Johann Nicholas Deem

b. 21 November 1754, d. 29 August 1835

Father*Johannes Adam Diehm b. 8 May 1707, d. 8 Mar 1802
Mother*Anna Christine Laudenclos b. 27 Apr 1724, d. c 1797
Johann Nicholas Deem|b. 21 Nov 1754\nd. 29 Aug 1835|p16.htm|Johannes Adam Diehm|b. 8 May 1707\nd. 8 Mar 1802|p3.htm|Anna Christine Laudenclos|b. 27 Apr 1724\nd. c 1797|p6.htm|Hans Valentine (Velton) Diehm|b. 7 Nov 1678\nd. 2 Jan 1743|p1.htm|Eva Diehm|b. 10 Mar 1678\nd. 25 Feb 1749|p2.htm|Leonhard Laudenclos|b. Sep 1672\nd. 4 Aug 1738|p7.htm|Anna B. Yoinigh|b. 1 Apr 1685\nd. 11 Sep 1735|p8.htm|

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Birth*Johann Nicholas Deem was born on 21 November 1754 at Tulpehocken, Berks County, PA; birth records, Trinity Tulpehocken Reformed Church. 
BaptismHe was baptized on 15 December 1754 at Trinity Tulpehocken Reformed Church, Berks County, PA; records the baptism of John, s/o John Diehmn and Christine. The sponsors were Marcus Breunig and wife Maria Catherine. 
NoteHe Jon Diehm was attending a catachism class, s/o Johan and Anna Christina on 6 February 1771 at Evangelical Reformed Church, Frederick, MD. 
Marriage*He married Mary Magdalena Diehl, daughter of Philip Dils and Mary (?), circa 1778. 
(listed in) WillListed in the will of Johannes Adam Diehm on 30 August 1797 at Fayette County, PA.1
Tax Record*Johann Nicholas Deem was Tax Record on 1 September 1800 at Campbell County, KY.
Military*Served in the military between 1812 and 1813; scout in the Indian War and was a soldier in the War of 1812 John Deem's name appears on a roll of CAPT. William Luce's Company (Probably from Miami Co.) Served from August 23, 1812, until February 22, 1813. 
Census*He and Mary Magdalena Diehl appeared on the census of 1820 at Madison Township, Butler County, OH; John Deem head of house. Free white males between 16 & 18 1, free white males 16 and under 26 1, free white males 45 and upwards 1, free white females 10 and under 16 1, free white females 45 and upwards 1.2
Will*Johann Nicholas Deem left a will on 7 March 1835 at Butler County, OH; names his wife, Mary, as his sole beneficiary. Joseph Deem and John H. Deem are listed as executors, but their relationship to their father is not stated in the will. The will was witnessed by Robert Dine and George Leiber. Interestingly enough, the will is signed "Johan N. Diehm".

The inventory of John Deems estate provide some interesting insight into the life of a poor farmer in early Ohio. At the time of his death, his estate was estimated at $410.50, $300 of which were outstanding debts owed to him by five people, including his sons, Joseph Deem and John H. Deem. After settlement of the estate, the widow of the deceased was due $343.77, which included the unpaid debts. The Inventory of John Deem's Estate The State of Ohio, Butler County

Before me, Isaac McKinney, a Justice of the Peace in and for said County, personally came Joseph Hinkle, Jacob Woolford, & Robert Dine appraisers of the estate of John Deem Deceased late of Madison Township in said County, & were sworn well & truly to appraise all the goods & chattels of said estate which shall be presented to them for appraisement by Joseph Deem and John H. Deem Executors of said estate. Given under my hand this 14th day of November, 1835.
Isaac McKinney J. P.

A true and accurate inventory of the good and chattels of John Deem's estate of the Township of Madison in the County of Butler deceased as presented to the undersigned Joseph Hinkle, Jacob Woolford and Robert Dine appraisers appointed by the court of common pleas of said county by Joseph Deem and John H. Deem Executors of said estate this 14th day of November A . D. 1835

one wagon and harness
one stove and pipe
one clock and case
one bedstead and bedding
one bureau and close shelf
one side saddle
one lot of crockery ware
one cup board and ware
one lot sundries
one lot of pot metal
one pair of shovel and tongs
and one pair of andirons
one bellows, bucket, basket
one coffee mill
one looking glass
one lot of sundries vis.,
auger, stand, and two firkins
one bedstead and cord
nine chairs
one tin bucket and lamp
one lot of books
one lot of barrels, kegs, etc.
one axe and drawing knife
one firkin of soap
one cow
Total amount of approx.$110.50. 
Death*He died on 29 August 1835 at Middletown, Butler County, OH, at age 80. 
Burial*He was buried on 31 August 1835 at Astoria-Poastown & Elk Creek Cemetery, Middletown, Butler County, OH. 


Mary Magdalena Diehl b. 1754, d. 20 March 1845

Last Edited1 Jun 2009


  1. [S77] Will of Johannes Adam Deem Aug 30 1797.
  2. [S82] 1820 Census Butler County OH Madison Township.