Bedford County , Pennsylvania
Ancestor Stories



I have hit a brick wall. I am looking for the parents and siblings of Jacob Diehl/Deal
born in Bedford Co. in 1765, married Elizabeth Shipley in1788 and had the following children:
John H. Deal b. 1789 Huntingdon Co.,
Jacob Deal Jr. b. 1793,
Mary "Nancy" Deal b. 1796,
Rosannah Deal b. 1798,
Elizabeth Deal b. 1800 Bedford Co., and
Abraham Deal b. 1805.
The family moved to MontgomeryCo., Ohio around 1806. Jacob was a cabinetmaker and
was often called upon to make coffins, which he sometimes delivered by horseback in Ohio.
Because of generations of naming children after parents, uncles and grandparents I would
expect Jacob's immediate family in PA to include the above family names.
In Ohio they lived near or had strong associations with the
Miller, Bowman, Weaver, Cripe, Hufford, Overholser, Kuns,
and Wagoner families and may have lived near them in PA. The
Diehls/Deals were members of the German Baptist Brethren/Church of the
Brethren. All the information from Ohio places the family in PA prior to
1800, but I have not been able to find any traces of the family in PA.
I would appreciate any help anyone can give me.
Larry Deal
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