Joseph Wesley Eller (1880-1962) published a small booklet (38 pages) in 1918 that chronicled the Christian Eller line. A copy of the booklet was provided to the Eller Family Association by Marjorie McCormick of Indianapolis, IN.
The booklet traces the Eller family from George Eller, mistakenly listed as the immigrant, for several generations and includes photographs.[ Link to J.W. Eller Listing | Link to J.W. Eller Booklet ]
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.
About the Eller Family Association
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.
For more information on the Eller Family Association, its officers, publications, DNA project, membership, news and conferences, click on the "EFA Info" tab in the horizontal menu above.
Welcome New Members
We welcome Julie Bray and Paul Zarr (left), Dean and Betsy Cunningham (center) and Gene Eller (right) as new members of the EFA.
Aspects of the genealogy and family history of immigrant Jacob Eller, Sr. and the interrelationships established through marriages between the early Henkels, Biffles, Ketcheys and Ellers by J. Gerald Eller were reported at the Eller Conference in Portland, Oregon, in 1993. We now have that paper available online here.
A limited review of the genealogy and family history of the Henkel family is also provided for the benefit of those Ellers who may not know of this fascinating family.
The German names of Henckel, Biiffel, and Gottge often appear in their English form as Henkel, Biffle and Ketchey. Variant spellings of the German surname Eller exist; but this name is spelled correctly in most early records in North Carolina, except for an occasional Ellar or Ellor.
James Granville & Janetta Eller
James Granville Eller was born., reared, and married in Tennessee. Sometime between 1903 and 1905, he and his wife, Margaret Pressley, moved their family to Clebourne, Texas.
Both he and Margaret were talented musicians and so are many of their descendants. They have organized many musical groups and have performed on the radio and at other public events. [More]