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Benjamin Deibler


Benjamin Deibler was born in Dauphin County, PA, on the 7th of October 1842, and was the son of Michael and Betsy Deibler.  They moved to Jefferson County while Benjamin was still an infant and built a home in Union Township, near Roseville where they raised their family. 

He enlisted as a volunteer in the Civil War for a three-month period, then re-enlisted in Company B of the 105th PA Volunteer Infantry for three years.  At the end of that time, he re-enlisted again, this time in 11th PA Cavalry and served until the end of the war.  He was captured and taken to Andersonville Prison where he was a prisoner for nine months and eleven day, being released when the war was over.

After he returned from the war, he was married to Sarah Catherine Green on the 4th of July in 1865 .  She was the daughter of William and Isabella (Vasbinder) Green of Rose Township.   Known children of Benjamin and Sarah Catherine were William, Mack, Harry, Edith, Minnie and Louise. 

Benjamin died the 14th of February 1891, and is buried in the Green Family Cemetery in Rose Township.  His wife, Sarah, died in 1918, and was buried beside him.  Their tombstone has the name spelled Divler, the spelling of Deibler is used in the family genealogy in McKnight's "History of Jefferson County, PA", and Dibler is on his military tombstone.

("Tombstone Hoppin', Vol I", p. 50)


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