John Jacob Eller

10 July 1883–7 August 1964 (Age 81)
Groveland, Groveland Township, Tazewell, Illinois, United States

The Life of John Jacob

When John Jacob Eller was born on 10 July 1883, in Groveland, Groveland Township, Tazewell, Illinois, United States, his father, William J Eller, was 24 and his mother, Anna Brecher, was 21. He died on 7 August 1964, in Groveland, Groveland Township, Tazewell, Illinois, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Groveland, Clarke, Iowa, United States.

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William J Eller
Anna Brecher
John Jacob Eller
Emma R. Eller
Sarah Eller
Walter Harrison Eller
Newton Henry Eller
Edward Martin Eller
Katherine Eller
Reuben Eller
Clara Eller
Alice Eller

Parents and Siblings

    William J Eller





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World Events (8)

1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 2

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 23

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

1 North German: topographic name for someone who lived by an alder tree, from Middle Low German elre, alre ‘alder’.2 German: habitational name from places in the North Rhine and Mosel areas, so called from an old stream name Elera, Alira, of Celtic origin.3 Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Heller , reflecting varieties of Yiddish in which there is no h.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Eller in household of Eller Anna Eller, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John J Eller in household of Anna Eller, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Jacob Eller in household of Wm F Eller, "United States Census, 1900"

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