I live in a house in Iowa that was built by Albert H. Neller around 1890. He was born in 1874 in Blue Earth, Minnesota. Other information about Albert Neller: Father - Martin Neller Born 1846 - BADEN (Germany) Mother - Babary Neller (Barbara Wisner - Germany) Born1855 - Bavaria Albert Neller went to school until the 10th grade. He worked as an engineer for Louden Manufacturing Corp in Fairfield Iowa, and had several patents in his name. His home in Fairfield is now on the Fairfield Iowa Heritage Trail -- a walking tour of historical homes in Fairfield. There's a website with a picture of the home (my home now): http://www.jeffersoncountytrails.org/HTrail/37-38.htmhttp://www.jeffersoncountytrails.org/HTrail/37-38.htm
He married Mary M. NellerHer name may have been May, and not Mary. Her maiden name was Mountain. More info on Mary: Born: 1873 - Bavaria Father - Patrick Mountain (Ireland) Mother - Mary J Crean (Ireland) Married Albert H. Neller - Jan 7, 1897 in Blue Earth, Minnesota. She graduated high school and had 2 years of college.
Albert and Mary had one child: Rowena Neller (daughter). She was born in 1904 in Minnesota. She had a 4 year college degree. I don't believe she ever married, and lived with her parents. After Rowena was born, the family moved from Minnesota to Fairfield Iowa.
Apparently they all moved back to Blue Earth later in life, because Albert, Mary and Rowena are all buried in Blue Earth cemetary in Minnesota. The spelling of their last name at this point is spelled as Nellar. I don't know if that's just a typing error in the record, or if the headstones actually spell their name that way.
If you have any more information on these or other related Nellars, I'd love to hear about it. The home that they built is just beautiful, and I consider it a blessing to be living there now. It's almost 120 years old, and much of the interior trim and wood is still in its original state. I'm in the process of restoring the home, and would be more than happy to send you photos if you'd like. I'd like to keep the history of the house in tact, so am trying to find as much information as I can on the original owners.