Notes for Conrad Oller: Notes from Harriet Aller Storaker to Michael T. Schmidt, December 2002:
Conrad adopted Mary Catherine Aller/Oller, daughter of Frederick Aller/Oller, when his brother Frederick died in 1788. No wife was mentioned in Frederick's will so assume either dead or divorced. Conrad's will reads: "Catherine Conkle wife of Jacob Conkle whom I have adopted as one of my children and heirs".
Conrad Aller/Oller b. ABT 1751/2 d. 26 Feb 1837 Buried Scenery Hills, PA. His tombstone reads: Oller Conrod (correct spelling) d. 26 Feb 1837 85y Source: Dutch Glory Church Register 1791-1860 Bethlehem Lutheran and Reformed Church, Bethlehem Township Washington Co., PA by Margaret Miller Simon 1981 pg. 54. He lived in Shepherdstown (W)VA, Berkeley Co. and moved to Washington Co., PA ABT 1796. He served as an elder of the church council, Bethlehem Lutheran Church in 1802. Conrad served 2 terms in the Revolutionary War. During the fall of 1777 he volunteered as a substitute for another man and probably was paid for that (an accepted practice) serving under Capt. Charles Morrow and Col. Pennelton. In the fall of 1778 he was drafted and served under Capt. Swearington (sic Swearingen) and Col. John Morrow. Source: Pension application letter Sept. 1883. He received 20.00 annual allowance and was placed on pension roll 24 Oct 1833 while the commencement of pension was 4 Mar 1831. Ancestry.com source says served Virginia Militia. Source: Ancestry.com PA Pensioners of 1835.
We know that he had 1 brother Frederick d. 1788 because Conrad adopted Frederick's dau Catherine and served as guardian to Frederick, Jr. He may also have a brother Peter because Peter Aller was executer of Frederick's will and Conrad signed as a witness. A great deal of information I have is from my sister and brother who have been researching the old fashioned way for over 25 years and thanks to them I have either disproved or oked it through internet exploration. We have not found who Conrad's parents are. I researched a Peter Aller/Kaes from NJ (My dad often said we were related to the NJ Aller's) but I have not found a Conrad, Frederick in his line. I also have discarded John Jacob Eyler/Susannah Fohl although having sons Frederick, Peter, Conrad -- the dates do not match. Some researchers still claim this is our line. In the 1880 census I found the only living child of Conrad -- Samuel living with his grandson and he put down VA as birthplace of father so perhaps that will be our center of attention. This may prove that it was Conrad's parents that came over from the old country and not Conrad. I was certainly not finding him on any ships.
In a follow up note from Harriet Aller Storaker dated May 2, 2004, Harriet notes: 'In last paragraph of Conrad article we now have: In 1880 there were 3 living children of Conrad. On LDS transcribed 1880 census Samuel was ....father. Delete so ....attention. Margaret Sonedecker was living with Andrew Sonedecker in Wayne, Wayne, OH. Remember that there is confusion about who Andrew's parents are. Some say he is s/o another John Sonnedecker and Rebecca Heckert. Hannah Oller married to Michael Leatherman died 1886, but I have not found her yet in the 1880 census. Delete I was certainly ....finding and replace with I have not found him on any ships. The only reason I did these census lookups was to see what these children put down as birth place of father. Samuel has VA and Margaret has Baden. In 1870 census Margaret was living with another son Georg and she had foreign born for her father. You certainly can rephrase the above.'
From World Family Tree extract on 5-4-04 (James E Morris Files, 25 Homestead Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920): [Brøderbund Family Archive #314, Ed. 1, Census Index: U.S. Selected Counties, 1820, Date of Import: Aug 10, 1996, Internal Ref. #1.314.1.4446.49]
Individual: Oller, Conrad County/State: Washington Co., PA Location: West Bethlehem Twp Page #: 235 Year: 1820 SERVED IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR
Facts about this person:
Burial Scenery Hill Lutheran Church Cemetery -------------------------------------------------------------------
From notes of Myrtle Salander from Sarah Fritsch sent to Michael T. Schmidt, December, 2004, extracted from Sarah's Family Tree Maker notes:
The following notes are from Myrtle (Salander) Railing's genealogy notes: From Myrtle's second set of notes:
Our Mother's maiden name was Sarah Catherine Aller. Much of this data has been furnished to me by Mr. Carl Long of Florida; Mrs Wilma Zicker of Chico California and my cousin Mrs. Lucille Aller Rease, of Sylvania, Ohio.
The Allers originally came from Al-Sace Lorraine (an area between France and Western Germany) and settled in Pennsylvania.
Conrad Aller (Oller) b. 1752 d. 1837, lived at Shepardstown Va., now West Virginia, and went to Washington County around 1796. He served in the Revolutionary War for a total of six months. He applied for a pension in 1833, and these papers are on file. Whether he is the original migrate is not known at this time.
His wife was Ann Elizabeth Hansel or Hansill b. 1760, d. 1829. We believe her father was Micheal Hansill b. 1723, d. 1781., and her mother Ann Catherine DeWitt b. 1727, d. ?; and that her step mother was Mary Backrider b? d 1789.
Ann Elizabeth's grandparents were Johann Lorents Hansell b. 1700 d? and Catherine Elizabeth (no dates).
Johan came to the US at the age of thirty eight in the early 1700's, on the ship Samuel. They appear to have had eleven children and an adopted daughter.
From the Will of Conrad Aller, the children were Daniel (no dates) Conrad Jr; John; Samuel; Elizabeth; (she married a Swihart); Mary (married a Conkle?) Suzanne (married a Dager); Sarah (married a Smith); Margaret (married a Sunndecker; Eva (married Keys); Hannah (married Leatherman). The adopted daughter was Catherine Conkle. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ From Harriet Aller Storaker ito Michael T. Schmidt in email dated 2/27/2005:
I thought you'd like this summary for Conrad of tax list, census and land dealings. It may not want to include it in your database, but at least it gives you an idea of his movements. 1781 -- tax roles Berkeley Co, VA (later WVA) household of 2 adults --Research, Jim Aller 1790 -- Bought 102 acres Berkeley CO, VA for 300 pounds VA money --Research Betty Petrich 1796 -- Sold that land 1798 -- Tenant farmer on 250 acres 10 Mile Creek. Jim Aller has from direct tax roles for WA CO, PA Conrad in a rented log cabin. 1800 -- Tax List West Bethlehem, WA CO, PA Spelled Conrod Aller 1803 -- Purchased that land 26 May 1803 for $2,166 Research Betty Petrich 1810 -- Census West Bethlehem, WA CO, PA spelled Coonrod Eller with household stats. 1815 -- 525 acres purchased Bethlehem Twp, Stark CO, OH. Betty Ollar, researcher, says applied 31 Oct 1814 Certificate # 5189 and Patented to Conrad, Sr 25 Aug 1815 Steubenville, OH 1820 -- If your page 46/7 is census information. 1823 -- Sold OH land to Daniel Oller and Conrad, Jr 16 Jan 1823 Daniel paid #474 for 237.80 acres and Conrad, Jr paid #570 for 285.85 acres. It almost equals the 525 acres. Betty Ollar, researcher.
More About Conrad Oller: Date born 2: Bet. 1751 - 17522471 Burial: Unknown, Scenery Hills Lutheran Church Cemetery, Washington Co, PA.2472 Census 1: 1810, Listed as Coonrod Eller in West Bethlehem, WA, PA. Census 2: 1820, Washington Co, PA. Died 2: February 26, 1837, Washington Co., PA.2473 Military service: Bet. 1777 - 1778, American Revolutionary War/Virginia. Residence: 1796, Washington Co. PA.2473 Tax List: 1800, Farmer (named spelled Conrod Oller).2474
More About Conrad Oller and Ann Elizabeth Hansil: Marriage 1: Bef. 17812475 Marriage 2: 1777, Washington, Pennsylvania, USA.2476