Diller Genealogy - Page 05
The following data is extracted from The Diller Family, By JL Ringwalt.
of Tilly. Superstitious they may have been, but it was not a superstition that interfered with the consciences or the happiness of others. There was in it neither persecution nor proselytism; it was a reverential awe for the workings of nature, which they could not understand, for the attributes of Deity, which they might not comprehend - the simple childish veneration of a religious deposition, expending itself in ways sometimes, perhaps, fantastical and absurd, but never cruel nor malicious. Upon such a people, lulled to security by the conciliatory temper of Richlieu and the kindly offices of Mazarin, surrounded by the comforts of more that a quarter of a century of peace, burst the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, to be followed by the brutal soldiery of Turenne and Montclas. Spires and Worms, Heidelberg and Mannheim went down in flames. The electorate of Treves and the margravate of Baden were covered with desolation. Such was the Palatinate and its fate. It is the story of out ancestors, yours and mine."
Dr. David Diller, after seeing proofs of most of the matter published herewith, kindly writes to me in reference to the subjects discussed above as follows, under date of November 19, 1877: -
I think you are about correct in your hypothesis that the original Caspar Diller was one of the seven thousand that returned from England to the continent, and from thence migrated to America. But that he resided for some time in Holland prior to going to England, seems incontestable from the differences in the orthography of the name, and various other circumstances. However, this may be, tradition has it, and I have often heard my aunts say so, that he married in England; and that when he went to the neighborhood of New Holland, and bought property, his wife had a linen apron full of silver. Taking all the evidence together, it appears that after his marriage in England he turned his face again toward his native land, whither he went with the seven thousand returning German emigrants; but that his wife, being of English origin, and unable to adapt herself to the language and customs of the Continent, or, perhaps owing to the unsettled condition of the country, they concluded to seek a peaceful abode in the new world. It also appears evident from your statement that the Han (Jean) Adam is synonymous with Philip Adam.
Source: The Diller Family, By JL Ringwalt