American journalist; born in Fürth, Bavaria, Oct. 17, 1830. Emigrating to the United States in 1854, he became interested in in American municipal and communal affairs. In 1866 he received a congressional nomination. From 1873 to 1876 he was appointment clerk in the finance department of the city of New York; from 1876 to 1881 he held the office of coroner; and from 1888 to the present time (1903) has been record clerk and interpreter.
Ellinger has been prominently identified with the I.O.B.B.; he has held the position of secretary of its executive committee (1869-79), and for many years he edited its organ, "The Menorah." He also edited "The Jewish Times." Ellinger is a member of the Society of American Authors.