The Eller Family 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. It is directly across the lake from Hiawassee, GA.
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.
Mary “Polly” Eller was born about 1833 in Wayne County, KY. She was the daughter of John Wesley Eller Sr. (1810-1880) and Cynthia Goodrick Eller (1810-1843). She is the great-granddaughter of the immigrant Christian “Crissy” Eller/Ohler (1724-1804) who was born in Germany and who emigrated to the American Colonies in 1747.
We can find no record of a marriage for Mary “Polly” Eller and all her children carry her maiden name. One researcher suggests a Daniel Zimmerman may be the father of some of the children but we can find no primary evidence. And it is not clear if all three sons share the same father. Mary “Polly” Eller has three sons (James M. Eller, Daniel Green Eller and William Eller) all born in Kentucky.
We believe this 300-person addition is the first in-depth look at this part of the Christian Eller line.
Eller's Company Testing COVID-19 Drug
Celltex has received approval from FDA to proceed with a clinical trial using Stem Cells (MSCs) as a preventative against COVID-19.
“The FDA’s approval of our IND is not only a critical milestone for Celltex, but also for everyone who has been affected by COVID-19. Throughout the entire pandemic, MSCs have shown promise for combatting symptoms and complications associated with COVID-19, and as the nation’s leading commercial MSC banking and technology company, Celltex has the unique ability to transition these initial findings into a clinical trial. I am optimistic that our findings will result in favorable outcomes that will improve lives today and for generations to come,” said David G. Eller, Celltex Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
David Eller is a board member of the Eller Family Association and a descendant in the George Michael Eller line.