John Peter Diedrich

John Peter Diedrich

Male 1829 - 1902  (72 years)

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  • Name John Peter Diedrich 
    Born 16 Jan 1829  Cologne, Kölner Stadtkreis, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration Aug 1842 
    Died 05 Jan 1902  Kaukauna, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Holy Cross Cemetery, Kaukauna, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Articles of agreement made and entered into this tenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty nine, between Charles A, Grignon of the one part and Jno. Dietrich of the other part both parties of Grand Kaukalan Brown Co. & State of Wisconsin. Witnesseh: The said Dietrich doth hereby hire himself to the above C. A. Grignon & to his heirs & assigns from the above date up to the next annual payment of the Menominee tribe of Indians that is to say in the month of October A. D. 1849 to work on the farm and to do the necessary work about the house & said Jno. D. bindes himself to be diligent & faithful is performing the above duties, & that he is not to leave or absent himself until the expiration of the said time as above stated unless in the case of sickness or by the consent of the said C. A. Grignon & in case he does not comply with the above the leaves unlawfully he is to forfeit whatever wages may be then due by the said C. A. Grignon, and in consideration of the above the said C. A. Grignon engages and binds himself to pay unto the John Dietrich the sum of ten dollars for each months services during said time. Witness where of the parties set their hands and seals the and year first above written, In presence of L. M. Durang David P. Meade Chas. A. Grignon L. S. Johann P. Dietrich L. S.
      Witnessed on the 16th July A. D. 1849 I do hereby consent and approve of the hiring of my son John Dietrich, as in the within articles of a government mentioned, Kaukalan Brown Co. April 10, 1849 Witness C. M. Durang 17th July A.D 1848


      AS LEAVES FALL So Pass Our Friends to the Winter of Death JOHN PETER DIEDRICH
      John Peter Diedrich, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of Kaukauna died at his home on his farm at the western boundary of the city limits Sunday morning at two o’clock. Deceased was born in Germany on the 16th day of January, 1829 and came to Kaukauna with his parents in 1843. At the age of 14 he entered the employ of the late George Lawe as chore boy ; and his faithfulness in this menial position characterized his actions all through life. At one time Mr. Diedrich had charge of the waterway of the Fox river from Green Bay to Portage - both before and after the organization of the Green Bay and Mississippi Canal Company. He was united in marriage to Miss Margaret Kraemer of this city, the ceremony being performed by Rev. Father Vandenbrooke at Little Chute where this pioneer missionary had established his mission. For twenty two years Mr. Diedrich was treasurer of the town of Kaukauna he also held the position of supervisor for several terms. He had a rich fund of reminiscences of the early history of Kaukauna and was able to entertain his visitors with vivid descriptions of the hardships and pleasures of pioneer life. Seven of his ten children survive him besides his beloved wife Elizabeth -- the partner of his pioneer days being accidentally killed by the cars more than twenty years ago. Of the children Peter makes Kaukauna his home, Joseph lives at Park Falls, Minnesota; Mrs. Peter Van Handle and Miss Barbara at Houghton, Michigan; Mrs. Elizabeth Smith and the Misses Katie and Mary at Oconto. The funeral took place from Holy Cross church Tuesday morning at nine o’clock and was attended by a host of relatives and friends – many of them pioneers. Those from out of the city who attended the funeral were Mrs. Henry Kreiss, Mrs. David Brett Schneider, Mrs. Alberty, Mrs. Lawler and Mrs. Stegman of Appleton; Mrs. Callies and Miss Kramer of Oshkosh; John and Jacob Kramer of Fond du Lac; Mrs. Vose and Mrs. Schmldke of Grand Rapids, Mich. Thus was laid to rest not only a sturdy pioneer but a worthy parent, a kind friend, a good citizen and a Christian gentleman, a record that every human being should strive to make." [Nwspr clip, "January 1902" typed on top (Kaukauna?)]
    Person ID I30041  Little Chute Historical Society
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2018 

    Father Peter Diedrich,   b. 1811, Cologne, Kölner Stadtkreis, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1885, Kaukauna, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Barbara Mayer,   b. 1787, Cologne, Kölner Stadtkreis, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1843, Green Bay, Brown, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Stepparents 
    Family ID F10051  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Margaret Kraemer,   b. cir 1825, Cologne, Kölner Stadtkreis, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1876, Kaukauna, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Married Kaukauna, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Mary Elizabeth Diedrich,   b. 01 Mar 1856, Kaukauna, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Peter Diedrich,   b. 27 Sep 1857, Kaukauna, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1920, Wood County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     3. Joseph P Diedrich,   b. 19 May 1861, Kaukauna, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Mary Anna Diedrich,   b. 10 Nov 1862, Kaukauna, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Eva Catherine Diedrich,   b. 15 Jun 1867
     6. Katherine Diedrich,   b. 01 Mar 1868, Kaukauna, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Barbara Diedrich,   b. 13 Sep 1871, Kaukauna, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
    +8. Anna Maria Diedrich,   b. 13 Sep 1871, Kaukauna, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1951, Sheboygan, Sheboygan Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Family ID F10050  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Sailer,   b. 1833, Hungary Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1907, Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Family ID F38016  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Jan 1829 - Cologne, Kölner Stadtkreis, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 05 Jan 1902 - Kaukauna, Outagamie, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Holy Cross Cemetery, Kaukauna, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - - Kaukauna, Outagamie, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
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