Interesting!I have the FTM disc on Egle's notes, and you're right, it appears that Mertz Church is definitely where John T. Humphrey pulled his information from.
Your information that Conrad's daughter Catherine married a Cooper isn't surprising.Here's what I'm looking at:
Between 1808 and 1821, Anthony and Catherine Bachert baptized at least 5 of their 7 known children at Ben Salem Church in Penn Township (eventually East Penn, Northampton, later East Penn Carbon County).
I have been told, but have not yet seen, that on one of the references to their records (the person informing me had seen it, but did not have the record in front of them at that moment) that there is a transcriber's gloss on the transcription that Catherine was born Ebener ("Ebenerin").
With Conrad and Lorentz both being part of the Ben Salem scene (Lorentz is buried there, I'm not sure if Conrad is or not) and with them being the only Ebner/Ebeners I've found in the scant references I've checked so far, I developed my hypothesis.
Gedcoms on Rootsweb do not have either Conrad or Lorentz' families mapped out very well.I didn't know about a reference to Lorentz having 5 daughters, but this does begin to seem to point his direction more than Conrad's
Anthony and Catherine were divorced in Columbia County in 1824.In the Court records there, an 1807 marriage date is given.
Figuring that the average age of a lady to be married in those days was slightly less than 17, that puts Catherine likely to be born sometime between 1785 and 1790.
Anthony's 1850 census record shows that he was 60, but this is taken in Marshall County, Indiana, and that record is known to have ages off by 10-15 years in some instances.
Catherine died as Catherine Rishel in 1830 in Columbia County.Her oldest daughter, Magdalena "Mary/Molly" Bachert, married Joseph Hittle sometime in 1826, according to the Tax List records in Columbia County for 1826 (Joseph listed as single) and 1827 (Joseph listed as married).Joseph and Mary's youngest son, Joseph Wesley, born in 1849, was my Great Grandfather and is buried just to the north of Mary (Bachert) Hittle in Poplar Grove IOOF Cemetery in Marshall County, Indiana.
The math on Mary Hittle's "aged" statement on her tombstone matches the birthdate given on Magdalena Bachert's baptismal record from Ben Salem to the day.