FREDERICK SELLERS 1796/1885
1830 SENECA CO, OH=
1840 SENECA CO, OH=
Frederick Zellers letter of intent for naturalization.
Court of Common Pleas Journal
Volume 1 page 458A
This day personally appeared in open court and made and subscribed
their declaration in
writing, whereby they and each of them made oath or claim it to be
bona fide their
intention to become citizens of the United States and to renounce
forever all allegience
and fidelity to any foreign_______Potentate, state or sovereignty
particularly to Ludwig 1st, King of Bavaria to whom they were formerly
Seneca County, Court of Common Pleas Journal
Volume 2, page 101
August 22, 1840
On motion and it appearing that the proceedings of said applicant
all been according
to law, it is ordered that he be admitted a citizen of the United
appearance the said Frederick Sellers and took the necessary oaths.
Nov. term, 1849:
Sellers, Jesse 'ads' Henry Sheller 7/715
May term, 1839:
Sellers, Elias 7 wife, etal
'ads' Thomas Bennett 2/285
ANNA ZELLER/ANDREW IRION/6-29- 1846
JACOB ZELLER/MARGARET MEARSHALL/6-14-1846
WILLIAM ZELLER/PHILLIPENA SEWALD/12-1-1850
Ann Sellers to John Shidler
Feb 1, 1844 2-152
Annie R. 23 to Samuel Keyser, 26 Dec 24, 1878 8-180
Barbara to Martin Albright May 28, 1859 4-13
Catharine to Leonard Hefling June 20, 1849 3-206
Effie M, 20 to C.A.Montgomery,24 Dec 21, 1892 10-423
Elizabeth C,26 to Daniel Bock,24 Jan 12, 1873 7-215
Mary to Joseph Rineman May 24, 1855 4-357
Mary Ann>21 to James Wagoner>18 Oct 24, 1857 5-102
(sworn consent Frederick Zeller, father of bride)
Sarah Ann to Joseph B. Kearns Apr 26, 1855
Susan S. to John Hunter May 11, 1854 4-285
David,25 to Caroline Lower Dec 15, 1870 7-13
Frederick to Hannah Shedler Dec 22, 1842 2-79
Frederick A.,25 to Caroline Stultz,26 Dec 23, 1873 7-300
George W. Dec. 24, 1888 1F-48
(from Williams Co, OH; 12/28/1887; German Baptist)
J.N.,21 to Lydia McCowen Feb 10, 1881
Nicholas,38 to Mary Albright,24 Feb 27, 1879 8-202
Reuben>21 to Annie Brenneman,18 Oct 5, 1876 7-601
William to Elizabeth T. Essom Apr 22, 1852 4-135
314A 4 Zeller
Charlott 59 pg0302b.txt
314A 3 Zeller Frederich 56 pg0302b.txt
314A 6 Zeller Mary 9 pg0302b.txt
314A 5 Zeller Susan 16 pg0302b.txt
Frederick Sellers 41
Hannah 43 Ohio
Jacob 16 Ohio
David 14 Ohio
Elizabeth 13 Ohio
Frederick 11 Ohio
Reuben 09 Ohio
George 06 Ohio
Ann 04 Ohio
Jesse 01 Ohio
More soon, Susan
Believe this connects David Sellers, born April 9,
1827,Ohio, to Frederick
Sellers Sr. as all David's children are named in the estate.
1900 SENECA, OHIO CENSUS
1930/Seneca County/Elogius Sellers
I'd like to request a lookup from the 1930 Census for the household of Elogius M. Sellers. He should appear as about age 52, born Virginia, with wife, Sadie, born Ohio. They may be living in Tiffin, but this is unconfirmed. If found, please include the page data and numbers where they are located.
Michael Sellers [email@example.com]
"Sue Hallock" SHALLOCK@prodigy.net
This is from "History of Seneca County", Ohio; Chicago:
Warner, Beers &
Reuben Sellers, farmer, P.O. Green Spring, was born
in Pleasant Twp.,
Seneca Co., November 20, 1856. He was married October 5, 1877 to Adaline
Brenneman, resident of Pleasant Twp., but a native of Ashland Co., Ohio,
born November 14, 1858, daughter of Jacob E. and Anson (Ulrich) Brenneman,
who removed from Ashland County to Pleasant Twp. in an early day and still
reside here. To the union have been born: Esla May, Bertha and Orvil.
Reuben Sellers, our subject, is the son of Frederick Jr. and Hannah
(Sheidler) Sellers, both now living; former born Germany, December 26, 1817
and the latter in Stark County, Ohio, May 11, 1816; they were married in
Stark County December 22, 1843 and have raised a family of 9 children:
Jacob F., David F., Elizabeth C., Frederick A., Reuben, George W., Anna R.,
Jessie N., and Andrew M., all now living but Jacob H.
Frederick Sellers Jr. is the son of Frederick Sr. and Charlotte
Sellers (latter deceased) who were the parents of a large family of
children, five of whom are still living; 2 were born in Germany and came
with their parents to America in 1819, and 7 were born later. Frederick
Sellers Sr. still resides in Pleasant Twp. He first located in Maryland,
thence moved to Stark County, Ohio and from there to Pleasant Twp., in this
county, in 1833.
The subject of this sketch (Reuben), who has followed farming all
through his life, purchased his farm in Pleasant Twp. in 1883 and is now
operating in all 240 acres. Members of German Baptist Church.
>From a book on the Brethren Church in Northwest Ohio.......
George W. Sellers was born December 3, 1853, near Tiffin
in Seneca County,
Ohio. His parents were Frederick and Hannah (Shidler) Sellers. On December
26, 1876, he married Isabella Brown, daughter of Jacob and Catherine
(Brenner) Brown. Their children were O.V., Edith (Kintner), Lowell J. and
Arthur L. He was called to the ministry in 1885 and was ordained to the
eldership in 1900. All of his resident ministry was with the Lick Creek
Church, but was active in district work and served on Standing Committee
least once. He died January 13, 1934 and his wife died just a week later,
January 20, 1934.
"Susan L Hallock" <SHALLOCK@prodigy.net>
Obit for Hannah (Shidler) Sellers
from the Weekly Tribune newspaper,
Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio, December 14, 1893, Thrusday.
SELLERS--At her home near Watsons, Saturday evening,
December 9, 1893,
Mrs. Hannah Sellers, about 72 years, relict of Frederick Sellers.
The funeral took place at the house at 10 o'clock, Tuesday morning.
"Susan L Hallock" <SHALLOCK@prodigy.net>
This is miscellaneous information that Marilyn and I have gathered.
First Lutheran Church Record Books from Tiffin, Seneca
Record of members
Maggie Zeller removed May 12, 1879
Lillian Zeller October 22, 1876 confirmation, removed July 1, 1878
William Zeller, confirmation October 15, 1876
Mrs Margaret Zeller, admitted Nov. 1899, removed to
Record of Marriages
Albert H. Zoller, married Sept. 29, 1903 at the bride's home
Record of Deaths
O.C. Zeller, January 18, 1899, 65 years, 2 months, 17 days, cancer
St. Joseph's Catholic Church Records
Volume 1, page 17
Katharina Zeller baptised 1849
Volume 2 and 3 (1866-1939) Angelica Zoller (9-72)
1862-1865 section, Rosalia Zoller (2-47)
1926-1930 Leo E. Zeller (227-15)
1931-1934 Charles R. Zoeller
Marriage register for 1851-1866
Zoller, Margretha-Joanem Miller 1860 page 12
Zoller, Maria-Henry Sauder 1863 page 8
Zoller Susanna-Joseph Anthony Flatz 1864 page 5
Marriage register for 1867-1939
Zoeller, Herman-Marie Strausbaugh--page 192
Zoeller, Willamena-Alfred Smith--page 188
Zoller, Wilhem-Maria Krupp--page 22
Oliver Cromwell Zeller was born in Washington
Co., Maryland, near Hagerstown. His early life is
a mystery. Even his parentage is quite uncertain. From the 1860 census we know he was born in
1833. His wife Margaret was also born in Maryland in 1833. Their first child, Lawrence, was
born in 1856/7 so we can supposed they married shortly before that, say 1854/5. This coincides
well with his move to Ohio in 1855. Another mystery then is where he was in the 1850 census.
Obviously, he should have been in Maryland, but I have not been able to find him listed with any
of the obvious possible Zeller/Zellers parents. In the 1850 census there is another Oliver Zeller,
age 41, married to Martha whose oldest child is only 12. I believe this to be Oliver Cromwell's
father, but Oliver would have only been 16 or 17 at this time, so where is he?
In any case, it seems likely that Oliver and Margaret were married
in 1855 and moved west to
Ohio, settling in Seneca County in the township of Tiffin, the county seat. For several years he
worked as a clerk, where I don't know. His two children were both born before 1860. By 1870 he
was the Cashier at the Tiffin National Exchange Bank. He was also prospering handily, his estate
valued at $4,600, a tidy sum in those days. He held that position until April of 1878.
On Monday, April 23, 1878 the officers of the bank arrived for work
to discover $45,782.47 of the
bank's money was missing. So was Oliver. He had left Tiffin, with the money, and caused the
sensation of the year for Seneca County.
The previous evening Oliver took the T., T & E railroad from
Tiffin, boarding the train at 7:10
P.M. He rode to Toledo in the smoking car, spending much time in conversation with a Mr.
Charles Merril, of Toledo, who later related this part of the story. At Toledo the two gentlemen
took a street car and rode down Summit Street to Adams, where Mr. Merril got off. It is
supposed that Oliver then took the street car to the Union Depot and took the 10:38 train to
In Detroit, Oliver purchased a through ticket to New York and also
a bridge ticket for crossing
Niagra Falls. This was a ruse. Oliver only used one ticket of the through pass and stopped in
London, Ontario. It was here that detective John Norris, after several days search, managed to
track Oliver down, in a small town outside London called Belmont. When he drove up to the place
where Oliver was staying, he found him sitting on the porch, smoking a cigar.
As soon as Oliver saw Norris, he cooly walked out to the buggy and
said "How are you John?"
Oliver reached out his hand and helped Norris out, ordered the landlord to take charge of the
team, and invited the detective in. Oliver was very calm, enquiring about his friends and
acquaintances back home and appearing as if there was nothing out of the ordinary. When
detective Norris expalined that his purpose for being there was to arrest Oliver and take him to
London, Oliver said "All right, but we had better wait until morning, when the drive will be more
They waited until morning and then drove into London where Oliver
was arrested "on suspicion"
which only allowed him to be held for eight days or until charged. Oliver's attorneys promptly
answered for him and he was set free.
On Sunday, May 13, Norris discovered Judge Seney in conference with
Oliver's attorney. He had
left Tiffin on Friday, having been sent for by Oliver. In all his conversations, Norris said Oliver
never admitted to taking the money. There was no way of getting Oliver extradited from Canada
and his arrest was most probably for the purpose of holding him and coming to some sort of
Eventually, a compromise was reached. Sometime before November, the
newspapers are not
clear on dates, Oliver's wife Margaret joined him, this time in Windsor, Canada. She was
accompanied by E. T. Stickney, one of the directors of the bank and Oliver's bondsman as
Treasurer of the School fund. Mr. Stickney managed to persuade Oliver to give him about
$10,000, sufficient to indemnify him as security for the School Fund. Stickney perceived also, that
Oliver was getting weary of his forced retirment and wished to return to the States. In turn he
was visited by J. D. Loomis, President of the bank, and Directors R. W. Shawhan and Dr. A. B.
During negociations it was learned from Oliver that detective Norris
had managed to extort about
$15,000 of the money during his visit in May! The bank officers were none too happy about this
and brought pressure to bear on the wily detective, resulting in his giving back about $10,000.
Oliver finally came to an agreement with the bank that they would
no longer hold him liable for
the money if he returned $4,200 in cash and bonds, a check for $300 back pay and all his real
estate in Fort Wayne, Defiance, Albion, Paulding and Tiffin, worth about $15,000. Of course, they
could not guarantee that he would not be prosecuted for his criminal actions.
And how did Oliver do out of all this? What with about $10,000 in
attorney's fees, he was left with
a little over $6,000 and had lost all his land holdings, so he came out not only considerably in the
hole, but with a reputation indelibly tarnished.
On Saturday, November 24 he was in Detroit and from there went to
Flint, leaving his wife behind
in Windsor for a time. After that, we lose Oliver again for a few years. He was nowhere to be
found in Ohio during the 1880 census. In 1881 he was living in Toledo and had a job a secretary
of the C.Z. Kroh Carriage Top and Saddle factory, a job he held until his death. It is possible that
he returned to Maryland for a year or two.
His last year or two were very unncomfortable for him. He was dying
of cancer of the bowels
and was in considerable pain. The last three months of his life he spent at the home of his
daughter and son-in-law, Lillian and Alpheus Baichly. He died January 18, 1899 and was buried in
the Greennlawn Cemetary, in Tiffin, Ohio.
The above story was written and contributed by Steve Higley firstname.lastname@example.org
Annie Sellers - from "A Centennial Biographical History of Seneca
County, Ohio (Chicago - The
Lewis Publishing Company 1902 p. 691, 692, 693) Abram D. Shidler - "Among the worthy and
progressive agriculturists of Seneca county no one is more justly entitled to an honorable place in
its history than Mr. Shidler, who wa born on the farm which is now his home and who has been
usefully identified with the prosperity of the country in the promotion of its agricultural interests
and of progressive measures for the general good. He has made the country his home throughout
his entire life and has been a witness of its development from the early pioneer epoch, while his
also is the distinction of having been one of the brafe defenders of the Union during the war of the
Mr. Shidler was born on his present farm, in Pleasant Township on
the 8th of January, 1850, being
the son of John and Annie (Sellers) Shidler, the former of whom was born in Leigh County,
Pennsylvania. (There is more information, but just wanted to tie in Annie Sellers)
REUBEN SELLERS (FROM "History of Seneca County, Ohio - Chicago -
Warner, Beers &
Co. 1886, p.945) REUBEN SELLERS, farmer, P.O. Green Spring, was born in Pleasant
Township, this country, November 20, 1856. He was married, October 5, 1877, to Miss Adaline
Brenneman, a resident of Pleasant Township, but a native of Ashland County, Ohio, born
November 14, 1858, daughter of Jacob E. and Anson (Ulrich) Brenneman, who removed from
Ashland County to Pleasant Township, this country, in an early day and still reside here. To the
union of our subject and wife have been born three children: Elsa May, Bertha and Orvil. Reuben
Sellers, our subject, is the son of Frederick, Jr., and Hannah (Sheidler) Sellers, both now living; the
former born in Germany, December 26, 1817, and the latter in Stark County, Ohio, May 11, 1816;
they were married in Stark County December 22, 1843, and have rreared a family of nine
children: Jacob H. Sellers, David F. Sellers, Elizabeth C. Sellers, Frederick A. Sellers, Reuben
Sellers, George W. Sellers, Anna R. Sellers, Jessie N. Sellers, and Andrew M. Sellers, all now
living but Jacob H. Frederick Sellers, Jr. (subject's father) is a son of Frederick, Sr., and Charlotte
Sellers (Latter deceased) who were the parents of a large family of children, five of whom are
still living; two were born in Germany and came with their parents to America in 1819, and seven
were born here. Frederick Sellers, Sr. still resides in Pleasant Township. He first located in
Maryland, thence moved to Stark County, Ohio, and from there to Pleasant Township, this
country, in 1833. The subject of this sketch, who has followed farming all through life, purchased
his farm in Pleasant Township in 1883, and is now opwerating all 240 acres. He and his wife are
members of the German Baptist Church."
DAVID SELLERS - Co. G 164th, e. May 2, 1864; re-e. Feb. 25, 1865,
Co. B 195th; dis. Feb. 25,
1866. (Have copies of Civil War letters and papers)
CATHERINE (STOTZ) SELLERS, born February 20, 1847 in Balingen, Wittenberg,
died October 24, 1935. Aged 88 years, 8 months, 4 days. Came to Ameria at the age of 8 years,
located at Tiffin (Ohio) and has been a resident of Seneca County with the exception of 2 years,
lived in Sandusky County, Ohio. Married to FREDERICK A. SELLERS, December 23, 1873,
who proceeded her in death on January 10, 1919. To this union was born 4 sons and 1 daughter.
(This information was taken from the Sellers family bible formerly owned by Frederick Sellers,
then Logan Sellers & his wife Minnie Sellers. This bible is now in my possession.
IF any of this information is useful, please let me know.
Kay Sellers - Toledo, OH
Sellers, inf/s/o L.A. & G.
Jacob, s/o Frederick & Hannah
d. Nov.10, 1862 19y 1m 22d.
Willis E., s/o D.&C., d. July 28, 1891
1y 8m 19d.
Bessie B., d/o D.&C., d. July 9, 1891
Hannah, w/o Frederick, d. Dec. 9, 1893
77y 6m 28d.
Frederick, d. Oct. 19, 1892
73y 9m 13d.
Zellers, Clara Ann, d.Jan.26, 1888
15y 3m 23d.
Lucy, d.Feb.28, 1883
Mary Bell, d.Jan 22, 1883
5y 5m 1d.
William Edward, d.Dec. 22, 1882
7y 9m 18d.
Frederick, June 10, 1796-Dec. 19, 1885
89y 6m 9d.
Charlotte, w/o Frederick, d.Aug. 11, 1874
83y 3m 10d.
Zellers, Leonard, s/o N.&C., d.June 24, 1868-14d.
Theodore, s/o N.&C., d.Aug 3, 1867-12d.
Charlotte Shidler, w/o Nigh, d.Oct. 29, 1878-36y.
Rev. George W. Sellers
Residing in Section 36, Center Township,
Williams county, is Rev.
G.W. Sellers. He is not only engaged in farming, but also devotes much
of his time to the work of the ministry, being an ordained preacher of
the Dunkard Church. He was born near Tiffin, Seneca county, Ohio,
December 3, 1853, a son of Frederick and Hannah (Shidler) Sellers. The
paternal grandfather, Frederick Sellers, Sr., a native of Germany,
brought his family to America in 1820, and took up residence in Seneca
Frederick Sellers, Jr., was born in Germany,
in 1817, and was
therefore but three years old when he emigrated with his parents to
the New World. In Seneca county he grew to manhood, and throughout his
active business career engaged in agricultural pursuits there, making
his home in that county until called to his final rest. He died,
however, in Wood county, Ohio, October 7, 1892, at the age of
seventy-four years, while visiting one of his children. His wife
survived him only about fourteen months, dying at the same age. In
their family were seven sons and two daughters, namely: Jacob (who
died while serving in the Union army at the age of nineteen years),
David (who also served in the Union army as a private soldier),
Elizabeth, Frederick, Reuben, George W., Jesse, Anna, and Andrew.
Upon his father's farm in Seneca county, George W. Sellers passed
the days of boyhood and youth, becoming thoroughly familiar with
agricultural pursuits and acquiring a good and practical education in
the common schools of the neighborhood. After his marriage he remained
upon the old home farm, operating it for four years, and in February,
1881, came to Williams county. In Section 36, Center township, he
purchased his present farm of eighty acres, upon which he has made
many good imrpovements, and the well-tilled fields and neat and
thrifty appearance of the place testify to his skill and ability in
his chosen calling.
On December 20, 1876, in Williams county, Mr. Sellers was united
in marriage to Miss Isabella Brown, who was born in that county,
August 29, 1855, a daughter of Jacob and Catherine Brown. Mr. and Mrs.
Sellers have four children, whose names and birth dates are as
follows: O.V., February 27, 1883; Lowell, May 30, 1885; Arthur L.
February 24, 1887; and Edith, March 25, 1890.
Mr. Sellers takes a deep interest in educational affairs and has
most efficiently served as school director and school clerk. On
October 25, 1885, he was elected to the ministry of the Dunkard
Church, and was forwarded to the second degree October 2, 1887. He is
a man of thoughtful, earnest purpose, of broad charity and kindly
nature, and by all who know him is held in the highest regard.
Catherine Sellers b 1832 Ohio, daughter of Frederick Zellers (Sellers)
married Leonard Hefling (Heffling-Haefling) June 20, 1849 in Seneca
Co., Ohio. Died March 10, 1911 in Mitchell, Sheboygan County,
Children of Leonard and Catherine.....
Margaret C. b abt 1851, d January 21, 1856
Annah M. b Dec., 2, 1852, Ohio
Mary C. b October 12, 1855
Alace A. b August 14, 1857
Viola Matilda b March 14, 1860
George L. b May 15, 1862, d 1895
Louisa E. b. July 25, 1864
Margaret Susan b February 21, 1867, d Oct. 7, 1871
Emily Mary b August 24, 1869
John Francis b Dec., 11, 1871
William Lewis b October 29, 1875, d August 3, 1951, Sheboygan Falls,
Nellie b 1874 in Holland, Wisconsin, d 1959
1860 census Sheboygan Co., Wisconsin, Town of Mitchell
Hefling, Leonard 33 Bavaria
Catherine 28 Ohio
Aany? 10 Ohio
Mary 4 Wisconsin
Alacy T. 2 Wisconsin
Viola M. Wisconsin
1865 Wisconsin census
Leonard Hefling, 2M, 6F, 1 foreign born
St. Michael's Catholic Church Cemetery, Town Mitchell
Hefling Father (Leonard) 1825-1891 GAR Marker
Catherine (Sellers) d March 10, 1911, aged 80-3-25
Margaret S., dau. L & C. Feb. 21, 1867-Oct. 7, 1871
Margatet C., dau. L & C, d. Jan. 21, 1856, aged 4-5-20
St. Michael's Church baptism records for four children
of Leonard and Catherine Sellers Hefling
Emalia Mary b August 24, 1869
John Francis b. December 11, 1817, baptised Jan. 12, 1872
Margaret Susan b. February 21, 1867
Viola Matilda b. March 14, 1860
"Susan L Hallock" <SHALLOCK@prodigy.net>
Elizabeth Sellers, daughter of Frederick and Charlotte Zellers
Elizabeth Sellers married John Shearer (Sheer) 1837 in Seneca Co.,
Children of John and Elizabeth Shearer.....
Jacob, b 1839
Caroline, b 1843
Catherine, b 1843
John, b 1845
Frederick, b 1847
Elizabeth, b 1850
Henry, b 1851
David V., b 1854
Elizabeth and John lived in Springfield Twp., Williams Co., Ohio as
per 1850 census.
Elizabeth died July 18, 1856 in Williams Co., Ohio and is buried in
Old Evansport Cemetery, Defiance Co., Ohio.
"Marilyn O'Leary" <email@example.com>
I'm searching for anyone connected to Jerome Jackson, who appears on
1880 census in Pleasant Twp, Seneca Co, OH age 23 with wife Nancy, age
18. I have located in census index another Jerome Jackson on 1850 census
in Willoughby, Lake Co, OH who could be somehow connected to the younger
Jerome of the 1880 census.
My primary search is for Ann Matilda SELLERS who m. a JACKSON, however,
family info and searching has not yielded a first name for her husband.
I believe that Nancy could possibly be a nickname used for Ann. This
Jerome and Nancy are surrounded in Pleasant Twp. by many close relatives
of Ann Sellers.
Any assistance on identifying this Jerome would be greatly appreciated.
Marilyn in MI
There was a FRANK SELLERS in 1880 HENRY CO, OH=
don't have Census info/Need
I have an unknown JACKSON/SELLERS in Madison/Tipton Co,IN before 1850 going
to work on SomeDay. Best Wishes, marie, iowa
Wow! Thanks for the info. My cousin, Susan Hallock and I have been so
frustrated trying to find who Anna had married. Will now try to locate
this Geo and Anna went to confirm that this is our Anna. Many family
in Henry Co for this Sellers family, so this is a great find. I'll keep you
posted, as know you're doing a one-name search on the Sellers.
Appreciate your help! Guess I should have tried the Sellers list
Message Board Post:
Hi, Martin Van Buren Sherer is my husbands GreatGrandfather, we are trying to find information on Martin's marriages and the children that he had. The information we have found so far doesn't say much about his marriages, except when we went to the Seneca Cemetery we found a headstone inscribed: McKinley Sherer b:Oct. 24, 1894, D:Nov. 4, 1894 (Son Of M.V. and L.A. Sherer); so we thought maybe the initials stood for Martin Van Buren and Louisa A.; there is a grave site at the same cemetery for a Louisa A. Sherer. I have also found on the "Decendants of Philip Johannes Bossert" site that he was to have married a Lamina Sellers, which is also buried at Seneca Cemetery. Any one with help on this would be greatly appreciated. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org, Karen