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Leonard Eckstein

Male 1731 - 1800  (68 years)


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  • Name Leonard Eckstein  [1, 2
    Born 17 Sep 1731  Nuremberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1800  Frankfort, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Now West Virginia
    Person ID I173401  Shepler Genealogy
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2017 

    Family Mary Margaret Shepler,   b. 1737, Rhenesh Palatinate, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Oct 1760  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • MARY MARGARET2 SHEPLER (JOHN1) was born Bet. 1735 to 1745 in Germany?. She married (1) LEONARD ECKSTEIN/EXTINE. She married (2) LEONARD ECKSTEIN 1760 in Virginia, son of CONRAD ECKSTEIN and ANNA KORNKEIN. He was born 17 Sep 1731 in near Nuremburg, Germany, and died 1800 in Frankfort, Virginia(now Frankfort West Virginia.
      More About MARY MARGARET SHEPLER:
      Date born 2: Bet. 1735 to 1745
      Notes for LEONARD ECKSTEIN:
      Leonard Eckstein claimed in his will daughters Catherine and Nancy were not his.
      From Catherine's stone in the Rehoboth Cemetery, Rostraver Twp., PA, her year of birth was 1772. From Andy Likins information on the Eckstein, Shepler and Case families, Leonard published in 1774 in Virginia his wife's debits were not his and he waited 10 years before divorcing Catherine's mother in Pennsylvania.
      More About LEONARD ECKSTEIN and MARY SHEPLER:
      Marriage: 1760, Virginia
      Children of MARY SHEPLER and LEONARD ECKSTEIN are:
      i. MARGARET ECKSTEIN, b. Abt. 1763, Frederick Co., Virginia; d. 1847; m. PETER STIPE.
      ii. MARY ECKSTEIN, b. Abt. 1766, Frederick Co., Virginia; d. Aft. 1824; m. JONAS JR. LIKINS.
      iii. ELIZABETH ECKSTEIN, m. PATERICK ALEXANDER.
      iv. ROSANNA ECKSTEIN, m. DANIEL JONES.
      v. NANCY ECKSTEIN, b. Abt. 1774; d. 1839, Logan Co., KY.

      Descendants of Leonard5 Smock, Abraham7 Smock, Samuel8 Smock, Jacob Issac10 Smock,
      Ancestors of Leonard5 Smock and Descendants of John1 Shepler. No living dates.
      110 of 215
      Children of MARY SHEPLER and LEONARD ECKSTEIN are:
      8. vi. MAGDALENE3 ECKSTEIN, b. 1761, Frederick Co., Virginia; d. 1832.
      9. vii. ELISABETH ECKSTEIN, b. Abt. 1767, Frederick Co., Virginia; d. Abt. 1802, Allegheny Co., Maryland.
      viii. ROSANNA ECKSTEIN, b. Frederick Co., Virginia.
      10. ix. CATHERINE ECKSTEIN/EXTINE, b. 1772, ; d. 03 Nov 1836, Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
      x. NANCY ECKSTEIN, m. FREDERICK HISE.
    Divorced 22 Mar 1784  Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Magdalene Eckstein,   b. 1761, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1832, Trumbull County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
     2. Elisabeth Eckstein,   b. 1767, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1802, Allegany, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)  [natural]
     3. Rosanna Eckstein,   b. 26 Sep 1769, Frederick County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1856, Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  [natural]
     4. Catherine Eckstein,   b. 1772,   d. 03 Nov 1836, Rostraver, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  [natural]
     5. Nancy Eckstein,   b. 08 Aug 1774, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jul 1837, Russellville, Logan, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F74300  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    Descendants of John Shepler PG110 of 215
    Descendants of John Shepler PG110 of 215

  • Notes 
    • Leonard Eckstein claimed in his will daughters Catherine and Nancy were not his.
      From Catherine's stone in the Rehoboth Cemetery, Rostraver Twp., PA, her year of birth was 1772. From Andy Likins information on the Eckstein, Shepler and Case families, Leonard published in 1774 in Virginia his wife's debts were not his and he waited 10 years before divorcing Catherine's mother in Pennsylvania.
      From Janice Patterson Rosenthal 02 Nov 2008
      I forgot to share with you a very interesting find about Leonard Eckstein. I found his naturalization in Philadelphia. And it seems he might have been a QUAKER.
      PA Archives, 2nd Series, Vol. 2, p. 418:
      “And at the same Court * the following persons, BEING QUAKERS, or such who conscientiously scruple to take an oath, being also Foreigners, and having complied with the Terms required by the aforesaid act of Parliament, took and subscribed the Qualifications for them appointed by the same act of Parliament, etc.:
      Leonard Eckstine of Philadelphia was naturalized *see p. 408: This court was “a Supreme Court held at Philadelphia, before William Allen and William Coleman, Esquires, Judges of the said Court, the tenth and eleventh days of April, in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty-one, between the Hours of Nine and twelve of the Clock in the forenoon of the same day…
      But wait--there's more. I was doing some research for a Patterson lady a while back and it led me into Quaker records. The following stuck in my mind and I recalled it as I began to research Morris Co., NJ families who ended up in Rostraver: From "Hopewell [Monthly Meeting in Frederick Co., VA] Friends History 1734-1934" by John W. Wayland (Heritage Books, 1998), p. 103:
      “The next year, 1779, was notable at Hopewell for visitors. Among the Friends who came from a distance were George Dillwyn and BENJAMIN REEVES from New Jersey, John Simpson from Pennsylvania, Margaret Sidwell from Maryland, and Abel Thomas and Samuel Hug
      I've been intensely studying Reeves the past few months, and can't for the life of me think of who this Benjamin Reeves could be if he is not Benjamin Reeve(s) born abt. 1743/44--Abner's brother!
      I know I'm jumping all over the place, but I thought this last thing I found would amuse you:
      The Statues at Large of Pennsylvania from 1682-1801 compiled by James T. Mitchell, et al, p. 279
      “Chapter MLXXXIII - An Act to Dissolve the Marriage of Leonard Eckstine of the County of Westmoreland, and Mary, His Wife. (Section I, P.L.) Whereas Leonard Eckstine of the county of Westmoreland, farmer, hath presented a petition to this house setting forth that Mary his wife, late Mary Shipler, had been unfaithful to his bed, and had committed adultery with divers persons; and praying for leave to bring in a bill for the dissolution of his marriage with her:
      And whereas it appears to this house, by the report of their committee appointed to inquire into the truth of the charges alleged in the petition of the said Leonard Eckstine, that the said Mary hath not only been guilty of repeated acts of adultery, but hath eloped from the bed and board of the said Leonard Eckstine and lived in open and avowed prostitution for several years.
      And whereas this house did on the twenty-ninth day of November last give leave to the said Leonard Eckstine to bring in a bill agreeable to the prayer of his petition he giving notice thereof at least six weeks in one or more of the newspapers printed in this city and it hath been proved to this house that notice hath been given accordingly;
      Therefore:
      [Section I.] (Section II, P.L.) Be it enacted and it is hereby enacted by the Representatives of the Freemen of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assembly met, and by the authority of the same, That the marriage of the said Leonard Eckstine with the said Mary be, and the same is hereby declared to be dissolved and annulled to all intents, constructions and purposes whatsoever; and the said Leonard Eckstine and the said Mary shall be and they are hereby declared respectively to be separated, set free and totally discharged from their matrimonial contract, and from all duties and obligations to each other as husband and wife, as fully, effectually and absolutely to all intents and purposes, as if they never had been joined in matrimony, or by any other contract whatever, any law, usage or custom to the contrary thereof in anywise nothwithstanding. Passed March 22, 1784. Recor
      Mary/Magdalena Shepler seems to have been a saucy wench! Not the kind of info to be found in"The Eckstein Family," for sure!
      That's all for now...

      Janice

  • Sources 
    1. [S2617567766] Pennsylvania Naturalizations, 1740-73, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2000;).

    2. [S2617567243] Kentucky Land Grants, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1997.Original data - Jillson, Willard Rouse. The Kentucky Land Grants. Louisville, KY, USA: Filson Club Publications, 1925.Original data: Jillson, Willard Rouse. The Kentucky Land Grants. Vo;).