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  • ID: I128019
  • Name: Daniel Smyram Dietz 1
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 02 JAN 2009
  • Birth: 10 NOV 1861 in Catoosa Co., Georgia 1
  • Death: 24 MAY 1941 2
  • Burial: Dietz Cemetery, Boynton, Catoosa Co., Georgia 3
  • Reference Number: 51
  • Note:
    [2156644.FTW]

    From 'Dietz Cookbook and History 1990' compiled by Sharon Pierce Schierand Maybelle McAbee Bates:

    'DANIEL SMYRAM DIETZ and LULA PETERS

    Daniel Smyram Dietz, the seventh child and third son of DanielFrederick Dietz and Matheny
    Ann Cordell Dietz, was born on 10 November 1861 in Catoosa Cbunty,Georgia. He was the first of the Dietz children to be born after thefamily had moved from Lafayette to the Boynton area.
    On-31 July 1882 Daniel married Lula Peters in Catoosa'County,Georgia. Born on 6 December 1862, probably in Jackson or Bartow/CassCounty, Georgia, Lula was the daughter of Jacob Born Robertson Peters andBarbra Tinney Peters. This family had moved to Catoosa County sometime inthe late 1870's, purchasing property near the present-day Boynton Driveentrance to Chickamauga Park.
    Daniel and Lula lived on the north side of Dietz Cemetery, and theirfarm lay on both sides of Dietz Road. Besides farming, Daniel had awoodworking shop and a blacksmith shop. He made furniture, farm tools,and many other household items. He also made wooden coffins, and Lulamade the black sateen linings.
    When Pleasant Hill (Boynton) Baptist Church was founded in August1884, Lula Dietz was one of the first members received into membership'by experience.' Along with his brother C. F. Dietz, Daniel served asexecutor for their father's estate.
    Daniel had rented out additional farmland at the Ross place, andeach day Lula took the buggy and brought lunch to Daniel and the boys. Inthe late summer of 1904 Lula and her son Amos drank from an unused wellthere on the Ross place and both contracted typhoid fever. Amos nearlydied, but Aunt Sallie Akins Dietz took him home with her and nursed himback to health. However, Lula grew sicker and sicker, and she died at theage of 41 on 5 September 1904. She was buried in Dietz Cemetery.
    Lula had always objected to Daniel and the boys playing theirfiddles and banjo for dances, and when she died, they put away their bowsand instruments, never to play again.
    Daniel never remarried, and he always made his home with Amos'family or later with Bob's family. His grandchildren remember him as agentle, soft-spoken man. Whenever any of them did anything theyshouldn't, their granddad would never fuss at them but would say quietly,'Now I wouldn't do that if I was you.' They all say that he was thekindest, most patient man any of them have ever known. He had an even,easy-going temperament, and he always had time to answer the children'squestions, to show them things, or to spend time with them.
    Daniel died at age 79 on 24 May 1941 at the home of his son RobertDietz on Dyer Bridge Road. He was buried beside his beloved Lula in DietzCemetery.

    Information about the Peters family received
    from Pamela Edwards Farmer, a descendant of Gus Peters.
    Biographical information received from Lula Dietz Pierce, Bobbie DietzHuskey, Edith Dietz Rich, Roy Dietz, and Ira Dietz Jr.
    Information about children and grandchildren of Daniel S. and Lula PetersDietz taken from the personal records of Lula Dietz Pierce and alsoreceived from Edith Dietz Rich and Bobbie Dietz Huskey.

    * * * * *

    Uncle Sid told this story when he was on his deathbed, just a few daysbefore he died:
    They were making sorghum, and Grandpa Dietz sent Sid, Daniel, and Willback up to get another
    barrel for syrup. Sid and Daniel decided that it would be easier to rollthe barrel downhill if they put Will into the barrel and rolled it. Thevtold Will, who was still a boy, that if he'd get in the barrel, he couldjust roll back down the hill and wouldn't have to walk. They talked Willinto climbing in, and then they gave the barrel a good shove. That barrelrolled down that hill and got to going so fast it kept on going andclimbed right up a tree! And Will was skinned from 'A' to 'Z' ! EdithDietz Rich

    Daniel and Amos had a sorghum mill and a cider mill, and Will's familyused to go over there to make sorghum and also cider. Dixie Ruth DietzHenley'

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    Father: Daniel Frederick Dietz b: 12 AUG 1820 in McMinnville, Warren, Tennessee
    Mother: Matheny Ann Cordell b: 24 JUN 1830 in Habersham Co., Georgia

    Marriage 1 Lula Peters b: 06 DEC 1862
    • Married: 31 JUL 1882 in Catoosa Co., Georgia 4
    Children
    1. Has Children Ira Amos Dietz b: 28 APR 1883 in Catoosa Co., Georgia
    2. Has Children Robert Dietz b: 27 JUL 1886

    Sources:
    1. Title: 'Dietz Cookbook & History'
      Abbrev: 'Dietz Cookbook & History'
      Author: Sharon Pierce Schier & Maybelle McAbee Bates, compilers
      Publication: 1990 The Print Shop, 110 Herron Street, Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. 30742 (706) 861-5088
      Note:
      Very good
      Repository:
        Name: Unknown

      Page: A-50
    2. Title: 'Dietz Cookbook & History'
      Abbrev: 'Dietz Cookbook & History'
      Author: Sharon Pierce Schier & Maybelle McAbee Bates, compilers
      Publication: 1990 The Print Shop, 110 Herron Street, Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. 30742 (706) 861-5088
      Note:
      Very good
      Repository:
        Name: Unknown

      Page: A-52
    3. Title: Dietz Cemetery
      Abbrev: Dietz Cemetery
      Author: Margaret Dietz Durham
      Publication: Transcript mailed to me, 7/29/2000
      Repository:
        Name: Unknown
    4. Title: 'Dietz Cookbook & History'
      Abbrev: 'Dietz Cookbook & History'
      Author: Sharon Pierce Schier & Maybelle McAbee Bates, compilers
      Publication: 1990 The Print Shop, 110 Herron Street, Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. 30742 (706) 861-5088
      Note:
      Very good
      Repository:
        Name: Unknown

      Page: A-51
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