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EARLY GERMAN ELLERS

Jim Eller (View posts)
Posted: 7 Jun 2000 2:19PM GMT

I hope the following isn't too much. The following is on one of my webpages and I put it here due to the interest by posters for German Ellers in early history.


I also have info on Ellers from England, Holand, Brazil, Germany, and Sweden on another of my webpages (http://community-2.webtv.net/OtherEllerLines/ELLEROTHERELLER...)


HERE'S THE OLDER GERMAN ELLER INFO:


THE ELLER BROTHERS

"...During the years between 1740 and 1747, five ELLER brothers arrived in America. According to the genealogy of George Michael Eller, compiled and proved by his descendant, Virginia Eller Hook, the father of these brothers was Paul Eller, who remained in German. These five brothers, in order according to their ages were:

JACOB ELLER SR....who came over about 1747...

CHRISTIAN ELLER...who came over on the ship 'Restauration' in 1747, and took his oath of allegiance on October 9, 1747. Christian brought with him a wife and two sons, John and George...

MELCHOIR ELLER...who came over about the same time as his brother Christian...

GEORGE MICHAEL ELLER...who came over on either the ship 'Phoenix' or 'St. Andrew', in 1743, and took the oath of allegiance in October
1743...

HENRY ELLER SR....who came over on the ship 'Neptune' from Rotterdam, and took his oath of allegience in October 1743...

All five brothers were approximately 20-30 years old. They all settled in Germantown, Pennylvania, which was in Lancaster County. After a few years time, they spread down through the Virginia Valley and onward south and west to Maryland, North Carolina and Kentucky..."
note: it has been also suggested that the brothers' father's name could also be Casper...
(this has not been documented, but s listed through the LDS):

George ELLER
Born: 1-7-1689
Place: Kaltenbrunn, Unterfranken, Bayern, Bavaria, (west) Germany
Died: 9-5-1758
Place: Untermerzback, Unterfranken, Bayern, Bavaria, (west) Germany
Marriage Date: 1-31-1719
Marriage Place: Untermerzback, Unterfranken, Bayern, Bavaria, (west) Germany
Wife: Margaretha HUELS
Parents: Johannes HUELS Margaretha DRECHSLER
Born: 12-1-1694
Place: Kaltenbrunn, Unterfranken, Bayern, Bavaria, (west) Germany
Died: 3-2-1766
Place: Untermerzback, Unterfranken, Bayern, Bavaria, (west) Germany
Their Son: Paul ELLER
Born: after 1691
Place Germany
Died: ?
Place: Germany
Wife: ?
Children:
1.) Christian ELLER
2.) Melchoir ELLER
Born: after 1721
Place: Germany
Died: ?
Place: Rowan County, North Carolina
      
3.) George Michael ELLER
Born: between 1719-1725
Place: Germany
Died: 10-26-1779
Place: Frederick County, Maryland
4.) Jacob ELLER Sr.
5.) Henry ELLER Sr.
Born: abt. 1726
Place: Germany
Died: 12-1793
Place: Washington County, Maryland Marriage Date: 1750
Marriage Place: Frederick County, Maryland
Wife: Elizabeth Bigler
Parents: Mark and Catherine Bigler
Born: 1735
Place: Maryland
Died: 1790/1800
Place: Frederick County, Maryland



The below has not been confimed that this Eller line is the family line that the five Eller brothers are related to. It is however; an intriguing possiblity.







DESCENDANTS OF JAKOB ELLER (1590-1640) (GERMANY)....

   Taken from the above named article that was material compiled by Georg Eller of West German and translated by Louise Eller...This appeared in the Eller Chronicles 1986......

        The evangelical Lutheran Ellers from Dolgesheim in Rheinhassen (formerly county of Leininger-Guntersblum) goes back to JAKOB ELLER, a farmer, (also innkeeper) and juror that was born about 1590. He came to Dolgesheim shortly before the start of the 30 Years War. First mention of him is in 1631 when his name appears on one of the Leiningen documents taking the oath of allegiance.

          Alhough Jakob was a newcomer to the area, he seems to have been a proper backround of culture and origin to be a juror. This holds also true to his wife; although her name is unknown, she decended from respectable, propertied farming people from Dolgesheim.

        In the chronicles of Dolgesheim there is talk of the "old Eller generation." Also; according to oral history, the Dolgesheim Eller lineage originated from the middle Hessian area around Offenabach on the Main (River)--Frankfurt on the Main. The presumable ancestor was HENN ELLER, born 1430, who was a wine master of Seligenstadt on the Main (River). His son HENN, according to documents, was registered by the family name "Eyler".
          Henn Eller's grandson,
JOHANN ELLER, was listed as a citizen, win merchant and councilman when he lived in Frankfurt about 1500.

ANTON ELLER the son of Johann is mentioned in 1541 as a councilman, in 1548 is listed as a host/innkeeper and friend to Phillipe Melanchton, a close friend and colleague of Martin Luther.

        ANTON'S neice (his brother RUDOLPH ELLER'S daughter) married Emmerich Scheffer from Dietz/Lahn, a wine master and civil servant of the County of Nassau. In 1592 documents refer to her as widow and manager of the Deitz wine cellar.




        JAKOB ELLER died in 1640 and left three sons and a daughter as far as it is known):
1) Johnannes Eller
Born: abt. 1618
2) Jakob Eller
Born: abt. 1625
3) Paul Eller
Born: abt. 1628
Marriage Date: 1652
Marriage Place: Eimsheim, Germany
Wife: Margaret Kohlman
Parents: Christian Kolhman (Paul's step-uncle; the mayor of Eimsheim)
Children:
a) Hans Conrad Eller
Born: 3-30-1659
Place: Eimsheim, Germany
Wife: the daughter of Johan Eberhard
b) Johannes Eller
Born: 3-20-1659
Place: Eimsheim, Germany
note: mentioned as an independent farmer in 1680 in Eimsheim
c) Hans Karl Eller
Born: 4-12-1669
Place: Eimsheim, Germany
note: probably married in Bechtheim
d) Phillipp Leonard Eller
Born: 3-26-1664
Place: Eimsheim, Germany
Wife: Juliane Dorothea Marhofer
note: Philip moved to Gunterblum and created the Gunterblum-Friesenheim-Schwabburg-Niersteinlineage for Eller....

Note:
Paul succeeded Christian Kolhman as mayor of Eimsheim from 1664 to 1680. Ellers stayed mayor there for three generation. Paul's son Christian followed him as mayor,as mentioned in 1707; then his son Johann Friedrich Eller is mentioned as mayor in 1753.
4) Barbara Eller
Born: 1620/21
Marriage Date: 3-8-1647
Marriage Place: Oppenheim, Germany
Husband: Hans Hinkel (aka Johnannes Hunkel)-widower
Died (Hans): 1683 (latter part of)
note: Hans was from Ginsheim where he was the court clerk of
records....
Jakob's widow remarried....
Husband: Conrad Kohlman (widower farmer)
Residence: Eimsheim

note: This is how/when the Eller family separated into two lines.

        Conrad had filed for permission, on Jakob's widow's behalf, to remarry; and she was granted this by rthe rulers of Leiningen. Since Paul and Barbara Eller were monors, they moved with their mother and step father to Eimsheim. Jakob and Johnnes being of legal age stayed an ran the paternal inheritance. This change created the Dolgesheim Ellers and the Eimheim Ellers.

      The Dolgesheim lineage split again, some staying in Dolgesheim others settled all over Rheinhessen and beyond.







THE SUMMARY:
HENN ELLER
Born: 1430
Of Seligenstadt on the Main (River)
His son: Henn Eller Jr
His son: Johann Eller
Lived: in Frankfurt abt 1500
His Sons:
Anton Eller
Rudolph Eller



JAKOB ELLER
Born: 1590-1640
Place: GERMANY
Died: 1640
wife: name unknown
From: Dolgesheim
Children:
1) Johnannes Eller
Born: abt. 1618
2) Jakob Eller
Born: abt. 1625
3) Paul Eller
Born: abt. 1628
Marriage Date: 1652
Marriage Place: Eimsheim, Germany
Wife: Margaret Kohlman
Parents: Christian Kolhman (Paul's step-uncle; the mayor of Eimsheim)
Children:
a) Hans Conrad Eller
Born: 3-30-1659
Place: Eimsheim, Germany
Wife: the daughter of Johan Eberhard
b) Johannes Eller
Born: 3-20-1659
Place: Eimsheim, Germany
note: mentioned as an independent farmer in 1680 in Eimsheim
c) Hans Karl Eller
Born: 4-12-1669
Place: Eimsheim, Germany
note: probably married in Bechtheim
d) Phillipp Leonard Eller
Born: 3-26-1664
Place: Eimsheim, Germany
Wife: Juliane Dorothea Marhofer
note: Philip moved to Gunterblum and created the Gunterblum-Friesenheim-Schwabburg-Niersteinlineage for Eller....

Note:
Paul succeeded Christian Kolhman as mayor of Eimsheim from 1664 to 1680. Ellers stayed mayor there for three generation. Paul's son Christian followed him as mayor,as mentioned in 1707; then his son Johann Friedrich Eller is mentioned as mayor in 1753.
4) Barbara Eller
Born: 1620/21
Marriage Date: 3-8-1647
Marriage Place: Oppenheim, Germany
Husband: Hans Hinkel (aka Johnannes Hunkel)-widower
Died (Hans): 1683 (latter part of)
note: Hans was from Ginsheim where he was the court clerk of records....
Jakob's widow remarried....
Husband: Conrad Kohlman (widower farmer)
Residence: Eimsheim

            The following is an accumulation of information, facts, articles, and other gatherings. Some of the sources were: J. Gerald Eller-genealogist and past president of the Eller Association, Gale Honeyman-genealogist, portions from James Hook's books on Ellers (it is important to understand that although James Hook was the first to really research and publish Eller Genealogy; some errors and unfounded assumptions were made. his does not diminish Hook's work, but gives a basis for all Eller research. Like all research, previous work should be re confirmed; the afore persons and others quoted herein have done so.), articles from the Eller Chronicle (1987 to 1996).
Misc. Notes...(quotes from the before mentioned
sources):

          "It is believed the Eller family had it's beginning with one CHRISTIAN ELLO who, in the 9th century A.D., was living in Hirschberg near Breges on Lake Constance where he established, out of virgin forest, the ELLER'S CLEARING that still exists today."

          "The Eller family of the Rhineland whose family seat was in Dusseldorf for centuries, owned estates and castles as far up the Rhine River as Cologne. An heir of this family was Heinrich Adam von Eller, Lord of Burgau who was given his princely credetials in 1572-77 and married Cecilie von Bongard. It is from one of these Rhineland families that the (Henry, George Michael, Christian, Jacob, and Melchoir Eller) genealogies descended from." This has not been proven yet.

          "Another famous Eller family was the branch located in Solda, Italy on the border of the Tyrol where the Hotel Eller now stands at the foot of Ortlergebirges Glacier. This family originated in Algau before 1570."

"Hook speaks of the following Eller family locations in Europe:

1) Dusseldorf.....from which the family spread to Westphalia and the Rhineland Provinces. There does not seem to be any evdence to support the view that the Ellers of Westphalia, apart from those of the Elner-Eller line, or the Ellers of other Rhineland Provinces, such as the Palatinate, spread from these Dusseldorf Ellers....
2) Eastern Prussia near Danzig (Joachim Eller 1600)....
3) Ronsdorf (Elias Eller sect 1727)........
4) District of Algau (Allgau) (Hirschberg, Unterstein, Scheidegg, Ellersreute, Grethemulle.)......
5) Solda, Italy......."

          The Eller name is represented often in Germany and not all persons with the Eller name came from one person named Eller. Eller is an old German term for the German Erle (alder) tree.

  Family names were taken about the 12th century, more or less; for many reasons, such as having property containing Erlen trees.

          The variations of the spelling in Germany (as here in this country in early immagration) of Eller was due to pronounciation, dilects, how those who recorded or taught interpreted the spelling since many people did not read nor write. (As stated, the spelling changed according to who recorded and how they determned the correct spelling. Example in this country: in Maryland records spelling is Eller and Eler.)

From: James W. Hook, "James W. Hook and Virginia Eller", 1925, pages
102-103.

          "The Eller famliy is a very old and honorable one in Germany. According to Siebmacher the name in the middle ages was spelled Elner. The family was one of the most distinguished in the Rhineland. Its ancestral seat was near Dusseldorf from whence the family spread to Westphilia and south to the Rhineland Provinces. One near Danzig, where Joachim Eller confirmed the family emblem of nobility in 1600.

          The name and emblem of the Duseldorf family was adopted by a branch of the Baron von Eberstein famiy which was heir to some of the Eller estates and in 1819 the emblems of the two families were combined for Carl Heinrich Christian Wilhelm von Eberstein, Royal Prussian Major, universal heir of his uncle Drosten Christian Ludwig von Eller, who was the last of his name to carry the baronetcy title.
          Many members of the Eller family from the time of the first crusade were in possession of high orders of dignity, one of whom was General Major Wolf Ernst von Elner, Cheif of a Regiment and Governor of Minden. He died in the year 1680. The name is found in many other disringuished places; among writers, physicans, teachers, and exployers. Frederick Eller was private physican to
Frederick the Great.

          Some members of the family seem to have been among the first to accept the teachings of the Reformation. Some were followers of Kaspar Schenkfeldt and remained loyal to the Schwenfeldian faith to the end. The Dusseldorf family for the most part were Lutheren, but when the Dunkard faith was organized in 1708 many joined and underwent the persecution that destroyed the sect in Germany and forced a nucleus of the more ardent members to emigrate to America and reestablish ther chrchon the free soil of Pennsylvania."

From: James W. Hook, "George Michael Eller and Descendants Of His In America", New Haven, 1957, pages 1, 433-435.:





          "THE ELLER FAMILY OF THE DISTRICT OF ALGAU OF SOUTHWST BAVARIA:

            "This district belongs to the Province of Suabia and Neuberg. It formerly as a much larger territory that extended to the Danube on the north and to the Swiss border on the south."



        " The Algau family of Eller apparently is one of great antiquity. In the dark ages, 6th and 7h centuries there lived in Lindenberg in Algau--formerly Lintiberc--then only a dense jungle-powerful giants 3-4 meters tall. They were called teutones and came from Jutland. They moved on gradually during the 8th century, and in the 9th century came the Alamans, who settled down on Bodensee (Lake Constance). They were of Swedish (Schweban?) origin and they in their turn descended from the Germanic race. Single families of the Alamans wandered into Westallgau. These again spread as early settlers in the old forest regions of that time. One of these settlers with the forename ELLO, and his family, cleared land in an opening of the forest, at the foot of Hirschberg. This clearing became the ancestral sea of the Eller family. (Hirschberg is in the Algau Alp near Bergenz on Lake Contance.)


          The real authentic proven founder of our (Eller) family of Algau is Michael Eller of Unterstein, near Scheidegg (Algua) born in 1630. He must have been born either in Unterstein or in Ellersreute (they are only two kilometers apart.) In the middle of the 1500's to the beginning of the 1600's one Mathias Eller was living in Ellersreute and Hans Eller was living in Uterstein, while seven others of the name were landlords in the same region.

          Michael Eller and his family appear by the church(catholic) record to have been as following:
FAMILY 1
MICHAEL ELLER
Born: 1630
Place: Unterstein or Ellersreute in Algau, Bavaria
Died:
Place:
Marriage Date: 1-?-1659
Marriage Place:
Wife: Agatha Wuncher
Born: 1630
Place:
Died: 1-7-1699
Children:
1) Hans Eller
Parents: Michael Eller Agatha Wuncher
Born: 1660
Place: Unterstein, Algau, Barvaria
Died:
Place:
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
2) Martin Eller
Parents: Michael Eller Agatha Wuncher
Born: 1663
Place: Unterstein, Algau, Barvaria
Died:
Place:
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:

(an inheritance record in the Archives of Neuberg on the Danube, dated February 11, 1700, the statement is made that the second son of Michael Eller left the country and up to that date no trace could be found of him. It stated should he or his heirs return then his six brothers must pay him (or his heirs) his share- (one 7th share.---Vorderosterreich Lit. 45, page 249.....)

2) George Christa Eller
Parents: Michael Eller Agatha Wuncher
Born: 1665
Place: Unterstein, Algau, Barvaria
Died:
Place:
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
3) Bartl Eller
Parents: Michael Eller Agatha Wuncher
Born: 1667
Place: Unterstein, Algau, Barvaria
Died: 12-1-1724
Place:
Marriage Date: 10-15-1690
Marriage Place:
Wife: Barbara Swartz
Parents:
Born: 1665
Place: Unterstein, Algau, Barvaria
Died: 4-1-1728
Place:
5) Jacob Eller
Parents: Michael Eller Agatha Wuncher
Born: 1668
Place: Unterstein, Algau, Barvaria
Died:
Place:
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
6) Mathias Eller
Parents: Michael Eller Agatha Wuncher
Born: 2-16-1670
Place: Unterstein, Algau, Barvaria
Died:
Place:
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
7) Mang Eller
Parents: Michael Eller Agatha Wuncher
Born: 9-5-1673
Place: Unterstein, Algau, Barvaria
Died:
Place:
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:




BARTL ELLER BARBARA SWARTZ
Bartl Eller
Parents: Michael Eller Agatha Wuncher
Born: 1667
Place: Unterstein, Algau, Germany
Died: 12-1-1724
Place: Grethemuhle
Marriage Date: 10-15-1690
Marriage Place: Gnethemuhle
Wife: Barabra Swartz
(widow of Michel Milz who died 12-1-1688) Parents:
Born: 1665
Place: Unterstein, Algau, Barvaria
Died: 1-4-1728
Place:
Children:
(according to Catholic Records)
1) Joeseph Eller
Parents: Bartl Eller Barbara Swartz
Born: 2-9-1692
Place:
Died:
Place:
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
2) Georg Eller
Parents: Bartl Eller Barbara Swartz
Born: 4-24-1694
Place:
Died
Place:
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
3) George Michael Eller
Parents: Bartl Eller Barbara Swartz
Born: 9-5-1895
Place:
Died:
Place:
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
4) George Michael Eller
Parents: Bartl Eller Barbara Swartz
Born: 10-31-1696
Place:
Died:
Place:
Marriage Date (1):
Marriage Place:
Wife (1): Magdalene Speiler
Parents:
Born: 1705
Place: Schedegg
Died: 1-25-1774
Place: Neuhaus
Marriage Date (2): 1745
Marriage Place:
Wife (2): Anna Brunner
Parents:
Born: 1715
Place:
Died: 6-24-1769
Place: Neuhaus
There were 17 children between the two marriages; eleven from the first and six in the second (according to church records.)
5) Andreas Eller
Parents: Bartl Eller Barbara Swartz
Born: 12-3-1698
Place:
Died
Place:
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
6) Georg Eller
Parents: Bartl Eller Barbara Swartz
Born: 1-25-1700
Place:
Died:
Place:
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
7) Martha Eller
Parents: Bartl Eller Barbara Swartz
Born: 1-8-1705
Place:
Died:
Place:
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
note: It was not unusal for early German families to give multiple names to their children one of which would be the same for more than one child. Although it may seem unusal, odd and highly impossible; there were three Georg(e) (Micheal) Ellers.



My webpages:
http://community-2.webtv.net/nearaldertree/ELLERFAMILYHISTOR...

http://community-2.webtv.net/EllerGenealogy/ELLERCOUSINFAMIL...

http://community-2.webtv.net/OtherEllerLines/ELLEROTHERELLER...

http://community-2.webtv.net/MaloneyGenealog/MaloneyGenealog...


Jim Eller
nearaldertree@webtv.net

Melchior and Christian Eller

James G. Eller (View posts)
Posted: 15 Aug 2000 2:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Jan 2002 5:28AM GMT
Surnames: Eller
Melchior and Christian Eller may have been brothers; if so, another brother was John Jacob Eller according to American records which I can supply showing Jacob and Melchior were brothers.

Where do my Ellers fit?

Sharyn Lehrke (View posts)
Posted: 28 Sep 2000 8:18AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Jan 2002 5:57AM GMT
Surnames: Eller, Och, Reichenbecker, Schubert, Prediger, Bekker, Knauer, Rauschert, Petz, Cramer
Your information on German Ellers was great and rekindled my genealogical interests. Here is my Eller information and perhaps someone can point me to a connection. Caspar Eller was born in Klein Heereth, Germany and married Margaretha Och in 1769. Their son Johann Eller was born in Kaltenbrunn, Germany and married Margaretha Barbara Reichenbecker in 1799. THEIR son was Johann Adam Friedrich Eller born March 22, 1811 in Kaltenbrunn and he married Marie Dorothea Schubert in 1832. Marie was born on April 22, 1811 in Wustenwelsberg, Germany to Johann Adam Schubert and Maria Dorothea Prediger. Marie Dorothea Schubert died on January 31, 1855. Following are the children of Johann Adam Friedrich Eller and Marie Dorothea Schubert (Schubart?): Andreas E. Eller born December 12, 1833 in Wustenwelsberg and died April 7, 1858 in Kaltenbrunn. Johann Adam Eller was born July 10, 1835 in Wustenwelsberg and married Augusta Amalia Bekker in Sherneck, Germany on March 17, 1859. Johann Adam died on June 22, 1900 in Rossach, Germany. Augusta and Johann Adam are my g-g-grandparents. Also born to Johann Adam Friedrich Eller and Marie Dorothea Schubert were Johann Georg Eller born February 11, 1837; Maria Dorothea Eller born March 1, 1839; Katharina Barbara Eller born June 5, 1841; Margaretha Barbara Eller and her twin sister (who was born dead)on November 3, 1843; and Eva Barbara Eller born May 13, 1848. Children born to Johann Adam Eller and Augusta Amalia Bekker were: Maria Amanda Eller b. May 5, 1861 in Rossach, Germany, married Ernst Knauer in 1887. Maria Amanda died December 22, 1901. Maria was my g-grandmother. Her siblings included: Augusta Amalie Eller b December 25, 1859 in Rossach, d. November 20, 1904 in Coburg, Germany; Ida Rosa Louise Eller born September 20, 1862 in Rossach, married ? Rauschert; Anna Eller born July 2, 1864 in Rossach, married ? Petz; Gustav Ludwig Eller b. December 27, 1865 in Rossach, d. May 12, 1866 in Rossach; Fanny Eller married Andreas Cramer.
The 4 daughters of Maria Amanda Eller and Ernst Knauer came to America and settled in the Milwaukee and Chicago areas. I have information on these 4 daughters and their descendants. However, I am trying to locate a connection with a George Eller of Milwaukee. My mother visited this well-to-do lumberyard owner often and was always told that his two daughters, Gretchen and Bertha Eller, were nieces of my g-grandmother Maria Amanda Eller. However, I did not find that Maria had a brother named George. Could George be an uncle? Does anyone see a connection somewhere? I'm new to using the net for genealogy so forgive me if I've left out anything crucial. I appreciate any clues and I will share any information I have. Thanks!

Christian Melchoir

Jim Eller (View posts)
Posted: 28 Sep 2000 12:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Jan 2002 5:28AM GMT
Surnames: Eller
Sorry I haven't answered sooner, been very ill.

I'm very interested in the connection you've made.

I do know many of Jacob and Christian descendants moved to In., Mo., etc. in the mid 1800s due to several sever tobacco crop failures. In Indiana they lived not far from the descendants of Henry Eller and George Michael, brothers of Christian, Jacob and Melchoir.

Please contact me.
Thanks,
Jim Eller
nearaldertree@webtv.net

NC to Washington Ellers

Posted: 30 Sep 2000 7:46AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Jan 2002 5:27AM GMT
Surnames: Eller, Pixley
Hi Jim,
I am looking for my gggrandmother Mary Ann Elizabeth Eller b. 1842 m. 1858 William S. Pixley in Washington Co. IN. Her father was Samuel Eller b.1797? He was m to Elizabeth
Any further info you could share would be
greatly appreciated.
Thank you
Dianne email dianne_q@yahoo.com

Re: George Eller

Debra Eller (View posts)
Posted: 2 Oct 2000 11:52AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Jan 2002 5:54AM GMT
Surnames: Eller
In response to Ms. Lehrke

I am not sure if we could possibly be related, however you did appear to be searching for information on George Eller.
My fathers' name is George Eller. He lived his childhood and young adult life in North Carolina, near Asheville in a small town by the name of Canton, NC.
Should any of this information benefit you on your search please leave a message. Good luck on your search.
Posted: 21 Nov 2000 10:01AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Jan 2002 5:54AM GMT
Surnames: Eller
do you know a John G Eller born in 1866 live in Tenn his wife name is Mary Elizabeth M onds

Re: EARLY GERMAN ELLERS

Posted: 23 Oct 2002 9:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Oct 2002 2:11AM GMT
Surnames: eller
hello- my grandmother's maiden name was eller. she was born in vienna austria in 1887. her mother was a baroness. her father , surname eller, was cabinetmaker to the kaiser franz josef. he was born above innsbruck in the high mountains. he was indentured when he was 3 years old to a cabinet maker (needless to say- he had little info about his family other than his name - although there were supposedly other children - perhaps he was the youngest and there was nothing for him? - in any case, they must have been poor). my grandmother'sparents were banished by the emporer in 1892, and they came to america. they did not have to go through ellis island. he built many houses and those old time mountain "boarding houses" in round top new york, in the catskill mountains, using his fine carpentry skills, prior to his death, sometime around 1945. any info on this fine man or his ancestors, relatives, etc. would be appreciated.

Re: EARLY GERMAN ELLERS

Posted: 29 Oct 2003 3:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 Oct 2003 8:26PM GMT
Surnames: Eller
Hi Jim

I am looking or the Eller family of Peoria IL. They lived there during the 1950',60's. I don't know the husband name but the wife was Constance Crary Eller. Any information will be helpful. Thank you.

Barbara

Re: EARLY GERMAN ELLERS

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 6:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Eller
Thanks to a cousin of mine the late Connie Greene of Elk Park, NC we have put together a very researched and fairly complete Eller lineage that is confirmed going back to Peter Eller from Wilkes County, NC (Wilkes and Ashe Counties were once part of Rowan County, NC). We know that his father was George Michale Eller of either the Algau Eller line or the Eller line from Untermerzbach or the Palantinate areas of Germany. The age at the time of immigration and births of children favor the later. However, I have run into a quandrey about George Michale Eller's father. It is either Paul Caspar Eller from the Palantinate or Georg Eller from Untermerzbach, Germany. There is some evidence that they are possibly the same person. Do you have any more information that may help to determine that? I would also be very appreciative of any homestead or grave site areas known. I am good on them up to Peter Eller. I have a good lead on his grave site in Wilkes County but I haven't been able to go there to confirm yet. Starting with my Great Grandfather Benjamin Franklin Eller are all buried in our family cemetery located at Gwyn Lane and Sam Eller Straight, HWY 194 between Banner Elk and Heaton, NC.

I also have some Civil War Pay Records showing Cleavland Eller being severally wounded in 1863 in Virgina while serving with the NC State Infantry. Records show he was released from active duty several months later due to his wounds and granted permission to return to Wilkes County. This is most likely my Great Great Grand Father Henry Cleveland Eller. I have been told that Cleavland is in quotes on his grave marker.

In listing on our family tree from Connie, George Michael Eller is referred to as General. I have found no records of his serving in any military so I'm afraid that if true his service may have been on the wrong side.

Here is what mostly Connie with a little help from me have been able to put together. My confirmed direct line goes Peter Linn (B.?) Eller of Wilkes County, NC; Peter Eller Jr (?) of Wilkes County; Jacob Eller of Wilkes County; Henry Cleavland Eller Sr. of Wilkes County; Benjamin Franklin Eller of Elk Valley, NC; Jake Hoose Eller of Elk Park, NC; Charles Foster ("Buster") Eller of Elk Park, NC and me Danny Richard Eller, Retired Military now working in Florida.

See Attached File

If you cannot see the attached file please email me at danny eller@netzero.net
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