Charles Adam Diehl

Brief Life History of Charles Adam

When Charles Adam Diehl was born in 1717, in Homberg, Kusel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, his father, Johan Adam Diehl Teel, was 27 and his mother, Maria Catherina Kreisher, was 21. He married Maria Elizabetha Catharina Ehrhardt on 24 November 1742, in Shrewsbury, York, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 8 April 1800, in Shrewsbury Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Friedensaal Lutheran Church Cemetery, Seven Valleys, York, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Charles Adam Diehl
Maria Elizabetha Catharina Ehrhardt
Marriage: 24 November 1742
Adam Diehl
Daniel Diehl
Eva Christiana Diehl
Charles Diehl Jr
Elizabeth Diehl

Sources (5)

  • Charles Adam Diehl, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Carl Diel in entry for Catharina Elisabetha Diel, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Carel Adam Diehl - death: 18 April 1800; Shrewsbury, York, Pennsylvania, United States

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Historical Boundaries: 1749: York, Pennsylvania Colony, British Colonial America 1776: York, Pennsylvania, United States


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Name Meaning

German: from the personal name Diel, Tiel, from Thilo, a pet form of a personal name beginning with the ancient Germanic element theud ‘people, tribe’, as for example Dietrich . This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine) and the Netherlands. Compare Deal , Deel , and Diel .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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