Henry C. Diehl


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Henry C. Diehl 1

  • Born: 5 Feb 1809, near Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Christened: 4 Jun 1809
  • Marriage (1): Hannah Lease on 5 Sep 1830 in Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Died: 16 Jul 1892, Cross Plains, Sangamon, Illinois at age 83

bullet   Another name for Henry was Heinrich Diehl.


bullet  General Notes:

Henry C. Diehl, spent the first eight years of his life in Philadelphia and then lived on his father's farm till he grew to manhood. Note: Baptism record for Henry Diehl at Oley Reformed Church, Berks County, PA indicate that this is not correct). He became a farmer in Berks County. April 1, 1845, Henry left Pennsylvania for Ohio at the time of the Pittsburgh fire and stopped a while at Johnstown on the way. He finally arrived in Pickaway County, Ohio with fifty cents in his pocket. He had a hard time finding employment, but subsequently engaged in farming till April, 1851, when he came to Illinois, arriving in this State April 18, and, locating in Cartwright Township was engaged in agriculture there. In 1858 he bought a farm of forty acres and later bought eighty-nine acres of land on the Sangamon River in Menard County, where he resided till 1864. He then sold his property in that county and bought twenty acres of land in Gardner Township, which he cultivated till he retired from active work in 1883. He now resides with a daughter, Mrs. Hornbuckle, near Petersburg. He was in former times a Whig, but joined the Republican party on its formation and was a loyal Lincoln man. In Ohio he was connected with the United Brethren Church. Since coming to this State he has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. (Source: Portrait Biographical Album of Sangamon County, Illinois, Chapman Bros, Chicago, 1891)

The following translation from German into English was made by the Rev. Ernst Moser, Ph.d., Pastor of St. Paul's Luthern Church, Albuquerque, NM., on april 7th, 1908. This was done for Charles L. Diehl, who needed proof of indentity in order to collect his Civil War pension.:
"The following children were born to Heinrich Diehl and his married wife Hanna, alias Lieswurden:
(1) Johanna, born December 15th, 1830.
(2) Catharina, born 23 of October 1832.
(3) Daniel, born October 15th, 1834.
(4) Harisson, born January 23rd, 1836.
(5) Charles, born March 12th, 1838.
(6) Sinle, born December 11th, 1839.
They were baptized on June 11th, 1840 by the Rev. Charles Schmeckenbecker and thereby received into the Christian Church."

In a General Affidavit dated 9th April, 1908, Charles L. Diehl, age 70, of Albuquerque, NM states: "That our family bible was in German, and was or would now be, about 100 years old. That he wrote to his sister, Mary Hornbuckle, Petersburg, Ill, asking her to send him the old bible, so he could get the evidence of his birth. She answered sending a leaf cut out of the bible and containing the baptismal record of all the children, and written in German. He had same translated by Ernest Moser, a copy of which is sent herewith. His father gave to each of his children an Almanac for the year that each of them were born. He has it in his possession a United States Almanack (sic) for the year 1838 that his father gave him. My sister informs me that the bible was given to a German who lost it."

More About Henry C Diehl:
Fact 1: February 05, 1809, Born near Reading, PA
Fact 2: January 1830, Married Hannah Lease
Fact 3: 1845, Moved to Pickaway Co., Ohio
Fact 4: 1851, Moved to Pleasant Plains, Sangamon Co., IL


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Residence: U.S. Census, 1880, Gardner, Sangamon, Illinois. Age 71


Henry married Hannah Lease, daughter of John Lease and Mary Melot, on 5 Sep 1830 in Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA. (Hannah Lease was born on 27 Aug 1805 in Oley Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA, christened on 20 Oct 1805 in Oley Reformed Church, Berks County, PA, died in Dec 1883 in Illinois, USA and was buried in Petersburg, , Ilinois.)



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