Diller Genealogy - Page 24
The following data is extracted from The Diller Family, By JL Ringwalt.
rier's address is Johnsville, Frederick County, Maryland, and Louisa Wright resides near Eureka, Kansas. Martin Diller removed from Musselman's farm, adjoining William Bachman's farm, near New Holland, Lancaster County, to Johnsville, Frederick County, Maryland, in 1828. Adam Diller, Martin's brother, and a son of John Diller, died a few months before I was born. He had a son John, who was educated to be a physician by his grandparents on his mother's side, and who died at about the age of 67 or 68. A few years ago his widow lived in Westminster, Maryland. I have six sons and one daughter living. Dr. Charles H. Diller is my oldest son. He married, and lives at Double Pipe Creek, Carroll County, Maryland. My other children are unmarried. Dr. Charles H. Diller also states that he was born in October, 1851, that he graduated at Maryland University, Baltimore, in March, 1872, and has been practicing medicine for nearly six years.
The following letter, written on November 15, 1877, by Mr. John Diller, of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, suggests the query whether the John Diller of the vicinity of Churchtown, from whom he is descended, is not the John Diller who was the progenitor of the Maryland branch described above, and the brother of Adam, progenitor of the Ringwalt family. It will be noticed that the coincidence of names of the children of the John Diller or John Dillers, from whom the Maryland and Lebanon families are respectively descended, is so striking that it strongly indicates a common origin.
John Diller, of Maryland, says his grandfather John had three sons (and may have had more) named Adam, Martin, and John, and four daughters, named Magdalene, Hetty, Mary, and Elizabeth, while John Diller, of Lebanon, says his grandfather had eight children, named Michael, John, Adam, Martin, Elizabeth, Mary, and two others. The Letter of John Diller, of Lebanon, is as follows:
John Diller, from whom we are descended, lived a number of years ago on the Conestoga, one mile from Churchtown, Lancaster County, adjoining the Pool Forge. He had eight children: Michael, John, Adam, Martin, Elizabeth, Mary and two others. Michael married and removed to Dauphin County. John married Stuch's daughter, and lived in Duchmanstown. Adam married Margaret Mark, of Lebanon, and had four children: Justina, John (myself), David, and Mary. Justina married J. Roedel, of Lebanon, and had eight children. I married Elizabeth Seltzer, of Jonestown, and had eight children. David married Ann Matthias, of Westminster, and had four. After the death of Justina, Mary married J. Roedel, and had on child. I was but five years old when my father (Adam) died, which accounts for my knowing so little of his family record.
Source: The Diller Family, By JL Ringwalt