3. Francis DIEL (Peter
) was born in 1711. He died on 17 Oct 1777 in Germantown, Pa.
Earliest public record confirming Francis Deal's presence in Phila. is adeed dated 27 Aug 1746. This involved purchase by several farmers of anaccess road to their property. According to their published history,Francis & Katrina Diel lived for a time with his parents beforepurchasing their own land and building a hoe. The home they later builtwas called the "Abbey Inn." Francis Diel worked as a butcher, aprofession that several of his sons took up. Francis Deal was shot by aBritish soldier while he stood in the doorway of his home shortly beforethe Battle of Germantown on 17 Oct. 1777.
Francis married Katrina BUTZ in 1745 in Philadelphia, Pa. Katrina was born in 1721. She died on 4 May 1796 in Philadelphia, Pa.
They had the following children: