Our 30+ year tradition continued in July with our bienial Eller Family Association conference in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. Some 50 people attended all or part of the conference which featured presentations on a wide range of topics, tours and socializing. Special thanks to our hostess, Christine Eller Walker. More photos and conference highlights in the upcoming "Chronicles" and here on the EFA website. Click on the photo below for a larger image.
Wilkesboro was selected for the conference because of the large number of Eller families there.
It is believed that Peter Eller (1748-1799), son of George Michael Eller (1722-1778), the immigrant, setteled in Wilkes County. Peter is believed to be the only child by George Michael's first (unknown) wife.
There are also descendants of Conrad Eller (1784-before 1850), son of Melchior Eller (1735-1799), the immigrant, in an area along Germantown Road in Wilkes County. We are working now to doccument that line.
Our next conference wil be in 2021 in Georgia. Look for more details as we get closer to the date.
The purpose of the Eller Family Association is to draw all Ellers, regardless of their particular family line, and allied families into a cooperative effort. The EFA has already demonstrated that this approach is the quickest and most efficient mechanism for sharing family history and genealogical information.
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The EFA exists to assist all Eller and associated family lines worldwide to: discover and preserve our historical past, report current events and ongoing contributions, develop and expand current family ties, provide ongoing biennial meetings to summarize accomplishments and to socialize and provide inspired direction as we focus on the future.
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The Eller Family Association now has more than 50,000 names in our searchable, online database. There are some duplications, but most of those listed are there only once. In addition, there are now more than 300 photos linked to individuals. There are some 119 research documents ranging from books with hundreds of pages to smaller one or two page biographies. These have been added to 18 years of our quarterly publication, “The Chronicles.” Those publications are all searchable.
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Ellers in the North Georgia area are meeting on October 19th at Wendell's Restaurant, 5012 Helen Highway, Sautee, Nacoochee, GA 30571. The Get-Together starts at 4pm with an exchange of family information with dinner to follow. There will be door prizes and entertainment.
Please spread the word and invite all Eller descendants or those that may have a family interest. We will have folks there that will try and help family members find their Eller family line back to John Jacob Eller. We will also have family info sheets for family members to fill out so that Eller descendant info not previously recorded can be captured.
There are a lot of Eller descendants in Habersham, Banks, Towns, Rabun, Gilmer, Whitfield, Madison, Clarke, White and Stephens Counties.Email Steve Eller (email@example.com)
"Bud" Eller Visits WWII Memorial
Nesbert "Bud" Eller was in the Army during World War II. He served 14 months on the Pacific Island of Leyte.
In September 2009, he and other veterans of that conflict were flown to Washington to visit the World War Two Memorial.
His son, Stephen Eller, presented this memoir of his father's service and his visit to the memorial.