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Re: Information in regards to Genealogy of John Morton Zellers
Posted by: Annie Carlile (ID *****3078) Date: March 05, 2011 at 12:13:46
In Reply to: Information in regards to Genealogy of John Morton Zellers by Cheryl Zellers of 126

Hi. I didn't find a tree with that information. I did find his birth date based on his death record:

California Death Index, 1940-1997
about John Morton Zellers
Name:        John Morton Zellers
Social Security #:        557283784
Sex:        Male
Birth Date:        10 Nov 1924
Birthplace:        Kansas
Death Date:        14 Jun 1992
Death Place:        Nevada
Mother's Maiden Name:        Cox

So, this must be him in Kansas:

Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925
about John M Zellers
Name:        John M Zellers
Census Date:        1925
Residence County:        Butler
Residence State:        Kansas
Locality:        El Dorado
Birth Location:        Kansas
Family Number:        149
Marital Status:        Single
Gender:        Male
Estimated Birth Year:        abt 1925
Race:        White
Relation:        Son
Line:        31
Roll:        KS1925_15
Father's Name:        Charles J Zellers
Mother's Name:        Virgina C Zellers
Household Member(s):        
Name        Age
Charles J Zellers        43 b. 1882 Ohio
Virgina C Zellers        36 b. 1889 Ohio
Elezebeth C Zellers        15 b. 1910 Ohio
Mary Louise Zellers        7 b. 1918 Florida
Francis Zellers        4Mo b. 1925 Kansas
John M Zellers         4Mo b. 1925 Kansas

Here they are in 1930:

1930 United States Federal Census
about John M Zellers
Name:        John M Zellers
Home in 1930:        El Dorado, Butler, Kansas
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Age:        5
Estimated Birth Year:        abt 1925
Relation to Head of House:        Son
Father's Name:        Charles I Zellers
Mother's Name:        Virginia C Zellers
Race:        White
Household Members:        
Name        Age
Charles I Zellers        47 b. 1883 Ohio, parents b. Ohio; mechanic, oil lease
Virginia C Zellers        40 b. 1890 Ohio, parents b. Ohio
Mary L Zellers         12 b. 1918 Florida
Frances J Zellers        5 b. 1925 Kansas
John M Zellers        5 b. 1925 Kansas

Here they are in 1910:

1910 United States Federal Census
about Charles I Zellers
Name:        Charles I Zellers
Age in 1910:        28
Estimated Birth Year:        1882
Birthplace:        Ohio
Relation to Head of House:        Head
[Self (Head)]
Father's Birth Place:        Ohio
Mother's Birth Place:        Ohio
Spouse's Name:        Virginia Zellers
Home in 1910:        Canton Ward 1, Stark, Ohio
Marital Status:        Married
Race:        White
Gender:        Male
Neighbors:        View others on page
Household Members:        
Name        Age
Charles I Zellers        28 b. 1882 Ohio, parents b. Ohio; refiner, garage
Virginia Zellers        31 b. 1879 Ohio, parents b. Ohio
Elizabeth Zellers        0/12 b. 1910 Ohio

Here is Charles' WWI draft card:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Charles Isaac Zellers
Name:        Charles Isaac Zellers
County:        Butler
State:        Kansas
Birth Date:        20 Sep 1881
Race:        White
FHL Roll Number:        1643426
DraftBoard:        0
Age: 26
Occupation: Theta Oil Co., Butler, Kansas
Nearest Relative: Mrs. Virginia Zellers

Here is his marriage:

Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958

Groom's Name:        Charles I Zellers
Groom's Birth Date:        20 Sep 1908
Groom's Birthplace:        Stark Co., Ohio
Groom's Age:        27
Bride's Name:        Virginia R Cox
Bride's Birth Date:        03 Jul 1908
Bride's Birthplace:        Canton, Ohio
Bride's Age:        20
Marriage Date:        12 May 1909
Marriage Place:        Stark, Ohio
Groom's Father's Name:        Isaac Zellers
Groom's Mother's Name:        Malinda Lehr
Bride's Father's Name:        A Bradley Cox
Bride's Mother's Name:        Addelaide F Morton
Groom's Race:        
Groom's Marital Status:        Single
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:        
Bride's Race:        
Bride's Marital Status:        Single
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:        
Indexing Project (Batch) Number:        M02324-7
System Origin:        Ohio-EASy
Source Film Number:        875631
Reference Number:        p 251

The birth dates are way off, but besides that it looks like a match.

This looks like the Morton marriage:

Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958

Groom's Name:        Alexander B. Cox
Groom's Birth Date:        
Groom's Birthplace:        
Groom's Age:        
Bride's Name:        Adelaide Morton
Bride's Birth Date:        
Bride's Birthplace:        
Bride's Age:        
Marriage Date:        28 Jan 1885
Marriage Place:        Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Groom's Father's Name:        
Groom's Mother's Name:        
Bride's Father's Name:        
Bride's Mother's Name:        
Groom's Race:        
Groom's Marital Status:        
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:        
Bride's Race:        
Bride's Marital Status:        
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:        
Indexing Project (Batch) Number:        M00072-6
System Origin:        Ohio-VR
Source Film Number:        0877923
Reference Number:        2:3P15875

According to a family tree on Ancestry.com, Francis Adelaide Morton was b. 15 Jul 1856 Ohio, the daughter of
Aaron Delos Morton (b. Aug 1823 Ohio) & Zelpha Leech.

Aaron was the son of Benjamin Pascal Morton (b. 9 Jan 1792 Ridley, Penn) & Almira Wilson.

Benjamin was the son of Aaron Morton (b. 21 Apr 1765 Penn.) & Frances Armit.

Aaron was the son of John Morton (b.10 Mar 1724 Chester, Delawar,d. 1 Apr 1777 Delaware) & Ann Justis.

John Morton WAS a signer of the Declaration of Independence. -

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-2005
about John Morton
Name:        John Morton
Date of Death:        Apr 1777
Elected Office(s):        Delegate, President
State:        Pennsylvania, Delaware
Country:        USA
Biography:        a Delegate from Pennsylvania; born near the old Morris Ferry (now the Darby Creek Bridge), Ridley Township, Delaware County, Pa., in 1724; attended the common school for about three months and received some tutoring in surveying; a land surveyor for many years; became justice of the peace in 1757; member of the colonial general assembly 1756-1766 and 1769-1775 and served as speaker 1771-1775; member of the Stamp Act Congress in 1765; high sheriff 1766-1770; appointed as a judge in 1770, serving as president judge of the court of general sessions and common pleas of the county, and in April 1774 was appointed an associate justice of the supreme court of appeals of Pennsylvania; member of the Continental Congress 1774-1776; was a signer of the Declaration of Independence; died in Ridley Park, Delaware County, Pa., in April 1777; interment in St. Paul's Burial Ground, Chester, Pa.|Bibliography: Morton, John S. A History of the Origin of the Apellation Keystone State as Applied to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Together with Extracts from Many Authorities Relative to the Adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress, July 4th, 1776; To Which is Appended the New Constitution of Pennsylvania with an Alphabetical Contents. Philadelphia: Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger, 1874.

I found a little bit more on the Zellers side:

Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958

Groom's Name:        Isaac P. Zellers
Groom's Birth Date:        1858
Groom's Birthplace:        
Groom's Age:        21
Bride's Name:        Melinda Lehr
Bride's Birth Date:        1860
Bride's Birthplace:        
Bride's Age:        19
Marriage Date:        26 Oct 1879
Marriage Place:        Stark County, Ohio
Groom's Father's Name:        
Groom's Mother's Name:        
Bride's Father's Name:        
Bride's Mother's Name:        
Groom's Race:        
Groom's Marital Status:        
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:        
Bride's Race:        
Bride's Marital Status:        
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:        
Indexing Project (Batch) Number:        I09239-6
System Origin:        Ohio-EASy
Source Film Number:        878195
Reference Number:        218

Here are the Zellers in 1880 (living with parents):

1880 United States Federal Census
about Isaac Zellers
Name:        Isaac Zellers
Home in 1880:        Osnaburg, Stark, Ohio
Age:        29
Estimated Birth Year:        abt 1851
Birthplace:        Ohio
Relation to Head of Household:        Self (Head)
Spouse's Name:        Malinda Zellers
Father's birthplace:        Pennsylvania
Mother's birthplace:        Ohio
Neighbors:        View others on page
Occupation:        Farmer
Marital Status:        Married
Race:        White
Gender:        Male
Household Members:        
Name        Age
Isaac Zellers, Jr. 29 b. 1851 Ohio, fath b. Penn., moth. b. Ohio; farmer
Malinda Zellers -wife- 19 b. 1861 Ohio, fath b. Penn., moth b. Ohio
Isaac Zellers, Sr. 71 b. 1809 Pennsylvania, parents b. Penn.
Juliann Zellers -wife- 54 b. 1826 Ohio, fath b. Penn., moth b. Ohio

Hope this helps. Annie       



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