THE ANTIOCH CHRISTIAN CHURCH
of
Cantrall, Illinois


The First Church of Sangamon County, Illinois
Organized May 15 1820
By
Stephen England


The Zeller(s) Family

Pages 219 - 220


Page 219

Eugene Upton Zellers and his wife, Minnie (Pitts) Zellers as well as their son, Edwin Forest Zellers and his wife, Emma Jane (Florence) Zellers were active members of the Antioch Christian Church.

Eugene Upton Zellers was the son of Elijah O. and Sarah Ann (Lindsay) Zellers. Minnie Pitts was the daughter of John W. Pitts and his wife, Jennie (Jane) (Whipp) Pitts.

Eugene Upton and Minnie (Pitts) Zellers had children:
Edwin Forest Zeller m. Florence Miller
Arthur Clinton Zeller m. Amanda Herrin
Ruth Zeller m. Joe Barnes
Edna Pearl Zeller died as an infant

Edwin Forest Zeller and Florence (Miller) Zeller had children: Maxwell Lee Zeller m. Margaret Florence Vincent Ima Jean Annabell Zeller m. Paul Hesse

Jane Whipp Pitts was the daughter of Wesley and Amanda (Alkire) Whipp. Amanda Alkire was the daughter of Leonard and Catherine (Davis) Alkire. Leonard Alkire was the son of Rev. John and Susan (Nation) Alkire. Leonard Alkire preached at the Antioch Church on a few occasions, at least.

Picture above (right) is: from left to right: Edwin Forest Zellers, Emma F. J. Zellers, Mary Zellers, Minnie (Pitts) Zellers, and Eugene Upton Zellers.

At left: Minnie Frances (Pitts) Zellers.

The Zellers Family continued - Page 220

Obit: Athens Free Press-November 1, 1918
Arthur Clinton Zellers

The death of Arthur Clinton Zellers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Zellers, who reside north of this city, died at St. John’s hospital in Springfield, Monday October 28, 1918 at 2:30 o’clock from pneumonia following an attack of influenza.

Arthur Clinton Zellers was born July 23, 1883. He was married on June 1, 1908 to Miss Amanda Herrin, Rev. C. F. M’Known officiating.

Deceased resided nearly all his life in Menard County, most of the time in Athens. About three years ago he moved to Springfield where he resided until his death October 28, 1918, aged 35 years 3 months and 15 days.

He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife and son Herrin Eugene, aged 8 years, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Zellers, one brother, Edwin and one sister, Mrs. Ruth Barnes, all of Athens and a host of friends.

Early in life he was baptized in the Christian church. He was a member of Local Union No. 3495 U.M.W. of A., at Shelbytown.

Private funeral services were held from the porch at the home of his parents, Wednesday morning, October 30 at 10 o’clock, Rev. C. F. M’Known officiating. A committee of the Local Union at Shelbytown acted as pall bearers.

Interment was made in the Sugar Grove Cemetery.

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A loose card and envelope with the church records follow:
Addressed to: Mrs. Etta Powers, Sec’y of Ladies Aid of Cantrall Cantrall, Ills.-dated July 21, 1928 We wish to acknowledge with sincere thanks the kind expression of your sympathy. Signed E. U. Zellers & Family

[Minnie (Pitts) Zellers, mother of the above Arthur Clinton died July 14, 1928]. See her obit on page 177.




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