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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

 

J. F. EICHER, who was born in Fayette County, Penn., February 23, 1820, is a foundryman and manufacturer and dealer in farming implements.  His parents, Abraham and Mary (Freeman) Eicher, were natives of Pennsylvania, and of Irish and English descent.  His father’s family consisted of twelve children, of whom Mr. Eicher was the ninth.  When eighteen years of age he went to Pittsburgh to school.  He learned the moulder’s trade at Connellsville, Penn., serving an apprenticeship of three years.  He then lived for seven years at Uniontown, Fayette County, and in 1850 came to Carmichaels, where he has since been engaged in his present business, and has met with unusual success.  Mr. Eicher was married at Connellsville, February 14, 1842, to Miss Rosa A., daughter of William Glendenning.  They are the parents of ten children, six of whom are living, viz: George, Emma, Wallace B., Robert, Sarepta and Anna M.  Mr. Eicher has been an ardent Republican ever since the organization of the party.  Mr. and Eicher are faithful members of the M. E. Church.

 

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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888

 

Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project – http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~arkbios/Greene/index.html.

Date of Transcription: 18 June 2007

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