Elza was born about 1825 in Kentucky. His children were born in Indiana before 1850. He acquired a homestead patent in Mercer, Missouri in 1852. He is buried at Salem Cemetery, Mercer, Missouri.
The following information has not been confirmed:
Birth: Dec. 26, 1824
Death: Dec. 26, 1903
He married Rachel Caroline Ogle 1844 in Indiana.
↑ "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDZ4-G94 : 12 April 2016), Elza? Yates, Dodge county, part of, Dodge, Missouri, United States; citing family 296, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Elza by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Elza: