Diller Genealogy - Page 06
The following data is extracted from The Diller Family, By JL Ringwalt.
In regard to the relationship between the New Holland, Hanover, and Ringwalt branches of the Diller family, and various traditions of general interest, I have received the following statements. Mr. Charles Diller, who like myself, is a descendant of two branches of the Diller family, in a letter he sent to me from Sterling, Illinois, dated December 8, 1875, says: -
"Of the oral family history, our grandmother Ringwalt (born Catharine Diller) was better posted than any person of my acquaintance. Some thirty years ago, while on a visit to Carlisle, she gave me a full, and I believe a com plete, history of the family, from the first emigrant down to that time. I have always been impressed with the thoroughness of her narrative. For a long time I remembered the most of it, but don't feel confident of my remembrance.
"Aunt Betsy Diller (sister of Catharine Ringwalt) was well acquainted with the history, but her knowledge was not so full or perfect as grandmother's. They were the only persons who trace the relationship between the different families.
"I have no written account of grandmother's history. As I now remember it, the first Diller lived over towards the Welsh Mountain. He had three sons. She gave their names; also the names of their children. One of the sons was the father of Peter Diller, my grandfather (that is, Philip Adam Diller). One was the head of her family, that is, her grandfather (or Han Martin Diller, son of Caspar). One was the head of the family living in Cumberland County and elsewhere (that is Caspar Diller, Jr.). She called that first Diller, Caspar."
Other testimony concerning the relationship between the Hanover and New Holland branches is contained in the following extract from letters I received from Levi A. Diller, son of Solomon Diller, of New Holland, dated New Holland, November 11, 1875: "The Hanover Dillers we know all about here. They have visited here, and uncle Roland, them, their grandmother and my father were first cousins. They are in our direct line of Dillers."
The following extract from a letter I received from Mr. Levi A. Diller, of New Holland, son of Mr. Solomon Diller, dated October 18, 1877, in reply to inquiries, cleared away doubts I had previously had as to whether Philip Adam Diller from whom they are descended, was the son, or the grandson, of the immigrating Caspar Diller. He says: -
"We fail to understand exactly the link wanting to connect our family with the Hanover branch. We have it plain enough here, and if the Hanover
Source: The Diller Family, By JL Ringwalt