Friday, February 10, 2012

Conrad Dieffenbacher 1743 – 1813



Conrad Dieffenbacher
Son of Leinhart & Eva Margaretha (Reimold) Dieffenbacher
Born March 1, 1743
Died1813
Married 30 Jan 1769
(1) Catherine Betz 
Daughter of
Born 1749
Died Jan 3 1809
(2) Catherine (Hess) 
Daughter of Hess
a widow of Grove
Born
Died

 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



1743 - Conrad  Dieffenbacher is Born
1 Mar
Birth Eppingen Baden, Germany 

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.


1764 - Conrad Dieffenbacher Immigrates to America

Age: 21
"In the autumn of 1764 Conrad emigrated to America and settled at Faulkner Swamp, Pennsylvania." - Sullivan County Archives

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 - Conrad Dieffenbacher married Catherine Betz

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

"There he was married January 30, 1769, to Catherine Betz, a native of Faulkner Swamp. " -From the Sullivan County PA Archives

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

So far I've had no luck tracking her parents.  Several researchers list her father as Samuel, using a baptism record, but if you look at the record, it's for 1810 - so Obviously not this Catherine, who died in 1809.

1780-1799 - Residence
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

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

1781 - Conrad Dieffenbacher Military Service

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

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

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]

1790 - Residence

Age: 47
Residence Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States 

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

1793- Conrad Dieffenbacher moved to Derry Twp

Conrad Dieffenbacher moved with his family to Derry   township, Northumberland county, in April, 1793. There his wife died June 3,   1809,

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

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

1809 - Catherine (Betz) Dieffenbacher Died

Name: Catherine Dieffenbacher
Maiden Name: Betz
Birth Date: 1749
Birth Place: Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Death Date: 6 Jun 1809
Death Place: Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Cemetery: Strawberry Ridge Cemetery

Burial or Cremation Place: Strawberry Ridge, Montour County, Pennsylvania, United States of America

1809 - Conrad Dieffenbacher married Catherine Haas

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


"Whereas I have this day entered into a certain article of agreemenet with my wife for the paymcent of fifty dollars as therein specifiedand the further sum of two hundred pounds Pennsylvania currenty to be pai to her in six months after my decease which she has acknowledged in for full for her compensation or share of my said estate which -----  requested my executor to pay agreeable to the said agreement or as soon after as possible. " - From Conrad's will


1813 - Conrad Dieffenbacher Died

6 Aug
Age: 70


Death in Washingtonville, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States 

 About the year 1800, he moved to what is now Columbia County, where he died August 6, 1813.


Burial
 
Name: Conrad Dieffenbacher
Birth Date: 1 Mar 1743
Birth Place: Eppingen, Heilbronner Landkreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death Date: 6 Aug 1813
Death Place: Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Cemetery: Strawberry Ridge Cemetery

Burial or Cremation Place: Strawberry Ridge, Montour County, Pennsylvania, United States of America


Probate:


Research:


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.



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 DIEFFENBACHER, 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 coming 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 Swamp 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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