Important new information for Jacob F. Diehm & John J. Diehm, from German immigration records & Pension File, National Archives, reported by Charles Walthall
“Auswanderung [immigrating] des Johann Jakob Diehm, seiner Ehefrau [wife] Anna Katharina, geb. [nee] Bührer, deren Mutter Christina, geb. [nee] Ernst, und des Jakob Friedrich Diehm, alle von Malterdingen, nach Nordamerika und Verm?gensausfolgung. Laufzeit: 1856-1860 [Staatsarchiv Freiburg: Archivalieneinheit: B 698/5 Nr. 1580]
“Auswanderung [immigrating] der Witwe [widow] des Jakob B?hrer von Malterdingen, Christine, geb. [nee] Ernst, mit ihren Kindern nach Amerika. Laufzeit: 1857. [Staatsarchiv Freiburg: Archivalieneinheit: B 698/5 Nr. 1571]
Diehm, Jacob F., Pvt, Co. D (tombstone says “O”), 10th KS Vol. Inf.; under Capt/LtCol Charles S. Hills; Enrolled Co. G, 3rd Reg. KS Vol. Inf. 19 Aug 1861 at Mound City, Linn, KS; mustered 11 Feb 1862; 3 Apr 1862 3rd & 4th Reg. consolidated at Paola to form the 10th; Hon. disch. at Leavenworth, KS 19 Aug 1864 Pension certif. no. 418.312; widow claim, cert. no. 418.312 (Diehm, Mary); 20 May 1902, wit: S.W. Walthall & Samuel D. Surber; Jas. M. Walthall also made deposition [PF = Pension File, National Archives] [p 921-923 Additional Enlistments, Company D, from: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kansas, Vol I: 1861-1865 (Leavenworth, Kansas, 1867); www.firstkansas.org/history.html ] (also at Ancestrylibrary.com)
Disability: lame in left leg due to varicose veins in leg & foot (contracted in 1862 from “over marching”); both legs discolored below the knees (right: brown, left: bluish, both feet purple); scars from old ulcers on legs; abdominal & umbilical hernia, rheumatism (stiffness in hips); piles, heart trouble (palpitation of heart) since 1864; rupture of left side “6 yrs ago” (date ?) while trying to break a 3-yr old colt (“thrown & jerked”); scrofula (a TB infection of the skin on the neck); no teeth; arcus senilis in both eyes; senile debility began prior to 1896 – had cholera in Chicago & smallpox “in the old country” [PF]
2 Apr 1902 description at 73: 5’3 ¼, 203 pounds, dark complexion, dark brown eyes, grey hair, no marks or scars of importance; “short, stubby built, nervo-phlegmatic temperament;” “lame but did not use a crutch; just hobbled along”; “hardworking & industrious, willing to work” [PF]
“John Frederic and Anna Mary Bruehrer Diehm,”by Jean Nickell, in Family Histories & Stories of Miami County, Kansas (1987), p 149, is full of errors: It’s Jacob Frederic Diehm not John Frederic; b 1829 not 1820; in Baden not Boden; State of Baden not Maltradingen; town of Malterdingen not Maltradingen; his brother was John/Johann Jacob; J.F. d 10 May 1902 not 19 May 1908; according to pension file signed by Mary Diehm & German immigration record, his wife Anna Mary’smaiden name is B?hrer (Buehrer) not Bruehrer. These errors have proliferated on the internet.