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Marriage: Children:
  1. James Frederick Dietz: Birth: 10 FEB 1879 in Boynton, Catoosa Co., Georgia. Death: 10 DEC 1955 in Lakeview, Catoosa Co., Georgia

  2. Martha Thinia Dietz: Birth: 1882. Death: 09 FEB 1964 in Ringgold, Catoosa Co., Georgia

  3. Fannie Elizabeth Dietz: Birth: 1884. Death: 1912

  4. Ruth Ella Dietz: Birth: 17 SEP 1887. Death: 16 NOV 1910

  5. Susie Bell Dietz: Birth: 22 JAN 1890. Death: 28 NOV 1979

  6. Anne Dietz: Birth: OCT 1892. Death: FEB 1895

  7. Ethel Mae Dietz: Birth: 18 APR 1895. Death: 14 SEP 1984

  8. Emma Sidney Dietz: Birth: 06 JUL 1898. Death: 28 DEC 1970


Sources
1. Title:   Family History Library
Note:   Included in March 31, 2000 entry.
Publication:   'Iowa Marriages, 1851-1900' Orem, Utah Liahona Research, 2000
Author:   Dodd, Jordan
Name:   Unknown
Givenname:   Unknown
RepositoryId:   R472
2. Title:   'Dietz Cookbook & History'
Page:   A-41
Note:   Very good
Publication:   1990 The Print Shop, 110 Herron Street, Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. 30742 (706) 861-5088
Author:   Sharon Pierce Schier & Maybelle McAbee Bates, compilers
Name:   Unknown
Givenname:   Unknown
RepositoryId:   R468
3. Title:   Sharon Pierce Schier Personal Family Record
Name:   Unknown
Givenname:   Unknown
RepositoryId:   R474
4. Title:   'Dietz Cookbook & History'
Page:   A-27
Note:   Very good
Publication:   1990 The Print Shop, 110 Herron Street, Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. 30742 (706) 861-5088
Author:   Sharon Pierce Schier & Maybelle McAbee Bates, compilers
Name:   Unknown
Givenname:   Unknown
RepositoryId:   R468
5. Title:   Dietz Cemetery
Publication:   Transcript mailed to me, 7/29/2000
Author:   Margaret Dietz Durham
Name:   Unknown
Givenname:   Unknown
RepositoryId:   R466
6. Title:   'Dietz Cookbook & History'
Page:   A-42
Note:   Very good
Publication:   1990 The Print Shop, 110 Herron Street, Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. 30742 (706) 861-5088
Author:   Sharon Pierce Schier & Maybelle McAbee Bates, compilers
Name:   Unknown
Givenname:   Unknown
RepositoryId:   R468

Notes
a. Note:   [2156644.FTW] Reminiscences of Sid Dietz related to me by Violet Dietz Davis: Sid was asoft spoken man and he always referred to Martha as 'Belle'. He was alarge man, well over six feet in height. She remembers eating some greenapples once that sickened her, and going to sleep in a back room whereSid came looking for her with a lantern, well after his usual time toretire of nightfall, and speaking to her in a soothing voice that madeher feel better.
From 'Dietz Cookbook and History 1990' compiled by Sharon Pierce Schierand Maybelle McAbee Bates: 'SIDNEY BLUFORD DIETZ and MARTHA ISABELLE RHODES Sidney Bluford Dietz, the fourth child and second son of Daniel FrederickDietz and Matheny Ann Cordell Dietz, was born on 17 March 1857 in theLafayette area of Walker County, Georgia. Sid was probably named forTheney's maternal uncle Sidney Defoor. On 11 April 1878, in Catoosa County, Georgia, Sidney Bluford Dietzmarried Martha Isabelle Rhodes. Belle, as she was known, was born on 15November 1857, probably in Cass County, Georgia. Her parents were WilliamC. Rhodes and Martha Patti Moon Rhodes. When Sid and Belle's first childFred was born in 1879, they were living down on 'Rocky Hill,' and on the1880 U.S. Census of Catoosa County, Georgia, Sid and Belle wereenumerated next to his parents Daniel and Theney Dietz. Sometime in the1880's they bought property across the ridge on Old Mill Road, and theylived there until the early 1890's when Sid traded this property to hisbrother Will in exchange for the Dietz homeplace. The homeplace was nextto Sid's property over on Dietz Road, and the property on Old Mill Roadadjoined the property which was Sallie's from the Akinses. [Dixie RuthDietz Henleyl A farmer by profession, Sid was a tall lean man. He was veryparticular about his clothes, and he favored Stetson hats. Sid isremembered by his grandchildren as an easy-going man who had a won-derful sense of humor, combined with a streak of mischief. He loved agood story and enjoyed telling one as much as hearing one. Yet he wasalso very gentle. Peggy Dietz Biddle remembers sitting on the front porchwith her Grandpa feeding the squirrels. He had them tame enough to comeup and eat out of his hand, and by him telling Peggy to sit still (alwaystalking in a low monotone) they would take food from her hand also. Belle was a short, plump little woman. She seldom laughed out loudbut just shook all over. She always had a little money bag tied aroundher waist where she kept her money whenever she sold eggs or a calf.Violet Dietz Davis says that her grandmother had a big bureau where shekept tea cakes wrapped in a towel in a drawer, so that whenever thegrandchildren came over they could always find tea cakes there. Sid and Belle were both Baptists, and Belle was one of the firstmembers to be received by experience' into Pleasant Hill (later Boynton)Baptist Church in August 1884. On 26 March 1931 Sid formally deeded the graveyard to the Dietz Heirs'for and in consideration of the love of the Dietz heirs and memory offather and mother.' When Sid died on 10 September 1939 at the age of 82, he and Bellehad been married for 61 years. Belle died on 4 June 1942 at the age of85. They are both buried in Dietz Cemetery.
Personal biographical information received from Violet Dietz Davisand Peggy Dietz Biddle. Family genealogical information compiled by Peggy Dietz Biddle. The grandchildren were constantly in and out of Sid and Belle's house,and the door frequently was left open by a careless child. This let in alot of cold air in the winter, and Grandpa Sid would say to them, 'Don'tbother about completely closing it--part of the way will help!' Violet Dietz Davis One of my grandfather Sid's favorite stories: In those days, fruit tree agents would go through the country sellingfruit trees. One came through one time and got to Sid's house firstbefore going on to Tom's. Sid listened to him and told him, 'No, I don'twant anything, but my brother up here on the next hill is planning onplanting an orchard. But now, he's kind of funny. He'll act like hedoesn't want to buy anything, but don't listen to him. Just keep talkingto him and he'll give you a good order.' The agent trudged on up toTom's, expecting to make a big sale. Of course, Tom wasn't really planning on setting out an orchard at all, andby the time the agent finally gave up and left, Tom was really fumingover that pushy agent! Violet Dietz Davis
All the Dietz brothers had a streak of mischief in them, characterized bytheir sense of humor. They also had the reputation for slowness anddeliberation; they never got in a hurry, and they all tended to beprocrastinators. Violet Dietz Davis
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