John Adam Diller
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John Diller
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Lucy Diller


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1. Jacob Ranck

Lucy Diller 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 19 Apr 1807, , Lancaster, PA 3 5 6
  • Marriage (1): Jacob Ranck in Dec 1856 in New Holland, Lancaster, PA 1
  • Died: 28 Oct 1875, New Holland: Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster, PA at age 68 5
  • Buried: New Holland, Lancaster, PA 5

   Another name for Lucy was Lucia Diller.

   FamilySearch ID: KL7X-281.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1850 in Blue Ball, Lancaster, PA. 7 The 1850 census recorded Jacob Ranck, farmer, 50, living with wife Lucy, 43; John, 20; Margaret, 18; Martin, 12; Diller, 10; Sybella, 8; and Barbara, 3. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. On the same census page are other related Ranck families.

2. Census in 1870 in New Holland, Lancaster, PA. 6 The 1870 census recorded Jacob Ranck, 70, living with wife Lucy, 65; daughter Margaret, 38; son Martin, 32. Also in the home was Emelin Bear, 16. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

3. Book: The Diller Family, Nov 1877. 4
Susanna S. Ranck, wife of the Jacob Ranck now living near Beartown, writes me as follows in regard to his Diller ancestors : "My husband's mother was Lucy Diller, a daughter of John Diller, who was a brother of Adam, Daniel, and George Diller ; and her brothers are Nathaniel and John Diller ; her sisters were Polly Geigley, Joanna SheafFer, Savilla and Rachel Diller." Adam had several sons, and also several daughters, who still reside in the vicinity of New Holland.

Lucy married Jacob Ranck, son of John Ranck and Elizabeth Shively, in Dec 1856 in New Holland, Lancaster, PA.1 (Jacob Ranck was born on 31 Mar 1800 in , Lancaster, PA,5 6 8 died on 8 Oct 1875 in , Lancaster, PA 5 8 and was buried in New Holland, Lancaster, PA 8.)


1 Meginness, John F., Biographical Annals Of Lancaster County, Pa: Containing Biographical And Genealogical Sketches Of Prominent And Representative Citizens And Many Of The Early Settlers (J. H. BEERS and CO., 1903. Online at:, Page 1426, biography of John D. Ranck.

2, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 48048. Jacob Ranck. Father Jacob Ranck. Mother Lucy Diller.

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4 J. L. Ringwalt, The Diller Family (Nov. 1877, No. 1218 North Tenth Street, Philadelphia, PA. Online, Page 40.

5, U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 (Original data: Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls.), Application 66458 on 27 Nov 1945 of Leon Edwin Ranck.

6 1870 United States Census, Jacob Ranck, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 2, family 16, NARA microfilm publication M593.

7 1850 United States Census, household of Jacob Ranck, Blue Ball, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States; citing family 1.

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