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  • Name EICHELBERGER, Jacob Jr 
    Suffix Jr 
    Born 20 Dec 1835  East Pennsboro, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I3900  Hans Georg Spang
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2015 

    Father EICHELBERGER, Jacob,   b. 18 Feb 1808, East Pennsboro, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1888  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother SPONG, Elizabeth,   b. 08 Oct 1806,   d. 17 Sep 1850, Cumberland County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F1435  Group Sheet

    Family 1 RUPLEY, Susan,   b. 1837,   d. 12 Aug 1887  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 1854  East Pennsboro, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. EICHELBERGER, Jacob,   b. Abt 1860
     2. EICHELBERGER, John,   b. Abt 1860
     3. EICHELBERGER, George,   b. Abt 1862
     4. EICHELBERGER, Flora,   b. Abt 1864
     5. EICHELBERGER, Fanny,   b. Abt 1865
     6. EICHELBERGER, Harry,   b. Abt 1865
     7. EICHELBERGER, Frank,   b. Abt 1869
     8. EICHELBERGER, Benjamin,   b. Abt 1876
     9. EICHELBERGER, Milton,   b. Abt 1877
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2015 
    Family ID F1440  Group Sheet

    Family 2 DANNER, Annie,   b. Aug 1863 
    Married 1889 
     1. EICHELBERGER, Cynthia,   b. Dec 1883
     2. EICHELBERGER, Walter,   b. Sep 1891
     3. EICHELBERGER, Charles,   b. Jan 1890
     4. EICHELBERGER, Paul,   b. Dec 1892
     5. EICHELBERGER, Nestor Hugh,   b. 20 Oct 1894
     6. EICHELBERGER, Verna,   b. Feb 1898
     7. EICHELBERGER, Robert W.,   b. 1901
     8. EICHELBERGER, Carolina L.,   b. 1902
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2015 
    Family ID F1441  Group Sheet

  • Notes 

    • JACOB EICHELBERGER, one of the prominent farmers and respected citizens of
      Lower Allen township, and a descendant of an old and honorable family of this
      locality, was born Dec. 20, 1835, in East Pennsboro township, this county, a
      son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Spong) Eichelberger, and is of German ancestry.

      Jacob Eichelberger, father of our subject, was born in East Pennsboro
      township, on a farm which adjoined one he later owned. He was a son of
      well-to-do parents and enjoyed the advantages of a district school education,
      but was also taught all the practical details of a farmer's life. He cleared
      up many acres of timber land and dealt extensively in cattle. In young
      manhood he married Miss Elizabeth Spong, sister of Joseph Spong, who was the
      father of Lemuel R. Spong, of West Fairview, of whom a sketch will be found
      elsewhere. Mr. Eichelberger continued to farm up to within ten years of his
      decease, and then moved to Wormleysburg, where he died in the summer of 1889.
      His first wife died on the farm many years before and Mr. Eichelberger
      subsequently married Mrs. Elizabeth Rodabough, who also preceded him to the
      grave. Our subject's parents were both devout Lutherans and the father was a
      liberal contributor to St. John's Church, at Shiremanstown, to which he
      willed a large amount at his death. In politics he was a supporter of the
      Republican party.

      The children of Jacob Eichelberger, Sr., by his first marriage, were as
      follows: Adam (deceased), who married Susan Wormley; Sarah, Mrs. John
      Rodabough, of East Pennsboro; Jacob, Jr., of this sketch; Mary, Mrs. John
      Bixler, of Wormsleyburg; Joseph, a farmer of East Pennsboro township, who
      married (first) Jane Fortney, and (second) Elizabeth Miller; Martin, who
      married Mrs. Kate Phillips and resides in Sunbury; and Katherine, Mrs. John
      Kenmore, of Wormleysburg.

      The paternal grandfather of our subject was born in Germany and died in
      East Pennsboro township. His children were as follows: Adam, a farmer, died
      near Camp Hill; George resided near Hogestown, in this county; John resided
      near Slate Hill, this county; Jacob became the father of our subject; Jonas
      is deceased; Mrs. Neilhorner is deceased; Mrs. Fred Sheely is deceased;.
      David married Susanna Sheely and died in East Pennsboro township.

      Jacob Eichelberger grew up on the farm and attended what was known as the
      Bowman district school, his remembered instructors being of this
      neighborhood, and one of them was the well known Bailey Mateer, a favorite
      and successful teacher of that time and locality. His father believed in
      early industry and he was put to farm work young, assisting his father in
      clearing up many acres. of timber and in the cultivation of much land. He
      remained with his father until his marriage, which took place in 1854, in
      East Pennsboro township, and was to Miss Susan Rupley, of East Pennsboro
      township, a daughter of George Rupley, who was a prosperous farmer of that
      section. After his marriage the father divided the farm between himself and
      his brother Joseph and generously built the former a home on his half of the
      100 acres. Mr. Eichelberger continued here, actively engaged in farming until 1903,
      and engaged in wholesaling milk for twelve years. Here his first wife died Aug. 12,
      1887, a devout member of St. John's Lutheran Church, of Shiremanstown, and in
      1889 he married (second) Miss Annie Danner, who was born near Lewisberry York
      county. In her infancy her parents removed to East Pennsboro, where she grew to
      womanhood, and in Middleton township she went to school with Miss Isabella
      Benner, now Mrs. J. Zeamer, and later was instructed by Jere Zeamer, in the
      old oak schoolhouse in North Middleton township. Mrs. Eichelberger was a
      daughter of Peter G. and Anna (Brady) Danner, both of whom were born and
      reared in York county. Her father died at the home of his son Lewis C.,
      keeper of the toll-gate at Bridgeport, the mother passing away a few months
      previously. The children of Peter G. Danner and his wife were as follows:
      Reuben married Adeline Nisley, and died at New Cumberland in May, 1903;
      Abraham married Rebecca Hess, and lives at Riverton; Charles died young;
      Eliza Mary, deceased, was Mrs. Harry Lewis; John, of Riverton, married Rachel
      Garret; Lewis C., toll-gate keeper and merchant, married Carrie Naylor; Tillie
      is Mrs. Charles Green, of Steelton; Annie is Mrs. Eichelberger; Clara is Mrs.
      Benjamin Eichelberger, of Lemoyne; and James, of Allegheny City, married
      Christina Hostetter. The paternal grandfather of Mrs. Eichelberger was Tobias
      Danner, who married Elizabeth Groff, of German parentage. Her people were
      wealthy and left a large estate, but owing to lack of legal evidence those
      most interested have never been able to secure it.

      Mr. Eichelberger had the following children by his first marriage: John,
      deceased, married Hannah Martin; Jacob, of Sparrow's Point, married Mary
      Good; Harry, of Wormleysburg, married Kate Lucas; Flora, deceased, was the
      wife of John Orris; George, of Lemoyne, married Fanny Eshelman; Fanny married
      J. D. Hipple, of Wormleysburg; Frank, deceased, married Jessie Albright;
      Milton, of Wormleysburg, married Susan Brown; Benjamin, of Lemoyne, married
      Clara Danner. The children of the second union are Charles, Walter, Paul,
      Nestor, Verna, Robert and Lena.

      From Biographical Annals of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania,
      Chicago: The Genealogical Publishing Co., 1905, pages 544-545