Eller Chronicles Feb 92 p-1

The Eller Chronicles


ELLER CHRONICLES   Feb. 1992 Page 1


From: Mrs. Ora Kepner Ewing, Rt. 1, Box 14, Bronough, MD 64728

ELLER CHRONICLES   Feb. 1992 Page 2

1. Eller Chronicles, Vol. I, No. 1 pp. 5-6 and Vol. IV, No. 3, pp. 113-123; 124-143 (by Edith Lyle and Gayle Berlin) for other descendants of Jacob Eller, III and Susannah McCarty]
See following pictures- keyed to above.

ROBRERT AND MARGURETE ELLER, Photo on front cover an enlargement of this. Repeated here to show full stature of this 4th generation Eller.

(I could not scan the front cover as the background paper was too dark [ADE])

John and Martha "Mattie" Eller Knaus

Nancy Jane Eller, Daughter of David S. Eller & Martha Jane Oglesby.

Report of farm Estate sale below.

ELLER CHRONICLES   Feb. 1992 Page 4

Shirley-Harness Wedding.

A pretty home wedding was solemnized Wednesday morning at 10 O'clock at the home of the bride four miles northeast of Bunceton When Miss-Nellie Gertrude Harness became the bride of Mr. William Aubrey Shirley.

The beautiful ring ceremony was performed by Rev. T. M. Macdonnell, pastor of the Bunceton Baptist Church, and was witnessed by about fifty relatives and intimate friends. The bride was pretty in a dark blue traveling suit.

Following congratulations a buffet luncheon was served, after which the bridal couple left for an extended wedding trip, after which they will be at homw on the Shirley farm, northeast of Bunceton.

The groom is the son of Mrs. H. M. Shirley and is one of the county's most successful and popular young farmers. His friends are numbered by his acquaintances. He is a young man of genial manners and ways of worth.

The bride is the only daughter of G. C. Harness and has presided over the Harness household most efficiently since the death of her mother several years ago. She is a plesant and talented young lady with a host of friends.

The Eagle extends congratulations and best wishes.


Died at Home In Bunceton Saturday Morning.


Was Long a Resident of Cooper County-Leaves One Son and Six Daughters.

Mrs. Martha Eller, of this place died at her home last Saturday morning, after having been confined to her bed for only a few days, although she had been in poor health for the past several weeks.

Funeral services were conducted at the residence Sunday morning at 10 ,o'clock, by Rev. Z. T. Orr, of Versailles. Interment took place at Walnut Grove Cemetery, in Boonville, and the services at the grave were conducted by Rev. E. J. Sanderson, of Tipton. The pall bearers were six grandsons of the deceased, C. D., W. A. and H. L. Shirley; Trevor Moore, Wilbur McFarland and Dave Eller.

Mrs. Eller, whose maiden name was Miss Martha J. Oglesby, was the youngest daughter of John B. and, Elizabeth Oglesby. She was born in Kentucky, December 27, 1828, and came to Cooper county when a child of three years. She was united in marriage with David Eller, December 9, 1847, and to this union were born three sons and six daughters. , Mr. Eller died September 18, 1864, and Mrs. Eller is survived by one son, Wm. Eller, of near Fayette, and six daughters, Miss, Nannie Eller, of Bunceton; Mrs. Melvina Shirley, of near Speed; Mrs. Bettie Knepner, of Urich; Mrs. G. H. Moore, of near Speed; Mrs. John Knause, of Clinton, and Mrs. William McFarland, of near Boonville. Mrs. Eller is also survived by one brother, T. A. Oglesby, of Boonville, and 24 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Eller was converted and joined the M. E. church at Otterville When a young girl, and had lived a ,noble, Christian life ever since.

She was left a widow with a large family, leaving the management of the home largely in her hands. She spent the greater part of the remaining years on the farm, five Miles southwest of Boonville, where she lived a useful life and raised a worthy and highly respected family. For the past several years she had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Shirley, near Speed, moving to Bunceton only a few months ago.

To those who mourn the death of this good woman the Eagle extends sincere sympathy.

(Jan 4, 1913)

Married: Miss Ora Kepner, one of our most highly esteemed local young ladies, and Upton Ewing, an energetic young south of town farmer, were united in marriage at the home of the bride Sunday afternoon, September 2nd at 2 o'clock. Rev W. C. Hicks officiating. It was a very quiet home wedding, only a few relatives and intimate friends being present. The bride was charmingly dressed in gray, the groom in conventional blue. After the ceremony a delicious luncheon was served. The news seconds the hearty congratulations of a host of friends and sincerely wishes them well throughout life.



THE administrator's sale of the personal property of the late W. J. McFarland, held Monday at the McFarland farm, 6 miles east of Booneville, by Mrs. McFarland and son Wilber J., totaled over $6000.00. A good crowd was present and the sale was one of the best ever held in Cooper County. The bidding was brisk and prices ranged high. Col. N. D. - - ck, assisted by Clay Harned - - - - H. V Hunter, did the selling, - - - Redd was clerk and the Adver - - - is indebted to him for the following list of principal items:

W. S. Farris, span black muels $315; Wilber McFarland, span of mules; $130; Joe Schw--- mule colt $59; Robt Jewett ---- $65; Wilber McFarland, horse - - - ; - W. Robertson, ten steers at $70 each; H. Kirschner, 2 steers at $43.50 each; Frank Gross, 10 whiteface calves at 34.50 each.

H. Windsor, Steer, $12; Frank Poindexter, Jersey calf, 23.50 and 2 heifers at $20 each; J. C. Loesing, cow, $77.

Earl Brownfield, cow $78; Hy. Grathwohl, cow, $59; W. J. Hurt, cow, $80.50; W. Farris, cow $79; W. Farris, cow, $65; L. Pfeiffer, cow, $61; Rob. Cochran, cow $61; L. Pfeifer, cow, $48.50; W, Farris, cow, $52; E. Cary, cow, $48; Ben Jewett, cow, $40.

H. Kirschner, 2 heifers at $58 each; Oswald Bros., 5 cows at $41 each; Ben Jewett, cow, $51; cow, $43, cow $33; Joe Oswald, bull, $69; Geo. Brandes, 6 hogs at $13.75 each; W. F. Allen, 13 hogs at $5.85 each; Wilber McFarland, sow and 4 pigs, $36.

Joe Haley, red sow, $35; W. S. Farris, red sow, $38; E. Schrader, sow, $40; Joe Haley, sow, $35; E. Schrader, gilt, $29; Wilber McFarland, sow, $29.

Corn sold for from 72 cents to 75 cents per bushel, oats at 50 cents and baled hay at 75 cents per bale.


(The copy was badly faded in places
near the top and I did a bit of interpretation [ADE])

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