Origins of the Diffendall's/Deffendall's
I recently ran across a Rotterdam, Netherlands record, unfortunately I was unable to copy it, that mentioned a Johann Tiefenthaler leaving for the U.S. at the same time and same ship and arriving in the same location as Johannes Divendall (other different spellings have been used for this last name.)
I believe these two to be the same person.I, the, checked for a Tiefenthaler in the southern part of Germany, particularly close to or on the Rhein Rive.Sure enough, I found one Johann Tieffenthaler, christened 25 Aug. 1718 in Bickensohl, Freiburg, Baden, Germany, father: Christoph Tiefenthaler who married Susanna Rieffler/Riessler on 9 Aug. 1707 in Bickensohl.This Johann has an older sister named Anna Barbara Tieffenthaler, christened 9 Dec. 1711 in Bickensohl.There are more Tieffenthaler's in this region.Next, I checked for a Barbara Weise in Freiburg, Baden, Germany region.I found Barbara Wiss, christened 19 Feb. 1725 in Katholisch, Elzach, Baden, Germany.Her father is Joseph Wiss and mother is Agatha Maier b. 5 Feb. 1706 in Elzach.This I believe to be a very strong lead to our common ancestor, while I have found nothing on Hans Jorg Dievedal except that he was deported back to the Netherlands from England as a reject for American colonization in 1709 due to belonging to the wrong religion.
If anyone can help with this it would be greatly appreciated, you too Eric.
Karen Deffendall Vogt