Casper Elias Diller, Sr. (b. June 25, 1696, d. November 25, 1787)
Casper Elias Diller, Sr. (son of Jean Dillier) was born June 25, 1696 in Alsace-Lorrane, France, and died November 25, 1787 in Cleona, Lebanon Co, Pa. He married Anna Barbara Dornis on October 23, 1719 in Gauangelloch, Heidelberg, Germany, daughter of Christian Dornis.
Notes for Casper Elias Diller, Sr.: Arrived in Philadelphia aboard 1733 SAMUEL, arrived 17 Aug 1733 Caspar Elias Diller, 37 Anna Barbara Dornis 30 Philipp Adam, 10 Hans Martin, 8 Rosina, 4 Christiana, 2 _____________________________________________________________________________
Casper Elias DILLER 1 was born 25 Jun 1696 in Alsace, France. He died 25 Nov 1787 in Cleona, Lebanon Co, Pa and was buried in Hill Church, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. Casper married Anna Barbara DORNIS on 23 Oct 1719 in Gauangelloch, Heidelberg, Baden, Germany. [Parents]
CASPAR DILLER EMIGRATED IN THE YEAR 1733. HE ARRIVED IN PENNSYLVANIA. HE LISTED HIS AGE AS 37. ACCOMPANING FAMILY MEMBERS WERE HIS WIFE ANNA BARBARA DORNIS AGE 30, DAUGHTER MARIA CHRISTINA AGE 2, SON CHRISTOPH PETER, SON PHILIPPS ADAM AGE 10 DAUGHTER ANNA ROSINA JOHANN MARTIN 8, DAUGHTER JOHANNA MARIA. THE SOURCE OF THIS INFORMATION IS THE PASSENGER AND IMMIGRATION LISTS INDEX.
"THE COMPENDIUM OF AMERICAN GENEALOGY, 1600-1800'S" REFERS TO CASPAR ELIAS DILLER, HUGUENOT, FLED TO HOLLAND, THENCE TO ENGLAND, BACK TO GERMANY, CAME TO PENNSYLVANIA IN THE 'SAMUEL' IN 1733 MARRIED 1ST ANNA BARBARA, GRANDAUGHTER OF JEAN DILLIER, NOTED HUGUENOT MINISTER AND AUTHOR.
Caspar (de lier) Diller is listed in the first families of America. The Compendium of American Genealogy, 1600's -1800's volume v1, Lineage Records, page 403. Also listed is his daughter Margaret and her husband Michael Keinadt (Coiner, Koiner, Kyner).
THE ABOVE INFORMATION MAY CONTRADICT THE THEORY THAT CASPAR DILLER MARRIED AN ENGLISHWOMAN.
The Diller's were Huguenots, French Protestants who were forced toworship secretly at night. Casper and his family escaped persecution by escaping to Germany and Holland. When he was grown, Casper went to England where many Huguenots were living . There he met and married Barbara. They went to Pfaltz, Germany, near Heidelberg, and raised their family for ten years and then came to America, settling in Lancaster Co., PA. They had eleven children.
Casper was in Lancaster Co., PA by 1738 because Amos Lewis conveyed land to him on May 28 1738. From "The Diller Family" by J. F. Ringwalt, of Philadelphia, 1877 and Additional Date provided by Theodore Diller, Alfred Diller and IsaacDiller, 1942, New Holland, PA. p. 6 "The father of Casper, with his family, fled from Alsace France in1685, when the edict of Nantes was revoked, and came into Holland. His name in France was De-ller, pronounced De-lare. Now in Holland topronounce De-lare, they had to spell it Dullor or Dulor. It was inHolland that he learned to make wooden shoes. He then went to Englandand married a woman named Barbara.
Casper's affection for this French roots is shown by his calling his first two boys by the name Jean or as corrupted Han."
More About Casper Elias Diller, Sr.: Burial: Hill Church, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.
More About Casper Elias Diller, Sr. and Anna Barbara Dornis: Marriage: October 23, 1719, Gauangelloch, Heidelberg, Germany.
Children of Casper Elias Diller, Sr. and Anna Barbara Dornis are:
+Maria Juliana Diller, b. March 06, 1738/39, New Holland, Lancaster, PA, d. January 10, 1813, Lebanon, PA.