When Thomas Witton Ellerbeck was born on 14 September 1829, in Pendleton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas E Ellerbeck, was 37 and his mother, Mary Witton, was 11826. He married Martha Birch Hyder on 19 August 1852, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1851. He died on 2 April 1895, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.
German: habitational name from any of various minor places called as the ‘stream where the alder trees grow’.
English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name from Ellerbeck in Ingleton (Yorkshire), Ellerbek (a lost place in West Derby Hundred, Lancashire), or Ellerbeck in Osmotherley (North Yorkshire), all from Old Norse elri ‘alder tree’ + bekkr ‘stream’.
History: Heinrich Ellerbeck was born in 1818 in Holzfelde in Prussia. In 1845 he came to America, joining his uncle August Broemmelsieck on the Brommelsieck farm in Franklin County, MO.
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