The Teil Family

The name Teil and the similar name Deil are not found in the AHSGR's German Origins Project. There are a number of Dil/Diel/Diehl/Dehl/Thiel/Tihl families who settled in the Volga German colonies. Because of the number of different families and the lack of linking records, it's difficult to identify with any certainty at the current time the ancestor of Elisabeta Teil, wife of Georg Mahler. However, we can list candidates by probability. 

The most likely family is the Diehl/Dil family of Semenovka. The Diel family of Köhler would have been the top choice as Köhler is closest to Leichtling with Semenovka being not very far away. Both are families are Catholic, like the Mehlers of Leichtling. However, the Diels or Teils, etc. are listed in Köhler in 1798 (and in the First Settlers List, they have no children). Here are details about these two families: 


Johannes Diehl of Semenovka

Johannes Diehl was born about 1729 in Upsch, an unidentified town in Kurmainz (Electorate of Mainz), Germany. He was Catholic and a farmer.

Johannes married 1) -- -- and 2) Anna Katharina -- (she could not have been Conrad's mother because she was only six years older than him and it was not likely that she was Katharina's mother as she was 14 years old at Katharina's birth). Anna Katherina was born about 1745, probably in Upsch. They settled in Semenovka, Russia in 1767. 

He may be the Johannes Dil who was shown in the 1834 Semenovka census as having died in 1829 and having four persons in his household. Another possibility is that the Johannes in the 1834 census is Johannes' grandson Johannes.


Johannes' children are:

  1. Conrad Diehl, born about 1751 in Upsch, married Anna Maria Dir (born 1759), shows up as Konrad Dil in the 1798 census.
Conrad and Anna Maria's children are:
  1. Johannes Dilborn about 1782. Either he or his grandfather was probably the Johannes Dil who died in 1829.
  2. Johann Georg Dilborn about 1784, married Anna Maria -- (b. abt. 1784), shown as having thirteen persons in his family in 1834.
  3. Anna Maria Dil, born about 1787.
  4. Valentin Dilborn about 1789, died in 1819. He is shown in 1834 as the late father of Franziskus Dil, born about 1814.
  5. Franz Dilborn about 1792, married Katherina -- (b. abt. 1809), shown as having eight persons in his family in 1834.
  6. Nikolaus Dil, born about 1797, married Elisabetha -- (b. abt. 1797), shown as having ten persons in his family in 1834.
Anna Maria would have been about 51 when Elisabeta was born, so Conrad and Anna Maria are less likely to be Elisabeta's parents. However, one of their sons could have been her father. Johannes, Johann Georg, Valentin, and Franz were between 28 and 18 in 1810. Nikolaus was too young to be her father.
  1. Katharina Diehl, born about 1759 in Upsch.


There are two Dil household in Semenovka that have not been connected to Johannes and his son Conrad's family. The heads of these households were probably sons or grandsons of Conrad and may be brothers or cousins of Elisabeta Tiel. They are:

Christian Dil, born about 1808, could be the son of either Conrad or his sons Johannes, Johann Georg, Valentin, or (less likely) Franz, married Anna Margareta -- (b. abt. 1805), shown as having nine persons in his family in 1834.

Johann Adam Dil, born about 1800, could be the son of either Conrad or his sons Johannes, or (less likely) Johann Georg, married Maria Anna -- (b. abt. 1803), shown as having eight persons in his family in 1834.


Source: 

  1. Pleve, Igor, Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767, Band 4 (Kolonien Reinhardt - Warenburg), Göttingen: Nordost-Institut, 2008.
  2. Kholmatov, Bachtiar (trans.), No. 2838, The 1798 Description of the Saratov colony of Semenovka, No. 119, Lincoln, NE:  American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1996.
  3. Rye, Richard (trans.), Extracts from the 1834 Census of the German Colony of Semenovka, Lincoln, Nebraska: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1996.

Konrad and Maria Elisabeth Diel of Koehler

Konrad Diel was born about 1736 in Laubach, Gießen, Hesse, Germany. He was Catholic and a farmer. Konrad's parents are not known but he did have a sister, Elisabeth Diel, born 1739 in Laubach, Gießen, Hesse, Germany.

Konrad married Maria Elisabeth --. Maria Elisabeth was born about 1744, probably in Laubach, Gießen, Hesse, Germany. They settled in Köhler, Russia in 1767. 

No children were listed in the First Settlers List but they could have easily have had children after they arrived. The 1798
Köhler census shows no Diels or any family of a similar surname.

Source: 

  1. Pleve, Igor, Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767, Band 2 (Kolonien Galka - Kutter), Göttingen: Nordost-Institut, 2001.
  2. Rye, Richard (trans.), Description of the Saratov Colony of Karaulny Buyerak, also known as Köhler, 1798, Lincoln, Nebraska: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1995.

Other Diels
The candidates in the next closest towns are from Lutheran colonies, which doesn't entirely rule them out but makes it a little less likely. The next candidates after that are from towns that are quite a bit further away.  Most are Lutheran or Reformed as well.

Here are the families in order of distance from Leichtling:

Johann Anton Diel and Anna Maria -- 

Johann Anton Diel was born about 1729 in Rodenbach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. He was Lutheran and a farmer.

Johann Anton married Anna Maria --. Anna Maria was born about 1745, probably in Rodenbach. They settled in Schwab, Russia in 1767. 

Johann Anton and Anna Maria are not listed with any children in the First Settlers List but they could have had children later. The Schwab 1798 census should be consulted to see if there is any more information on this family.


Source: 

  1. Pleve, Igor, Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767, Band 4 (Kolonien Reinhardt - Warenburg), Göttingen: Nordost-Institut, 2008.

Diels of Driespitz

I do not have the First Settlers List for Driespitz at this time but the German Origins Project says the following about a Diel family in that colony:

DielFN: said by the Dreispitz FSL to be fromUCWeizwanal?, Isenburg.  In 1798 the family name was spelled Thiel (Mai1798:Dr01).


Source:
German Origins Project, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, http://www.ahsgr.org/Find_Your_Ancestors/GO/goDen.htm, retrieved 25 Sep 2014.

Heinrich Diel and Anna --

Heinrich Diel was born about 1741 in Hefebach, an unidentified town noted as being in the area of Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. He was Lutheran and a baker.

Heinrich married Anna --. Anna was born about 1747, probably in Hefebach. They settled in Seelmann, Russia in 1767. 

Heinrich and Anna are not listed with any children in the First Settlers List but they could have had children later. The Seelmann 1798 census should be consulted to see if there is any more information on this family.


Source: 

  1. Pleve, Igor, Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767, Band 4 (Kolonien Reinhardt - Warenburg), Göttingen: Nordost-Institut, 2008.

Konrad Diel and Anna Maria --

Konrad Diel was born about 1717 in Isenburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. He was Reformed Protestant and a farmer.

Konrad married Anna Maria --. Anna Maria was born about 1735, probably in Isenburg. They settled in Kutter, Russia in 1767. 

Konrad and Anna Maria's children are:

  1. Anna Katharina Diehl, born about 1752 in Isenburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
  2. Johann Wilhelm Diehl, born about 1754 in Isenburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Source: 
  1. Pleve, Igor, Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767, Band 2 (Kolonien Galka - Kutter), Göttingen: Nordost-Institut, 2001.

Franz Diel and Katharina --

Franz Diel was born about 1744 in Dahlenheim, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France. He was Catholic and a cartwright.

Franz married Katharina --. Katharina was born about 1747, probably in Dahlenheim. They settled in Preuss, Russia in 1767. 

Franz and Katharina are not listed with any children in the First Settlers List but they could have had children later. The Preuss 1798 census should be consulted to see if there is any more information on this family.


Source: 
  1. Pleve, Igor, Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767, Band 3 (Kolonien Laub - Preuss), Göttingen: Nordost-Institut, 2005.

Diels of Straub

There were two Diel families listes, both from Lahnstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. There is a good possibility that Johann Philipp Diel and Peter Diel were brothers or otherwise related.

The Straub 1798 census should be consulted to see if there is any more information on this family.

Johann Philipp Diel and Katharina --

Johann Philipp Diel was born about 1730 in Lahnstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. He was Lutheran and a farmer.

Johann Philipp married Katharina --. Katharina was born about 1733, probably in Lahnstein. They settled in Straub, Russia in 1767. 

Johann Philipp and Katharina's children are:

  1. Anna Margarethe Diehl, born about 1756 in Lahnstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
  2. Conrad Diehl, born about 1759 in Lahnstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Peter Diel and Ottilia --

Peter Diel was born about 1729 in Lahnstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. He was Lutheran and a tailor.

Peter married Ottilia --. Katharina was born about 1730, probably in Lahnstein. They settled in Straub, Russia in 1767. 

Peter and Ottilia's children are:

  1. Johannes Diehl, born about 1759 in Lahnstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Source: 

  1. Pleve, Igor, Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767, Band 4 (Kolonien Reinhardt - Warenburg), Göttingen: Nordost-Institut, 2008.


All of these colonies were located on the Bergseite (hilly side of the Volga settlements). In the German Origins Project, Deil/Diehl/etc. families recorded elsewhere in the Volga area are:


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