He married Luise Charlotte Maria Ernestine Hüser on 23 September 1881 in Vilz, Mecklenburg-Schwerin. They had two illegitimate children before getting married who died as infants. William and Marie immigrated together with his two sisters later that year on the S/S Westphalia. They had seven children in the USA and lived on and tended to a large farm in Hamlin, Monroe, New York, later moving to a farm in Parma.
Church books for St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hilton, NY lists his death of 5 July 1933 on pg. 350 and states the following information about him:
"Echart George Christian [William] Diedrick. Born 25 Dec 1856 Norendorf, Meck-Schw, Germany. Age 76 yrs 6 mos 10 days". Other information listed is that he was married on 23 September 1881. Birth date and marriage date have been corroborated by baptismal and marriage records found on Ancestry.com.
Baptism of Eduard Georg Christian Diedrichs. Ancestry.com: Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.
"Deutschland, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Volkszählung, 1867", database with images, FamilySearch, Eckardt Dietrich in entry for Marie Dietrich, 1867.
Marriage of Eccard Georg Christian Diedrichs and Louise Charlotte Marie Hüser. Ancestry.com: Mecklenburg, Germany, Parish Register Transcripts, 1740-1918. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009.
"New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1891," database with images, FamilySearch, Eckhard Diederichs, 1881; citing Immigration, New York City, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication M237 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 1,027,014.
"New York State Census, 1892," database with images, FamilySearch, William Dedrick, 1892; citing Hamlin, E.D. 02, county offices, New York; FHL microfilm 833,785.
"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch, William Dederick, Hamlin Township, Election District 1, Monroe, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 12, sheet 10A, family 228, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,072.
"New York State Census, 1905," database with images, FamilySearch, William M Diedrick, Hamlin, E.D. 01, Monroe, New York; citing p. 32, line 35, various county clerk offices, New York; FHL microfilm 833,791.
"United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch, William Diederichs, Clarkson, Monroe, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 5, sheet 1A, family 8, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 988; FHL microfilm 1,375,001.
"New York State Census, 1915," database, FamilySearch, William Diedrich, Parma, A.D. 05, E.D. 03, Monroe, New York, United States; from "New York, State Census, 1915," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing p. 29, line 50, state population census schedules, 1915, New York State Archives, Albany.
"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch, William Diedrick, Parma, Monroe, New York, United States; citing ED 31, sheet 11A, line 46, family 263, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1119; FHL microfilm 1,821,119.
Ancestry.com: William Deidrick in the New York, U.S., State Census, 1925. New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1925; Election District: 02; Assembly District: 05; City: Parma; County: Monroe; Page: 17.
"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch, William Diedrick, Parma, Monroe, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 235, sheet 8B, line 82, family 201, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1447; FHL microfilm 2,341,182.
"New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956", database, FamilySearch, William A Diedrick, 1933.
Many thanks to Norman "Toppy" Feil, originally from Parma, New York, who did extensive research into the Diedrich family and many other German-American families in the Rochester, New York area. He would travel to the Lutheran churches in the area and, using his knowledge of written German, would read and take notes on church vital records that ultimately lead me to finding the baptismal and marriage records for William and his wife Marie, as well as their family and ancestors.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with William by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with William: