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EIKENBERRY Families

Aikenberry, Eichenberg, Eichelberger, Eikenbary, Eikenberry, Icanbury, Ikenberry

Germany to New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio and Indiana

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It appears all of the EIKENBERRY families in America can trace their ancestry to Peter EICHENBERG who originally was thought to have immigrated from Germany when The History and Genealogy of Peter EICHENBERG Family book was published in 1955. Recent research shows he was born in New York and his parents Martiniss EICHENBERG and Anna DORNIN were born in Germany. Another two generations have been found in Germany. Peter EIKENBERRY around 1750 moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania where he was baptized May 3, 1752 at the Conestoga Congregation of the German Baptist Church, now mostly known as Church of the Brethren. He was a Bishop of the church from at least 1772 to 1795. Around 1790 Peter moved to Virginia in the Blue Ridge Mountains. He became a well to do land owner with over 2,000 acres of land by 1800. Some of this land was purchased from Henry LANDIS another ancestor of my FOLLIS families. He sold all of his land by 1806 in preparation for moving to Ohio. In 1806 Peter is listed as a minister of Twin Creek Church in Preble County, Ohio. His wife Fronica GROFF is last mentioned in 1805 and Peter bought land in Ohio in 1807. Peter died in 1812 Preble County, Ohio.

The spelling of the EIKENBERRY family name can be confusing, originally EICHENBERG when arriving in America. EICHELBERGER was found in Pennsylvania. EIKENBERRY is the most common spelling, with EIKENBARY found in my line. ICANBURY and IKENBERRY are common in Virginia as well as sons Peter Jr. and Henry in Ohio. Henry is found as AIKENBERRY in an early Ohio land patent. An old Ohio cemetery burial plot is supposed to have five different spellings for the same family. I would like to find it. If you know which one it is and where it is let me know.

My EIKENBERRY Families consist of:


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Second-great-grandmother Catherine EIKENBERRY 1822 Preble County, Ohio to Union County, Indiana then 1864 Somerset, Wabash County, Indiana and Thomas Jefferson FOLLIS 1823 Greene County, Ohio to 1882 Somerset, Wabash County, Indiana. Both are buried in the Mississinewa Memorial Cemetery formerly at Mount Vernon, but moved in 1960's to build the Mississinewa Reservoir flood control project. Her uncle Reuben Eikenberry's farm was across the road from the current cemetery.

Third-great-grandparents were Samuel EIKENBARY 1798 Franklin County, Virginia to Preble County, Ohio to Union County then 1871 near Somerset, Wabash County, Indiana and Mary ALBAUGH 1790 Frederick County, Maryland to Preble County, Ohio to Union County then 1871 near Somerset, Wabash County, Indiana. Both are buried in the Mississinewa Memorial Cemetery formerly at Mount Vernon, but moved in 1960's to build the Mississinewa Reservoir flood control project. Their son Reuben Eikenberry's farm was across the road from the current cemetery.

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Fourth-great-grandparents were Henry EIKENBERRY 1771 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to Franklin County, Virginia to 1828 Gratis, Preble County, Ohio and Mary LANDIS 1772 Franklin County, Virginia to 1858 Gratis, Preble County, Ohio. They are buried on their family farm in the EIKENBERRY-Wheatville Cemetery in Section 29, Lanier Township, Preble County, Ohio. Old maps show a school and church were formerly located next to or across from the cemetery. Henry AIKENBERRY July 30, 1812 BLM land West of the Greater Miami 005N 003E NW¼ 29 Preble. October 10, 1812 BLM Peter assignee of Henry Aikenberry land OH - West of the Greater Miami 005N 003E E½ 31 Preble signed by 4th United States President James Madison and some Wikipedia information

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Fifth-great-grandparents were Peter EIKENBERRY 1731 New York to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to 1812 Preble County, Ohio and Fronica GROFF about 1735-1805 of Franklin County, Virginia. Peter was an early Brethren as mentioned at the top was a Bishop at Conestoga in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and elder at Twin Creek Church arriving by 1809 in southwestern Ohio, now Preble County. Peter is the earliest burial in 1812 on his and son Henry's land, now the EIKENBERRY-Wheatville Cemetery. October 10, 1812 BLM Peter assignee of Henry Aikenberry land OH - West of the Greater Miami 005N 003E E½ 31 Preble signed by 4th United States President James Madison and some Wikipedia information.

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Sxth-great-grandparents were Martiniss EICHENBERG, 1701 Neuwied, Germany to New York to after 1756 Berks or Calico Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and Anna DORNIN 1702 of Neuwied, Germany to New York to after 1745 Berks or Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. View the Martiniss EICHELBERG family bible with the names and birth dates of their children on the Eichelberger Genealogy site. See tax list for Calico Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

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