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BENJAMIN ZELLERS 1781-1840 JUNIATA CO., PA
Posted by: Jonathan Wert (ID *****4102) Date: May 14, 2002 at 06:33:12
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Anyone researching the ancestors and descendants of a Benjamin Zellers b. 14Jun1781 in Cumberland, Mifflin Co., then Juniata Co., PA;d. 02May1840? He married Barbara Shetterly b. 1783, and they had the following known children: Abraham b. 08Mar1812 moved to Silver Lake, MI; Frances b. 14Apr1814 married Peter Gooding and lived in Juniata Co.; Michael b. 10Mar1816; Barbara b. 09May1818 married William Portzline and they lived in Snyder Co., PA; Susan b. 06May1821 married Jacob Brooker and lived in Juniata Co., PA; Rachel b. 11May1826 married and removed to MO. Barbara Shetterly, Zellers died on 06Jan1847. The first Zeller's of this family, grandfather of Benjamin left England for America in 1747, George Zellers...lived and died in Reading, PA, Berks Co. He had a son John Zellers, father of Benjamin Zellers. b. 1781. John Zellers was born in Lancaster, England on 08May1742. John married Mary Fisher in Berks Co., PA on 08Jun1776; he fought in the Continental Army with four of his brothers: Tobias killed, Jonas starved. John was married twice, and he had a son, John Zellers to the first wife who moved to Centre Co., PA where he died. To Mary Fisher, Zellers, he had the following children: Henry of Snyder Co., PA; Margaret who marred John Wilt; Mary who married John Hoopes of Juniata Co., Benjamin of Snyder Co., PA; George moved to NY; Mary Magdalena married George Wilt of Snyder Co.; Tobias; Susan married Solomon Kerstetter. John Zellers, father of Benjamin Zellers b.1781, died 17Nov1808 and his wife died in 1810.


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