The Diefenthaeler Tree contains the descendants of the brothers Phillip Leonard Diefenthaeler and Jacob Diefenthaeler, both from Gau-Heppenheim, near Alzey, Hessen (Germany).
Jacob Diefenthaeler emigrated to Brazil in 1826 together with his wife Elizabeth Diehl, born on December 10, 1780, in Biebelnheim, Hessen. The couple’s children also came to Brazil, along with the children of Phillip Leonard, Elisabetha’s first husband.
The tree contains more than 900 descendants of the immigrants, as well as their spouses and parents.
As my wife is related to the Diefenthaler family, some people that appear in this tree also appear in the Main Tree.
Author of the Diefenthaeler family tree
This family tree is the result of the research of Roberto Dillenburg Heberle, who wrote a book about this family. Roberto provided a copy of his book for publication on this site. The tree on the site was generated automatically from an MS-Word file provided by Roberto. As the process of translating the MS-Word file into the tree format is imperfect, the tree on the website may contain conversion errors.
Suggestions for addition and correction are welcome, but should be sent directly to Roberto Heberle, responsible for this research, through his e-mail.
To build the tree, Roberto took care to research original sources. Therefore, when suggesting a correction, please inform the source (civil, religious, oral information, …), on which you are based to make your correction suggestion.
Color scheme of this tree
As can be seen in the image above, the pages of this tree are displayed in shades of light blue, to distinguish them from the pages of other trees on the site.