LaSalle County


The funeral of Adam Diller will be held on Wednesday at one o'clock at the German church two miles east of Streator.

Source: Streator Free Press Daily, Monday, August 17, 1885, page 03

Mr. Diller was born in the 14th day of March, 1822, in Wisenthal, Nocht Weimer, Eissenach, Saxon, Germany, and came to this country in 1844. He resided in New York four years and a half where he married Miss Elizabeth Berge. They came to Illinois in 1849, and settled in Otter Creek Township. After a married life of twenty years his wife died, leaving seven children.

Mr. Diller remained single a number of years, when he married Mrs. Isermann, a widow lady having seven children, which made a family of fourteen children. They lived together five years, when death again made him a widower. After three or four years of single life, he married Lurra Kietzman, in 1875. The fruits of this union being three children. On last Friday Mr. Diller was in Streator and in good health, but on Saturday morning early was taken with cholera morbus, and after a short illness of only eighteen hours he passed away at five o'clock on Saturday afternoon, at the old homestead, in Otter Creek township. He leaves a wife and ten children to mourn his loss. His funeral took place on Wednesday and was followed to his last resting place by a large concourse of people---there being no less than 108 carriages in attendance. Mr. Diller was well and favorably known, and died loved and respected by all. His age was sixty-three years, five months and one day.

Source: Streator Free Press Daily, Saturday, August 22, 1885, page 03

[Adam Diller died on Saturday, August 15.]

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