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Jacob ELLER

Jacob ELLER[1, 2]

Male 1758 - 1830  (~ 72 years)

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  • Name Jacob ELLER  [4
    • Some researchers have incorrectly shown this Jacob Eller (abt 1758-1830) married to Magdalena PETERS. In fact, it is Jacob's GRANDSON Jacob Eller (1823-1907) who marries Magdalena Peters in 1850, about 20 years after the death of the older Jacob Eller.

      A Magdalene [with the unknown last name] (1761- ) married the senior Jacob Eller in 1777-8 in Maryland (in the U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900). Jacob Eller (1823-1907), the grandson, married Magdalena PETERS on 5 Aug 1850 in Franklin County, VA. (in the Franklin County, Virginia, Marriage Bond Index, 1786-1858). [3]
    Born About 1758 
    • His place of birth is hotly debated. Some believe him to be a son of George Michael Eller and born in the American Colonies, probably Maryland. However, his descendants strongly believe he is an immigrant and NOT the son of George Michael. They cite several oral traditions that he was a German immigrant. There is no conclusive proof either way. [5]
    Gender Male 
    Died Oct 1830  Botetourt County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I60037  Jacob Eller (Roanoke/Botetourt Branch)
    Links To This person is also Jacob Eller (i8) in the George Michael Eller tree on this site  
    Last Modified 12 May 2020 

    Family Magdalena [Unknown],   b. 1752, Frederick County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1830, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 1778 
    Children 
     1. Jacob ELLER,   b. About 1781-83
    +2. Susannah Lunnar ELLER,   b. Abt 1788, Botetourt County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1827, Botetourt County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
     3. Elizabeth ELLER,   b. 1794, Botetourt County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1870, Franklin County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +4. Nancy ELLER,   b. Oct 1793, Botetourt County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1868, Franklin County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
    +5. Rebecca "Rebecky" ELLER,   b. 12 Jul 1798, Botetourt County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1882, Franklin County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     6. Magdalene ELLER,   b. About 1795, Botetourt County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +7. David ELLER,   b. 7 Jul 1783, Botetourt County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1858, Hamilton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +8. Sarah "Saloma" ELLER,   b. 23 Aug 1787, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1882, Macoupin County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
    +9. John "Johnny" ELLER,   b. Abt 1790, Botetourt County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1871, Roanoke County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years)
    +10. Abraham Charles "Abram" ELLER, Sr.,   b. 5 Jun 1801, Botetourt County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jun 1868
    Last Modified 9 May 2020 
    Family ID F35  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Books
    'The Jacob Eller Family of Roanoke County, VA.'
    "The Jacob Eller Family of Roanoke County, VA."
    The author is believed to be Henry Cline Eller. This pamphlet is in the possession of the Western Virginia Historical Society and was made available to the EFA.
    'The Jacob Eller Family of Roanoke County'
    "The Jacob Eller Family of Roanoke County"
    By David B. Eller
    Copyright (c) 1986. Published in the Eller Chronicles May 1988 with permission of the author.
    Dr. David B. Eller is Editorial Director, The Brethren Press, Church of the Brethern General Board, 1451 Dundee Ave., Elgin, IL 60120

    EFA Research - People
    Eller, Jacob & Magdalene of Botetourt County, VA
    Eller, Jacob & Magdalene of Botetourt County, VA
    There is misinformation regarding Jacob Eller and his wife Magdalene, who were the first Ellers to settle in Botetourt County, Virginia.
    Eller, Jacob B.  (1756-1830)
    Eller, Jacob B. (1756-1830)
    Information on the Jacob Eller of Botetort County, Virginia. Information on the 'Geni' Website. Note: This information is disputed.
    Eller, Jacob Family of Roanoke County, Virginia
    Eller, Jacob Family of Roanoke County, Virginia
    Dr. David B. Eller's research on the Jacob/Magadelne line presented at the Eller Family Reunion, Salem, Virginia.
    Eller, Jacob
    Eller, Jacob
    Believed to be the son of George Michael Eller; The Jacob who settled in Botetourt County, VA; Part of the James Hook book "George Michael Eller and ...."
    'Genealogical problems regarding Jacob and Magdalene Eller of Botetourt County, VA'
    "Genealogical problems regarding Jacob and Magdalene Eller of Botetourt County, VA"
    Research that suggests this Jacob Eller was NOT the son of George Michael Eller provided by John C. Eller of Sebring, FL.

    Maps
    Evolution of Botetourt County into Botetourt, Roanoke and Franklin
    Evolution of Botetourt County into Botetourt, Roanoke and Franklin

    Eller, Jacob (1755-1830)
    Eller, Jacob (1755-1830)
    My Heritage - "Descendants of Matthes Eller" - You must have a MyHeritage account and be logged in.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] "Eller Family in America", Michael Reese, (Donning Company, VA Beach, VA), p.20 & 57.

    2. [S2] "The Jacob Eller Family Tree", Henry Cline Eller, http://ellerfamilyassociation.com/books/Jacob_Eller_Roanoke.pdf.

    3. [S20] Eller, John C.-- "Genealogical problems regarding Jacob and Magdalene Eller of Botetourt County, VA".
      http://ellerfamilyassociation.com/chronicles/aug1994.pdf#page=19

    4. [S16] Eller, David. B. - "The Jacob Eller Family of Roanoke County" - (c) 1968.

    5. [S20] Eller, John C.-- "Genealogical problems regarding Jacob and Magdalene Eller of Botetourt County, VA".