Diller Genealogy - Page 58
The following data is extracted from The Diller Family, By JL Ringwalt.
Harmon Allen Ayers, born March 19, 1899. There are also eight grandchildren, two boys and six girls.
[Note by Dr. Theodore Diller: Isaac Diller, son of Roland, son of Jonathan, son of Isaac, brother of Leonard (grandsons of Caspar), 88 years old, is hale, hearty, alert and keenly interested in Diller family history. He attended the last Diller reunion. With ease he operates his own automobile. Cousin Isaac is probably Springfield's leading citizen. He is the chief Lincoln authority in the town, and has been interviewed by all Lincoln writers visiting Springfield. Lincoln loafed a good deal in the drug store of Cousin Isaac's father. Cousin Isaac has no end of Lincoln stories.]
BRIEF SKETCH OF THE DOWNINGTOWN DILLERS
After attending the third reunion of the Diller Family, November 4, 1939, the first time I have personally met any number of the name, as Dillers are as scarce in our section of Illinois as the proverbial "hen's teeth," I felt glad I was one of them. We are from the Diller's of Downingtown, although they moved there from "good old Lancaster County: shortly before the birth of my father, Roland Weaver Diller, in 1822.
My grandfather, Jonathan Diller, 1791-1831, was a great grandson of Caspar Diller, through Philip Adam and Isaac Diller line. He married Ann Weaver, (1795-1870) in Lancaster County, March 4, 1813. While residing at Bird-inHand, conducting a tavern near Blue Ball, they became the parents of two sons and two daughters: Weaver, who died in 1816, and Susanna Roland, born in 1915, Maria Weaver, born in 1817, and Isaac Roland, 1819. The opportunity to become proprietor of the established Swan Tavern, in Downingtown, on the main pike from Philadelphia to Harrisburg, and a thirty-mile stop from Philadelphia, was presented and taken advantage of. While in the new location, a son, Roland Weaver, was born, 1822, and a third daughter, Annie Elizabeth, 1828. Jonathan Diller was a man of great physical strength; but a serious illness caused his death in 1831. His widow after a few years married Morgan L. Reese, and became the mother of two daughters, Sara E., and Fannie E. Reese, who both lived to a good old age in Downingtown, where their parents both died and rest in the Quaker burial ground.
The Diller children all found homes in Illinois in the following order:
Source: The Diller Family, By JL Ringwalt