Levi Daniel Eiland Family


Levi Daniel Eiland Family

Husband: Levi Daniel Eiland

Born: 07 Jul 1877at: Dade City, Pasco Co, Fl
Married: 29 Jul 1903at: Apopka, Orange Co, FL
Died: 04 Jan 1967at: Gainsville, Alachua, Fl
Buried: at: 
Father: Neri Daniel Eiland
Mother: Emily Ellen Jones

Wife: Frieda Marie Bolling

Born: 24 Jul 1884at: , , Ky
Died: Sep 1981at: Deland, , Fl
Buried: at: 
Father: Gottlieb Bolling
Mother: Maria Elfers


Name: Ruby Marie Eiland
Born: 26 May 1904at: Tampa, , Fl
Died: 07 Sep 1991at: Gainsville, , Fl
Buried: at: 
Spouses: Delbert Vincent Underwood  

Name: Grace May Eiland
Born: Abt 1906at: 
Died: at: 
Buried: at: 
Spouses: Unknown Bailey  

Name: Wilbur Charles Eiland
Born: Aft 1913at: 
Died: at: 
Buried: at: 
Spouses: Lorena Unknown  

Name: Elizabeth Eiland
Born: Abt 1916at: 
Died: at: 
Buried: at: 
Spouses: Unknown Bedenbaugh  

Name: Archie Gilford Eiland
Born: 22 Apr 1922at: 
Died: 06 Dec 2006at: , , Fl
Buried: at: 
Spouses: Dorothy Watterson  Shirley P Unknown  

Name: Marvin Jones Eiland
Born: Abt 1923at: 
Died: at: 
Buried: at: 
Spouses: Lillie Mae Triest*  

Name: Dorothy Eiland
Born: 02 Oct 1926at: Odessa, Pasco Co, Fl
Died: 02 Oct 1926at: Odessa, Pasco Co, Fl
Buried: at: 

More Information:

About Levi Daniel Eiland:

Levi Daniel was principal of Tampa high school in 1904. Marie were married in l903 after they both finished Normal school in Jasper, Fla. in that same year.

LEVI DANIEL EILAND (1877-1967) was the first postmaster of the Elfers post office when it was established on Dec. 14, 1909. He was born in Dade City on July 7, 1877. In the 1900 census he is shown as a boarder living in Jasper, Florida, Although he is said to have founded the Jasper Normal School. He was the principal of the Tampa Grammar School in 1903 when he married his wife, who chose the name Elfers for the post office. He is shown as living in Suwannee county in the 1917 military registration index. A 1922 newspaper article reported that Dan Eiland was planting a five acre tract at Seven Springs, in early vegetables, and that his friends in Elfers have missed him since he moved to Seven Springs and they wish him success with his venture. He died Jan. 4, 1967, in Gainesville, where he and his wife are buried.

1930 Census - Odessa, Pasco Co, Fl

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: Levi Dahiel Eiland
City: Wellborn
County: Suwannee
State: Florida
Birth Date: 7 Jul 1877
Race: White
Age: 41
Occupation: bookkeeper and salesman, A ? McLeran Co, Wellborn, Fl
Nearest Relative:Frieda Marie Eiland
Height/Build: Tall/med
Color of Eyes/Hair: blue/dark

Florida Death Index, 1877-1998
Name: Levi D Eiland
Death Date: Jan 1967
County of Death: Alachua
State of Death: Florida
Race: White
Gender: Male

About Frieda Marie Bolling:

The name for the town of Elfers was chosen by Frieda Marie (Bolling) Eiland (1884-1981), the wife of the first postmaster. Her mother's maiden name was Maria Elfers.

FRIEDA MARIE (BOLLING) EILAND (1884-1981) chose the name "Elfers" for the post office which was established on Dec. 14, 1909. A postal history source lists her husband Levi Daniel Eiland as the first postmaster of Elfers, but in a 2001 letter, Elizabeth "Beth" Eiland Bedenbaugh, a daughter, wrote: "My mom was the post mistress (my dad was occupied with a job with J. M. Mitchell there in Elfers). The post office was new and mom was asked to give the town and post office a name. She chose Elfers because that was her mother's maiden name." Frieda Marie Bolling was born July 24, 1884, in Louisville, Ky. After the death of her father in 1889, she moved with her mother and a brother to Apopka, Florida. On July 29, 1903, she married Levi Daniel Eiland at the home of her mother in Apopka. Rev. Marvin Jones Eiland, a son, was born at their Seven Springs home on April 20, 1922. She died on Sept. 19, 1981, in Deland. The father of Frieda Marie Bolling was Gottlieb Frederick Bolling, who died in 1889. The maiden name of the mother of Frieda Marie Bolling was Maria Elfers; she died in Tampa in 1915. [Jon James and Terri Allen provided information for this and the preceding entry.]

About Dorothy Eiland:

Died at age 7 in Branford, Fl

Revised: 06-Jun-15  12:08 PM