Re: Zellers: the French connection?
I have obtained a copy of Mary E. Zellers (McClellan). Her parents were Baltzer Zellers and Barbara Kindsvatter. Here is an updated version of my Zellers file:
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BALTZER (BALTHAZAR)1 ZELLERS1,2 was born Bet. 1835 - 1855 in Alsace-Lorraine ( France or Germany).He married BARBARA KINDSVATTER.She was born in Germany.
Children of BALTZER ZELLERS and BARBARA KINDSVATTER are:
i.NICHOLAS2 ZELLERS, b. Bet. 1870 - 1885, Ohio; d. Ohio.
2.ii.BALTHASAR FRANK ZELLERS, b. Abt. 1871, Ohio; d. Ohio.
3.iii.MARY ELIZABETH ZELLERS, b. 24 Feb 1873, Steubenville, Ohio; d. 21 Oct 1941, Salineville, Ohio.
4.iv.CHARLES D. ZELLERS, b. 14 Feb 1875, East Liverpool, Ohio.
5.v.CATHERINE B. "KATE" ZELLERS, b. Abt. 1877, Ohio.
6.vi.ELLA ZELLERS, b. 1879, Ohio.
vii.WILLIAM JOHN ZELLERS3, b. 10 Jul 1880, Steubenville, Ohio; d. West Virginia; m. SOPHIA.
viii.PETER CHRISTIAN ZELLERS3,4, b. 08 Aug 1882, East Liverpool, Ohio; d. West Virginia.
ix.LOUIS ZELLERS5,6, b. 15 May 1885, Ohio; m. ALICE; b. Abt. 1883, West Virginia.
x.PHILIP JOHN ZELLERS7,8,9,10, b. 07 Oct 1888, East Liverpool, Ohio.
More About PHILIP JOHN ZELLERS:
Military service: Bet. 1917 - 1919, U.S. Army,American Expeditionary Forces
Residence: 1900, living with Cash McClellan family (brother-in-law) in Hanover Twp., Ohio
In 1910 Philip was living with brother Balthasar Zellers and family in Kenmore (near Akron), Summit Co., Ohio, Balthasar is listed as a saloon keeper and Philip is listed as a bar tender.