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 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.