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Wm Eikenberry - Flora, Indiana - Mar 5, 1920

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Re: Wm Eikenberry - Flora, Indiana - Mar 5, 1920

Posted: 1235263032000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Eikenberry,Spitler
I'll answer you on this one too. Both sides of my grandparents decided from Eikenberrys and both lived in the Flora area their whole lives and attended the Bachelor Run Church of the Brethern. I don't see Wm. Eikenberry in my family tree, but my best guess is that he was a first cousin of Ora Spitler. The Eikenberrys began life in the US in Pennsylvania. They came over from either Germany or Switzerland in the late 1700s. Peter Eikenberry moved down near Roanoke Va. to farm better land. Later in life Peter Sr. moved with Peter Jr. and Henry (my grandparents forefathers) to Ohio. In 1832 Peter Jr.s son Isaac bought land in Carroll County, IN (near Flora). This is he same land my grandparents farmed. Isaac was an elder in the Bachelor Run Church of the Brethern. (this becomes my grandma's family)

My best guess is that Henry Eikenberry was Wm. Eikenberry's grandfather. This is my grandpa's side of the Eikenberrys.

Hope that helps. I could be way off but it makes sense to me.

Curtis Smith
Lansing, MI
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