Monday, April 30, 2012

Benjamin Dieffenbacher 1812-1900



 

Benjamin Dieffenbacher
Born 11 MAY 1812 in Derry, Montour Co. PA
Died May 24, 1900 in Montour Co., PA.
Married
Maria Sophia Troxel
daughter of Jonathan & Elisabeth Troxell
Born Oct. 9 1823 in Lehigh Co, Pa
Died July 16 1876 

Buried in Strawberry Ridge Cemetery


Children:
Elizabeth Ann Diefenbacher 1841-1902 M. Joel Bitler
Rosanna Elmira Dieffenbacher 1844-1892 M. William Berger
Ellen Catherine Diefenbacher 1844-1915 M. David Smith
Eliza Dieffenbacher
Elmira Dieffenbacher



1850 Census
Name: Benj Diefenbacher
Age: 38
Birth Year: abt 1812
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1850: Derry, Montour, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Family Number: 58
Household Members:
Name Age
Benj Diefenbacher 38
Sophia Diefenbacher 26
Eliza Diefenbacher 10
Cath Diefenbacher 8
Rosanna E Diefenbacher 6

1860 Census

Name: Benjamin Deiffenbacher
Age in 1860: 45
Birth Year: abt 1815
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1860: Derry, Montour, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Post Office: Washingtonville
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Benjamin Deiffenbacher 45
Sophia Deiffenbacher 40
Eliza Deiffenbacher 18
Ellen C Deiffenbacher 17
Elmira R Deiffenbacher 15

1870 Census

Name: Benjaman Deifenbacher
Age in 1870: 58
Birth Year: abt 1812
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1870: Derry, Montour, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Washingtonville
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Benjaman Deifenbacher 58
Sophia Deifenbacher 48
Lydia Stam 26
Calain Dye 10

1880 Census

Name: Benjamin Dieffenbacher
Age: 68
Birth Year: abt 1812
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1880: Derry, Montour, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Widower
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Retired Farmer
Household Members:
Name Age
Benjamin Dieffenbacher 68

Research Notes:
From the History of Columbia County

On Sept. 26, 1865, Mr. Smith was married to Ellen C. Dieffenbacher, who was born July 22, 1841, in Derry township, Montour county,daughter of Benjamin and Mary Sophia (Troxel) Dieffenbacher. Her father, bom in Derry township May n, 1812, died May 11, 1900, at the home of David Smith. During his later years he made his home with his three daughters, Mrs. William Berger, Mrs. Joel Bitler and Mrs.Smith. The mother, born in Lehigh county, Pa., Oct. 9, 1823, died July 16, 1876, and was buried at the Strawberry Ridge cemetery. Mr. Dieffenbacher was one of the organizers of that church. He and his wife were married June 18, 1840.


More on the Children:
Elizabeth Ann Diefenbacher 1841-1902 married Joel Bitler






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