John Eichelberger (Phillip, John, George) was born on April 4, 1760 in Pennsylvania. He was one of seven children to parents George Eichelberger and Lydia Worley.
On November 15, 1777, the Second Continental Congress signed the Articles of Confederation at the York County Courthouse in York, Pennsylvania. While there is no way to know if the Eichelbergers were present to witness this event, it is a very important time and place in this country’s history and at the time, they lived very close to where it took place.
On March 28, 1790, John married Sarah Dinkle (1765-1823) in Pennsylvania. They had ten children together:
- Maria Eichelberger (b. 1795)
- Elizabeth “Eliza” Eichelberger (b. 6/12/1797)
- Daniel Eichelberger (b. 5/26/1799)
- Peter Dinkle Eichelberger (b. 5/24/1801)
- Mary Maria Eichelberger (b. 3/4/1804)
- Lydia Eichelberger (b. 8/8/1806)
- George Forsyth Eichelberger (b. 1809 – d. 1851)
- William (b. 6/17/1812 – d. 1902)
- Anna Maria (b. 8/12/1814)
- Henrietta (b. 6/22/1817 – d. 1891)
In both the 1800 and the 1810 census, the family is found living in “The York Borough” in York County, Pennsylvania.
On April 15, 1821, John died and is buried in York, Pennsylvania.
Baptisms at Christ Lutheran Church, York, York County, Pennsylvania – Historical Society of York, Pennsylvania
1800 and 1810 Federal Census – York Borough, York County, Pennsylvania
U.S. Sons of the Revolution Membership Database, 1889-1970 – John Eichelberger, Sarah Dinkle, Henrietta Eichelberger