Diller Genealogy - Page 02
The following data is extracted from The Diller Family, By JL Ringwalt.
learned to make, or did make wooden shoes. (Juliana Diller, now Dietrich, of New Holland, had a pair of wooden shoes of his manufacture.)
That Caspar went to England is proved by his marriage with an English woman. Whether his father also went to England is not known. Now for the name again. The English have no [umlaut u], so they put a double e for it; and on this first syllable placed the accent, thus Deelor. They also dropped the German or Dutch [umlaut o], and made it simply o. Some one in America knowing the origin of the name, restored the letters as nearly as possible, without greatly varying the original pronunciation. Thus De-ller --- Diller.
Caspar's affection for his French kindred, country, and language must have been very strong, because he called his two oldest boys by the name of Jean, or as corrupted, Han - the first Han Adam and the second Han Martin - a common way of naming in France - and the youngest Caspar.
Now I will give my genealogy as follows:
1st Generation in America. Caspar, Sen.
2nd Han (Jean) Adam. (2) Han (Jean) Martin (2) Caspar, Jun.
3d Adam (3) Adam (3) Martin
4th Peter, married (4) Anna Margaretta
5th Daniel married (4) Anna
6th (6) David
Here is another method to reckon my genealogy.
1. Caspar, Sen. begot (2) Han Adam, and (2) Han Adam begot (3) Adam, and (3) Adam begot (4) Peter (who married his second cousin, (4) Anna Margaretta Diller, who was the daughter of (3)Adam, who was the son of (2) Han Martin, who was the son of (1)Caspar, Senior), (4) Peter begot (5) Daniel (who married (4) Anna, who was the daughter of (3) Martin, who was the son of (2) Caspar, Junior, who was the son of (1) Caspar, Senior), (5) Daniel begot (6)David.
I was born near Hanover, at Plum Creek, York County, Pa., January 18th, A. D. 1836.
Reside at present, York Sulphur Springs, Adams County, Penna.
Source: The Diller Family, By JL Ringwalt