Diller Genealogy - Page 43
The following data is extracted from The Diller Family, By JL Ringwalt.
Cherokees; marched to the northern frontier in Michigan, when troubles with Great Britain were impending; joined forces of General Taylor in the Mexican War, distinguished himself by gallantry at Palo Alto, where he was so severely wounded that he was compelled to come north; then received his commission as captain, recruited a company in New York, and sailed to join the forces of General Scott, then in the city of Mexico; after this was stationed in Charleston harbor on garrison duty, but continued to suffer from the wound and diseases contracted in Mexico, and his health failing rapidly, returned to New Holland, where he died in 1853; he was a skillful soldier, well versed in the literature and practical duties of his profession).
6. Peter Diller (who, during most of his active life, was engaged in managing coal mining operations in the vicinity of Pottsville, Schuylkill County, where he now resides).
7. and 8. Catharine and Elizabeth (who now reside in New Holland).
9. Cornelius Hiester (who died in infancy).
10. Martin (who is a leading physician of Reading, Pennsylvania).
B). Samuel Diller, born November 21, 1791, died November 20, 1820, married Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob Ringwalt, and had issue a daughter, who died in infancy, and two sons, Peter and Charles Augustus. Peter was married to Sarah Simpson, of Philadelphia, but he died without issue in December, 1872, in Texas, to which State he emigrated a few years before the rebellion, and where he became a prominent citizen, having been elected Mayor of Brenham, in Washington County; Charles, born April 28, 1818, married Ann Elizabeth Thompson, of Newville, in June, 1840, and removed to vicinity of Sterling, Illinois, in 1850.
C). Mary, born July 20, 1793, died June 10, 1866, married Henry Shirk, and formerly lived in New Holland. Her children were Elizabeth Diller, who married Cornelius F. Roland, of New Holland, Maria Louisa, Mary Anna, who married Luther Diller, Henry, Diller, Luther, Lydia, who married Jacob R. Johns, Roland, two children who died in infancy, and Catharine Amelia, who died in 1832, when in her sixteenth year.
D). Catharine married Morris Wilson, and had issue, one daughter, Anna E., who married Dr. John G. Moore, surgeon-dentist of New Holland.
E). Lydia, born March 21, 1797, married Rev. Peter Filbert, a Lutheran clergyman, who was in charge of the congregation of the Bergstrass Church, near the northern boundary line of old Earl Township, from 1813 to 1823, and who for a considerable period also had charge of the congregation at New Holland and other Lutheran churches in that vicinity, but who subsequently
Source: The Diller Family, By JL Ringwalt