Eller Family Association

We seek to draw all Ellers and allied families into a cooperative effort.

2023 EFA Conference Set for Roanoke

Roanoke Skyline

The 2023 biennial conference is now set for Roanoke, Virginia, July 19-23, 2023.  The “Star City,” as Roanoke is called, should be a perfect summer location, nestled at the edge of the Blue Ridge mountains and not far from the Parkway. 

The Roanoke area is closely tied to one branch of the Eller family.  Jacob Eller and his wife Magdaene settled on “Wolf Run” in what is now Roanoke County (created from Botetourt in 1838) about 1790. The “Eller Homeplace” was sold to Jacob Eller in 1799 and was located about seven miles southwest of Salem on “the headwaters of Craven Creek.” 

There has been an ongoing debate among Eller descendants about this Jacob Eller’s origin.  There is a school of thought that he was a son or grandson of immigrant George Michael Eller. Another possibility is that he was the immigrant and is not tied to the George Michael line. 

Whichever is the case, the “Roanoke Branch” appears to have strong ties to the German Baptist Brethren Church (sometimes called Dunkers).

We encourage you to put July 19-23, 2023 on your calendar and watch this space for more information about our Roanoke conference.


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.

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About this Website

Our Eller Family Association website includes searchable information gathered from members across the country. As of 2021 we have:

You can start by looking for a specific person using the search feature. Or you can review what's been added to the site recently by clicking on "What's New." We also try to respond to inquiries posted on our Facebook page.

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.

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James Thomas Eller and Daughter killed in House Fire Near Wilkesboro

Jamie & Elaine Eller

Two members of our Eller family died in a house fire on April 8th in the Broadway community, near Wilkesboro, North Carolina.  They are identified as James Thomas Eller, 45, and his daughter Ruby Elaine Eller, 5. 

Authorities say Eller and his wife and their young son were asleep in the same bedroom when Eller was awakened by a dog barking, opened the bedroom door and smoke rolled into the bedroom. Realizing the house was on fire, said authorities, Eller told his wife to exit the house with their son through a bedroom window while he went to get their 5-year-old daughter out of the home. Mrs. Eller and the son were not hurt.

[ Obituary | James Thomas Eller in the EFA database | News story on Fire ]

New Eller Genealogy Book Available Online

Book coverChristy Robinson, granddaughter of Lecy Eller (1905-1978) of the Jacob Eller line, has made her new family history book available to the EFA. 

Entitled “Ancestry Volume 1: Descendants of my Grandmother Lecy Eller,” the book is 123 pages and it traces her family back through “Sukey” Eller to John Jacob Eller along with associated lines.  It contains hundreds of family pictures.

The Association thanks Christy for sharing this work with us.

[ Click Here for the Book ]

Looking for an Old Bible

EFA member Christine Eller Walker is trying to locate the person in possession of an old Bible printed in the German language at Halle, Germany, in 1770.

bible graphicIt is believed the Bible was willed to Jacob Eller by his father George Michael Eller.

About 1957, the Bible was believed to be in the possession of Mr. Wade E. Eller of Warrensville, NC. [ Wade E, Eller, Sr. in the EFA database ]

A reward is offered. Call Christine at 336-921-3430.

Recent Eller Obituaries

Additional obituaries for Eller descendants are listed on our "Obituary Page" HERE.

Please advise the Editor of the Chronicles and the Webmaster of additions or corrections.
2022 Obits | 2021 Obits | 2020 Obits | Earlier Obits ]

Imogene Eller question mark

Imogene Eller of Austin, Texas, was born 26 Aug 1932 and died 16 May 2022 at age 89.

We do not know how Ms Eller fits into our Eller genealogy. If you can help, please contact the webamster.

[ Obituary | Imogene Eller in the EFA database ]


John Kenneth Eller, III

Mr EllerJohn Kenneth Eller III, better known as Kenny, age 64 of Warrensville, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at Watauga Medical Center in Boone. Mr. Eller was born on July 31, 1957 in Ashe County to Johnny K. Eller II and Martha May Eller. He is from the George Michael Eller line.

Mr. Eller is survived by: his wife, Catherine “Cathy” Jones Eller; one son, John K. Eller IV (and daughter-in-law Amy) of Huntersville; his father, Johnny K.Eller II (and special friend Barbara Hoosier) of Warrensville; and three grandchildren.

[ Obituary | John Kenneth Eller III in the EFA database ]


Morris Edwin Eller

Mr. EllerMorris Eller, beloved father, former FBI agent, and WWII veteran, died peacefully at home on May 8, 2022, surrounded by his devoted family. He was just 10 days shy of his 98th birthday.

Morris was born on May 17th, 1924, in the tiny mountain community of Lansing N.C., the son of the late Edwin and Ethel Eller of Ashe County. He was from the George Michael Eller line.

[ Obituary | Morris Edwin Eller in the EFA database ]


Nancy Eller Lloyd

Mrs LloydNancy Eller Lloyd, 85, of Salisbury, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2022. She was born July 26, 1936, in Salisbury, to the late Melvin Wylie Eller and Letha Hahn Eller. Mrs. She was from the Jacob Eller line.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Franklin Lloyd, Sr. Mrs. Lloyd is survived by her children, Charles Franklin "Dusty" Lloyd, Jr. (Doreen) of Salisbury, Tamra Lloyd Hawkins (Johnny) of Salisbury, and Christopher Wylie Lloyd (Shelia) of Salisbury; 12 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

[ Obituary | Nancy Eller Lloyd in the EFA database ]


James Morey Eller

Mr. EllerJames Morey Eller died at home in Loveland, Colorado on May 5, 2022 with his wife and several children at his side.

He was born in Terre Haute, Indiana on July 21, 1939 to Cleo Hershel Eller and Winifred (Peggy) Morey. He was from the George Michael Eller line through his son, Peter Lenn Eller.

Jim was married to Jane Montgomery and blessed with seven children and fourteen grandchildren. Jim is preceded in death by his parents and sister. He is survived by his wife Pamela and his children.

[ Obituary | James Morey Eller in the EFA database ]


2021 Eller Conference

We had a great Eller Family Association conference at the Hinton Center in Hayesville, NC, Thanks to Steve Eller organizing the events.

Additional pictures and conference details are available in the August 2021 Chronicles.

Highlights included a presentation on Ellers in Towns County, Georgia, from Jerry Taylor on Thursday, a visit to "Sukey" Eller's grave, our Saturday night banquet and the election of Steve as the new EFA president and Lauren Liggett as our new Secretary-Treasurer.

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