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Subject: Re: [DIEFFENBACH] Conrad
Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2006 02:03:10 -0400
To answer your question if I am a descendent of, "Johann Conrad Dieffenbach "? My reply is, " I believe that I am." I have been working from two previously researched Dieffenbach family lineage. One was completed by my Uncle the other by a cousin. Both merge at William Dieffenbach, who moved to MO and the name changed to Deffebach. My cousin's research dates to a "Casper DIEFFENBACH, b. 1660, d. 17--. Casper was to have arrived in London 1710 with one son following. His son, Johann Adam DIEFENBACH m. in 1734 to a "Sybil KOEBEL". Which was an incorrect spelling. Then to Micheal, John Peter, William, Marian Francis (M.F.) Mel DEFFEBACH, my GGGrandfather.
I have been researching the line and attempting to substantiate and correct errors in previous research. I am assuming "Casper" to be Conrad, since other information seems to fit and I have not located a Casper. :-)
I have a copy of DIEFFENBACH lineage from Dean Newhouse which begins with, MICHAEL1 DIEFENBACH was born Abt. 1560, and died Abt. 1613 and follows the line for many generations, excluding mine. :-)
If you have any information that might assist, I would love to see it and if I can provide any from my GGGrandfather' s line I would be more than happy to send you information. As for names, I have cataloged 22 variations of DIEFFENBACH, which I am certain is not all inclusive, any additional would be appreciated. Below are the names I have located.
I have located a number of "DIEFFENBACH's" Rev. War records at http://www.digitalarchives.state.pa.us after receiving my reply from the DAR would gladly share my findings if interested.
I joined this list a few weeks ago and this is the first submission to come through my mail. Is this an active list or very limited. At the same time, I joined PABERKS list which is very active. I know ROOTSWEB has been migrating to a new system and thought that may be my problem. It seems to be slowely working for us using AOL, but there is always problems with AOL's filters when ROOTSWEB migrates to a new server.
Best regards, Denis
In a message dated 8/31/2006 9:58:32 PM Eastern Daylight Time, "Jan Culbertson" <> writes:
>Attached is a website for Abstract Cards for the Revolutionary War. You must remember that back then people were not so meticulous or careful with their spelling, and it was very difficult for them to translate a German name into English. You will often find Dieffenbach spelled as Diefenbach; Diffeybaugh; Diffebough; etc. Are you a descendant of Johann Conrad Dieffenbach that came to America in 1710 from Germany?
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> Subject: [DIEFFENBACH] Conrad
> I have received, from a variety of sources, information leading me to believe 3 or 4DIEFFENBACH males fought our countries Revolutionary War. I sent a request to the DAR for additional information and confirmation of these legends. Below is my reply, doe ANYONE have confirmed information a resource that would confirm that DIEFFENBACH's fought in this war?
> A search of our Patriot Index provided the information found below.
> There is not a Dieffenbach but one Dieffenbacher in the DAR Patriot Index:
> DIEFFENBACHER, Conrad
> Birth: GR 3- -1743
> Service: PA
> Rank: Pvt
> Death: PA 6 Aug 1813
> Patriot Pensioned: No Widow Pensioned: No
> Children Pensioned: No Heirs Pensioned: No
> Spouse: (1) Catherine Betts
> Spouse: (2) Catherine Haas
> Also, my family legend states DIEFFENBACH'S fought in the French and Indian War, one or two being officers. Any information leading to a confirmation regarding this date would be highly appreciated.
> Thank you!
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