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Posted: 960811200000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1002304145000
Surnames: Ellenberger
I am trying to find information about Faldine Ellenberger who was living in Adams County in the mid 1800s. Faldine married Salome Walchli/Welkley/Welty around the 1860s. They had a child named William Henry Ellenberger on 1 Nov 1863. When William was between 1 and 3 years old Faldine died in some kind of accident involving a horse and/or wagon. His widow left Berne, Indiana and walked to Beaverdam, OH to live. She met and married Isaac Hilty and had several more children. I would like to find any kind of information on the Ellenberger family in Adams County that can tied to Faldine.


karen (View posts)
Posted: 960897600000
Classification: Query
Ellenbergers are an elusive bunch. I'd like to have this family figured out myself.

In the 1860 Census, French Twp., Adams Co., IN on page 186 we find Abraham Elebarger age 48, with his wife Elizabeth age 57. Both were born in Switzerland. Another source shows that the age difference is correct. Elizabeth died in 1870) and her maiden name was Müller.

Children were: Valentine age 22 born in New York

Eliza age 21 born in Ohio

Louisa age 18 (?) " "

Henry age 17 " "

Caroline age 16 " "

Frederic (?) age 14" "

Peter age 13 "

In the 1870 census, French Twp., page 19, at the bottom, you'll find Abraham Baumgartner. His wife was Caroline Ellenberger (age 27). Living in their home was Frederick Ellenberger (age 24). Next door lived Henry Ellenberger and wife Catherine. (he was age 26).

There is one reference in another source to Mt Eaton, Wayne Co.,OH as a birth place. You might try that 1850 census, although many of the Swiss came in after 1850.

I do have some additional information, if you'd like to contact me off list. By the way, Valentine was a common name among the Swiss. . . and it could easily be shortened, or mispelled to Faldine.

Re: Ellenbergers

Posted: 1359396011000
Classification: Query
My great great grandfather came from Switzerland to Berne Indiana in the mid 1800. My grandfather Jesse Ellenberger settled Wells County, Indiana. I have our ellenberger tree dated back to when they arrived and settled Berne, Indiana and they were from Burn, Switzerland. They spoke swiss still in my fathers home.

Re: Ellenbergers

Posted: 1468971842000
Classification: Query
I'm researching this family and see about a dozen trees on Ancestry but nobody is listing a source for the date of birth and location for Abraham Ellenberger. Any idea how to locate Swiss records? Thanks.
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