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Isaac Roland Diller
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Birth: 1819
Lancaster
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 19, 1891
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

At the time of his death he was buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois. He was "removed to a Chicago, Illinois Cemetery on 10-18-1895", Location of that cemetery is unknown, but is probably Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, IL. This memorial will be moved as soon as this can be verified.

The Diller Family, by JL Ringwalt has:


Isaac R. Diller, 1819-1891, was born in Lancaster county, moved with his parents to Downingtown, and was apprenticed to a West Chester printer. He was a close friend of Bayard Taylor. Both became prominent in may fields, and always remained close friends. After finishing his apprenticeship he became joint proprietor of the Citizen-Soldier, in Philadelphia, and later occupied a similar position in Harrisburg.

On the breaking out of the Mexican War, he enlisted in the First Pennsylvania Regiment, was made commissary with the rank of Captain, which title he carried through life. He accompanied General Scott to the City of Mexico. After being discharged he came to Springfield, Illinois, where his sister, Maria, and brother, Roland, lived. He was elected reading clerk in the House of Representatives of the Illinois Legislature, entered the real estate business, and was appointed postmaster under President Pierce. He took a prominent part in Masonry and was state orator, and also chairman of the State Democratic Committee, which brought him in close fellowship with Stephen A. Douglas. In 1852, he married Lenora Heaton, and built a fine home in Springfield, which was torn down only in 1940. But property interests in Chicago took him there to live, and there he continued in the real estate business. He was U. S. Counsel to Bremen, Germany, under President Buchanan, and also to Florence, Italy, under President Cleveland. He died in Philadelphia in 1891, and was buried in Chicago, where his wife, who later died in Evanston, now lies beside him. Being childless, they adopted a daughter, Linda, who is also buried by them.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Jonathan Diller (____ - 1831)
  Ann Weaver Reese (1795 - 1870)
 
 Spouse:
  Leonara S. Heaton Diller (1830 - 1912)*
 
 Children:
  Linda M Diller (1862 - 1915)*
 
 Siblings:
  Susannah Roland Diller Davis (1815 - 1907)*
  Maria Weaver Diller Ruth (1817 - 1870)*
  Isaac Roland Diller (1819 - 1891)
  Roland Weaver Diller (1822 - 1905)*
  Annie E. Diller Ayers (1828 - 1919)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Maintained by: Hal Eaton
Originally Created by: Charles W Brown
Record added: Feb 12, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24585386
 


- TurningHearts
 Added: Jun. 24, 2012
 
 
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