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Re: Epler Family - Berks County, PA
Posted by: Vernie Noecker Date: May 09, 2001 at 06:35:11
In Reply to: Epler Family - Berks County, PA by Kim Carles-Hammer of 156

I have been searching the Epler's for almost 30 years now and here is some of what I have found.

Johannes Epler (son of Johannes Valentine Epler & Anna Barbara Peiffer Epler b.8-22-1694 ) emigrated from Gaiberg,Northern Krachgau,Germany ,with his wife Anna Barbara Wistar Epler b.1-22-1701;m. 11-26-1720,Bammental Ref. Ch.,Germany.
(d.of Johann Casper Wustar, Woodsman of Hilspach ,Germany, and Anna Catharina Mueller) and their children:
JOHANN GEORGE b. 3-21-1721 /1722 Gaiberg

JOHANN VALENTINE b. 5-26-1723 Gaiberg

JOHANN JACOB b. 5-23-1725 Gaiberg ; was a private in Capt. John Soder's Co. in `1776
m. Magdalena Shenkle
3. son
4. son
5. son

ANNA BARBARA b. 5-2-1728 d. 11-22-1729 G.

JOHANN ADAM b. 4-23-1730 Gaiberg;
m. Maria Margaret
1. Eva Katherine
2. Adam
3. John Phillip
4. John Adam
5. Maria Catherine
6. Johannes
7. Jacob

MARIA BARBARA b. 8-16-1732 Gaiberg;
m. John Heister 4-4-1758
d. 10-5-1809
1. Joseph Heister -govenor
2. Adam Heister

ANNA BARBARA b. 7-7-1736 Gaiberg

They arrived in Philadelphia in 1737 aboard the SAMUEL out of London.

They purchased a lot of land in Bern Twp. , Berks Co. probably from brother-in-law CASPER
WISTAR & wife CATHERINE , of Philadelphia.
Their origional log home still stands and is incorporated into a much grander stone home
in Centre Twp.,Berks Co.

After settleling here , they added

SUSANNA b. abt . 1738 m. Rev .Johann William
1. Susanna Boas
2. John Boas
3. William Boas
4. Daniel Boas
5. Jacob Boas
6. Frederick Boas
7. Barbara Boas
8. Catherine Boas

MARGARETHA b. 3-13-1739 d. 1-7-1803
m. Wertle Mosser (ak.a. Wiley)

PETER b. 3-13-1739/1740 , Berks Co.
d. 8-30-1805
m. Anna Maria
1. ADAM 1739-1843 m. Margaret Schlappig
2. PETER 1760-1827 m. Anna Flickinger
4. MAGDALENA 1775-1842

Beside farming the land in Bern Twp (now Centre Twp.) they also owned one of the first lots laid out in the city of READING upon which they built a half-timmber style building in which was run an Inn. Thie was sold in the 19th century to finance the building of a knitting mill by a grandson, Jared Epler.

Can anyone help me turn up one KATE EPLER
(Catharine) b. about 1809
m. Benjamine Lewis Sayman(Seaman)
b. 1809, Berks Co. d.
18?? ,Sullivan Co.,Pa.)
d. after 1830

She had 2 children : Ben Jr and Kate (Catherine) who also died.

In 30 yrs. I ahve not turned up a baptism , confirmation, marriage, or death on this individual!

I am descended from this line.

There are files of other notes that I'd be glad to share. Please feel free to contact me
here in Berks Co.


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