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Seeking info. on a Frank Eller. 1900 U.S. Census shows him living in Union Twp., Wilkes Co., N.C. Born Sept. 1852; m Bettie ca 1888; they had 5 child. 2 boys/3 girls. Richard Eller, 5456 Suttlemyre Lane, Hickory, NC 28601.

Seeking info. on Christena Eller of Rowan Co., NC (my 4th gr. grandmother), b ca 1800, m 1834 to Paul Ludwick (possibly 2nd m.), d almost 100 yrs. of age in Gold Hill, N.C. Who were her parents? Her Eve Ann (my 3rd gr. grandmother) m Wyatt. Found many Christena Ellers in Rowan Co. records but which is the right one? Phyllis Jacobs, 4500 Tuckaseegee Rd., Charlotte, N.C. 28208

Seeking ancestry of James S. Eller (my gr. gr. father), b 1802/1803 TN; m Susan Gaulden, b 1820 TN; 7 known children: Thomas A. b 1841 TN; Jacob F. b. 1842 TN; James L. Granville) b 1849 TN; Angeline b 1850 TN; William b 1852 TN- Frederick H. (my gr. father) b 1854 Tompkinsville, Kan., Susan Eller b 1859 Tompkinsville, Kan. From: EFA member Wm. L. Eller, 2056 SE Grandview Ctr., Milwaukie, OR 97267.

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b. 19 August 1812 at Rotenfels/Murg, Germany
emigrated to America about 1862
He was a merchant by trade
Bernhard Eller is the great, great Grandfather of Renate Eller. Renate is a teacher of Biology and Chemistry at an international school in Geel, Belgium. She became a member of the Eller Family Association in 1991 after learning of its existence from Michael Lynn Eller who was a Captain in the U.S. Forces stationed in Fulda, Germany. Michael Lynn is a great nephew of President Lynn Eller.

Correspondence between Renate and Lynn has ensued since 1991. A recent letter told of her father's death in October 1993, Franz Andreas Eller She mentioned that her father was most interested in hearing of the American Ellers and at the time of his death, he was reading with great pleasure the Eller Family Cookbook. He was proud to have some of his family's recipes represented in the book.

Franz Andreas Eller believed that his family belonged to the Ellers who lived in the Black Forest and that they had reached that area from the region around Solda-Sulden in the south Tirol in Italy! (Ed: again this region surfaces as a source from which the name Eller originated centuries ago. Dr. Rose Eller was from that area).

Early in the correspondence between Renate and Lynn, she was given the names of Klaus Napp-Zinn and Dr. Rose Eller. She was in touch with these two Eller Family Association members who are now deceased.

Renate considered attending both the Estes Park and Portland Conferences but school schedules and illness in her family in Fulda did not allow her to travel to America. We would all encourage her to make plans to attend the Asheville Conference in 19Q,5. We would be pleased to have Renate as our European liaison.

    Lineage of Renate Eller5
 Franz Andreas Eller4
b. 30 Jul 1910    Fulda, Germany
d. Oct 1993    Fulda

Christoph Eller3
b. 22 May 1866    Fulda
d. 5 Jul 1937    Fulda

Franz Joseph Eller2
b. 22 Mar 1839    Rotenfels
d. 30 Nov 1877    Fulda

b. 19 Aug 1812
emigrated to America
about 1862

Bro: Martin Eller
b. 12 Nov 1852
    Rotenfels emigrated to
    New Zealand

Renate Eller, Europawijk 102, B-2440, Geel, Belgium


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(eds.) New information on these two Ellers, thought by Hook to be sons of Jacob Eller, Sr., has been received. A letter came to Lynn Eller from Mary W. Glenn of Texas City, TX; that contained a reprint of an article from the Rowan County Register, Vol. 8, No. 3 by Jo White Lynn, Bounty Land Warrants Recorded in Rowan County. Some EFA members will remember Jo White Lynn for her excellent presentation at the 1989 Salisbury Eller Family Conference.

Mrs. Linn reminds us that "bounty land warrants were granted to veterans of the Continental Line in payment for past military service." The land was situated mainly in middle Tennessee, in Sumner and Davidson counties. The warrants could be transferred or sold, sometimes several times, before they were surrendered for land. While records exist in the National Archives of those to whom warrants were issued for military service no record was kept of the ultimate use of these land warrants. No land warrants were issued for land within North Carolina some bounty land warrants were recorded in Rowan County, North Carolina. Two such bounty land deeds were found "lurking between the covers of Rowan County Deed Book 12" by Patricia G. Rosenthal who called them to the attention of Mrs. Linn.

Book 12:45. State of N Carolina No. 254 To all whom these Presents shall come Greetings. Know ye that we for and in consideration of the form and pursuant to an Act of our General Assembly entitled "An Act for the Relief of Officers & Soldiers in the Continental line, and for other purposes," and in Consideration of the Signal Bravery & persevering Zeal of Joseph Eller a private in the Said Line, We have Given & Granted by these presents do Give & Grant unto the said Thomas Dickey assignee of John Eller heir of said Joseph, a Tract of Land containing 640 Acres Lying & being in the County of Davidson [TN] on the Waters of Stones river. Beginning..... (remainder of record omitted here).

Mrs. Linn also calls attention to the absence of any record in the Index to Revolutionary War Pension Applications in the National Archives, for Joseph Eller. However, "in the lists of warrants for lands granted to officers and soldiers out of the North Carolina Secretary's Office #1220, is Joseph Eller dec'd, Privt, 640 acres, 84 months service, warrant dated Sept. 27, 1784. Pvt. Joseph Eller served in Bailey's Co., enlisting 15 Jan. 1782 for twelve months."

A second letter, this from Clarice V. (Eller) Stanley of Martins Ferry, OH, provides the following: "PIERCES REGISTER - Register of the Certificates issued by John Pierce, Esquire, Paymaster General and Commissioners of the Army Accounts for United States, to Officers and Soldiers of the Continental Army under Act of July 4, 1783. Seventh Report of The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore 1987.

"Found the following in same:
No. of Certf 90785 - John Eller
90778 - Joseph Eller

"These numbers fall in this group - (89501 - 91855) Regiment under Col. Thomas Clarke, North Carolina, Paid to Nov. 15, 1783.     R. Fenner, Agent"

(Note: Unfortunately, the above fails to throw any light on the parents of John and Joseph Eller. Since they both enlisted in service on the same date and John was the heir of Joseph, it appears the two were likely brothers. ( See Eller Chronicles, Vol. V-4, p. 251-252).


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From Clarice V. (Eller) Stanley of Martins Ferry, Ohio:

Excerpt from The Compendium of American Genealogy, First Families of America, Vol. IV. Edited by Frederick Adams Virkus, F.I.A.G., [ The Virkus Co. Gen. Publishers, Chicago, 111. 440-442 So. Dearborn St. Pub. 1930]

"7. Christian ELLER ca 1724-1804 from Germany settled in Lancaster Co., PA 1747; removed to Rowan Co., N.C., near Salisbury, married Mary Biefle (Paul8)"


(eds.) Following was sent by Wilma Austin to Byron Eller who sent it to Lynn who sent it to us for publication:

From HISTORY OF CASS COUNTY (IOWA), 1884, p. 790: " John Eller, a son of David Eller and a brother of Jesse, came to this vicinity in March 1855, and preempted a farm on section 20, where he now lives. He is a descendant of Peter Eller, a Hessian soldier, who came to this country during the Revolutionary War, in the services of Great Britain, and who soon left that service and settled in North Carolina. John was born in Indiana, where his parents had removed some years before, in 1832, and moved with his parents in 1837, to Jefferson county, Iowa. He came to this county and remained until 1857, when he removed to Jefferson county, where he enlisted, in 1862, in Company H Thirtieth Iowa Infantry, and served with that regiment until the close of the war. He was at the siege of Vicksbury, battle of Jackson, Mississippi, siege of Atlanta, and was with Sherman in his march to the sea. After the war he returned to Jefferson county, where he remained until September, 1866, when he returned to his farm in this township. Ms wife was a Mary Jane Parnell, who was born in Wayne county, North Carolina, in 1824.

(eds.) Some information in this report is not correct. For example, the Wayne county mentioned in the last line is located in Indiana, not North Carolina. Also, other statements should not be considered proven. For example, this is the first mention we have ever seen that Peter Eller was a Hessian soldier. This John Eller is listed by Hook, George Michael Eller and Descendants of His in America, 1957, p. 77. Publications exist in which Hessian soldiers are listed, including those who elected to remain in America - someone should check out these sources for any Eller who might be listed.


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From: Margaret H. Brigman, 31 Brigman Road, Weaverville, NC 28787:

Elizabeth3 Eller (Jacob, Jr.2, Jacob, Sr.1)

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