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Pa. On retiring from business (1853) ^^^ moved to Hanover,
where he continited to reside until his death (1879), aged 92
years. His wife, Lydia, died a few years after their removal
to Hanover, Sept. 9, 1S59. Henry and Lydia Shriver were
consistent members of the Reformed Church, and highly re-
spected and useful citizens. Henry Shriver was a son of
Andrew Shriver, Jr., of the Conewago branch of the Shriver
family. They had i.ssue as follows: —

26. i. Louisa C. Shriver, b. Nov. 6, 1820; m. Jacob Grove.

ii. George a. Shriver, b Feb. 18, 1823; d. April 24, 1856,
in Philadelphia.

27. iii. Eleen M. Shriver, b. April 16, 1825: m. Alfred George.

28. iv. Mary Shriver, b. Oct. 29, 1S27; m. Rev. T. H. Switzer.

29. V. AxxA E. Shriver, b. Dec. 10, 1829; m. Edgar Slagel.
vi. John A. Shriver, b. Oct. 10, i83i;d. May9, 1865; unmar-
ried.

vii. Hkxrv D. Shriver, 1). July 10, 1S36. He married, Feb.,
1885, Mary C, daughter of Ferree Hoover, of Lancaster
Co., Pa. She was born Ma}- 7, 1851; d. March 25,
1 89 1. He still resides in Hanover,
viii. Caevin S. Shriver was born July 10, 1836. He mar-
ried, Jan., 1S70, :\L .\ngelia Nicodemus, of Baltimore,
Mfl. He was engaged in the wholesale boot and shoe
trade in Baltimore for a number of years, retiring in
1877. He is at present vice-president of the Maryland

* See Note ii.




GEORGE SWOPE.



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Savings Bank of Baltimore. They have one son — Harry
C, b. Feb., 1871.

30. ix. Emma J. Shriver, b. June, 1839. vShe married first C.

Emory Wirt; secondly Caleb Guyer.

VIII. George Swope' (John', Conrad', John', Yost') was
born Jan. 17, i8or ; d. April 8, 1879. He married Margaret,
daughter of Judge Smyser, of Adams county, and located in
Gettysburg, where he engaged in merchandising for a num-
ber of years. He was a director and for thirty years presi-
dent of the Gettysburg National Bank. He was a member
of St. James' Lutheran Church, and the handsome tower that
surmounts that edifice is a memorial to him, erected by his
son, at a cost of five thousand dollars. For many years he
was a director of the Hanover and Gettysburg R. R. They
had issue as follows: —

i. Gkorgk Edwin Swope, b. Oct. 29, 1826; d. Dec. 9, 1826.

31. ii. Dr. John Augustus Swope, b Dec. 25, 1827; m. first,

Emma C. Wirt, and secondly, Mary Blanche Mitchell.

IX. Eliza Swope' (Henry*, Conrad'', John', Yost') was
born in Taneytown, Md., May 13, 1795, and died in Gettys-
burg, Pa., Sept. 4, 1863. On March 12, 1812, .she married
Samuel S. Forney,* who was born March 6, 1790; d. Aug.
2, 1879. He was a .son of Adam and Rachel (Shriver) Forney,
of Hanover, Pa. The Forneys descended from Johann Adam
Forney, who came to America 1721. After the marriage of
Eliza Swope and Samuel 'Forney they settled in Getty.sburg,
Pa., where the balance of their lives was spent. He was
engaged in the drug business until 1868. She was a woman
of strong character, of fine bearing and reserved manner, so
much so that she was often called proud. She and her family
were members of the Reformed Church. Thej' had issue as
follows : —

32. i. Eliz.\beth Forney, b. Dec. 12, 1812; m. first. Dr. Jesse

Gilbert; m. secondl3% Edward B. Buehler.

33. ii. Henry Swope Forney, b. Feb i, 1815; m. Maria C.

Benson.

34. iii. M.\RY Jane Forney, b. Feb. 12, 1817; m. John C. Bridges.

35. iv. Louisa A. Forney, b. Oct. 24, 1819; m. Horace Rathvon.

V. Josephine Forney was born in Gettysburg, Nov. 7, 1825.

* See note iii. and iv.



82 The Swope Family.

On March 30, 1852, she married the Rev. Win. D.
Roedel, of Lebanon, Pa., a clergyman of the Lutheran
Church. Her early married life was spent at Ardniore,
near Philadelphia, where her husband was pastor of St.
Paul's Lutheran Church. He su'bsequently accepted
the presidency of Wytheville Female College, Va. This
position he filled with great acceptance until his death,
1866, which was due to an accident while hunting.
Mrs. Roedel, after the death of her husband, returned to
her father's home, in Gettysburg, faithfully ministering
to his wants during his declining years, until his death.
She is a highly intelligent woman of advanced ideas.
Few persons possess in a more eminent degree than she
those qualities which impart a charm and attraction to
all with whom they come in contact. She still maintains
the old home on Baltimore street, Gettysburg.

36. vi. David S. Forney, b. Jan. 9, 1S2S; m. Nancy J. Warden.

37. vii. John Swope Forney b. Feb 17, 1830; m. Mary Shriver.
viii. S.\muel Swope Forney, b. July 7, 1S32; d. April 13, 1837.

ix. Sarah .A.meua Forney, b July 25, 1836; d. May 8, 1837.

X. Dr. John Swope' (Henry\ Conrad'', John', Yost') was
born in Taneytown, Md., Aug. 16, 1797, and died Sept. 3.
1 87 1. He read medicine with Dr. S. P. Smith, of Cttmber-
land, Md., and graduated from the Medical University of
Baltimore, 18 17. He located in his uativ^e town and success-
fully practiced his profession for fifty-one years, until his
death. He was a member of the Constitutional Convention
of the State of Maryland, which framed the present Constitu-
tion of that State. He married, April 12, 1825, Mary
Josephine Boyle, of an old Scotch family, who fought with
Robert Bruce. In all the relations of life he had few equals
and no superiors. Those who knew him best loved him most.
His wife was born 1800, and died July 30, 1846. She being
a devoted member of the Roman Catholic Church all their
descendants are of that faith. They had issue as follows: —

i. Helen Josephine Swope was born in Taneytown, Md.,
April II, 1826. When twenty years of age she was sent
to complete her education at Mt. St. Mary's Catholic
College, at Emmitsburg, Md. After finishing her studies
at the college she entered St. Joseph's Convent and be-
came a Sister of Charity. Her whole life has been de-
voted to good works and the service of her church,
some of her time having been spent in the yellow fever




ELIZA SWOPE, WIFE OF SAMUEL S. FORNEY.




JOSEPHINE FORNEY, WIFE OF REV. WILLIAM D. ROEDEL.



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districts of the South. She is now an inmate of St.
Joseph's, and although separated from the world and
her relatives speaks very affectionately of them.
38. ii. Adalaide E. Swope, b. May 10, 1S32; m. Dr. William

A. Mathias.

XI. Clara A. Swope' (Henry\ Conrad', John', Yost')
was born in Taneytown, Md., Feb. 17, 18 12; died July i,
i860. She married, June 10, 1847, Henry Wantz, who was
engaged in business in Baltimore, Md. , for a number of years.
After retiring from business they moved to Gettysburg, Pa. ,
where they resided until death; and are buried in Evergreen
cemetery at that place. They had issue as follows:

i. EwzABETH Swoi'E Wantz, b. March 6, 1848. She mar-
ried William Cockey, of Baltimore, and died Oct. 8,
1S67, leaving one child who died in infancy,
ii. Mary J. WanTz, b. June 7, 1853. She married, Jan. 19,
1875, Edward RhinedoUar, a merchant of Taneytown,
Md., where they reside. They have five children^
Elizabeth vSwope, graduated with honor from Irving
College, Mechanicsburg, Pa., 1896; Mary Henrietta,
Clarissa Amelia, Josephine, and Edward.

XII. John Adam Swope'' (Adam*, Conrad', John"', Yost')
was born in Gettysburg, Pa., Oct. 2, 18 15, and lived there
during his life time. He was a man of advanced ideas.
He was one of the most bitter opponents of slavery and one
of the original Abolitionists in that part of the country. He
had a naturally strong and bright mind, and was a great
general reader. He married Nancy McCurdy, of Gettys-
burg. He died Oct. 25, 1880, and is buried in Evergreen
cemetery, Gettysburg. They had issue as follows:—

i. LvDiA Jane Swope, was born in Gettysburg, May 15,
1845. She married, June 3, 1S66, the Rev. T. C. Pritch-
ard, a clergyman of the Lutheran Church, born Sept.
24, 1840. For many years he was in charge of the parish
of Barren Hill, a suburb of Philadelphia, and is now
located at Phillipsburg, N. J. Mrs. Pritchard has been
an exceptionally efficient co-worker with her husband
in the church and a devoted wife. They have one son,
William, who was born August i, 1869. Another son,
Charles F., died in infancy, July 18, 1868.
ii. James Adam Swope, b. March 14, 1848: m., June 23, 18S9,
Anna Townsend, b. Aug. 23, i860. He completed his



90 The S'ccope Family.

education in Penna. College, Gettysburg, after which
he located in Glenwood, Iowa, where he is extensively
engaged in the furniture business. They have no
children.

39. iii Hon. vSamukl McCurdv Swope, b. Oct. 4, i85o;m., 1876,

Anna K. Stair,
iv. JoHX F. Swope was born in Gettysburg June i, 1S55,
and educated there. On arriving at manhood he left his
native place and went west, locating at Glenwood, Iowa,
where he engaged in the furniture business in partner-
ship with his brother, James. In 18SS he moved to Red
Oak, Iowa. "With his genius for making friends and
his close attention his business grew wonderfully, and at
the time of his death he had one of the largest furniture
"tores in southwestern Iowa. He was an enterprising and
public spirited business man, and highly esteemed citizen.
His genial ways won him friends quickl}-, and his sterling
qualities of head and heart held friends to him closely and
commanded the respect of all. He was a member of the
Con^,regational Church, active in good works and liberal
in her support." He married at Blanchard, Iowa, Jul}'
27, it>8o, Mary Ford. He died 1895.

XIII. Julia Ann Swope', TAdam*, Conrad', Johir, Yost')
was born in Gettysburg, Pa., Nov. 14, 1820. She married
the Rev. Emanuel Hoffheins who was born Sept. 18,
1 815, and died March 28, 1863. He was a clergyman of the
Reformed Church. She was a woman eminent for her man}-
christian virtues, and she had wide scope for their practice as
the wife of a clergyman. Her married life was spent in Lan-
caster and Adams counties, where her husband was pastor of
different Reformed Churches. After his death she resided in
Gettysburg with her brother George. She died Aug. 7,
1892, and is buried at Abbotstown, where her husband died
while pastor of that parish. They had issue as follows: —

40. i. Rev. John Adam Hoffheins, b. Sept. 7, 1840; m.

Hettie Adams,
ii. Thomas Emanuel Hoffheins, b. Nov. 14, 1842; d. Jan.

29, 1844.
iii. LvDiA Elizabeth Hoffheins, b. Dec. 22, 1S44; d. Aug.

17, 1862.
iv. Clara Julia Hoffheins, b. Aug. 5, 1849; d. May 9,

1890.




REV. DAVID SWOPE.




CLARA J. GILBERT, WIFE OF REV. DAVID SWOPE.



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41. V. Emma Louisa Hoffheins, b. July 3, 1S50; m. Rev. J.

A. Koser.
vi. SamueIv Hoffheins, b. Aug. 27, 1855; d. Aug. 28, 1855.
vii. L11.1.Y Dale Hoffheins, b. March 12, 1858; d. Aug. 15,

1864.
viii. Charles Nevin Hoffheins, b. March 29, i860; d. April
10, i860.

XIV. Rev. David vSwope' (Adam', Conrad', John',
Yost^) was born in Gettysburg, Pa., Dec. 25, 1824, and died
Nov. 21, 1 88 1. He was graduated from Pennsylvania
College in 185 1, and after completing his theological studies
in the Gettysburg Seminary, was ordained to the ministry of
the Lutheran Church in 1855. He .spent the first five years
of his ministry as pastor of the Lutheran Churches at Johns-
town, Pa. and Whitemarsh near Philadelphia. In i860 he
moved to New York State, where the greater part of his
ministry was spent as pastor of .several of the best churches
of his Synod. Owing to the severity of the climate of New
York State he moved to Pennsylvania a few years before his
death, and died while pa.stor of the church at Dickinson, Pa.
He was a zealous, laborious pastor, taking a deep interest in
all his parishioners. He was a faithful steward ' ' of the mani-
fold grace of God." As a preacher, earnest, plain, eminentl}'
practical and biblical. He evinced sincere reverence for the
church of his fathers and her doctrines and carefully and con-
scientiously practised her usages. In private and domestic
life he was tender in feeling, genial warm-hearted and con-
fiding. It was a sincere pleasure for him to be helpful to the
needy and distre.ssed, and to extend Christian sympathy to
the unfortunate. He married, Nov. 5, 1856, Clar.\ J.,
daughter of Dr. Je.sse Gilbert and Elizabeth (Forney)
Gilbert, who was born Nov. 29, 1835. She survives him re-
siding in Nevvville, Pa. They had issue as follows: —

i. Luthp:r Gilbert Swope, b. Nov. 20, 1857; d. March 25,
1S58. He was buried in the Lutheran graveyard at
Johnstown, Pa., which was destroyed by the flood of
1889. His tombstone was recovered after having been
buried eight years in the debris,
ii. Gilbert E. Swope was born Jan. 24, i860. During his
father's pastorate at Dansville, N. Y. After com-



96 The S'u'Opc Family.

pleting his education, he studied pharmacy and entered
the drug business at Newville, Pa., still continutng in
the same. He was one of the founders and for six years
treasurer of the Newville Knitting Mills, the principal
manufacturing industry of that town. He married
Sept. 24, iSgo, Belle McKinney Haj^s*, of Newville,
born Oct. 12, 1867.

iii. Jessie Ei,iz.a.beth Swope, b. April 19, 1S63, at Dansville,
N. Y.; d. Nov. 14, 1878.

iv. Josephine Roedel Swope, b. Aug, 7, 1S66, at Middle-
burg, N. Y., and died there May 13, 1867.

X\\ Eliza Susanna Barnitz" (Rebecca (Swope) Barnitz^
John Swope*, Conrad S\vope'\ John Swope", Yost Swope^)
was born Aug. 18, 1809, at Hanover, Pa. She married Dr.
Gtistavus Wirt Wampler, and Hved in Middletown Ohio,
where she died Feb. 11, 1866. The}' had isstie as follows: —

i. Henry G. Wampler, b. 1838; d. Sept. 14, 1845.
ii. Louis Wampler, d. 1S37 an infant.

iii. Anna Rebecca Wampler, b. Sept. 20, 1840. She
married John McClellan and had two children, Ebert
W., b. Nov. 1864, and Clara E., b. April 12, 1867.
iv. Sarah Ei.iza Wampeer, b. Oct. 4, 1842; d. May 12. 1892.
She married David Presley Reed and had two children,
Helen, b Nov. 29, 1S71, and Ruth, b. Feb. 23, 1874.
V. Clari.ssa G. Wampeer, b. Jan.5, iS44;d. Nov. 5, 1S4S.
vi. Infant daughter, d. Nov. 28, 1846.
vii. GusTAVUS Wampler, b. 1848; d. Jan. 3, 1849.
viii. Henrietta H. W.ami>li:r, b. Jan. 10, 1851; m. Edmund
S. McCallay.
ix. Emma J. Wampler, b. Dec, 1852; d. Sept. 5, 1S53.
42. X. Augustus Wampler, b, June 26, 1855; m. Charles E.

Denny.

XVI. George Carl Barnitz" (Rebecca (Swope) Barnitz^
John Swope', Conrad Swope\ John vSwope", Yost Swope')
was born in Hanover, Pa., Jnne 13, 18 12. At twenty-one
years of age he went to Middletown, Ohio, and opened a dry
goods store, which he successfully operated for a number of
years. In 1847 he, with his brother-in-law, William Oglesby,
established the Oglesby-Barnitz Bank in Middletown, in which
he continued as president until his death. " He enjoyed the
confidence of a large circle of acquaintances in the world of



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BELLE M. HAYS, WIFE OF GILBERT E. SWOPE.



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GEORGE C. BARNITZ.



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l^he S'cvopc Family. loi

business. He was honest and fair in his dealings with his
fellow- men, and thus established a good name." He was
one of the heaviest taxpayers in Butler county, O., being the
possessor of vast real estate interests. In all matters of busi-
ness he was an authority. He was a life-long member of the
Presbyterian Church. He died suddenly Oct. 17, 1895, from
a stroke of paralysis while sitting in the parlor of his home.
He married first, Aug. 22, 1841, Barbara Mumma and had
issue as follows: —

i. Charles SwoPE BarniTz, b. March i, 1843; d. Dec. 31,

1847.
ii. George Henry Barnitz; b. Nov. 2, 184S; d. Dec. 23,
1891.

George Carl Barnitz, married secondly, Oct. i, 1856, E1.IZA-

BETH BiTTiNGER. Tliey had issued as follows: —

i. Louisa Naomi B.^rnitz, b. June 26, 1S57; d. Oct. 31,
1S63.
ii. John Svvope Barnitz, b. Nov. 18, 1859; d. Nov. 16, 1863.
iii. Daniei. Henry Barnitz, b. P'eb. 26, 1865; d. Sept, 29,

1891.
iv. WiUviAM OgeESby Barnitz, b. Oct. 5, 1S67.
v. Eeea Catharine Barnitz, b. June 10, 1870.

XVII. Rebecca Barnitz'"' ( Rebecca (Swope) Barnitz^
John Swope', Conrad Swope'\ John Swope", Yost Swope'),
was born in Hanover, Pa., Nov. 13, 18 19, and died Jan. 21,
1850. She married, Dec. 26, 1843, William Oglesby, who
was engaged in banking in Middletown, Ohio, with his
brother-in-law, George Carl Barnitz. They had issue: —

43. i. Mary Josephine Ogeesbv, b. Nov. 17, 1845; ni. Frank

Forster.

ii. WiELiAM B. Ogeesby, b. May 6, 1S47; d. Feb. 16, 1849.

iii. Charles B. Ogeesby, b. Jan. 13, 1850; m., Oct. 2, 1871,

Kate Dickey, and had one son, William Dickey, b.

Oct. 15, 1878.

XVIII. Anna Catharine Barnitz'^ (Rebecca. (Swope)
Barnitz", John Swope', Conrad Swope', John Swope', Yost
Swope'), was born June 19, 1822; died April 14, r888. She
married. May, 1850, James Naille, a talented lawyer of
Hanover, and an accomplished linguist, whose father was a



I02 The Swopc Family.

clergyman of the German Reformed Church. They had
issue as follows: —

i. Catharine Augusta Naille.

44. ii. Anna Rebecca Naille, tn. the Rev. \V. E. Parson, D. D.

XIX. Ch.\rles Swope Barnitz'' (Rebecca (Swope)
Barnit/;', John Swope*, Conrad Swope', John Swope", Yost
Swope'), was born in Hanover, Pa., March 23, 1830. He
married, Jan. 2, 185s, AxxA L,. Brashear. He is a resident
and prominent business man of Middletown, Ohio. They
have i.ssue as follows: —

45. i. Bertha Bell Barxitz, b. Dec, 1S55; m. Robert M.

Wirt.

46. ii. Mary Rebecca Barnitz, b. Sept. 4, 1S57; m. J. Percy

Barnitz.
iii. Charles Gustavus Barnitz, b. Sept. 4, 1859; m., June

5, 1884, Mable Thomas. They have one daughter,

Maria, b. Sept. 25, 1SS8.
iv. Clara Kate Barnitz, b. Nov. 6, 1S61; m., Sept. i, 1SS6,

Ernest W. Gunckle. They have one daughter, Gene-

vive, b. Nov. 26. 1888.
v. LouLiE Ann.\ Barnitz, b. Jan. 11, 1864; d. Aug. 7, 1S65.
vi. Gardner Everett Barnitz, b. Feb. 6, 1866.
vii. Edwin Albert Barnitz, b. Feb. 15, 1868; d. Jan. 19,

1869.

XX. Louisa Ann Wirt' (Catharine (Swope) Wirt', John
Swope\ Conrad Swope', John Swope", Yost Swope^), was
born in Hanover, Pa., Feb. 14, 1816. She married, July 27,
1837, Dr. William Johnston, born Jan. 26, 1808; died
Dec. 19, 1877. He was a practicing physician of York, Pa.
They had issue as follows: —

i. C.\tharine: M. John.ston, b. April 27, 183S; d. Nov 28,

1893-
ii. Ovid M. Johnston, b. Sept. 28, 1840; d. March 19, 1870,

at San Bernardino, Cal.
iii. William Johnston, b. Sept. 28, 1842. He married

Ellen Sikes. They had two daughters, Kate Virginia

and Mary, who died,
iv. ]\L\rTha Johnston, b. July 3, 1844. Resides in York,

Pa., unmarried.

XXI. Catharine Wirt" ( Catharine (Swope; Wirt\ John
Swope*, Conrad Swope"', John Swope", Yost Swope') was born



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Nov. II, 1817, and died Aug. 24, 1873. She married, Feb.
16, 1837, Andrew K. Shriver, of Union Mills. Md., who
was born March 25, 1802, and died March 2, 1884. vShe was
noted for the amiability of her disposition and warm attach-
ments. In S3'mpathy with the domestic habits of her husband,
she devoted her life to the welfare and comfort of her house-
hold. The reputation of the old Shriver homestead for hos-
pitality was well maintained while subject to her supervision.
Her husband, Andrew Keyser Shriver, was born at Union
Mills, Md. In early life he acquired the knowledge of ihe
tanning business. At his father's death he inherited the
homestead and tanner^^ The latter he greatly improved
and conducted very successfully for a number of years. The
products of the tannery have been of the highest standard,
the firm having been awarded a prize medal at the Centen-
nial Exhibition in 1876. " Andrew K. Shriver was a man
of intelligence and generous impulse. The goodness of his
heart was proverbial, and drew from the entire community
the love and respect which his uniform kindness was calcu-
lated to inspire." They had issue as follows: —

47. i. Henry Wirt Shriver, b. Dec. 9, 1837; m. Mary Wine-

brenner.
ii. Fred Austin Shriver, b. Dec. 30, 1839.

48. iii. Eliza B. Shriver, b. May 8, 1842; m. David E. Wine-

brenner.
iv. Anna Catharine Shriver, b. Dec. 27, 1S47.
V. Louis Edwin Shriver, b. Nov. 16, 1851.
vi. Helen Josephine Shriver, b. July 28, 1857; died in
infancy.

XXII. Rebecca Wirt" (Catharine (Swope) Wirt\ John
Swope*, Conrad Swope', John Swope', Yost Swope') was born
in Hanover, Pa., October 9, 1822; died July 26, 1866. She
married, Aug. 12, 1842, Joseph E. Cremer, who was born
Jan. 19, 1813; died July 9, 1874. They had issue as fol-
lows: —

i. Henry W. Cremer, b. Jan. 8, 1S44. He spent most of
his life in his native town (Hanover). He was educated
at Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster. After
completing his education he entered the dry goods
business with his father in Hanover, and continued in



I04 The Szi'ope Family.

business until 1S76, when he retired. Notwithstanding
his wealth, he was unassuming in demeanor, genial in
manner, warm-hearted and approachable to the poorest,
possessing many friends. He died unmarried, Nov. 7,
1891.
ii. Charles E. Cremek was born in Hanover, Sept. 10,
1847. He attended school in Philadelphia and from
there went to Chester, Pa., where he spent three years
in developing a taste for machinery and becoming a
a machinist. He afterwards spent several years in
foreign travel and in this country. Returning to Han-
over he resided with his brother, caring for him until his
death. He was a man of fine personal appearance,
cultured and very fond of music and art. He died un-
married, Dec. 8, 1883.

XXIII. AxxA Maria Wirt' (Catharine (Swope) Wirf,
John Swope\ Conrad Swope", John Swope', Yo.st Swope'),
was born Aug. 23, 1S23, in Hanover, Pa. She married, Mar.
23, 1848, George W. Eichleberger, of Jefferson county.
W. Va., who was born 1820; died Oct. 22, 1882. After their
marriage they returned to \^irginia and resided at his home.
She was greatly beloved by the negroes on the plantation,
and b}' all who knew her. She lived but a few years, dying
of consumption at her old home in Hanover, Aug. 22, 1854.
Her hu.sband, Geo. W. Eichleberger descended from Philip
Frederick Eichleberger, who was born 1693, near Sentzheim,
Germany. He came to America with his family in T728, and
settled in Lancaster county, Pa., where he bought two tracts
of land, one in Manheim township and another near Hanover,
now York county. Here h^ died and left numerous descend-
ants, several of whom occupied positions of trust and honor
during and after the Revolutionary War. They had issue as
follows: —

49. i. Blanche Eichleberger, b. Dec. 15, 1850; m. Prof. S.

S. Smelt zer.

XXI\'. Eelex Wirt" ('Catharine (Swope) Wirt', John
Swope*, Conrad Swope\ John Swope'", Yost Swope'), was
born Mar. 20, 1825, in Hanover, Pa. She married Sept. 8,
1846, Dr. J. W. C. O'Neal, of Fairfax county, Va. The
first fifteen years of her married life were spent in Baltimore,
Md. , where her hu.sband practiced his profession. They after-



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wards moved to Gettysburg, where she died, July 10, 1884,
and is buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Hanover. Dr. O'Neal
is living in Gettysburg, having retired from a large and
lucrative practice. He is an active member of the "Board
of Public Cliarities of Penna.," serving as a member of the
" Lunacy Committee." They had issue: —

i. Catharine Eva O'.Veai.

50. ii. Dr. Wai^Ter II O'Neal, m. Martha Hay.
iii. John W. O'Neai^, died in infancy.

51. iv. Mary Eeeen O'Neae, m. John J. Crapster.

V. Annie WikT O'Neal.
vi. Elmira Virginia O'Neal.

XXV. Sarah Wirt'' (Catharine (Swope) Wirt', John
Swope^ Conrad Swope^ John Swope", Yost Swope' ) was
born in Hanover, Pa., January 8, 1829 She married May 13,
185 1, Dr. Lkwis E. Eichelebrger, born Sept. 29, 1824; died
Sept. 4, 1864. He was a native of Virginia, a graduate of
Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa., and a brother of
George W. Eichleberger. After their marriage they resided a
few miles from the old home place, at Duffield Depot, Va. , in a
fine mansion, where the doctor practiced his profession several
years. The family afterwards moved to Catonsville, near
Baltimore, where Mrs. Eichleberger died of consumption,
April 6, 1864. She is buried at Hanover. They had issue
as follows: —

52. i. William Wirt Eichleberger, b. Feb. 14, 1852; m. E.

Helen Wheaete3\

XXVI. EouiSA C. SHRIVER^ (Lydia TSwope) Shriver",
John Swope\ Conrad Swope'', John Swope", Yost Swope^)
was born Nov. 6, 1820. She married March, 1841, Jacob


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