Diller Genealogy - Page 08
The following data is extracted from The Diller Family, By JL Ringwalt.
his name, Caspar and this Caspar was my grandfather, who came across the river, after he had five children, and lived in this (Cumberland) County, and died at the age of fifty-six years. His surviving family consisted of seven sons and five daughters. Of the other two male tribes I do not know very much; but what I do know is this: that Philip Adam had a son called Adam, and this Adam had a son called Peter, and lived near Hanover, and was marred to Anna Margaretta Diller, daughter of Adam Diller, his second cousin, which last-named Adam Diller was a son of the above named Han Martin, who was a son of the above named Caspar Diller from Germany, had, no doubt, a large family left, as well as the other two tribes; but I only know of four - your mother (Mrs. Ringwalt), Anna Margaretta Diller, Mrs. Susanna Sheaffer, and Betsy Diller, who lived to be eighty-four years old when she died, and was unmarried at the time of her death. Mrs. Ringwalt was the mother of eighteen children, fourteen sons and four daughters, who were all alive when Louis, the youngest, was twenty-two years old, and then Mrs. Strine died in her fortyseventh year.
"Caspar Diller, the youngest child of Caspar Diller from Germany, emigrated from the vicinity of New Holland to Cumberland County in the year 1772 or 1773, when my father was five years old, and he was the third child of this second Caspar Diller. What little I know of the original Diller family I have from my father.
"I have a deed in my possession, dated December 16, 1769, of the sale of 336 acres of land from Caspar Diller to his son Caspar.
His Signature: CASPAR [CED] DEELOR Mark
[It will be perceived that in the above signature the letters CED are substituted for the "x" commonly used where a name is not written. A learned friend suggests that they are intended to represent the words Christus est Deus, or Christ is God, and this form may have been adopted by Protestants embittered by persecution, for expressing an idea analogous to that which led to the use of the "x" in signatures in Catholic countries.]
DESCENDANTS OF HAN MARTIN DILLER
Source: The Diller Family, By JL Ringwalt