I am looking for some connection, if any, of Frederick Zollars d.1820
Wash.Co.PA and to the Sellers in Greene Co.PA. Frederick's name is also
written as "Sellers" in court records. Seems to have a connection to
the Bricker/Praker, Wise, and Hahn
families some of whom came from Baltimore/Carroll Co. MD. Can anyone
tell me from where this Frederick Zollars came?
Also - are Zollars and Sellers considered distinctly different names?
Thank you so much for your help.
Some of the ZELLERS were Palatine's.
Many of the ZOLLERS/SOLLERS in Md, were SOLLERS/SOLLARS from England.
Many of our ZELLERS/SELLERS were from Weinheim, Germany.
Many of our SELLERS/SOLLARS were from Ireland.
Some of the ZELLER/SELLER were SELLERS and Whoever Spelled their name in
county documents, Just spelled it like They thought it sounded.
AND, we still seem to have Each spelling, so how they determined which
spelling they used now?
I believe we have members who could explain this Much Better than I
would appreciate a note, which we can send thro our discussion group
WHO do you connect to = name , date, age, place? Thanks for sharing,
1. Frederick Zollars d.ca 1820 Washington
Co. PA - E. Bethlehem Twp
married Agnes ------. > (Is he from MD?)
2. Daniel Zollars bca 1779 m. Catherine Praker/Bricker bca 1779 d. 28 Apr
3. Hannah Zollars b. 6 Aug 1806 Wash.Co.PA d 12 Oct 1851 Wash.Co.PA m.
Nathan Barnard, s/o Ignatius Barnard and Eliz. Lewis, b. 2 Aug 1799
d. 5 May 1882.>
4. Ignatius (2) Barnard b 20 Apr 1834 d. 30 June 1900 m. 28 Sep 1855 Eliza
Spindler, d/o George Spindler and Lydia Baker, b. 22 Jun 1838 d. 29
5. Dora Belle Barnard m. Lebeus Holder.>
6. Albert Holder m. Bess Summersgill.>
7. Mary Belle Holder m. W. R. Mueller>
This direct line stayed in Washington Co.PA until the 1930s. Any
There is a fanciful connection to Hohenzollern - "High Zollers" - in
book which sent me to the encyclopedia tonight to check it out. Columbia
Encyclopedia states the name probably originates with the German word
"zo:llers" (umlaut over the o, or the addition of "e" after the "o" to
denote an umlaut) meaning "Watchtower" or "Castle". The umlaut over the
"o" changes the pronunciation to something closer to Tsiller/Tseller - I
think. "Hohen" means "high." The Hohenzollern castle, high atop a
mountain, is a much visited tourist site in the Black Forest area of
My German is pretty rusty, but perhaps someone out there knows
own name was one of those umlaut words and I know the pronunciation has
changed from the original German. If that is true, it seems plausible that
Sellers and Zollars could stem from the same name, the Seller pronunciation
being closer phonetically to the German, and the Zollars being closer to
the spelling. Can anyone out there add to, or illuminate, this