Johannes Diehl, son of Johann Heinrich Diehl & Anna Katharina Appel (born 15 November 1696) from Dauernheim, was born in 1729 in Utphe. He married in Utphe on 5 July 1754 to Anna Catharina Orth. She had been born in Utphe on 22 February 1734.
The births of 4 children are recorded in Utphe: (1) Johann Conrad, born 6 September 1754; (2) Johannes, born 7 May 1757, died 7 October 1763; (3) Catharina, born 14 May 1760; and (4) Johann Heinrich, born 26 January 1765. [This family is noted as being Catholic even though the rest of the village of Utphe was Lutheran.]
Johannes Diehl, a farmer, his wife Anna Katharina, and children (Konrad, age 16; Katharina, age 8) are recorded on the 1767 census of Semenovka in Household No. 9. They had settled there on 24 July 1767.
Son Konrad Diehl and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Semenovka in Household No. Se11.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Diehl came from the German village of Upsch [sic] in the Kurmainz region.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Se11.
- Müller, Hanno. Familienbuch Trais-Horloff, Inheiden, Utphe (Darmstadt, 1997).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 179.