Eller Family Association

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John Thomas ELLER

John Thomas ELLER

Male 1840 - 1916  (75 years)

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  • Name John Thomas ELLER 
    Born 29 Jul 1840  Home Place, 5 miles west of Bloomington, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Jan 1916 
    Buried Eller Family Cemetary, Monroe Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I985  Christian Eller
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2002 

    Father Henry ELLER,   b. 9 Jun 1817, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1889, Monroe Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Balinda BAILEY,   b. 13 Oct 1813,   d. 7 Nov 1844  (Age 31 years) 
    Married Sep 1837  near Bloomington, In Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F321  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Louisa M. HENSLEY,   b. 7 Mar 1845,   d. 26 Aug 1890  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 2 Oct 1867 
    Children 
     1. Henry Alva ELLER,   b. 2 Mar 1860,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Raymond H. ELLER,   b. 10 Nov 1877,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Herbert H. ELLER,   b. 16 Jan 1884,   d. 29 Apr 1910  (Age 26 years)
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2016 22:44:06 
    Family ID F330  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah VANDYKE,   b. 1865,   d. 1936  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 6 Sep 1891 
    Children 
     1. Byron V. ELLER,   b. 15 Mar 1894,   d. 15 Mar 1894  (Age 0 years)
     2. Thora E. ELLER,   b. 28 Oct 1895,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2016 22:44:06 
    Family ID F331  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    John Thomas Eller (1840-unk)
    John Thomas Eller (1840-unk)

  • Notes 
    • John Thomas Eller was a Civil War veteran, wounded at Missionary Ridge. He enlisted in the Union Army on 15 Aug 1862 as a member of Company I, 22nd Regiment, Indiana volunteer Infantry, as a corporal. He was discharged 22 August 1864 because of wounds received at Missionary Ridge. On 18 Feb 1865, he enrolled in the 145th Regiment of Indiana Infantry, in which he was Quartermaster and Later Lieutenant. He was mustered out 01 Jan 1866 in Macon, GA. Both units are noted on his tombstone in the Eller Family Cemetary, Monroe County, Indiana. He was president of the Board of Children Guardians, Steward of the First M.E. Church of Bloomington, Treasurer of the Monroe Horticultural Society, and Treasurer of the Republican Central Committee. The newspaper "Republican Progress" (Vol.XXIV, #28, 03 Sep 1890) reports, "Thos.Eller of west of town has been very unfortunate this summer in the mater of sickness in his family. It will be remembered that his eldest son Alva was sick a long time with typhoid fever and his life despaired of. Then Mrs. Eller took sick, and the two younger sons. On Tuesday morning of last week, Mrs. Eller died, and the youngest son is thought to be in a very dangerous condition. No one can understand the mental and physical strain thus placed upon Mr. Eller, and it is the wish of all that his sons may rapidly convalese."