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Peter Eller, (R:294, ID:)

Peter Eller, (R:294, ID:)

Male Abt 1780 - 1843  (~ 63 years)

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  • Name Peter Eller 
    Suffix (R:294, ID:) 
    Born Abt 1780  MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peter didn't receive his inheritancd from his father until 25 April,
      1800. I would assume from this that's when he turned 21 so his
      birthday was about 25 April 1779.
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Jan 1843  W. Bethlehem Twp., Washington Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peter Eller died without a will, but have copy of Estate Settlement,
      West Bethlehem Twp., Washington Co., PA.
    Buried Old Dunkard Ch.Cem., nr Marianna, Washington Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I209  Henry Eller 4
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2022 

    Father Henry Eller, Immigrant (R:282, ID:),   b. Abt 1726, GER Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1788, Frederick Co. MD. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth BIGLER, (R:283, ID:),   b. Abt 1735, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1790 and 1800, Frederick Co. MD. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Married Abt 1750  Frederick Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (M-81)
    Family ID F83  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Magdalene UNKNOWN, (R:326, ID:),   b. Abt 1782,   d. 10 Oct 1870, W. Bethlehem Twp., Washington Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years) 
    Married Abt 1804 
    Children 
     1. Mary Magdalene Eller, (R:327, ID:),   b. Abt 1805, W. Bethlehem Twp., Washington Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1871, W. Bethlehem Twp., Washington Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
     2. Daniel Eller, (R:328, ID:),   b. 25 Sep 1810, W. Bethlehem Twp., Washington Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1890, W. Bethlehem Twp., Washington Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. Catherine Eller, (R:329, ID:),   b. 31 Dec 1811, W. Bethlehem Twp., Washington Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1897, W. Bethlehem Twp., Washington Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     4. Elizabeth Eller, (R:330, ID:),   b. 3 Jan 1812, W. Bethlehem Twp., Washington Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1902, W. Bethlehem Twp., Washington Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     5. Henry Eller, (R:331, ID:),   b. Abt 1816, W. Bethlehem Twp., Washington Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1886, W. Bethlehem Twp., Washington Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2022 
    Family ID F97  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • Addording to Crumrine's History of Washington Co., PA - 1882, asfollows:
      Peter Eller came to West Bethlehem Township soom after 1800, andpurchased 75 acres of land which he soom after sold, and bought onehundred and sixty acres of Christian Ufford, on the south fork foDaniels' Run, above Christopher Cox's, and below Thomas Rees andCaspar Rickett, and also adjoining the lands of John Crumrine andJacob Shedder, Henry Eller, Son of the settler, Peter Eller, lives onthe tract his father purchased from Ufford.

      When Peter Eller's father Henry Eller died in Maryland in 1788, Peterwas not yet of age; so did not get his share of inheritance untill 25April 1800, as per deed Book M 12, pages 462,463, Washington Co., MD.

      Note: I obtained a copy of this deed at Hagerstown Court House,Maryland 29 October 1986 - Per Clarice V. Eller Stanley.

      Peter Eller died in West Bethlehem Twp., Washington Co., PA on 8 Jan.1843 age 63. Since he left no will, there was an Agreement of Divisionof Property in same Twp. and County dated May 1843, Partitions1781-1850, West Bethlehem Twp, Vol. or File E. p. 351 as follows:-Memorandum of an agreement assigned the widow and heirs of Peter Ellerlate of West Bethlehem Township, Washington County, deceased:- Whereasit was the desigh of the said intestate that certain articles of hisproperty hereinafter mentioned should be ?? and enjoyed by certainof his children, but inasmuch as he died withour leaving a will, hisintention in their behalf cannot be legally carried into effect, andwhereas we the widow and children of the said Peter Eller are desirousto carry out the intentions of the said intestate in reference to thesaid property, we do therefore herby agree that Henry Eller shall havea Brown Horse appraised at $52.50 - that Catherine Eller shall havethe Bell Cow appraised at $11.00 - that Elizabeth Eller shall have theRed Cow valued at $9.00 and - that Mary Eller shall have the Black Cowvalued at $16.00 - and we hereby direct the administrators of saidPeter Eller to deliver the said articles to the said articles to theparties above mentioned respectively and acquit and discharge themfrom accountability to us in the settlement of said estate for thisappraised value of the same, by witness our hands this day ofMay 1843.
      Mary Eller, Widow (signed with an (X) (Her Mark)
      Daniel Eller
      Mary Eller
      Henry Eller
      Katherine Eller
      Elizabeth Eller
      Daniel Eller and Nicholas Garret were the administrators, and theheirs received their distributive shares as follows:-
      Mary Magdeline Eller - signed with an X - for $6.46 on Oct. 28, 1845
      Mary Eller signed that she received $2.58 Oct. 28, 1845
      Henry Eller signed that he received $207.95 in full of Note and BookAccount on Sept. 22, 1845.
      Katherine Eller signed that she received $2.58 Oct. 28, 1845
      Elizabeth Eller signed that she received $2.58 Oct. 28, 1845
      Henry Eller signed that he received $2.58 Oct. 28, 1845

      Note: I assume that Daniel Eller, Administrator was the oldest son ofPeter Eller, This document does not show how he was compensated.

      Further research in Washington Co., PA, as of June 1991, ClariceStanley found another record of Peter's Estate settlement in Orphan'sCourt Dockets, Account Settlement, File No. 37, Feb. 1846 Term. TheArticle was a little more detailed and showed an allowance for theservices of Daniel Eller, There was a complete listing of accountspaid, Of interest, Jonathan Garber was paid $7.00 for a Coffin forPeter Eller.

      Additional information found June 1991 - An Estate Settlement, forCATHERINE SHIDLER, file "S" No. 31, 1841 Term, Inventory andappraisment date was Dec. 14th, 1839. I photocopied a few pages.(Papers were in a bundle in a small File Box in the Court HouseArchives, Washington Co., PA.) There were shares paid to what seemedto be children & their spouces. Included was a receipt signed by:Peter Eller, Mary Eller and Daniel Eller, Also listed was an amount of$250.00 paid to Peter Eller for "keeping Widow". This leads one tobelieve that the WIDDOW SHIDLER was Peter Eller's Mother-in-law, andmother of Mary Magdalene Eller..

      Peter Eller, wife and children are buried at Old Dunkard ChurchCemetery, near Marianna, Washington Co., PA.