I went to the Washington Co MD library today and did some research on the wife of Henry Eakle (b 1775). She is variously called Mary or May or Polly Poffenberger(b ca 1778) or combinations of that name. It has been reported that she is the daughter of John Jacob Poffenberger and Magdelena Schlosser. Not true, folks. John Jacob was a contemporary of our Mary. He was born 24 Oct 1769 -- not the 1734 that has been stated. Magdelena Schlosser was born 29 October 1777 not 1735.
Yes, John Jacob and Magdelena did have a daughter named Mary but she did not marry Henry Eakle.
This information comes from two Poffenberger sources and I think we need to bow to their information on the birth dates and marriages.
Try as I might I found that she does not fit into any Poffenberger family of that time that these folks know about.
I'd love it if someone could prove this information wrong. Perhaps we could reexamine where the original information came from and start from there.
Lana Tevis Griffin
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