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Although German in origin, the bulk of the family in this country has come to be identified with that group of early Americans known as the "Pennsylvania Dutch". The early English settlers coined this term and although they really meant to say "Deutsch", meaning German, the word soon became corrupted into "Dutch". They applied this name to those German, Swiss, and even French Huguenots who had arrived here in the 1700's and early 1800's and settled first in that small area roughly defined as south-central and eastern Pennsylvania. In the late 1700's many of these immigrants, or their descendants, began migrating down into the Shenandoah Valley area of Maryland and Virginia and into certain counties of North Carolina. The early 1800's brought the big land lotteries which attracted these people to Georgia, Missouri, etc. At this same time the big push into Ohio and the Midwest began. 
In 1724 about ten thousand Palatine embarked from French ports destined for New Orleans. They have been swallowed up with the French immigration to Louisana and their German surnames "Frenchified".
The big immigration in Texas occurred in the 1840's and the California Gold Rush attracted a number of them.
The spelling of a surname generally has little significance. Even Benjamin Franklin would sometimes write his name as "Franklyn". As the tax lists show, one year we have George Deel in Milford Twp., Bucks County, PA and in subsequent years he is listed as Dell, Tell, Teell, and Deal. However, the variations in the spelling of the name came about --- either in an attempt by the family member to conform with his English neighbors, or an English clerk's phonetic spelling of the name --- it makes the researcher's task more difficult. 
Early 18th Century Palatine Emmigration
In 1709 Queen Anne of England, desiring good Protestant, sturdy workers to colonize the Mohawk Valley in New York State and work her tar pits there, financed 6 shiploads of Germans from the Palatinate or Pfalz area of South Germany. They sailed from Amsterdam harbor in Holland and landed in London where they lived in wretched, miserable conditions. Some she sent to certain Irish counties but most sailed for New York. They found conditions in the Mohawk Valley almost as bad as those they had left behind -- their area in Germany had earlier been devastated by the 30 Years' War -- and many returned in 1711 to Germany. Many also migrated down into the Tuplehocken Valley area of Pennsylvania but the majority settled in New York where today that area is filled with German names.
Sailing with the 3rd party which embarked 5-10 June 1709 were Johan Diel and wife. The 4th party sailed 21 June 1709 with Henrig Diel, Ananias Tiell (with wife and two children). The 5th party sailed 15 July 1709 with Kristiaan Diel and wife. Sixth party sailed 28 July 1709 with Johan Jurg Diel and wife and one child. Those who returned to Holland in 1711 were Christiaan Dhiel and one person, Herman Diehl and three persons, George Thiel and four persons, Johannes Thiel and two persons. Governor Hunter issued rations for these emigrants and in 1710 Annanias Dill (alias Thiel) had two adults and two children. Any one under 10 was considered a child. In 1712 he had 1-2 on these subsistence lists. Wilhelm Dill had 1-2 in 1710 and 1-0 in 1712. Anna Clara Dillin ("in" or "en" denoted female) had 1-0 in 1710 and 1712. Adolph Thiel had 2-1 both years. The Simmendinger Register shows that in 1717 Wilhelm Diell, wife, and one child were living in New York City. 
Lists of Germans From the Palatinate Who Came to England in 1709
Most of these Germans eventally found their way to New York's Mohawk Valley. On 27 May 1709, Bernard Tiel, age 40, husbandman and vinedresser (h & v), his wife, sons aged 13,10,2, and daughters aged 18,11,6,4 were members of the Reformed Church. ON 2 June 1709, Johann Tiel, age 22, h & v, and his wife were members of Catholic Church. Adolf Diel, age 32, h & v, and his wife were member of Reformed Church. On 11 June 1709, John Thiel, age 50, h & v, his wife, daughter age 18 and 12 were members of Lutheran Church. Herman Tiel, age 26, h & v, his wife and daughter age 2 were member of Lutheran Church. Jacob Tiel, age 24, a cooper, was member of Lutheran Church. Ananias Tiel, age 36, a wheelwright, his wife and sons age 5 and 1 were members of Lutheran Church. 
Pennsylvania German Pioneers
These three volumes comprise an almost lifetime work of leading Pennsylvania Dutch authorities, Dr Strassburger and Dr Hinke. They are the most complete collection of immigration lists for the Pennsylvania Dutch. The law required that three lists be made of the passengers for each ship. One was made by the Captain, one by the clerk on the dock at Philadelphia, and the third was the signatures of the immigrants themselves. However, only infrequently were the three lists actually made. And although you would expect the one signed by the immigrants to be the most accurate, this was not always the case. Some could only make their "X", some attempted to scrawl their signatures, and many were illiterately illegible. When the lists differ, the spelling variations are placed in brackets. Port of embarkation was Rotterdam unless otherwise shown.
Hans Michl (Michel) Tiell (Diel) with 3-1/2 persons in his party arrived on the "William and Sarah" on 18 September 1727. Weyan Teale (Wyan Diell) came on "Molley" on 30 September 1727. Alexander Till (Alex-... [page 3 ends, pages 4 and 5 missing, beginning on page 6] ..migrants named in the ship lists was Michael Diel who located in Philadelphia. On a list of passengers mainly from Ireland arriving in American ports was Francis Deale from Granard who arrived in the port of New York in 1815 on the "Amphion". The port of departure was Dublin. 
Passenger Arrivals, 1819-1820
Arriving during the quarter ending 31 March 1820 were: Johanna C Diehl, age 40, a butcher from Germany on "Telemachus" intending to become an inhabitant of US and John Deal, age 23, a merchant from Ireland on "Victory" intending to become an inhabitant on Nova Scotia. For quarter ending 30 September 1820 were: J Diehl (male, age 22) a smith from Germany and A M Diehl (female, age 25) a servant from Germany on "Unity" intending to become inhabitants of US. 
Passengers Who Arrived in the United States, 1821-23
Dehl, age 38, male, shoemaker from France arrived on the "Baltic" for the quarter ending (q.e.) 31 December 1821. For q.e. 30 September 1822, T M Teal, age 47, male, merchant from Portugal on "Eliza". For q.e. 31 December 1822, Margaret Teale, age 40 from Ireland on "Alexander". For q.e. 30 September 1823, D Teale, age 40, male, merchant from Great Britain, on "Cortes".  A New Land Beckoned
In 1846 a mass immigration of Germans occurred in Texas. They landed on the Texas coast, mostly at Galveston, and traveled inland to specially formed counties that awaited them. Among these immigrants were Christian Diehl, age 56, who died, from Bretthausen, his widow Christine nee Brandenberger, and eight persons and one baby, who arrived in 1845 on the "Garonne". Martin Diehl, single from Camberg, in 1846 on the "Bohemia". Christian Thiel, single, age 25, in 1844 on "Ferdinand". Gustav Thiel arrived in 1846 on "Franziska" and resided in Galveston County. Wilhem Thiel, widower, with two children from Drinhausen in 1846 on "Henry". August Thiele, married, from Kohlde (Pohlde?) in 1846 on "Talisman". Carl Thiele, single, and Carl Thiele, married, from Wendessen, Brauschweig (Brunswick), arrived in 1846 on "Louise" and resided in Comal County. Heinrich Thiele, single, from Peine, Hannover in 1846 arrived on "Louise". Heindrich Thiele arrived from Hohenfelde, Weimar, in 1845 on "Margaretha". Wilhiem Thiele, single, came from Pohlde, in 1846 on "Talisman". 
California Pioneer Register and Index
In 1844 John Deal, an American sailor of the "Benjamin Morgan" landed sick and was aided by the consul at Mont. in 1844-5. In 1846, J F Diel was in company F of California Battalion. Also, in 1846 Valentine Diel was in this same company. In 1848 he had a lot at San Francisco. 'The name was perhaps, Diehl, who, according to Ballhaus, was an overland immigrant with Hoppe and Harlan. He was still at San Francisco, a grocer, in 1852-4, and later a farmer near Mayfield, where he died about 1882.' Hiram Teal, native of New England, brought a stock of goods from Mazatlan and kept a store at San Francisco in 1841-43. He went to Honolulu in 1843 on the "Diamond" en route for Mexico. 
Naturalizations of Foreign Protestants in American and West Indian Colonies
Naturalized at the Philadelphia County courthouse: Peter Deal, Pennslyvania, 10 April 1760; George Diehl, Alsace Twp., Berks Co., PA, 7 April 1761; John Deal, Longswamp Twp., Berks Co., PA, 29 September 1762. John Gottfried Teele, Northern Liberties Twp., Philadelphia Co., PA, 3 April 1763; Adam and George Deel, Dover Twp., York Co., PA, 1 April 1764; Caspar Deal, Carnarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., PA, 9 September 1764; Michael Diehl, Long Swamp Twp., Berks Co., PA, 22 September 1765; Theobald Diehl, Germantown Twp., Philadelphia Co., PA, 22 September 1765; Nicholas Diehl, York Twp., York Co., PA, 22 September 1765; Eberhard Diehl, North Liberties Twp., Philadelphia Co., PA, 4 October 1765; Wigand Diehl, Frederick Twp., Philadelphia Co., PA, 10 October 1765; Michael and Daniel Diehl, Springfield Twp., Bucks Co., PA, 10 October 1765; Jacob Diehl, Upper Milford Twp., Northampton Co., PA, 15 July 1765; Yost Deile, Lowhill Twp., Northampton Co., PA, 12 September 1765; William Deile, Springfield Twp., Bucks Co., PA, 15 October 1765; Peter Diehl, Lower Saucon Twp., Northampton Co., PA, 14 October 1765; Henry Diehl, Moore Twp., Northampton Co., 20 October 1765. The following are listed under "Quakers and other Protestants who scruple to take an Oath": Francis Diehl, North Liberties, Philadelphia Co., PA 1765; Mathias Diehl, Germantown Twp., Philadelphia Co., PA, 1765; Peter Diehl, Haycock Twp., Bucks Co., PA, 1765; Peter Diehl, Springfield Twp., Bucks Co., 1765; Christian Diehl, Germantown Twp., Philadelphia Co., PA, 1765. Peter Deihl of Lancaster Co. was naturalized in Lancaster Co., PA, 16 May 1769.  Colonial Maryland Naturalizations
Nicholas Diel, a German, was naturalized on 14 April 1762. His communion was administered at the Reformed Church, Frederick Co., MD. Christian Teal, a German, was naturalized on 14 September 1763. His communion was administered at St. Pauls (no location). 
Pennsylvania Archives - Land Caveat Book
At a meeting of the Governors the 24th February 1767: Nicholas Deal, agent for George Stevenson, hearing postponed. Meeting on 27 June 1769: Jacob Deal, - als Teel, advised to take out a new Warrant for 91 acres. Meeting on 30 March 1773: Faelix Deel was involved in a dispute over land which had been surveyed for his father, Peter, who died 1755, who had taken out a Warrant for 50 acres in 1755. Meeting on 26 May 1789: the case of Charles Diehl vs Andrew Finley was dismissed. Meeting 3 Augus 1790: Frederick Deihl's Warrant for 60 acres is order executed. Meeting 2 May 1791: the hearing of Joseph Martin vs Kesster Deel is postponed. 
Wills and Administrations of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
This includes Union, Mifflin, and Indiana counties. Letters of Administration granted Sophi and Michael Deal, 12 November 1799 for deceased Phillip Deal. Letters granted 31 March 1813 for deceased John and Henry Deal of West Buffalo. 
Index of Berks County, Pennsylvania, Wills and Administration Records
Wills include: John Deehl, 1780 Will Book B, p14 and Book 3, p13, John Fear, executor. Adam Diehl, 1828, Will Book 6 p244, Adam Diehl, exec. John Diehl, 1793, Will Book B, p316 and Will Book 3 p207, Philip and John Diehl, execs.
Early Deals in United States
In 1697, a John Deal is shown on a list of taxpayers of Perquimens Precinct, North Carolina .
In 1722, a William Deall and John Deall are shown patenting land 
In 1729, a Malachi Deal is shown on the first tax list in Perquimans County, NC . He is listed next to Jesse Bunch. [A William Deal married Anna Bunch in this county].
In 1738-41 in Lancaster County, Pennslyvania, Deals are mentioned in Will Books. Michael Deal intestate 1738, again in 1739, and William Deal intestate 1741 [1,14]. Later, Deals with different spellings, e.g. Deil, Diehl, are men tioned .
In April 1759 in Lancaster County, Pennslyvania, a Daniel Deal (Rev War Vet) was born.
In 1769 in Pasquotank County, North Carolina, these Deal names appeared on the county tax list: Thomas Deal (1-0-0), John Deal (1-0-0), and Richard Deal (1-0-0) .
In 1774, William Deal may have been born in North Carolina.
Deals fought in the Revolutionary War. These six Deals are listed in the DAR Patriot Index . Daniel Deal, born April 1759, died 4 July 1839/40, mar ried Catherine Shake, a private from Pennsylvania (file W6999). [Daniel Deal entered service from Lancaster, Penn., as private for 2 months under Captain Stevens, 6 months under Captain Anthony Frecker, Colonel Klotts and General Mercer. His pension claim W6999, B L Wt 36640-160-55. Daniel Deal married Catherine Shake in 1801 and died 4 July 1839 in Floyd County (IN).] George Deal, born 1758, died 1832, married Mary Anna Meyers, a 2nd sargarent from Maryland. John Deal, born 1754, died 11 Mar 1838, married Elizabeth Bridges, a private from Mass. John Deal, born 1746, died 1788, married Elizabeth Gardener, a soldier from Pennsylvania. Martin Deal, born 14 Jan 1721, died 12 Dec 1792, married (1st) Fraulein Bunsinger, (2nd) Anna Catherine Zerkiebel, a private from Pennslyvania. William Deal, born Dec 1721, died Feb 1811, married Johanna Reisley, a private from New York.  Others include: Henry Deal, from Pennsylvania (file R2631); Jacob Deal, from North Carolina (file S8318 BLWt 26154:160-55); Samuel Deal, from Pennslyvania (wife Isabella, file W6253); Jacob Diehl, from Pennsylvania (file S22209).
In 1777, there were three Deals serving in Colonel Alexander Martin's Second Regiment. Pvt Isaac Deal in Hall's Company, desceased 1 Jan 1779, Pvt William Deal in Hall's Company, died 5 Mar 1778, and Pvt Reuben Deal, in Martin's Company (3 years), died 28 Apr 1778.
Later, the Greene County North Carolina history listed some men that served from Greene County 9]. This list included: William Deal and Edward Deal. This list in cluded men that saw duty in the Revolutionary War, with the State Militia, Continental Army or otherwise.
In January 1778, A Private William Deal appeared on the 6 February 1778 Muster Roll of Captain Clement Hall's Company, 2nd North Carolina Battalion, recommended by Colonel John Patten.
In 1780 in Greene County, NC, District 7, in the Alstonburg and Speight's Bridge vicinity of northwestern Greene County, Edward Deal (with 100 pounds wealth) was the 15th who appeared, William (with 382 pounds) appeared 62nd. Greene County was formed in 1799 when the name of Glasgow County was changed to Greene. The bulk of courthouse records (1791-1876) were destroyed by fire in 1876. 
On August 8, 1793, the polls were opened for the county of Glasgow at Snow Hill to elect two persons qualified to represent said county in House of Commons in the General Assembly . The list of voters included: 2-Edward Dale [Deal], 194-William Deale jr, 226-William Deale, 240-Lewis Deale, 244-Thomas Deale, 293-Abel Deale .
In Greene County, North Carolina, during the 1800 census, these Deals are listed: Andrew Deal (p 600), Thomas Deal (p 601), Lewis Deal (p 598), William Deal (p 598) .
In 1800 in North Carolina, the census index lists these Deal names: in Greene County, Abel Deal (p 595), Andrew Deal (p 600), Lewis Deal (p 598), Thomas Deal (p 601), William Deal (p 598); in Prq county, Abner Deal (p 652), John Deal (p 646), Joseph Deal (p 653), Joseph Deal (p 660), Malicha Deal (p 652), Moses Deal (p 663), William Deal (p 654), William Deal (p 656); in Nwn county, Adam Deal (p 5); in Pasquotank County, Adam Deal (p 639), John (p 637); in Brk County, George Deal (p 742), Jacob Deal (p 742), John Deal (p 739), Mary Deal (p 741); in Lincoln County, George Deal (p 867), George Deal (p 874), Jacob Deal (p 867), Peter Deal (p 874), William Deal (p 874), William Deal (p 874), William Deal (p 884); in Edg County, James Deal (p 193); in Wake County, James Deal (p 728); in Dpl County, John Deal (p 417), John Deal (p 439); in Chw County, William Deal (p 124) 
In 1810 in North Carolina, the census index lists these Deals names: in Pasquotank County, Adam Deal (p 893), Daniel Deal (p 895), James Deal (p 895), John Deal (p 895), Malachi Deal (p 895); in Srr County, Daniel Deal (p 650); in Edg County, Eli Deal (p 775); in Lincoln County, George Deal (p 500), George Deal jr (p 450), George Deal sr (p 450), Jacob Deal (p 450), Jacob Deal jr (p 500), Jacob Deal sr (p 500), John Deal (p 436), John Deal (p 500), William Deal (p 450), William Deal jr (p 450), William Deal jr (p 450), William Deal sr (p 450); in Brk County, Henry Deal (p 339), Jacob Deal (p 339), John Deal (p 336), William Deal (p 339); in Rowan County, Joseph Deal (p 289); in Bfr County, Thomas Deal (p 130) .
In 1810 in North Carolina, William Deal of Chowan County (heir to William Deal, Soldier) to Jesse Cherry, 640 acres [folder 308 P of A] 
In 1820 in Floyd County, Kentucky, census, David Deal and William Deal are listed. David's census entry shows: Males - 1 over 45, 1 not ?. William's entry shows: Males - 1 over 45, 1 26-45, 1 under 26, 1 under 10 and females - 1 26-45, 1 under 16, 4 under 10. 3 not ?.
In 1822 in Harrison County, KY, Andrew Deal married Mary Barnett. Andrew assisted by brother John Deal. Mary, daughter of James Barnett, assisted by David Barnett. In 1830 in Indiana, Deal names are shown in the census index . In Putnam County, Andrew and John Deal, in Harrison County, Daniel and John Deal, in Floyd County, Daniel Deal, in Clay County, Michael and William Deal, in Monroe County, Nancy Deal, and in Wayne County, John Deale .
 Fulton, Eleanore Jane & Barbara Kendig Mylin. An index to Will Books and Intestate Records of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 1729-1850. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1974. Copy rec'd from Ruthela Deal Kline, 6/20/90.  AIS. 1830 Indiana Census Index. Copy rec'd from Ruthela Deal Kline, 6/20/90.  Pasquotank County, NC Tax List, 1769. Page 1201 (reference data unknown) Copy rec'd from Ruthela Deal Kline, 6/20/90.  [Source/location unknown, p.183] Patent Book Three, page 113. Patent 1988 William Deall and John Deall. 18 Oct 1722. Copy rec'd from Ruthela Deal Kline, 6/20/96.  [Source/location unknown, p. 351] Patent Book 15, page 129. Patent 4,936 Abel Deal. 15 Mar 1756. Copy rec'd from Ruthela Deal Kline, 6/20/90.  [Source/location unknown, p. 478] Patent Book 16, page 292. Patent 6,759 Abel Deal jr. 1 Sep 1759. Copy rec'd from Ruthela Deal Kline, 6/20/96.  History of Perquimans County. pp 22, 116, 144, 145, 200, 211, 236, 237. Copy rec'd from Ruthela Deal Kline, 6/20/96.  DAR Patriot Index. p.182. Copy rec'd from Ruthela Deal Kline, 6/20/96.  Creech, James M. History of Greene County, North Carolina.  List of Early Tax Payers in Perquimens Precinct in 1697. Copy rec'd from Ruthela Deal Kline, 6/20/90.  Index to the 1800 Census of North Carolina, p.63  Index to the 1810 Census of North Carolina, p. 66  Journal of North Carolina Genealogy. Fall 1964, p.340  Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Wills, 1729-1850 and Intestates Extracted by Nellie Mae Spars, 25 E Penn Way, Sparks, NV 89431. Copy