Diller Genealogy - Page 10
The following data is extracted from The Diller Family, By JL Ringwalt.
The name Philip, also, is not recognized on her tomb, merely Adam. My father pointed the graves out to me, and he even had forgotten or did not know, his name was Philip Adam, the same name as his grandfather.
[I think it probable his name was Adam, as it is so reported by Dr. David Diller, and so recorded on my great-grandmother Diller's tombstone, and so remembered by George W. Ringwalt. J. L. R. ]
During a considerable portion of the life of this Adam Diller he owned and resided on a farm located between the Blue Ball and Churchtown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. I learned this fact from my uncle, George W. Ringwalt, who added that my great-grandmother, Elizabeth Diller, drew her widow's dower from the purchaser of that farm for an unusually long period, about fifty years, according to the tombstone inscription. The presumption is also raise by the locality of this farm that the Dillers who now reside near Blue Ball and towards the vicinity of Churchtown, Lancaster County, were, like my great-grandfather Adam, descendants of the son of Caspar Diller, named Jean (Han) Martin. I mentioned this fact partly because one of the letters I received from Levi A. Diller, dated November 11, 1875, says: "Uncle Roland and my father can account for all the Dillers around this section, except a family living about Churchtown, the count. They never could learn where they descended from. They never claimed any relationship. Both my father and uncle Roland have tried to find from what stock they were descended, but to this day have not succeeded in doing so. There is a link dropped in our own county. The family is an old one, too.
[They may be descendants of Francis Diller, who settled in the vicinity after Caspar settled, and was the ancestor of J. S. Diller, the distinguished geologist. - T. Diller.]
In addition to the Ringwalt and Sheaffer descendants of Han or Jean Martin Diller, the Hanover branch is also descended from Han Martin, through their maternal ancestry Anna Margaretta, who married Peter, a de scendant of Philip Adam. The Maryland Dillers, too, are descended from Han or Jean Martin, through their ancestor John, who was the brother of Adam, son of Han Martin. It is also exceedingly probable, if not absolutely certain, that the Lebanon Dillers are descendants of Han Martin, as will be seen by letters published elsewhere.
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS -- NEW IMMIGRANTS
Source: The Diller Family, By JL Ringwalt