Descendants of Johann Adam Dietel
My sister and I published the book "Descendants of Johann Adam Dietel of 19th Century Somerset County, Pennsylvania" in 1996, after several years of research. A modest number of copies were sold to the various family members we had connected with. The book was prepared on a Macintosh computer. This year I attempted to convert the computer files to PC files so they could be converted to PDF and placed on the internet. I was successful with the MS Word files, but not with the all of the PICT files. The files that are included below are the ones that could be recovered and converted.
Descendants of Johann Adam Dietel of 19th Century Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Chapter 1: GGG-Grandparents Adam Diettle & Mary Ann (Unknown) Diettle
Chapter 2: Nicholas Dieddle & Mary (Rembold) Dieddle, Ancestors of the Deitle Family Branch
Chapter 3: Descendants of Nicholas Dieddle & Mary (Rembold) Dieddle
Chapter 4: GG-Grandparents John Adam Diettle & Margaret (Ritter) Diettle, Ancestors of the Dietle Family Branch
Chapter 5: Descendants of John Adam Dietle & Margaret (Ritter) Dietle
Chapter 6: Great-Grandparents Adam Dietle & Susan (Werner) Dietle
Chapter 7: Descendants of Adam Dietle & Susan (Werner) Dietle
Chapter 8: Grandparents Irvin H. Dietle & Alma C. (Miller) Dietle
Chapter 9: Descendants of Irvin H. Dietle & Alma C. (Miller) Dietle
Chapter 10: History of the Dietle Surname
Chapter 11: Roy Dietle's Memories of Growing Up in Somerset County
Chapter 12: Beginner's Luck; The Story of Roy Dietle's First Deer
Appendix A: Miscellaneous Individuals and Families
Appendix B: Somerset County Legal Transactions Appendix C Not Converted (Content missing)
Appendix D: Report Card of Erdmann Dietel von Bernech
Appendix E: This is a file containing some (but not all) of the photos from Appendix E
Addendum A: Corrections and Additions
Supplemental Information relating to Johann Adam Dietel
A 1999 trip to the part of Bavaria where Johann Adam Dietel lived
1999 photos of the Lutheran Church in Selbitz, Bavaria
1999 photo looking down into Selbitz, birthpace of Johann Adam Dietel
1999 photos of street scenes Selbitz, Bavaria
1999 photo of the sign to the Dietel subdivision in Zell, Bavaria
1999 photos of the Lutheran Church in Bad Berneck, Bavaria
Supplemental Dietle/Deitle Family Information
The following video is from a 1999 reunion of the descendants of Irvin H. Dietle at the White Oak Picnic Grounds in Larimer Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania.
The Descendants of Robert Earl Deitle, provided by Harold A. Weigle
Photo of Susan (Werner) Dietle with her son Simon Albert Dietle
Photo of George Werner, and his second wife, Minnie C. (Markel) Werner
2014 photo of Nicholas Deitle farm (in 2014, a church camp)
Dietle in the January 1, 1903 "Individual and Business Directory of Somerset County, Pa."
Photos from Ralph Dietle relating to his brother Roy Dietle
1898 photo of George Werner family, including Adam Dietle family
A 2021 update to the Dietle book that was prepared by Ralph Dietle Tombstones of Johann Adam Dietle and his wife Mary Ann
Tombstone of Adam Dietle and his wife Susan
Tombstone of Irvin H. Dietle and his wife Alma
Where Irvin H. Dietle taught school, starting in 1917
Funeral card of Luther "Bud" Dietle
1941 proposal to Irvin H. Dietle for indoor plumbing and a new furnace
A mid-1950s photo of some Somerset County Dietle children
Obituary of Anna Catherine Werner, grandmother of Susan (Werner) Dietle
Hunting-related notes from a 1997 interview of my father Roy E. Dietle (753KB pdf)
1897 obituary of John Adam Diettle
Photo of Julia (Dietle) Saylor and her husband Irving Saylor
Photo of four children of Irvin Dietle, Sr.
1999 photo of Irving Saylor, Jr. and his wife Debra
1999 photo of Luther Dietle's widow Lerene
1999 photo of children of Irvin Henry Dietle
Irvin Dietle, Jr. & his wife Patricia (Smith) Dietle
Roy E. Dietle in Agway safe driver coat
Roy E. Dietle in his living room, June 4, 2001
Roy E. Dietle looking out his dining room window, Dec. 5, 2007
Adam & Susan Dietle with adult children -- from Lerene (Geiger) Dietle)
1886 deed, Richard Mankamyer to Ephriam Geiger, Larimer Township (14,516KB pdf)
1909 deed, Frank Bittner to Ephriam Geiger (9,306KB pdf)
1920 bill of sale, Mary Geiger to Harry Dietle (7,237KB pdf)
1925 deed, Mary Geiger to Harry Dietle, Larimer Township (5,270KB pdf)
Click here to see a bit of old VHS-based video of the Wittenburg school where Irvin H. Dietle taught.
Click here to see a title search of the Larimer Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania property owned by Ephriam and Mary (Dietle) Geiger.
1899 petroleum lease, Mary Dietle (2872 KB pdf) From the papers of Irvin Henry Dietle.
The 1927 deed to the farm that Irvin and Alma Dietle lived on
The 1927 mortgage to the Larimer Township farm that Irvin and Alma Dietle lived on (1994 KB pdf)
1881 indenture to Richard Mankameyer (1789 KB pdf) This eventually became the farm of Irvin Henry Dietle.
1873 deed Jonathan Bittner to Christian Mankamier (922 KB pdf) This eventually became the farm of Irvin Henry Dietle.
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