Diller Genealogy - Page 59
The following data is extracted from The Diller Family, By JL Ringwalt.
Maria Weaver, was married to Reuben F. Ruth, a native of Reamstown, Pa., in Philadelphia, in 1841, and accompanied her husband to Springfield, Illinois, where he was established in the harness and saddlery business and later added a general store of dry goods, groceries, etc. He became a man of wealth and for the last fifteen years of his life was president of the Springfield Marine Bank, which still boasts it is "the oldest bank in Illinois." He died in 1883. They were the parents of two sons: Jacob Diller, born 1843, and died 1879. He married Annie Bacon, and they were the parents of a daughter, Georgie, who married Harry Stephens, and died in California in June, 1941, and was buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery on the Ruth family lot, beside her parents, husband and grandparents.
A younger son, Reuben Francis, born 1856, married Maude Morgan in 1901, and they became the parents of two children, Reuben F., III, and Georgia Morgan. The parents live in La Jolla, California, and Reuben, Jr., lives in Los Angeles, where he is in the bond business, and has a daughter, Patricia Anne. Georgia married Marcel Jotterand, an architect of Brussels Belgium, and they have two daughters, Anna Marie and Anita Lor. Susanna Roland Diller married a merchant of New Holland in Philadelphia, in 1835. The ceremony was performed by Bishop White. In the '50's, they moved to Sterling, Illinois. They were the parents of seven children: William White, Julianna Barton, Gabriel Hervey, Isaac Newton, Edward Diller, Henry Lawens, and Charles Augustus. All are now among the departed. William White was an educator, editor and writer of prominence. He always signed his writings "W.W.D." He married Margaret Wolfensperger, and they were the parents of a son and daughter, John W., and Susan Roland.
John graduated from the Engineering Department of Illinois University, married Helen S., and had two sons, John and Robert, and a daughter, Betsy. John, Jr., married and had a son, who died in 1941. Betsy also married and has two children, and lives in Webster Grove, Mo. Robert lives with his parents in Kirkwood, Mo., and John, Sr., is a responsible member of a large St. Louis construction iron firm. Edward Diller married in Sterling, and was for a long time engaged in the mercantile business there, in Contralia, Illinois, and afterwards in California, where he died. His widow and daughters reside there. Julia married Levi A. Diller, who was engaged in the hardware business in Sterling, and had two children, Horace and Annie E., who live in the old Davis home, in Sterling. Charles Augustus was in the hardware business in Sterling. He was married, took an interest in politics and was County Treasurer of Whiteside County for one term. They had no children. Isaac Newton died quite young, and Hervey and Henry never married.
W.W. Davis spent the last years of his life in St. Petersburg, Florida, where Susie still lives. She graduated from Oberlin College.
Source: The Diller Family, By JL Ringwalt