Diller Genealogy - Page 16
The following data is extracted from The Diller Family, By JL Ringwalt.
clivities that led to his appointment as Adjutant General of the State of Pennsylvania by Governor David R. Porter, in 1839, which office he held for six years.
General Adam Diller's successor as Sheriff of Lancaster County was his first cousin, Adam Bare, son of Anna Maria Diller, who married John Bare. Adam Bare was subsequently elected Commissioner of Lancaster County soon after his term of service as Sheriff had expired. His official career embraced service from 1827 to 1830 as Auditor, 1830 to 1833 as Sheriff, and 1834 to 1837 as Commissioner.
About, or shortly before, 1828, when the Anti-Masonic excitement, which subsequently exerted a very important influence upon the politics of Lancaster County and the State of Pennsylvania, was gaining strength, New Holland was a central point of agitation, and Roland Diller, Esq., of that town, was one of the most active participants in that movement. The following references to this subject are made in a brief sketch in the Biographical History of Lancaster County, published in 1872: "Upon the organization of the AntiMasonic party, Mr. Diller was amongst the most prominent and active in that movement. He contributed actively towards the establishment of the first Anti-Masonic paper in the county, and in all the political movements of his party he has ever maintained a leading position ... He has frequently been mentioned for Congress, but he rather chose a life of retirement than one that brought with it great sacrifices and responsibilities."
Solomon Diller, his brother, was an attentive and respected member of the State Legislature during the years 1836, 1837, 1838, and 1839.
My father, Samuel Ringwalt, was elected to serve one term as Brigade Inspector of Lancaster County, ending about 1837. This office was considered important while the old militia system was rigidly enforced.
Subsequently he was appointed Brigade Quartermaster of the regiments of Pennsylvania Reserves under command of General George G. Meade, and in that capacity rendered service in the early stages of the late war, which won the highest encomiums from the victor of Gettysburg. Samuel Ringwalt also successively exercised considerable influence upon partisan movements in Lancaster and Chester counties, at various periods between 1828 and 1870.
Of other descendants of the family who have participated in politics, one of the most prominent was Joseph B. Baker, who was Superintendent of the Columbia Railroad, before its sale to the Pennsylvania Railroad Com-
Source: The Diller Family, By JL Ringwalt