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Daniel Eicher Memorial
Eicher Monument, found in the Normalville Cemetery, Normalville, Fayette Co., PA.
Text on the memorial:
Eicher, Aicher, Aiker, Eiker Riger
On May 30, 1952 We, the Members of the Eicher famiy in this section, erected this memorial to the honor and memory of our first known ancestor in America
He was born about 1744 at Eichstadt in the principality of Bavaria, Germany. He died on the Elm farm, now the site of Normalville, about 1810. Our first records place him in Lancaster County in 1722. With his brother Abraham, he enlisted in James Watson's Company of Militia, 6th Class. Commanded by Col David Jenkins, in 1788. In 1788 he moved to Springfield Township. Here he lived the balance of his life.
Submitted by Ken O'Neal, article (below)courtesy of Susan Lewis
Connellsville Daily Courier, Tuesday, 27 May 1952, page 1.
Daniel Eicher Memorial will be Dedicated.
Dedication of a marker in honor of Daniel Eicher in the Normalville Cemetery will begin the special Memorial Day program at the Normalville Evangelical United Brethren Church.
The principal speaker will be Rev. Meade M. Snyder, pastor of the First E.U.B. Church of Connellsville.
Daniel Eicher, founder of the Eicher family in the United States, was born in Anstadt, a province of Bavaria, Germany, about 1744. He came to the United States in 1772 and located in Lancaster county, Pa.
He enlisted in the Revolutionary War in 1778 as a private sixth class in Captain James Watson's company, 10th Battalion of Lancaster county militia, commanded by Colonel Davis Jenkins. About 1788 he came to Fayette county, taking up a plantation of 300 acres where the village or Normalville is now located. He died and was buried there about 1810.
He had four sons, Peter, Henry, David and Joseph. He also had three daughters who married Jacob Long, John Harbaugh and John Rowan. His last surviving son, Joseph, died August 4, 1876, at the age of 92 and was buried in Normalville Cemetery along with his wife.