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George ELY
Please Note:  this page is very tentative as I have few primary records to support it, and secondary sources are not in agreement.  Apparently someone has a few primary records, but secondary sources are not sharing them.  If you have anything concrete on this family, please share.  Two alleged descendants of our subject have been Y-DNA tested for the ELY Y-DNA Surname Project, and they are a solid match in Haplogroup E-V13.
Husband:  Georg / George EALY / ELY
Birth said to be:  9 Mar 1744, Wuerttemberg
Death certainly:  between 10 Apr 1824 and 1 Apr 1830, [East] Finley Twp., Washington Co., PA

Father possiblyone of the IHLEs who came to Philadelphia in 1754 
Father said to be:  Johann Michael IHLE  (b. 12 Mar 1716, Wuerttemberg)
Father said to be:  Johann Albrecht IHLE

Marriage:  by 1771
Wife:  Eva Christina STROH-SCHNEIDER / Eve Christine STROSNIDER
Birth:  1740-50
Death:  aft. 1 Apr 1830
Father:  Johannes STROH-SCHNEIDER
Mother:  Anna Margaretha __?__
Henry ELY, b. 19 Mar 1772 
Elizabeth ELEY, bap. 11 Sep 1774, Hain's Church, Heidelberg Twp., Berks Co., PA (sponsor Elizabeth ECKERT); d. 15 Dec 1774
Rosanna EALY, b. 26/28 Aug 1776 
George ELY/EALY, Jr., b. 1777/8
John ELY, b. 1775/6?
.  Christian / Christina ELEY; m. Peter STOLLAR, Jr.
Peter ELEY, b. 22 Apr 1785
Jonas ELY, b. 29 Aug 1787
.  Daniel ELY
Catherine ELEY
Mary Magdalene ELEY, b. 11 Apr 1792/3/4
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; FRG, Germany, DEU, Deutschland, BW, Baden-Württemberg, Württemberg; USA, US, United States, Pennsylvania

Year Location Event
1744  DEU:  Wuerttemberg birth of George ELY
bef. 1755   birth of Eva Christina STROH-SCHNEIDER
1771? PA marriage of George & Christian
1771 PA: Bedford Co. formed from Cumberland Co.
1772   birth of son, Henry
1773 PA: Westmoreland Co. formed from Bedford Co.
1773 PA: Lancaster [now Lebanon] Co.: [now North/South] Lebanon Twp. a George ELEY said to be on tax rolls, age under 30
c1773 PA birth of son, George
1774 PA: Berks Co.: Heidelberg Twp. baptism of daughter, Elizabeth
1776   birth of daughter, Rosanna
1779 PA: Berks [now Schuylkill] Co.: Pine Grove Twp. a George EALY said to be in residence
1781 PA: Washington Co. formed from Westmoreland Co.
1785 PA birth of son, Peter
1785 PA: Dauphin Co. formed from Lancaster Co.
1788 PA: Washington Co.: Finley Twp. formed from Donegal Twp.
1790 Census - not found
1792/3/4 PA birth of daughter, Mary
1799 PA marriage of daughter, Rosanna, to Andrew STOLLAR
1800 Census - -
1800 PA marriage of son, Henry, to Eve NEISWANER
1807 to Canton Twp. family said to have moved
1809 PA: Washington Co. marriage of son, Peter, to Mary Ann HORN
1810 PA marriage of son, Jonas, to Effie WILSON
1810 Census PA: Washington Co.: Canton [now South Franklin] Twp. George ELY, head-of-household
1811 PA: Schuylkill Co. formed from Berks and Northampton Cos.
1813 PA: Lebanon Co. formed from Dauphin and Lancaster Cos.
1820 Census PA: Washington Co.: Canton [now South Franklin] Twp. George ELIE, head-of-household
1822 Canton Twp. to Finley Twp. family said to have moved
1824 PA: Washington Co.: [East] Finley Twp. George ELY signs his will
1828 PA: Washington Co.: Finley Twp. is divided into East and West Finley Twps.
1824-30 PA death of George ELY
1830 PA: Washington Co. George ELY's will is proved
1830 Census PA: Washington Co.: East Finley Twp. Eve ELI, head-of-household
1855 PA: Washington Co.: Franklin Twp. created from Canton and Morris Twps.
1892 PA: Washington Co.: Franklin Twp. is divided into North and South Franklin Twps.


1.  Marriage Record:

2.  Census Index:  Colonial America, 1607-1789 (Broderbund CD-310):  our George not found, but there are some IHLEs in Philadelphia in the 1750s.

3.  1790 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found with certainty.

4.  1800 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found with certainty.

5.  Family Quest Archives:  Pennsylvania Federal Census 1810:  Washington, Wayne, and York Counties.  Heritage Quest CD M252-53 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1810 PA Washington Co. Canton p. 16 George Ely 00301-01101-00
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
3 males 16-25 1784-1794 = Son A
= Jonas (b. 1787)
= Peter (b. 1785)
1 male 45 or over in or bef. 1765 = George
1 female 10-15 1794-1800 = Catharine?
1 female 16-25 1784-1794 = Mary (b. 1792/3/4)
1 female 45 or over in or bef. 1765 = Eve

6.  Family Quest Archives:  Pennsylvania Federal Census 1820:  Tioga, Union, Warren, and Washington Counties.  Heritage Quest CD M33-113 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1820 PA Washington Co. Canton Twp. HQ Image #334 Census p. 180A George Elie 010001-00001
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 10-15 1804-1810 = ?
1 male 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = George 
1 female 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = Eve

7.  Family Quest Archives:  Pennsylvania Federal Census 1830:  Tioga and Washington Counties.  Heritage Quest CD M19-163 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1830 PA Washington Co. East Finly Twp. p. 327 Eve Eli 000 010 - 000 100 000 010
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 20-29 1800-1810 = ?
1 female 15-19 1810-1815 = ?
1 female 80-89 1740-1750 = Eve

8.   The Will of George ELY of Finley Twp., Washington Co., PA.  Washington Co., PA, Will Book #4, p. 502.  Signed 10 Apr 1824; proved 1 Apr 1830.  George has been said to have died in March of 1830, but wills have been recorded months, even years, after the death of the testator, so unless there is something else to coroborate his death date, all we can say for certain is that he died some time between 10 Apr 1824 and 1 Apr 1830, though most likely closer to the latter date than the former. 

9a.  Raymond Martin Bell.  1984.   The Ely-Ealy Families of Washington County, Pennsylvania and their German neighbors; Dennis, Horn Sticker, Wolf.  Self-published, Washington, PA. 14 pp. (LDS FHL 929.273 A1 no. 4775).  Not seen.

9b.  The Raymond Martin Bell Anthology"The Families of George Ealy, East Finley Township, and Michael Ely, Buffalo Township, Washington [County], Pennsylvania" (online at the Washington Co., PA, GenWeb site).
Says first record of George is when he is taxed (along with Michael ELY) in 1773 in Lebanon Twp. [then, Lancaster Co., now Lebanon Co., PA].  Says George was married in 1771 (Michael in 1772).  Says that by 1779, George was in Pine Grove Twp. [then Berks, now Schuylkill, Co., PA]. In the 1800 Census, says George was in Shamokin Twp., Northumberland Co., PA.  Says George moved to Canton [now South Franklin] Twp., Washington Co., PA, in 1807.  Says George moved to Finley [now East Finley] Twp. in 1822.  Says George died in 1830.
The George ELY in Northumberland Co., PA, in 1800, is not our subject.

9.  Anon.  1893.  Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania.  J.H. Beers & Co., Chicago.  On p. 213:
JONAS ELY, MD... is a native of Greene County, Penna, born March 2, 1853...  His ancestry were of Germany from which country the great-grandfather emigrated at an early date to America; on the voyage he was so ill that at one time he was thought to be dead and was about to be cast into the sea, when signs of life were discovered in him happily in time to save him from a watery grave...
The "great-grandfather" is our subject, George ELY.

10.  Bernard Ely.  Descendants of George ELEY [link died] (online at the FamilyTreeMaker users pages).

11.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  AF - Ancestral File (online at FamilySearch.org).

12.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

13.  Messages in the Ely, Eley, Ealy, and Strohschneider Family Genealogy Forums (online at GenForum.com).

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