Friday, February 10, 2012

Conrad Dieffenbacher 1743 – 1813



Conrad Dieffenbacher
 1743
1813
Married 30 Jan 1769
(1) Catherine Betz 
1749
Died Jan 3 1809
(2) Catherine (Hess) 
a widow

 
Children:
Abraham Dieffenbacher 1769 – 
Johannes Dieffenbacher 1771 – 
Frederick Dieffenbacher 1773 – 1825
Jacob Dieffenbacher 1775 – 1840
Henrich Dieffenbacher 1780 –1870 M. Susanah Hill
Elizabeth Diefenbacher 1782 – 1858
Conrad Dieffenbacher 1785 – 1884
Catherine Dieffenbacher 1787 – 
David Dieffenbacher 1789 – 
Susannah Dieffenbacher 1791 – 1836



1790 Census
Name: Conrad Diffinbacker
Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Montgomery, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - Under 16: 4
Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 4
Free White Persons - Females: 3
Number of Household Members: 11


Names of Foreigners Who Took the Oath of Allegiance to the Province and State of Pennsylvania, 1727-1775




U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 about Conrad Dieffenbacher
Name: Conrad Dieffenbacher
Gender: Male
Birth Year: 1743
Spouse Name: Catherine Betts
Number Pages: 7



Pennsylvania Census, 1772-1890 about Conrad Dieffenbacher
Name: Conrad Dieffenbacher
State: PA
County: Philadelphia County
Township: Philidelphia
Year: 1764
Database: PA Early Census Index



Research Notes:
From the Sullivan County PA Archives:

 His great-great-grandfather was Conrad Dieffenbacher (as the name was then
  spelled), who was the son of Leinhart Dieffenbacher and was born at Eppingen, in  Grait Herzogthum, Baden, March 1, 1743. In the autumn of 1764 Conrad emigrated  to America and settled at Faulkner Swamp, Pennsylvania. There he was married  January 30, 1769, to Catherine Betz, a native of Faulkner Swamp. Afterward he  moved to Limerick township, now Montgomery county, Pennsylvania. He had eleven children, as follows: Abraham, born November 16, 1769; John, July 13, 1771;   Frederick, May 4, 1773; Jacob, grandfather of our subject, November 17, 1775;   Philip, February 3, 1778; Henry, January 31, 1780; Elizabeth, May 11, 1782;   Conrad, February 15, 1785; Catherine, May 2, 1787; David, June 17, 1789; and   Susannah, August 31, 1791. Conrad Dieffenbacher moved with his family to Derry   township, Northumberland county, in April, 1793. There his wife died June 3,   1809, aged about sixty years and he married as his second wife Catherine Hass, a   widow, of Selins Grove. Conrad died in Derry township, Northumberland county,   August 6, 1813, at the age of seventy-one years.


Conrad Dieffenbacher was the son of Johann Leonhart and Eva Margaretha (Reimold) Dieffenbacher. He was born Eppingen, Germany. Catherine (Betz) Dieffenbacher was his 1st wife. They were married January 30, 1769 and she died June 6, 1809. Catherine (Hess) Grove Dieffenbacher was his 2nd wife. He served during the Revolutionary War.


Pennsylvania German Pioneers, Sixth Series, Vol. I, Pgs. 778-794
Conrad served in Capt. Isaiah Davis' Company, commanded by Lieut. Col. Anton Biting, 4th Battalion, 3rd Class


Pennsylvania Archives. Sixth Series. Vol 3, Page 662
Conrad also served in Henry Boyer's 6th Company, 4th Battalion, 3rd Class




Timeline
1743
1 Mar
Birth Eppingen Baden, Germany 


1764
Age: 21
Immigration
Philadelphia, off the ship Richmond from Rotterdam 
He landed in Philadelphia when he was 23 years of age on the ship Richmond from Rotterdam
Residence: Philadelphia County, PA 


1769
30 Jan, Age: 25
Marriage to Catherine Betz
Faulkner Swamp, Montgomery Co PA

1780-1799
Age: 37
Residence
Falkner Swamp, Pa 
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


1781
Age: 38
Military
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 Archive


1790
Age: 47
Residence Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States 


1800-1813
Age: 57
Residence Columbia Co. Pa 
About the year 1800, he moved to what is now Columbia Co., where he died in 1813.


1803
Age: 60
Marriage to Catherine Haas. Catherine Haas was a widow - first husband ??


1813
6 Aug
Age: 70
Death in Washingtonville, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States 

More on the Children:
Henry and his wife Susanah are buried at Strawberry Ridge Cemetery with Conrad



From Bells History, page 1101


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 Dief fenbacher, 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. (History of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, edited by Herbert C. Bell, Published by Brown, Runk & Co. of Chicago, Ill, 1891 pg. 1101

Above, outlined:
Conrad Diffenbacher born in Germany
Conrad Dieffebacher born Montgomery County Pa
James Diffenbacher 1809- M. (1) Nancy Goston (2) Maria Hunsicker


DANIEL NORMAN DIEFFENBACH- 
ER, present superintendent of the public 
schools at Danville, has been engaged in pub- 
lic school work here since i8c^, as teacher 
and superintendent. He was bom Jan. 28, 
1863, at Washingtonville, Montour county, 
son of Benjamin S. Dieffenbacher and grand- 
son of Conrad Dieflfenbacher. The great- 
great-grandfather, Conrad, was a native of 
Germany, bom March i, 1745, ^^^ on com- 
ing to this country took up land at Wash- 
ingtonville, near Strawberry Ridge; he was 
a farmer by occupation. His death occurred 
Aug. 6, 1813. His wife, Catherine, whom he 
married Jan. 30, 1769, died Jan. 3, 1809. 

Philip Dieffenbacher, son of Conrad, died 
March 25, 1840, aged sixty-two years, one 
month, twenty-two days. His wife, Rosanna, 
bom Oct. 13, .1782, died Sept. 16, 1869. 


Settlers XXX: The PEALER-WENNER-LAWRENCE-LADD-DIEFFENBACHER FAMILIES
by
Thomas Pealer
Printed for Distribution to Family and Friends
1947

THE DIEFFENBACHER FAMILY
CONRAD DIEFFENBACHER, son of Leinhart Dieffenbacher, the first of the family in America, was born in Baden, Germany and landed at Philadelphia when he was 23 years of agePennsylvania German Pioneers [Volume No. 1, by Strassberger and Hinke, pages 695-696] shows Conrad Dieffenbacher on passenger list (247C) of the ship Richmond (Charles Younghusband, Captain) arriving at Philadelphia from Rotterdam, November 29, 1766.
CONRAD DIEFFENBACHER (g-g-g-grandfather) Son of Leinhart
Conrad Dieffenbacher born March 1, 1743; died Aug. 6, 1813
Married Catherine Betz. She died January 3, 1809.
Children:
Abraham, born November 16, 1769
John, born July 13, 1771
Frederick, born May 4, 1773
Jacob (g-g-grandfather) born November 19, 1775
Philip, born February 3, 1778
Henry, born January 31, 1780
Elizabeth, born May 11, 1782
Conrad, born February 15, 1785
Catherine, born May 2, 1787
Davis, born June 17, 1789
Susannah, born August 31, 1791
CONRAD settled in the Faulkner Swanp Settlement, Pennsylvania shortly after his arrival in America. He afterwards moved to Limerick Township, Philadelphia County, now Montgomery County. 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: Pennsylvania Archives, Sixth Series, Volume 1, pages 778-794] Montgomery County Militia, 1785, commanded by Matthew Brook. [Reference: Pennsylvania Archives, Sixth series, Volume 3, page 662] About the year 1800, he moved to what is now Columbia County, where he died August 6, 1813.


Sullivan-Lycoming County PA Archives Biographies.....Dieffenbach, Daniel Emanuel 1839 -
Author: Thomas J. Ingham (1899)
  
  DANIEL EMANUEL DIEFFENBACH. - The subject of this sketch is the representative
  of one of the most prominent families of Sullivan county, typifying those
  sterling qualities which in that county, as well as in any locality, must bring
  to their fortunate possessors the successes of life. The history of the family
  in America dates back four generation.
  
      His great-great-grandfather was Conrad Dieffenbacher (as the name was then
  spelled), who was the son of Leinhart Dieffenbacher and was born at Eppingen, in  Grait Herzogthum, Baden, March 1, 1743. In the autumn of 1764 Conrad emigrated  to America and settled at Faulkner Swamp, Pennsylvania. There he was married  January 30, 1769, to Catherine Betz, a native of Faulkner Swamp. Afterward he  moved to Limerick township, now Montgomery county, Pennsylvania. He had eleven children, as follows: Abraham, born November 16, 1769; John, July 13, 1771;   Frederick, May 4, 1773; Jacob, grandfather of our subject, November 17, 1775;   Philip, February 3, 1778; Henry, January 31, 1780; Elizabeth, May 11, 1782;   Conrad, February 15, 1785; Catherine, May 2, 1787; David, June 17, 1789; and   Susannah, August 31, 1791. Conrad Dieffenbacher moved with his family to Derry   township, Northumberland county, in April, 1793. There his wife died June 3,   1809, aged about sixty years and he married as his second wife Catherine Hass, a   widow, of Selins Grove. Conrad died in Derry township, Northumberland county,   August 6, 1813, at the age of seventy-one years.



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