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Jacob ELLER, Sr.

Jacob ELLER, Sr.

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  • Name Jacob ELLER 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Rowan County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I3352  Christian Eller
    Links To This person is also Immigrant Jacob ELLER, Sr. (I3) in the Jacob Eller tree on this site  
    Links To This person is also John Jacob ELLER (I15) in the Matthes Eller tree on this site  
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2019 

    Father George Paul Casper ELLER,   b. 7 Jan 1689, Kaltenbrunn, Kronach, Bayern, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1758, Untermerzbach, Hassberge, Bayern, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Germaine Anna Margaretha Huels,   b. 1 Dec 1694, Kaltenbrunn, Kronach, Bayern, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1766, Untermerzbach, Hassberge, Bayern, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Family ID F1197  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Maria Elizabeth "Eva" GETCHEY,   c. 16 Aug 1732, Ruschberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Rowan County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Married 11 Dec 1753  St. Paul's Lutheran (Red Hill), Montgomery County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Jacob "Jake" ELLER, , Jr.,   b. Pennsylvania or Rowan County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Melcher (Melchoir) ELLER
     3. Joseph ELLER,   d. 1782, in the American Revolution Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. John ELLER
     5. Christian ELLER
     6. Christina ELLER
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F1198  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Barbary UNK 
    Married Rowan County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth ELLER
     2. Eve Getchey ELLER,   b. Rowan County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Frederick ELLER
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F1199  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Eller, Johann Jacob (abt 1705-1782)
    Eller, Johann Jacob (abt 1705-1782)
    Will and other court documents

    EFA Research - People
    'Descendants of Casper Eller'
    "Descendants of Casper Eller"
    Research by Rebecca Banks posted on Genealogy.com. This traces the line from John Jacob Eller to the Banks family. Contact: hollyhock1@mindspring.com

    Maps
    Rowan County Map
    Rowan County Map
    The Kluttz Maps Showing Jacob and Christian Ellers’ Property

  • Notes 
    • Jacob Eller Sr. is a brother to Melker (sic) Eller, and they could be brothers to Christian Eller. All three are mentioned in land purchases about 1760 in Rowan County, NC. Ruth Goodman (112 Brookwood Ave, Rockingham, NC 28379) says Jacob Senior came over on the Ship "Brittania." He makes his first land purchase on the Yadkin River (Rowan County, NC) on 31 Dec 1761. J.Gerald Eller (Rt.2, Box 145-D, Whittier, NC 28789) believes Jacob Eller is the "John Jacob Eyler" who arrived 05 Sep 1748 aboard the "Edinburg" from Rotterdam. He notes that there is a lot of evidence that Jacob's first name was John. And he says Jacob's first land purchase in North Carolina was made jointly with Georg Laembden. Laembden arrived in Philadelphia only two days after the arrival of John Jacob Eyler. Gerald also notes the arrival on the "Edinburg" of Lenhard Ohler (Eller) and Johannes Uhler (Eller). (Letter from Gerald Eller, dated 08 Oct 1993) Is Jacob the brother of Christian Eller? We are not certain. Jacob's will states, "I do consitute, make and ordain my well beloved friends Christian Eller and John Gethe sole executioners of this my last will and testament." He could have been a "beloved friend" and a brother, but one thinks he would have noted that. Researchers from the Eller Family Association show Casper Eller as both John Melker's and Jacob's father. The Casper-Jacob relationship is noted in "Eighteenth Century Emigrants, Volume II, the Western Palatinate" by Annette Kunselman Burgert (The Pennsylvania German Society, 1985). It quotes church records from St. Paul's Lutheran Church (Red Hill) of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, which notes the marriage of "...Jacob Eller, son of Casper Eller, born in the Palatinate, m. 11 Dec 1753 Maria Eva Goettge, daughter of Hannes Goettge, born in Zweybrucken." p. 142. There is also considerable dispute over the children of Jacob and especially which children are by which wife. Most of that debate centers around the daughter Eve. Ruth Earnhardt Goodman (112 N. Brookwood Ave., Rockingham, NC 28379) lists Eve as a daughter of Jacob and his second wife, Barbary (see RIN #3372). And Ms. Peggy Troutman (Salisbury, NC) seems to suggest that John Melker (Melchoir, Michael) might also be a child of Jacob and the second wife. While others aren't even willing to list John Melker as a child of Jacob at all. Jacob's will doesn't help a lot but it does note that the second wife, Barbary, bore him two children who are to get a "chest and the wearing apparrel that apertained to my last wife Barbary."

  • Sources 
    1. [S47] Ruth Goodman, 112 Brookwood, Rockingham, NC 28379.

    2. [S48] J.G. Eller "Interrelationship of Four Early German.

    3. [S142] Janine Eller Porter, EFA, May 1993 "Chronicles," V.