Diller Genealogy - Page 40
The following data is extracted from The Diller Family, By JL Ringwalt.
5. Of the descendants of Margaretta Diller, who married Frederick Baker:
A). Elizabeth married Thomas Clemson, a prosperous merchant of Philadelphia, and had children named John Baker, Louisa, Thomas Green, Elizabeth, William Frederick, and Catharine M.
B). Mary married David Ferree, of the vicinity of Parkesburg, Chester County (a representative of the old Huguenot or French Protestant Ferree family), and had children named Diller, Margaret, Maria, Elizabeth, Sarah, Catharine, Sophia, Lydia, Louisa, David, Adam, and a child who died in infancy.
C). Frederick Diller Baker married Alice Abigail Boyd, whose father was a descendant of the Boyd family, of Scotland, of which the Earl of Kilmarnock, who was beheaded for being an adherent of the Stuarts, was a distin guished representative. Their children, all living at this time, are Margaret Elizabeth, Jane Catharine, William Frederick, born 1817, Joseph Boyd, born September 21, 1820. [He now resides on a finely situated farm, near Downingtown, Chester County. He entered the service of the Reading Railroad Co. in 1835 as rodman in the engineer corps stationed at Pottstown. In 1838, he was an assistant engineer in the State service in governor Porter's administration, and assisted in the resurveying of the celebrated Tape Worm Railroad, which had been laid out and built by a previous administration. Chief Engineer Wm. K. Huffnagle made from this survey his report of that extraordinary work to the Canal Commissioners in 1838 or `39. While in the service of the State he had charge as engineer of the Columbia and Philadelphia Railroad, and the Canal from Columbia to Duncan's Island. In 1852, he was appointed Superintendent of the Columbia and Philadelphia Railroad, which at that period was considered one of the most important political offices in the State. He resigned in the spring of 1857 to accept the appointment of Collector for the Port of Philadelphia, tendered to him by his distinguished friend, President Buchanan.] George Washington, born 1822, graduated at Harvard, studied law in Lancaster, went to San Francisco. [He was elected judge of one of the courts, discharged the duties of that position in an impartial and satisfactory manner, and has lately been engaged in literary and scientific pursuits.] La Fayette, born 1824, continued to live at Millwood until his mother's death, sold the property and removed to Philadelphia, where he is successfully engaged in the grain and commission business.
D). Catharine, married Col. Frederick Eichelbeger, at one time a member of the State Legislature from York County, and a handsome and agreeable gentleman. Their only child, a daughter, named Margaret, died in childhood.
E). Margaret, married James McClelland, and had one daughter, named Louise, who was the first wife of Abraham Russel, and who left at her
Source: The Diller Family, By JL Ringwalt