15900 E. 45th STREET PL
INDEPENDENCE, MO 64055
7 20 - 1994
J. Gerald Eller:
Rt 2 Box 145D
Whittier. N.C. 28789-9661
Thank you so very Much for the two photos of the gravesite and plaque recently placed for our ancestress, Mary Beefle Eller. It certainly appears impressive, and as though it will "endure" for many years.
I'm happy to, have been a small part of it (by sending a donation). I think it is more than wonderful that this effort has been made by all contributing descendants of Mary Beefle Eller. But you and the others of the committee, who put in so much time and effort to carry it through are the ones who should be truly thanked and appreciated. And I, for one, certainly do.
Yes, I do hope to visit your state someday and also her grave. Perhaps I can make it next year. However, I've developed some health problems; not too serious, but enough so I can't plan too far ahead any longer.
I have enclosed some "Hoover Family" records. which you may be familiar with. I found it interesting that Andrew Hoover (aka Andreas Huber) was born 1723 at Ellerstadt, district Dunkheim. in The Palatinate....
"An entry in the old Luthern church book at Ellerstadt, gives the record of his baptism: "Anno 1723......
'These Hoovers settled near George Michael Eller on "Little Pipe Creek" in Maryland, and children married into same (Mast) family as Leonard Eller, his son. They and Leonard no doubt emigrated to North Carolina together and obviously settled near one another there.
Perhaps the Registry of this same Lutheran Church would contain information on our Ellers ....
Anyway - wanted to pass it along, just in case....
Thank you again.