PENNSYLVANIA, BERKS CO= (made in 1752 from
CHESTER, LANCASTER, PHILADELPHIA CO)
Lays next to=
Land made from =
"Before the erection of Berks County, in 1752, the township of Tulpehocken was a recognized division, being a part of Lancaster County in 1729. Because of its great size, in 1734, another township was laid off from it and erected, called "Heidelberg" to commemorate that part of the fatherland from whence many of the settlers came. The early inhabitants, therefore, of the old Townships of Heidelberg and Tulpehocken, were composed, mainly (though not entirely) of the immigrants from New York Province.
Rupp names the following as amongst the first settlers:
According to "Historical and Biographical Annals of Berks County, Pa.," this Michael Zoeller was a descendant of John Henry Zoeller who came to America between 1733 and 1751. The above book states that the above Michael Zoeller moved to Heidelberg with three of his brothers David, Henry and Peter Zoeller. All four brother show up together on the 1779 tax lists of Lancaster County, Pa.
Misc: Blue Book Of Schuylkill County By Mrs. Ella Zerbey Elliott: Who Was Who and Why pages 149-189 Contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Shirley E. Ryan.
ZELLERS, RAHNS, SEITZINGERS John Henry Sellaire (Zeller), Huguenot, came to New York, 1710, with the one thousand immigrants. His name and that of his son John is on the list of settlers at Livingstone manor. He was in Queen Anne’s war, 1711 1. He died 1756. John Henry Zeller came from the Schohaire, N. Y., to Chester County, Penn., (Berks), 1727. He built the block house as a refuge from the Indians (part of which is still standing) on the mill creek, between Womelsdorf and Strouchsburg. Zeller, John Henry, wf. Anna Maria; c. John George, John Henry, John David, Hartman (Martin, ) John, Anna Maria Salzberger, Barbara, Catharine Pontus, Anna Elizabeth Battdorf. His son John George lived on the homestead in Marion Twp., between Winersville and Stouchsburg. (Note 1 - Roster of companies, Part 1.) _______________________________________________________________________________________ Page 181 _______________________________________________________________________________________ George M. Zeller, a direct descentant of John Henry, is the landlord of the hotel, Stouchsburg. He m. Lizzie J. Bright; they have one son.
KEVIN'S PAGE (John Heinrich Zeller 1684/5-1756 Berks Co, Pa)
HANS JOHANN HEINRICH ZELLER 1684/1756 Berks Co, Pa
Hans Georg SOLLER (by Kerin)
Hans Georg SOLLER (by Roger)
HANS GEORG SOLLER B: c.1615 by CHERYL
SENECA CO, OH
MONTGOMERY CO, OH
STUMP FAMILY JACOB MUELLER, IMMIGRANT HIS FUTURE by Nan H. Sellers. Campbell Copy Center, 1984. Fine. Plastic comb binding. Family history of the Mueller/Miller family of Berks County, Pennsylvania with numerous family group sheets. Some allied names include ANDES, BAER, BARE, BRANNER, CAMPBELL, CRANE, FRAVEL, FULK, GARBER, HOTLZAPPLE, HULVEY, MATHIAS, MOORE, MYERS, OREBAUGH, PEMBERTON, RHODES, SELLERS, SPITZER, WILL, WOOD. Index. 44+ pp. $65.00 plus $3.50 shipping
(if anyone has extractions from same, please send. msh)
Sellaire/Zeller, Jean Henri ?, Anna Maria 752
Seller, ? Ritter, Rebecca 1451
Seller, Joseph Ritter Heffner, Minnie 528
Sellers, Elmer Jacob Trexler, Nettie G. (2) 799
Sellers, ? (Dr.) Boyer, Hannah 1278
Sellers, Abraham Bodder, Sophia 799
Sellers, Charles Boyer, Hannah 799
Sellers, Elmer Jacob Skelton, Sarah A. (1) 799
Sellers, Henry A. (Dr.) Hesser, Mary A. 1598
Sellers, Henry Augustus Hesser, Mary 799
Sellers, James Philip Ritter, Elizabeth 528
Sellers, John Johnson, ? 799
Sellers, Joseph R. Heffner, Minnie S. 616
Sellers, Leonard Holtzman, Elizabeth 1712
Sellers, Mahlon Abraham Heinly, Leah 799
Sellers, Nathaniel McNolty, Magdaline 799
Sellers, Nathaniel McNulty, Magdalena 1598
Sellers, Philip Worman, Elizabeth 528
Sellers, Tobias Faber, Elizabeth 799
Sellers, Washington John Horne, Amanda 799
Sellers, William Marret, Jane 799
good documentation shown
several links shown
HISTORY OF BERKS CO, PA =
The Tulpehocken area (Tulphehocken history) = may have been discovered by JOHN ZELLER in 1722 before the first migration in 1723 of 15 families - this area is described as being near the junction of Mill Creek and Tulpehocken Creek between the PRESENT villages of Stouchsburg (Berks County) and Richland (Lebanon County).
1730 HANS (JOHN) SELLER (JOHN SELLERS) had 125 acres of land surveyed, on a Branch of Tulpehocken Creek in LANCASTER CO. (Heidelberg twn)-BERKS CO now.
1734 HENRY SELLER warrants 200 acres in (then) LANCASTER CO., PA-(now)BERKS
1738 =115 acres on a branch of Swatara Creek in Tulpehocken twn.
Berks Co. Page 137, Volume 82
Names mentioned in deed- Michael Feick, John Miller, John Boltz, Daniel Berger, Daniel Hiester, Michael Ney, Valentine Zwiezig, Henry Seller, Kasper Berger, Salome Berger and Daniel Potteiger,
This indenture made the Thirteenth day of February in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and Fifty between John Christian Berger of Upper Tulpehocken Township Berks County and State of Pennsylvania Yeoman and Salome his wife of the one part and George Berger of the Township County and State aforesaid farmer of the other part Witnesseth. That the said John Christian Berger and Salome his wife
It being apart of a large tract of land which was surveyed in pursuance of a Warrant granted to Henry Seller dated the 21st of December A.D. 1737?. Who by deed dated the 7th day of May 1753.Conveyed the same to Valentine Zwiezig Who by deed dated the 7th day of June 1753. Conveyed the same unto Andrew Ebert who by deed dated the 21st of November 1761. Conveyed the same unto Kasper Berger. Who with Catharine his wife by deed dated November the 18th 1806 granted and conveyed the same unto John Christian Berger Party hereunto
1752/54/56 Tulpehocken twn, BERKS CO tax list=HENRY ZELLER
HEINRICH ZELLER will 1754/56 TULPHOCKEN twn,
> Ger>Hiedleburg Twnsp, ne Lancaster CO Pa [now Lebanon Co,Pa amid 50
> families who would live in Clermont and Brown Co,Oh>Shenandoad,or old DUNMORE
> cO,vA 1776, >TO BRACKEN,Ky to rejoin those 50 families from
> Hieldeburg Township. Many of them lived a few years in Centre Co,Pa's Brushy
> Valley en route. SHINKLE and Bolender were right where the ferry from > Augusta,Bracken Co lands in sw BROWN cO FROM 1798. I'M GUESSING
> REV WALDSCHMIDT married Johan Michael Zoeller 1772 to Catrina DILLMAN.
> Hieldeburg TOWNSHIP corners on what BERKS,BUCKS,AND CHESTER CO Pa townships.
> It is now Lebanon,Co PA. LIGHT family
Seems it may be where MICHAEL SELLERS M DILLMAN ,pre 1776 enlisting in
the 8th va.
Heidleburg twnsp,Berks Co Pa is the home of many Germans near the Ohio River in
sw BROWN CO OH- UNION,FRANKLIN,MIAMI,and GOSHEN TOWNSHIP,CLERMONT
CO,.AND AT WALDSCHMIDT'S-KUGLER'S MILL settlement of NEW GERMANY, JUST IN Hamilton cO,
NNW MILFORD OH on rt 126. At the BRACKEN CO-AUGUSTA >BROWN CO OH FERRY,
BOLENDER, SHINKLE, JUDD,BAUM,SELLS ,APPLE,LEEVER.
France ZELLER 1-4-3
Jno ZELLER 1-0-1
Jno ZELLER 2-1-2
Geo ZELLER 1-2-2
Geo ZELLER SR 3-1-2
Andrew ZELLER 1-5-3
1790 BERKS CO, index =Tulpehocen twn =
Andrew Zeller,page 43
France Zeller, page43
George Zeller, page 43
George Zeller Sr, page 43
John Zeller, page 43
Jacob Zeller, page 31 no twn listed
Jacob Zeller, page 31=Cumru twn
NO Sellers, Zollers, Cellars
Seller, Philip, & P. Spyker, Jr. 200 Jan. 9, 1793
Stump, John 74 June 28, 1810
ZELLER, Andrew 1-2-1-0-1----1-1-2-1-0
ZELLER, Henry 0-0-0-1-0----0-0-0-0-1
ZELLER, Jacob 1-0-1-1-0----2-0-0-2-1
ZELLER, John 2-1-0-1-0----1-0-1-1-0
SEYER, page 677, 675,640
SAYLOR, page 651
Berks Co., PA Deeds
Book 20, pp 47-49
This Indenture Made the tenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and three Between David Rutter of Douglas Township in the County of Berks and State of Pennsylvania, Iron Master, and Mary Anna his Wife of the one part, & Mathias Levergood, Harman Bunn, Thomas Boone, Philip Eagle, Samuel Sellers, Andrew Swenk, Daniel Pyle, Daniel Foose, Henry Baker, Jacob Levergood, John Levergood, Henry Eagle, Jr., Jacob Van Reid and Jacob Hoofman, all of Amity and Douglas Townships in the county of Berks aforesaid, Yeomen, of the other part.
ZELLER/KUMLER history states that ca 1805 - 5 sons went to Ohio from BERKS CO, PA
ADAM ZELLER to MONTGOMERY CO, OHIO
HENRY ZELLER " "
ANDREW ZELLER " "
JACOB ZELLER born 1755 Berks Co,PA to HOCKING CO, OHIO
JOHN ZELLER to " " " "
GEORGE ZELL, PAGE 67 MAXATAWNY
WIDOW ZELL, PAGE 65 RICHMOND
JACOB ZELLER, PAGE 59 ALBANY
SAMUEL ZELLERS, PAGE 146 DOUGLASS
Der Readinger Adler 14 October 1817 edition
Womelsdorf Post Office Letters on hand, Sept. 30, 1817. Henry Kline John Focht Jacob Benathum Adam Stine Jacob Noll Frederick Pontzius Michael Seitzinger Peter Shoch Bernhard Shriner Peter Seller
1820 BERKS CO, PA CENSUS=
Printed by Heinrich B. Sage in Reading, Berks Co., PA March 1823
Benjamin KELLER, F. STUMP, Johannes BERK, Jacob STEIGER, Heinrich DIETERICH, Daniel STEIGER, Schirm? MAURER, Johannes HUBLER, David HUMMEL, Jacob VOLK, Jacob LÖESCHER, George HÄFFNER, Reichar AUGE, Michael DIETRICH, Adam DIETRICH, Peter FISTER, Samuel LENHARD, Benjamin LIN, Isaac LENHARD, Jacob COMMERIN, Johannes SEIDEL, Heinrich HAGER, Jacob MILL, Jacob GEORG, Jr., Jacob SCHOLLENBERGER, Daniel CHRIST, Jacob GRÜNEWALT, Jacob SCHEDEL, Christian DIETHRICH, John KREMER, Jr. Johann DENGLER, Daniel MARZ, Heinrich GEORG, John KRONINGER, Christian BECHMAN, Peter, KLEIN, Esq., John WESTEN, F. HARRIS, Johann DRESSLER, Arnold LEMBERGER, Jonathan FOSSELMAN, Ferdinand BERGENMAYER (Schullehrer - teacher), Jacob SCHLENKER, Michael CROLL, Jacob PFALZGRAF, Johannes VÖGELE, Samuel ADAM, Daniel KAMPF, Peter HÖRNING, Wittwe (Widow) SCHMIDT, John SCHLENKER, Michael BRAUCHER, Jacob SELLER, Nicolaus BRAUNMILLER, Daniel CHRIST, George FISCHER, Christian SCHLENKER, Johannes DIETRICH, Jr., John DREIBELBIS, Jacob ANTONY.
1830 BERKS CO, PA=
Valentine Seller Bethel, Berks, Pennsylvania
David Sellers Bethel, Berks, Pennsylvania
Johes Zeller Amity, Berks, Pennsylvania
Michael Zeller Cumru, Berks, Pennsylvania
Samuel Zeller Cumru, Berks, Pennsylvania
Frederick Zeller Heidelberg, Berks, Pennsylvania
[PABERKS] BECHTEL and SELLERS
Seeking information about George BECHTEL who m. 1835 Elizabeth SELLERS of
Womelsdorf. He apparently died sometime between 1864 and 1873. Any
information will be appreciated.
1840 BERKS CO, PA=
WIDOW SELER, PAGE 350 UPPER TULPEHOCCAN
SYRAS SELLERS, PAGE 362 UPPER TULPEHOCCAN (Cyrus? msh) =
FREDERICK ZELLER 50/60
JOHN FILBERK 60/80
WILLIAM J. SELLORD, PAGE 208 KEETSTOWN
SAMUEL ZEILER, PAGE 174 READING S WARD
DAVID ZELLER, PAGE 505 BETHEL
FREDERICK ZELLER, PAGE 362 UPPER TULPEHOCCAN
JACOB ZELLER, PAGE 396 UNION
JACOB ZELLE, PAGE 440 HEIDELBURG
DANIEL ZELLERS, JPAGE 352 UPPER TULPEHOCCAN
HENRY ZELLERS, PAGE 368 CUMRU
JOHN ZELLERS, PAGE 310 AMITY
JOHN ZELLERS, PAGE 184 READING N WRD
JACOB ZELLIRS, PAGE 357 UPPER TULPEHOCCAN
Benjamin Stump Heidelburg, Berks, Pennsylvania Daniel Stump Greenwich, Berks, Pennsylvania Daniel Stump Heidelburg, Berks, Pennsylvania Eve Stump Bethel, Berks, Pennsylvania Henry Stump Bethel, Berks, Pennsylvania Henry Stump Reading South Ward, Berks, Pennsylvania John Stump Bethel, Berks, Pennsylvania Michael Stump Heidelburg, Berks, Pennsylvania Peter Stump Reading South Ward, Berks, Pennsylvania Samiel Stump Greenwich, Berks, Pennsylvania Samuel Stump Heidelburg, Berks, Pennsylvania William Stump Reading North Ward, Berks, Pennsylvania
[PACHESTE] Re: Chester Co. POWELL family
Curly, you mentioned researching the POWELL family of Chester Co.
Does that include a Thomas B. Powell b. abt 1813 who resided in Uwchlan
Twp. in 1870?
He m. probably between 1830 and 1840 Sarah Anna SELLERS of Womelsdorf, Berks Co.
Does anyone know anything about the Rebecca BRION who m. 16 Oct 1841
Frederick SELLERS (records of Christ Lutheran Church, Stouchsburg, Berks Co., PA)?
Thanks for any help.
1850 BERKS CO, PA INDEX=
ISABELLA CELLARS, PAGE 106 UPPER TULPEHOCKEN
ISAAC SALER, PAGE 231 ROCKLAND
DANIEL SALLER, PAGE 15 OLEY
DAVID SELLER, PAGE 201 MAIDENCREEK
MATTHEW SELLER, PAGE 263 WINDSOR
CYRUS SELLERS, PAGE 11 MARION
Cyrus Sellers, 38, M, farmer, $3,000, PA(from Georgia)
Anna Sellers, 38, F, PA
Jno. Sellers, 14, M, PA
Cyrus Sellers, 4, M, PA
William Sellers, 3, M, PA
Anna Sellers, 1, F, PA
FREDERICK SELLERS, PAGE 11 MARION =
Fredk Sellers 64 PA
Ellen Sellers 60 PA
Lindley Sellers 22 PA, M,
Sarah Tar 69 PA
JOHN SELLERS, PAGE 440 BERN
KERLIN SELLERS, PAGE 48 TULPEHOCKER(1860 Wells Co,In=Kerlon Sellers) =
SELLERS, Kerlin, 25, laborer, PA
Matilda, 23, PA
Richard, 2, PA
Eliza, 5/12, PA
MARY SELLERS, PAGE 202 NORTHEAST WARD
SAMUEL SELLERS 31 PA,FORGEMAN, PAGE 166 NORTH HEIDELBERG
MARY A. 29 PA
JNO E/R 6 PA
GASTON A. 1 PA
WM ULRICH 24 PA
M A Sellers Windsor, Berks, PA abt 1818
Lya Sellers Windsor, Berks, PA abt 1825
Elenora E N Sellers Windsor, Berks, PA abt 1844
Allaver H T Sellers Windsor, Berks, PA abt 1846
Andora E Sellers Windsor, Berks, PA abt 1848
JOHN ZOLLER, PAGE 431 AMITY
MARGARET ZOLLERS, PAGE 312 DOUGLASS
CHARLES ZELLAR, PAGE 80 CENTRE
CHRISTINA ZELLAR, PAGE 39 TULPEHOCKER
DANIEL ZELLAR, PAGE 34 TULPEHOCKEN
ELIZABETH ZELLAR, PAGE 39 TULPEHOCKER
AARON ZELLER,PAGE 159 BETHEL
ELIJAH ZELLER, PAGE 345 CUMRU
ELIZA ZELLER,PAGE 452 LOWER HEIDELBERG
GEORGE D. ZELLER, PAGE 117 RICHMOND
HENRY ZELLER, PAGE 456 LOWER HEIDELBERG
HENRY ZELLER, PAGE 67 PENN TWP
JACOB ZELLER, PAGE 463 LOWER HEIDELBERG
JACOB ZELLER, PAGE 17 MARION
JOHN ZELLER,, PE 457 LOWER HEIDELBERG
JOHN ZELLER, PAGE 233 NORTHWEST WARD
JONAS ZELLER, PAGE 465 LOWER HEIDELBERG
JONATHAN ZELLER, PAGE 159 BETHEL
JONATHAN ZELLER, PAGE 17 MARION TWP
LEVI ZELLER 23 PA, PAGE 153 BETHEL
ELIZABETH 22 PA
SARAH 1 PA
JOHN LADELGAME 13 PA
DIANAH BENDER 12 PA
botton of page - Need next page
MICHAEL ZELLER, PAGE 233 NORTHWEST WARD
PEGGY ZELLER, PAGE 374 CUMRU
PETER ZELLER, PAGE 15 MARION
SUSANNA ZELLER, PAGE 5 MARION
WILLIAM ZELLER, PAGE 175 NORTH HEIDELBERG
Saml Stamp North Heidelberg, Berks, PA abt 1777 Pennsylvania living with
MICK STUMP 41 PA
CAROLINE 35 PA
MATILDA 14 PA
MARY ANN 12 PA
CAROLINIE 10 PA
JNO 9M PA
SARAH 1 PA
EPHRAIM 20 PA
REBECCA DEWEESE 35 PA
William Stump Reading South West Ward, Berks, PA abt 1824
Wm Stump North Heidelberg, Berks, PA abt 1827 Pennsylvania
Wm Stump North Heidelberg, Berks, PA abt 1840 Pennsylvania
Daniel Stumpe Pike, Berks, PA abt 1837 Berkshire
Hannah Stumpe Pike, Berks, PA abt 1815 Berkshire
William Stumpe Pike, Berks, PA abt 1805 Preußen
From: CHARLOTTE sellers <email@example.com>
Reading (BERKS CO, PA) ADLER, 25 March 1856:
Obituaries: Matilda Sellers, 30, wife of Carl of Co, IAWells (sic), and d/o
deceased Philip Klein Reofhrersburg, PA.
(Rehrersburg, Pennsylvania= is a location in Tulpehocken Township in northwestern Berks County, Pennsylvania. Rehrersburg was founded on April 4, 1803
1850 TULPEHOCKEN TWP, BERKS CO, PA:
SELLERS, Kerlin, 25, laborer, PA (ck Wells Co., IN, msh)
Matilda, 23, PA
Richard, 2, PA
Eliza, 5/12, PA
(this entry is second for 231-269; my notes are unclear at this point
but indicate that on the census MF, I was unable to
read the names of the other family.)
>From the Berks County Genealogical Society 's Summer Journal Vol. 20,
Zion Windsor Castle (formerly Windsor Twp.),today Perry Township, Berks
Burials by Rev. T.T Iaeger,Lutheran Minister
1. Andora Sellers, aged 3y-8m-18d(scarlet fever)1852
2. Arpha Sophia Sellers aged 2y-8m-24d (scarlet fever) 1860
3. Washington Sellers aged 12y-2m-14d (diptheria)1863
4. Harriaon P. Sellers aged 4y-2m-6d (sore throat) 1875
p.s. I don't know any other info on these people, Bev
1860 BERKS CO, PA CENSUS INDEX
ELIZABETH SELLEAS, PAGE 732 UPPER TULPEHOOKE
JEREMIAH SELLER, PAGE 493 N. HEIDELBERG
SAMUEL SELLER, PAGE 492 N. HEIDELBERG
THOMAS SELLER,PAGE 189 CUMRU
CYRUS SELLERS, PAGE 300 HEIELBERG
EDWARD SELLERS, PAGE 335 WOMELSDORF
FREDERICK SELLERS, PAGE 340 WOMELSDORF =
Frederick Sellers Womelsdorf, Berks, Pennsylvania 74 abt 1786 Pennsylvania Male
Elleonora Sellers Womelsdorf, Berks, Pennsylvania 69 abt 1791 Pennsylvania Female
Lindley Sellers 33
Emma Hippert 18
Joseph Ayers 17
HENRY SELLERS, PAGE 832 WINDSOR
JACOB SELLERS, PGE 1057 READING
JOHN SELLERS, PAGE 300 HEIELBERG
JOHN SELLERS, PAGE 645 SPRING
JOHN SELLERS, PAGE 1049 READING
JULIA SELLERS, PAGE 454 MUHLENBERG
JULIET SELLERS, PAGE 1067 READING
NATHANIEL SELLERS, PAGE 1072 READING
WASHINGTON J. SELLERS, PAE 1102 READING
JOHN SELLSEN, PAGE 346 HEIDELBERG LOWER
HENRY SOLLER, PAGE 869 READING
AARON ZELLER, PAGE 84 BETHEL
CATHARINE ZELLER, PAGE 302 HEIELBERG
CHRISTINA ZELLER, PAGE 490 MARION
DANIEL ZELLER, PAGE 662 TULPEHOOKEN
DAVID ZELLER, PAGE 85 BETHEL
ELLEN ZELLER, PAGE 200 EARL
GEORGE ZELLER, PAGE 362 HEIDELBERG
GEORGE ZELLER, PAGE 661 TULPEHOOKEN
HENRY ZELLER, PAGE 493 MARION
JACOB ZELLER, PAGE 350 HEIDELBRG LOWER
JACOB ZELLER, PAGE 491 MARION
JACOB ZELLER JR, PAGE 492 MARION
JOHN ZELLER, PAGE 84 BETHEL
JOHN ZELLER, PAGE 574 PENN
JOHAN ZELLER JR, PAGE 84 BETHEL
JONATH ZELLER, PAGE 84 BEEL
JONATHAN ZELLER, PAGE 200 EARL
JONATHAN ZELLER, PAGE 491 MARION
MARIA ZELLER, PAGE 367 HEIDELBERG LOWER
MARY ZELLER, PAGE 662 TULPEHOOKEN
MICHAEL ZELLER, PAGE 348 HEIDELBERG LOWER
MICHAEL ZELLER, PAGE 490 MARION
PETER ZELLER, PAGE 505 MARION
SARAH ZELLER, PAGE 367 HEIDELBERG LOWER
SUSAN ZELLER, PAGE 579 PENN
WILIAM ZELLER, PAGE 574 PENN
WILLIAM ZELLERS, PAGE 86 AMITY
CAROLINE ZEOLIER, PAGE 126 CENTRE
1860 BERKS CO, PA
Georgia L. Fletcher [firstname.lastname@example.org]
1860 Berks County, Pennsylvania
Stouchsburgh Post Office
enumerated 27 June 1860
Cyrus Sellers, 47, M, day laborer, $1,000, PA ck Iroquois County, Illinois)
Anna Sellers, 47, F, PA
Cyrus Sellers, 15, M, PA
William Sellers, 13, M, PA
Sarah Sellers, 8, F, PA
Mary Sellers, 6, F, PA
living next door to John Sellers, 25, M, day laborer, PA
1860 Berks County, Pennsylvania
Stouchsburgh Post Office
enumerated 27 June 1860
John Sellers, 25, M, day laborer, 0/$75, PA(ck1870ChampaignCo,Il)
Catharine Sellers, 26, F, PA
William Sellers, 3, M, PA
Emma Sellers, 6/12, F, PA
John F. Sellers, 1, M, PA
living next door to Cyrus Sellers, 47, M, day laborer, PA with wife, Anna
Sellers, 47, F, PA
Ninety-Third Regiment Company B, Recruited in Berks County
Sellers, John do. Mar. 7, '64 3 Missing in action at Wilderness, Va., May 5, '64.
FROM 'SELLERS LETTERS' (c) M. Sims
Index to Berks Co, PA - 1752-1850, Wills and Administrations Records
(extracted from book by that title, compliled by Richard & Mildred
NO CELLER OR SELLER/SELLERS
SEILER, Frederick - 1844- Samuel SELLER, admr- Will Bk 8:573
SEILER, Henry - 1807- Henry MOLL and Adam HERBOLT, admrs Bk 6:273
SEILER, Philip - 1797- Valentine SEILER, et al-Will Bk B:503 and
SEILER, Valentine - 1834- Jacob TRION and Jacob ZELLER, admrs Will Bk 7:209
ZELLER, Barbara - 1815- Adam ZELLER, Admr-Adm, Book 8, page 44
ZELLER, Francis - 1821- Catharine ZELLER, et al- Will Bk D:305
and Bk 5:386
ZELLER, George - 1792 - Andreas and John ZELLER, exrs
Will Bk 1:31
ZELLER, Henry - 1806 - George ZELLER, admr - Adm Bk 6:169
ZELLER, Jacob P. - 1795 - Dorothy ZELLER, admr - Adm Bk 5:41
ZELLER, John H. - 1756 - John ZELLER and Leonard Anspach, exrs
Will Bk 1:31
ZELLER, Samuel - 1829 - Maria ZELLER, admr, Adm Bk 10:364
AGNES SELLERS 9 PA, 9-WD READING, PAGE 193
ANNA SELLERS 65 PA, 3-WD READING, PAGE 795
B.S. SELLERS 33M PA, UPPER BERN TWP, PGE 444
EDWARD SELERS 45 PA, 8-WD READING, PAGE 158
EPHRAIM SELLERS 28 PA, 8-WD READING, PAGE 135
JAMES P. SELLERS, 29 PA, 7-WD READING
JOHN SELLERS, 16PA, 5-WD READING
LAVINA SELLERS 49 PA, 7-WD READING
LINDLEY SELLERS 40M PA, WOMELSORF BORO =
Lindley Sellers 40 Kate Sellers 28 Harry Sellers 4
M.A. SELLERS, 51M PA, WINDSOR TWP, PAGE 502
MARIA SELLERS 22 PA, 3-WD READING, PAGE 808
OLIVER SELLERS 24 PA, HAMBURG BORO, PAGE 520
SAMUEL SELLERS 15 PA, HEIDLEBERG TWP, PAGE 324
SERENIUS SELLERS 25M,PA, 3-WD READING TWP, PAGE 808
WILIAM SELLERS, 48 PA, AMITY TWP, PAGE 49
and MORE spellings
ISREAL RINGLER 53M PA, 5-WD READING, PAGE 2
MARIA ULRICH 80 PA, PAGE 547 MUHLENBERG
MARY ULRICH 20 PA, PAGE 314 HEIDLEBERG
MARY ULRICH 42 PA, PAGE 841 4WD READING
Sarah Sellers Amity, Berks, PA abt 1824 Pennsylvania White Female
William Sellers Amity, Berks, PA abt 1822 Pennsylvania White Male
Irby Sellers Hamburg, Berks, PA abt 1869 Pennsylvania White Female
Olever Sellers Hamburg, Berks, PA abt 1846 Pennsylvania White Male
S A Sellers Hamburg, Berks, PA abt 1866 Pennsylvania White Female
Sally Sellers Hamburg, Berks, PA abt 1849 Pennsylvania White Female
W E Sellers Hamburg, Berks, PA abt 1868 Pennsylvania White Female
Samuel Sellers Heidelberg, Berks, PA abt 1855 Pennsylvania White Male
Anna Sellers Reading Ward 2, Berks, PA abt 1805 Pennsylvania White Female
Calvin Sellers Reading Ward 2, Berks, PA abt 1844 Pennsylvania White Male
Charl Sellers Reading Ward 2, Berks, PA abt 1869 Pennsylvania White Male
Emma Sellers Reading Ward 2, Berks, PA abt 1847 Pennsylvania White Female
Maria Sellers Reading Ward 2, Berks, PA abt 1848 Pennsylvania White Female
Serenius Sellers Reading Ward 2, Berks, PA abt 1845 Pennsylvania White Male
John Sellers Reading Ward 5, Berks, PA abt 1854 Pennsylvania White Male
Louisa Sellers Reading Ward 5, Berks, PA abt 1862 Pennsylvania White Female
Elizabeth Sellers Reading Ward 7, Berks, PA abt 1844 Pennsylvania White Female
George D Sellers Reading Ward 7, Berks, PA abt 1851 Pennsylvania White Male
James P Sellers Reading Ward 7, Berks, PA abt 1841 Pennsylvania White Male
John Sellers Reading Ward 7, Berks, PA abt 1860 Pennsylvania White Male
Lavina Sellers Reading Ward 7, Berks, PA abt 1821 Pennsylvania White Female
Lavina Sellers Reading Ward 7, Berks, PA abt 1862 Pennsylvania White Female
Samuel Sellers Reading Ward 7, Berks, PA abt 1855 Pennsylvania White Male
Charles Sellers Reading Ward 8, Berks, PA abt 1861 Pennsylvania White Male
Edward Sellers Reading Ward 8, Berks, PA abt 1825 Pennsylvania White Male
Ellen Sellers Reading Ward 8, Berks, PA abt 1835 Pennsylvania White Female
Emma Sellers Reading Ward 8, Berks, PA abt 1855 Pennsylvania White Female
Ephraim Sellers Reading Ward 8, Berks, PA abt 1842 Pennsylvania White Male
Harry Sellers Reading Ward 8, Berks, PA abt 1867 Pennsylvania White Male
Ida Sellers Reading Ward 8, Berks, PA abt 1858 Pennsylvania White Female
Kathe Sellers Reading Ward 8, Berks, PA abt 1845 Pennsylvania White Female
Laura Sellers Reading Ward 8, Berks, PA abt 1864 Pennsylvania White Female
Mary Sellers Reading Ward 8, Berks, PA abt 1853 Pennsylvania White Female
Agnes Sellers Reading Ward 9, Berks, PA abt 1861 Pennsylvania White Female
Albert Sellers Upper Bern, Berks, PA abt 1867 Pennsylvania White Male
B S Sellers Upper Bern, Berks, PA abt 1837 Pennsylvania White Male
Frank Sellers Upper Bern, Berks, PA abt 1869 Pennsylvania White Male
Maggie Sellers Upper Bern, Berks, PA abt 1864 Pennsylvania White Female
Mary E Sellers Upper Bern, Berks, PA abt 1838 Pennsylvania White Female
Clara L Sellers Windsor, Berks, PA abt 1857 Pennsylvania White Female
Ellenora E Sellers Windsor, Berks, PA abt 1845 Pennsylvania White Female
Elmer S Sellers Windsor, Berks, PA abt 1861 Pennsylvania White Male
John Sellers Windsor, Berks, PA abt 1826 Pennsylvania White Female
Lenus F Sellers Windsor, Berks, PA abt 1870 Pennsylvania White Male
M A Sellers Windsor, Berks, PA abt 1819 Pennsylvania White Male
Oscar W Sellers Windsor, Berks, PA abt 1864 Pennsylvania White Male
T Faber Sellers Windsor, Berks, PA abt 1854 Pennsylvania White Male
Harry Sellers Womelsdorf, Berks, PA abt 1866 Pennsylvania White Male
Kate Sellers Womelsdorf, Berks, PA abt 1842 Pennsylvania White Female
Lindley Sellers Womelsdorf, Berks, PA abt 1830 Pennsylvania White Male
1880 BERKS CO, PA (make separate page)
Maria Sellers North Heidelberg, Berks, PA abt 1821 Pennsylvania Self (Head) Jeremiah Sellers Maria North Heidelberg, Berks, PA abt 1860 Pennsylvania Son Emma Sellers Maria North Heidelberg, Berks, PA abt 1860 Pennsylvania Daughter Samuel Sellers Amelia North Heidelberg, Berks, PA abt 1854 Pennsylvania Self (Head) Amelia Sellers Samuel North Heidelberg, Berks, PA abt 1856 Pennsylvania Wife Kerlin M. Sellers Samuel, Amelia North Heidelberg, Berks, PA abt 1877 Pennsylvania Son Andrew Sellers Mary North Heidelberg, Berks, PA abt 1858 Pennsylvania Self (Head) Mary Sellers Andrew North Heidelberg, Berks, PA abt 1860 Pennsylvania Wife Gaston Sellers Mary North Heidelberg, Berks, PA abt 1854 Pennsylvania Self (Head) Mary Sellers Gaston North Heidelberg, Berks, PA abt 1856 Pennsylvania Wife Charles Sellers Gaston, Mary North Heidelberg, Berks, PA abt 1873 Pennsylvania Son Lizzie Sellers Gaston, Mary North Heidelberg, Berks, PA abt 1875 Pennsylvania Daughter Minnie Sellers Gaston, Mary North Heidelberg, Berks, PA abt 1877 Pennsylvania Daughter Oscar Sellers Gaston, Mary North Heidelberg, Berks, PA abt 1879 Pennsylvania Son M. A. Sellers Loah Windsor, Berks, PA abt 1819 Pennsylvania Self (Head) Loah Sellers M. A. Windsor, Berks, PA abt 1826 Pennsylvania Wife Eelan E. M. Sellers M. A., Loah Windsor, Berks, PA abt 1843 Pennsylvania Daughter Clara L. Sellers M. A., Loah Windsor, Berks, PA abt 1856 Pennsylvania Daughter Oscar Sellers M. A., Loah Windsor, Berks, PA abt 1863 Pennsylvania Son Lenns T. Sellers M. A., Loah Windsor, Berks, PA abt 1870 Pennsylvania Son Oliver Sellers Mary Hamburg, Berks, PA abt 1845 Pennsylvania Self (Head) Mary Sellers Oliver Hamburg, Berks, PA abt 1848 Pennsylvania Wife Lenna Sellers Oliver, Mary Hamburg, Berks, PA abt 1866 Pennsylvania Daughter Wenia Sellers Oliver, Mary Hamburg, Berks, PA abt 1868 Pennsylvania Daughter Arpha Sellers Oliver, Mary Hamburg, Berks, PA abt 1869 Pennsylvania Daughter John J. Sellers Maze Z. Reading, Berks, PA abt 1854 Pennsylvania Self (Head) Maze Z. Sellers John J. Reading, Berks, PA abt 1858 Pennsylvania Wife Carrie P. Sellers John J., Maze Z. Reading, Berks, PA abt 1879 Pennsylvania Daughter Ephram Sellers Kate Reading, Berks, PA abt 1842 Pennsylvania Self (Head) Kate Sellers Ephram Reading, Berks, PA abt 1846 Pennsylvania Wife Henry Sellers Ephram, Kate Reading, Berks, PA abt 1875 Pennsylvania Son Charles Sellers Ephram, Kate Reading, Berks, PA abt 1879 Pennsylvania Son Harriet M. Sellers Reading, Berks, PA abt 1854 Indiana Niece George Sellers Reading, Berks, PA abt 1838 Pennsylvania Something other than a direct relationship (Other) Margret Sellers Reading, Berks, PA abt 1842 Germany Self (Head) Joseph Sellers Margret Reading, Berks, PA abt 1864 Germany Son Jacob Sellers Margret Reading, Berks, PA abt 1869 Pennsylvania Son Mary Sellers Margret Reading, Berks, PA abt 1871 Pennsylvania Daughter James P. Sellers Elizabeth Reading, Berks, PA abt 1841 Pennsylvania Self (Head) Elizabeth Sellers James P. Reading, Berks, PA abt 1842 Pennsylvania Wife Joseph R. Sellers James P., Elizabeth Reading, Berks, PA abt 1874 Pennsylvania Son Hannah Sellers Reading, Berks, PA abt 1814 Pennsylvania Self (Head) Lavinia Sellers Reading, Berks, PA abt 1821 Pennsylvania Self (Head) George D. Sellers Lavinia Reading, Berks, PA abt 1850 Pennsylvania Son Samuel D. Sellers Lavinia Reading, Berks, PA abt 1855 Pennsylvania Son John Sellers Lavinia Reading, Berks, PA abt 1860 Pennsylvania Son Lavina Sellers Lavinia Reading, Berks, PA abt 1862 Pennsylvania Daughter May Sellers Reading, Berks, PA abt 1861 Pennsylvania Something other than a direct relationship (Other) Elmer J. Sellers Reading, Berks, PA abt 1862 Pennsylvania Something other than a direct relationship (Other)
Pension Roll of 1883 Source: List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883, Volume II, pages 527 to 536.
Sellers, Maria 112,217 Womelsdorf mother $8.00 04/1868
Clippings from the Pennsburg Town and Country newspaper, Saturday - July 4, 1903
Within a short distance of the scene of the Hatfield wreck on the Reading Railway three years ago, in which thirteen lives were lost, a wagon bearing five persons was struck by an express train Sunday evening. One was killed and three were injured so severely that they are not expected to survive. The victims are Mr. and Mrs. Josiah SELLERS, of Levan, Pa., their grandchild Ethel SELLERS, 2 years old, and Miss Emma CATHERS, of Doylestown. Mrs. SELLERS died soon after the accident. The party included the above named and another grandchild of Mr. and Mrs. SELLERS, one year old. Approaching Otts' crossing half a mile from Hatfield, where the highway crosses the Reading tracks at grade, Mr. SELLERS halted a moment and peered up and down the line. Seeing and hearing no train he started over the rails. Close to the crossing is a curve. Hardly had the horse reached the track when the Bethlehem express came around the curve at top speed. The engineer applied the brakes and blew the whistle. The distance between the curve and the crossing was too short in which to stop the train. Mr. SELLERS urged his horse to the other side, but the locomotive of the train struck the wagon squarely. The five occupants were hurled high in the air. Mr. and Mrs. SELLERS fell on the track in front of the train and were run over. Miss CATHERS and Ethel SELLERS cleared the rails in their descent, but the impact of the collision caused injuries that will probably result in their deaths. The baby was thrown into a field of grain. The ground, softened by the recent rains, eased its fall. Its wails attracted the notice of persons who came to the aid of the injured, and who picked the child up. Aside from a few scratches it sustained no hurt. The four injured persons were removed to the Hatfield station, where Mrs. SELLERS died. Dr. ALBRIGHT and Dr. COPE attended them.
Clothilde de Valois de Reni, a young countess, fell in love with and
married a scholar who resided across the French border in Zurich,
Switzerland. He was Jacques de SELLAIRE - known as VON ZELLER of Castle
Zellerstein, Zurich. Clothilde was in her teens when they married. They
fled from France with their children after the revocation of the Edict or
Nantes and went to Holland, where they apparently stayed for some time.
They, shortly after their son's marriage in Holland, the ZELLERS went to
England and "the Lady Clothilde" as she was recorded there, placed herself,
he children and her husband under the protection of Queen Anne who later
gave them protection when they chose to begin life anew in the new world.
But by this time, Jacques had died, either in London or before their ship
arrived at New York in June 1710.
These French immigrants, together with many of the Palatinate Germans found
little welcome along the Hudson River. They continued further north to the
Dutch-English province at Schoharie where they again found rejection.
After an invitation from the governor of Pennsylvania, Lady Clothilde Zellers'
eldest son, with an Indian guide, journeyed down the Susquehanna and to
what is now the Lebanon Valley. Jean Henri Zeller returned to report to
his mother and her party that this was the place for them. And after
building rafts and obtaining provisions for the trip, the contingent set
forth, arriving at the Mill Creek Region, not far from present Newmanstown
and the larger settlement of Womelsdorf in 1723.
It was here the Zellers built a fort to protect themselves and their
neighbors. They procured deeds for land from John, Thomas and Richard
PENN. Later they helped start the first church in the area, rebuilt their
log fort in 1745 with stone outside and plaster inside and carved over the
door the emblem of their faith and also the family crest as knights of the
Holy Roman Empire.
It was about this time that the name ZELLER was Germanized to Heinrich
ZELLER from Jean Henri ZELLER, and although his father was from Switzerland,
because this family lived with the Germans in a German settlement, they
have become known as of German descent.
MARIE, <A HREF="http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/6464/">PA GEN LISTS</A>
has some SELLERS-keller-Zellers-Livengoods 1740's in the neighborhood of
Abe's LINCOLN'S,and of Dan'l's BOONE'S,and of the Polish Indian Traders
ANTONI and ANDREW SODOWSKI-Sandusky. The latter went,1753 era, to Patterson's
Creek, where fort SELLERS-KELLER was built. The GREENE CO PA SELLERS
intermarried with Livengoods.Am attaching a couple of the lists for you to
up-load to the INTERNET. This is also going to TOM LUCE. Tom,fixed computer.
One of there 1740's lisrs has your LINCOLN'S,AND MESSERSCHMIDT'S,AND ,I
THINK, NANCY HANKS'anscestors..
Boone, Joseph Jr.
GERGER, Maria ZGULDIN, Anna
KLEBER, Hannah (KEBER?0
There were several Berks Co. atlases (1854? 1876?) published that show
names and approximate locations of landholders in each township and borough.
I believe Womelsdorf was a town/borough in Marion Twp. I do remember that
in at least one of the atlases there is a diagram of Womelsdorf showing the
owners of each lot in the town. My SELLERS were in Womelsdorf then.
Another technique to find your ancestor's location and neighbors would be
to get the deed to the property and it would likely give you an approximate
location as well as the property owners on the adjoining lands.
Judy in TN
Surnames: SELLERS, HEINLY, SOLLER, JOHNSON, BODDER, LEIDY, FABER, BOYER, MCNOLTY, MARRET, KELCHNER, HESSER, HORNE, TOBIAS, BODENHORN, STEIN, SKELTON, WHITE, TREXLER
Elmer Jacob Sellers, druggist at Kutztown since 1887, was born at Windsor Castle, Berks county, June 18, 1861, son of Mahlon A. and Leah (Heinly) Sellers, both descendants of early families of Pennsylvania.
(I) The home of the Sellers family (the name being originally spelled Soller) was in Germany, in a town called Vinom, near the city of Mannheim, on the Bergstrasse, in the Palatinate, and the progenitor was Philip Henry Soller. He there learned the trade of a butcher, and after following it some years, until about 1730, he with his wife and four children, emigrated to America, landing at Philadelphia. He then proceeded up the Schuylkill Valley to the Skippack, and after remaining there a short time bought two hundred acres of land along the creek, one mile below Sellersville, in Bucks county, and on this plantation he carried on farming during the remainder of his life, dying at the age of sixty-five years. He had ten children?seven sons and three daughters?Philip, Leonard, Philip Henry, John, Paul, Peter, Jacob, Elizabeth, Magdalena, and Margaret.
(II) John Sellers, the fourth son, located in Hilltown township, Berks county, and there he died at the age of fifty-five years. He was the father of seven children, of whom two daughters and one son died in infancy, those surviving to maturity being Abraham, Samuel, John and Elizabeth. His wife was a daughter of William Johnson, a native of Holland, was became a substantial farmer in Skippack. When Mr. Sellers and his wife were married she could speak but little German, and he little and very poor English.
(III) Abraham Sellers, eldest son of John, was born June 30, 1758, and he died Sept. 27, 1831. He married Sophia Bodder, born March 9, 1762, and died Dec. 10, 1836, daughter of Peter and Regina Bodder. Peter Bodder, born June 20, 1727, came from Germany, was bound as a servant to Charles Leidy, and when free, married and settled in Hilltown, Bucks county, where he died Aug. 25, 1805. His wife Regina, also from Germany, born in December, 1735, died Dec. 3, 1808, and they had four children?Jacob, John Sophia, and Catherine. To Abraham and Sophia (Bodder) Sellers were born the following children: Tobias, born Sept. 19, 1781; Sarah, March 26, 1783; Lydia, Nov. 26, 1785; Mary, June 24, 1787; Jesse, March 16, 1789; John, Nov. 17, 1790; Cornelius, April 13, 1793; Amelia, Sept. 1, 1794; Tirza, March 13, 1797; Peter Franklin, Aug. 14, 1800; Joel, Feb. 23, 1806.
(IV) Tobias Sellers, son of Abraham and Sophia, was married on Easter Sunday, 1805, to Elizabeth Faber, daughter of the Rev. John Theobald Faber, and they had eight children: Charles, born Oct. 2, 1806 (m. Hannah Boyer, daughter of Henry Boyer, of Boyertown); Nathaniel, born July 27, 1808 (m. Magdaline McNolty, daughter of Samuel McNolty); William, born March 23, 1810 (m. Jane Marret, daughter of William Marret); Faber, born May 15, 1812; Evaline, born June 17, 1815; Mahlon Abraham, born Aug. 22, 1818 (m. Leah Heinly, daughter of Jacob Heinly and Maria Kelchner, his wife); Henry Augustus, born Sept. 11, 1820 (m. Mary Hesser, daughter of George Hesser); Washington John, born July 30, 1825 (m. Amanda Horne, daughter of Pearson Horne). Tobias Sellers was a physician of note, practising at Sumneytown, Montgomery county, and three of his sons followed the same profession. He was one of the delegates to revise the Constitution of Pennsylvania in 1837.
(V) Mahlon Abraham Sellers, son of Tobias and Elizabeth, was born at Sumneytown, and his long and useful life closed at Philadelphia, Dec. 16, 1901. His wife was born at the old hotel stand in Windsor Castle, April 22, 1825, and died Jan. 22, 1901. Among their twelve children were: Elenora E. Maria, born June 15, 1844, died Feb. 18, 1892; Oliver H. Tobias, born Feb. 8, 1846, lives at Hamburg, where he is superintendent of the Prudential Life Insurance Company; Andora Evelina, born June 2, 1848, died at Windsor Castle Feb. 20, 1852; Washington Mahlon, born Dec. 20, 1850, died March 3, 1863; Tobias Faber, born May 8, 1853, has been in the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company at Philadelphia for many years; Clara Leah was born Oct. 6, 1855; Arpa Sophia, born March 16, 1858, died Dec. 10, 1860; Elmer J. was born June 18, 1861; Oscar William, born Oct. 3, 1863, is a druggist at Philadelphia; Lenus Theobald, born June 2, 1870, died Oct. 10, 1885. Jacob Heinly, father of Mrs. Sellers, kept the hotel at Windsor Castle from 1820 to 1843. This hotel was then known as the "Black Horse Inn," its sign showing the picture of a black horse. It was one of the oldest in that section of the country, and was a two-story frame building, with five rooms and a hall on each floor. It was torn down some years ago.
In 1836 Mahlon A. Sellers began as an apprentice to the printer's trade, and served there years, receiving besides board and clothing the first year $25, the second $50, and the third $75. This was in the office of the Bauern Freund, published at Sumneytown (now at Pennsburg). At the end of his apprenticeship he traveled over the State, and worked in newspaper and job offices at Doylestown, Harrisburg, Aaronsburg, Hamburg and elsewhere. For a time he was one of the managers of the German weekly at Reading called Stern im Oesten, and after ward published the Hamburg Schnellpost. At Harrisburg, Mr. Sellers was one of three partners who published a newspaper known as the Porter Banner, which was popular among the State politicians of that day.
Mahlon A. Sellers named Windsor Castle because it was the business center of the township. When he first located there, Hamburg was the nearest postoffice, and through his efforts a postoffice was established in 1856. He was appointed postmaster and filled the office for forty-five years. For many years he took much interest in military affairs, serving as captain of the Windsor Cavalry, and being one of the organizers of the Windsor Rifle Rangers. He aided materially in organizing the Windsor Mutual Fire Insurance Company in 1844, and its annual meetings were held at his hotel for many years. The company is still in existence and in good standing. He also assisted in establishing the Windsor Society for Detecting Horse Thieves in 1859; and he served as secretary for many years. He started a creamery about 1876, which is still carried on there. In 1847 he was elected justice of the peace, and held the office for upwards of thirty years. From 1876 to 1879 he was clerk of the Quarter Session of Berks county.
For more than fifty years Mahlon A. Sellers was proprietor of the hotel. For about fifty years a store was carried on in a room adjoining the bar-room, but in 1840 a store building was erected on the opposite side of the road. Mr. Sellers operated the store for about twenty years until 1868. The hotel was very popular through the courtesy and sociability of Mr. Sellers and the superior cooking of Mrs. Sellers.
(VI) Elmer Jacob Sellers was educated in the public schools of his native township, and at the Keystone State Normal School. At the age of sixteen, he became an apprentice in the drug store of Adam Bodenhorn, at Hamburg, and later that of Jacob Stein, at Reading, serving an apprenticeship of three years. He then worked as a clerk in different places, and in 1887 he became a registered pharmacist when he purchased his present stand on Main street, Kutztown, and he has since carried on a successful business.
Dr. Sellers is a man of high literary attainments. He has written considerable poetry which has attracted much attention; and he has also published a number of articles on scientific subjects. He is an inventor, and some of his patented inventions are in use today. In 1898 he invented a hitching post for pavements.
On July 31, 1884, Mr. Sellers was married to Sarah A. Skelton, daughter of James and Sarah Skelton, of Lykens, Dauphin county. She died May 14, 1908, aged forty-four years. They had two children: (1) Roy M., born July 26, 1885, educated in the public schools of Kutztown and in the Keystone State Normal School; took two years' course in the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, and served as assistant under Dr. Robert White in Microscopy at the Temple College of Pharmacy, graduating with first honors, June 1, 1907; became a registered pharmacist in 1908, and received the degree of Pharmaceutical chemist from the Temple University in 1909. He is now assisting his father. He married Nettie G. Trexler, daughter of David S. Trexler. (2) Bertha L, is a graduate of the Keystone State Normal School, class of 1908. Mr. Sellers and his family are members of the St. Paul Reformed Church at Kutztown. In politics he is a Democrat. For three years he served as a member of the borough council, for two years acting as president. For many years he was a director of the Kutztown Park Association. He is a member of Huguenot Lodge, No. 377, F. & A. M.; of the National Association of Retail Druggists; and the Berks County Association of Retail Druggists.
Surnames: SELLERS, JAMESON, MEDLAR, BACHMAN, FENSTERMACHER, FREDERICK, RITTER, WITMAN, HEFFNER, WORMAN
James Philip Sellers, clothier at Reading for forty years and still in active business, was born at Allentown, Pa., May 9, 1844, and there educated in the public schools and the Allentown Academy. At the suggestion of his uncle, James Jameson, he went to Reading in 1865, and after working in the Philadelphia & Reading Railway Company's shop for eighteen months, entered the large wholesale and retail clothing house of his uncle at the northeast corner of Penn square, where he has continued to the present time.
For ten years Mr. Sellers was a salesman in the store and his great interest and success in the business so won the confidence of his uncle that he was then admitted as a partner in the firm which has been trading for many years at the same stand as J. Jameson & Co. In 1890 Mr. Jameson died; then the firm was re-organized by the surviving partners, William A. Medlar, Mr. Jameson's son-in-law, Charles S. Bachman, a former employee for many years, and Mr. Sellers, as Sellers, Medlar & Bachman, the nephew having taken the uncle's place as the senior partner in the business, which evidences his superior character. In 1900 Mr. Bachman withdrew from the firm on account of his age, and his interest was purchased by William J. Frederick, of Allentown, a nephew of Mr. Sellers, when the name was changed to J. P. Sellers & Co. And thus it has continued to the present time. In 1908 Joseph Ritter Sellers, a son of the senior member, was admitted as a partner.
In 1882 the electors of the Seventh ward elected Mr. Sellers to represent them in the Common branch of the city councils, and he served one term of two years, having been elected on the Republican ticker. In 1890 he became identified with the Board of Trade, and after serving on different committees, he officiated as its president in 1901 and 1902. During the observance of the sesqui-centennial of Reading in 1898, he was president of the executive committee, and much of its success was due mainly to his unremitting labors during a preparatory period of two years. Mr. Sellers has also been identified with the financial affairs of Reading, serving as a director of the Reading Mutual Fire Insurance Company, and of the Pennsylvania Trust Company.
In 1868 Mr. Sellers was married to Elizabeth Ritter, the only child of Joseph Ritter and Eliza Witman, his wife, both of whom were descendants of the earliest inhabitants of Reading. By her he is the father of a son Joseph Ritter, who married Minnie Heffner, daughter of Daniel Heffner of Reading, and they have one son James Heffner Sellers. Mrs. Sellers died in 1908. She was a devoted member of Trinity Lutheran Church from her childhood, as her parents and grandparents had been in the early history of the church, and, on account of her superior voice was chosen as a singer in the choir for fifteen years. She took an active part in the Sunday-school work for many years, and also in works of charity for the congregation as well as the community at large.
Joseph Ritter, father of Mrs. Sellers, was the honored court crier of the Berks county courts for forty years from the establishment of the court house at Sixth and Court streets in 1840, and upon his decease in 1880 the judges and lawyers, at a public meeting held for that purpose, passed highly complimentary resolutions eulogizing his superior character. At a Bar supper, Dec. 20, 1872, in appreciation of his distinguished services and uniform courtesy, they presented him with a fine gold watch and chain.
The father of Mr. Sellers was Philip Sellers, a wholesale tobacco and cigar manufacturer at Allentown for fifteen years. He died in 1851 aged forty-six years. He was married to Elizabeth Worman, daughter of Henry Worman, of Allentown, who died in 1876, aged seventy-three years. They had three children: James P.; Henry; and Mary, m. to Benneville Frederick, of Allentown, whose son William J. is now a member of J. P. Sellers & Co. His antecedents were brought up in the vicinity of Sellersville in Bucks county, Pennsylvania.
copyright 2004-2007 Nancy J. Freehafer for the Berks County PAGenWeb Project
Source: Reading and Berks County Pennsylvania: Mirror to the Past (Collector's Edition), Wyomissing: Wyomissing New Home Federal Savings, undated.
6th & PENN Sts. -- Commerce aplenty in this view of the northeast corner.
Surnames: TROUTMAN, ZOLLER, ZOLLERS, ZOELLER, CELLIER, SELLAIRE, STAPLETON, LEREW, PONTIUS, SALTZGEBER, BATTORF, ANSPACH, STOEVER, BECKER, DILLMAN, EGLE, SCHAUER, SHOWER, LOWER, DIEFFENBACH, FRANTZ, SAILES, REITENOUR, ZEHRIG, LEFEVER, LESHER, DECHERT, SHEETZ, BECKER, HANTZ, KUSTER, TRAUTMAN, WALBORN, WEIGLY, GEHRET, DUNDORE, KILMER, KACHEL, FOOS, KANTNER, WEBBER, LEISS, SPANGLER, ZERBE, DRUBER, MOYER, BRIGHT
George M. Zeller the popular proprietor of the well-known "American House," at Stouchburg, Marion township is a representative of one of Berks county's oldest and most honored families. Mr. Zeller was born Sept. 30, 1863, in Marion township, son of Reily W. and Rebecca (Troutman) Zeller.
Between 1733 and 1751 here landed (qualified) at Philadelphia three emigrants of the name of Zoller, and between 1740 and 1767 a number of Zellers and Zollers are there recorded. But the Tulpehocken Zellers have for their ancestor John Henry Zeller (sometimes Zoeller), who came from Schohaire, N.Y., as the following account from the Rev. Mr. Stapleton's "memorials of the Huguenots in America: shows:
"Among the Huguenots exiles were several branches of the ancient Sellaire or Cellier family of France. The name is met with among the refugees to England and America prior to the Revocation (1685), and even in faraway Cape Colony, where a descendant, General Cellier, became famous as a Boer leader in the Transvaal war. One branch retired to the Palatinate about the period of the Revocation. Of this family was Jean Henri Sellaire, who, with his family, followed the great exodus of Palatinates to London in 1708. In 1709 he came to New York with the Palatinates, where his name and that of his son John as 'Zeller' appears among the settlers of Livingston Manor in 1710. About 1727 he came overland through the trackless wilderness to Tulpehocken, locating near the present town of Sheridan, where he established a considerable estate and where he died at a very advanced age in 1756. His house, a massive stone edifice, erected with a view to protect the family and neighbors in case of an attach from the Indians, is still standing." This house, now an historical relic of the section, and known as "Zeller's Indian Fort," was erected in 1745, on the banks of the mill creek and, as stated, was used for a fort. But the author of the paragraph quoted was not quite accurate when he called it a "massive stone edifice." The walls are massive enough, but the building could hardly be called an edifice. He also erected the first meeting place of these early Schohaire settlers for worship, defense and mutual conference. He died in January, 1756, and his will, made Aug. 3, 1754, was probated Jan. 20, 1756. This will shows a wife, Anna Maria, and children: John George (who obtained the homestead), John Henry, John David, Hartman (The Rev. Mr. Stapleton gives this name as Martin), John, Anna, Maria Saltztius, Barbara (or Barbaralis) Lerew, Catharine Pontius and Anna Elizabeth Battorf. The executors are shown as his son John and son-in-law Leonard Anspach, accordingly there must have been another daughter.
It appears that some of the descendants of John Henry Zeller removed to Heidelberg in Lancaster (now Lebanon) county, where the proprietary and State tax lists of Lancaster county for 1779 show David Zeller (110 acres), Henry Zeller (100 acres), Peter Zeller (100 acres), and Michael Zeller (40-acres). The first three of these are also shown for 1771. In case of the Old townships it must not be forgotten that where mentioned by the Rev. Mr. Stoever and other early preachers they did not always have definite boundaries. Heidelberg, for instance, extended rather indefinitely westward and perhaps through what is now Lebanon county. Tulpehocken and Heidelberg seem also to have overtapped in some places.
The following memoranda undoubtedly refer to some of the children of John Henry Zeller, the emigrant:
John G. Zoeller and Hartman Zoeller are shown by Rupp as members between 1735 and 1755, of the Tulpehocken Reformed Church, formerly known locally as Leinbach's Church, situated in the pike between Stouchburg and Myerstown. Hans Heinrich Zeller and Johannes Zeller are mentioned by Rupp as among those, above twenty-one years of age, who passed the winter of 1710 and the summer of 1711 in Livingston Manor, N. Y., and who appear to have settled in Schoharie, N. Y., and from that place to have removed to Tulpehocken in 1723 or later.
From the Rev. John Casper Stoever's record of Baptisms and Marriages is obtained the following information:
Marriages: Jan. 14, 1743, John Pontius and Anna Catharine Zoeller, of Tulpehocken; Dec. 28, 1743, John Zoeller and Maria Becker, of Tulpehocken; Oct. 5, 1772, Michael Zoeller and Cathrine Dillman, of Heidelberg.
With regard to the descendants of John Pontius and wife Anna Catharine Zoeller, Rev. Mr. Stapleton in his "Memorials of the Huguenots" has the following account: "In 1738 John Pontius arrived and located in Tulpehocken. He was born in Alsace (France), in 1718. In 1743 he married Anna Catharine, a daughter of John Zeller (should be John Henry Zeller as he correctly states in an article in Notes and Queries by Dr. William E. Egle, Annual Volume, 1898). He had a considerable family and his sons were great pioneers. They were John Henry, born in 1744; John Peter, born in 1747; John, born in 1751; Andrew; Nicholas; George; and Frederick. Several were among the first settlers in Buffalo Valley in (now) Union county, and many of the next generation were of the first in Ohio and Illinois."
Baptismal Records: John Henry Zeller, Jr., tailor, of Tulpehocken-John Henry, born March 5, 1745; sponsors, John Henry Zeller, Sr. and wife on March 26, 1745; John Zoeller, Jr., of Tulpehocken, Frantz Paul, born April 8, 1751.
There are shown as having acted as sponsors: In 1730, Henry Zeller and wife in family of Michael Schauer (now Shower), of Heidelberg; in 1744, John Henry Zoeller and wife in family of John Pontius, of Swatara; in 1745, John Henry Zeller, Sr., and wife in family of John Henry Zeller, Jr., of Tulpehocken; in 1746, John Nicholas Zeller and wife in family of John Peter Wissenandt, of "Moden Creek" (supposed to be Muddy Creek in Lancaster county).
From the Proprietary and State Tax lists of Berks county for the years 1767, 1768, 1779, 1780, 1781, 1784, and 1785 is obtained Zeller information as follows: As of Tulpehocken-Hans Zoeller for 1767 and 1768, with 100 acres; John Zeller for 1779 and 1780, no land; George Zeller (also Zoller) for all years, with 100 to 375 acres; Peter Zoller (single) for 1768; Andrew Zeller for 1779 and subsequent years, with 133 to 140 acres; Francis (or France) Zeller for 1779 and subsequent years with 167 acres; Peter Zeller (Albert's estate of 150 acres) for 1784. In 1784 the number of persons for George Zeller is given as nine, for Francis, ten and for Andrew, six. None are shown for Peter. As of Reading, Nich's Zeller, laborer, for 1779. As of Cumru, Nich's Zeller for 1780 and 1781.
Johannes Zeller, of Tulpehocken township, evidently son of John Henry, the emigrant settler, made his will May 13, 1795, and it was probated Dec. 234, 1805, the witnesses being Christian Lower and Johan Dieffenbach, and the executors Frnacis (Frantz) Paul Zeller and Valentine Sailes. Johannes Zeller's children were: Francis, mentioned below; Peter; Elizabeth, who married John Reitenour; Catharine, who married Philip Zehring; Margaret, who married Valentine Seiler; and Mary, Mrs. Lefever, who had four children, John, Henry, George and Catherine. Johannes Zeller, the father of this family, built the house now on the Weaver farm in Marion township, which is in a substantial condition and likely to last many years. On the east gable the following inscription appears: "Wan Ich einmahl starben Musta," and another inscription reads: "Hannes Zeller, Kattarina Zellerin, 1772."
At Mifflinburg, Union Co., Pa., in the old part of the cemetery just south of the town, lie buried Peter Zellers, born in 1745, in Tulpehocken township, Berks county who dies in 1817; and Catharine Zellers (wife of Peter), born in 1742, who died in 1808, daughter of Jacob Wilhelm. (This Peter Zellers was probably the son of John Zeller.)
Frantz Paul (Francis) Zeller, son of Johannes, and great-great-grandfather of George M., was born April 8, 1751, and died Oct. 5, 1821, aged seventy years, five months, twenty-seven days, and his wife, Elizabeth, who was born Dec. 16, 1762, died April 23, 1819 aged fifty-six years, four months, six days. Both were buried in the ole graveyard at the Reformed Church in Tulpehocken, across the line of Berks in Lebanon county. Frantz Paul Zeller was a sergeant on the roll of John Lesher's company during the Revolutionary war, and in the same company was one Andrew Zeller, a fifer, who it is believed was Frantz Paul's brother. Michael Zeller, a private of Capt. Peter Dechert's company in 1776, was also a brother. [N. B. Neither Andrew nor Michael are mentioned above in list of Frantz Paul Zellers brothers and sisters.] Frantz Paul Zeller owned the old house built by his father in 1772, a stone, pebble-dashed, weatherboarded structure, with a wall two feet thick and plaster between the stones as hard as steel. The farm during his generation consisted of 154 acres, and he it was who erected the present barn. In his will, which he made June 12, 1820, he said that he was old and weak in body. It is singed "Frantz Zeller," was witnessed by Adam Sheetz and Jacob Becker, and was probated Oct. 24, 1821. His children were: Jacob (was bequested the plantation), Catherine, John, Benjamin, Peter, Elizabeth (m. Christian Hantz), Daniel, Valentine, Anna Maria (m. Frederick Kuster), Jonathan, Henry, and David.
Jacob Zeller, grandfather of Reily W., and great-grandfather of George M., was born June 8, 1790, and died April 4, 1872, aged eighty-one years, nine months, twenty-six days, and was buried at the Tulpehocken Reformed Church. He owned the original homestead, and was a farmer all of his life. Mr. Zeller married Susanna Trautman, who was born March 23, 1791, and died Dec. 12, 1842, in her fifty-second year. The children born to them were: Lydia, m. to Peter Walborn; Elizabeth, m. to Isaac Weigly; Jonathan; Catherine, m. to Eli Gehret; Lavina, m. to David Dundore; Jacob m. to Caroline Kilmer; and John, born in 1833, who died in 1888, m. to Beckie Schell.
Jonathan Zeller, grandfather of George M., was born July 10, 1815, and died Jan. 12, 1894, in his seventy-ninth year. He was a farmer by occupation, owned the homestead in Marion township, which he cultivated for many years, and was well-known in the community for his public spirit. He was buried at the Tulpehocken Reformed Church, of which he was a member. Mr. Zeller was married to Catherine Wilhelm, born Feb. 27, 1817, died Feb. 12, 1901, aged near eighty-four years. Their children were as follows: Reily W.; Elizabeth m. (first) Henry Kachel, deceased, and (second) George Foos, deceased, and whose son is Dr. Charles S. Foos, superintendent of Reading public schools; and Mary m. Dr. Frank J. Kantner, of Reading.
Reily W. Zeller, father of George M., was born Feb. 17, 1843, in Marion township, and from his youth until 1893 was engaged in agricultural pursuits. In that year he removed to his dwelling at Stouchsburg, and since that time has lived retired. In 1897, however, he returned to the farm, which he operated for a period of three years. Again disposing of his farming property, Mr. Zeller returned to Stouchsburg, and since that time has live retired from active pursuits. He was the owner of sixty-five acres of land, a part of the original homestead, which he sold to Lewis Webber in 1903, Mr. Webber also owning the old Zeller stand. Mr. Zeller is a Democrat in politics, was school director for six years, four years of which were present in the capacity of treasurer of the board, and has been a delegate to numerous county conventions. With his family he attends the Tulpehocken Church, of which he is a deacon.
In 1864 Mr. Zeller was married to Rebecca Troutman, daughter of Benjamin and Hannah (Leiss) Troutman, and three children were born to this marriage: George M.; Wilson B., of Reading; and Mary, m. to Charles H. Spangler.
George M. Zeller, was reared upon his father's farm, and worked for his parents until he was twenty years old, at which time he went to learn cigar making under James Zerbe, at Stouchsburg, where in 1893 he engaged in the manufacture of cigars. He continued in this business until 1897, also conducting a cigar store, disposing of his products to local houses. Mr. Zeller then engaged in packing cigars for George Druber, a cigar manufacturer at Stouchsburg, until the fall of 1900, when at public sale, he p8urchased the property of the "American House," at Stouchsburg, from the Isaac L. Moyer estate, and this he has conducted with much success to the present time. This famous hostelry which was established many years ago by Mr. Moyer, has been greatly remodeled by Mr. Zeller, who now has one of the finest stands in the county. The hotel contains twenty rooms, has one of the best tables to be found in Berks, and has the liberal patronage of the raveling trade between Philadelphia and Harrisburg. Mr. Zeller is one of the best-known and most popular men in his township, and also has a large acquaintance in the southern and western portions of Berks county. In addition to his hotel and store building he owned a comfortable residence at Stouchsburg, and he has been prominently identified with the progress and development of his section. He keeps a fine span of horses, is a great fisherman, is one of the crack shots of the Keystone Gun Club, of Lebanon, Pa., where he won medals for marksmanship for five consecutive years, having a record of fifteen straight birds. He has a very valuable bird dog. Mr. Zeller was the pitcher of the star Marion base ball club that held the amateur championship of the county in the early nineties. In politics Mr. Zeller is a stanch Democrat, and takes an active interest in his party's success, having never missed an election since attaining his majority. Fraternally he is connected with Washington Camp No. 237, P. O. S. of A., Stouchsburg; Reading Encampment No. 1, and the Commonwealth Casualty Company of Philadelphia. Mr. Zeller and his family are members of Tulpehocken Reformed Church of Marion township, to which he give his liberal support.
On Sept. 26, 1885, Mr. Zeller was married to Lizzie J. Bright, daughter of Aaron Bright (see sketch else-where). To this union has been born one son, Harry Bright Zeller, born on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 1886, at Stouchsburg. He graduated from the township schools, and later attended the Lebanon Business College and the Elmer Deck School of Shorthand and Typewriting, at Reading.
Wilson B. Zeller, son of Reily W. and brother of George M., was born in Marion township Oct. 1, 1865. His education was obtained in the public schools, in Palatinate College, Myerstown, and in the Keystone State Normal School at Kutztown. He taught three terms at the Zeller school in Marion, and two terms in the Moyer school in the same township. He learned the duties pertaining to a farmer's life at home, and he gave his assistance to his father until he was twenty-one years old. He then entered the general store of his father-in-law, Isaac L. Moyer, a merchant at Stouchsburg. There he continued for nine years. In January, 1898, he was appointed a clerk in the Recorder's office at Reading, and there he gave satisfactory service under Recorders Reeser and Bressler. In 1904 he became traveling salesman for S. M. Hess & Bros., manufacturers of fertilizers at Philadelphia, and he now represents that firm in twenty-four counties in Pennsylvania. He possesses the happy faculty of making friends.
In 1885 Mr. Zeller was married to Ada A. Moyer, eldest daughter of the late Isaac L. Moyer, of Marion township. They resided in Stouchsburg until their removal to Reading in April, 1901. Three children have been born to them: (1) Robert M., born May 27, 1887, graduated from the Reading high school in 1905, with highest distinction. He taught the same school in Marion township in 1905-06 that his father had taught, and is now on the editorial staff of the Reading Eagle, (2) Edna M. (3) Sarah R., born March 20, 1893, died July 12, 1902. Mr. Zeller and his family are members of St. Mark's Reformed Church, Reading. During the residence in Stouchsburg Mr. Zeller was connected with the Union Sunday-school for ten years, being superintendent for seven. Socially he is a member of Golden Rule Lodge, No. 159, I. O. O. F., of Womelsdorf; Washington Camp, No. 237, P. O. S. of A., Stouchsburg, of which he is a past officer, and was district president of District No. 3, for one term. He also belongs to the T. P. A. In his political faith he is a strong Democrat, and of great influence in his party. For eleven years he filled the office of school director in Marion township, for nine years, being secretary of the board. He was a frequent delegate to county conventions under the old system. In June, 1909, he received the nomination for the office of recorder of deeds of Berks county, after a hard fight.
STUMP, JOHN, Heidelberg.
April 27, 1754 - October 15, 1757.
Provides for wife Anna Margaretha.
All other real estate and personal property to my brother Casper STUMP, he paying the following legacies:
To said Casper's oldest son £40 when 21.
To brother-in-law George BOSHAR £6.
To brother-in-law Michael WIELAND £6.
To brother Michael STUMP 5 shillings.
To brother Abraham STUMP £6.
To sister Anna Maria STUMP £6.
Exrs: Jacob WEISS and Valentine LONG.
Wits: Jacob DESTER, Christian KUNTZY and Jacob DILLMAN.