Diller Genealogy - Page 19
The following data is extracted from The Diller Family, By JL Ringwalt.
were doubtless many other participants in the late struggle, of whose services I have received no information.
Some served voluntarily or involuntarily on the Southern side. Peter Diller was pressed into home guard service in Texas; and Adam Bare, another descendant of the Dillers, who was a skillful mechanic and engineer, was obliged to superintend a large manufactory in Alabama, in which shovels and tools were made for the use of the Confederate Army.
One of the descendants of the Diller family, Samuel Houston Baker, is a Commander in the United States Navy. He was commissioned as Lieutenant March 12, 1868, and commissioned Lieutenant Commander December 18, 1868.
The list of clergymen who are descended from the Dillers, embraces the names of Rev. John Baker Clemson, an Episcopal clergyman, of Claymont, Delaware; Rev. Jacob W. Diller, rector of St. Luke's Church, Brooklyn; Rev. Alonzo P. Diller, rector of St. John's Church, Marietta, Pennsylvania; Rev. Walter North, and Rev. Simon Diller, of the United Brethren denomination, of Churchtown, Cumberland County; and Rev. H. W. Diller, rector of Trinity Church, Pottsville, Pa.
[Both Rev. Jacob Diller and Rev. Alonzo Diller met tragic deaths. The former burned to death on a steamer; the latter perished with his wife and child in the Johnstown flood, in 1889. He was at the time rector of St. Mark's Church, Johnstown. --- T. D. ]
Samuel Diller, who recently died near Dillsburg, built a church on his farm, in which he frequently conducted religious services, and he made the building free to clergymen of all denominations.
Samuel Diller, of Hanover, took a prominent part in the construction of the Hanover Branch Railroad, commenced in 1851.
The list of editors, authors, and writers embraces Miss Kate Barton (now Mrs. Neilson), Isaac R. Diller, G. B. Porter Ringwalt, William W. Davis, of Sterling, Illinois, Adam Henry Diller (now deceased), Mrs. Lydia A. D. Zell, daughter of the late William Diller, of Lancaster, and John Luther Ringwalt.
In the medical profession, Dr. John Luther, husband of Elizabeth Diller, and her son, Dr. John W. Luther, labored long and successfully. The list of other physicians of the family embraces Dr. Martin Luther, of reading, Penn
Source: The Diller Family, By JL Ringwalt