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The Eller Chronicles


Vol. VIII NO 1.THE ELLER FAMILY ASSOCIATIONFEB 1994

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LETTERS FROM GERMANY



(From Georg Eller, E F A Liaison in Germany)
28 September 1993
Bannzaunerweg 7
Bingen/Rhein 1 55411

Dear Juanita and Gerald,

It is high time that I let you know I am still alive-, otherwise you may think perhaps that I am no more among the living or else that I have forgotten you. Both of these things are not true, but it always takes a lot of special energy for me to do things which no longer can be put off. Health wise things could be better. My thyroid gives me trouble again and so any activity, specially, however, that connected with formulating thought, becomes problematic. I realize indeed that I have aged, however, that has to be taken into account, even if it hurts.

Once more on October 23, 1 will be traveling to Baden-Baden to take care of my health problems and I am looking forward to improvement and betterment of my health.

This morning I received the new November edition of the Eller Chronicles. This pleases me very much. I like especially the reports which refers to the E F A Conference held in Portland, Oregon in July 1993. Professor Dr. Claus Napp-Zinn, dear friend to all of us, would have been delighted to have participated in the conference. He came by here once more after he had visited his mother in Mainz. Claus was by himself We talked together, quite animated, for more than three hours and I let him go on his way, with a gift of a few bottles of good wine to cheer him at the get-together of the Eller clan as well as the post -wedding celebration. I waved him good-bye when he went away in his car, unaware of the fact that this would be his last visit with us. We were deeply shocked, both my wife and I, when we received the unexpected news of his death. We both felt that a good and dear friend had parted from us. I am sure that also for you, your friends and the participants of the E F A Conference. This event must have meant a most shocking experience, something which nobody could anticipate in any way. This must have been a terrible shock especially for his old mother in Mainz whom he had visited a little earlier. Unfortunately I was not able to be present at his funeral because I was afraid that my weak heart would not endure all the emotions connected with it.

We must feel sorrow concerning another death from the ranks of those interested in the Eller family tree. Dr. Rose Eller was well known through her very interesting contributions in EFA circles. As is evident from the enclosed death notice, she died after six months of severe illness on July 6, 1993 (stroke with many accompanying disabilities). She lived in Grobming/Steiermark, Austria. She was 84 years old. Her death was a release for her and her loved ones who had to take care of her in the preceding time. Toward the end of last year we wanted to meet in Baden-Baden, where I was on account of my health, her last travel in Germany, to get to know each other personally and to talk about Eller family tree and our ancestors. Earlier on I got the impression from her letters that she was in very poor health, and I was wondering, if we would be able to get together after all, and, as it turned out, we did not. Her niece who cared for her at home wrote later that she could not take care of herself in the end. Her brain was much affected and from her last letters one could clearly conclude that her life was nearing its end. I promised the niece who had cared for her that the EFA would honor her memory in one of the next editions.

"The summer is gone, fall has made its smiling entrance, splashing its many colors over the beautiful region of the Rhine," so sings one of our local poets in his song. The grape harvest is at its height here at the Rhine, the weather is fine, and it all looks very promising for a good, excellent crop which can be brought into the wine cellars during these bright and sunny fall days.

My family and I hope that all of you are keeping well, especially as regards health. I see from the new edition of the Eller Chronicles that you are enjoying life. As I am looking through the pages of the impressive publication, I am under the impression that the EFA is right on course and that its activities are O.K. That is good news here in the "Bundesrepublik" and we take notice full of admiration and acclaim how the EFA leaves us very much behind here in Germany as regards its endeavors and activities. Keep up your good work in the future!

A copy or excerpts of my letter in the Chronicles will be fine, in case this is desired.

With warmest greetings and best wishes for all EFA members and friends. I remain, with my family,


(signed Georg)







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From: wife of Klaus Napp-Zinn:

Dr. Asta Napp-Zinn
Chlodwigstgr. 10
50324 Bruhl
Germany Bruhl 5.12.93
Eller Family Association
c/o Mr. Lynn Eller
42 28th St., N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30309-1806

Dear Mr. President

Hearty thanks for the big funeral wreath! Sorry that I write so late. I didn't want to send a printed card only but to add some lines.

Shortly after Klaus' death I got two photos taken in the "cemetery in the forest" (Waldfriedhof) of Darmstadt by Mrs. Emmi Kannerwischer (Klaus' cousin of 10 degree or so). She told me that Klaus wanted to give these photos to someone of the Eller Family Association. Perhaps for the Eller Chronicles? If not, I suppose you will know better than me who might be interested in an Eller line of Darmstadt.

With regard to your address I had no idea where to look for it at first and then I had to look for where the Eller Chronicles might be.

Sincerely,
A. Napp-Zinn







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From Dr. Asta Napp-Zinn
Bruhl 5.12.93

Dear Juanita, Dear Gerald,

I must apologize to you that I answer so late, but I wanted to add some lines to the printed card. Thank you for your sympathetic letter. I really was anxious to visit the U.S.A and to get to know the friends of Klaus. That would have been my first trip to the U. S. A.

Klaus's mother is feeling better again. I'm astonished how good she recovered from the shock though she is 94 years old. When I'm visiting her, she often tells about visits of her lively great -granddaughter (now one year old). She is running quicker than her great grandmother! She enjoys the visits very much and is looking forward again.

Soon after returning from the U.S.A we wanted to go to Japan to the International Botanical Congress where Klaus was invited to make a lecture. I had to cancel it, too. In September we had applied to the meeting of the German Botanical Association, section anatomy, morphology and systematics. I cancelled the participation of Klaus and announced that I would come alone. I'm a botanist too. Because of that letter the manager got to know that Klaus had died, and he organized a memorial show-case for Klaus beside the lecture room where all participants passed. Therefore I bought a photo of Klaus, a short curriculum vitate, his books and his papers about anatomical and morphological themes only, not the physiological or genetical ones. That was a lot already. They had a nice stand in the glass case together with a small-wreath of delicate flowers and fruits in autumnal colors.

Till now I worked in Klaus' office at the university, but this month I have had to leave and clear it. The successor will start in January. There are quantitities of books accumulated during 30 years I already took to Bruhl (Klaus' home and since around May also mine) where they are standing in boxes. The book cases are full.

I found and read your correspondance with Klaus, among the others where he mentioned an article about the Eller sect at Ronsdorf. I found this article and at first glance it seems to be accomplished (in Geman). I'll try to translate it next time and send it to you.

I want to ask that you send back my stamps of this letter as you did for my husband, if you write sometime.

It's so late in the year already that I may wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

We heartily thank all who rendered their sympathy to us on the occasion of my beloved husband's decease in such a kind manner in saying and writing, by funeral wreaths and gifts of flowers and who payed an honorary procession to him on his last way.
In the name of his family
Dr. Asta Napp-Zinn





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MINUTES OF THE ELLER FAMILY ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING - CROWLEY, TEXAS, 20 NOV. 1993

MEMBERS PRESENT:
Henry Eller, Chairman of the Board
Lynn Eller, President of the Eller Family Association
Charlotte Eller Marshall, Vice-President of the Eller Family Association
Nancy Eller, Sec./Treas. of the Eller Family Association
Joe Eller, Vice-Chairman, Board of Directors
Walton Eller, Board Member
Bethel Eller Stolte, Board Member
Winnie Eller Green, Board Member
Gerald and Juanita Eller, Editors of The Eller Chronicles
VISITORS:
John and Lucy Eller, EFA Members from Skiatook, Oklahoma
Hazel Eller James, EFA Member from Kleburne, Texas
Kathryn Owen, EFA Member from Texas
Terri Eller Rogers, EFA member from Crowley, Texas



Henry Eller, the Chairman, called the meeting to order at 10:15 A.M. After introducing everyone present, the Chairman spoke about how he wanted to conduct the meetings of the Board and its future work. He emphasized that the responsibility of the Board was to formulate policy and not interfere with the work of the Officers whose duty it was to carry out the policies set by the Board. The need for all officers to work within the framework of the policies was stressed. Individual officers were reminded they should not go off on their own nor do anything that was an infringement on the duties of other officers or those of the Board.

MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR JUL 14,1993 AND JUL 16, 1993:
Gerald Eller moved to approve the minutes as distributed; motion seconded by Bethel Stolte. All approved.

SURETY BOND FOR THE SEC'Y./TREAS.:
Nancy Eller stated that from time to time she had to travel with a large amount of EFA funds (as when she returned from the Portland conference) as well as handling routine funds on a daily basis. She expressed concern about the possibility that funds could be stolen that would be difficult to replace. She indicated that she would feel much more comfortable and it would also protect the EFA if she was covered by a Surety Bond. After considerable discussion during which the Chairman pointed out that such a bond would not apply to Nancy Eller as such, but to the Sec./Treas. of the EFA whomever that might be. Joe Eller moved that the EFA provide a bond in sufficient amount with the Sec./Treas. responsible for securing the bond. Motion seconded by Charlotte Marshall. All approved. It was also agreed that the amount for 1994 shall be set at $5000.00.



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EDITORSHIP OF THE CHRONICLES:
Gerald Eller stated that he and Juanita would like to retire from the position after the 1995 Conference. The Chairman stated that he would like to see an assistant appointed to begin to work with the present editors and ultimately become the editor. Charlotte Marshall moved to appoint Lynn Eller as Associate Editor of The Eller Family Chronicles, duties to begin November 20, 1993. (Lynn said he would accept the responsibility). Winnie Green seconded the motion. All approved.

Discussion concerning limiting or reformatting the editions of the Chronicles: The Chairman said he really did not read the detailed genealogies (charts etc.) but he knew some people read these and enjoyed them. He doubted that a high percentage of the members read them. To lower our costs in publications as well as postage costs, the Chairman said he would like the Chronicles to publish detailed genealogies (charts etc.) only once each year. He asked for comments on the subject. Nancy Eller and others said they liked the charts and did read them. Ed Eller said he had been a member for only about a year but without the charts he would not have been able to have the information to put into his computer on the descendants of the Jacob Eller line. Ed went ahead to explain his plan for computerizing all available genealogical data on the Jacob Eller line. He said it was his plan to publish Descendant Charts including thousands of descendants of Jacob Eller and have these available for the 1995 conference with all profit from sales going to the EFA. Ed said he liked the idea of publishing the charts only once each year.

Gerald said he understood what was being said. He spoke about the increased amount of material that is being received for publication and was concerned how best to handle the problems. Lowering the cost of the Chronicles could be done by simply reducing the amount of material in each issue. To do this will require that the material be prioritized for publication and this is not always easy. He reminded the Board of the efforts that had gone into the long range planning document relative to meeting the future publication needs of the Association. Some decisions will have to be made. How big does the Board want the Chronicles to become? Enough material is already in hand to fill the next two or three issues and new material arrives each week. Other members discussed their views of the matter. The general consensus was that for the time being the Editors would continue to publish the Chronicles without undue restrictions in size, that it was important to continue to recognize that the Chronicles are essential and important to the continued success of the Association, but the matter will be addressed again by 1995.

E F A CONFERENCE HISTORIAN:
The work of Bethel Eller Stolte in maintaining the Conference Heritage Book was discussed. For each conference Bethel compiles a Heritage Book including pictures, programs, and other conference memorabilia. She now has three large books. To date Bethel has done this on a voluntary basis without title. Joe Eller moved that the position of Conference Historian be established in the By-Laws and the office to be filled by an appointment made by the President. Motion was seconded by Walton Eller. All approved. The President immediately appointed Bethel Eller Stolte to the position.



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RECRUITMENT OF NEW MEMBERS:
The need to develop a more systematic approach to the recruitment of new members was raised. The Sec./Treas. reported that many new members had recently joined bringing the total paid membership to 275. It was made evident during the discussion that many of the new members were the results of the efforts of John and Lucy Eller of Skiatook, Oklahoma and Ed Eller of Dalton, GA. Charlotte Marshall moved to instruct the President to appoint a Coordinator for Recruitment of new members. Motion was seconded by Joe Eller. All approved. The President moved promptly to appoint John and Lucy Eller to this position.

THE LONG-RANGE PLAN: Gerald Eller was recognized to discuss the plan. He pointed out that the reason for publishing the November 1993 issue of the Chronicles so early was in order that the membership would be provided the plan and an opportunity to respond to it before the Board convened to take final actions. No communication from any member about the plan was received. [ Unless amended the recommendations approved below are exactly as published in the Nov. 1993 issue of The Eller Chronicles.]

By Laws: Gerald read the recommendation as amended by Charlotte Marshall and moved approval. Motion seconded by Walton Eller.

Amendments:

1. Art. V, 2a: "Ellers by birth" changed to "of Eller descent"
2. Art V item 3:
        a. Election of Officers and Board Members.

ABSENTEE BALLOT - While meetings of the EFA are open to any interested person, only members in good standing may cast ballots for officers and board members. A ballot shall be published in the May issue of The Eller Chronicles prior to the conference for the use of those members not attending the biennial meeting. Members wishing to vote shall mail completed ballot to the Chair of the Nominating Committee by July 1, prior to the biennial meeting.

        PROXY VOTE - The general membership meeting and the board meeting are open to new items being added to the Agenda and to nominations from the floor thereby prohibiting the prudent use of a Proxy.

3. Art. VI - Officers item 2. "only after two intervening years. " deleted; add “upon unanimous approval of the board."

4. Art. VI - Officers item 5. Old item 5 re-numbered to 6 - new 5 inserted as follows:
5. "Officers and Board Members shall recognize any and all items, pictures, documents, family histories, etc., pertaining to Eller history and/or genealogy sent to an individual while in office, are the property of EFA. All such items, etc. shall be turned over to the appropriate person or committee of the EFA for further action or disposition upon the expiration of term."



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5. VII - Board of Directors - item 1. reworded "The Board of Directors of the EFA shall consist of five (5) elected Directors, the Officers of the EFA, and the Editor of The Eller Chronicles.

6. Art. VIII - Committees item 2b: Delete "such as revise the By-Laws, write a handbook for officers and board members.

7. Art IX - Amendments: delete "and presented at the following general meeting for the approval of the membership."

EFA Computer Groups: Gerald read the recommendation and moved approval. Henry Eller seconded. All approved. Gerald reported progress had already been made in setting up a computer-group for each major family line with a coordinator for each group as follows:
Jacob Eller line Ed Eller
Henry Eller line Clarice Stanley
Christian Eller line Harvey Powers
George M. Eller line Lynn Eller working on this.
Other lines: Volunteers needed


Publications: Gerald read the recommendations and moved approval as read. Motion seconded by Charlotte Marshall. All approved.

Eller Family Archives: The President appointed the following committee: Research and Restoration: Gerald read the recommendation. Joe Eller moved approval as read. Motion seconded by Henry Eller. All approved.

TRUST FUND - TAX EXEMPTION FOR MEMBERS: Lynn Eller moved that Charlotte Marshall be authorized to investigate further the process for setting up tax exempt Research and Restoration Trust Fund and that funds be authorized to pay an attorney if this be required. Seconded by Gerald Eller. All approved.

COMMUNICATION FROM LDS LIBRARY: Charlotte Marshall stated that the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, had contacted her concerning the microfilming of The Eller Chronicles and making them available to their branch libraries. Unanimously approved to allow the Family History Library to microfilm Eller Chronicles and distribute at their discretion. Charlotte Marshall was authorized to so notify the Library and to request a copy of the microfilm for the EFA Archives.


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AUDITOR
Joe Eller moved that the Board approve funds for the 1993 audit of EFA accounts. Motion seconded by Charlotte Marshall. All approved.

1994 BUDGET:
Nancy Eller, Sec'y/Treas. had furnished the board members with copies of the 1994 proposed budget. After study and discussion it was decided to add $200.00 to line item 200-306-Telephone/Fax. Walton Eller moved to approved the 1994 Proposed Budget as amended. Motion seconded by Bethel Stolte. All approved. [See the 1994 Budget as approved below]

With no further business the meeting adjourned at 4:27 P.M.

Respectfully submitted

Nancy Eller
Recording Secretary





ELLER FAMILY ASSOCIATION
APPROVED BUDGET - 1994
PROJECTED INCOME

ACC'T #DESCRIPTIONBUDGET

100-101 DUES $3,225.00
100-102 CHRONICLES $150.00
100-103 DONATIONS – GEN. $50.00





    _______
    $3,425.00




PROJECTED TOTAL - OPERATIONS


ENCUMBERED FUNDS - DONATIONS & FUND
RAISING PROJECTS
EXPENDITURES BY BOARD APPROVAL

100-201 RESTORATION $1,186.90
100-202 RESEARCH $1,026.90
100-203 MARY BIFFLE $215.00
100-204 JOSEPH ELLER $195.00
100-205 NEW HOPE $260.00


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$2,883.80
PROJECTED EXPENSE

ACC'T #DESCRIPTIONBUDGET

ADMIN. SUPPLIES

200-201 OFFICE SUPPLIES $75.00
200-202 POSTAGE $400-00
200-203 PHOTOS/COPIES $60.00
200-204 $0.00
200-205 $0.00
200-206 $0.00
200-207 OTHER $0.00
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$535.00


MISC/CONTRACTUAL

200-301 CONF. 95 $250.00
200-302 ARCHIVES $0.00
200-305 CHRONICLES $3,000.00
200-306 TELE/FAX $400.00
200-307 LIGAL/PROF. FEE $0.00
200-308 BENEVOLENCE $20.00
200-309 TRANSLATIONS $0.00
200-310 CONTINGENCY $150.00

- - - - - - -
$3,820.00

- - - - - - -
TOTAL PROJECTED $4,355.00
OPERATIONS EXPENSE = = = = = =



EST. OPER. BAL 12/31/93 $1,736.80

ENCUMB. FUND BAL. 12/31/93 $2,883.80
________
TOTAL BIGIN. BAL. $4,620.60
PROJECTED 94 INCOME $3425.00

________
FUNDS AVAILABLE - 94 $8,045.60
SPEC. PIOJ. FUNDS ($2,883.20)

PROJECTED OPER. EXPENSE ($4,355.00)


PROJECTED BALANCE 12/31/93 $807.40


APPROVED BY UNANIMOUS VOTE OF B.O.D.
NOV. 20, 1993





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58 NEW MEMBERS – FROM FEB. 1, 1993 TO DEC. 1993

BARBON, FAYE 18218 CLEARLAKE DR LUTE FL 33549
BARHART, JACKIE RT. 3, BOX 245 TAHLEQUAH OK 74464
BATES, WALTON 108 SOUTH BRYSON RINGGOLD GA 30736
BURRIS, GLENDA P.O. BOX 667 TRION GA GA 30753
CALDWELL, MELINDA RT. 8, BOX 2198 CLEBURN TX 76031
CARSON, DELLMON LEE 4505 DODGE COURT LOUISVILLE KY 40272
CARSON, RICHARD 1232 COFFELT RD CHATTANOGA TN 37343
CROASMUN, LYNDA 119 ROCKLAND CENTER, BOX 57 NANUET NY 10954
DAVIS, CLARA J. 2542 RANFIELD RD. MOGADORE OH 44260
DeBRUHL, JAMES F. 629 JUPITER RD. WEAVERVILLE NC 28787
ELLER, ARTHUR 3873 SHANNON RD. LOS ANGELES CA 90027
ELLER, BERT J. 7515 BERT ROAD HIAWASSEE GA 30546
ELLER, DAVID & CAROL SUE 15224 N. TRENTON SKIATOOK OK 74070
ELLER, DON & LEAH 3803 E. 37TH ST. TULSA OK 74105
ELLER, DORIS 1107 VINITA TAHLEQUAH OK 74464
ELLER, ED JR. P. O. BOX 423 ROCKY FACE GA 30740
ELLER, ELVIN LEO RT. 1, BOX 590 BURLESON TX 76028
ELLER, GRETA RT. 9, BOX 265 BURLESON TX 76028
ELLER, JIM 4653 BLISS DRIVE BARBERTON OH 42203
ELLER, JIM SR. 508 N E 97TH AVE VANCOVER WA 98664
ELLER, JOHN P. O. BOX 638 SKIATOOK OK 74070
ELLER, KATY 2903 E. 27TH ST. TULSA OK 74114
ELLER, KENT T. 6388 TAYLOR ROAD CLIFTON OH 44216
ELLER LEE R. & JOAN 3425 E. 51ST. PL. TULSA OK 74136
ELLER, PAUL 1412 WAYNE STREET BARBERTON OH 42203
ELLER, RALPH M. 4120 W. 53RD. ST. SO. MUSKOGEE OK 74401
ELLER, RAY P. O. BOX 966 BURLESON TX 76097
ELLER, RAY BRYAN 1516 ALASKA AVE. ALAMORDO NM 88310
ELLER, RICHARD 5456 SUTTLEMYRE LANE HICKORY NC 28601
ELLER, ROYCE E. RT. 2, BOX 39 HASKELL OK 74436
ELLER, SAM RT. 2, BOX 342-A HOPE AR 71801
ELLER, SCOTT R. 3637 CLUBHOUSE RD . CONYERS GA 30208
ELLER, STAN RT. 2, BOX 164-1 DECATUR TN 37322
ELLER, STEVE F. RT. 2, BOX 427-R SYLVIA NC 28779
ELLER, VERLIE L. 199 E. CHANDLER BLVD. CHANDLER AZ 85225
ELLER, WADE B. 2806 MCLINNEY BOISE IA 83704
ELLINGTON, BERNELL P.O. BOX 414 CLARKSVILLE GA 30523
FARMER, ODELL ELLER RT. 2, BOX 292-G GALAX VA 24333
FINCHER, EDWIN LEE 912 ROSEWOOD LANE ARLINGTON TX 76010
GIBSON, ROBBIE RT. 1, BOX 508 COPPERAS COVE TX 76522
GREER, CHARLES 1503 QUAIL DR. GREENSBORO NC 27408
GRISO, CINDIE 1521 PINE DRIVE LAHABRA CA 90631
HARDY, LOIS ELLER 2680 DELHI FRIVE CLINTON OH 44216
HUTSON, DELORES 5425 LUTTRELL COURT FLOWER MOUND TX 75028
JACO, HOLLY ELLER 10730 RAU RD. ELK GROVE CA 95758-9589
JOHNSON, DOROTHY 1422 – 33RD AVE NE OLYMPIA WA 94506
JOHNSON, ETHIEL BERNICE 15834 DRYSDALE SOUTHGATE MI 48195
LIVINGSTON, JANICE M. 3948 CALIFORNIA AVE. LONG BEACH CA 90807
LYLE, WANDA ELLER 761 SAN PEDRO ST. FAIRFIELD CA 94533
PARIS, MILDRED ELLER 2521 NO. 24TH ST. W. MUSKOGEE OK 74401
POPLIN, TAMMY 1066 LAURA DRIVE DALTON GA 30721
POWERS, HARVEY W. 13430 HENSLEY RD MIDLOTHIAN VA 23112
PYLES, PATSY RT. 3, BOX 249 TAHLEQUAH OK 74464
SCHERER, JUANITA 3520 ADMIRALTY BAY DRIVE ANCHORAGE AK 99502
TAYLOR, FAYE 1099 TROUTT ROAD BETH PAGE GA 37022
VAUGHAN, SHIRLEY ELLER 605 CRESENT DR. EAGLE POINT OR 97524
WALLACE, CAROLYN RT. 5, BOX 222 TAHLEQUAH OK 74464
WEBSTER, STEPHEN MR. & MRS. 14667 NORTH GRAY RD. NOBLESVILLE IN 46060


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