Diller Genealogy - Page 14
The following data is extracted from The Diller Family, By JL Ringwalt.
I suppose, the Kinzer homestead, located between New Holland and the Welsh Mountain: --
"Mr. B. Frank Kinzer informs me there is on the old homestead a pear tree that his great-grandmother on his father's side (who was Barbara, wife of Caspar Diller), brought with her from Germany about 1729. This tree was a graft from the original pear tree in Germany, known as the Diller Pear. It bore an abundance of fruit until a few years ago, when it commenced to fail. It is now beginning to decay. She brought the tree or graft over in a trunk, one of those enormous trunks or chests, in which you could stow very comfortably two or more of the modern Saratoga trunks, and still leave room for others."
The locality of Loch Platz or Hole Place, however, is alleged by Mr. George W. Ringwalt to be the farm on Mill Creek, about one mile south of New Holland, on which Adam Diller lived and died about 1835. There is a small family graveyard on this farm in which the immigrant Caspar Diller and his son Han Martin are buried. Further particulars in regard to it will be found in the Appendix. It seems probable that Caspar Diller settled first on the Kinzer homestead, and subsequently removed to and died on the adjacent Adam Diller farm (Loch Platz).
[The grave of Caspar Diller has since been discovered in Lebanon County. ---T. D.]
Dr. Diller Luther informs me that, about fifty years ago, he and Roland Diller, of New Holland, counted up about two hundred and fifty Dillers, and descendants of Dillers, then living at various places between the Conestoga, at or near Hinkletown on the north, and Mill Creek on the south, and it was then believed that a very large portion of the land between these streams, at the points indicated, had belonged to various branches of the Diller family, and the families with which they were intermarried.
Love of agriculture was very deeply implanted in my father, Samuel Ringwalt, and nothing could exceed the delight he felt in good crops, and in the careful attention to all the details of farming operations which lead to suc cess. He received a premium, of a silver cup, from the Chester County Agricultural Society in 1859, for the best cultivated and productive farm submitted for competition, and this incident is typical of the earnest devotion to agricultural pursuits which has characterized many members of the family. Other illustrations of this spirit are furnished by the tradition communicated to me by my father, that the grafts from which the Diller Pear (famous in the pomological annals of the country) has sprung, was brought to this country from Germany by the wife of the original immigrant, and by the additional fact
Source: The Diller Family, By JL Ringwalt