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.
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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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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.
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"Old Smyrna Cemetery Workdays" are scheduled for this fall on Saturday November 14th and Saturday December 5th. Steve Eller is coordinating this event and has ordered a new headstone for Hardy Washington Eller and Joseph Jacob Eller. He doesn't think they will be ready until after Christmas. He does have a graveyard sign that needs to be installed.
Volunteers and supplies are needed! Workers will need gravel, 4x4 treated posts, bags of cement, chain saws and heavy duty weed eaters. Please let Steve know if you can provide any of the materials. As you know, we will need 4 wheel drive vehicles to get to the cemetery and carry the materials in. We will meet at the Upper Hightower Baptist Church Parking lot at 9 AM.
Contact Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org. 706-318-7826
Updating Jacob Eller Book
There will be an Eller Descendant Registration Event on Friday November 6th. It will be held at the Hiawassee Historical Society Meeting Room (900 North Main Street, Hiawassee, GA) from 10 Am until 5:30 PM. We are looking to update the John Jacob Eller and His Descendants Book that was published in 1998.
Any Eller Descendant that drops in to update and/or add descendants will receive a ticket and a drawing will be held at the end of the day. Three door prizes will be given out...one $100 gift card and two $25 gift cards. Other prizes may be given as donations are welcome.
We are looking for dates of birth, places of birth, marriages and place of marriage and any burial location for those who have passed on.