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Dr Phillip Long Dieffenbacher
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Birth: Feb. 6, 1830
Northumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 29, 1905
Mason County
Illinois, USA

Lot 11, Block 1
Dr. Phillip Long Dieffenbacher b:02-06-1832 d:01-29-1905 age 74y11m2d (owner)
Mrs. Martha Mitchell Dieffenbacher b: 10-30-1844 d:03-15-1916 age 74y4m16d
Phillip Daniel Dieffenbacher b: 09-02-1882 d:06-23-1934 age 52y9m21d
Silvia Mae Dieffenbacher d:11-29-1951 age 68y
Martha Mitchell Dieffenbacher b: 02-02-1876 d:7-3-1958 age 82y
Edith Long Dieffenbacher b: 11-18-1877 d:01-13-1982 age 104 burial 1-16-1982
Lot 12, Block 1
Catherine Dieffenbacher d:11-4-1860 age 52y2m4d
Alice Dieffenbacher 5-20-1860 age 8y10m11d
Daniel Dieffenbacher d:3-11-1892 age 88y7m4d (owner)
Thomas Channing Dieffenbacher d:7-5-1973 age 44y

SURGEON PHILIP L. DIEFFENBACHER was born in Columbia county, Pennsylvania, February 6, 1830. His father, Daniel Dieffenbacher, descended from German ancestors, who settled in eastern Pennsylvania. His mother was Catherine (Long) Dieffenbacher, whose parental ancestors were German, and settled in Virginia. Her maternal ancestors, named Springer, came from Stockholm, Sweden, and settled in Wilmington, Del., at an early date.
He removed with his parents to Illinois in 1837 and settled on a farm in Tazewell (now Mason) county, and while helping his father improve and cultivate the farm, the subject of this sketch availed himself of every opportunity to gain an education. In the fall of 1849 he returned to Pennsylvania and entered the academy at Newville, in Columbia county, where he pursued his studies until the summer of 1851, when he returned to Illinois. He taught the first school ever held in the Dieffenbacher school house, six miles east of Havana, during the winter of 1851-2. Returning to Pennsylvania in the autumn of 1852, he entered the office of his maternal uncle, Dr. Philip H. Long, at Mechanicsburg, where he read medicine until September, 1853, when he entered Jefferson Medical College at Philadelphia, Pa., and graduated in the degree of doctor in medicine in March, 1855. After taking a course of one year in Blockley hospital, West Philadelphia, Pa., he opened his first office for practice in Mount Joy, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. In the spring of 1856 he returned to Illinois and located in Havana, where he has since resided and practiced his profession, except three years' service in the army.
In July, 1862, he was appointed assistant post surgeon to the military camp at Peoria, Ill., and at the organization of the Eighty-fifth he was commissioned first assistant surgeon of the regiment. He was promoted to be surgeon with the rank of major at Nashville, Tenn., June 14, 1863, and served in that capacity to the close of the war, and was mustered out with the regiment. Returning to Havana at the close of his service, he resumed the practice of his profession, and soon after his return was appointed United States examining surgeon of pensions, holding the office until 1893, when he resigned.
He is a member of the following societies: The American Medical Association, the International Association of Railway Surgeons, the Illinois State Medical Society, the Illinois State Historical Society, the Army and Navy Surgeons' Association (a charter member), the Brainard District Medical Association (one of the organizers and president in 1880-1), the Dan McCook Brigade Association, the Regimental Association (one of the organizers and president until 1889), and was president of the board of education for nine years.
On May 17, 1874, he married Miss Martha M. Mitchell, whose parental and maternal ancestors served in the War of the Revolution. Their living children are: Martha M., Edith L. and Philip D. Three others died in infancy, namely, Robert, Morton and Mable.

Family links: 
  Daniel Dieffenbacher (1803 - 1892)
  Catherine Long Dieffenbacher (1808 - 1860)
  Martha M Mitchell Dieffenbacher (1832 - 1916)*
  Francis A Parmelee Dieffenbacher (1834 - 1914)*
  Martha Mitchell Dieffenbacher (____ - 1958)*
  Edith Long Dieffenbacher (____ - 1982)*
  Phillip Daniel Dieffenbacher (1881 - 1934)*
  Christiana Dieffenbacher Covington (1827 - 1906)*
  Phillip Long Dieffenbacher (1830 - 1905)
  Joseph M. Dieffenbacher (1836 - 1919)*
  Mary E Diffenbacher Hole (1837 - 1914)*
  Susan R Diffenbacher Hole (1841 - 1877)*
  Sarah C Dieffenbacher Smith (1844 - 1926)*
  Alice Dieffenbacher (1851 - 1860)*
*Calculated relationship
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Mason County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Lot 11 & 12, Block 1
Maintained by: Susan Sloan
Originally Created by: James Seidelman
Record added: Sep 05, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7838003
Dr Phillip Long Dieffenbacher
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Dr Phillip Long Dieffenbacher
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Dr Phillip Long Dieffenbacher
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- bjw36
 Added: Dec. 11, 2012
virtual cemetery 85th ILL Infantry on my home page
- Debra
 Added: Jun. 4, 2011
Rest In Peace, Phillip...
- James Seidelman
 Added: May. 20, 2009

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