I am interested in any information to be had on Henry Zellers born
listed in Juniata County
Pa Census of 1840, with his wife Catherine and a son
named Frederick, whom I think was my gggrandfather. I saw a query
this site regarding said Henry. Believe Catherine may be Catherine
Knouse. i would appreciate ANY info regarding them, descendents
Donna Zellers Deppen
DONNA, thank you.
We don't have a great deal of info or documents on JUNIATA CO, PA.
Do you know where he is in 1830?
Where ANY child was born?
Which child do you connect to and where did they go?
Thanks for responding. Frederick Zellers was born April
6 1848. He grew up in what is now Perry
County, Pa. He married twice, first to Sallie Foltz, mother of my great
grandfather, George Wesley Zellers, born December 16, 1879 who also resided
in this same area of Pennsylvania. He married Anna May Barner. They only
had one child, Barner Frederick Zellers, my father's father.
They lived in the Liverpool, Perry County Pa area, which is
near the Snyder County , Juniata
county and Mifflin County
borders (they converge at this geographical area and were formed from each
other out of Northumberland
and Union Counties in the mid
1800's... a real challenge to sort out!). It seems the Zellers in question
may have lived in what was originally Greenwood Township, which has been
part of Cumberland County originally, then was part of Juniata Co. , which
formed from Mifflin county, then eventually became a part of Perry County
in 1820. But some of Greenwood changed in boundaries as well. VERY confusing
when you are working backwards in time.
I have seen several postings around the net regarding Zellers by
a "marie"-is that you? My interest in the Zellers line is keen as my father
is a Zellers and my mother's line traces back to Jacques Sellaire through
Johannes Heinrich's daughter, Anna Catherine Pontius. I am excited by the
possibility their lines are intertwined.
I live in the general area, about 20 miles northeast of the
Juniata and Perry border so I have a rough knowledge of the geography.
I think Henry may have been in Mahantango Township in 1830 (would be part
of UnionCounty Pa Census), just a guess...but this is the same general
geographic area. Mahantango as a township was eliminated by it's land being
assimilated in the addition and border changes of the new counties, but
it was in the same general area as new borders were formed by the Juniata
River and Mahantango Creek.
I was hoping you could illuminate on the 1850 Census, if Frederick
referenced born in 1848 was born in April and the birth months for the
parents are also listed.
Hope you followed all of this. and if you personally don't have
this info, if you could direct me to the person in the thread who posted
the census info. on the website I saw. Click here: http://18.104.22.168/search...