I am new to this list and thought I would throw out my ZELLER ancestor for comment.

Hans Heinrich ZELLER = Anna Maria PERIGAL (had 10 children) (1680-1756) | | |

Anna Catharine ZELLER = Johannes PONTIUS (married 14 Jan 1743) (1724-?) | (1718-1792) | | Henry (1744-1822) PONTIUS
Andrew (1745-1825) "
Peter (1747-1835)     "
Nicklas (1749-1831) "
John Jr.(1751-1836) "
Maria (1752-1811) "
George (1753-1824)"
Catherine (1757-1838)"
Frederick(1759-1823)  PONTIUS (my 4g grandfather Elizabeth(1763-1851)

Anyone else related to this line? TIA for any input or comment.


John McCauley Southern California
John W McCauley


There are tons of Zellers, Sellers and Zells running around Berks and Lancaster Counties in the late 1700s. My bunch is resident in Tulpehocken Township, Berks County, in the middle 1700s. At least that is where Heinrich and his wife were settled when Anna Catharine Zeller was born in 1724. I'm afraid I don't have much more than that at the moment. It sounds like your George is on an allied line and may even be a nephew or great nephew of Anna Catharine. My advice to you is to look at the records of Rev. Casper Stover who did the circuit around Tulpehocken at that time. He was the one who performed the marriage of Anna Catharine Zeller to Johannes Pontius on 14 Jan 1743 at Tulpehocken. Also, Anna Catharine was one of 10 children, so there is a lot of possibilities out there.