We had a great Eller Family Association conference at the Hinton Center in Hayesville, NC, Thanks to Steve Eller organizing the events.
We will have lots of pictures and details in the upcoming issue of the Chronicles.
Highlights included a presentation on Ellers in Towns County, Georgia, from Jerry Taylor on Thursday, a visit to "Sukey" Eller's grave, our Saturday night banquet and the election of Steve as the new EFA president and Lauren Liggett as our new Secretary-Treasurer.
Looking for an Old Bible
EFA member Christine Eller Walker is trying to locate the person in possession of an old Bible printed in the German language at Halle, Germany, in 1770.
It is believed the Bible was willed to Jacob Eller by his father George Michael Eller.
About 1957, the Bible was believed to be in the possession of Mr. Wade E. Eller of Warrensville, NC. [ Wade E, Eller, Sr. in the EFA database ]
A reward is offered. Call Christine at 336-921-3430.
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.
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Our Eller Family Association website includes searchable information gathered from members across the country. As of 2021 we have:
- 72,000+ Individuals (most linked to ancestors and descendants, with birth/death dates/locations)
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- 900+ Headstone Photos (indexed to individuals)
- 150+ Cemeteries
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- 290+ Obituaries (indexed to individuals)
- 25+ Books
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- DNA Results on 60+ persons
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You can start by looking for a specific person using the search feature. Or you can review what's been added to the site recently by clicking on "What's New." We also try to respond to inquiries posted on our Facebook page.
All of this information is available without charge to the hundreds of Eller genealogists who visit our site regularly. But we need your help. While those of us working with the EFA are volunteers, there are costs that we must cover. Please consider joining our organization.
Steve Eller, President of the Eller Family Association, has received a land use permit form from the US Forest Service. This land use permit will allow his group of dedicated workers to finally develop a usable road and allow people to drive right up to the cemetery. The road has been torn up by off road vehicles, rain and other factors. Steve feels like this may be the last chance to save this road which allows workers to maintain Old Smyrna Cemetery.
There are about 45 graves at this location. Out of the eleven known to be buried there, nine are Eller/Garrett/Nicholson/Rogers Descendants. The Eller Family Association, Towns County Historical Society and concerned citizens need your help. An engineer and other citizens have donated their time and expertise to this project.
However, they are in need of donations for materials. A load of material (rocks, gravel and crusher run) will cost $150 to deliver. They are asking for donations for the cost of a load of materials, at least. Other donations will be needed complete the road as well. Smaller donations will be accepted. Please help support this effort if you can. You can do so by contacting Steve Eller, P.O. Box 52, Marble, NC 28105.
January 2022 Eller Obituaries
Additional obituaries for Eller descendants are listed on our "Obituary Page" HERE.