|Vol. II NO 1.||THE ELLER FAMILY ASSOCIATION||FEB 1988|
|PRESIDENT/EDITORS' PAGE||p. 3|
|JACOB ELLER, JR. AND MARY BIFFLE||p. 4|
|JOSEPH AND MARIAH (HEDDEN) ELLER||p. 8|
|QUERIES||p.14 , 32, 33|
|ELLER IMMIGRANTS TO AMERICA||p. 15|
|NOTES ON HISTORY OF ELLER FAMILIES OF GERMANY||p. 15|
|PHOTOGRAPHS FROM GERMANY||p. 30|
|OBITUARIES - ( This page was omitted from the Feb. issue)||p. 32|
|TREASURER'S REPORT||p. 33|
|NEW MEMBERS||p. 34|
|FOCUS ON THE PFALZ (PALATINATE) MAPS ON COVERS||--|
|J. Gerald Eller
Rt. #2 Box 145-D
Whittier, NC 28789
|Jannie Eller Porter
1709 Fernwood Ct.
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
|Charlotte Eller Marshall
605 SE Park Ave
Corvallis, OR 97333
The PURPOSE of the ELLER FAMILY ASSOCIATION is to draw all Ellers, regardless of their particular family line, and allied family members into a cooperative effort:
ANNUAL DUES $15.00: includes membership in the ELLER FAMILY ASSOC. and a year's subscription to the Newsletter. $3.00 per copy for non-members. Send check to Sec./Treas., address above.
The Eller Family Association now has a membership exceeding 100. This was the goal set by the organizers and with your help and support we are pleased to have reached this level of development. We need your continuing support to help spread the word. Please continue to send names and addresses of prospective members to Charlotte Marshall. We hope to add 100 new members in 1988.
In one area of development little progress has been made-the establishment of a Board of Directors and the framing of By-Laws. This is a critical and necessary task if the organization is to take root and grow beyond the time of service of those who are now acting officers. Charlotte Eller Marshall, our efficient Secretary-Treasurer, has agreed to. take on full responsibility for recruiting a Board of Directors and working on By-Laws and related matters. You can expect to hear directly from Charlotte about this important work and I hope you will give her the benefit of your advice and assistance.
Your editors apologize for the typographical errors in the Nov. 1987 Newsletter. With our own computer we now can spend more time proofing etc. and hope for fewer errors. We hope readers will call factual errors to our attention. We continue to experiment with a format for ancestral and descendant data. We will not use the same format again that was used in the first Newsletter. Insofar as possible we will present the data in the form received and not worry about a common plan. Our major concern will be that the information be legible when photocopied. WE URGENTLY NEED MORE FAMILY GROUP SHEETS AND ANCESTRAL CHARTS.
We extend our thanks to the contributors to this the Second issue of the ELLER FAMILY ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER: THE ELLER CHRONICLES. We are especially pleased to receive so much information from German researchers and we will be interested in the reaction of our members to the letters of Georg Eller, Professor K. Napp-Zinn, and Dr. Kurt Niederau. We are equally indebted to the German-born spouses of two of our members for translations: LOUISE ELLER, wife of Charles Neal Eller and JERRY REUTZ, husband of Juanita Reutz.
BEST WISHES TO EACH MEMBER OF THE ELLER FAMILY ASSOCIATION FOR A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR........Gerald and Juanita Eller