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  1. Marie Elizabeth Dieffenbach: Birth: 19 Dec 1763 in Tulpehocken, Berks, PA. Death: 21 Mar 1825 in Freeport, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada

  2. Anna Catherine Dieffenbach: Birth: 28 Mar 1766 in Tulpehocken, Berks, PA. Death: 1843

  3. Johann George Defenbaugh: Birth: 16 Dec 1768 in Tulpehocken, Berks, Pennsylvania. Death: 9 May 1849 in Hocking Co., OH

  4. Mary Dieffenbach: Birth: 1770 in , Berks Co., Pa.

  5. Adam Dieffenbach: Birth: ABT 1773 in Paxton, Dauphin, PA. Death: 1849 in Deer Creek, Perry Twp, Madison Co., Ohio

  6. John Dieffenbach: Birth: 31 Dec 1782 in , , Pennsylvania. Death: 1863

  7. Anna Christianna "Jane" Dieffenbach: Birth: 29 Dec 1783 in Pa. Death: 21 Aug 1804 in Laurelville, Hocking Co., OH

  8. DANIEL Kapp Defenbaugh: Birth: 17 Dec 1786 in Paxtang Twp, Dauphin, PA. Death: 3 Mar 1873 in , Hocking Co., Oh


Notes
a. Note:   LDS Ancestral File. Roland F. Maharry, same data.
  Douglas D. Deal, deal2reno@peoplepc.com - born 21 Dec 1745 in Tulpehocken,Berks,PA
  Rootsweb.com WorldConnect Valerie, mdavfa@yahoo.com d 21 Dec 1806 Clear Creek Twp, Fairfield Co.,OH.
  Rootsweb.com WorldConnect Isabel Defenbaugh, isadefenbaugh@hotmail.com Researcher Lloyd Irgang (died 1986) provided us with the following notes: "Our ancestor who served in the Revolutionary War was George Diffenbach, son of Johann Adam Tiffenbach. George was about 36 years old when the war began. With the exception of the year 1777 there are complete records of his military services to May 10, 1782. About 1770 he moved from the Tulpehocken Settlement in Berks county to Paxtang, just outside Harrisburg in Dauphin county. Here he died in 1788. About 1797 Mary, his widow, her four sons and daughter Jane moved to Ohio." | "Early in the fall of 1799 (or 1804 ???) a train of covered wagons made its way from Harrisburg over the mountains of Pennsylvania to Pittsburgh. From that point it is assumed that the journey down the Ohio River was made by flat boats until the Scioto River was reached, and the party then followed up this river to Chillicothe, Ohio, where homes were rented for the winter. Included in this party were Mary, the widow of soldier George Defenbaugh, who died in December 1788, her daughter Jane, and her sons George, Adam, John, and Daniel. In the month of February 1800. the men of the party went out to the vicinity of Laurelville, Ohio, where they cut down trees and built log cabins to which they subsequently removed their families. George and Adam had married in Pennsylvania. " Records of Zion Lutheran Church of Harrisburg prove conclusively that as late as August 22, 1799, the family was still in Pennsylvania. It is quite probable, however, that the journey to Ohio began a few weeks later and that the family spent the winter near Chillicothe, Ohio, before settling near Laurelville in February of 1800. | Will book Case # 34: estate of Magdalena (Mary) Diefenbaugh. Will was written October 13, 1806, filed February, 1807, and recorded in Will book 1, Page 106. She owned land in the southeast quarter of section 17, twp 12, range 19. Executors were Adam and John Diefenbaugh. Children: George, Adam, John, Daniel, Elisabeth, wife of John Shoop, Catherine, wife of John George Moore. The orphans court in Dauphin county, PA, had granted Magdalena money for the care of minors, John and Daniel.
  http://cousinsall.com/uploads/DESCENDANTS_LIST.doc Dieffenbach Cousins Website Eva Maria Magdalena Kapp was born 21 December 1745, in Tulpehocken, Berks Co., Pennsylvania. Her parents were John Andrew Kapp and Regina Siegmund. Eva married Johann George Dieffenbach about 1762, place unknown. Eva and Johann George had eight children: Marie Elizabeth Dieffenbach, b: 19 Dec 1763; Anna Catherine Dieffenbach, b: 28 Mar 1766; Johann George Dieffenbach, b: unk; Mary Dieffenbach, b: 1771; Adam Dieffenbach, b: abt 1773; John Dieffenbach, b: 31 Dec 1782; Anna Christianna “Jane” Dieffenbach, 29 Dec 1783; and Daniel Dieffenbach, b: 17 Dec 1786. Eva Maria Magdelena Kapp died on 21 December 1806, in Laurelville, Hocking Co., Ohio. She is buried in Stumpf Cemetery, Laurelville, Hocking Co., Ohio.
  http://cousinsall.com/uploads/THE_WAY_WE_WERE.doc Magdalena Dieffenbach (Wife of Johann George Dieffenbach) B: 21 DEC 1745 D: 21 DEC 1806 By: Unknown Although Magdalena signed her will with an X, we can hardly think she was illiterate when we encounter that item of “a parcel of Bookes” to the value of $6.75 and the “three pare of Specks” with which to read them. Probably these books were in German: and undoubtedly one of them was the great family Bible, Martin Luther’s translation, the record pages of which would solve some of our genealogical problems if only we had a copy. A tradition in the family that on the journey from Pennsylvania to Ohio this worthy woman rode her own saddle horse by preference all the way seems substantiated by this inventory. There is her saddle horse valued at thirty dollars, her woman’s saddle and bridle, her pair of saddle bags and her riding “Cloake” and her great-coat (which her daughters did not choose to own.)


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