Jonas Diehl 1 2 3 4
- Born: 10 Dec 1822, Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA 3 4 5 6 7
- Christened: South Whitehall Twp.: Jordan Reformed Church, Lehigh, PA
- Marriage (1): Deborah Freeman
- Died: 15 Apr 1900, Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA at age 77 4 6 7
- Buried: Leather Corner Post: Morgenland Church Cemetery, Lehigh, PA 4 6
Noted events in his life were:
1. Census in 1850 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA. 3 The 1850 census recorded several Diehl families as neighors, everyone born in Pennsylvania...
Solomon Diehle, farmer, 68, was living with Ann, 44; Jesse, farmer, 30; Eli, mason, 25; Solomon, mason, 23; Uriah, laborer, 18; Syllasty, 13; and Matilda, 6.
Next door is Jonathan Diehl, farmer, 40; Prisylla, 30; Mazetta, 9; Griff E P, 7; Elmira, 3.
Next door is Jonas Diehl, shoemaker, 28; Deborah, 28; son Bennville, 7; Benjamin, 6; Carolina, 4; Thomas, 2; John Diehl, laborer, 63; Catharina, 56.
2. Census in 1860 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA.
3. Census in 1870 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA. 8
4. Book: Anniversary History of Lehigh County on published, 1914. 9
Jonas Diehl was born 12/10/1822. He was brought up on a farm and learned shoe-making which he followed in Upper Macungie and North Whitehall for upwards of 40 years. In 1894 he purchased a farm of 52 acres in Lowhill and cultivated it until his decease. He died 4/15/1900. He was married to Deborah Freeman, a daughter of Michael of North Whitehall, born 11/23/1822, and died 8/30/1894. They had the following children; Bennevile who married Maria Hoffman, Benjamin who enlisted in the Civil War as a volunteer from Lehigh Co. but was shot when only 13 days in the service; Adam who married Mary Shoemaker, Morgan who married Amanda Levan, Meno who married Catherine Fritz, Jeremiah W.; Caroline who married Ephraim Michael and Sallie who married George Knerr.
Jonas married Deborah Freeman, daughter of Michael Freeman and Unknown. (Deborah Freeman was born on 28 Nov 1822 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA 2 7 and died on 30 Aug 1894 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA.)
Roberts, Charles Rhodes, History Of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, Volume II (Allentown, Pa., Lehigh Valley Pub. Co., 1914. 3 volumes, illustrated, maps. Prepared by a committee appointed by the Lehigh County Historical Society; chapters contributed by various writers.).
1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Lowhill Township, Page 381a.
1850 United States Census, Year: 1850; Census Place: Lowhill, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_792; Page: 394B; Image: 786.
Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=57034511.
1860 United States Census, Sheet 159.
Morganland Church Cemetery Listing (http://www.grammesgenealogy.com/morganland_cem.htm).
LeVan, Russell George, Early Immigrants from Germany and Switzerland to Eastern Pennsylvania (Gateway Press Inc, Baltimore, 1990), Page 261.
1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Lowhill Township.
Roberts, Charles Rhodes, History Of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, Volume II (Allentown, Pa., Lehigh Valley Pub. Co., 1914. 3 volumes, illustrated, maps. Prepared by a committee appointed by the Lehigh County Historical Society; chapters contributed by various writers.), http://www.pa-roots.com/~lehigh/lcgw/d/diehl.html.