Willet Teller

1837–1912 (Age 74)
Wawarsing, Wawarsing, Ulster, New York, United States

The Life of Willet

When Willet Teller was born on 11 September 1837, in Wawarsing, Wawarsing, Ulster, New York, United States, his father, James Teller, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth De Veaux, was 33. He married Catherine A. Cornelius on 28 September 1856, in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Port Jervis, Orange, New York, United States in 1910. He died on 21 June 1912, in Ellenville, Wawarsing, Ulster, New York, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Fantinekill Cemetery, Ellenville, Wawarsing, Ulster, New York, United States.

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Willet Teller
Catherine A. Cornelius
Marriage: 28 September 1856
Charles A. C. Teller
Mattie E. Teller
Emory E. Teller
Ellington G. Teller
Mary M. Teller
Katie A. Teller
Herbert Cornelius Teller
Alonzo G. Teller

Spouse & Children

  • Male1837–1912Male

  • Catherine A. Cornelius


28 September 1856
Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States


  • Charles A. C. Teller


  • Mattie E. Teller


  • Emory E. Teller


  • Ellington G. Teller


  • Mary M. Teller


+3 More Children

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+1 More Child

World Events (7)


Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 26

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 26

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name from Old French telier ‘weaver’, ‘linen-weaver’.2 German: variant of Tell 2 and 3.3 Dutch: occupational name for a teller, a marketplace official.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Willet Teller in household of James Teller, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Willett Teller, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Willitt Teller, "United States Census, 1860"

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