Johann Jacob Dietz 2
- Born: 27 May 1722, Gauersheim, Pfalz, Bayern, Germany
- Christened: 29 Mar 1722, Gauersheim, Pfalz, Bayern, Germany 3
- Marriage (1): Caterina Holtzwart on 21 Dec 1748 in Quitapohila Hill Church-Evangelical, Lebanon, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 1
- Died: 1754, Lebanon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 32
The following is purported to be a translation of the first page of the Bible given to Johann
Jacob when he left Germany. Unfortunately the copy was so dim that much of it couldn't be read. The Bible still exists.
The bearer of this Johann Jacob Dietz _________________________________
Let… religiously devoted…
Gauersheim in the year 1722 (?) _____________________________________
27th of the month of May.
His cousin is George Dietz burger and his mother Martha Ap_________
______________were _________Johann Jacob Dietz ________relative _______
Jacob ___________ ..bisheim (?) …his wife. Now the same has
decided to go to a strange land we can be _________________
To be the whole truth …he was given the warning (?) of ______
Old Tobias Chapter 4 Book 5 to take on his way.
Gauershiem 25 April 1741
Baron Wallfronni (?)
The preacher of same
Johann Ludvig Foun. (?)
30,000 Names of Immigrants; by Daniel Rupp (1965) Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co.,
1741 - DIETZ, Johan Jacob
Records of Rev. John Casper Stoever, 1730 '96 1777:
Page 62 '96 Dec. 21, 1748; married Johann Jacob Dietz and Catarina Holtzwart; Lebanon
Egle's Notes & Queries; 1898:
John, son of Jacob Dietz; born 1749; baptized 1749 by Rev. Preacher Steler. Sponsors John Bindnagel and wife.
Anna Magdalene; dau. of Jacob Dietz; born 4 August 1751; baptized 1 Sept 1751 by Rev.
Preacher Steler. Sponsors Martin Kirstaettle and wife.
16 October 1753; Pennsylvania Archives; 3rd Series; Vol. 24; page 396: Jacob Deedts warranted
100 acres of land in Lancaster County…
A True and perfect Inventory of the Improvement, Goods & Chattels belonging to the Estate of Jacob Teets lately deceased in Lebanon TownShip Lancaster County appraised on the 2d day of November Anno Domini 1754.
The Improvement with the Grain in the Ground 80 0 0
Wheat & Rye in the barn 5 0 0
A Mare & Cold 10 0 0
A Cow & three Calves 3 0 0
A Suit of Mens Clouhts 2 12 0
A sadle & Coller 0 15 0
Waggon & plough 2 5 0
All Sorts of Iron Tools & a Grind Stone 3 3 0
A Gun & Cutting Box with the knife & _eel 1 0 0
For Pewter Ware 1 0 0
Iron Pots & pans 1 15 0
A Chain & Bells 1 0 0
_______ Ware 0 7 0
Summa 111 17 0
KNOW all men by these presents, that we, Catharine Teets Wid, Casper Stoever & George Hantz (?) all of the County of Lancaster and Province of Pennsylvania, are held and firmly bound unto William Plumsted Esqr: Register General for the Probate of Wills and granting
Letters of Administration in the Province of Pennsilvania in the Sum of Two hundred
Pounds lawful Money of the said Province…We do bind ourselves jointly and severely,
our Heirs, Executors and Administrators, each and every of them firmly by these Presents.
Sealed with our Seals and Dated this Sixth Day of November in the year of our Lord One
thousand seven Hundred and fifty four…
Lancaster County Miscellaneous Book 1742 '96 1760; page 61:
Orphans Court; 7 Sept. 1756; Jacob Teits; deceased:
Peter Pannecook and Catharine his wife, late Catherine Teits widow, administratrix etc., of
Jacob Teits deceased, produced to this Court the account of their administration of the estate of
the said decedent whereby there appears to be a balance in the hands of the accountants of L-
11"8"0' which account is allowed and approved by the Court and the accountants praying an
order for the distribution of the same. It is considered by the Court and ordered that the same be
paid and distributed as follows.
To said Catharine for her share the sum of L-3"16"3'
To John Teits, eldest son of deceased 3"16"3'
To Magdalena one of the daughters 1"18"1'
To Elizabeth another daughter 1"18"1'
Lancaster County Miscellaneous Book 1742 '96 1760; page 62:
th September 1756:
JACOB TAITS DECEASED. Jacob Casper Stover and Conrad Brown, are appointed
Guardians over the estate of John, Magdalene and Elizabeth Teits, Orphan and minor children of Jacob Teits, deceased, during their minority.
Lancaster County Miscellaneous Book 1760 '96 1763; pages 58-59:
9 September 1761; On reading the Petition of Peter Pannycock & Catharine his Wife late
Catharine Teits Widow & Admrx of the Goods &c of Jacob Teits deced praying the court to
empower them to sell a piece of land or improvement in Lebanon Township for wch there is a proprietary Warrt , but no Suirvey suppos'd to contain abo't 60 or 70 Acres to enable them to bring up and maintain & educate the Children of the Deced and for the better Improvement of their Estate It is considered by the Court & Ordered that the Petrs do expose to Sale the Improvement or piece of Land in the Petn mentioned by Way of Public Vendue on the 22d Day of Sept. instant for the purposes aforesaid according to the Directions of the Acts of Assembly in such Case made & provided that the Sale be made on the premises That Notice thereof be given as by the said Acts are directed & that they make their report of the proceedings to the next court.
Lancaster County Miscellaneous Book 1760-1763; page 77:
1st Tuesday December 1761: On Reading the Petition of Peter Pancook setting forth that by Order of this Court of the first of Sept last the Tract of Land wch an Improvemt
thereon warranted but not surveyed formerly belonging to Jacob Tiets deced in Lebanon Township was sold by public Vendue to Valentine Keller for L 158 fifty pounds in hand & fifteen pounds yearly till the whole be paid & praying that a division be made in favour of the Deced's Widow & and allowance for bringing up three Orphan Children. The Court confirms the Sale & allows the Petr
the Benefit of the place and L 11.8..9 being the Ballance of the accot
of the personal Estate of the Deced for maintaing & bringing up three Children of the Deced John of 12 Years old Magdalena of ten Years old & Elizabeth of eight Years old & allows him five pounds for his trouble & Expence in the Sale of the Land & the Remg
153 after deducting 1/2 The Expences of this Court is divided as follows: To the Widow L 50..16 To the Eldest Son L 50..16 To the second L 25..8 To the third L 25..8 & that they receive their Shares as they become due from the Sale.
Children of Johann Jacob Dietz and Catarina Holtzwart:
2. i. Johannes Dietz2
; b 7 October 1749
ii. Anna Magdalina Dietz; b 4 August 1751; Lebanon, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
iii. Elizabeth Dietz; b 1753; Lebanon, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
"The bearer of this Johann Jacob Dietz belonging to the Evangelical Lutheran religion legitimately born here in Gauersheim in the year 1722 on the 27th of the month of March and baptized on the 29th following. His father is George Dietz citizen and his mother Maria Appolonia. Baptismal sponsors were Hans Jacob Maurer and his wife from Albisheim,
He was given the counsel of the old Tobias Chapter 4 verse 5 to take on his way.
Gauersheim 25 of April 1741" 2
Noted events in his life were:
• Immigration, 25 Apr 1741, Philadelphia, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Johann departed home on 25 Apr 1741 and arrived at age 19 in Philadelphia on the ship "Marlborough" on 23 Sept 1741.
• Assessment Lists, 1750, Lebanon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA. 1
• Assessment Lists, 1755, Lebanon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA. 1
• Assessment Lists, 1758, Lebanon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA. 1
Johann married Caterina Holtzwart on 21 Dec 1748 in Quitapohila Hill Church-Evangelical, Lebanon, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.1 (Caterina Holtzwart was born about 1727 in Germany 1.)