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  1. Jonas A. Dietz: Birth: 1810 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina. Death: ABT 1864 in Texas

  2. Rachel Dietz: Birth: 1812 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina. Death: AFT 1860

  3. Elisabeth Dietz: Birth: 1814 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina. Death: AFT 1850

  4. Logan Dietz: Birth: 14 APR 1818 in McMinnville, Warren, Tennessee. Death: 14 FEB 1887 in Texas

  5. Daniel Frederick Dietz: Birth: 12 AUG 1820 in McMinnville, Warren, Tennessee. Death: 25 NOV 1888 in Boynton, Catoosa Co., Georgia

  6. Leah Dietz: Birth: BET 1821 AND 1828 in Tennessee.

  7. Hiram Dietz: Birth: 1829 in McMinnville, Warren, Tennessee. Death: JUL 1890 in Georgia

  8. John M. Dietz: Birth: 1832 in Tennessee. Death: AFT 1876


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1. Title:   'Dietz Cookbook & History'
Page:   A-13
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
2. Title:   'Dietz Cookbook & History'
Page:   A-17
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] From the Dietz Cookbook & Family History: 'Christian Friedrich Dietz was born 12 April 1786 in eitherPhiladelphia or Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the second child ofSolomon and Anna Barbara Dietz. He was baptized on 13 May 1787 at TrinityEvangelical Lutheran Church in New Holland in Earl Township, LancasterCounty, Pennsylvania. The family lived in the Southwark section ofPhiladelphia, but it appears that they went back and forth between thereand New Holland. When Frederric was a young boy, probably in the fall of 1791, the familymoved to Hickory, Lincoln County, North Carolina. It was there thatFrederric grew up. Frederric's mother Anna died when he was about 10years old, and his father Solomon remarried a couple weeks afterFrederric's eleventh birthday. Frederric learned the skills of hisfather, and like his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather beforehim, Frederric became a tailor. On 12 August 1809, in Lincoln County, North -Carolina, Frederric marriedCatharina Bost. Born in the Hickory area around 1788, Catharina was thedaughter of John Bost Sr. and Catreena Shuford Bost. Catharina's fatherJohn Bost Sr. had been a Revolutionary Soldier, and tier maternal grand-father John Shuford Sr. had been a Revolutionary Patriot. Both the Bostand the Shuford families were German, and they were Lutheran. Fredderic is enumerated on the 1810 U.S, Census of Lincoln County,North Carolina, living next-door to his father Solomon. In 1817 Frederric sold his property in Lincoln County and he andCatharina moved their family to McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.There, in January 1819, Frederric purchased Lot No. 21 in the town ofMcMinnville, where he located his tailor shop, and one acre 'andbargained premises' adjoining the town of McMinnville. Several landtransactions are found in Warren County Deed Books in the 1820's and1830's, recording Frederric's buying and selling of property. There was no Lutheran Church in McMinnville, adn the Dietzes joinedMcMinnville Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The records of this churchwere destroyed years ago in a fire, but in the 2 May 1841 Minutes ofSessions of Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church, the followingappears: 'Frederick Ditz elder of the McMinnville Church being presentwas invited to take a seat as a member.' In August 1844 Frederric executed a Deed of Trust, naming his sonLogan Dietz as Security, and he migrated to Walker County, Georgia, alongwith his wife Catharina and five of their children: Rachel, Elizabeth,Daniel, Hiram, and John. In Walker County he purchased 160 acres of land,comprising Lot # 39, 4th Section, 7th District, situated west of the cityof Lafayette at the foot of Pigeon Mountain. On the 1850 U.S. Census of Walker County, Georgia, the family isenumerated as follows: Age Sex Occupation Worth Born 2-2 Frederic Dietz 64 M Tailor $2000 Penn. Cathrin 62 F N.C, Rachel 38 F Tenn. Elizabeth 36 F ' Hiram 21 M ' John 18 M ' 3-3 Daniel Dietz 30 M Farmer Tenn. Theney A. 19 F Geo. That same year, in a deed dated 14 June 1850 (recorded on 19 August1853 in Warren County, TN, by Daniel and Hiram Dietz), Frederric sold tohis son Logan Dietz for the sum of $300 'all that tract or parcel of landwherein I formerly lived and on which the said Logan Deitz now lives...containing three and one fourth acres more or less....' in and adjoiningthe town of McMinnville.' Sometime after this, Frederric and Catharina left Walker County.With them went their daughter 'Bitsie' and their son John. Where theywent is not yet known, for no further records have been found for any ofthem. On 4 March 1876 the Dietz property in Walker County was sold, thedeed being signed by Hiram Dietz and witnessed by Daniel Dietz. On 21February 1879 the deed was signed by John M. Dietz. I believe that when John M. Dietz is found in 1860 and afterward, wewill also discover where Frederric and Catharina went when they leftWalker County, Georgia, in the 1850's. Then we will know where they livedtheir final years and where they died and are buried.
The Children of Frederric & Catharina Dietz (1) Jonas Dietz. 1810, born Lincoln County, North Carolina. 1836-37,fought under Capt. George Washington Jewel in the military service of theRepublic of Texas. 1839/40, married; name of wife unknown. 1840,enumerated on U.S. Census in Warren County, Tennessee, living near hisparents. Four children: (a) Richard Logan Dietz. Born 1841. Married Mary C. Gray; had twochildren, Mary Lucinda Dietz and James Monroe Dietz. Fought for South inCivil War; returned home to Paris, Texas, to find Mary dead and childrengone. (Neighbors had taken them to Gray grandparents; Mary and James grewup in Missouri, thinking father had died in Civil War.) Richard Loganthen married Nancy Adeline Raulston; they had seven children: Fannie Lenora Dietz, John Arthur Dietz, ThomasHarrison Dietz, Jephtha Wood Dietz, Lola Daisy Dietz, Rebeca Alice Dietz,and Eddie Cumi Dietz. Richard Logan lived out the rest of his life in RedRiver County, Texas, and died there in 1906. (b) Maggie Dietz. (c) Hanna Dietz. (d) Rebecca N. Dietz. By 1850, Jonas had left McMinnville; settled in Texas. 1864, diedand was buried in Paris, Lamar County, Texas. Descendants today inMissouri and in Texas. [lnformation received from Ernest Lad Heisten 111,a descendant of Jonas through his son Richard Logan's son James MonroeDietz.] Communication between Jonas' family and the Dietzes in north Georgia wasmaintained for some years. Mavbelle McAbee Bates has in her possession aletter written to her grandfather (Chrystal Frederick Dietz) by Jonas'daughter Rebecca dated 8 May 1881, Palestine, Texas. Becca invites Fredto come out and visit all his 'kinfolk' in Texas. It appears from theletter that she may have been to Georgia at some time to visit. She wasalso in contact with Amos Stone Dietz, son of Logan and Ahinoam, who hadsettled in Texas by this time.
(2) Rachel Dietz. 1812, born Lincoln County, North Carolina. 1844, movedwith her parents from McMinnville, Tennessee, to Walker County, Georgia.1850, U.S. Census of Walker County, Georgia, lists Rachel in thehousehold of Frederric and Catharina. 1860, U.S. Census of Walker County,Georgia, enumerates Rachel living alone, with a boarder-farmer Wm. Owen,next-door to her brother Hiram and his family. No further information.
(4) Logan Dietz. 1818, born in Warren County, Tennessee. Tailor byprofession (5th generation). C. 1843, married Ahinoas McGregor, daughterof Willis and Susan McGregor, in McMinnville, Tennessee. Eight children: [a] Thomas J. Dietz. Born 1844. Fought for Confederacy in Co. 'A' 35thInfantry, Tennessee Mountain Rifle Regiment. Died 1865 while a prisonerat Camp Douglas, Illinois. (b) Mary 1. Dietz. Born 1845. Schoolteacher. Married Jason F. Allen; thenBrother Ben Fuller. Died 1923 in Texas. (c) Silas R. Dietz. Born 1847. Died between 1850-59, in McMinnville,Tennessee. (d) Josephine ('Josie') Dietz. Born 1850. Married Julian A. Griffin. Died1927 in Texas. (e) Virginia L. ('Jennie') Dietz. Born 1852. Married Henry S. Parks. Died1896 in Texas. (f) Ira L. Dietz. Born 1855. Married Sallie F. Gross; then Tennie L.Randolph. Had at least 8 children. Died 1916 in Texas. (g) Amos Stone Dietz. Born 1857. Built and owned a cotton gin in Bogata,Red River County, Texas. Married Delilah Virginia Lee Moore. Had 12children. Died 1910 in Texas. (h) Susan C. ('Susie') Dietz. Born 1861. Died 1882 in Texas at age 21.Born in McMinnville in 1818, Logan Dietz lived there all his life untilin 1878 at age 60 he migrated to Texas with his wife Ahinoam and severalof their children. They settled first at Duck Creek and then in 1883moved to Red River County. Logan died in Bogata, Texas, in 1887. Ahinoamwent to live with her daughter Josie after Logan's death, and she died in1895 at Poetry, Texas. Many descendants today in Texas and in Oklahoma.[Information received from John Logan Dietz, a descendant of Loganthrough his son Amos Stone Dietz.] Close contact was maintained through the years between Logan'sfamily and Daniel's and Hiram's f'amilies. Margaret Dietz Durham hasseveral old letters from Amos S. Dietz and Ira Dietz in McMinnville totheir cousins in north Georgia: Fred, Sid, Jack, and Josle.
(5) Daniel Frederick Dietz. [following section. ]
(6) Leah Dietz. No information beyond her name recorded in Family BibleRecords of Amos Stone Dietz.
(7) Hiram Dietz. [ following section ]
(8) John M. Dietz. 1832, born in Warren County, Tennessee. 1850, U.S.Census of Walker County, Georgia, lists John in the household ofFrederric and Catharina. 1879, signed 1876 deed of sale of Dietz propertyin Walker County, Georgia. No further information.
Sources: Records of Pastoral Acts at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, NewHolland, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 1730 - 1799. Trans. & Ed. byGlen P. Schwalm and Frederick S. Weiser. Breinigsville, PA: ThePennsylvania German Society, 1977. Baptismal Records, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Holland,Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Marriage Bonds of Tryon and Lincoln Counties, N Abstracted and Indexed byCurtis Bynum. 1929. DAR Patriot Index. Entries for John Bost Br. and John Shuford Sr. (Also,Sharon P. Schier, DAR #704670) Family Bible Records of Amos Stone Dietz; other family records andinformation. Received from John Logan Dietz, a descendant of Logan andAhinoam McGregor Dietz through their son Amos Stone Dietz. Manythanks to John Logan Dietz, originally from Texas but now living inAthens, Georgia. U.S. Census Records. Lincoln County, North Carolina, Deed Books. Copies of deeds received from Bonnie Dietz Baker, a descendant of ourFrederrie's Uncle Frederick Dietz through his son David. Warren County, Tennessee, Land GrantB and Deed Books C, D, F, and G. Minutes of Sessions, Liberty Cumberland Pres- byterian Church,McMinnville, Tennessee. Walker County, Georgia, Deed Book 1. Information received from Ernest Lad Heisten III, a descendant of JonasDietz through his son Richard Logan Dietz. Many thanks to Lad, aPresbyterian minister, originally from Missouri but now living inWisconsin.
* * * * * Grandpa (Chrvstal Frederick Dietz) told my brother Dietz McAbee that thereason why the Dietzes left Middle Tennessee and came on down to Georgiawas because of a certain amount of animosity in Middle Tennessee againstGerman people.
Maybelle McAbee Bates
The old Dietz Homeplace near Lafayette, Georgia, was nestled against thefoot of Pigeon Mountain, not far from Bluebird Spring. The house was madeof extremely wide hewn logs. It was still standing in the late 1920's,when Chrystal Frederick Dietz, Sidney B. Dietz, and Daniel S. Dietz madea pilgrimage back. Daniel's sons Amos and Robert went too, and Amos' sonRoy Dietz drove them all down there. The former Dietz property in Walker County is now part of the PigeonMountain Wildlife Management Area, owned by the State of Georgia. It canbe reached by taking W. Main St. (Highway 193) west out of Lafayette and going approximately 3.5 miles. A road turnsdown off the highway to the left, and a large brown wooden marker isvisible after you turn off the main highway.
The older-generation Dietzes could still speak German, and wheneverGerman-speaking visitors came, thev would sit around the fireplacetalking in German. But Old Grandpa Dietz* wouldn't allow the children tolisten or to learn German. He would say, 'You're American. You must learnEnglish, not German.' --Lula Dietz Pierce (astold to Sharon Pierce Schierl
*As a child, I always asked my mother, 'Which Old Grandpa Dietz, Mama?Your grandpa?' And she would reply, 'go, not mine. Further back thanthat.' And if I persisted, 'His daddy, Mama?' she would reply, 'I don'tknow. Further back, I think.' '


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