Adam Diehl
(Between 1756/1764-)
Solomon Diehl Sr.
Susanna Zimmerman
(Abt 1785-)
Benjamin Diehl


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1. Catharine Heilman

2. Judith Diehl

Benjamin Diehl 1 2

  • Born: 23 Nov 1808, Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA 3 4
  • Marriage (1): Catharine Heilman 1
  • Marriage (2): Judith Diehl
  • Died: 4 Aug 1894, , Lehigh, PA at age 85 2 3
  • Buried: Leather Corner Post: Morgenland Church Cemetery, Lehigh, PA 2 3

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He appeared on the census in 1850 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA. 4 The census listed Benjamin Diehl, age 62, farmer. He is living with his second wife, Judith, age 50.

The post office listed is Slatington. The census was recorded on August 4, 1870.

2. Book: Anniversary History of Lehigh County, Vol. II, 1914. 1
Benjamin Diehl, son of Solomon Diehl, lived in Lowhill Township, where he had a farm which he conducted. He was for many years a "Post Rider," Once every week he made the circuit from Allentown, covering 7 townships. It required two and half days to make the circuit. The postage at this time was five cents. The "Post Rider" was very popular man and known by everyone on the route. He is buried at Morgenland Church, where he was a member of the Reformed Congregation. He was married to Catharine Heilman, with whom he had the following children: Alvin, Thomas, Reuben, Benjamin, Catharine, (Mrs. Levi Smith), Phaon F. and Tilghman. Mr. Diehl was married the second time to Judith, a daughter of John Diehl. The children of the second marriage were the following: Lewis, Angeline, Chester, Maria, Willoughby, Josiah, Richard, Amanda and Granville.

Benjamin married Catharine Heilman.1 (Catharine Heilman was born on 1 Feb 1808 in , , PA and was christened on 14 Mar 1808 in Orefield: Jordan Lutheran Church, Lehigh, PA.)

Benjamin next married Judith Diehl, daughter of Johannes Diehl and Elizabeth. (Judith Diehl was born on 13 Dec 1819 in , Lehigh, PA,3 4 died on 17 Aug 1894 3 and was buried in Leather Corner Post: Morgenland Church Cemetery, Lehigh, PA 3.)


1 Roberts, Charles Rhodes, History Of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, Volume II (Allentown, Pa., Lehigh Valley Pub. Co., 1914. 3 volumes, illustrated, maps. Prepared by a committee appointed by the Lehigh County Historical Society; chapters contributed by various writers.).

2 Find A Grave,

3 Morganland Church Cemetery Listing (

4 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Lowhill Township, Page 379A.

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