I have been searching the Epler's for almost 30 years now and here is some of what I have found.
Johannes Epler (son of Johannes Valentine Epler & Anna Barbara Peiffer Epler b.8-22-1694 ) emigratedfrom Gaiberg,Northern Krachgau,Germany ,with his wife Anna Barbara Wistar Epler b.1-22-1701;m. 11-26-1720,Bammental Ref. Ch.,Germany. (d.of Johann Casper Wustar, Woodsman of Hilspach ,Germany, andAnna Catharina Mueller)and their children: JOHANN GEORGE b. 3-21-1721 /1722 Gaiberg
JOHANN VALENTINE b. 5-26-1723 Gaiberg
JOHANN JACOB b. 5-23-1725 Gaiberg ; was a private in Capt. John Soder's Co. in `1776 m. Magdalena Shenkle 1. JOHANNES ADAM EPLER 2. MAGDALENA EPLER 3. son 4. son 5.son
ANNABARBARA b. 5-2-1728 d. 11-22-1729 G.
JOHANN ADAM b. 4-23-1730 Gaiberg; m. Maria Margaret 1. Eva Katherine 2. Adam 3. John Phillip 4. John Adam 5. Maria Catherine 6. Johannes 7. Jacob
MARIA BARBARA b. 8-16-1732 Gaiberg; m. John Heister 4-4-1758 d. 10-5-1809 1. Joseph Heister -govenor 2. Adam Heister
ANNA BARBARA b. 7-7-1736Gaiberg
They arrived in Philadelphia in 1737 aboard the SAMUEL out of London.
They purchaseda lot of land in Bern Twp. , Berks Co. probably from brother-in-law CASPER WISTAR & wife CATHERINE , of Philadelphia. Their origional log home still stands and is incorporated into a much grander stone home in Centre Twp.,Berks Co.
After settleling here , they added
SUSANNA b. abt . 1738m. Rev .Johann William Boas/Boose 1. Susanna Boas 2. John Boas 3. William Boas 4. Daniel Boas 5. Jacob Boas 6. Frederick Boas 7. Barbara Boas 8. Catherine Boas
MARGARETHA b. 3-13-1739d. 1-7-1803 m. Wertle Mosser (ak.a. Wiley)
PETERb. 3-13-1739/1740 , Berks Co. d. 8-30-1805 m. Anna Maria 1. ADAM 1739-1843m. Margaret Schlappig 2. PETER 1760-1827 m. Anna Flickinger 3. JACOB EPLER 1762-1847 m. CATHERINE SCHLAPPIG 4. MAGDALENA1775-1842
Beside farming the land in Bern Twp (now Centre Twp.)they also owned one of the first lots laid out in the city of READING upon which they built a half-timmber style building in which was run an Inn. Thie was sold in the 19th century to finance the building of a knitting mill by a grandson, Jared Epler.
Can anyone help me turn up one KATE EPLER (Catharine) b. about 1809 m. Benjamine Lewis Sayman(Seaman) b. 1809,Berks Co.d. 18?? ,Sullivan Co.,Pa.) d. after 1830
She had 2 children : Ben Jrand Kate (Catherine) who also died.
In 30 yrs. I ahve not turned up a baptism , confirmation, marriage, or death on this individual!
I am descended from this line.
There are files of other notesthat I'd be glad to share. Please feel free to contact me here in Berks Co.