Diller Genealogy - Page 27
The following data is extracted from The Diller Family, By JL Ringwalt.
Louis (who was a member of Sheridan's celebrated cavalry force, and after engaging in forty-two skirmishes and engagements, was killed near Winchester, consistently ending a brilliant and courageous career in bravely defending an ambulance of wounded men).
[All the surviving members of the Ringwalt family named above reside in Cumberland County, except Amos, who lives in Lancaster City, and Joseph C., who resides in and is mayor of Clifton, near Cincinnati, Ohio. George and Charles live near Churchtown, their post office address being Allen P. O., and Margaret, Levi, Jacob, and David live in Carlisle.
Their father, Jacob Ringwalt, husband of Catharine Diller, was the son of Jacob Ringwalt, who emigrated to Lancaster County, from Wurtemberg, where the family is still numerous, landing at Philadelphia, September 28, 1753. The immigrating Jacob Ringwalt married Barbara Wagner, and had three sons, named Jacob, Martin, and George. George died when nineteen years of age, about 1777, and was buried in the graveyard attached to Seldomridge's church. Martin lived on a farm near Churchtown, Lancaster County. He married Miss Diffenderfer, and had children named Ann (who married Mr. Bender, and now lives at an advanced age in New Holland), Jacob (who married and had issue, but is now dead), George (died without issue), William (who married and had issue, but is now dead), John (died without issue), Margaret (dead), Reuben (no issue), Martin (no issue), Levi (married), David (married), Elizabeth (who married William Smith, of New Holland, and is now dead), Catharine (who married Mr. Rutter, and is now dead), Mary (died without issue). All the deceased members of the family are buried in the graveyard attached to the German Reformed Church in New Holland. After living in the vicinity of New Holland until 1825, on a large farm in the eastern end of that town, and being elected colonel of a militia regiment, and member of the State Legislature, Jacob Ringwalt the second went to Cumberland County in 1825, to take charge of sixteen farms of several hundred acres each, belonging to the immense estate of Judge Duncan; and one of these farms, on which his family lived, was the farm subsequently owned by judge Watts, Commissioner of Agriculture, long noted for having the largest barn in the United States. He died December 24, 1828, in his sixty-third year. His wife survived him nearly thirty years, dying March 27, 1858, after discharging with great industry and skill all the duties that had been imposed upon her during a useful and eventful life. At the time of her death she was in her 83rd year, and sixteen of her children were then living. Her grandchildren then numbered eighty-four, so that she had one hundred and two descendants during her own life, without counting her greatgrandchildren.
Source: The Diller Family, By JL Ringwalt