Hello, Ron.I read your posting and related others with interest.I have been unable to place my ancestor MATILDA EBERHARD but feel she is likely connected to your line given 1) the geographical proximity – born in Lehigh County and 2) the fact that she named a son Llewellyn.The latter seems striking as Matilda’s husband’s family lines were virtually all German and I don’t see the Welsh Llewellyn coming from that side, so wonder if maybe my Llewellyn Albright and your Llewellyn Eberhard could possibly be cousins named after a common ancestor?
Here’s what we know.
MATILDA EBERHARD (1819-1861), born in Emmaus, Lehigh County PA.
She was said to have a brother DANIEL EBERHARD ( a couple of candidates found in census records for Upper Milford Twp.).
She was said to have a sister RACHEL EBERHARD (possibly the daughter of Henry Eberhard who married Charles Dickinschied?Note that Matilda named a son Henry).
In 1841 Matilda married John Albright (1820-1903), a carriage maker/blacksmith of Allentown; they moved to adjacent Northampton County. After she died John married again and moved to Hope, Indiana.
The children of Matilda and John were: •ALLEN ALBRIGHT (1842-1910). •HENRY V. ALBRIGHT (1844-1848). Died of polio. •HERMAN ALBRIGHT (1846-1848).Died of polio. •LLEWELLYN ALBRIGHT (1847-1904).Was crippled in one leg by polio. Moved to Hope, Indiana prior to 1870 and married Mary Ellen Bruner; partner in Hoosier Carriage Works. •MARY ALBRIGHT (1849). •MATILDA ALBRIGHT (1851-1852) •HOWARD ALBRIGHT (1854-1857) •CHARLES ALBRIGHT (1857-1921). •EMMA ALBRIGHT (1858-1921).Moved to Indiana. •ANNA MAY ALBRIGHT (1859-1952). [this is my great-grandmother]
Would you have any information that might help me?Thanks very much!