Adam Diehl
(Between 1756/1764-)
Marie
Peter Siegfried
(1756/1774-)
Susanna
Solomon Diehl Sr.
(1782-1865)
Anna Elisabeth Siegfried
(1807-1857)
Solomon Diehl Jr.
(1827-1891)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Sarah Ann George

Solomon Diehl Jr. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

  • Born: 4 Jul 1827, Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA 5 14 17 18 19 20 21
  • Marriage (1): Sarah Ann George on 19 Feb 1850 in , Lehigh, PA
  • Died: 27 Aug 1891, Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA at age 64 5 14 17 21
  • Buried: 31 Aug 1891, Leather Corner Post: Morgenland Church Cemetery, Lehigh, PA 5 14 17 21

  Burial Notes:

Tombstone:
Solomon Diehl
son of
Solomon & Anna
Diehl
Died Aug 27 1891 Aged
64 Years, 1 Mo. and
23 Days

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He appeared on the census in 1840 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA. 22 Name:Solomon Diehl
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9:1
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14:1
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29:1
Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59:1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5:1
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39:1
Persons Employed in Agriculture:2
Free White Persons - Under 20:3
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:2
Total Free White Persons:6

2. He appeared on the census in 1850 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA. 23 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.

3. He appeared on the census in 1860 in Upper Macungie Twp., Lehigh, PA. 24 The 1860 census recorded Solomon Diehl, stone mason, 33, living with wife Sarah, 33; Milton, 9; William, 8; Isabella, 5; Thomson, 4; Isadore, 2; and Emma, 2 months. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office was Fogelsville. His real estate was valued at $700 and personal possessions $400.

4. He appeared on the census in 1870 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA. 25 The 1870 Census recorded Solomon Diehl, age 44, occupation stone mason, living with his wife, Sarah Ann, 44, and Emma, 9; Alexander, 7; Lovina, 5; Clinton, 3; Henry, 1: and Daniel, 1. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. Solomon's real estate was valued at $1,200 and personal estate $300. The post office was Slatington.

5. He appeared on the census in 1880 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA. 26 The 1880 census recorded Solomon Diehl, stone mason, 52, living with wife Sarah, 53; Daniel, 11; and Charles, 9. Next door is Henry Diehl, 11, working as a servant in the home of farmer George Klotz, 31, and his wife Mary, 32. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

6. Newspaper: Allentown Democrat: Surprise And Family Re-Union In Lowhill, 19 Aug 1891, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 14 SURPRISE AND FAMILY RE-UNION IN LOWHILL - The kindly remembrances of friends and relatives, manifested by sudden gatherings , the surprises of an unexpected visit and gifts of friendship, are always gratifying and much appreciated by those visited, and a matter of pleasant recollection to all concerned. More especially is this the case where the recipient Is an honored parent, and the donors in an unexpected guest children and grandchildren along with relatives friends and neighbors, assembled to honor, bringing with them the good things of life, and each a present of their love and veneration. Such was the character albeit birthday surprise and family reunion that occurred at the residence of Mr. Solomon Diehl and wife, residing about half a mile from the Leather Corner Post, in Lowhill township, on Sunday, 9th inst. Mr. Diehl is an invalid, having for years been a sufferer from chronic bronchitis, and being thus prevented from leaving his home for once in a while paying a visit to his children, and not having seen them at home in a body since early childhood, the latter decided upon a re-union of all the living children, and which was happily carried out as above stated in the form of a surprise party. The place of rendezvous, the Leather Corner Post hotel, was happily chosen, it having long been owned and kept by Jacob George, dec'd., the grandfather of the children on the mother's side. The company that thus convened numbered 34, and they marched in a body from the place stated to the parental home, and as they entered the house and engaged in hand shakings with the loved aged parents the surprise was great indeed, the old gent in attestation of his feelings remarking "This is the happiest day of my life." The surprise was a genuine one, and his heart filled to overflowing, and out of the abundance nothing could escape his lips but words of joy at the presence of his living descendants and relatives. The company made the old homestead ring with their harmonies. They had brought with them sundry baskets of eatables of all kinds, and at about noon the tables were loaded with the good things. The spread was one that would have pleased and delighted the appetite of the ancient Epicurus. It tickled the appetites of all present, and they were not slow in making the fact apparent. As the party sat around the board they were reminded of the time when in their youth they held places at one and the same table, and enjoyed each other's' companionship. After the wants of the inner man had been satisfied, and all were in good humor, Mr. Diehl was presented with a purse of $47.50, the gift of the children, not that the couple are in needy circumstances, but as a token of filial affection. The old gentleman was visibly affect by the testimonial, and his grateful surprise as manifested in look and word was of such a nature as must have brought forcibly to mind to those present the truism of the Biblical injunction, "It is better to give than to receive." Later in the day Warmkessel, photographic artist in this city, called at the house and took a group negative from which children and parents will each have a picture of the old home with all the members of the family. There are few known instances in our short lives where so many members of the same family are spared to join each other in the pleasures of a festal occasion like the one forming the subject of this notice, and we note it with pleasure. The remainder of the day was spent in rekindling the fires and basking in the warmth of kindred love and family ties - in family reminiscences, mirth and jollity. Take it all in all the occasion was a most interesting one, and to the aged parents it was one of the happiest events of their lives. The knowledge of the fact that their children had all grown up as respected, upright and useful men and women, and that all are well situated, is highly pleasing to them, the more so since it shows conclusively that the influence under which they were brought up was good and correct. What better commentary can we have on the economy of a household than the respectability and fidelity of its offspring. The reunion was so pleasant in its memories and associations that it may be considered to mark an epoch in the history of the family. Around the gathering memories of home and childhood were recalled, hopes of the future thought of and expressed, and finally the God of fathers, and the father's fathers, and God, whose hand has guided the generations of the past, was invoked to continue His blessings to the children, and their children's children, and that the final re-union, which hath only beginning and no end, may witness a complete gathering of the family in the home of the blessed, there to enjoy each other's companionship forever. May the remaining years of the aged parents in their journey in life rest lightly upon them until the descending sun gilds the close with a golden lustre, and may the children live long yet to venerate the tree that bore them, and enjoy the blessing of the righteous in further temporal re-unions, and hereafter enter into their reward over yonder at the final great reunion, where separation takes place no more. The children present consisted of the following: Milton J., of Alburtis; Wm. B., Isadore S., Clinton G. and Daniel A., of Allentown; Isabella S., wife of Squire E. H. Knerr, of Lowhill; Thompson R., of Locust Valley; Alexander, of Lynnville; Lovinia, widow of the late James R. Hunsberger, of Alburtis; Henry A., of Montoursville, Lycoming Co., and Charles F., of Centre Valley, together with the husbands and wives of such as are married, and their children, to wit., Daisy S. Knerr, Carrie S. A. Knerr, Blainie J. Knerr, Katie I. Knerr, Emma L. Knerr, Lizzie E. Knerr, Philip S. H. Knerr, Annie L. Peter, a daughter of the deceased Emma, Albert B. C. Diehl, Flossie Diehl, Gertie Diehl, Elva Diehl, Clinton Diehl, Daisy Diehl, Minnie Diehl and Willie Diehl. There were 13 children born to the parents, two of whom are dead, to wit., Emma, the wife of Richard L. Peter, and George A., the youngest, who died in infancy. Besides the immediate family there were present Miss Emma Shoemaker, Miss Moyer, Mr. and Mrs. Warmkessel, of Allentown, and others.

7. Obituary: Morning Call: DIED. DIEHL. -- In Lowhill township, August 27th, Solomon Diehl, aged 64 years, 1 month and 23 days. Services and interment at Morgenland Church on Monday. On 29 Aug 1891 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 17

8. Obituary: Allentown Democrat: obituary of Solomon Diehl on 2 Sep 1891 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 27 DEATH OF A WELL KNOWN CITIZEN OF LOWHILL. - Solomon Diehl, a well known citizen of Lowhill tsp., residing near the Leather Corner Post, died quite unexpectedly on Thursday last, aged 64 years, 1 month and 23 days. He had been a sufferer from bronchitis or throat consumption for nearly 7 years, but latterly was in an improved condition, and hence his passing away came as a surprise to his family and the community in which he had so long lived. He was a stone mason by trade, and followed that calling until his sickness compelled him to give up hard work. He was a man universally respected for his many good qualities. All who knew him, and his acquaintance in his section of the county was large, honored him for his many good qualities of head and heart. In the several spheres of husband, father and citizen he occupied a position worthy of emulation. He is survived by his wife, who is a daughter of Jacob George, dec'd., the long-time tavern keeper at the Leather Corner Post, and a sister of our townsman, Mr. Jonas George, and the following named children, to wit: William, Isadore, Clinton and Daniel Diehl, of Allentown; Milton Diehl, of Alburtis; Mrs. E. Henry Knerr, of Lowhill; Thompson Diehl, Coopersburg; Alexander Diehl, Lynnville; Mrs. Lovinia Hunsberger, Alburtis; Henry Diehl, Renovo, and Charles Diehl, Centre Valley. The deceased also has three brothers living - Uriah, of Lowhill, and Benjamin and Elias, of Allentown. Only three weeks ago - on Sunday, Aug. 9th, the parents were made the victims of a surprise. All the children gathered together and marches to the old home in a body for having a family reunion, thus to make glad the hearts of "the old folks at home." With children and grandchildren the company was quite a large one. Little did any of them then think that the family circle was so soon to be broken - broken never again to be restored on this earth, and that the happy reunions of brothers, sisters and grandchildren could no more be enjoyed with father in their midst. But even so it came to pass The Almighty, who doeth all things well, chose the aged father as a candidate for heaven, and Thursday ended for him the turmoils of life, its struggles and pains, and already his remains have been consigned to the grave. The wife and children have been called upon to part with their best earthly friend, and it will be many days ere the separation shall cease to give pain to them. The funeral took place on Monday forenoon last at the Morgenland church, in Lowhill, and was largely attended.


Solomon married Sarah Ann George, daughter of Johan Jacob George and Lydia Wotring, on 19 Feb 1850 in , Lehigh, PA. (Sarah Ann George was born on 23 Nov 1826 in , , PA,16 21 28 29 30 died on 3 Apr 1905 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA 16 21 29 30 31 and was buried on 7 Apr 1905 in Leather Corner Post: Morgenland Church Cemetery, Lehigh, PA 16 21 29 30.)


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11 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 18275. Isadore S. Diehl. Father Solomon Diehl. Mother Sarah A. George. Spouse Tevillia Kressley Diehl.

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14 Allentown Democrat (Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania), 19 Aug 1891, page 2. Diehl Family Re-Union.

15 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 7 Jul 1941, page 7. Obituary of Isabella S. Knerr.

16 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 5 Apr 1905, page 3. Obituary of Sarah Ann Diehl.

17 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 29 Aug 1891, page 4. Obituary of Solomon Diehl.

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27 Allentown Democrat (Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania), 2 Sep 1891, page 3. Obituary of Solomon Diehl.

28 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Lowhill Township Visit 128.

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31 Allentown Democrat (Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania), 5 Apr 1905, page 3. Death of Sarah A. Diehl.



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