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The DEEM Family Line

Revised

09-Mar-2016

Robert Mark SHARP is the eleventh lineal descendent of Johannes DIEHM. This lineage is
through his maternal grandmother's mother Edith Maude DEEM.
Generation 1

1. JOHANNES1 DIEHM was born in 1637 in Wald-Michelbach, Bergstrae Kreis, Hesse, Germany. He
died on 01 Mar 1714 in Wald-Michelbach, Bergstrae Kreis, Hesse, Germany. He married
MARGARETHA ??. She was born on 14 Feb 1637 in Lauterbach, Hessen Germany.
Johannes Diehm and Margaretha ?? had the following child:

2.

i. HANS VALENTINE "VELTON"2 DIEHM was born on 07 Nov 1678 in Michelbach,


Altenkirchen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. He died on 02 Jan 1743 in Wald Michelbach,
Bergstrasse, Hessen, Germany. He married Eva Schenk in 1705 in Michelbach,
Altenkirchen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. She was born in 1679 in Michelbach,
Altenkirchen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. She died on 25 Feb 1749 in Wald
Michelbach, Bergstrasse, Hessen, Germany.

Generation 2

2. HANS VALENTINE "VELTON"2 DIEHM (Johannes1) was born on 07 Nov 1678 in Michelbach,
Altenkirchen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. He died on 02 Jan 1743 in Wald Michelbach, Bergstrasse,
Hessen, Germany. He married Eva Schenk in 1705 in Michelbach, Altenkirchen, Rheinland-Pfalz,
Germany. She was born in 1679 in Michelbach, Altenkirchen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. She died
on 25 Feb 1749 in Wald Michelbach, Bergstrasse, Hessen, Germany.
After thirty years of research, Mary Ann Deem Bowry and Mildred Deems Smith have published a
family history on Johan/Johannes Adam Diehm and Anna Christina and their families. Mary Ann and
Mildred found their marriage in Germany and Anna Christina's maiden name, which isn't Brueing.
The book says: "We started at the end of Johan's life with his will and worked our way backward.
After thirty years of research, in the last six months, the missing pieces have finally been found!
Through the Mormon Church Library, microfiche records from Germany had been preserved. These
document the early lives of Johan and Anna Christina in Germany. The Lutheran Church in the
Waldmichelbach area was home to both the Diehm and Breunig families. The two families may be
related through marriage, in some way, but I do not believe it was through Anna Christina's family.
Valentine Diehm is thought to be our earliest known immigrant Deem/Diehm ancestor. His son,
Johannes Adam Diehm is our earliest ancestor that can be documented with certainty. some sources
have Johannes father as Adam Diehm, a early resident of Hagerstown, MD. Valentine & Eva Diehm
came to America from Waldmichelbach, Germany 1751 arriving on the ship Janet landing in
Philadelphia, PA on Monday October 7th 1751.
Hans Valentine "Velton" Diehm and Eva Schenk had the following children:

i.

JOHAN JACOB3 DIEHM was born in 1709 in Wald-Michelbach, Germany.

ii.

HANS GEORGE DIEHM was born on 04 Aug 1715 in Wald-Michelbach, Germany. He

died on 17 Jan 1758 in Gronau, Bergstrasse, Hessen, Germany.

iii. VALENTINE DIEHM JR was born in 1718 in Wald-Michelbach, Bergstrae Kreis,


3.

iv.

Hesse, Germany. He died in 1748.


JOHANNES ADAM DIEHM was born in 1731 in Hslach, Ansbach, Bayern, Germany.
He died on 08 Mar 1802 in Uniontown, Fayette Co, PA. He married Anna Christina
Laudencios, daughter of Leonard Laudencios and Anna Barbara Yoinigh, on 14 Apr
1747 in Wald-Michelbach, Germany. She was born on 27 Apr 1724 in Michelbach,
Altenkirchen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. She died in 1797 in Pennsylvania,
Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States.

Generation 3

3. JOHANNES ADAM3 DIEHM (Hans Valentine "Velton"2, Johannes1) was born in 1731 in Hslach,
Ansbach, Bayern, Germany. He died on 08 Mar 1802 in Uniontown, Fayette Co, PA. He married
Anna Christina Laudencios, daughter of Leonard Laudencios and Anna Barbara Yoinigh, on 14 Apr
1747 in Wald-Michelbach, Germany. She was born on 27 Apr 1724 in Michelbach, Altenkirchen,
Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. She died in 1797 in Pennsylvania, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United
States.
There are several conflicting records regarding the immigration of our Johnnes Adam Diehm and
early history. A Johannes Adam Diehm (John Deem) is recorded as arriving in America on the ship
PATIENCE on September 19, 1749. Another Johann Adam Diehm left Kembach, Germany May 4,
1753 on the ship "Neptune". John Mason was the ship's Master and it landed in Philadelphia Sept 24
1753. Johann was the town mayor but left Germany because of debts. Most of his sons moved to
Western Virginia after John died because of free land for those who chose to leave PA when the
Mason Dixon line was recognized.
Records of the Evangelical Reformed Church in Frederick, Maryland show that Johann Adam DIEM
and Christina Diem were present at Holy Communion on June 8, 1767.
He is also found in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania from 1781 through 1786.
Johannes Adam Diehm 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.
He 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
Johannes Adam Diehm left a will on 30 August 1797 at Fayette County, PA. In John's will he
mentions his children, John Nicholas Deem (c 1752), Mark Deem (c 1754), Lewis Deem, Adam
Deem (c 1761), Catherine Deem and Margaret Deem. Mark Deem owned "Deem's Dependence", a
land patent, and many of his family adopted "DEEMS'" as the family name.
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
He died on 8 March 1802 at Uniontown, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, at age 94.
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 thirty 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.
Johannes Diehm had four sons: Mark, Adam, Jacob and John. Mark, Adam and Jacob all served in
the Continental Army where the spelling of their name was changed by a Irish recruiting sergeant to
"Deem". Johannes and three of his sons came to Virginia, (now West Virginia) about 1804.
Other DIEHMs are also known to have come from Germany. For example, Heinrich Diehm who
immigrated to America with his parents in 1755, was born in Hasloch, Germany. A relationship
between this family and Johannes Diehm has not yet been established.
Other sources believe Anna Christina is the daughter of Mark Bruenig, who came to America on the
ship DUKE OF WIRTENBERT which landed in Philadelphia on October 16, 1751. Researchers have
assumed Anna Christina was a Bruenig because of an association between Johannes Diehm and
Mark Bruenig, possibly her father. But there is no actual proof of this surname in relationship to the
Diehms. Church records confirm that Johannes Diehm, son of Valentine Diehm Mit (with) Christina
Laudenclos, daughter of Leonhard Laudenclos.
Johannes Adam Diehm and Anna Christina Laudencios had the following children:

i.

MARK S. OR JOHN MARCUS "MARK" DEEMS was born on 04 Dec 1754 in MD. He died
on 14 Apr 1814 in West Pike Run, Washington Co, PA. He married Elizabeth Fleming
before 1774. She died in Apr 1814 in West Pike Run, Washington Co, PA.
While a resident of Maryland, served in the Revolutionary war, participating in the battles of
Long Island, Brandywine and Trenton. In October, 1786, he came to Pike Run Twsp,
Washington Co, PA, and took up a tract of 341 acres of wild land at the head waters of

Pike Run, naming it "Deems' Dependence". At the time of his death, Mark Deems was
owner of over 800 acres in West Pike Run township, which land on his demise was divided
among his children. His personal property amounted to $1,985.32, a large amount for
those early days. Marcus Deems is buried in a family plot in a woods, with only a few other
markers around his original head stone. He was buried on his land on West Pike Run, in
Washington Co, in SW PA
4.

ii.

JOHANN NICHOLAS DEEM was born on 21 Nov 1756 in Tulpehocken, Berks Co, PA. He
died on 29 Aug 1835 in Middletown, Butler Co, OH. He married Mary Magdalena Dils,
daughter of Philip Dils and ?? ??, in 1776 in Fayette City, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United
States. She was born on 17 Mar 1753 in Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA. She died on 20
Mar 1845 in Middletown, Butler County, Ohio, USA.

iii. MARIA MARGARETHA DEEM was born on 21 Aug 1759 in Womelsdorf, Berks Co, PA.
iv. ADAM DEEM was born on 10 Jan 1761 in Hagerstown, Washington Co, MD. He died on
07 Sep 1865 in Freeport, Ritchie Co, WV. He married CATHERINE FOUGHT. She was
born in 1761 in Lewis, Kanawha Co, WV.
06 April 1983 Family Facts Adam Deem by Marge Mayes
Adam Deem migrated to Wirt County about 1796 when it was still a part of Harrison
County, VA. Today, numerous residents of Wirt, Wood and Ritchie Counties are
descendants of this man. Adam Deem was born 10 January 1761 at Hagerstown, MD, a
son of John Deem (Johannes Diehm). His brothers and sisters were Lewis, Mark, John N.,
Jacob, Catherina and Margaret.
At the beginning of the Revolutionary War, this family was living in what is now Fayette
Co., PA, near Brownsville. Adam Deem enlisted in Capt. Stokeley's Company about 1777
and his military service was typical of most soldiers of southwestern Pennsylvania. These
men were to guard the forts, blockhouses and stations along the frontier prevent Indians
from attacking the settlements or passing through to attack the American Army while it was
occupied against the British. In his application for a pension for his Revolutionary service,
Adam states that he marched in scouting parties, assisted in building Fort Armstrong and
participated in a campaign against the Indians. In an affidavit given at Parkersburg, VA. On
12 October 1846, J. M. Steed stated: "...that I have known Adam Deem for more than 20
years... that he is 84 or 85 years of age and as I believe served his country in the
Revolutionary War. He is about five feet six inches in height and of medium size...."
Adam, with wife Catherine, and their children first settled on the Little Kanawha River
opposite the mouth of Hughes River in what is now Newark District. By 1810, they had
moved up the Hughes River and settled opposite the mouth of Goose Creek where he
operated a grist mill for a period of time. Adam died on 7 September 1856, probably at the
home of his daughter Mary Foutty. At the October, 1856, Term of Wirt County Court, William
D. Timms was appointed administrator of his estate. He and his wife are buried at Freeport
on the old Deem homestead which is now owned by Lonnie R Jones.
Eleven children:
1-Jacob, born about 1782, married Mary Lazure, and died in Wirt County. Had nine
children.
2-Philip, born 1785, married Rachel Kidwiler, was a soldier of the War of 1812, and died in
Ritchie County in 1865. Ten children.
3- David, married Catherine Thornton (daughter of Robert Thornton), went west and was
living in Missouri in 1858. No further information on children.
4- James, married Rachel Sargent (daughter of Jeremiah and Armenellab Enoch Sargent),
and died at Freeport prior to 1850. Sixteen children.

5- John, born about 1790, was a private in Capt. Henry Steed Co., 5th Regt. VA Militia War
of 1812, married (probably twice) and had several children. Died at Freeport.
6- Hannah, born ca. 1794 married her cousin Adam Deem 2nd. Left Wirt Co., in the late
1850's. Eleven children.
7- Mary, born about 1797, married William Foutty, (son of George Foutty), and died 21
February 1890 at Newark. Eleven children.
8- Catherine, born about 1800, married John Foutty (son of George Foutty), and died at
Newark about 1877. Nine children.
9-Adam Jr., born about 1803, married Nancy Murphy, and moved to Edgar Co., Illinois in
1838. Eleven children.
10- Isaac G., born about 1805, married Nancy Enoch (daughter of Isaac and Betheny Lee
Enoch), and died at Freeport. Thirteen children, including triplets that died in infancy.
11- Margaret, born about 1807, married John C. Lazure. Eight children. After the death of
John Lazure, Margaret married Hubbard Nickerson in Allen Co., IN. On 21 August 1849,
and died sometime between 1856-1860, probably in IN. There may have been other
children of Adam and Catherine that died in infancy or predeceased their father without
issue. References: Wirt and Wood census records; Wood Co., WV, and Allen Co.,
In. Marriage records; 1850 census of Edgar Co., IL. And Allen Co., IN; Lowther's History of
Ritchie County; William A. Hindman account book; Wirt Co., Circuit Court Case No. 1B146, R.b Perrin vs. Nepthalin Deem, et al; Wirt County Minute Book 2, page 415; National
Archives Military Service Records No. S-10,522 (Adam Deem), Washington, DC; Black's
History of Wood County, WV; and List Will and Testament of John Deem, Fayette County 1
Will Book 1, page 179. Submitted by Marjorie Fought Mayes, Route 3 Box 255, Elizabeth,
WV, 26143 Also -- Born 1757 at Hagerstown MD, served in the Revolutionary War, then as
a scout in the Indian War and again in the War of 1812. He moved to Fayette Co, PA and
then to what is now Wood Co, WV in 1796, with his wife Catherine and their family. They
settled at the mouth of Hughes River and then at the mouth of Goose Creek, Wirt Co, VA.
He chose to settle where there was timber and hunting available. His land is in the corner
of present day Wirt, Wood and Ritchie Counties.
Adam Deem died in 1861 at the age of 104 years. Adam and Catherine are buried at
Freeport, WV near Rte. Deem, Adam Wood VA Continental 1833 age 72 in 1833, from the
Revolutionary War Pension Index.

v. JACOB B DEEM was born on 09 Apr 1764 in Hagerstown, Washington Co, MD. He died in
1864 in Chesterville, Wood Co, WV. He married EVE ANN 'PATTY' COX. She was born in
1767 in Germantown, PA. She died after 1850.
Jacob Deem Sr, third son of Johannes Diehm, was born 1759 at Hagerstown MD. He
served in the Revolutionary War and also served as a scout in the Indian War. He married
Eva Ann Cox, (also from Germany). Jacob and Eva settled in Wood Co, VA at the head of
Big Tygart Creek. On June 6, 1804, Jacob Deem took deed to acres, recorded in Wood
County Deed book 2, page 202. This land was on the waters of Little Tygart Creek, and
here he built his cabin where Chesterville now stands. Jacob and his brother Adam Deem,
served on a commission appointed by the County Court to view and mark a road from
"Lee's Ripple" at the mouth of Lee's Run, just above Newark, to the mouth of Goose Creek,
Adam Deem's home. Jacob lived on his home place until his death and is buried in the
cemetery at Chesterville. Jacob appears in the DAR Patriot Index - Centennial Edition as
having served as an Ensign in the Pennsylvania Militia.

vi.

JOHAN LUDWIG 'LEWIS' DEEM was born in Wald-Michelbach, Germany. He died on 21 Jun
1803 in Uniontown, Fayette Co, PA. He married ROSEANNA ??.

vii.

MARIA CATHARINA DEEM was born in Wald-Michelbach, Germany. She married WILHELM

CHRISTOPHER KLOUS OR CLAUS.

Generation 4

4. JOHANN NICHOLAS4 DEEM (Johannes Adam3 Diehm, Hans Valentine "Velton"2 Diehm, Johannes1
Diehm) was born on 21 Nov 1756 in Tulpehocken, Berks Co, PA. He died on 29 Aug 1835 in
Middletown, Butler Co, OH. He married Mary Magdalena Dils, daughter of Philip Dils and ?? ??, in
1776 in Fayette City, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States. She was born on 17 Mar 1753 in Berks
County, Pennsylvania, USA. She died on 20 Mar 1845 in Middletown, Butler County, Ohio, USA.
Johann Nicholas DIEHM was born on November 21, 1756 in Berks County, Pennsylvania and
baptized November 28, 1756 at Trinity Tulpehocken Reformed Church by one account.
Johan DIEHM is listed with his brother, Mark, on a list of young people who have started to go to
instruction on February 6, 1771 at the Evangelical Reformed Church in Frederick, Maryland. At
some point in time, the name DIEHM was anglicized to DEEM. Most records found after 1790 show
the new spelling of DEEM. The DEEM name is very uncommon. The census and marriage records
mentioned above are some of the earliest records I have found for the name DEEM. No DEEMs
appear in the 1790 First Federal Census for Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, or South
Carolina. DEEM's do appear in the first Pennsylvania Census, however.
John DEEM was living in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania at the time of his daughter Christina's
baptism on September 10, 1783. By 1792, his family was living in Kentucky where his son John H.
was born.
He is listed in the will of his father Johannes Adam Diehm on 30 August 1797 at Fayette County, PA.
Johann Nicholas Deem is found in a Tax Record on 01 Sep 1800 at Campbell County, KY. John
DEEM and his son Adam are found in the Second Census of Kentucky which was enumerated
August 1, 1800. At that time, they were residents of Campbell County, Kentucky. Four of his eight
children were also married in Campbell County. Adam DEEM was married December 23, 1800 in
Harrison County, Kentucky. Adam DEEM and his brother-in-law Thomas ISRAEL were some of the
first settlers of Butler County, Ohio.
He moved to Ohio in 1803 and bought property in Madison Township, Butler County, November 3,
1808. He later purchased additional tracts in 1811.
He is also found in early Ohio tax records. John DEEM followed his son to Butler County in 1810.
His son John H. DEEM was also a Butler County resident before the war of 1812.
from "History and Biographical Cyclopedia of Butler Co, OH Madison Twsp, originally a portion of
Lemon Twsp. Settlement began about 1802 when the lands were offered for sale. But there were a
few squatters there before. Samuel Dickey, wife and four children emigrated from Franklin Co, KY
and settled 04/1799, Jesse Cray 1799 , Edward Gee, and Job Gee 1800, ... Adam Deem and
Thomas Israel in 1803.... The following settlers came before the war of 1812 including Adam Deem,
John H. Deem, John Deem.
He served in the military between 1812 and 1813; scout in the Indian War and was a soldier in the
War of 1812 John Deem's name appears on a roll of CAPT. William Luce's Company (Probably from
Miami Co.) Served from August 23, 1812, until February 22, 1813.
He and Mary Magdalena Diehl appeared on the census of 1820 at Madison Township, Butler County,
OH; John Deem head of house. Free white males between 16 & 18 1, free white males 16 and under
26 1, free white males 45 and upwards 1, free white females 10 and under 16 1, free white females

45 and upwards
From Abstracts of Obituaries in the Western Christian Advocate 1834-1850 DEEM, John B. MD; d 30
Aug 1835, age 82, minus 6 d. Butler Co, OH; German parentage.
John DEEM and members of his family are buried in the Astoria Cemetery in Madison township,
Butler County (section 6, township 2, range 4). It is also known as the Astoria-Poastown and Elk
Creek Cemetery. Among the earliest burials there are: Joseph Deem, son of Adam and Jane Deem,
died August 24, 1818; aged 7 years. John Deem died August 29, 1835 age 83. Mary Deem died
March 20,1845 age 91. Adam Deem died September 2, 1829 age 50. Jane Campbell consort of
Adam Deem died September 25, 1847 age 63. John H. Deem died February 12, 1862 aged 70.
Elizabeth wife of John H. Deem died March 29, 1867 age 71. Elizabeth Hinkle, died May 21, 1859
aged 76. Joseph Hinkle, senior died July 3, 1881 aged 94. John died one day short of his 82nd
birthday.
His will, which was written on March 7, 1835, names his wife, Mary, as his sole beneficiary. Joseph
DEEM and John H. DEEM are listed as executors, but their relationship to their father is not stated in
the will. The will was witnessed by Robert DINE and George LEIBER. Interestingly enough, the will is
signed "Johan N. Diehm".
The inventory of John DEEM's estate provide some interesting insight into the life of poor farmer in
early Ohio. At the time of his death, his estate was estimated at $410.50, $300 of which were
outstanding debts owed to him by five people, including his sons, Joseph DEEM and John H. DEEM.
After settlement of the estate, the widow of the deceased was due $343.77, which included the
unpaid debts.
The Inventory of John DEEM's Estate The State of Ohio, Butler County Before me, Isaac McKinney,
a Justice of the Peace in and for said County, personally came Joseph Hinkle, Jacob Woolford, &
Robert Dine appraisers of the estate of John Deem Deceased late of Madison Township in said
County, & were sworn well & truly to appraise all the goods & chattels of said estate which shall be
presented to them for appraisement by Joseph Deem and John H. Deem Executors of said estate.
Given under my hand this 14th day of November, 1835. Isaac McKinney J. P. A true and accurate
inventory of the good and chattels of John Deem's estate of the Township of Madison in the County
of Butler deceased as presented to the undersigned Joseph Hinkle, Jacob Woolford and Robert Dine
appraisers appointed by the court of common pleas of said county by Joseph Deem and John H.
Deem Executors of said estate this 14th day of November A . D. 1835 one wagon and harness one
stove and pipe one clock and case one bedstead and bedding one bureau and close shelf one side
saddle one lot of crockery ware one cup board and ware one lot sundries one lot of pot metal one
pair of shovel and tongs and one pair of andirons one bellows, bucket, basket one coffee mill one
looking glass one lot of sundries vis., auger, stand, and two firkins one bedstead and cord nine chairs
one tin bucket and lamp one lot of books one lot of barrels, kegs, etc. one axe and drawing knife one
firkin of soap one cow Total amount of $110.5
The correct spelling of her maiden name is not certain and may be Diehl.
Johann Nicholas Deem and Mary Magdalena Dils had the following children:

i.

BARBARA5 DEEM was born about 1777 in Campbell, Kentucky, United States. She died
on 01 Oct 1846 in Decatur County, Indiana, USA. She married William Chambers on 05
Aug 1803 in Campbell Co, KY. He was born in 1777. He died on 06 Nov 1845 in IN.
Barbara made her mark on a deed in Vol. 8, pg. 108-109 of Preble Co, OH Deed Records
and on Vol. 14, pg. 73 of the same deed record. Barbara is included as an heir in the Suite
of Partition mentioned in the notes for William Chambers. Probate Order Book E., pg. 551,
Decatur Co, IN. Thomas Deem is appointed administrator of the estate of Barbara
Chambers on Oct. 16, 1846. Thomas Deem is mentioned in the deed on Vol. 14, pg.73 of

Deed Records of Preble Co, OH. A Bill of Sale for the personal property of Barbara
Chambers, deceased, starts on pg. 114 of Order Book F, Decatur Co, IN. In Cemetery
Inscriptions, Decatur Co, IN copied 1955-56 by James B. Wirt, Vol. II Adams Township.
Barbara's tombstone reads Barbery Chambers d. 10-1-1846 A. 69 yrs. This would mean
she was born about 1777. St. Omer Cemetery is north of the church in the town of St.
Omer,
Adams
Twp,
Decatur
Co,
IN.
Ref:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~ywhite/anspach/

ii.

ADAM DEEM was born on 27 Jan 1779 in Westmoreland Co, PA. He died on 02 Sep 1829
in Butler Co, OH. He married Jane "Jenny" Campbell on 23 Dec 1800 in Harrison Co, KY.
She was born on 03 Dec 1783. She died on 25 Sep 1847 in Butler Co, OH.
Purchased land in Butler Co, OH Nov 03, 1808 R03, T02, S05 Jan 03, 1811 R04, T02, S05
Dec 11, 1811 R03. T05, S11. Listed in Butler Co, OH 1810 Tax list.

iii. CHRISTINA DEEM was born on 22 Jul 1781 in Westmoreland Co, PA. She died on 25
May 1834 in Decatur Co, IN. She married Thomas Israel on 17 Oct 1798 in Campbell Co,
KY. He was born on 25 Feb 1777 in Culpepper Co, VA. He died on 17 Aug 1858 in
Greensburg, Decatur Co, IN.
She was baptized in Westmoreland Co, PA, 10 Sep 1783. Johan Nicholas and Mary
Magdalena (Diehl) had a daughter, Christina born July 2, 1781 and baptised September
10, 1783 at Sewickley Settlement by Pastor Weber, and sponsored by Christina Diehm,
grandmother. Her tombstone gives birth & death dates as: May 27, 1779 - May 25, 1834.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~ywhite/anspach/
Thomas was divorced from Elsie Madden in Decatur Co, IN, before June 1842. Thomas
was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census in Adams Twp, Decatur Co, IN
Thomas Israel appeared on 1800 and 1810 Tax Lists of Campbell Co, KY. Thomas
acquired 100 acres from David Leitch in 1803 in Campbell Co, KY. He was in Butler Co,
OH and appeared as head-of-household in Madison Twp, Butler Co. in 1820 census.
Thomas Israel was also among the Early Land Owners of Decatur Co, IN appearing on
page 152, dated Dec 05, 1833 and page 209, dated Aug 08, 1826. Thomas Israel died in
1858 and his probate records are included in Probate Order Book 4, p.569, Decatur Co,
IN. His heirs are listed as dau. Mary Kline, wife of Levi, son John Israel, heirs of dau.
Nellie, wife of Jacob Ansbach, heirs of son Thomas Israel Jr., son Joseph D. Israel, son
Moses C. Israel, Lucinda Israel, dau. Elizabeth Thomas wife of Shem, dau. Malinda Jewett
wife of H.D. George Israel is not included, may already have died without heirs.
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iv. JOHN HOWARD DEEM was born on 16 Oct 1782 in Campbell Co, KY. He died on 12 Feb
1862 in Madison Twsp, Butler Co, OH. He married Elizabeth Darr on 08 Dec 1814 in Butler
Co, OH. She was born on 15 Mar 1796 in MD. She died on 29 Mar 1867 in Butler Co, OH.

v.

MARY DEEM was born on 02 Sep 1783 in Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States.
She died on 30 Oct 1870 in Cedar City, Lucas, Iowa, United States. She married John L
Chambers Jr on 12 Sep 1807 in Campbell Co, KY. He was born on 30 Sep 1780 in
Rutherford, North Carolina, United States. He died on 02 Sep 1853 in Ninevah,
Bartholomew, Indiana, United States.

vi. ELIZABETH 'BETSEY' DEEM was born on 05 Nov 1783 in Campbell, Kentucky, United
States. She died on 04 Jun 1867 in Eaton, Preble Co, OH. She married Daniel Black on 20
Apr 1802 in Campbell Co, KY. He was born on 02 Sep 1776. He died on 16 Mar 1863 in
Preble Co, OH.

vii. WILHEMINA DEEM was born in 1788 in Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland, United
States.

viii. THOMAS DEEM was born on 30 May 1796 in Campbell, Kentucky, United States. He died
on 24 Sep 1853 in Decatur, Indiana, United States. He married (1) SARAH CAMPBELL on
25 Jul 1816 in Butler Co, OH. She was born in 1800. She died in 1824 in OH. He married
(2) SARAH RINOR on 29 Dec 1825 in Preble Co, OH. She was born on 20 Oct 1809 in
KY. She died on 03 Mar 1895 in IN.
Thomas was administrator of his sister, Barbara Chamber's estate in 1846. From History of
Dectur County Indiana by Lewis A. Harding, the biographical sketch of John Wesley Deem:
John Wesley Deem, a retired farmer and merchant of Greensburg, Indiana. Whose active
life dates back to the pioneer history of the Hoosier State, is a native of Preble, Co. Ohio,
his birth having occurred on November 22,1831. He is the son of Thomas and Sarah
(Sayler) Deem, natives of Kentucky, whose family came originally from Virginia, and who
removed form Kentucky to Ohio in an early day,and from that state to Indiana, settling in
Decatur Co. in 1834, where they purchased land and Thomas Deem became a large land
owner, possessing at one time five hundred acres. He was born on May 30, 1796, and
died on September 24, 1853. His wife was born October 20,1809 and died March 3, 1895.
The Deem homestead, consisting of one hundred and sixty acres, was purchased from
Ellis and Elizabeth Warriner, December 3, 1834, for nine hundred dollars. The deed was
recorded on September 24, 1835. Thomas and Sarah (Sayler) Deem were the parents of
ten children, whose names are in the order of as follows: Mrs. Mary Ann Heaton, who was
born on December 10, 1826, died on March 6, 1915; Mrs. Eliza A. Stewart, April 11, 1828,
died December, 1911; Mrs. Catherine Dailey, the widow of E.G. Dailey, of Greensburg;
Mrs. Elizabeth Hoodlow, of Topeka Kansas in 1829; Mrs. Lenora Corey, November
22,1830, lives on the old homestead; John Wesley, the immediate subject of this review;
Lemuel, in 1836 in now deceased; Oliver, in 1840. lives in Greensburg; William Henry, in
1844, died in the service of his country during the Civil War, and Thomas Harvey, in 1847,
died
in
1864
and
was
also
a
soldier
in
the
Civil
War.
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ix. JOSEPH DEEM was born on 20 Sep 1801 in Campbell Co, KY. He died on 14 Feb 1873 in
Eaton, Preble Co, OH. He married Frances "Fanny" Torr, daughter of William Torr and
Anna Campbell, on 18 Dec 1823 in Shelby, Kentucky, USA. She was born on 01 Nov 1800
in Shelby Co, KY. She died on 15 Jan 1874 in Preble Co, OH.
Generation 5

5. JOSEPH5 DEEM (Johann Nicholas4, Johannes Adam3 Diehm, Hans Valentine "Velton"2 Diehm,
Johannes1 Diehm) was born on 20 Sep 1801 in Campbell Co, KY. He died on 14 Feb 1873 in Eaton,
Preble Co, OH. He married Frances "Fanny" Torr, daughter of William Torr and Anna Campbell, on 18
Dec 1823 in Shelby, Kentucky, USA. She was born on 01 Nov 1800 in Shelby Co, KY. She died on
15 Jan 1874 in Preble Co, OH.
From "History of Preble Co, OH 1881" pg 153-154
Joseph Deem. the father of the Well-known family in this township, was for many years a resident of
Preble County and one of the best known and most universally respected citizens, and a man of true
worth and the most exemplary character. He was born on the 20th day of September, 1801 in
Campbell Co, VA, and moved to Ohio with his parents in 1810. they settled near Middleton, Butler
Co, and there Joseph Deem continue to reside until 1836, when he was led to make his home in
Preble Co. Previous to his coming into this locality, December 18, 1823, he was married to Frances
(commonly called Fanny) Torr, who was born in Shelby Co, KY Nov 1, 1800. On coming into the
county, Mr. and Mrs. Deem took up their residence on the farm about two miles northwest of Eaton,

where James Deem now lives. Here Joseph Deem remained and labored all of the rest of his life. He
died Feb 14, 1873, and his wife Jan 15, 1874. Both were consistent and zealous members of the
Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Deem was converted Aug 12, 1821, at a camp meeting held on
Indian Creek, Butler Co, and joined the church 3 days thereafter. His wife became a church member
in 1823, and was therefore connected with the denomination almost as long as her husband. Both
were communicants for one half a century, and during that time were always to be found among the
active and earnest supporters of the several organizations with which they are identified, and
especially fo the church in Eaton, in which they enjoyed fellowship over 35 years. Mr. Deem was
politically a Democrat during his whole lifetime, and it might be remarked in this connection that all of
his sons are adherents of the same party to which the father belonged.
Joseph Deem and his wife were the parents of 9 children, and it is a noteworthy fact that of this large
family, the youngest of whom is 36 years of age, not a single death has occurred. The oldest of the
family, William, who was born Sep 26, 1824, has been twice married, the 1st time to a Miss Kenzie,
and after her death to his present wife, Sarah Harshman. Buckner Deem, born Aug 19, 1826, married
Mary Kesling, Mary Ann (Fall) was born Apr 28, 1828; Maria Surface was born Apr 2, 1831; John
Deem, born Jun 6, 1833, married Malinda Risinger; Jane (Spact) was born Nov 13, 1835; Francis M.
Deem, Born May 26, 1838, married Flora Dunlap; George Deem, born Jun 13, 1841, married Fany
Bruce; James Deem born Aug 2, 1844, married Mary Elizabeth Bruce, born Nov 25, 1849, sister of
the wife of George Deem; and daughter of Hardin and Susannah (Swigert) Bruce. They were married
on Christmas evening, 1868; and have one child, Charles Hardin Deem, born Feb 14, 1879. The
residence of Mr. and Mrs. James Deem, which is upon the old homestead of the Deem family is the
subject of an illustration in this volume. Joseph Deem is found in Madison Twsp, Butler Co, OH in
1830 census (pg47).
Joseph DEEM and his wife moved to Preble County in 1836 and took up residence about two miles
northeast of Eaton. He worked his farm all of his life. Both were members of the Methodist Episcopal
church. He is found in Washington Twsp, Preble Co, OH in 1840 (pg 126), 1850 (p225), 1860 (p.
105b), and 1870 (p274a).
Abstract from Eaton Democrat
Joseph Deem d. Feb 14, 1873 age 71y4m24d. Born Ky. Moved to this county 1836.
DEEM, Joseph, died in Eaton, Born in Kentucky, moved to Preble in 1836. Died on February 14,
1873 age 71 years 4 months 14 days. Methodists. Born in Campbell Co, KY September 20, 1801,
moved with parents to near Middletown, Butler Co. in 1810. On Dec 18, 1823, married Frances Torr,
who survives.
One reference states her family was from Greencastle, Indiana. Abstract from Eaton Democrat
DEEM, Fanny born in Shelby Co, KY, November 1, 1800, married Joseph Deem December 1823,
moved to Butler Co. In 1836 came to Preble, died January 15, 1874. Sickness was brief. Buried
Mound Hill.
Joseph Deem and Frances "Fanny" Torr had the following children:

i.

WILLIAM T.6 DEEM was born on 26 Sep 1824 in Ohio. He died on 14 Apr 1905 in Preble
Co, OH. He married (1) SARAH HARSHMAN on 10 Oct 1850 in Preble Co, OH. She was
born on 02 May 1830 in Ohio. She died on 27 Dec 1913 in Eaton, Preble, Ohio, USA. He
married (2) SUSAN KINSEY, daughter of David Kinsey and Elizabeth Vinson, on 04 Sep
1845 in Preble Co, OH. She was born about 1822 in VA. She died on 10 Jul 1849 in Preble
CO., OH.
Emigrated to Washington Twsp, Preble Co in 1842. Abstract from Preble Co News 1905
DEEM, William 81 buried at Mound Hill, son of Joseph who was a native of Licking River,
KY and grandfather was one of the first settlers of Butler Co, near Middletown in 1810
when Joseph was 10. Came to Preble Co in 1836 and died in 1870. Married Francis Tarr

of Greencastle IN who died January 17, 1891, had 9 children: William, the oldest, the
Buckner, Mary Ann Fall, John T., Francis M., George W., Maria Surface, Jane Spact, and
James K. Leaves wife a several children.

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ii.

BUCKNER DEEM was born on 19 Aug 1826 in Butler Co, OH. He died on 12 Aug 1901 in
New Paris, Preble Co, OH. He married Mary Ann Kesling, daughter of Henry Kisling and
Elizabeth Null, on 22 Aug 1850 in Preble, Ohio, USA. She was born on 12 Feb 1832 in
Preble Co, OH. She died on 08 Feb 1910 in Jefferson, Preble, Ohio, USA.

iii. MARY ANN DEEM was born on 28 Apr 1828. She married Andrew Fall on 18 Dec 1845 in
Preble Co, OH.

iv. MARIA DEEM was born on 02 Apr 1831 in Middletown, Butler Co, OH. She died on 16
May 1890 in Eaton, Preble Co, OH. She married Moses Surface, son of Jacob Surface
and Sarah "Sally" Null, on 26 Sep 1850 in Preble Co, OH. He was born on 17 Oct 1828 in
Preble Co, OH. He died on 05 Jul 1928 in Eaton, Preble Co, OH.
obit abstract (1850-1890); 'Surface, Mrs. Maria Deem, died at home near Eaton May 16,
1890. Born near Middleton, OH, Butler Co. Apr 12, 1831. In 1835 her parents moved to
farm now owned by James Deem. Married Moses Surface Sept 25, 1850, Methodist.'

v.

JOHN T. DEEM was born on 06 Jun 1833. He died in 1913. He married Malinda Risinger
on 17 Nov 1853 in Preble Co, OH. She was born in 1831. She died in 1918.

vi. JANE DEEM was born on 13 Nov 1835. She died on 01 Dec 1911. She married Milton
Spacht on 05 Jun 1856 in Preble Co, OH. He was born on 09 Feb 1831. He died on 24
Nov 1883.

vii. FRANCIS MARION DEEM was born on 26 May 1838 in OH. He died on 31 Dec 1911.
He married Flora Dunlap in Mar 1865 in Preble Co, OH. She was born on 22 Oct 1844 in
Eaton (rural), Preble, OH. She died on 14 Feb 1888 in Eaton, Preble Co, OH.

viii. GEORGE W. DEEM was born on 15 Jun 1841 in Eaton, Preble Co, OH. He died on 24 Jun
1902 in Winchester, Randolph Co, IN. He married (1) FANNIE J. BRUCE on 17 Oct 1872
in Preble Co, OH. She was born on 08 May 1852 in Eaton, Preble Co, OH. She died on 26
Jan 1892. He married (2) MARY ELIZABETH BRUCE on 29 Dec 1897 in Preble Co, OH.
She was born on 25 Nov 1849. She died in Mar 1923.
from "The Biographical History of Preble Co, Oh 1900 pg 332-334
George W. Deem is one of the strong and influential men whose lives have become an
essential part of the history of Eaton and of Ohio. He is now connected with many leading
enterpries of Eaton, and his efforts have brought to his gratifying success. He was born
near the city which is now his home, June 15, 1841. His father, Joseph Deem, was a
native of Licking River, Kentucky, and the grandfather of our subject was one of the first
settlers of Butler County, Ohio, taking up residence near Middletown, in 1810, who Joseph
was only ten years of age. The latter was raised amid the wild scenes of the frontier and in
1836 cam to Preble County. He was a farmer by occupation and for a number of years
served a director of the poor-house. An earnest Christian gentleman, he held membership
in the Methodist Episcopal church and his life exemplified his belief. His death occurred in
1870. He married Francis Tarr, a representative of an old family of Greencastle, Indiana,
and she was called to her final rest on the 17th of January, 1871. They had nine children,
of whom six are living, namely: William T., a resident of Eaton; Buckner Deem, formerly of
Preble County: Mary Ann, the widow of Andrew Fall and a resident of Indiana; John T., of

Eaton; Francis M., who is residing in this city; and George W. The deceased are: MAria,
married Moses Surface; Jane, whom married Milton Specht; and James K. Deem. George
W. Deem was reared upon his father's farm. He continued farming until 1868, when he
began buying and selling stock. In 1871 he embarked in the lumber business, and recently
he has given his attention almost exclusively to the handling of hard wood lumber. He is
interested n the brick yard, being one ogf the stockholders of the Eaton Brick Company.
For the past six years he has been a director of the Eaton Banking Company. Mr. Deem
has been twice married. In 1872 he wedded Fannie B. Bruce, who died January 26, 1892.
For 15 years she had been an invalid. She left one child, Susan B., who is now the wife of
C. A. Kelly of Winchester, Indiana. For his 2nd wife, MR. Deem wedded Mrs. Mary E.
Deem, the widow of his brother, James K. Deem, who died January 7, 1891. There
wedding was celebrated December 29, 1898. Abstract from Eaton Register DEEM, George
W. born June 15, 1841 northwest of Eaton. In 1872 married Fannie Bruce, has one child.
Mrs. C. A. Kelley of Winchester, IN. Wife died in 1892. In 1898, George married Mrs. Mary
E. Deem, widow of deceased brother and sister of first wife. Mason, Presbyterian. Age 61
years, 9 days. Died June 24, 1902 at the home of his daughter in Winchester. Buried at
Eaton. His father, Josesh, was a native of KY who cam with his parents to Butler Co and
married Francis Toor and in 1836 moved to Preble. George was 1 of 9: MAria Surface,
Jane Spacht, Buckner, and James K Deem have preceded him. Mary Ann Fall of Wabash,
IN, William T., and John T. and Francis M all of Eaton are living. Had clerked for brothers
John and F. M., then in 1870 went into lumber business with J. P. Acton, later with D. W.
Day. Director of Eaton Banking Co., latest business was a brick plant in Winchester, IN,
with son-in-law C. A. Kelley.

ix. JAMES K. DEEM was born on 02 Aug 1844 in Preble Co, OH. He died on 07 Jan 1891. He
married Mary Elizabeth Bruce on 24 Dec 1868 in Preble Co, OH. She was born on 25 Nov
1849. She died in Mar 1923.
from "The Biographical History of Preble Co, Oh 1900 pg 332-334
He was born in this county, August 2 1844, and was reared upon the farm. On the 24th of
December, 1868, Mr. Deem was united in marriage to Miss Mary E. Bruce, and together
they lived happily until death separated them, on the 7th of January, 1891. One son was
born to them, Charles H., who lives near Eaton. Several years after the death of her first
husband, Mrs. Deem becam ethe wife of his brother, George W. Deem.

Generation 6

6. BUCKNER6 DEEM (Joseph5, Johann Nicholas4, Johannes Adam3 Diehm, Hans Valentine "Velton"2
Diehm, Johannes1 Diehm) was born on 19 Aug 1826 in Butler Co, OH. He died on 12 Aug 1901 in
New Paris, Preble Co, OH. He married Mary Ann Kesling, daughter of Henry Kisling and Elizabeth
Null, on 22 Aug 1850 in Preble, Ohio, USA. She was born on 12 Feb 1832 in Preble Co, OH. She
died on 08 Feb 1910 in Jefferson, Preble, Ohio, USA.
He went to Preble County with his parents at the age of ten. Buckner Deem was residing in
Washington Township, Preble County, Ohio in 1870 and in Jackson Township in 1880.
From The History of Preble County
Buckner Deem, the second son of Joseph Deem, an old pioneer of Preble County, was born in 1826,
and in 1850 was married to Mary A. Kissling, by whom he had 5 children, all of whom are living in
Preble County. Mrs. Deem was born in 1831, her parents being old settlers of the county. Mr. Deem
is a resident of Section 3, where he owns 237 acres of land.

Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900 about Mary Ann Kesling


Name: Deem, Buckner
Spouse: Kesling, Mary Ann
Marriage Date: 22 Aug 1850
County: Preble
State: OH
Source Information: Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research. Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900 [database on-line].
Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001.
1860 United States Federal Census about Buckmer Deem Name: Buckmer Deem
Age in 1860: 34
Birth Year: abt 1826
Birthplace: Ohio
Home in 1860: Washington, Preble, Ohio
Gender: Male
Post Office: Eaton
Household Members:
Name Age
Buckmer Deem 34
Mary A Deem 28
Elizabeth Deem 7
Harvey Deem 5
Mary Catherman 5
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Washington, Preble, Ohio; Roll: M653_1026; Page: 106;
Image: 215; Family History Library Film: 805026.
U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865 about Buchner Deem Name: Buchner Deem
Residence: Preble, Ohio
Class: 2
Congressional District: 3rd
Age on 1 July 1863: 36
Race: White
Occupation: Farmer
Place of Birth: Ohio
Source Citation: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.;
Consolidated Lists of Civil War Draft Registration Records (Provost Marshal General's Bureau;
Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865); Record Group Number: 110; Title: Records of the
Provost Marshal General's Bureau (Civil War); Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865 (Civil War
Union Draft Records); ARC Identifies: 4213514; Archive Volume Number: 3 of 3.
1870 United States Federal Census about Backnes Deem
Name: Backnes Deem
Birth Year: abt 1827
Age in 1870: 43
Birthplace: Ohio
Home in 1870: Eaton, Preble, Ohio
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members:
Name Age
Backnes Deem 43
Mary A Deem 38
Elizabeth A Deem 17
Harry Deem 16
Ada J Deem 9
Anna Mary Deem 7

Henry Kisling 79
Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Eaton, Preble, Ohio; Roll: M593_1259; Page: 260B;
Image: 525; Family History Library Film: 552758.
Listed in Washington Twsp, Preble Co OH in 1879 census. In residence with wife Mary A., and
children Elizabeth A, Harvey, Ada J., and Anna Mary. Father-in-law, Henry Kisling also present.
1880 United States Federal Census about Buckner Deem
Name: Buckner Deem
Home in 1880: Jackson, Preble, Ohio
Age: 53
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1827
Birthplace: Ohio
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's Name: Mary Deem
Father's birthplace: Ohio
Mother's birthplace: Ohio
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members:
Name Age
Buckner Deem 53
Mary Deem 47
Addie Deem 18
Anna Deem 16
John Deem 8
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Jackson, Preble, Ohio; Roll: 1060; Family History Film:
1255060; Page: 102C; Enumeration District: 198; Image: 0073.
1900 United States Federal Census about Buckner Deem
Name: Buckner Deem [Buckner Duns]
Home in 1900: Jefferson, Preble, Ohio [New Paris, Preble, Ohio]
Age: 73
Birth Date: Aug 1826
Birthplace: Ohio
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Father's Birthplace: Kentucky
Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky
Spouse's Name: Mary A Deem
Marriage year: 1850
Marital Status: Married
Years married: 50
Household Members:
Name Age
Buckner Deem 73
Mary A Deem 68
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Jefferson, Preble, Ohio; Roll: T623_1315; Page: 15A;
Enumeration District: 108.
Abstract from New Paris Mirror
DEEM, Buckner, living 2 miles west of Ebenezer died August 12, 1901, age 74, buried New Paris.
Son John.

Abstract from Eaton Democrat


DEEM, Buckner, living east of New Paris, dropped dead while eating his dinner Augst 12, 1901, son
of Joseph, Born in Butler Co, August 19, 1826, came to Preble with parents in 1833. Married more
than 50 years ago, Mary Kesling who survives with 5 children: Mrs. Joseph Creager. living west of
Eaton, Harvey of Eaton, Mrs. William Stamback and Mrs. Joseph Stamback of near Gettysburg. One
of 9 children, 5 living: George W, William, and John of Eaton and a sister, Mrs. Mary Ann Fall of
Wabash, IN.
Buckner Deem and Mary Ann Kesling had the following children:

i.

ELIZABETH ANN7 DEEM was born about 1853. She married Joseph F. Creager on 18
Oct 1870 in Preble Co, OH. He was born on 30 Aug 1847 in Washington Twp, Preble
Co, OH. He died on 05 May 1911.
Resided on 103 acres in Section 10, Township 8, of Washington Twsp, about 5 miles
north of Eaton.

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ii.

HARVEY W. "HARRY" DEEM was born on 29 Nov 1853 in OH. He died on 22 Jan
1940 in New Paris, Preble Co, OH. He married Mary R "Ella" Johnson, daughter of
Hiram Johnson Rev. and Amanda Jane Benjamin, on 08 Aug 1875 in Preble Co, OH.
She was born on 17 Aug 1857 in OH. She died on 15 Apr 1930 in Dayton,
Montgomery Co, OH.

iii. ADA J. DEEM was born in 1861 in OH. She married William J. Stamback on 20 Dec
1885 in Preble Co, OH. He was born in Jan 1859 in OH.

iv. ANNA MARY DEEM was born about 1863 in OH. She married Josephus Stamback on
13 Feb 1884 in Preble Co, OH.

v.

JOHN K. DEEM was born on 29 Mar 1872 in Washington Twp, Preble Co, OH. He
died in Oct 1939 in Pasadena, , Ca.. He married Libbie Brumbaugh on 15 Oct 1895 in
Preble Co, OH.

Generation 7

7. HARVEY W. "HARRY"7 DEEM (Buckner6, Joseph5, Johann Nicholas4, Johannes Adam3 Diehm,
Hans Valentine "Velton"2 Diehm, Johannes1 Diehm) was born on 29 Nov 1853 in OH. He died on 22
Jan 1940 in New Paris, Preble Co, OH. He married Mary R "Ella" Johnson, daughter of Hiram
Johnson Rev. and Amanda Jane Benjamin, on 08 Aug 1875 in Preble Co, OH. She was born on 17
Aug 1857 in OH. She died on 15 Apr 1930 in Dayton, Montgomery Co, OH.
Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900
Name: Deem, Harvey W.
Spouse: Johnson, Clara
Marriage Date: 8 Aug 1875
County: Preble
State: OH
Source Information: Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research. Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900
1880 United States Federal Census about Harvey Deem
Name: Harvey Deem

Home in 1880: Jackson, Preble, Ohio


Age: 24
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1856
Birthplace: Ohio
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's Name: Elen Deem
Father's birthplace: Ohio
Mother's birthplace: Ohio
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members:
Name Age
Harvey Deem 24
Elen Deem 22
Clarence Deem 6
Leda Deem 1
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Jackson, Preble, Ohio; Roll: 1060; Family History Film:
1255060; Page: 102C; Enumeration District: 198; Image: 0073.
1900 Harvey resided in New Paris and worked in a brickyard. Listed as Harry with wife Ella and
daughter Minnie.
1910 United States Federal Census about H W Deem
Age in 1910: 54
Estimated Birth Year: 1856
Birthplace: Ohio
Relation to Head of House: Head [Self (Head)]
Father's Birth Place: Ohio
Mother's Birth Place: Ohio
Spouse's Name: Ella Deem
Home in 1910: Dayton Ward 7, Montgomery, Ohio
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members:
Name Age
H W Deem 54
Ella Deem 53
Minnie Deem 24
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Dayton Ward 7, Montgomery, Ohio; Roll: T624_1216;
Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0098; Image: 1160; FHL Number: 1375229.
1920 United States Federal Census about Harvey W Deem
Name: Harvey W Deem
Home in 1920: Jefferson, Preble, Ohio
Age: 66
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1854
Birthplace: Ohio
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Spouse's Name: Ella D Deem
Father's Birth Place: Ohio
Mother's Birth Place: Ohio
Marital Status: Married Race: White
Sex: Male

Home owned: Rent


Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Household Members:
Name Age
Harvey W Deem 66
Ella D Deem 63
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Jefferson, Preble, Ohio; Roll: T625_1428; Page: 1B;
Enumeration District: 252; Image: 770.
Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007 about Harvey W Deem
Name: Harvey W Deem
Death Date: 22 Jan 1940
County of Death: Preble
Source Information:Ancestry.com and Ohio Department of Health. Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 19381944, and 1958-2007
His obituary was published in the Richmond, Indiana Palladium Item on January 23, 1940. HARVEY
W. DEEM New Paris, Ohio-Harvey W. Deem 86 years old, was found dead Monday morning at the home of his daughter Edith
Ritz, on Cemetery Road, with whom he resided. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock in he Kessler Funeral Home with interment following at Mound Hill Cemetery,
Eaton. Friends may call at the funeral home anytime. He was a former farmer and a life long
resident of Preble County. Besides the daughter he leaves six grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren
and 1 great-great-granddaughter.
Harvey and Ella were living in Dayton at the time of her death in 1930. Her obituary which follows
was listed in the Richmond Item.
MRS. ELLA JOHNSON-DEEM NEW PARIS, Ohio April 16
Mrs. Ella Johnson-Deem, 75 years old, died Tuesday night at 11 o'clock at her home in Dayton, Ohio,
pneumonia being the cause of her demise, though she had been ailing all winter. She was the
daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. Hiram Johnson of Eaton, Ohio, and most of her life was spent
around Eaton and New Paris, only in the past few years, having resided in Dayton. She was married
54 years ago to Harvey Deem, who survives. She was a member of the Gettysburg Methodist
church. Besides the husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Edith Deem-Marshall of New
Paris, seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren. The body was removed to the L. B. Barnes
funeral parlors at Eaton, Ohio, where friends may call any time. Funeral services will be held at the
parlors Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock, with burial in Mound Hill cemetery.
Harvey W. "Harry" Deem and Mary R "Ella" Johnson had the following children:

i.

CLARENCE J.8 DEEM was born on 14 Mar 1875 in Jackson Twp, Preble Co, OH. He
died on 31 Jan 1905 in Gallipolis, Gallia, Oh.
Abstract from Eaton Democrat DEEM, Clarence, son of Harvey, died at the State
Hospital in Gallipolis, O January 31, 1905 age 30.

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ii.

EDITH MAUDE DEEM was born on 13 Oct 1878 in Preble Co, OH. She died on 07
Aug 1940 in New Paris, Preble Co, OH. She married (1) WILLIAM HARVEY
MARSHALL, son of Alexander Porter Marshall and Lydia Corine Bowman, on 05 Apr
1896 in Preble Co, OH. He was born on 08 Jan 1872 in New Paris, Preble Co, OH.
He died on 07 Sep 1929 in New Paris, Preble Co, OH. She married (2) JOHN
CARSON RITZ on 31 Dec 1932 in Greenville, Darke Co, OH. He was born on 29 Sep
1873 in Arcanum, Darke Co, Oh. He died on 25 May 1956 (Richmond, Wayne Co, IN).

iii. MINNIE A DEEM was born in Apr 1886 in OH. She died on 06 Mar 1920 in
Montgomery, Ohio.

Generation 8

8. EDITH MAUDE8 DEEM (Harvey W. "Harry"7, Buckner6, Joseph5, Johann Nicholas4, Johannes Adam3
Diehm, Hans Valentine "Velton" 2 Diehm, Johannes1 Diehm) was born on 13 Oct 1878 in Preble Co,
OH. She died on 07 Aug 1940 in New Paris, Preble Co, OH. She married (1) WILLIAM HARVEY
MARSHALL, son of Alexander Porter Marshall and Lydia Corine Bowman, on 05 Apr 1896 in Preble
Co, OH. He was born on 08 Jan 1872 in New Paris, Preble Co, OH. He died on 07 Sep 1929 in New
Paris, Preble Co, OH. She married (2) JOHN CARSON RITZ on 31 Dec 1932 in Greenville, Darke
Co, OH. He was born on 29 Sep 1873 in Arcanum, Darke Co, Oh. He died on 25 May 1956
(Richmond, Wayne Co, IN).

See THE MARSHALL FAMILY LINE