Diller Genealogy - Page 23
The following data is extracted from The Diller Family, By JL Ringwalt.
1. Adam Diller, son of Philip Adam, had three sons, Peter, Adam, John, and a daughter, Catharine, who became Mrs. Grove.
2. Adam Diller, son of Jean (Han) Martin, was twice married, first to a Fessler, and second to Elizabeth Brown.
It is from this branch of the Caspar Diller family that I (J. L. Ringwalt) am descended on my father's side, and I personally know of three of the daughters of this Adam Diller, as well as his second wife, born Elizabeth Brown, who died while I was a child residing in New Holland.
These daughters were: 1. Catharine, who married Jacob Ringwalt, and became the mother of fourteen sons and four daughters (one of the sons being my father, Samuel Ringwalt). 2. Susanna, who became the wife of Adam Sheaffer, and had one daughter, who became Mrs. Mary Jacobs; 3. Elizabeth, who never married. There was, besides, another daughter by the fist marriage, Anna Margaret, or Margaretta (Peggy), who married the Peter Diller, her second cousin, from whom the Hanover Dillers are descended.
John Diller, brother of the above-mentioned Adam, lived in the vicinity of Churchtown, Lancaster County, and George W. Ringwalt says that he and his wife and some of his daughters are buried in the Lutheran graveyard, at New Holland, near or by the side of the grave of his brother Adam Diller. George W. Ringwalt also recollects that one of his daughters, named Magdalene, married Simon Mentzer, and that he had two other daughters, one of whom was named Elizabeth, who married Joseph Weaver, and another named Mary, who died unmarried. It also appears, from letters received by Dr. David Diller, in August, 1877, from members of the Maryland family of Dillers, that they are all descended from the above-mentioned John Diller, and that the list of his descendants included several sons as well as daughters. John Diller, of Mount Pleasant, Maryland, in a letter dated August 23, 1877, says: I am related to Mrs. Simon Mentzer of Maryland, she being my father's sister. My father's name was Martin. John Diller, son of Han Martin, had three sons, as well as I can recollect, though he may have had one or more that died young. The three I have reference to were Adam, Martin, and John, and he had four daughters, viz., Magdalene Mentzer, Hetty Sneder, Polly (or Mary) Diller, and Betsy (or Elizabeth) Diller. Martin Diller (the youngest) was my father.
Therefore my genealogy is as follows: John Diller, son of Martin Diller, who was a son of John Diller, who was a son of Han Martin Diller, who was a son of Caspar Diller, the first Diller in America. My father, Martin Diller, had four sons, viz., Levi, Jacob, John, and William H. Diller (who is now dead), and two daughters, who are now living, viz., Mary Spurrier and Louisa Wright. Levi Diller's address is Green Center, Noble County, Indiana. Jacob Diller's address is Mount Pleasant, Frederick County, Maryland. Mary Spur
Source: The Diller Family, By JL Ringwalt