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It was another successful conference for the Eller Family Association. We had some 50 people at one or more of the events. We were especially pleased that several descendants from the Christian Emory Eller family were among the attendees. And we thank the folks at Oak Grove Church of the Brethren for opening their archives to let us look at some of our Eller history. .
We chose the Roanoke area as the 2023 conference location because it is where a significant Eller family lived in the 1700’s. Jacob Eller and his wife Magdalene 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.”
Additional information and many pictures from the 2023 conference are in the August Chronicles and on the "Conferences" page on the website.
On To Oklahoma in 2025
The EFA Board has voted to hold the 2025 Conference in Eastern Oklahoma. It will be our first conference west of the Missippi in more than two decades. We are looking at the area north and east of Tulsa.
That part of Oklahoma is home to a number of Eller families from the John Jacob Eller line, whose ancestors moved there from North Georgia about 1900. There is even an Ellerville in Cherokee County, Oklahoma.
The exact location and dates for the conference will be be selected soon.
Look for more information on the Eller families who moved to Oklahoma in an upcoming Chronicles and here on the website.
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.
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Our Eller Family Association website includes searchable information gathered from members across the country. As of 2022 we have:
- 80,000+ Individuals (most linked to ancestors and descendants, with birth/death dates/locations)
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To add to, or correct obituaries Please contact the Editor of the Chronicles and/or the EFA Webmaster.
Max Hogsed, age 92 of Hiawassee, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2023. He was born in Hiawassee,Ga. on March 2nd, 1931 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Luther and Edna (Wood) Hogsed. He was from the Jacob Eller line.
Max was drafted out of High school into the Army where he served two years and return to his home town to a job at Hiawassee Ford Company where,later became the General Manager. Later he opened up his on dealership.
Suzanne Kane Eller
Suzanne Kane Eller, born on November 16, 1944 in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, peacefully passed away on November 25, 2023 in Grandy, NC. She was 79 years old. Her beloved husband, Louis Eller, shared many wonderful years with her by his side. He is from the William Eller (Pennsylvania) branch.
Suzanne graduated from The York Academy of Arts in 1965 in York, Pennsylvania. She worked at Avon Products in Newark, Delaware and served twenty years for the U. S. Postal Service as a Clerk in Glenwood Springs and Carbondale, Colorado.
Monroe Ledford, age 75, of Hiawassee, Georgia passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2023 at Chatuge Regional Hospital after a brief illness. Monroe was born in Murphy, North Carolina on April 3, 1948 to the late Willard and Mattie (Kitchens) Ledford.
Monroe married the love of his life, Mrs. Evelyn Denton on February 25,1967; the two were inseparable and even worked together at each job their entire life until she passed in 2019. She was from the Jacob Eller line.