I also have a Christian Ehli (Ely) in my history. I show him born about 1683 In Hochstadt Germany , Married 26, November 1709 and died 1756 In Berks County Pa.
Son Hans "David" Ely died about 24 March 1761, wife Marie Unrhue, Children Johann "John" Ely, born 24 January 1737 or 1738, wife Elizabeth. Son Jacob "John Jacob" Ely b.1773,married Catherine B. Dreibelbis .
Most all of my relatives seem to have started in Berks County Pa. Some moved later to Jones County Iowa. Any information anyone has on this line of the Elys would be so very helpful. Thanks, good hunting to all. Chuck Elychuckely@home.com