North Carolina Family Group Sheet for the Hans Peter EAKER, Sr. Family

Husband: Hans Peter EAKER Sr
Birthdate: May 16, 1689
Birthplace: Canton Bern, Switzerland
Death date: after 1773
Place of death: NC
Father: Peter EGGER
Mother: Margaretha FRYDAD

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Wife: Veronica GILLMANN
Birthdate: February 17, 1688
Birthplace: Reichenbach, Canton Bern, Switzerland
Death date: before 1742
Place of death: Alsace on board ship "Lydia" or after arriving in PA
Father: Christian GILLMANN
Mother: Catharina VON KAENEL


Child No. 1: Hans Peter EAKER, Jr.
Sex: M
Birthdate: June 7, 1720
Birthplace: Alsace, Germany
Death date: about 1797
Place of death: Lincoln Co., NC
Marriage date: about 1747
Marriage place: Lancaster Co., PA
Spouse's name: Anna Barbara unknown

Child No. 2: Christian EAKER
Sex: M
Birthdate: July 14, 1722
Birthplace: Alsace, Germany
Death date: about 1777
Place of death: Tyron Co., NC
Marriage date: about 1762
Marriage place: Lincoln Co., NC
Spouse's name: Eve Catherine WHISENHUNT

Child No. 3: Barbara EAKER
Sex: F
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Child No. 4: Catharina EAKER
Sex: F
Birthdate: 1732
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* Joy Bailey: Her email in 1998 was:
Info from Joy Bailey. Taken from the book "The Shoecobblers Kin Vol. 1 and 2 by Lorena Shell Eaker.
The origin of Eaker was Egger and was from Switzerland. It took Peter Egger, swine herder, 40 years to make his way down the Rhine River to Rotterdam to a ship that brought him and some of his family to PA.
* Lorena went to Switzerland and did research there. By Lorena Eaker:
"October 21, 1762: Peter Egger from the Commune of Frutigen, with his wife, Verena and his children, emigrated to Carolina more than 40 years ago and has not been heard from since. His brother, Gilgian Egger, who died in the Commune of Frutigen, left Peter a legacy of 1100 pounds. The government grants permission to the relatives of the missing Egger to divide this legacy between them. They must, however, give security to the Commune."
* Diemeringen Reformed Church Book: Christian, born Feb. 14, 1724, baptised Feb. 16, 1724, son of Peter Ecker and his wife Veronica. This record also identified Peter as a swineherd at Ratzweiler (near Diemeringen) and a Swissman born in Canton Bern.
* Four children were confirmed in the Diedendorf Reformed Church Book: Barbara Eger in 1727, Catharina Eger in 1732, Peter Ecker in 1734 and Johannes in 1737. There is no record of Johannes confirmed 1737 in American records.
* Ship "Lydia" at Philadelphia September 29, 1741;
Jacob Mani, age 50, Jacob Mani, age 24, Jost Mani, age 19, Hans Adam Mani, age 16, Peter Ecker, Sr., age 40, Peter Ecker, Jr. (age not given) and Christian Ecker, age 19. (These were Mauneys.)
* Pennsylvania Land Office: Peter Ecker, Sr. receive warrant #165 for 50 acres in Lykens Township, Lancaster Co. on May 22, 1751, which was returned Feb. 14, 1816 and patented to Godfried Leitzell.
* NC Crown Patent Book 15:339/April 10, 1761/Peter Acre, Sr. received 266 acres on both sides of a south branch of Indian Creek by Lorance Kyser's land-including his own improvements and sold this on Aug. 22, 1773.
* World Family Tree CD's say the wife of Christian was Margaret Holshouser. I don't know where they got this information.

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