Johannes Adam Diehm

b. 8 May 1707, d. 8 March 1802

Diehm Family Crest

Father*Hans Valentine (Velton) Diehm b. 7 Nov 1678, d. 2 Jan 1743
Mother*Eva Diehm b. 10 Mar 1678, d. 25 Feb 1749
Johannes Adam Diehm|b. 8 May 1707\nd. 8 Mar 1802|p3.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|Johannes H. Diehm|b. 1637\nd. 1 Mar 1714|p3155.htm|Margaretha (?)|b. unknown\nd. unknown|p3156.htm|Nicholas Diehm|b. unknown\nd. b 1690|p3157.htm|Appollonia (?)|b. unknown\nd. unknown|p3158.htm|

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Note*Johannes Adam Diehm
He was a resident of Tulpehocken, Berks County, PA, between 1754 and 1759, and later moved to Frederick County, MD, where he resided in 1771. The first white settlers had entered Frederick County, MD, in 1730. The first Germans came from the Penn Colony in 1740. Records of the Evangelical Reformed Church in Frederick, MD, show that Johann Adam DIEM and Christina DIEM were present at Holy Communion on June 8, 1767. He is also found in Westmoreland County, PA, from 1781 through 1786.
Birth*He was born on 8 May 1707 at Wald-Michelbach, Germany.1 
Occupation*He occupation in 1747 at Shoe Maker, Waldmichelbach, Germany.1 
Marriage*He married Anna Christine Laudenclos, daughter of Leonhard Laudenclos and Anna Barbara Yoinigh, on 4 April 1747 at Wald-Michelbach, Germany.1
Residence*Johannes Adam Diehm lived between 1754 and 1759 at Tulpehocken, Berks County, PA. 
Census*He and Anna Christine Laudenclos appeared on the census of 1790 at Luzerne Township, Fayette County, PA; John Deems Head of Household. Free white males of 16 years & upwards, including heads of families 1. free white females including heads of families 2.2
Will*Johannes Adam Diehm left a will on 30 August 1797 at Fayette County, PA; Will of Johannes Diehm (John Deem);

In the name of God, Amen. I John Deem of Fayette County Common wealth of Pennsylvania German being weak in body and in perfect mind and memory thanks be given to almighty God, calling to mind the mortality of my body knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die. I do make and ordain this may last will and testament, that is to say principally and first I give and recommend my soul into the hand of almighty God that gave it, and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors. Nothing doubting again by the mighty power of God to receive the same (---) and as touching such worldly estate as God has pleased to bless me with in this life. I give, demise, and dispose of the same in manner and form following. After all my charges and lawful debts and contracts are discharged all my real and personal estate to be equally divided amongst my beloved children, namely, Lewis, Mark, John, Adam and Jacob as also Catharina and Margaret. After a discount of those indebted to the estate the balance being counted the residue of their legacy only and those not indebted are to draw equal shares with them indebted considering the debt to be a part of the (---) only those contracts being heretofore made must be fulfilled. Concerning the land that I sold to Mark & George provided they fulfill their contract for both which there is an article specifying the contracts. Furthermore I make, constitute and ordain John Sallady & Ab--- Merritt to be my executors, ratifying and confirming this to be my will and testament and do hereby revoke and discard all and every other will and testament confirming this the (---). In witness whereof I have here with set my hand and seal this Thirtieth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety seven in the presence of... Phillip Wehrley - Sworn same day; Robert Baird - Sworn 8th March 1802; Adam Farker; Johannes Diehm (Then his signature.3
Death*He died on 8 March 1802 at Uniontown, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, at age 94. 
Probate*His estate was probated on 8 March 1802 at Uniontown, Fayette County, PA; Fayette County Court House, Uniontown, PA
Orphans Court
Second Monday of June 1803
John Sallady & Abraham Merritt executers of the goods, chattels, and credits of John Deem late of Luzere Township, deceased produced to the court the account of their Executorship duly passed before the Register whereby there app_____ to be a balance in their hands of one thousand and thrity three dollars and forty cents which account the court approved and confirms and orders that the said balance after deducting, there upon one dollar forty five cents the expense of this court, be and remaining in the hands of the said Executor until such time that they may be lawfully called upon for the same $1.45. E. Dunlap. 


Anna Christine Laudenclos b. 27 April 1724, d. circa 1797

Last Edited6 May 2010


  1. [S156] Reformed Church Book, Waldmichelbach, Germany.
  2. [S35] 1790 Census Fayette County PA Luzerne Township.
  3. [S77] Will of Johannes Adam Deem Aug 30 1797.