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Rev Christian Diehl, Jr
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Birth: 1825
Franklin County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: 1859
Indiana County
Pennsylvania, USA

Diehl, Christian, Rev.
native of Franklin County, PA;
First Lutheran Minister (not sure if this means he was the first of all Lutherans, or a reverend for the "First Lutheran Church." (?)

Dates: Died 1 Dec 1859; aged 34 y 5 m 5 days;
Died in either Smicksburg, Indiana County--or West Mahoning Township. Buried at "the Lutheran Church" in Smicksburg.

He and other parishioners of the time were most likely (originally) buried in a much older Lutheran churchyard cemetery in Smicksberg, as so many of the older church cemeteries were disinterred and relocated to sections within the current Smicksburg Cemetery.

If there is a marked Lutheran section, he is most likely there. Family members from the time (his in-laws) were the Good family and he may be buried near them; some Goods are entered into the findagrave memorial pages for this cemetery. Possible relationship to them will be researched.


Christian was the son of Christian Diehl Sr (1807-1890); Unsure of mother at this time. He died a few months before his second son was born, and leaving behind not only his pregnant wife but a young son. Cause of Death (US Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1860): Consumption; length of illness: 90 days; Occupation: clergyman/Lutheran.

Wife's name: Anna Maria Good (1836-1918).
(1) Samuel Good Diehl (born 20 Feb 1857 in Smicksburg, PA.
(2) Christian Erastus Diehl (born March 1860 in West Mahoning Twp, Indiana County, PA. Born 3 mos (posthumously).
Both sons are buried at the Filer Cemetery in Filer, Idaho.

His wife, Anna Maria, supposedly lived with her father again after the death, for a short period. Later she and her children relocated to Missouri, her having married a second time to a William Bash Travis. She and Travis had a few more children. She is buried with her second husband at the Tarkio Home Cemetery in Tarkio, Missouri.

Rootsweb Cemetery Info (free pages) for Smicksburg Cemetery in general includes his name, occupation & dates, but also states the history of the cemetery as described:
Has several sections in it (some from original cemeteries moved to the present site due to flood control. Includes cemeteries from these religious origins: Union/Methodist, Episcopal, Lutheran, and Presbyterian. 
Family links: 
  Christian Diehl (1807 - 1890)
  Anna Maria Good Travis (1836 - 1918)
  Samuel Good Diehl (1857 - 1934)*
  Christian Erastus Diehl (1860 - 1932)*
*Calculated relationship
Smicksburg Cemetery
Indiana County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: unknown--Lutheran Section?
Created by: want2buytheworldacoke
Record added: Oct 13, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98804636

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