Rebecca EllerAbt 1760 -
Name Rebecca Eller Born Abt 1760 Gender Female Person ID I76 Petersen-de Lanskoy Last Modified 18 Jan 2015
Father Henry Eller, b. Bef 1746, , , Germany , d. 1788, , Washington, Maryland, United States (Age > 42 years) Mother Elizabeth Bigler, d. Aft 1787, of, Washington, Maryland, United States Married Bef 14 Apr 1754 of , Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States Family ID F21 Group Sheet
1. FHL Book 929.273, film 6005243, "John Jacob Eller and His Descendants with Other Pre-1800 Eller Immigrants to America," by the Eller Family Association, 1998, 817-297-1280. The book in chapter 5 comments on current thinking of the Eller Family Association (EFA) on Hook research into George Michael Eller (GME) which I summarize as follows:
The following genealogy by Clarice Eller Stanley of Martin's Ferry, Ohio and taken from Eller Chronicles, vol. VII:2 Sp. Ed. May 1994, provides much new information on Henry Eller and descendants of his sons, but little new information on descendants of his daughters. Clarice won the prestigious research award from EFA in 1995 for her work on this family: "Henry Eller and Elizabeth Bigler, their children and grandchildren:
a. Joseph married Elizabeth Graybill.
b. Maria Elizabeth, b. 1752, Frederick Co., MD; d. ca. 1815, Preble Co., OH; m. Christian Herter. Children: Susanna, Henry, Phoebe, John, Rebecca, Mary, Joseph, Catherine.
c. Rebecca, b. ca. 1760; m. Christian Gerber.
d. Henry Jr., b. ca. 1762, MD; d. ca. 1838, Montgomery Co., OH; m. Frances Graybill; Children: Daniel, Mary, Christina, unknown female, Henry III, Abraham, Frances, Sarah, Elizabeth Anna.
e. Jacob Sr., b.ca. 1764, MD; d. 1831, MD; m. MD, 14 Oct 1792, Eva Margaret Willard; Children: Sally, Jacob Jr., Elias, Susan, Peter.
f. Esther, m. George Bechtel, 18 Mar 1794, German Reformed Church, Frederick Co., MD.
g. Daniel, b. ca 1769 in VA or MD; d. aft 1850; m. Hannah (Unknown); one child.
h. Mary Magdalene, b. 8 Aug 1775, MD; m. 3 Dec 1793, Carroll Co., MD, Jacob Garber II; Children: Michael Jacob III, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Samuel, Lydia, Christina, Nancy, Mary Madlana, Henry, Susanna.
i. Maria, b. in Maryland, m. Christian Schaub, 31 Aug 1803, Frederick Co., MD.
j. Salome, born in Maryland, m. Henry Schultz.
k. Peter, b. ca. 1780, MD; d. 8 Jan 1843, Washington County, Pennsylvania; m. Mary.
2. From the online "Eller Chronicles," website http://freepages.family.rootsweb.com/~adelr/aug88/aug88p4.htm:, compiler Clarice Vivian (Eller) Stanley (Mrs. John H.), 605 Vine St., Martins Ferry, OH 43935:
"My research pertains to the Henry and Elizabeth Bigler Eller family. I have done research in Frederick, Md., Frederick Co., and Hagerstown, Md., Washington Co. In Hagerstown I obtained a copy of the H/657 Deed which pertains to the settlement of the estate of Henry Eller, deceased, recorded 21 April 1794, naming his children: Joseph Eller, Elizabeth Eller, Rebecca Eller, Henry Eller, Jacob Eler, Ester Eller, Daniel Eller, Sarah Eller, Magdalena Eller, Maria Eler, Salomo Eler, and Peter Eller. With further reference to Henry Eller, Sr., an estate settlement is also recorded in Frederick Co., Md. These records, however, are in the Hall of Records, Annapolis, Md.; not in Frederick, Md. I have not had the opportunity to pursue this. I copied the following from the index:
"Estate Settlement - Henry Eller 1788 (Bond) Joseph Eller and Christ. Harter Bk. A2/321 Appraisal Personal Property A7 Sale of " " 1/249 Accounts settlement (would have names involved)."
3. Per online "Eller Chronicles," http://freepages.family.rootsweb.com/~adelr/may88/may88p6.htm:
"Immigrant Henry Eller. Sr. and Elizabeth Bigler," compiler: Gale Edwin Spitzer Honeyman, 470 Grove #2, San Francisco, CA, 94102. (Eds.: The following confirms and greatly extends the information first published by James W. Hook, 1957, on Henry Eller who arrived in Philadelphia 25 Oct 1746 aboard the Neptune.)
Henry Eler and wife baptised 14 Apr 1754 by Elder Michael Franz, Conestoga Dunker Congregation, Lancaster Co., PA, Cocalico District. From: "A History of the Brethern," by Martin Brumbaugh, 1899, p. 312.
Frederick Co., MD Deed Liber K, Folio 1284: Jacoby Catherine Flora to Henry Eller, 90 acres, part of Hammond Strife, 6 Jun 1767, witnesses Thomas & Elizabeth Wood. Located near Linwood between Uniontown and New Windsor in the Pipe Creek Dunker District.
Ibid, Liber B-0, Folio 3: Henry & Elizabeth Eller sold same 14 Jun 1771.
Ibid, Liber P, Folio 128: Henry bought 110 on Beaver Dam Branch of Little Pipe, Creek, 13 Jun 1772 in Beaver Dam Dist.
Ibid, Liber WR-6, Folio 4: Henry and Elizabeth Eller sold same 16 May 1785.
Washington Co., MD Deed Liber H-41, Folio 657: "Where as a certain Henry Eller of Washington County deceased the father of Joseph Eller, Elizabeth Eller, Rebecca Eller, Henry Eller, Jacob Eler (sic), Ester (sic) Eller, Daniel Eller, Sarah Eller, Magdalena Eller, Maria Eler (sic), Saloma Eler (sic), Peter Eler (sic), and at the same time of his death was seized in fee of two tracts of Land the one called Wallings Such the other tract called part of Adventure lying and being in Washington County and containing One Hundred and Ninety and One Half Acre of Land. Deed to Joseph Eller by Heirs Christian Elizabeth Herter, Christian and Rebecca Gerber, Henry & Fronica Eller, Jacob & Magadalena Gerber. 24 Dec 1793, all of Washington Co., MD.
lbid, have Reference to Deed Liber & Folios as follows regarding said tracts, but not content: H,657, 860; J, 396; M, 462. Peter Eller signed release 5 Apr 1800. Apparently remaining heirs signed deeds for which I have no record.
Abstracts from The Mary Bigler Family: 1738 bought tract in Lancaster (York) Co., PA. 1743, 1750, 1761, 1781 bought adjoining tracts along Great Pipe Creek. As Marks Beigler of Pipe Creek Hundred wrote will 19 Mar 1787, "... To my daughter Elizabeth wife of Henry Eller the sum of six pounds lawful money of the State of Maryland." Known as a Dunker of the Pipe Creek Congregation.
Children of Henry Eller, Sr. and Elizabeth Bigler:
2. Elizabeth c1757 - c1827 Lanier Twp., Preble Co., OH, m. c1774 Christian Herter c1754 - c1825 s/o Johannes George & Eva
3. Rebecca m. Christian Gerber/Garber
4. Henry II? - 1832 Randolph Twp., Montgomery Co., OH, m. Francis
5. Jacob c1764 - Buried 8 May 1831 Burkittsville, MD, m. 14 Oct 1789
6. Esther (?) m. 18 Mar 1794 Frederick Co., MD to George Bechtel
7. Daniel m. Hannah
9. Mary Magdalena 8 Aug 1775 - ?, m. 3 Dec 1793 to Jacob Garber, 14 May 1767 - 19 Jan 1852, s/o Jacob
10. Maria (? Anna Mary 28 Jan 17 - ) - 8 Dec 1816, m. John Mikesell, 28 Mar 1752 - 14 Aug 1827 Montgomery Co., OH, s/o Andrew & Catharina (Ahlentz) - (Anna Mary), (John's first wife whom he m. c1775 which places her too early of a birth if children were named in deed according to rotation of their birth.)
11. Salome, thought to have m. Henry Schultz
12. Peter, thought to have m. Anna Ingle (Angle)
Editor's note. Mr. Honeyman goes on to say that upon request he can send data for Children, Elizabeth Harter, Mary Magdalena Garber and the assumed Anna Mary Mikesell. He says, "I have fully abstracted all Eller data, except deeds, in the Miami CO., OH courthouse. Leonard Eller of the George Michael line lived there for a short time and Hook did not hit 100% in his data regarding Leonard's family." Mr. Honeyman also listed the following citations: (1) "A Harter Journal," 1982, by Byron H. Harter, 701 SE 6th St., Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 33301 (contains the family records of Christian & Elizabeth Eller Harter. Eldest daughter of emigrant Henry, pp. 23-105. Removed from MD to Preble Co., OH.) (2) "The Garber Historical and Genealogical Record," Vol. 1, No. 1, 1937, by (late) Clark M. Garber. (Contains the family record of Jacob, Mary Magdalene (Eller) Garber II, daughter of Emigrant Henry Eller. A Brethern minister, removed from MD to Washington Co., PA to Jefferson Twp., Richland Co., OH. Clark noted there were numerous Eller burials in the Ten Mile Church of the Brethern Cemetery in Washington Co., PA.) (3) "The Mark Bigler Family," 1960 by Norman Burns, is descendant of Mark (Marcus Beegler) Bigler, emigrant on Richard and Elizabeth, 28 Sep 1733, Philadelphia, subsequently wed Catharine ___?, parents of Elizabeth, wife of emigrant Henry Eller. This marriage is mentioned but line of descent was unknown to author. (4) "Meiyssel Meixel Mikesell," 1985, by Aradella M. Rohde, gives family of John & Anna Mary (Eller) Mikesell."
4. FHL Book 929.273EL54h "George Michael Eller and Descendants of His in America," compiled by James W. Hook, 1957, also on FHL film 896571, item 2, pp. 6-14:
"Henry Eller, brother apparently of George Michael, also owned 90 acres of land called a part of Hammond Strife that he purchased, 6 Jun 1767, from Jacob Flora. Thomas and Elizabeth Wood witnessed the deed. (Deed Book K, p. 1284, Fred. Co., MD.) Henry Eller and Elizabeth, his wife, sold this land, 14 June 1771, (Deed Book O, p. 3, Fred. Co., MD), and on 13 June 1772 bought 110 acres of land nearby on Beaver Dam Branch, a draught of Little Pipe Creek. (Deed Book P, p. 128, Fred. Co., MD) Henry Eller and his wife, Elizabeth, sold this 110 acre farm 16 May 1785. (Deed Book WR6, p. 4, Fred. Co., MD.) He died in 1788, (Admin. Acct. Washington Co., MD) leaving Children, according to a deed, dated 4 Dec 1793 in Washington Co., MD, which show his children and in some cases their spouses to have been named (1) Joseph Eller, whose age in the 1800 census of Washington Co., MD was over 45 and whose family consisted of a wife, aged over 45, three daughters, aged between 16-26, two daughters, aged between 10 and 16 and three sons, aged under 10. (2) Elizabeth Eller, who m. Christian Herter (Hester); (3) Rebecca Eller, who m. Christian Gerber; (4) Henry Eller Jr. and his wife Fronica. He removed to Montgomery Co., Ohio where he died in 1832 leaving a wife Fronica and children Daniel, b. 28 Mar 1785; d. 7 Jun 1863; m. Elizabeth Siler, b. 4 Oct 1784; d. 16 Mar 1872 (gravestones), a daughter Mary, b. 29 Jan 1788; d. 14 Aug 1876 (gravestone) who married Jacob Albaugh, and probably Abraham and Joseph and other children; (5) Jacob Eller and his wife Margareth, doubtless the Jacob Eller who m. 14 Oct 1789, Mary Willjard; (6) Esther Eller who probably was the Esther Eller who m. 18 Mar 1794 George Bechtel; (7) Daniel Eller and his wife Hannah; (8) Sarah Eller; (9) Magdalene Eller who m. Jacob Gerber; (10) Maria Eller, probably the Maria Eller who m. Christian Schaub, 31 Aug 1803; (11) Salome Eller who m. Henry Schultz; (13) [should be no. 12] Peter Eller a minor not of age in 1795 but who signed an heirship release 5 April 1800 indicating that he had then reached his majority. (Washington Co., Md. Deeds, Book H, pp. 657 and 860; Book J, p. 396 and Book M, p. 462)"
5. From the book "Our Stoker Family Histories 1731-1881," Vol. II, comp. and ed. by Elayne Stoker, 2004, printed by Stevenson's Genealogy Center, Provo, UT in an article entitled "Our Grable History." The portion below is a partial quote concerning the Garbers - see John Peter Graybill's notes for the full transcription:
"Martin Garber of Samuel by Deed WR-15-519, August 8, 1797 purchased 40 acres of land "Part of Ivy Church" from Richard Coale. This was an item in Samuel Carver's Will. August 8, 1797, by Deed WR 15-519, Peter Grabill's son Joseph bought this 40 acres of land from Martin Garber of Samuel. In 1805 Joseph (wife Barbara) sold this tract of land to his father Peter by Deed WR 27-554. This 40 acres is the "Part of Ivy Church" on Molasses Road where Reno and Mary Grabill now live. Joseph is found in the Tax List in West Bethlehem Township Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1806. This 40 acres is sold in 1811 to Joseph's brother John. In John's Will, GME 319, recorded February 13, 1844, he leaves this property (where David Garber now lives) to his widowed daughter Susannah Nail. Susannah almost immediately sells to her brother Abraham, who executed John's Will. This property then went to Samuel Grabill, Abraham's son, then to Abraham Webster Grabill, Samuel's son and finally to Reno Grabill, Abraham Webster's son.
The 1800 Maryland Census lists in Libertytown District on consecutive lines, John Grebel, Peter Grebel, Joseph Grebel, Samuel Garber Jr., Christian Garber, Jacob Garber and Martin Garber of Samuel. This is on page 988. On page 986, same district, we find Martin Garber Jr. and Sr. The Grabels here are Peter Sr. and his sons John and Joseph. The Garbers on page 988 are sons of Samuel Garber Sr. who died in 1793, Will GM 2-463.
Peter Grabill Jr. is not in the 1800 or 1810 Maryland Census. From Wampler material we find that Christina Wampler, daughter of Hans Peter and Mari Barbara Brenessee Sneither Wampler married Peter Grabill. Hans Peter's son John m. Magdalina Garber, daughter of Martin Garber Sr. John Wampler is next to Peter Grabill in the 1810 Maryland Census. He witnessed Peter's Will along with a Martin Garber (probably Martin of Samuel) but did not appear with Martin to confirm the Will after Peter's death...
Now on the Garbers. Our Joseph Grable of the 1811 Will married Barbara Garber about 1792. Contrary to tradition and Garber histories Barbara is a daughter of Samuel Carver, Will GM 2-463, January 14, 1793.
There are too many Garbers in the late 1700's in Frederick County, Maryland to keep straight in correct generations and families. We have not looked at all of the deeds involved. Wills include Martin (Martin Jr.), Administrative Account H.S. No. 1 (1815-1816) 48, Christian Garber, Will RB 1-5, March 13, 1809, and Samuel Carver, Will GM 2-463, January 14, 1793 and Administrative Account February 20, 1798.
Samuel Carver, Will GM 2-463, January 14, 1793 and Administrative Account February 20, 1798.
By Deed P-110 Samuel Carver purchased 102 acres "Ivy Church" from Leonard Kitzmiller, June 13, 1772. At the time of his will Samuel was buying 100 acres of land from Richard Coale in "Ivy Church." This included the 40 acres "Part of Ivy Church" that our Joseph Grable bought from Martin Carver of Samuel in 1797. In listing information on Samuel's children we will use some data that appear correct taken from Garber material stating the family of Jacob Garber Sr. That Ann Grabill, Barbara Grabill and Catharine Pegler (Bigler) are listed in the Administrative Account of Samuel clinched it that Jacob Garber Sr. is fictitious.
1. Christian Carver m. Rebecca Eller. Joseph Eller's Deed H 8 657, April 21, 1794, Washington County, Maryland.
2. Samuel Carver d. 1814 m. a Hess.
3. Catharine Garber, 1758-1839 m. Israel Bigler 1758-1839. This couple was in West Bethlehem Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania early. Deed WR-25-577, John Garber (son of Martin Sr.) from Israel Bigler, May 8, 1804.
4. John Garber m. a Cole.
5. Anna Garber m. John Grabill, son of Peter Grable Sr. and brother of our Joseph Grable.
6. Jacob Carver (Rev.) 1767-1852 m. Mary Magdalena Eller, 1775-1849. In leaving for Pennsylvania, Jacob (wife Magdalena) sold property to Joseph Baker, Deed WR-21-541, October 21, 1801. Jacob appears in Tax Lists of West Bethlehem Township in 1802. Jacob and Magdelena are also named in the Eller Deed mentioned above. They are listed as early members of the Ten Mile Brethren Church, now near Marianna, Pennsylvania.
7. Barbara Garber, 1771-1851. She married our Joseph Grabill.
8. Jonathan Garber, 1774-1850 m. Elizabeth Hufford. They too were in West Bethlehem Township early.
9. Elizabeth, Samuel left her one walnut chest with two drawers under it.
10. Martin Garber. As above he sold property to our Joseph in 1797. With John Wampler he witnessed Peter Grable's Will and a Martin Garber witnessed John Grabills Will in 1729.
Martin Garber Sr.
We have not found a Martin Garber Sr. Will. We find a Martin Garber buying property, 105 acres "Limestone Rock" near Woodsboro and "Spring Plains," Deed K-803 Martin Garber from Jacob Danner, December 19, 1766. By Deed 0-503 he buys "Cedar Clifts," 290 acres from Henry Diggs August 17, 1771. "Cedar Clifts" lies north of "Ivy Church" between Johnsville and Union Bridge. Confirmation Deed WR-26-71 John Garber from Anna Garber and others, September 5, 1804 discloses most of what we know of Martin Garber Sr.'s family. This Deed makes clear and legal Deeds of 1802, July 29, Samuel Carver from Anna Garber and others, Christian Garber from Anna Garber and others, John Garber from Anna Garber and others and Martin Garber from Anna Garber and others. Anna in these deeds is Martin Sr.'s wife.
1. Martin Garber Jr. m. Hannah.
2. Samuel Garber m. Catharine. By Deed WR-23-227 Samuel buys property in "Ivy Church" from Martin Sr.'s heirs July 29, 1802.
3. Christian Garber m. Mary (Elizabeth). By Deed WR-23-229 Christian buys property in "Resurvey of Butler's Lot" from Martin Sr.'s heirs.
4. Mary Garber m. John Diehl.
5. Magdalena Garber m. John Wampler.
6. Henry Garber.
7. John Garber b. June 4, 1771 d. April 1848 (bachelor preacher). By Deed WR-26-71 he purchased "Cedar Clifts" from Martin Sr.'s heirs. Deed 23-232 also refers to this sale. He also owned "Small Beginnings." Will GME-3-315, May 8, 1848 disposes of his property. William Diehl executed the Will. Solomon Garber, Martin Garber and Abraham Diehl are listed as nephews. Older deceased sister, Mary Diehl, older deceased brother Martin Garber. Sister Magdelena Wampler and deceased brothers Samuel and Henry are also mentioned.
Martin Garber Jr. Administrative Account H.S. No. 1 (1815-1816) 48.
Martin Jr. was born in 1768 and died March 21, 1814. As above, his wife's name was Hannah.
1. Solomon b. October 10, 1791; d. January 16, 1870; m. Mary b. September 22, 1798; d. February 1852.
7. Martin Jr.
Christian Garber, Will RB 1-5, March 13, 1809, Administrative Account March 12, 1816.
Christian is a son of Martin Garber Sr. and Anna. He died before March 13, 1809. Martin Garber brother of Christian executed the Will with John Stoner. Witness were Jonathan Wampler and Joseph Baker.
1. Jonathan Garber
2. Magdalena Garber m. Henry Fox
3. Ann Garber m. Adam Fox
4. Elizabeth Garber m. William Stoner
5. Barbara Garber m. Thomas Donson
6. Rebecca m. David Dunston September 3, 1811. Their daughter Elizabeth in 1828 m. Jacob Piatt in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania.
7. Daniel Garber
8. Hannah b. 1799 Administrative Account was not reported until Hannah became of age at 16. Married Jacob Saylor very young.
Thus you see some of the different Garber names that must be kept separate. Geographically Samuel and his family were close to our Grables as were Henry Eller and John Wampler, all in or very close to "Ivy Church." Martin Garber Sr. and his family were directly north of the Beaver Dam Creek Brethren Church (German Baptist) in "Cedar Clifts" still on Beaver Dam Creek.
We have said nothing of John Garber. We believe there was a John Garber in the older generation probably a brother of Samuel and Martin Sr.
Henry Eller, a probable brother of George Michael Eller, left property to the following children. Joseph Eller, m. Elizabeth Grabill; Henry Eller Jr. m. Francey Grabill; Jacob Eller m. Margareth; Ester Eller; Daniel Eller m. Hannah; Sarah Eller; Magdelina Eller m. Jacob Garber; Elizabeth m. Christian Herter; Rebecca m. Christian Garber of Samuel; Maria Eller; Salome Eller m. Henry Shultz; and Peter Eller. This Peter Eller came to West Bethlehem Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania early as did Joseph Grable, Jacob Garber, Catherine Garber Bigler, Jonathon Garber and Samuel Garber.
The Henry Eller family is disclosed in Deed H. B. 657, April 21, 1794, Washington County, Maryland in which Joseph Eller is buying out his brothers and sisters. The Garber men signed in German script; the women made marks. By Deed P-128 June 13, 1772 Frederick County Maryland Henry Eller bought 102 acres of "Ivy Church" from Leonard Kitzmiller for one hundred and seventy seven pounds..."
6. FHL book 929.273 EL54ejg "John Jacob Eller and His Descendants with Other Pre-1800 Eller Immigrants to America...," by J. Gerald Eller, Edward K. Eller, and Janine Eller Porter (The Eller Family Association, 1998), pp. 22-27:
A Henry Ellars (Eller) came on the ship Neptune from Rotterdam and took the Oath of
Allegiance 25 Oct 1746. This is believed to be Henry Eller who bought land called Hammond Strife in Frederick County, Maryland on 6 June 1767. Hook thought Henry Eller was probably a brother of George Michael Eller since they lived in the same community. As already slated elsewhere, evidence indicates they were probably also brothers or close relatives of John Jacob, John Melchior and Christian Eller of Rowan County, North Carolina, but the degree of their kinship to the latter three has not been proven beyond some doubt.
Table VII below is based on genealogy by Clarice Eller Stanley of Martin's Ferry, Ohio and taken from the Eller Chronicles, Vol VII:2 Sp. Ed. May, 1994. This provides much new information on Henry Eller and descendants of his sons, but little new information on descendants of his daughters. For sources of new information on this line, see the listings from the Eller Chronicles in the bibliography at the end of this chapter for her major contribution to the family history and genealogy of this line. Clarice Eller Stanley was awarded the James W. Hook Memorial Award by the Eller Family Association at its 1995 biennial conference in Asheville, North Carolina.
Table VII: Henry Eller married Elizabeth Bigler. Frederick County, Maryland. Their children and grandchildren:
1 Joseph married Elizabeth Graybill.
2. Maria Elizabeth, b 1752, Frederick Co., MD; d ca. 1815, Preble Co., OH; m Christian Herter; Children: Susanna, Henry, Phoebe, John, Rebecca, Mary, Joseph, Catherine.
3. Rebecca, b ca. 1760; m. Christian Gerber
4. Henry Jr ... b ca. 1762, MD; d ca. 1838, Montgomery Co., OH; m Frances Graybill; Children: Daniel. Mary, Christina. Unknown female. Henry HI. Abraham. Frances. Sarah. Elizabeth Anna.
5. Jacob Sr., b ca. 1764, MD; d 1831, MD; m. MD, 14 Oct 1792, Eva Margaret Willard; Children: Sally, Jacob Jr., Elias, Susan, Peter.
6. Esther, m George Bechtel, 18 Mar. 1794, German Reformed Ch., Frederick Co., MD.
7. Daniel, b ca 1769 in VA or MD; d aft. 1850; m Hannah (Unknown); one child.
8. Mary Magdalene, b 8 Aug 1775, MD; m 3 Dec 1793, Carroll Co., MD, Jacob Garber II; Children: Michael Jacob III, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Samuel, Lydia, Christina, Nancy, Mary Madlana, Henry, Susanna.
9. Maria, b in Maryland, m Christian Schaub, 31 Aug. 1803, Frederick Co., MD.
10. Salome, born in Maryland, m Henry Schultz.
11. Peter, b ca. 1780. Maryland; d 8 Jan 1843, Washington County, Pennsylvania; m. Mary.
Primary centers from which descendants spread: Frederick and Washington Co., MD; Montgomery and Preble Co., OH; Washington Co., PA; Calloway and Autrain Co., MO; Marshall Co., WV. (Stanley Clarice V. Eller, Eller Chronicles, VIII 2, Sp. Ed., May 1994)
"A Henry Eler (Eller) and wife were baptized at Conestoga Church, a Dunkard Church in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania by Elder Michael Franz on April 14, 1754. The will of Dunker Zachariah Albaugh (Frederick County, Maryland) also reveals the Dunker relationships of Henry Eller who was a witness to his will dated July 4, 1782. J. M. Henry describes Henry Eller as a Brethern (Dunkard)" This same Henry Eller later removed to Frederick County, Maryland and took up land 6 Jun 1767. In 1773, George Michael Eller took up land adjacent to that of Henry Eller.
Henry and George Michael Eller lived on Pipes Creek, Frederick County, Maryland until their deaths. George Michael in 1778, and Henry in 1788. Henry belonged to the Pipes Creek Dunkard Church which was located near his farm George Michael Eller may also have been a Dunkard. Although records show two of his daughters were married in Lutheran churches, there are no records that Henry or any of his children ever lived in North Carolina.
The fact that Henry Eller was a Dunkard, and so possibly was George Michael Eller, undoubtedly influenced Hook (1957. p. 53) to think that Jacob Eller of Botetourt County, Virginia (Chapter 8) was probably a son of George Michael Eller, because this Jacob Eller and his descendants were Dunkards, and many of them remain so today.
1. Strassburger & Hinke. Vol. I (1992), p. 362.
2. Hook (1957). p. 1 (Deed Bk. K. p 1284, Frederick Co., MD.)
3. Ibid. p. I "On 6 June 1767 a Henry Eller bought land called Hammond Strife in Frederick Co., Maryland (Deed Book K. p. 1248. Frederick Co., MD.).
4. Brumbaugh, M.G., pp 202-203.
5. Hook (1957), pp 6-8. George Michael Eller died in Frederick County, Maryland before 23 August 1778 when his will, written in the German language and translated and put on record by Thomas Schley, was proved in the Frederick Co., MD court.
6. Stanley, Clarice V. Eller, EC, VIII:2. Sp. Ed., (May 1994).
7. Hook (1957), p. 10.
New Information on Henry Eller and His Descendants from the Eller Chronicles (EC):
Barrup, Jay B., Henry Eller, Ann Mary Eller, and Some Mikesell Descendants, VI:2:123-129.
Christensen, Brian, Christina Eller and Henry Shoup. IV:4:181-187.
Eller, A. Wm., Discovery of a New Eller Book: Eller-Cochran Genealogy. IV:4:199-207.
Eller, Alfred D., Joshua Nubo Eller, Sp. Ed. IX:1. Feb. 1995.
Hepper, Thelma N., More on Immigrant. Henry Eller. IV:2:63-65.
Honeyman, Gale, E.S., Immigrant Henry Eller, Sr., and Elizabeth Bigler, II:2:63-65.
Genealogical Notes, IV:4:208-209.
Stanley, Clarice V., Immigrant Henry Eller and Elizabeth Bigler, II-3:112-122.
Henry & Elizabeth Bigler Eller Family History, VII:4:304-305.
Peter Eller, IV:4:187-198; V:1:34-40.
Henry Eller Descendants, IV:4:211-213.
Henry and Elizabeth Bigler Eller, VIII:2, Sp. Ed., May 1994."