The Association has booked the “Hinton Rural Life Center” in Hayesville, North Carolina, for the 2021 Biennial Conference scheduled for July 15-18, 2021. The Hinton Center is operated by the United Methodist Church and is located on Lake Chatuge in the Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina.
Hinton’s campus consists of more than 15 facilities on 33 acres of property. There are a variety of lodging options include cabins, lodge rooms, retreat houses, and RV sites.
Details of the conference are being planned now. Booking of rooms will start in January.
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.
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 650 photos linked to individuals. More than 650 headstones. There are some 140 research documents ranging from books with hundreds of pages to smaller one or two page biographies. These have been added to more than 18 years of our quarterly publication, “The Chronicles.” Those publications are all searchable.
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.
Henry Eller (1822-1891) was the great grandson of immigrant George Michael Eller (George Michael – Leonard – Joseph – Henry).
He is shown in James Hook’s 1957 book “George Michael Eller and Descendants of his in America” along with his wife and eight children (p.59). Hook’s work goes no further other than to mention that “He [Henry] is said to have removed to Indian territory.”
A Facebook inquiry to the EFA by Barbara Spradlin regarding Henry’s daughter Hannah Ann Eller (sometimes called Polly) spurred us to look deeper. The “Henry-line” didn’t go any further in our online George Michael database.
So, with the help of Mary Boodt’s article “The Eller Farmer Story” in the February 1996 issue of the Chronicles and with Ancestry.com information from Jo Ann Wagner, Jeremy Martin and others, we’ve added more than a hundred new, well-documented names to our website.