Jacob Eshleman, father of David Sr., a native of Manor township, died when over 72 years old. A member of Albright Church. His 1st wife was Catherine Lutz, and they had 8 children; Jacob, of Sterling, IL.; Elizabeth, married Christian Myers of Manheim township; John of Hannibal, MO.; Catherine, the wife of William Tillman, of Lancaster county; one son who died as a baby; David (Sr); Mattie, the wife of Michael Hess, died in IL.; Martin, who was captured in the Civil war, and he died at Salisbury prison, SC.; The 2nd marriage of Jacob, was to Barbara Stoner, and they had, Daniel, who lived in Jackson, MS.; Barbara who married Frederick Doerstler and Christian. The 3rd marriage of Jacob Eshleman was to Susan Hurtzler, they had 3 children who reaced mautrity, Susan, who married John Herr of Millersville; Henry, and Annie, wife of Henry Millhause, of Iowa.
David Sr., married Elizabeth Kauffman took place June 16, 1844, she was born July 3, 1826 and died July 14, 1880, they had 9 children. Isaac; Cyrus; Anna, who married Reuben Baker of Martic township; Aaron who died at 4mos.' Abraham who died at age 19; Jacob of Dauphin County; David of Manor township; Elizabeth.
Jacob Eshleman, came to America on the ship "Mortonhouse", Aug. 19, 1729. He was born July 4, 1710, he was twice married, his 1st wife was Barbara Barrr, and his 2nd wife was Catharine Eshleman. He had issue by his 1st wife, one son named Jacob, who was born Nov 7, 1742, and died June 13, 1813.
Jacob married Barbara Groff, a d/o Jacob and his wife Barbara, who had been a Brackbill, children; Jacob, born Feb. 20, 1768 married Mary "Brockbill; John, born May 17, 1770, married 1st to Mary Weaver, and 2nd to Mary Groff; Susan born April 11, 1776, married Henry Brackbill; Fannie, born June 26, 1778, married Mary Potts; Benjamin, born Oct. 5, 1782, married Fannie Herr; David, born April 15, 1784, married Mary Groff; Barbara,born Jan. 13, 1789, married Jacob Bauchman; Maria born March 16, 1791, married David Miller.
David Eshleman, grandfather, married Maria Summy, children; Anna who died in 1834 unmarried; Jacob S.; Benjamin; Peter, of Grant County, ID.; John; Henry of Lancaster county, PA.; Elizabeth, who married Joseph Musser; Mary; Barbara, who married _______Wilhem; Elizabeth, of Clark County, Ohio.