According to DAR records, a John Epler (1743-1782) married Mary Phiel in 1768. I believe that he was probably the son of Adam Epler of Bern Twp, Berks Co., PA. According to several sources the brothers Adam and Peter emigrated from Germany to America and first settled in Bern Twp in 1734. The descendents of Adam moved to the part of Lancaster Co that is now Dauphin Co. John moved to Lancaster in 1768 which I see is the same year as his marriage. I am trying to decipher the Eplers of Berks and Northumberland Co. If you have any information on them I would be pleased to correspond.