Sullivan County, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Julius Vogel, in Sayre, Saturday evening, August 22, aged 90 years, four months and 23 days. Deceased was the grandson of Conrad Dieffenbacher (as the name was then spelled) who was born in Baden, Germany, in 1743, and emigrated to America in 1764, and settled at Faulkner Swamp, in the southern part of Pennsylvania. Among the sons of this sturdy German emigrant was Jacob Dieffenbach who settled in Columbia Co., and where the subject of this sketch was born, March 29, 1813. In 1829 Jacob Dieffenbach came with his family to Cherry township, Sullivan County, and became one of the prominent citizens and successful farmers of this section. It was here, within the limits of what is now Dushore borough, and in Cherry township, that John Dieffenbach grew to manhood, and here he married Elizabeth Hoffa, and to them were born nine children, as follows: Hannah, who married John H. Lawrence, and is now deceased; Jacob, who died in infancy; Daniel Emanuel, now a resident of Dushore; John S., who became First Lieutenant of Company D, One Hundred and Forty-first Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, and died on the field in 1862; Henry S., who was also a soldier, and who died shortly after the close of the Civil War; Catharine A.,now the wife of Julius Vogel, of Sayre; Clinton A., a prominent resident and farmer of Cherry Township; George F, who resides at Millville, Columbia county, and Elizabeth, wife of George Heverly, of Sayre.

From his youth up John Dieffenbach took a prominent part in the affairs of his

town and county and held various offices of trust and honor. He was twice elected county commissioner, and for many years was the captain of the Cherry township militia, being the last man to command the military forces of eastern Sullivan under the old militia system which expired with the beginning of the war of the rebellion.

A number of years after the death of his first wife John Dieffenbach married Mrs. Caroline Hoffa Suber, a sister of his first wife. She died a number of years ago, and since then he has lived with his daughter, Mrs. Vogel, and removed with them from Mildred to Sayre, in April of this year.

The remains of the aged patriarch were brought to Dushore and funeral services were held in the German Reformed church on Tuesday, the interment taking place in Old Zion's (Thrasher's) cemetery.

The funeral was very largely attended by the numerous relatives and friends. With his death and burial one more of the old land marks is gone, and almost the last link in the chain connecting the early history of the county with the twentieth century is severed.

 

 


 

More About JOHN DIEFFENBACH:

Cemetery: Zion Lutheran, Thrasher, Dushore

Census: 1880, Cherry Twp., Sullivan, PA

 

More About ELIZABETH HOFFA:

Cemetery: Mt. Zion, Thrasher,  Dushore, ,PA

 

 John’s second wife, Caroline was the widow of Benjamin Suber. She was a sister of John Dieffenbach's first wife, Elizabeth.

 

 

 

Children of JOHN DIEFFENBACH and ELIZABETH HOFFA are:

60.              i.    HANNAH C. DIEFFENBACH, born January 04, 1836, PA; died January 30, 1874, PA.

                  ii.    JACOB DIEFFENBACH, born November 26, 1837; died October 01, 1840, Dushore.

 

More About JACOB DIEFFENBACH:

Cemetery: Thrasher's Cemetery

 

61.            iii.    DANIEL EMANUEL DIEFFENBACH, born October 11, 1839, Cherry Twp., Sullivan County, PA; died June 07, 1919, PA.

                 iv.    JOHN S. DIEFFENBACH, born October 29, 1841; died October 11, 1862, Fairfax, VA.

 

Notes for JOHN S. DIEFFENBACH:

John S. Dieffenbach, lieutenant of Company D, 141st regiment, PVI died in the army of the Cival War.

 

More About JOHN S. DIEFFENBACH:

Baptism: March 24, 1842, Old Lutheran Church Records

Cemetery: Thrasher's Cemetery

 

                  v.    HENRY S. DIEFFENBACH, born December 15, 1843; died February 06, 1871.

 

Notes for HENRY S. DIEFFENBACH:

A veteran of the Civil War.

 

More About HENRY S. DIEFFENBACH:

Baptism: January 28, 1844, Old Lutheran Church Records

Burial: Thrasher's Cemetery

 

                 vi.    CATHERINE ANGELA DIEFFENBACH, born March 19, 1846, PA; died May 16, 1918, PA; married JULIUS VOGEL; born June 1854, Germany; died February 1928, PA.

 

Notes for JULIUS VOGEL:

 

Sullivan Review: 13 April 1882

Julius VOGLE, of Bernice, left on Tuesday for Germany, where he   will visit relatives.

 

62.           vii.    CLINTON A. DIEFFENBACH, born July 20, 1850, PA; died June 07, 1933.

               viii.    ROSANE TRUNT, born ca 1851.

 

More About ROSANE TRUNT:

Adoption: by John & Elizabeth Dieffenbach

 

                 ix.    ADAM TRUNT, born 1853; died August 18, 1905.

 

Notes for ADAM TRUNT:

 

The Sullivan Review

August 24, 1905

Adam Trunt, a single man residing with his sister, Mrs. Patrick Burns, in Cherry township, died August 18, aged 57 years. The funeral and interment took place at St. Basil’s Monday, Aug. 21.

 

 

More About ADAM TRUNT:

Adoption:  by John & Elizabeth Dieffenbach

Census: 1870, Sullivan Co., PA

 

63.             x.    GEORGE F. DIEFFENBACH, born June 06, 1857, PA; died March 20, 1928.

64.            xi.    ELIZABETH L. DIEFFENBACH, born October 29, 1864, PA; died December 30, 1942.

 

 

18.  HANNAH DIEFFENBACH  was born January 21, 1815 in PA, and died April 20, 1858 in Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co.,PA.  She married ADAM THRASHER, son of GEORGE THRASHER and CATHERINE FOX.  He was born February 19, 1815 in PA, and died February 12, 1877 in Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co.,PA.

 

Notes for HANNAH DIEFFENBACH:

 

The Sullivan County Democrat

April 30, 1858

Died in Cherry, on Tuesday, April 20th , after a short illness, Mrs. Hannah, wife of Adam Thrasher, aged 43 years.

 

 

More About HANNAH DIEFFENBACH:

Burial: Thrashers Cemetery

 

More About ADAM THRASHER:

Burial: Thrashers Cemetery

     

Children of HANNAH DIEFFENBACH and ADAM THRASHER are:

65.              i.    ELIZABETH CAROLINE THRASHER, born February 06, 1843, Cherry Twp, Lycoming Co., PA; died August 26, 1923, Lycoming Co., PA.

66.             ii.    LUCINDA THRASHER, born March 15, 1849, Dushore, Sullivan Co., PA; died May 26, 1932, Dushore, Sullivan Co., PA.

                 iii.    GEORGE WASHINGTON THRASHER, b. July 04, 1852; d. July 20, 1863.

 

 

19.  MARY M. DIEFFENBACH  was born June 09, 1817.  She married ANTHONY WEAVER, son of CHRISTIAN WEAVER and MARY HUNSINGER.  He was born June 04, 1816, and died April 18, 1872.

     

Children of MARY DIEFFENBACH and ANTHONY WEAVER are:

                   i.    JACOB WEAVER, born December 30, 1842.

 

More About JACOB WEAVER:

Baptism: January 18, 1843, Old Lutheran Church Records

 

                  ii.    WILLIAM WEAVER, born ca 1848.

                 iii.    JOACHIM WEAVER, born July 04, 1839.

 

More About JOACHIM WEAVER:

Baptism: July 14, 1839, Old Lutheran Church Records

 

 

20.  JACOB DIEFFENBACH  was born April 12, 1819 in PA, and died January 30, 1903 in PA.  He married ELIZABETH FREY November 25, 1849.  She was born May 07, 1830 in PA, and died November 12, 1907 in PA.

 

More About JACOB DIEFFENBACH:

Cemetery: Thrasher's Cemetery

Census 1: 1850, Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

Census 2: 1860, Cherry, Sullivan Co., PA

Census 3: 1870, Cherry Twp., Sullivan, PA

Census 4: 1900, Cherry Twp., Sullivan, PA

Occupation: 1850, Farmer

 

Notes for ELIZABETH FREY:

 

The Sullivan Review November 21, 1907

Mrs. Elizabeth Dieffenbach widow of the late Jacob Dieffenbach, died at the home of her son-in-law, W.K. Holmes, in Cherry township, Tuesday, November 12, aged 77 years, six months and five days. The funeral services were held at the Lutheran church November 14, with interment at Old Zion cemetery.

Mrs. L.M Barth of this place, and Mrs. H.N. Bigger of Ricketts, are also daughters of the deceased.

 

More About ELIZABETH FREY:

Census: 1850, Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

     

Children of JACOB DIEFFENBACH and ELIZABETH FREY are:

                   i.    HULDA DIEFFENBACH, born 1851; died 1851.

 

More About HULDA DIEFFENBACH:

Cemetery: Thrasher's Cemetery

 

                  ii.    CHARLES DIEFFENBACH, born August 18, 1853; died September 09, 1853.

 

More About CHARLES DIEFFENBACH:

Cemetery: Thrasher's Cemetery

 

67.            iii.    ADAM J. DIEFFENBACH, born November 1854, Cherry, Sullivan Co., PA; died December 31, 1931, Cherry, Sullivan Co., PA.

                 iv.    EMMA DIEFFENBACH, born 1859; married LOUIS MORRIS BARTH, July 03, 1882, at brides Residence; born September 02, 1850; died November 01, 1905.

 

Notes for EMMA DIEFFENBACH:

 

Sullivan Review:

July 13, 1882

Louis Morris BARTH and Miss Emma F. DIEFFENBACHER, both of Dushore, married at the residence of the bride's parents near Dushore on July 3.

 

More About LOUIS MORRIS BARTH:

Cemetery: Thrasher

 

68.             v.    REUBEN DIEFFENBACH, born Abt. 1861, PA; died December 05, 1933, Johnson City Broome Co., NY.

69.            vi.    ELIZABETH ANNIE DIEFFENBACH, born March 27, 1863, Pennsylvania; died December 30, 1908.

70.           vii.    REBECCA DIEFFENBACH, born 1867.

71.          viii.    GEORGE N. DIEFFENBACH, born April 1869, PA; died 1952, PA.

 

 

21.  HENRY DIEFFENBACH  was born March 24, 1824 in PA, and died August 01, 1912 in Colley Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.  He married (1) HARRIET C. BROWN March 1846.  She was born April 24, 1828 in PA, the daughter of NATHAN BROWN and HARRIET LUCY IVES. She  died March 22, 1855 in Colley Township, Sullivan County, PA.  He married (2) MARY MOSIER September 22, 1855 in Pennsylvania, daughter of JOHN MOSIER and ELIZABETH BAREY.  She was born January 21, 1822 in PA, and died August 27, 1868 in PA.  He married (3) ANNA ? ca 1869.  She was born 1841 in PA.  He married (4) FRANCIS H. ? ca 1879.  She was born 1842 in PA, and died in PA.  He married (5) PEARLY M. COLLER ca 1894.  She was born October 06, 1828 in Massachusetts, and died May 31, 1908 in Colley Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

 

Notes for HENRY DIEFFENBACH:

 
Sullivan County Democrat

Henry DIEFFENBACHER, of Colley married Miss Mary MOSIER, of Dushore, on Sept. 22nd, by Rev. Jacob MILLER

 

The Sullivan Review August 8, 1912

Following a general breakdown of several weeks ago Henry Dieffenbach of Colley, died at his home on the first day of August at 3 a.m. at the age of 88 years, 4 months and 7 days.

The funeral services were held on Saturday morning at ten o'clock and were in charge of the local lodge of Odd Fellows, of which order Mr. Dieffenbach has been a member for many years. Interment was made at Colley.

He is survived by two sons, Frank and Eugene. The funeral sermon was delivered by Rev. R. S. Starr, pastor of the local Evangelical church.

Mr. Dieffenbach was one of the oldest settlers of Sullivan County.

He has spent practically all his life in this county, coming here with his parents in 1828 when he was but four years of age.

 

More About HENRY DIEFFENBACH:

Census 1: 1850, Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

Census 2: 1860, Colley Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

Census 3: 1870, Colley Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

Census 4: 1880, ColleyTwp., Sullivan Co., PA


Henry Dieffenbach
Occupation: Miller, 1850

 

Notes for HARRIET C. BROWN:

 

Sullivan County Democrat: 23 March 1855

Harriet C., wife of Henry DIEFFENBACH, died in Colley Twp., on Thursday, aged 26 years, 10 months and 26 days.

 

More About HARRIET C. BROWN:

Cemetery: Colley

Census: 1850, Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

More About MARY MOSIER:

Burial: Colley, Sullivan Co., PA

 

Notes for PEARLY M. COLLER:

 

The Sullivan Review June 11, 1908

The funeral of Mrs. P.E. Dieffenbach, wife of Henry Dieffenbach of Colley, took place on Tuesday, June 2. The sermon was preached in the Evangelical church by the pastor, Rev. H.R. Wilkes, of which Mrs. Dieffenbach was a faithful member. The text was taken from a part of 1 Cor. 15:6. Mr. Wilkes spoke very highly of the departed. The friends sorrow not as those who have no hope but expect to meet on the resurrection morning.

Mrs. Dieffenbach was 79 years, 7 months and 25 days old. She is survived by a husband, and daughter, Mrs. Eva K. Jacobs, of Craston, Nebraska, and one brother, Cost Coller of Nebraska. She was preceeded to the spirit world by her first husband, Asa H. Haynart. The funeral was one of the largest ever held in Colley, the church being crowed.

     

Children of HENRY DIEFFENBACH and HARRIET BROWN are:

72.              i.    DELMER D. DIEFFENBACH, born 1847, PA; died February 21, 1898, PA.

73.             ii.    FRANKLIN DIEFFENBACH, born December 1849, PA; died 1938.

74.            iii.    ROSCOE DIEFFENBACH, born 1850, Pennsylvania; died between 1910 - 1920, California.

                 iv.    JOHN H. DIEFFENBACH, born December 1853; died October 17, 1854.

 

More About JOHN H. DIEFFENBACH:

Cemetery: Colley

     

Children of HENRY DIEFFENBACH and MARY MOSIER are:

                  v.    EUGENE DIEFFENBACH, born February 06, 1859.

                 vi.    CHARLES DIEFFENBACH, born 1861, PA; died May 02, 1872, PA.

 

More About CHARLES DIEFFENBACH:

Cemetery: Colley

 

                vii.    BIRTON C. DIEFFENBACH, born 1863; died April 28, 1872.

 

More About BIRTON C. DIEFFENBACH:

Cemetery: Colley

 

               viii.    FISHER W. DIEFFENBACH, born ca 1864; died April 25, 1872.

 

More About FISHER W. DIEFFENBACH:

Cemetery: Colley

 

 

22.  REBECCA DIEFFENBACH  was born August 08, 1826 in Columbia County, PA, and died November 13, 1909.  She married AMOS REESER January 01, 1846, son of JOHN REESER and MADELINE BETTS.  He was born November 27, 1822 in Ellis Farm in Cherry Twp., and died September 10, 1897.

 

Notes for REBECCA DIEFFENBACH:

 

The Sullivan Review: 27 Oct. 1881

Mr. and Mrs. Amos REESER went to Milton on Monday, having been called thereby the death of a sister of Mrs. REESER, a Mrs. FULMER. (Susan).

 

The Sullivan Review November 18, 1909

Mrs. Rebecca Reeser, nee Dieffenbach, was born in Columbia county, August 8, 1826. On the first day of January, 1846, she was married to Amos Reeser. She died at the home of her daughter last Saturday, November 13, 1909, at 5 o'clock in the afternoon, at the age of 83 years, 3 months and 5 days.

After a long, busy and useful like she died as she lived --honored, trusted and loved. Her life was completed, if work all done and well done constitutes completion.

Deceased was one of the early settlers of Sullivan County, having come here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Dieffenbach, in the year of 1829.

Amos Reeser, her husband, was prominent in business circles, having at times managed all the hotels in Dushore except the Carroll House. In the spring of 1886 he retired from active business on account of poor health. Mr. Reeser died Sept. 10, 1897.

Unto this union seven children were born; Angeline, now Mrs. Hiram Nichols, of Sciotavale; Lyman, who died when 18 months old; Vilina, wife of G.H. Honnetter of this place; Emeline who is deceased; Mary, who is the widow of Barney Weiss, of Waverly; Bernice, wife of William McHenry, of Dushore, at whose home Mrs. Reeser died; and John D, of town.

Besides the above surviving children she leaves one brother, Henry Dieffenbach, of Colley, who is the last of thirteen children.

The funeral services were held at the house Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. A. Bachofer of the Lutheran church officiating. The remains were taken to the Fairview cemetery where interment was made.

The pall bearers, five of whom were the husbands of the deceased's granddaughters, were as follows: G.H. Messersmith, of Dushore, G.M Pike and Fred Weiss, of Waverly, Harry Cortright of Sayre, and David Cook and Paul McHenry of this place.

Those from out of town who attended the funeral were: Mrs. Mary Weiss, Mr. and Mrs. G.N. Pike, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Weiss and Mrs. Maria McHenry, all of Waverly, and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cortright of Sayre.

 

 

 

 

 


Rebecca (Dieffenbach) Reeser

Photo courtesy of Patricia Ornfry

 

 

 

Notes for AMOS REESER:

 

Sullivan County Democrat Jan., 1852-

A petition for a Tavern License of Amos REESER, of Dushore, Cherry Twp., is desirous of keeping a public house or tavern in the house he now occupies, which is about 8 ½ miles from Laporte, has provided himself with necessaries and conveniences for the accommodation of strangers and travelers.

 

On reaching his majority, he conducted a hotel at the Long Pond or Lake Ganoga, later the Ellis hotel on the Loyalsock where he was born. From this place he moved to Dushore where he conducted a hotel until 1886.(Streby History)

 

Sullivan Review: 8 May 1879

Amos REESER has finished quite extensive stock yards in the woods just above the trestle.

 

Sullivan Review: 14 Aug. 1884

Amos REESER is digging a well on his Headleyville property.

 

 

 The Sullivan Review

September 16, 1897

It is our sorrowful duty to chronicle the death of another of our aged citizens, that of Amos Reeser, who died on Friday, last, aged 74 years, 9 months and 17 days.

Mr. Reeser was born in Cherry township, on the place at present occupied by Percival Wentzel, and had been a resident of Cherry and Dushore all his life. For many years he was engaged in the hotel business and only retired when advancing years made it impossible for him to give that careful attention to the many details of the business that made him a success.

His aged wife and five children survive him. The children are Mrs. Hiram Nichols, of Sayre; Mrs. Geo. Honnetter, of this place; Mrs. B. S. Weiss, of Waverly; Mrs. Wm. McHenry, of Sciota Vale, and Mr. John D. Reeser, of this place. Another daughter, Mrs. Wm. Scureman, of Wilkes-Barre, died about a year ago.

The funeral services were held at the home of the deceased on Sunday, all of his children being present. The interment was made at Bahr’s cemetery

 

Children of REBECCA DIEFFENBACH and AMOS REESER are:

75.              i.    ANGELINE REESER, born February 1847, PA; died June 29, 1934.

                  ii.    LYMAN REESER, born 1848; died 1849.

 

Notes for LYMAN REESER:

Died at eighteen months old.(Streby History)

 

76.            iii.    VALINA REESER, born February 09, 1851; died September 01, 1910.

                 iv.    EMELINE REESER, born ca 1853; married WILLIAM SCUREMAN.

77.             v.    MARY REESER, born ca 1855.

78.            vi.    BERNICE REESER, born May 30, 1858; died September 25, 1924.

79.           vii.    JOHN D. REESER, born March 15, 1861, Dushore, Sullivan Co., PA; died March 11, 1970.

 

23.  CONRAD DIEFFENBACHER was born February 01, 1806, and died October 11, 1884.  He married CATHERINE STAMM.  She was born July 08, 1812, and died March 19, 1866.

 

More About CONRAD DIEFFENBACHER:

Census 1: 1850, Derry, Montour, PA

Census 2: 1860, Derry, Montour, PA

Census 3: 1880, Derry Twp. Montour Co., PA

Occupation: 1850, Farmer

     

Children of CONRAD DIEFFENBACHER and CATHERINE STAMM are:

80.              i.    BENJAMIN SERVATUS DIEFFENBACHER, born April 08, 1836, Derry Twp. Montour Co., PA.

                  ii.    WILLIAM DIEFFENBACHER, born ca 1838.

 

More About WILLIAM DIEFFENBACHER:

Census: 1850, Derry, Montour, PA

 

                 iii.    DAVID E. DIEFFENBACHER, born ca 1844.

 

More About DAVID E. DIEFFENBACHER:

Census: 1850, Derry, Montour, PA

 

iv.LEANDER FRANK DIEFFENBACHER, born ca 1847. He married WILHELMINA ? about 1874 in Ohio. She was born in Ohio, July 1853.

 

Child of LEANDER FRANK DIEFFENBACHER and WILHELMINA is:

 FLOYD F. DEFFENBAUGH  born September 19, 1883 in Ohio,   died   December 11, 1970 in Ohio.  He married CAROLINE ? about 1910. She was born in Ohio ca 1886 in Ohio and died October 21, 1983 in Trumbull, Ohio. They had one son JAMES DEFFENBAUGH, born ca 1914 in Ohio.

 

More About LEANDER F. DIEFFENBACHER:

Census1, 1850, Derry, Montour, PA

Census 2, 1860, Derry, Montour, PA

Census 3, 1870, Derry, Montour, PA

Census 4, 1880, Sandusky, Ohio

Census 5, 1900, Center Wood Co., Ohio

Census 6, 1910, Bowling Green, Wood Co., Ohio

Census 7, 1920, Sandusky, Ohio

Census 8, 1930, Sandusky, Ohio

 

Occupation: 1880, Carpenter

Occupation: 1910, Building Contractor

Occupation: 1920, Laborer in Winery

 

                         Notes About FLOYD F. DEFFENBAUGH:

                         Below is a letter written by FLOYD to an inquiring family researcher.

 

 

81.             v.    CHARLES OLIVER DIEFFENBACHER, born 1850, Pennsylvania; died 1931.

82.            vi.    MARY ELLEN DIEFFENBACHER, born November 17, 1853; died June 02, 1941.

 

 

24.  ELIZABETH DIEFFENBACHER was born May 26, 1807 in Northumberland, PA, and died November 17, 1888 in Hessville, Sandusky Co., Ohio.  She married JOHN LANTZ March 29, 1827 in Northumberland Co., PA, son of HENRY LANTZ and CHRISTIANNA FOLLMER.  He was born September 11, 1804 in Northumberland Co., PA, and died May 03, 1880 in Hessville, Sandusky Co., Ohio.

 

Children of ELIZABETH DIEFFENBACHER and JOHN LANTZ are:

                   i.    NICHOLAS LANTZ.

                  ii.    HENRY LANTZ.

83.            iii.    MARY ANN LANTZ, born ca 1826, PA; died San Joanquin Co., CA.

84.            iv.    PHILIP LANTZ, born 1829.

85.             v.    SIMON LANTZ, born May 23, 1830; died February 16, 1901, Hessville, Sandusky Co., Ohio.

86.            vi.    ROSANNA LANTZ, born October 05, 1835.

                vii.    CHRISTINA MATILDA LANTZ, born July 31, 1836.

               viii.    JOHN LANTZ, born April 18, 1839.

87.            ix.    EMANUEL M. LANTZ, born September 01, 1849, Hessville, Sandusky, Ohio; died October 13, 1930, Helena, Sandusky, Ohio.

 

25.  MARY DIEFFENBACHER was born February 23, 1811 in Pennsylvania, and died December 30, 1899 in Northumberland Co., PA.  She married JACOB STAMM 1831, son of FREDERICK STAMM and CATHERINE BERNHART.  He was born May 19, 1808 in Berks Co., PA, and died October 28, 1881 in Turbot Twp., Northumberland Co., PA.

 

More About MARY DIEFFENBACHER:

Burial: Paradise Church Cemetery, Turbot, Northumberland, PA

Census 1: 1850, Turbot, Northumberland, PA

Census 2: 1860, Turbot, Northumberland, PA

Census 3: 1870, Turbot, Northumberland, PA

 

More About JACOB STAMM:

Burial: Paradise Church Cemetery, Turbot, Northumberland, PA

Census 1: 1850, Turbot, Northumberland, PA

Census 2: 1860, Turbot, Northumberland, PA

Census 3: 1870, Turbot, Northumberland, PA

Occupation: 1850, Farmer

     

Children of MARY DIEFFENBACHER and JACOB STAMM are:

88.              i.    WILLIAM B. STAMM, born December 1830, Berks Co., PA; died December 31, 1898.

89.             ii.    EDMUND J. STAMM, born December 15, 1839, Lewis Twp., Northumberland Co., PA; died February 07, 1909.

                 iii.    JACOB E. STAMM, born ca 1840.

More About JACOB E. STAMM:

Census: 1860, Turbot, Northumberland, PA

 

90.            iv.    DANIEL D. STAMM, born April 1841, Lewis Twp., Northumberland Co., PA; died 1901.

91.             v.    FRANKLIN H. STAMM, born March 23, 1843, Delaware, Northumberland Co., PA; died July 31, 1911, Northumberland Co., PA.

                 vi.    SARAH E. STAMM, born 1845, Delaware, Northumberland Co., PA.

 

More About SARAH E. STAMM:

Census: 1860, Turbot, Northumberland, PA

 

92.           vii.    LEVI FREDERICK STAMM, born January 06, 1845, Delaware Twp., Northumberland Co., PA; died March 19, 1919.

93.          viii.    HENRY F. STAMM, born April 1846, Delaware, Northumberland Co., PA.

94.            ix.    PHILIP LEANDER STAMM, born November 12, 1848, Delaware, Northumberland Co., PA; died August 13, 1905, Pennsylvania.

 

 

26.  BENJAMIN DIEFFENBACHER  was born May 12, 1812 in Pennsylvania, and died May 24, 1900.  He married SOPHIA TROXEL.  She was born October 09, 1823 in Pennsylvania, and died July 31, 1876.

 

More About BENJAMIN DIEFFENBACHER:

Census 1: 1880, Derry Twp., Montour Co., PA

Census 2: 1850, Derry, Montour, PA

Occupation: 1850, Farmer

 

More About SOPHIA TROXEL:

Census: 1850, Derry, Montour, PA

     

Children of BENJAMIN DIEFFENBACHER and SOPHIA TROXEL are:

                   i.    ELIZA DIEFFENBACHER, born ca 1840, Pennsylvania.

 

More About ELIZA DIEFFENBACHER:

Census: 1850, Derry, Montour, PA

 

                  ii.    CATHERINE DIEFFENBACHER, born ca 1842, Pennsylvania.

 

More About CATHERINE DIEFFENBACHER:

Census: 1850, Derry, Montour, PA

 

                 iii.    ROSANNA E. DIEFFENBACHER, born ca 1844, Pennsylvania.

More About ROSANNA E. DIEFFENBACHER:

Census: 1850, Derry, Montour, PA

 

 

27.  SUSAN DIEFFENBACHER was born November 04, 1818 in Derry Twp., Columbia Co., PA, and died June 24, 1886 in Derry Twp., Columbia Co., PA.  She married JOHN SHIFFER TANNER, (TERNER) February 11, 1840 in At Brides Home, son of PETER TANNER and LYDIA SHIFFER.  He was born November 07, 1815 in Derry Twp., Columbia Co., PA, and died August 30, 1882 in Derry Twp., Columbia Co., PA.

 

More About SUSAN DIEFFENBACHER:

Cemetery: Strawberry Ridge, Montour Co., PA

 

More About JOHN SHIFFER TANNER, (TERNER):

Cemetery: Strawberry Ridge, Montour Co., PA

     

Children of SUSAN DIEFFENBACHER and JOHN TANNER are:

95.              i.    LYDIA A. TANNER, born February 03, 1841.

96.             ii.    ROSANNA CATHERINE TANNER, born July 18, 1844; died November 10, 1924.

 

 

28.  ANNA CATHERINE DIEFFENBACHER was born January 09, 1823 in Derry Twp., Columbia Co., PA, and died June 05, 1890 in Pennsylvania.  She married DANIEL STAMM, son of FREDERICK STAMM and CATHERINE BERNHART.  He was born March 04, 1821 in Berks Co., Pennsylvania, and died March 09, 1900 in Montour Co., PA.

 

More About ANNA CATHERINE DIEFFENBACHER:

Burial: Strawberry Ridge, Montour Co., PA

Census 1: 1950, Anthony, Montour Co., PA

Census 2: 1860, Anthony, Montour Co., PA

Census 3: 1870, Anthony, Montour Co., PA

Census 4: 1880, Anthony, Montour Co., PA

 

More About DANIEL STAMM:

Burial: Strawberry Ridge, Montour Co., PA

Census 1: 1850, Anthony, Montour Co., PA

Census 2: 1860, Anthony, Montour Co., PA

Census 3: 1870, Anthony, Montour Co., PA

Census 4: 1880, Anthony, Montour Co., PA

Occupation: 1850, Farmer

     

Children of ANNA DIEFFENBACHER and DANIEL STAMM are:

                   i.    LYDIA A. STAMM, born ca 1843, Pennsylvania.

 

More About LYDIA A. STAMM:

Census 1: 1850, Anthony, Montour Co., PA

Census 2: 1860, Anthony, Montour Co., PA

 

                  ii.    SARAH ANN STAMM, born ca 1845, Pennsylvania.

 

More About SARAH ANN STAMM:

Census 1: 1850, Anthony, Montour Co., PA

Census 2: 1860, Anthony, Montour Co., PA

Census 3: 1880, Anthony, Montour Co., PA

 

                 iii.    AMELIA STAMM, born ca 1847, Pennsylvania.

 

More About AMELIA STAMM:

Census 1: 1850, Anthony, Montour Co., PA

Census 2: 1860, Anthony, Montour Co., PA

 

                 iv.    DANIEL AUGUSTUS STAMM, born ca 1849, Pennsylvania.

 

More About DANIEL AUGUSTUS STAMM:

Census 1: 1850, Anthony, Montour Co., PA

Census 2: 1860, Anthony, Montour Co., PA

Census 3: 1870, Anthony, Montour Co., PA

 

                  v.    EMMA STAMM, born ca 1856.

 

More About EMMA STAMM:

Census 1: 1860, Anthony, Montour Co., PA

Census 2: 1870, Anthony, Montour Co., PA

 

                 vi.    CHARLES STAMM, born ca  1859.

 

More About CHARLES STAMM:

Census 1: 1860, Anthony, Montour Co., PA

Census 2: 1870, Anthony, Montour Co., PA

Census 3: 1880, Anthony, Montour Co., PA

 

97.           vii.    WELLINGTON STAMM, born February 1861; died between 1900 - 1906.

29.    CHRISTIANA DIEFFENBACHER was born ca 1808 in Pennsylvania. She married JOHN SPRINGER on December 9, 1830. He was born ca 1807 in Pennsylvania.

More About CHRISTIANA DIEFFENBACHER:

Census 1: 1850, Anthony, Montour Co., PA

Census 2: 1860, Madison, Columbia Co., PA

Census 3: 1870, Hemlock, Columbia Co., PA

Census 4: 1880, Hemlock, Columbia Co., PA

 

More About JOHN SPRINGER:

Occupation 1850 to 1880: Farmer

 

Children of CHRISTIANA DIEFFENBACHER and JOHN SPRINGER

                   i.    LYDIA SPRINGER born ca 1832 in Pennsylvania

                  ii.    PHILIP SPRINGER born ca 1834, and died between 1880 and 1900.

                         He married MARGARET ?, born December 1843 in Pennsylvania.

                             Child of PHILIP SPRINGER and MARGARET ?:

                                             CRIE E. SPRINGER born ca 1877 in Pennsylvania.

              

                More About PHILIP SPRINGER:

                         Census: 1880, Madison, Columbia Co., PA

                         Occupation, 1880: Farmer

                                     

                More About MARGARET ?:

                Margaret is widowed on the 1900 census, living with Peter and Christiana

                Brugler as a boarder.      

                                     

                 iii.   HANNAH SPRINGER born ca 1836 in Pennsylvania.

                  iv.   SUSAN SPRINGER, born ca 1838 in Pennsylvania.

v.      ELIZA SPRINGER,  born ca 1840 in Pennsylvania.

vi.ESTHER SPRINGER, born ca 1842 in Pennsylvania

vii.      CHRISTIANA SPRINGER, born ca 1844 in Pennsylvania.

viii.    CATHERINE SPRINGER, born ca 1846 in Pennsylvania.          

                                                      

                    

 

30.  HANNAH DIEFFENBACHER  was born 1814 in Washingtonville, Montgomery Co.,PA.  She married JOHN HENRY MOYER born ca 1808 in Pennsylvania and died September 1, 1876. 

 

More About HANNAH DIEFFENBACHER:

Census 1: 1850, Derry, Montour Co., PA

Census 2: 1860, Derry, Montour Co., PA

Census 3: 1870, Anthony, Montour Co., PA     

 

More About JOHN HENRY MOYER:

Occupation: 1850, Carpenter

Occupation: 1870, Farmer

Cemetery: Strawberry Ridge, Derry Twp., PA.

     

Children of HANNAH DIEFFENBACHER and JOHN MOYER are:

                   i.    FRANKLIN MOYER, born 1832.

                  ii.    THOMAS AARON MOYER, born 1836.

                 iii.    SUSANNA MOYER, born 1838.

                 iv.    SARAH A. MOYER, born 1839.

                  v.    JOHN WILLIAM MOYER, born October 09, 1841, Washingtonville, Columbia Co., PA.

                 vi.    HANNAH M. MOYER, born 1842.

                vii.    DAVID MOYER, born 1843.

 

 

31.  JACOB DIEFFENBACHER  was born August 27, 1818 in Washingtonville, Montgomery Co.,PA, and died May 04, 1898 in Bloomsburg, PA.  He married MARTHA A. FUNSTON, daughter of THOMAS FUNSTON and HANNAH SCHOOLEY.  She was born January 19, 1827 in Jerseytown, PA, and died December 29, 1902 in Bloomsburg, PA.

 

More About JACOB DIEFFENBACHER:

Census 1: 1870, Bloomsburg, Columbia Co., PA

Census 2: 1850, Madison, Montour, PA

Census 3: 1880, Bloomsburg, Columbia Co., PA

Occupation 1: 1850, Farmer

Occupation 2: 1870, Farmer

 

More About MARTHA A. FUNSTON:

Census 1: 1850, Madison, Montour, PA

Census 2: 1880, Bloomsburg, Columbia Co., PA

     

Children of JACOB DIEFFENBACHER and MARTHA FUNSTON are:

                   i.    SARAH ADELINE DIEFFENBACHER, born October 16, 1847; married CHARLES A. KNORR.

 

More About SARAH ADELINE DIEFFENBACHER:

Census: 1850, Madison, Montour, PA

 

                  ii.    SUSAN BLANCHE DIEFFENBACHER, born May 03, 1850; died September 21, 1852.

 

More About SUSAN BLANCHE DIEFFENBACHER:

Census: 1850, Madison, Montour, PA

 

                 iii.    ALVIN HILL DIEFFENBACHER, born May 07, 1853; died July 22, 1859.

                 iv.    EMMA JANE DIEFFENBACHER, born January 13, 1856; died March 02, 1856.

                  v.    CLARA ADELIA DIEFFENBACHER, born March 14, 1857, Pennsylvania.

 

More About CLARA ADELIA DIEFFENBACHER:

Census: 1880, Bloomsburg, Columbia Co., PA

 

                 vi.    MARTHA ELIZABETH DIEFFENBACHER, born April 04, 1860, Pennsylvania; died May 04, 1896.

 

More About MARTHA ELIZABETH DIEFFENBACHER:

Census: 1880, Bloomsburg, Columbia Co., PA

 

                vii.    HENRY FUNSTON DIEFFENBACHER, born October 25, 1862, Pennsylvania; married LAURA B. DIETERICH.

 

More About HENRY FUNSTON DIEFFENBACHER:

Census: 1880, Bloomsburg, Columbia Co., PA

 

97.          viii.    HERVEY EDMUND DIEFFENBACHER, born October 18, 1865.

98.            ix.    HARRIET HANNAH DIEFFENBACHER, born December 04, 1869, Pennsylvania.

 

32.  JAMES DIEFFENBACH  was born May 31, 1809 in Northumberland Co., PA.  He married (1) Nancy Goston in 1838.  She was born Abt. 1815 and died 1842.  He married (2) Maria Hunsicker.

 

JAMES DIEFFENBACHER was born in a part of Northumberland (now Montour)

county, Pennsylvania, May 31, 1809, son of Conrad Dieffenbacher, a native

of Montgomery county, this State, and a grandson of Conrad Dieffenbacher,

who was born in Germany and settled and died on the farm where our subject

now resides. Our subject learned the carpenter trade which he followed

forty years. He settled in Northumberland in 1831 and was married in 1838

to Nancy Goston, who died in 1842, the mother of one child, James G. He

was again married to Maria Hunsicker. He was a justice of the peace twenty-

two years and a school director twenty years.

 

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Library - United States - History

 

More About JAMES DIEFFENBACH:

Census 1: 1850, Northumberland Co., PA

Census 2: 1880, Northumberland Co., PA

Occupation 1: 1850, Carpenter

Occupation 2: 1880, Justice of the Peace

     

Child of JAMES DIEFFENBACH and NANCY GOSTON is:

                   i.    JAMES G. DIEFFENBACH, born ca 1839.

 

33.  ANDREW L. DIEFFENBACHER was born January 10, 1813 in Pennsylvania, and died December 02, 1891 in Cleburne, Johnson, TX.  He married (1) MARGARET MCCLURE February 08, 1838 in Liberty, Columbia Co., PA.  She was born September 01, 1814, and died October 13, 1846.  He married (2) MARY L. DONELCHY Bef. May 03, 1848.  She was born November 15, 1822.

 

Children of ANDREW DIEFFENBACHER and MARGARET MCCLURE are:

                   i.    WILLIAM HENRY DIEFFENBACHER, born February 23, 1840.

                  ii.    SAMUEL JACKSON DIEFFENBACHER, born January 12, 1842.

                 iii.    MARY CATHERINE DIEFFENBACHER, born January 22, 1844.

                 iv.    RINGGOLD WOLF DIEFFENBACHER, born September 12, 1846.

 

     

Children of ANDREW DIEFFENBACHER and MARY DONELCHY are:

                  v.    CAVEY HOWARD DIEFFENBACHER, born  ca 1849.

                 vi.    EDMOND BRUCE DIEFFENBACHER, born ca 1851.

99.           vii.    CHARLES CONRAD DIEFFENBACHER, born June 06, 1853.

 

 

34.  SARAH M. FOLLMER  was born September 15, 1816 in Pennsylvania, and died April 24, 1876.  She married WILLIAM F. NAGLE October 05, 1841.  He was born January 18, 1814 in Pennsylvania, and died December 18, 1905.

 

More About SARAH M. FOLLMER:

Census: 1850, Milton, Northumberland Co., PA

 

More About WILLIAM F. NAGLE:

Census: 1850, Milton, Northumberland Co., PA

Occupation: 1850, Merchant

     

Children of SARAH FOLLMER and WILLIAM NAGLE are:

                   i.    MARY E. NAGLE, born July 22, 1842, Pennsylvania.

 

More About MARY E. NAGLE:

Census: 1850, Milton, Northumberland Co., PA

 

                  ii.    BUCKNELL FOLLMER NAGLE, born September 04, 1843, Pennsylvania; died September 16, 1843, Pennsylvania.

                 iii.    HOPWELL OWEN NAGLE, born August 16, 1844, Pennsylvania; died July 13, 1845, Pennsylvania.

                 iv.    HENRIETTA NAGLE, born April 05, 1846, Pennsylvania; died August 22, 1846, Pennsylvania.

                  v.    O. BENTON NAGLE, born September 03, 1847, Pennsylvania; died April 20, 1901.

 

More About O. BENTON NAGLE:

Census: 1850, Milton, Northumberland Co., PA

 

                 vi.    J. FREMONT NAGLE, born April 15, 1849, Pennsylvania.

 

More About J. FREMONT NAGLE:

Census: 1850, Milton, Northumberland Co., PA

 

                vii.    SARAH JANE NAGLE, born September 09, 1850, Pennsylvania.

 

35.  CATHERINE FOLLMER  was born March 10, 1810, and died April 21, 1880.  She married DANIEL WAGNER.  He was born 1802, and died 1849.

 

More About CATHERINE FOLLMER:

Census: 1860, Limestone Twp., Montour Co., PA

Marriage-1: Daniel Wagner

     

Children of CATHERINE FOLLMER and DANIEL WAGNER are:

                   i.    FOLLMER WAGNER, born ca 1832.

100.           ii.    LUCINDA WAGNER, born 1833, Pennsylvania; died 1896.

                 iii.    CHARLES WAGNER, born ca 1839.

                 iv.    AMANDA WAGNER, born ca  1841.

                  v.    JACOB WAGNER, born ca  1843.

                 vi.    LEVI WAGNER, born ca 1846.

                vii.    SUSAN WAGNER, born ca  1848.

 

 

36.  JACOB MICHAEL FOLLMER  was born May 03, 1825, and died March 11, 1896 in Milton, PA.  He married SUSANNA HACKENBERG, daughter of J.P. HACKENBERG and MARY ?.  She was born ca 1831 in Pennsylvania.

 

More About JACOB MICHAEL FOLLMER:

Census: 1860, Turbot, Northumberland Co., PA

Marriage-1: Susannah Hackenberg

 

More About SUSANNA HACKENBERG:

Census 1: 1850, Delaware, Northumberland, PA

Census 2: 1860, Turbot, Northumberland Co., PA

     

Children of JACOB FOLLMER and SUSANNA HACKENBERG are:

                   i.    EMMA FOLLMER, born ca 1852.

 

More About EMMA FOLLMER:

Census: 1860, Turbot, Northumberland Co., PA

 

                  ii.    MARY M. FOLLMER, born ca 1854.

 

More About MARY M. FOLLMER:

Census: 1860, Turbot, Northumberland Co., PA

 

                 iii.    ADA FOLLMER, born ca 1856.

 

More About ADA FOLLMER:

Census: 1860, Turbot, Northumberland Co., PA

 

                 iv.    WILLIAM H. FOLLMER, MD, born August 13, 1856 at Milton, PA; he married Hettie L. Brown, born January 30, 1861. You can learn more about this branch of the Follmer family in J. L. Floyd's Genealogical and Biographical Annals of Northumberland County, 1911, Windmill Publications, Mount Vernon, IN. There are also pictures, courtesy of John R. Snedden Ltd of Center Hall, PA, which you can see at The William H. Follmer Family. These photos include very old daguerreotypes and ambrotypes of his parents, Jacob Michael and Susannah (Hackenberg) Follmer, and other relatives.

 

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