I was told by my father and grandfather that we were related to Gen. Eichelberger. My Great-Grandmother was mary ( Maria ) Eichelberger. Came to the USA from Sembach, Germany in 1848. She settled in Town of Elma, Erie Co. N.Y. Her first husband was Wilhelm Kirk, who was killed on their farm. She then married my Great-Grandfather Frederick Maurer, who came to the USA fron Rheinburg, Germany in 1854. They were married in 1855.