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Mary Catherine  Diehl

Mary Catherine Diehl

Female 1737 - 1805  (67 years)

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  • Name Mary Catherine Diehl  [1
    Born 4 Jun 1737  Philadelphia, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Died 30 May 1805  Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Buried Krider's (St.Benjamin's) Luth. Ch. Cem, Westminster, Carroll Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I2583  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2014 

    Family Michael Arter / Arthur,   b. 22 Dec 1732, Oberotterbach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1808, Westminster Dist, Frederick (Now Carroll) Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married Jan 1761  Philadelphia, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 6
    Children 
     1. Frederick Arter / Arthur,   b. 18 Sep 1763, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1821, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     2. Johann (John) William Arter / Arthur,   b. 8 Jan 1765, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1818, York Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     3. John Georg Arter / Arthur,   b. 16 Aug 1766, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1849, Shelby, Richland Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +4. John Arter / Arthur,   b. 8 Mar 1768, Westminster, Frederick (Now Carroll) Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1808, Columbiana, Columbiana Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     5. Abraham Arter / Arthur,   b. 26 Dec 1769, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1850, Salem, Columbiana Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +6. Elizabeth Arter / Arthur,   b. 12 Nov 1771, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1818, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     7. Daniel Arter / Arthur,   b. 28 Dec 1773, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Barbara Arter / Arthur,   b. 5 Mar 1775,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Solomon Arter / Arthur,   b. 26 Dec 1775, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1849  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2010 13:07:00 
    Family ID F919  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Mary Catherine Diehl
    Mary Catherine Diehl
    Courtesy of www.Findagrave.com

  • Notes 
    • M. Jane (Free) Fisher & Richard P. Arter, The Arter-Arthur Family of Fountain Valley [MD] (2d ed 1989)(published to CD-ROM by Richard P. Arter; 2003), ch. 00, p. 23, state: "Michael Arter married Catharine Dillen ("en" being the feminine suffix) so that her actual name was "Dill", a corruption of the name "Diehl" which we now know was the original family name. Records of their marriage in Jan. 1761 at the St. Michael's and Zion Church in Philadelphia have been found."

      "Catharina Dill'en Oerther" is buried in Krider's (St. Benjamin's) Lutheran Church Cemetery, Westminster, MD, in sec. B, row 20, lot 45, next to her husband. See vol. 5, part 1, CARROLL COUNTY CEMETERIES, p. 107 (Carroll County Genealogical Soc'y, Westminster, MD; 1999)

      According to "Old Krider's Cemetery Inscriptions," vol. 16, The Carrolltonian, p. 22 (1996), her tombstone states:
      "1805 | Hier ruhet in Gott | Catharina eine geborne | Dielin (or Dillen) sie ist auf diese Welt | gebohren worden im Jahr | 1737 sie ist in den Ehstant | gedretten mit Michael | Oerther im Jahr 1761 sie | zeigten mit einander 12 | Kinder 10 Soehne und 2 Doechder sie lebten mit ein | ander in der Eh 44 Jahr | sie ist gestorben im Jahr | 1805 den 30 Mei das ihr | ganses Alter wahr 67 Jahr | 11 Monat und 25(?) Dag | 'Wie wohl ist meinem....' (rest of verse hidden)"

      Rough translation: Here rests in God Catherine born Diel [or Dillen]. Born into this world in the year 1737. She married Michael Oerther in the year 1761. Together they created 12 children - 10 sons and 2 daughters. They lived together in marriage 44 years. She died May 30, 1805, at the age of 87 years, 11 months, and 25(?) days. How good it is to be relieved of bodily suffering, how peaceful it is in heaven.
    • (Research):
      Her tombstone indicates that she had 12 children (10 sons, 2 daughters), rather than 13.

      Also, there may be a question about this woman's first name; it might be Anna rather than Mary.

  • Sources 
    1. [S656] Arters of Fountain Valley - 2|, M. Jane (Free) Fisher & Richard P. Arter, The Arter/Arthur Family of Fountain Valley [MD] (2d ed 1989), (published by Richard P. Arter to CD-ROM : 2003 [copy available from Sue Mullins, 19614 Eagle Ridge Ln, Porter Ranch, CA 91326-4021, and at Genealogical Forum of Oregon, Portland, OR]), ch. 00, p. 23.

    2. [S21] Arthur/Oerther|, Powell, Laurel S., "Arthur / Oerther Family", (Vol. 16, The Carrolltonian, p. 6; Carroll County Genealogical Society, Westminster, MD : 1996-1997), p. 30.

    3. [S13] Carrolltonian - Krider's|, Anonymous, "Old Krider's Cemetery Inscriptions"; vol. 16, Carrolltonian (1996), (Carroll Cnty Genealogical Society, PO Box 1752, Westminster, MD 21158), p. 22.

    4. [S223] Ancestry Tree - Lewis-Claerhout|, Vicki Lewis, "Lewis-Claerhout-Scott Legacy", (Ancestry.com, Public Member Tree, Online database, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/1036124/person).

    5. [S656] Arters of Fountain Valley - 2|, M. Jane (Free) Fisher & Richard P. Arter, The Arter/Arthur Family of Fountain Valley [MD] (2d ed 1989), (published by Richard P. Arter to CD-ROM : 2003 [copy available from Sue Mullins, 19614 Eagle Ridge Ln, Porter Ranch, CA 91326-4021, and at Genealogical Forum of Oregon, Portland, OR]).

    6. [S19] Arters of Fountain Valley - 1|, M.Jane (Free) Fisher & Richard P. Arter, The Arter/Arthur Family of Fountain Valley [MD] , (X Press Print, Lisbon, OH : 1979 [LDS fiche # 6046535]), p. 3.