Name: John DEEDS
Given Name: John
_AKA: Johannes Dietz
Birth: 7 Oct 1749 in Lebanon, Lancaster Co., PA
Death: 11 Mar 1835 in Fairfield Co., OH
Burial: Dutch Hollow Lutheran Churchyard, Amanda, OH
In 1820 John Deeds lived in Amanda Township, Fairfield Co., OH (page 84) (010001-00010-01) a t age over 45 and with son 10-16 and wife 26-45. In 1830 he lived in Amanda Township (page 22 9); his age was listed as 80-90 and his wife as 50-60.
Change Date: 18 Feb 2016 at 09:23:05
FAMILY BIBLE TRANSLATION:
BIRTH CERTIFICATION AND CERTIFICATE OF BAPTISM:
(The following was obviously written by Johannes DIETZ himself:)
Johannes DIETZ entered into marriage with Anna Katerina FOSTERN March 1770 in Lancaster Count y in Bedstein. (The Bedstein may not be correct.) She was born October 1752 in Lancaster Coun ty.
In ____________ she has given me seven children. Then with the seventh they both died Januar y 16, 1783.
Year 1770, 11 of December was born to me a little boy Johan Jacob. Year 1772, 22 of Januar y a little boy was born to me with the name of Johannes. Year 1775, 21 of February was bor n a little girl named Elizabeth. Year 1777, 13 of May a child was born named Felb (or Silb) F rederick.
Year 1779, 26 of June a little boy Johan Jorg. It did die, 21 of January 1780. Year 1781, 1 5 of May a little girl with the name of Anna Katerina.
JOHANNES AND ANN MARGARETHA DIETZ FAMILY June 22, 1784 a little boy named Johann Jorg (John G eorge). November 10, 1785 a little boy Johann Filoff (Philip).
Anna Margretha FORSTERN DIETZ was born September 29, 1755 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania . She died October 27, 1827, age 73 years.
Will of John Deeds:
I, John Deeds of the County of Fairfield, in the State of Ohio, do make and publish this my l ast will and Testament in the manner and form following that is to say:
I give and bequeath, unto my beloved wife Catharine, her Bed and Bedding, all her wearing app arel, her Spinning wheel and Reel, and all the pewter and China ware in the Corner Cupboard , (the cupboard excepted) to be her own property forever. Next I give unto my son Fredrick, a ll my wearing apparel, and my chest, and my big Bible which I give to my son, George. And I d o order and direct, that my Executors herein after named and appointed, sell the balance of m y personal estate of every description whatsoever at public sale, and collect my outstandin g debts, and after, all my just debts and other incidental expenses allowed by the court, sha ll have been paid, I desire my executors to pay one half of the assets then on hand unto my w ife Catherine, and then divide the balance in three equal shares or portions, and pay and del iver, one equal share or portion thereof unto my son, Fredrick, and one like share thereof un to my son, George, and the third and last share, in equal parts unto Jacob McCune, and Margar et, wife of Andrew Dittoe, on demand. I also give and devise unto my sons (to wit) Jacob. Jo hn, and Phillip and my daughters, Elizabeth and Catherine, six and one fourth cents each, i n addition to what they have already received.
And lastly, I hereby nominate and appoint, my wife Catherine, Henry Christy and John Young, e xecutors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and making void, all other and f ormer wills made by me.
In testimony whereof, the said John Deeds hath hereunto set his hand and
seal this 25th day of June A.D. 1834.
John was the first to change his name from Dietz to Deeds. His gravestone is marked with Joha nnes Deitz on one side, and on the other side, John Deeds. He is buried next to his second wi fe Margaret, whose gravestone is defaced.
Father: Johann Jacob DIETZ b: 27 Mar 1722 in Gauersheim, Pfalz, Bayern, Germany c: 29 Mar 1722 in Evangelisch, Gauersheim, Pfalz, Bayern, Germany
Mother: Katherina HOLAPHEL b: ABT 1727 in Germany
Anna Katherina FORSTERN b: Oct 1752 in Lancaster Co., PA
10 Mar 1770
in Bedstein, Lancaster Co., PA
- Johan Jacob DEEDS b: 11 Dec 1770 in PA
- Johannas DEEDS b: 22 Jan 1772 in Lebanon, Lancaster Co., PA
- Elizabeth DEEDS b: 21 Feb 1775 in Lancaster Co., PA
- Phillip Frederick DEEDS b: 13 Mar 1777 in PA
- Johan Jorg DEEDS b: 26 Jun 1779 in PA
- Anna Katharina DEEDS b: 15 May 1781 in PA
- Margaret DEEDS b: 16 Jan 1783 in Lancaster Co., PA
Anna Margaretha FORSTERN b: 29 Sep 1755 in Lancaster Co., PA
21 Sep 1783
in Lancaster, Lancaster Co., Pa
- John George DEEDS b: 2 Apr 1784 in Lancaster Co., PA
- Johann Phillip DIETZ b: 10 Nov 1785 in Lancaster, Lancaster Co., Pa
- Jacob DEEDS b: 27 Oct 1787 in PA