Johann and family came to Philadelphia on Oct 15 1737 from Amsterdam by way of Cowes, Isle of Wight in the ship townsend, Master Thomas Thompson. He moved to Lancaster Co PA. He was born Aug 15 1679 Schmittweiler Palatatinate Germany. He married Anna Elizabeth Speiss of Pfalz Germany on July 2 1704 in Callbach, Pfalz, Germany. His father was Heinrich who died Jan. 25 1706 at Schmittweiler, Pfalz, Germany.
Johann's dau. Susanna Margritha Deiffenbaugh m. Peter Thomas Hull as his second wife.