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James William ELLER

James William ELLER

Male 1846 - 1923  (77 years)

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  • Name James William ELLER 
    Born 29 May 1846  Bloomington, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Some records show his birth in 1845, not 1846. However, when he applied for an Army pension he admitted he was only 17 when he joined the Union Army and he provided the 1846 birth date.
    Gender Male 
    Military On 26 Nov 1863, at the age of 17, he volunteered for the Army (the Civil War). He served with his cousin, Henry B.A. Eller. They were in Troop I, 10th Indiana Cavalry, where he served until the end of the war. This unit moved from Indiana to Tennessee and Decatur, Alabama. Later it was involved in battles around New Orleans. At the close of the war, near Vicksburg, James William Eller became ill from diarrhea. He was hospitalized. In his application for a Union Army pension, he complained that this disability prevented him from doing any heavy work. 
    Died 1 Sep 1923  Tryon, Neb. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Exeter Cemetery, Exeter, Fillmore County, Neb. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I21  Christian Eller
    Links To This person is also James William ELLER (I116) in the J.W. Eller's 1918 Booklet tree on this site  
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2019 

    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 Elizabeth Nancy SHREVE,   b. 7 Apr 1824,   d. 25 Jan 1902  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 29 Jun 1845 
    Family ID F8  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Francis Elmina HAGER,   b. 14 Jul 1849, Cobelskill, Schoharie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1898, Omaha, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 28 Nov 1872  Exeter, Neb. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ivy N. ELLER,   b. 10 Oct 1874, Fairmont, Filmore County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1875  (Age 0 years)
     2. Carl H. ELLER,   b. 13 Mar 1876, Fairmont, Fillmore, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1878, Fairmont, Fillmore, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    +3. Harley McVicker ELLER,   b. Aug 1878, Fillmore, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1957  (Age ~ 78 years)
     4. Laura Leone ELLER,   b. 16 Dec 1879, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1970, Omaha, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     5. Wayne McVeigh ELLER,   b. 28 Sep 1881, Fairmont, Neb. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1959, Petersburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +6. Francis Hager "Frankie" ELLER,   b. 9 Mar 1883, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1966, Omaha, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +7. Bayard Taylor Eller,   b. 3 Aug 1884, Filmore, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1951, Chicago, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     8. Donald K. ELLER,   b. Jan 1886, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1902, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 15 years)
    +9. Ida Effie ELLER,   b. 1 Sep 1887, Omaha, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +10. Mildred Irene ELLER,   b. 13 Jan 1893, Omaha, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1950, Omaha, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F7  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Louisa J. MILLAGAN,   b. Abt 1866, Mason County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 29 May 1921  Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Married by Rev. George Chrisman; witnesses Joshua Eller & Linie Eller.
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F363  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Eller Fire of 1898
    Eller Fire of 1898
    The McCook Tribune

    Headstones
    Eller Family
    Eller Family
    A single marker for James & Francis Eller and their children Frances, Ivy, Carl, Leone and Donald

    EFA Research - People
    Eller, Judge James William (1846-1923)
Biography By Harvey Powers
    Eller, Judge James William (1846-1923) Biography By Harvey Powers
    Judge Eller lived a tragic life. He was disabled in the Civil War. His first two children died in infancy. His wife was fatally burned in an explosion at their home. And son Donald died of a easily cured disease because he didn’t believe in Doctors.

    Obituaries
    Eller, James William
    Eller, James William

    Eller, Henry (1817-1889)
    Eller, Henry (1817-1889)
    Ancestry Webpage --
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1] J.W. Eller's book says he was born 1846.

    2. [S299] Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1940, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.).