Elizabeth Ells was born about 1672 in Bern, Switzerland. Her parents are unknown.
Elizabeth married Christian Martin about 1689 in Europe. She is the mother of Son Martin, Jacob Martin, David Martin, Christian Martin, Hans Heinrich Martin and Veronica Martin.
Elizabeth's husband, Christian, was listed as a Mennonite in 1731 living at Bockshaft, Baden, Germany. Christian emigrated from Bockschaft in 1732 and arrived in Philadelphia on the ship "Pink Plaisance" on 21 Sep 1732 when he was 63 years old.
On the same ship was his wife Elisabeth, age 60' and his daughters Fravin, age 16 and Veronica, under age 16 and possibly a son Martin Marta, under age 16. He was taxed at Coventry Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania in 1732 and then left the Township.
Elizabeth died on 31 December 1732 in Lancaster Co., PA. She is buried in Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery.
Hertzler, Leon Elmer - Readers Ancestry, Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, January 2004, Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 2215 Millstream Rd., Lancaster, PA 17602.
Martin, Darvin L., "A New Look at the Origins of Mennonite Martin Families: Assessing the Oral Traditions," Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, July, 1999, Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, Lancaster, PA 17602
Duggan, Edward V., "The Search for Jacob Martin of Maryland," Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, October, 1991, 30
Source: S44 Abbreviation: New Mennonite Martin Families Title: A New Look at the Origins of Mennonite Martin Families: Assessing theOral Traditions Author: Martin, Darvin L. Publication: Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, July, 1999 Published by the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 2215 Millstream Rd., Lancaster, PA 17602. Date: Jul 1999 Note: ABBR Martin, Darvin L.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Elizabeth by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Elizabeth: