Immigrated to the US from Germany


Revolutionary War


U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783


George Ely
Military Place:
Pennsylvania, USA
State or Army Served:
Continental Troops




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The first record of George Ealy and Michael Ely is in 1773, when they were taxed in Lebanon Township (now Lebanon County, Pennsylvania), at which time they were both under 30 years of age.


George was married in 1771 and Michael in 1772. They were likely related to John and George Ihli, who landed at Philadelphia in 1754.


George Ealy can be found in Pine Grove Township (now Schuylkill County) by 1779, and in Shamokin Township, Northumberland County, in 1800. He came to Canton (now South Franklin Township) in 1807, and in 1822 he went to East Finley Township, where he died in 1830.


He fathered eleven children and was one of the founders of the Fairmont United Methodist Church.


Of the two men George Ealy was, d.1830 E. Finley Twp., m.1771 to Christina Strosnider (she, was still living in 1830).





Jonathon George Ealy

b. 1744 (Germany) - d. 1830



From the Sprowls Scrapbook:

Andrew Stollar was married to Rosanna, daughter of George Ely, who came to Washington county some years prior to the Stollar family.



Crumrine History of Wash. Co., PA

In 1824 some of the people known as United Brethren in Christ organized a church in this township, which was called "Mount Hope." The leading one in the work was George Ealy, and among the earliest members were Andrew Stellar, Samuel Featherly, Isaac Earnest, Henry Sherrick, and Christian Earnest. There is no account given of their place for holding services until 1850, when a meeting-house was built upon land given by George Plants for that purpose. Again in 1874 a new church was erected, this time a handsome frame edifice. The pastors who have ministered to these people have been Rev. Jacob Ritter, under whose preaching the society was organized; Revs. Winter, Adolph Harndon, and C. Wortman. The last named is the present pastor, who has a church numbering one hundred members. Connected with this church is a burial-ground, wherein some of the burials date back more than half a century.



The Will of George Ealy:

In the name of God, Amen, I GEORGE ELY of Washington County, Finley Township and state of Pennsylvania being sickly and weake of body but of sound mind memory and understanding praised be God to it and Considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof and to the end that I may be the better prepared to leave this world whenever it shall please God to call me hence to therefore make and declare this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say, first and principally of all I Commend my soul to almighty God my creator hoping for free pardon and remission of all my sins and to enjoy everlasting happiness in the heavenly kingdom through Jesus Christ my saviour. My body I Commit to the earth at the discresion of my surviving Executors herein after named and as ____such wordly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life , I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner that is to say first it is my will that all my just debts and funeral charges be paid. SeCondly it is my will that my well beloved wife CRISTIAN ELY shall have my now home plantation together with all that appertains unto the same during her widowhood together with two Cows two sheeps her bed and beding together with fifty dollars worth of my household furniture taken at the praisement all of which estate and property at the end of her widowhood shall be sold by my Executors and devided equally among my children that is to say my son HENRY ELY, ROSANNAH STOLLER, GEORGE ELY, JOHN ELY, CRISTIAN STOLLER, PETER ELY, DANIEL ELY, CATHERINE DENNIS and my daughter MARY / turnover ? (Page? TEDROW?) and further my property money or obligations that shall or may remain in my Estate or property after my decease shall in like manner be equally divided amongst my aforesaid children and as to my money & property that I have (looked?) to my & all my children that one has received more than another. Each one that has received one more than the other shall reimburse back to my said Executors to be equally divided amongst my before named children & as my son JONAS ELY has has received his full portion of my Estate and more and I do further dissolve? and revoke all and every other former will and testament and declare this and no other to be my last will and testament and I do further make and appoint my son-in-law ANDREW STALLION and HENRY ENLOW as executors of this my last will and testament as witness my hand and seal this tenth day of April in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty four----------------


Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presents of us her ELINOR X INLOW mark George Y? ELY (seal) HENRY INLOW

Washington County, PA Be it remembered that on the first day of April anno domini, 1830, before me JOHN GRAYSON, Register for the Probate of Wills and granting Letters of Administration in and for said County came ELINOR INLOW and HENRY INLOW, the subscribing witnesses to the within last will and testament of GEORGE ELY, deceased, who being duly sworn as the law directs, doth depose and say, that they were personally present, and did see the testator thereof sign this will, and did hear him publish, pronounce and declare the same to be his will, and that at the time of doing thereof he was of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding to the best of their knowledge, observation and belief. her Sworn to and subscribed ELINOR INLOW before me mark JOHN GRAYSON, Regs. HENRY ENLOW





  • John Henry Ihle
    b.1772 - d. 1845
    Married Eva Neiswender in 1800
  • George Ealy
    b.1773 (Schuylkill Co., PA) - d. 1869
    George, was born in 1773, in Schuylkill county, Penn., and came to Washington county with his parents. His boyhood days were passed upon his father's farm and in attending, during a few months in winter time, the subscription schools of his district; but perhaps the most lasting of his lessons were those of practical experience in industry, economy and perseverance, which have all along been marked traits in the character of the Ealy family in Washington county. George Ealy was a farmer all his days. / Married Mary Barrett (b. abt 1773 - d. 1808) in 1801 / Married Catherine Barriere (b. abt 1783 - d.?) in 1809 / Married Christina Ely (b. 1786 PA - d. 1845 PA) in 1814. / Children of George and Christina included a daughter named Christina Ealy (b. 1819 - d. 1911 / married Silas Sprowls b. 1824 - d. 1871 PA) and a daughter Mary Jane Ealy (b. 1815 PA), John N. Ealy (b. 1803 - d. 1857 - although some records say John is the son of George and Christina, his birth date would make him the son of George and his first wife Mary Barrett)
    ---------------------- Mary Jane Ealy-Stollar b. 1815 PA - d. 1840 Obituary / Married Henry Stollar (son of Andrew Stoller)
    ----------------------John N. Ealy (son of George and Mary Barrett) b. 1803 - d. 1857 / Married Elonore Sprowls (she was the daughter of John Sprowls and Margret Graden Sprowls / "Crumrine's History of Washington County" John Ealy was born in East Finley township, in 1803, and at the schools of the neighborhood secured a somewhat limited education, the better part of his time being occupied in work on his father's farm. In 1834 he was married to Eleanor, daughter of John Sprowls, of East Finley township, and she bore him children as follows: Nancy A. Ihly (b. 1837 PA), Catherine "Jane" Ealy (b. 1841 PA), John N. Ealy (b. 1841 PA), Lewis Ealy (b. ?), David Ealy (b. ?), George W. Ealy (b. 1847 PA) and Silas Ihly (b. 1849 PA)
    ----------------------------------------------John N. Ealy b. 1841 PA - d. ? / received a substantial common-school education, learned agriculture of his father, at whose death he came into possession of the home place, engaged in general agriculture, including the breeding of blooded stock. The farm is situated about half a mile south of East Finley post office. He has never married.
    ----------------------------------------------David Elay b. ? / Married Martha Plants
    ----------------------------------------------George W. Ealy b. 1847 PA / Married L. V. Carroll (b. ?) On December 17, 1872 / George was married to L. V. Carroll, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Seeman) Carroll, of Irish ancestry, and the children of this union are: Mary E., born October 26, 1873; William Hazlett, born August 3, 1876, and John Hamilton, born August 14, 1880.

  • Elizabeth Ealy
    b.1774-d.1774 (PA)
  • Rosanna (Ealy) Stoller
    b. 1776 - d. 1863
  • Catherine (Eley) Dennis
  • Christina (Ealy) Staller
    b. 1783 - d. 1850
    Married Peter Staller (b. Sept. 20, 1785 Schuylkill, PA - d. 1862 Schuylkill, PA (This Peter Staller was a brother of Andrew Stoller). / Children: Benneville Staller (b. 1815 PA), Magdalena Stoller (b. 1817 PA), Wilhelm Stoller (b. 1819 PA), Micheal Stoller (b. 1820 PA), Heinrich Stoller (b. 1822 PA), Jonathan Stoller (b. 1824 PA), George Stoller (b. 1825 PA), Jeremiah Stoller (b. 1827 PA), Mary Ann Stoller (b. 1829 PA), Joshua Stoller (b. 1831 PA), Catharina Stoller (b. 1835 PA), Esther Stoller (b. 1840 PA)
  • Peter Eley
    Married Mary Ann Horn in 1809
  • Jonas Eley
    b.1787 - d.1863
    Married Eupenla Wilson in 1810
  • Daniel Elay
    b.1789 - d.1860
    Married Catherina Staller (b. 1789 - 1866, sister of Andrew Stoller) /Children: Peter Ealy (b.?) and Isaac Ealy (b.?)
  • Mary Magdelena (Ealy) Tedrow
    b.1794 - d.1884






Eva Christina Strohschneider Ealy
b.1746 (PA) - d.1832 (PA)

Married in 1771 in PA


Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, 1774-1846: Schwaben Creek

Eva Strohschneider
Date of Event:
20 Apr 1777
Those who reported on the 19th and 20th April, 1777, Sunday and were admitted to the Holy Supper.
Records of Schwaben Creek (Himmel Lutheran & Reformed) Church, Washington Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, 1774-1846