Adam Diehl
(Bet 1756/1764-)
Peter Siegfried
Solomon Diehl Sr.
Anna Elisabeth Siegfried
Elias Diehl


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1. Sally Ann Troxel
2. Sarah Weber

Elias Diehl 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 12 May 1825, Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA 2 3 5 6
  • Christened: 12 Jun 1825, Orefield: Jordan Lutheran Church, Lehigh, PA 3 5
  • Marriage (1): Sally Ann Troxel on 22 Jun 1851 in , Lehigh, PA
  • Marriage (2): Sarah Weber on 15 Jan 1881 in Fogelsville, Lehigh, PA, USA
  • Died: 13 Nov 1898, Allentown, Lehigh, PA at age 73 3 7
  • Buried: 18 Nov 1898, Orefield: Jordan Lutheran Church, Lehigh, PA 3

   Another name for Elias was Eli Diehl.6 7

   FamilySearch ID: 96D9-7Y9.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1850 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA. 6 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. Residence: 143 N. Seventh St., Allentown, PA on 13 Nov 1898 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 7

3. Obituary: Allentown Democrat: obituaryof Eli Diehl on 16 Nov 1898 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 7 DEATH OF ELI DIEHL - Eli Diehl, an old and highly respected citizen, died in the 74th year of his age at his home, No. 143 North Seventh street, on Sunday forenoon last. He had been ill with bowel troubles since last spring, and which developing into chronic diarrhea resulted in his death. He was born in Lowhill township, and was a son of Solomon Diehl, a well known farmer. During his early years he followed shoemaking and the trade of mason. When he reached his 36th year he moved to a farm in South Whitehall. He remained there for serveral years, after which he moved on the farm of Solomon Griesemer, near the city limits, and two years later on the farm of Reuben Acker, near the fair grounds. He remained there eleven years, and afterwards, some 17 years ago, moved to this city and established a milk route which he conducted up to the time of his sickness. He in his best years was a man of great energy and perseverance, and which brought him good results. He in the various walks of life ever illustrated the true man. In his social relations he was exceedingly pleasant, and his kind disposition to all made him many friends. But above all the moral qualities he made choice of a christian life, and humbly walked in the faith of our Saviour. He did not only life for himself, but was a blessing to others, and in this faith he was sustained in his sickness, he bearing his affliction with christian resignation, and, committing his family to his Saviour's care, he calmly waited his Master's call. Deceased was married twice. His first wife, nee Sallie N. Troxell, of Iron Bridge, South Whitehall twp. Died 23 years ago. His second wife, nee Sarah Weaber, of Locust Valley, preceded him to the grave eight years ago. There are no surviving children from the latter union. The children by his first wife are Mrs. Henry Osman and Jonathan S. Diehl, of Allentown; Elias F. P. Diehl, of Griesemersville; Sarah J., Alice C., Franklin A. and Mrs. Charles M. Amey, living at home; also thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Jesse Diehl, of Schnecksville, is a step brother. The last named is nearly 80 years of age. Deceased was a member of Macungie Lodge, I. O. O. F. of Fogelsville, and of Salem's Reformed Church, of this city. He also held offices as deacon in the Jordan and Cedarville Churches at different times.

Elias married Sally Ann Troxel, daughter of Johannes Troxel and Magdalena Kelchner, on 22 Jun 1851 in , Lehigh, PA. (Sally Ann Troxel was born on 10 Oct 1834 in South Whitehall Twp., Lehigh County, PA,4 8 died on 15 Jan 1876 in , Lehigh, PA 8 and was buried in Orefield: Jordan Lutheran Church, Lehigh, PA 8.)

Elias next married Sarah Weber on 15 Jan 1881 in Fogelsville, Lehigh, PA, USA. (Sarah Weber was born on 22 Jan 1833 in , , PA and died on 13 Aug 1889 in , Lehigh, PA.)


1 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.).

2 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, South Whitehall Township, Page 513A.

3 Find A Grave,

4 Bible of Elias Diehl,

5, Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950, Elias Diehl, 12 Jun 1825; Christening.

6 1850 United States Census, Year: 1850; Census Place: Lowhill, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_792; Page: 394B; Image: 786.

7 Allentown Democrat (Allentown, PA), 16 Nov 1898, page 2. Obituary of Eli Diehl.

8 Find A Grave,

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