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Re: John/Johann DIEHM + RIGHTMEYER - Wilhelm DIEHM - Berks Co. Penn.
Posted by: J.Deem (ID *****7361) Date: February 20, 2008 at 10:18:59
In Reply to: Re: John/Johann DIEHM + RIGHTMEYER - Wilhelm DIEHM - Berks Co. Penn. by Janet McGinnis of 255

My sources:

Cemetery records: http://www.berkshistory.org/library/cem.html

There is a Wilhelm DIEHM buried at the Alsace Cemetery in Berks Co. Pennsylvania . .. and three other William DIEHMs also buried in other Berks Co.

The first site I noticed with our line mentioned (and my only knowledge of your George). They have not responded to my requests for source verification. I think their listing of the wife of Peter DIEHM as Catharine is incorrect - I believe it is Hanna Martha BOHN. http://www.tulpehockenroots.org/strauss/p000002t.htm#I3491

I inquired about this posting from the German Research Association, and found out the submitter (Warren K. Deem) is no longer living. I'm trying to contact some of his family. This is through another son of the John that I am descendant from. I believe Wilhelm's birth date is wrong here, but otherwise it is a match to my research: http://feefhs.org/gra/gralin20.html
Diehm [1084] William Rightmeyer (1837-1916) b Urbana, Champaign Co OH, wf McCord;
John (1798-?) res Reading PA, wf Rightmeyer,
Wilhelm (1778-?) res ? wf Kloos;
Johann Peter (1729-1793) b Kembach-Wertheim, W�rt, wf Bohn 9/95

The Abstracts of the Berks County Wills for a Peter DIEHM (Reading) and John KLOSS (Williams father in law - Alsace Penn.) lists the following: http://www.rootsweb.com/~paberks/wills/Abstracts1791-1795.html

DIEHM, PETER, Reading.
February 16, 1793 - April 3, 1793 (dates represent the date that the will was written and the date the will was proved)
To wife Hanna Martha all real and personal estate during life.
After her decease to son William my 2 out lots and 5 for his birthright. To sons John and Frederick my dwelling house in Reading also 2 lots in same town.
To dau. Catharina 8.
Remainder to 3 sons above named.
Exr: Brother-in-law Frederick BOHN.
Wits: John GOODHART and George YOUNG.

KLOOS, JOHN, Alsace.
January 22, 1794 - October 13, 1795. (dates represent the date that the will was written and the date the will was proved)
Mentions having sold the plantation to son Jacob for 400.
Provides for wife Maria Barbara.
To my 5 daus., Maria Elisabeth wife of Abraham SCHNEIDER, Maria Barbara wife of John Adam SPENGLER, Maria Christina wife of Conrad SHEPP, Maria Catharine wife of William DIEHM, and Maria Magdalena KLOSS 80 each which Jacob is to pay. Exrs: Son Jacob and brother Henry KLOSS.
Wits: John SPAYD and Daniel ZACHARIAS, Jr.

This posting mentions the marriage of a Wilhelm DIEHM to Maria Catherine KLOSS/KLOOS
http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/AMREV-HESSIANS/2002-07/1027123323

These are some other possible clues about Johann/John Peter DIEHM with various spellings of the name - even transcriptions of the same ship records seem to have butchered the same name several ways. It's difficult because there appears to have been several Germans with similar names who immigrated from the same region of Germany to Pennsylvania around the same time . . . and then the Berks Co. Church records list a John Peter Diehm's birth Feb 20 1729 in Pennsylvania, so hard to say which of these are ours.

ancestry.com
Pennsylvania Church Records - Adams, Berks, and Lancaster Counties, 1729-1881
about John Peter Diehm
Name: John Peter Diehm
Date: 20 Feb 1729
Event: Birth
Relation: Born
Location: Berks CO., PA
Church: Schwartzwald Reformed Church
Record_ID: 265057

ancestry.com
Name: John Peter Diehm
Date: 4 Mar 1793
Event: Burial
Relation: Decedent
Location: Berks CO., PA
Church: Schwartzwald Reformed Church
Record_ID: 265057

ancestry.com
Names of Berks Countians Who Were Naturalized in the Province of Pennsylvania, 1760-1762
Peter Diehm, Sacrament taken 12 September 1762

ancestry.com
Pennsylvania Census, 1772-1890
about Johan Peter Diehm
Name: Johan Peter Diehm
State: PA
County: Philadelphia County
Township: Philidelphia
Year: 1753
Database: PA Early Census Index

ancestry.com
Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
about Johann Peter Dihm
Name: Johann Peter Dihm
Year: 1753
Place: Pennsylvania
Source Publication Code: 4525
Primary Immigrant: Dihm, Johann Peter
Annotation: Date of emigration and intended destination or date and port of arrival. Extracted from manuscripts in the princely archive of Lowenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg. Also in source nos. 4517 and 9964 (indexed in PILI 1991 and 1983, respectively).Source Bibliography: LANGGUTH, OTTO. "Pennsylvania German Pioneers from the County of Wertheim." Translated and edited by Don Yoder. In The Pennsylvania German Folklore Society [Yearbook], vol. 12 (1947), pp. 196-289. Page: 207

ancestry.com
Name: Peter Dihm,***
Ship: PHOENIX
Captain: JOHN SPURRIER
Place: ROTTERDAM
Date: NOV. 2, 1752
IMMIGRANTS INTO PENNSYLVANIA: Volume 1
*** according to this website this Peter Dihm originated from Kembach, Baden, Germany (which is where most DIEHM families are known to have originated from)
http://www.progenealogists.com/palproject/pa/1752phoe1.htm
***another list for this same ship spells Petter Dihm
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/1pa/ships/1752phnx.txt

ancestry.com
Name: Joh. Peter Diehm,
Ship: WINDSOR
Place: ROTTERDAM
Date: SEPT. 27, 1753
IMMIGRANTS INTO PENNSYLVANIA: Volume 1

ancestry.com
Name: Peter Diem,
Ship: SNOW LOUISA
Place: ROTTERDAM
Date: NOV. 8, 1752
IMMIGRANTS INTO PENNSYLVANIA: Volume 1

ancestry.com
Name: Peter Dean,
Ship: WINDSOR
Place: ROTTERDAM
Date: SEPT. 27, 1753
IMMIGRANTS INTO PENNSYLVANIA: Volume 1


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