Rev Andrew Zeller

Rev Andrew Zeller

Birth
Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 24 May 1839 (aged 83)
Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
Burial Germantown, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
Plot Lower, Plot 204, Grave 02.
Memorial ID 48022366 · View Source
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Andrew was my 4th (maternal) Ggrandfather. He was born near Mt. Aetna, Berks County, Pennsylvania to John George Zeller and Maria Barbara Haas. His siblings were Anna Maria Zeller Lafever, Elizabeth Zeller Reigel, Margaret Elizabeth Zeller Harderman, Susannah Zeller Schneider, Peter, Barbara (died very young), Jacob, Catherine Zeller Batdorf, Henry, Adam and John.
In 1779,he married Catherine Forrer in Pennsylvania. The marriage was performed by Rev. Wm. Hendel, brother-in-law to Phillip Wm. Otterbein. The license was obtained in Lebanon County, PA.
Andrew emmigrated to German Township, Montgomery County, Ohio in 1805/6. He purchased 500 acres of land for a farm which was 1 mile north of Germantown. He founded the first United Brethen Church west of the Alleghenies on his farm 2 miles north of Germantown, Ohio. Andrew was the first western bishop of the United Brethen Church.
Andrew and Catharine had nine children: Catherine, John, Elizabeth (my 3rd Ggrandmother), George, Michael, Andrew, Barbara, Charitina and Mary. After Catherine's death, Andrew married Frances Ellis, the widow of another Revolutionary soldier, Rowland Ellis. This marriage occurred on December 11, 1827.
Andrew passed away in 1839, first buried on his farm, later was interred in Germantown Cemetery, Germantown, Ohio. Officially he was known as Bishop Andrew Zeller.
Thanks to K. Brandon on Findagrave for providing me with info on Frances Ellis, Andrew's D.O.B and D.O.D, the graveyard where Andrew was originally buried and some history of the place!

DAR ancestor #A130587
Service: Pennsylvania. Rank: Non-commisioned Officier
Service Source: PA Arch, 5th SER, Vol 5, PP 149,150
Service Description: Fifer in Cape. John Lesher, Col. John Patton
Listed as Andrew Zoller (Zeller)


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  • Created by: Rhonda Nelson
  • Added: 12 Feb 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 48022366
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Andrew Zeller (15 Aug 1755–24 May 1839), Find a Grave Memorial no. 48022366, citing Germantown Cemetery, Germantown, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Rhonda Nelson (contributor 47239124) .