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Peter Eichenberg, Jr
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Birth: 1765
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 26, 1846
Preble County
Ohio, USA

Beginning in the 1750's there had been scattered settlements of Dunkers in the western part of Virginia. Jacob Miller settled along Blackwater Creek in Franklin County in 1765 and laid a strong foundation for the Dunker Church. Gradually settlers from Pennsylvania joined him . Families joining Miller included the Eichenbergs, Bowmans, Barnharts and Landises. Two Landis daughters, Elizabeth and Mary, married Eichenbergs: Peter, Jr., and Henrich, thus contributing to two of the three Eichenberg lines. We will be adding Landis history. The Eichenberg home in Virginia was still in the Ikenberry family in 1956.


The large amount of weaving equipment included in the inventory indicates that someone in the family was a production weaver - there is more equipment than would just be used for the family?s needs. The spool wheel would be a quill wheel used to wind quills or bobbins of yarn for the shuttle. The reeds would be used for spacing threads and would be in various sizes for thick and thin yarns. The brushes are likely teasel brushes (made from teasel plant inserted in a frame) and were used to finish fabric and give a fuzzy surface. The loom rake was used to keep yarns untangled. Rathe is an old word for raddle which goes on the breat beam of a loom to keep threads apart. A raddle is essential for weaving many yards or using fine yarn. Some of the equipment was purchased by Peter Eichenberg, Jr. and some by Isaac so perhaps both were weavers.


PETER EIKENBERRY Jr 1/m 10/22/1791 Elizabeth Landis; 2/m 11/29/1825 Barbara Garver

b. 1765 Lancaster Co. PA b. PA d. 8/25/1846 Preble Co. OH bur: Family farm bur: Family farm

f. Elder Peter Eichenberg Sr m. Veronica Groff
m. Franklin Co. VA - married 1758 Lancaster Co., PA

Peter, Jr's. Grandparents:

Martiniss Eichenberg and wife, Anna Maria Doorn, from Neuwied, Germany to New York, to Lancaster Co. PA

- Peter Eichenberg, Sr (son), Elder/Conestoga Church, Lancaster Co. PA 1793 Franklin Co. VA

'1806' Twin Creek, Preble Co. OH, with sons Peter Jr, and Heinrich.

- Peter Jr. owned land on the Four Mile: Preble Co. OH side of state line at the Indian Road, land later to son, Peter.


Children of Peter and Elizabeth Landis Myers :

- Henry (1795-1870) m. 1814, Elizabeth Kingery Union Co. IN

- Mary (1796-1854) 1/m 1813, Baltzer Lybrook Union Co. IN
2/m 1831, William Moss Miami Co. IN

- Daniel (1799-1859) m. 1821, Sarah Kingery Union Co. IN

- Joseph (1801-1840) m. Susannah Shively Preble Co. OH

- Samuel (1803-1868) m. 1825, Martha Crawford Plattsmouth, NB

- Isaac (1805-1889) m. 1830, Sarah Mellinger Carroll Co. IN

- Lydia (1807-1891) m. 1825, Daniel Miller Monroe Co. IA

- Elizabeth (1826-1911) 1/m 1873, William Bowser
2/m John Shively (Elizabeth must have been daughter of Peter and Barbara Garver Myers.)

Family links: 
  Peter Eikenberry (1727 - 1812)
  Elizabeth Landis Eichenberg (1765 - 1824)
  Susannah Eichenberg Myers (1759 - 1846)*
  Peter Eichenberg (1765 - 1846)
  Henrich Eikenberry (1771 - 1828)*
*Calculated relationship
Eikenberry Cemetery
Preble County
Ohio, USA
Created by: Patti Myers
Record added: Aug 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96092767
Peter Eichenberg, Jr
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- Patti Myers
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