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History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1887

John Diehl Biography

John H. Diehl, farmer, P. O. Bedminster, is a great-grandson of William Diehl, who came from Gcrmany before the revolution, in which he took part as a teamster. He afterward settled on a farm in Haycock township, where he died.

His son Daniel, grandfather of John H., was born, lived, and died in that township. He was a former and hotel-keeper and built the tavern in Strawntown, in that township. His wife, was Magdalena Amey.

Their son, Samuel, was the father of John H. He was born in Haycock and died in Springfield township. He was a soldier in the War of 1812, afterward joining a volunteer regiment in which he served as a private. He afterward commanded the company and subsequently rose to the rank of colonel. His wife was Mary Heist, who died before her husband. Their children were : Elizabeth, wife of William Hinkel, living in Allentown; Mary, wife of Oliver Dunlap, in Haycock; Susannah, wife of David Mumbauer, of Springfield township; Catherine, wife of Abraham R. Mann, of the same township; Eliza, wife of William Campbell, of Richland township; William B., in Lower Saucon township, Northampton county; Levi P., in Springfield township; and John. H., who was the oldest son, and was born in Haycock on February 6, 1820.

On his marriage he removed to Williams township, in Northampton county, where he lived for seventeen years, coming thence to his present home. Nine years later he bought and removed to the farm in Springfield township, where his father died. Ten years later he returned to hls place in this township, renting his Springfield farm to his son-in-law.

March 24, 1849, he was married to Lavina Sohmell, who was born in Haycock township September 20, 1821. They have three children: David, who is married to Sarah Ann, daughter of Reuben Stover, of Dublin, and who is on Mr. Diehl's farm in this township; Eliza, wife of Samuel Stever, a brother of David's wife; and Samuel, who is studying for the ministry in the Lutheran college at Gettysburg. Mr, and Mrs. Diehl are members of the Springfield Lutheran church. He is one of the substantial representative citizens of the township.

Source: History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania; J.H. Battle; Warner & Co.; 1887.

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