Diller Genealogy - Page 21
The following data is extracted from The Diller Family, By JL Ringwalt.
ceased), son of William Diller, of the vicinity of New Holland; and the other was a member of the Hanover branch, whose death is recorded in the following obituary notice, published in the Hanover Spectator of June 13th, 1877: "On Friday morning last the sad intelligence was received here of the death of our esteemed former townsman, Isaiah P. Diller, Esq., at his residence at Dividing Creek, near Rehobeth, Northumberland County, Virginia on Wednesday morning, from an attack of paralysis, superinduced by a heavy sprain received a few days previous while assisting a neighbor in lifting some weighty articles of merchandise. Mr. Diller was the second son of the late Samuel Diller, Esq., of out town, and was a most genial and estimable gentleman, enjoying the high esteem and confidence of all who knew him. About twenty-two years ago Mr. Diller left here for California and British America, where he amassed quite a handsome fortune in gold mining. In 1864 he returned here, and marrying, remained a number of years, until a few years since having purchased a magnificent estate in Northumberland County, Virginia, facing that noble sheet of water, Chesapeake Bay, removed thither with his family, where he dispensed his hospitality with that lavish liberality and gentlemanly courtesy for which all of his family are proverbial. He was in the very prime and vigor of life, being aged about fifty years, and his sudden cutting off has caused a general feeling of sadness among his many friends. Green be his memory!"
While none of the Diller family, of whom I have any knowledge, have acquired very great fortunes, a number of them have accumulated considerable wealth; few have suffered the direst evils of poverty, and I never heard of any who were arraigned for disgraceful crimes. In their day and generation, and their varied positions, they have borne an honorable and useful part in the great battle of life, and the main body of the present generation, of whom I have any personal knowledge, are creditable representatives of the American advancement of this era.
The women of the family, especially those of the older branches, of whom I know most, and some of their descendants, deserve infinitely more credit than it is in my power to give, for the faithful, industrious, praisewor thy, and irreproachable manner in which they have discharged all true womanly duties. As wives they were models of rectitude and propriety, and true helpmates. As widows, charged with the responsibility of leading young families through the perils of childhood, they displayed a heroism that could not be too highly praised. As daughters and sisters they were self-sacrificing, and serviceable to all who had claims upon their aid, or within the circle of their influence, to an extent that commands my heartfelt admiration. These remarks are particularly true of my two grandmothers, born Dillers; of the widowed sisters of my grandmother Luther; of my mother; of some of my cousins,
Source: The Diller Family, By JL Ringwalt