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Response to Dilling Saga

To the Editor:

With great interest, I have been following the articles about the Dilling family and its abandoned cemetery in your publication. Years ago, I wrote a master’s thesis about former German soldiers (“Hessians”) who settled in York County, PA after the American Revolution, and Casper Dilling, the progenitor of the family, came to my attention at that time.

I chortled at this week’s installment (“Last Visit with the Dillings,” May 11, 2023, p. B1) about Casper because it is riddled with obvious historical errors. Allow me to enumerate a few of the more humorous ones:

1) The article c...


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