March 24, 1849, St. Louis, Missouri.

February 2, 1890, St. Louis, Missouri.

Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.

Diekenga’s family emigrated to America in 1847. He married Nellie H. de Jong, possibly in St. Louis. His works include:

  1. Arise! Ye Christian Youth
  2. Beside the Still Waters
  3. Comrades, Hear the Captain Calling!
  4. Do Your Duty
  5. Forward
  6. Glorious Day
  7. Lift Your Eyes!
  8. Our Father’s Business
  9. We Are Building Every Day