HANS GEORGE SELLERS PAGE
ONE DREW'S PAGE
DONNA'S PAGE - HENRY ZELLERS
STEVE'S PAGE (don't have one yet) connected to EIMAN/EYMANS? msh)
Query from Winifred D. Warner, 1515 Laurel Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
ZELLER, KNAUSS, READ, BOWERS, BUCK, SECHRIST, SHETERLY Frederick
ZELLER d 1838, Juniata Co, PA Children; Henry married Catherine KNAUSS
Catherine married Peter REAM
Magdalena married Adam BOWERS
Betsy married Christian BUCK
Barbara married Andrew SHETERLY
Questions: Who did Frederick marry..who were his parents..When/where was he born?
MONROE TWN, JUNIATA CO, PA
An old blacksmith’s account-book, containing many of the old names of this section, and beginning in 1786, is in possession of Mrs. William Sellers, near the old Sellers mill, now Bashore’s. This account-book was doubtless Michael Lauver’s.
The land next east of the Michael Lauver tract was taken up by Thomas Hewes, August 1, 1766, on application No. 164, who sold it to Samuel Wallis, a merchant of Philadelphia. It was patented by him as “Hewes’ Adventure,” and contained three hundred and twenty-six acres of land. He sold it, September 4, 1782, to Henry Drinker, also a merchant of Philadelphia. It was adjoining a tract, that then belonged to Jeremiah Lynn and Gideon Percival. A part of this tract was sold to Joseph and Jacob Sellers on February 4, 1794; and part Stephen Rees. Drinker owned other land near the tract. Joseph Sellers sold his interest in the land, January 15, 1796, to Jacob Sellers, Jr., and removed to what is now Delaware Township (Humphrey’s Mill), where he bought the mill property of John Hamilton, and lived and died there.
Jacob Sellers, Sr., in a German Bible in possession of the family, wrote on the title-page, “Come to this plantation in 1793.” The next year after the purchase was made, other land was purchased by him and his sons. Jacob built a grist-mill on a branch of the Cocolamus Creek, about 1790, on the site of the old lime-kiln, about two hundred rods from the present mill. On the 25th of July, 1826, Jacob Sellers, Jr., sold a part of the land to Peter Shellenberger, who later sold to William Sellers one hundred and seventy-nine acres, on which, in 1846, he built the present mill, now owned by John Bashore. Joseph and Jacob Sellers bought of Henry Drinker a tract of land in 1794, which was sold to Christley Lauver, a son-in-law. He resided at the mill and continued it some years. This was the land bought by Peter Shellenberger.
Jacob Sellers, Sr., died in 1831. His children were Joseph, Mary (who married John Brought), George, Barbara, Jacob, Elizabeth (Mrs. George Rothrock), Alvah, William, Achsah (Mrs. --- Wurtz, who settled in Mifflin County). Mrs. William Sellers is now living near the mill far advanced in years. She was a daughter of Jacob Pyle, who was also a settler in this region.
BOOK II ALIEN RECORDS FROM DECEMBER 2, 1845
JUNIATA COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA NATURALIZATION RECORDS, 1832-1848
Naturalization applications will be found in 2 books in the
Prothonorary Office of the Juniata Co. Courthouse.
Judges of the Common Pleas Court were: Calvin Blythe for 1832/34.
John Reed for 1837/38. Samuel Hepburn Sep. 1842.
Prothonotarys were: Wm. W. Kink, 1832 & Dec 1835, Robert Patterson
Sep.1836-1838, Lewis Burchfield, Feb. 1839-Feb 1844, James M.
WILLIAM H. LOVATT, From: Staffordshire, England. (Born, Feb. 1820)
Emigrated: >From Liverpool, England Sep. 1842. Present age: 27 years,
5'7", auburn hair. Declaration filed: 17 Mar 1847.
1850 JUNIATA CO, PA
E. SALLERS, PAGE 176, LACK TWP
WILLIAM SELLER, PAGE 302 GREENWOOD TWP
ANN SELLERS, PAGE 283, FERMAHAGH TWN
ANN SELLERS, PAGE 267, DELAWARE TWP
J.M. SELLERS, PAGE 271, MIFFLINTOWN TWP
JACOB SELLERS, PAGE 266, DELAWARE TWP
SAMUEL SELLERS, PAGE 240, WALKER TWP
JOSEPH M. SELLEY, PAGE 262, DELAWARE TWP
HENRY ZELLER, PAGE 314, GREENWOOD TWP
SUSAN ZELLER, PAGE 316, GREENWOOD TWP
ABRAM JR. ZELLERS, PAGE 316, GREENWOOD TWP
DAVID ZELLERS, PAGE 316, GREENWOOD TWP
HENRY ZELLERS, PAGE 314, GREENWOOD TWP
HENRY ZELLERS 44 PA
CATHERINE 36 PA
SUSAN 16 PA
SOPHIA 14 PA
SARAH 11 PA
ADAM 4 PA
FREDERICK 2 PA
Julean Keller 20
Ann Sellers 5
Ann Sellers 45
Elizabeth Sellers 9
Henry Sellers 1
Isaac Sellers 17
John Sellers 12
Joseph Sellers 15
Mary Sellers 13
Samuel Sellers 8
William Sellers 45 PA
1860 JUNIATA CO, PA
FREDERICK SELLARS, PAGE 795, SUSQUEHANNA TWP
BARBARA SELLERS, PAGE 795, FAYETTE TWP
CATHARINE SELLERS, PAGE 792, SUSQUEHANNA TWP
DAVID SELLERS, PAGE 500, DELEWARE TWP
JAMES M. SELLERS, PAGE 663, MIFFLIN BOROUGH
JOSEPH SELLERS, PAGE 712, MONROE TWP
SAMUEL SELLERS, PAGE 583, FAYETTE TWP
SARAH SELLERS, PAGE 792, SUSQUEHANNA TWP
WILLIAM SELLERS, PAGE 712, MONROE TWP
GEORGE ZELLER, PAGE 795 SUSQUEHANNA TWP
MICHAEL ZELLER, PAGE 788, SUSQUEHANNA TWP
Wm Sellers Monroe, Juniata, PA 56 1803 Pennsylvania Male
Annie Sellers Monroe, Juniata, PA 50 1809 Pennsylvania Female
Mary Sellers Monroe, Juniata, PA 23 1836 Pennsylvania Female
Elizabeth Sellers Monroe, Juniata, PA 19 1840 Pennsylvania Female
John Sellers Monroe, Juniata, PA 18 1841 Pennsylvania Male
Samel Sellers Monroe, Juniata, PA 16 1843 Pennsylvania Male
Solomon Sellers Monroe, Juniata, PA 8 1851 Pennsylvania Male (ck Lincoln, NE, msh)
Susana Sellers Monroe, Juniata, PA 5 1854 Pennsylvania Female
Amanda Sellers Monroe, Juniata, PA 3 1856 Pennsylvania Female
Josiah Smith Monroe, Juniata, PA 27 1832 Pennsylvania Male
Joseph Sellers Monroe, Juniata, PA 25 1834 Pennsylvania Male
Eva Sellers Monroe, Juniata, PA 25 1834 Pennsylvania Female
Wm Sellers Monroe, Juniata, PA 1 1858 Pennsylvania Male
Frederick Sellers Susquehanna, Juniata, PA 11 1848 Pennsylvania Male living
with George Minnim
James Sellers Fayette, Juniata, PA 5 abt 1855 Pennsylvania Male
CIVIL WAR =
1870 NOT separated by families
Samuel Sellers Fayette, Juniata, PA abt 1844 Pennsylvania White Male
Margaret Sellers Fayette, Juniata, PA abt 1848 Pennsylvania White Female
Isaac Sellers Milford, Juniata, PA abt 1839 Pennsylvania White Male
Sarah Sellers Milford, Juniata, PA abt 1846 Pennsylvania White Female
John Sellers Monroe, Juniata, PA abt 1840 Pennsylvania White Male
Annie Sellers Monroe, Juniata, PA abt 1812 Pennsylvania White Female
Mary Sellers Monroe, Juniata, PA abt 1838 Pennsylvania White Female
Solomon Sellers Monroe, Juniata, PA abt 1853 Pennsylvania White Male (ck Lincoln Co., Ne)
Susan Sellers Monroe, Juniata, PA abt 1855 Pennsylvania White Female
Amanda Sellers Monroe, Juniata, PA abt 1860 Pennsylvania White Female
Michael Zeller Susquehanna, Juniata, PA abt 1820 Pennsylvania White Male
Sarah Zeller Susquehanna, Juniata, PA abt 1825 Pennsylvania White Female
Mary Zeller Susquehanna, Juniata, PA abt 1852 Pennsylvania White Female
Sarah Zeller Susquehanna, Juniata, PA abt 1855 Pennsylvania White Female
Michal Zeller Susquehanna, Juniata, PA abt 1857 Pennsylvania White Male
Benjamin Zeller Susquehanna, Juniata, PA abt 1847 Pennsylvania White Male
Sarah Zeller Susquehanna, Juniata, PA abt 1848 Pennsylvania White Female
John Zeller Susquehanna, Juniata, PA abt 1869 Pennsylvania White Male
Henry Zeller Susquehanna, Juniata, PA abt 1836 Pennsylvania White Male
Sarah Zeller Susquehanna, Juniata, PA abt 1839 Pennsylvania White Female
Samuel Zeller Susquehanna, Juniata, PA abt 1855 Pennsylvania White Male
John Zeller Susquehanna, Juniata, PA abt 1857 Pennsylvania White Male
William Zeller Susquehanna, Juniata, PA abt 1859 Pennsylvania White Male
Henry Zeller Susquehanna, Juniata, PA abt 1861 Pennsylvania White Male
James Zeller Susquehanna, Juniata, PA abt 1869 Pennsylvania White Male
Austin Zeller Susquehanna, Juniata, PA abt 1842 Pennsylvania White Male
Hannah Zeller Susquehanna, Juniata, PA abt 1844 Pennsylvania White Female
John Zeller Susquehanna, Juniata, PA abt 1856 Pennsylvania White Male
George Zeller Susquehanna, Juniata, PA abt 1836 Pennsylvania White Male
Martha Zeller Susquehanna, Juniata, PA abt 1844 Pennsylvania White Female
Jonathan Zeller Susquehanna, Juniata, PA abt 1863 Pennsylvania White Male
Henry Zeller Susquehanna, Juniata, PA abt 1865 Pennsylvania White Male
Benton Zeller Susquehanna, Juniata, PA abt 1867 Pennsylvania White Male
Benjamin F., son of David and Eliza McNeely Sellers. Deceased
listed in Jordan's "History of the Juniata Valley" (Pennsylvania).
Thanks for all the wonderful help so far in helping to figure out
possible location for that Eyman deed on Mahanatango creek. It seems
like it must have been someplace along the border between Snyder and
In order to get closer, I'm wondering several things. Are there maps
of property owners of say 1770? In one web-description, I've seen a
note that a Henry Sellers had up to 900 acres in Greenwood, and his
name is on the 1771 Eyman deed in Penn Township of Cumberland. Are
there SELLERS folks around who have located their land? At the same
website I was surprised to read that there weren't too many Germans
west of the Susquehanna.. so Eiman or Eyman must have been striking
out on his own, though one genealogy I've read suggests that Sellers
might have been Zellers and German.
Any comments would be much appreciated.
Also.. a matter of netiquette. I'm hesitant to post messages to both
the Juniata and the Snyder listserv lists suspecting that there might
be a great deal of overlap in membership. I'd be thankful for
suggestions about list norms in this regard.
Care and appreciation -- Steve -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Transcription of the Will of Catherine STROUP (courtesy of Susan M. (Gates) Davis):
|WILL OF CATHERINE STROUP #2067 Juniata County, Probated 1872.
In the name of God and I Catharine Stroup of Susquehanna Twp., Juniata Co. Pa. Being of sound and _______ mind and memory do make and publish this as my last will and testament ___________.
I give and bequeath unto my grandson, Alfred Zellars the full share of his mother Catherine Dressler, which she the said Catherine could or might have inherited under the interstate laws of this commonwealth in my real and personal estate and effects.
Item I give and bequeth unto my granddaughter Jane Dressler, daughter of Lucinda Eby, one acre of ground, situated in the township afore said, having thereon erected a dwelling house at present occupied by William Eby and I direct that the value of the one acre bequeathed to the said Jane Dressler shall be deducted from the share of my daughter Lucinda Eby.
Item, I direct that the balance of my estate shall be divided among my children, share and share alike, with the exception of Catherine Dressler, whose share I have as aforesaid bequeathed to her son, Alfred Zellars. In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand of seal this 20th May AD 1870 signed sealed & acknowledged in presence of G. Cary Sharp and M.B. Holman?
ck 1870 = Union, Rock, WIUnion, Rock, WI