6. Susanna Tyson (1787-1871)

History and Biography of Susanna Tyson

Susanna Tyson, the ninth and youngest child of Henry Tyson and his wife Sarah, was born on September 1, 1787 in York County, PA.  There are no baptismal records for her, but this date of birth is taken from her tombstone.  On May 8, 1808, at Trinity Reformed Church in York, PA, she married Peter Dietz.  Based on census records, they lived in what is now the far eastern section of Hellam Borough, in a beautiful stone home along South Wilson Lane just to the east of a small tributary to Kreutz Creek.

According to the History of York County, Pennsylvania, Volume II by George Prowell in 1907 the stone house was built in 1811.  It also states that Peter operated a distillery on the property for 17 years and also held many township offices.  This biography is also where the story of Sarah Tyson, Henry Tyson’s wife, being from Lititz, Lancaster County comes from.  However, these biographical histories are many times inaccurate in the stories they portray, evidenced by the fact that this biography also said Henry Tyson was a State Senator (when he was really a State Representative) and that he was paid for his legislative services in Harrisburg (but when he was a State Representative the state Capitol was Philadelphia, not Harrisburg).

According to Peter’s will and the biography of his son Elias Dietz in the History of York County, Pennsylvania, Volume II by George Prowell in 1907 confirms that Peter and Susanna had 9 children.  The names of the children, in order from oldest to youngest, is Henry, Joseph, Peter, Sarah, Daniel, John, Susanna, Elias and Jacob.

Susanna Tyson born September 1, 1787 in York County, PA, died April 22, 1871 in York County, PA and buried at Dietz Cemetery in Hellam Twp, York County, PA.  She married Peter Dietz born August 30, 1770 in York County, PA, died April 20, 1859 in York County, PA and buried at Dietz Cemetery in Hellam Twp, York County, PA

Children of Susanna Tyson and her husband Peter Dietz:

  1. Henry Dietz born July 3, 1809 in York County, PA, died October 17, 1842 in York County, PA and buried at Dietz Cemetery in Hellam Twp, York County, PA.  He married Susanna Lehman born January 4, 1881 in York County, PA, died December 22, 1892 in York County, PA and buried at Dietz Cemetery in Hellam Twp, York County, PA.
  2. Joseph Dietz born October 28, 1810 in York County, PA, died March 5, 1895 in York County, PA and buried at Dietz Cemetery in Hellam Twp, York County, PA.  He married Elizabeth Strickler born January 23, 1820 in York County, PA, died April 13, 1858 in York County, PA and buried at Dietz Cemetery in Hellam Twp, York County, PA
  3. Peter Dietz born July 14, 1812 in York County, PA, died November 12, 1902 in York County, PA and buried at Dietz Cemetery in Hellam Twp, York County, PA.  He married Anna Mary Leibhart born October 26, 1810 in York County, PA, died October 2, 1872 in York County, PA and buried at Dietz Cemetery in Hellam Twp, York County, PA
  4. Sarah Dietz born October 8, 1814 in York County, PA, died October 18, 1835 in York County, PA and buried at Dietz Cemetery in Hellam Twp, York County, PA.  She married Adam Daron born July 2, 1803 in York County, PA, died May 11, 1882 in York County, PA and buried at Dietz Cemetery in Hellam Twp, York County, PA
  5. Daniel Dietz born October 31, 1816 in York County, PA, died March 19, 1847 in York County, PA and buried at Dietz Cemetery in Hellam Twp, York County, PA.
  6. John Dietz born November 17, 1818 in York County, PA, died 1898 in Elkhart County, IN and buried at Whitehead Cemetery in Elkhart County, IN.  He married Eliza Myers born 1824 in York County, PA, died August 28, 1897 in Elkhart County, IN and buried at Whitehead Cemetery in Elkhart County, IN
  7. Susanna Dietz born March 1821 in York County, PA, died April 1903 in York County, PA and buried at Dietz Cemetery in Hellam Twp, York County, PA.  She married Frederick Sakemiller born November 21, 1817 in York County, PA, died January 14, 1886 in York County, PA and buried at Dietz Cemetery in Hellam Twp, York County, PA
  8. Elias Dietz born March 8, 1823 in York County, PA, died April 16, 1907 in York County, PA and buried at Dietz Cemetery in Hellam Twp, York County, PA.  He married Leah Rudy born October 30, 1831 in York County, PA, died December 12, 1912 in York County, PA and buried at Dietz Cemetery in Hellam Twp, York County, PA
  9. Jacob Dietz born October 3, 1826 in York County, PA, died January 15, 1892 in York County, PA and buried at Dietz Cemetery in Hellam Twp, York County, PA.  He married Sarah Lauck born March 12, 1828 in York County, PA, died June 7, 1891 in York County, PA and buried at Dietz Cemetery in Hellam Twp, York County, PA

Back to Henry Tyson (1742-1817)

130total visits,1visits today