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Ellen "Nellie" Enterline Messner
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Birth: Oct. 23, 1836
Enterline
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 6, 1865
Enterline
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA

According to estate papers of Peter Enterline, Ellen was the youngest of the Enterline children, and over the age of 14 when her father died in 1853. In Peter's estate papers Ellen "chose" John Hoffman as her guardian. John was married to Ellen's oldest sister Mary (Enterline), and this couple lived further east from the Enterline homestead, but still in Jefferson Twp. In later years Ellen's second husband, Henry Martz, along with Ellen herself, were part of a legal precedent in a case concerning who had title to some land from Ellen's father, Peter Enterline, at his death, before EITHER of Ellen's marriages. According to Ret. Col. Joseph Barnes, descendant and geneaologist for the Messner Family, Henry Martz, on appeal, lost his claim to Ellen's land in favor of Ellen's daughter Mary's estate. These papers, along with all other legal matters concerning Ellen Enterline, can be found in the Dauphin County Courthouse, Harrisburg, PA, as well as in the State Law Library in Phoenix, Arizona. Bio text submitted by Deborah (Hoffman) Weiner. 
 
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 Parents:
  Peter Enterline (1795 - 1853)
  Susannah Messner Enterline (1795 - 1868)
 
 Spouse:
  Isaac P. Messner (1840 - 1861)
 
 Children:
  Mary G. Messner (1860 - 1873)*
 
 Siblings:
  Catherine Enterline Sheetz/Miller (1817 - 1853)*
  Anna Mary Enterline Hoffman (1820 - 1889)*
  Susannah Enterline Hoffman (1823 - 1900)*
  Jonathan Enterline (1827 - 1902)*
  Joshua Enterline (1829 - 1833)*
  Julian Enterline Sausser (1833 - 1906)*
  Ellen Enterline Messner (1836 - 1865)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Pauls Lutheran Church Cemetery
Enterline
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Deborah (Hoffman) Weiner
Record added: Oct 15, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98932471
Ellen Nellie <i>Enterline</i> Messner
Added by: Deborah (Hoffman) Weiner
 
Ellen Nellie <i>Enterline</i> Messner
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