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WWII General Robert L. Eichelberger, 8th Army Commander

WWII General Robert L. Eichelberger, 8th Army Commander

Len Eagleburger (View posts)
Posted: 974928095000
If you are related, please let me know

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Cody Eichelberger (View posts)
Posted: 1011124968000
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Hello. Are you still in the army? My brother is Josh Eichleberger and is enlisted to be a air-born ranger. E-mail me if you are interested in seeing if we are at all related or you have any advise for him. Thanx.

Re: WWII General Robert L. Eichelberger, 8th Army Commander

Posted: 1021584359000
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I was distantly related to General Eichelberger. My grandmother, Margaret Eichelberger's father was Robert L. Eichelberger's double first cousin (if I remember correctly). Her father was raised in Edgefield, SC and attended West Point as well.

Re: WWII General Robert L. Eichelberger, 8th Army Commander

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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.

Re: WWII General Robert L. Eichelberger, 8th Army Commander

Teresa Eichelberger (View posts)
Posted: 1047954897000
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My husband is an Eichelberger descendant of Gen. Eichelberger and his grandmothers name was Mary. I'm not sure if they are the same people but would love to exchange information to see what we have and if we're related. Reply soon.

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JoAnn E. Bauer (View posts)
Posted: 1053813698000
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There is info. on my web site re: General Eichelberger's lineage. The URL is:

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jodiem/

Although not related to this family line, I have been in contact with Gen. Eichelberger's nephew.

Re: WWII General Robert L. Eichelberger, 8th Army Commander

anne ranger (View posts)
Posted: 1058859137000
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My grandmother, Annie Eichelberger, was Robert's neice. Her father was the oldest brother and his name was William. He married Lillian Luke in 1900 and they were divorced soon after in Seattle. William was a cigar make who died suddenly in 1908, at New Westminster, BC. He moved to Canada to remain close to his only child.
I have correspondence with the General's wife who described the family tree from the 1800's including a branch that emigrated to Australia. It is interesting to note that the General also sponsored peacetime activities, in particular the Eichelberger Humane Award. George Bernard Shaw was a recipient in 1935.
I can confirm the connection through letters and documents including Robert's and William's father's original will. As the oldest, William was tasked with the disbusements. Fortunately this will names all the surviving family members at the time. other's name was Sarah Conway.

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Does the will listing Eichelberger survivors list Maria ( Mary ) Eichelberger Kirk Maurer

Re: WWII General Robert L. Eichelberger, 8th Army Commander

Anne Ranger (View posts)
Posted: 1061826609000
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There is a mention of Marietta, a niece of William Eichelberger, who received an annuity from him in the will. From the letters and documents I have, the Eichelbergers came from Switzerland in the early 1800's, settling mainly in Ohio. There were two brothers, creating two lines of the family. One was a grandfather to Gen. Eichelberger and the other his great-uncle. This was confirmed in 1931, by letter from the Gen's wife to my grandmother Annie Wolfe (nee Eichelberger).
My grandmother researched the family tree from 1930 to 1945 and corresponded with many Eichelbergers throughout the USA. One Eichelberger lived in Seattle and worked extensively on a family tree, and another actively interested in the research was Frank Eichelberger, Superintendent of the City of Dayton, Ohio. There were also Eichelbergers in New York City and Virginia. Sadly of course many of these people must by now have passed away but fortunately the letters remain. if you have any more names I could check for references.

Re: WWII General Robert L. Eichelberger, 8th Army Commander

Posted: 1081991661000
Classification: Query
Surnames: eichelberger
hi anne,
not sure this is same Eichelberger line. I'm researching my great g. Frank eichelberger. Father was Arthur Eichelberger b. 1870 email me, and I'll give you more info.
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