Samuel Eaholtz


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1. Elizabeth Magdalena Rex

2. Catharine Meals

Samuel Eaholtz 1 2

  • Born: 29 Aug 1821, Cumberland Twp., Adams, PA 1 2 3
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Magdalena Rex in 1845 1
  • Marriage (2): Catharine Meals in 1856 1
  • Died: 16 Jul 1898, , Adams, PA at age 76 2
  • Buried: Arendtsville: Greenmount Cemetery, Adams, PA 2

   Another name for Samuel was Samuel Eiholtz.3 4

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1850 in Butler Twp., Adams, PA. 3 The 1850 census recorded Samuel Eiholtz, blacksmith, 29, living with wife Elizabeth, 24; and daughter Martha, 1. Also in the home is Samuel Beam, blacksmith, 19, and Singleton Chronister, blacksmith, 19. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. Next door is Samuel's brother, John Eiholtz, wagon maker, 34, with his family.

2. Census in 1880 in Menallen Twp., Adams, PA. 5

3. Book: History of Adams County: biography of Samuel Eaholtz, sheriff, 1886. 1
SAMUEL EAHOLTZ, sheriff of Adams County, P.O. Gettysburg, was born in Cumberland Township, Adams Co., Penn., August 20, 1821, a son of Jacob and Catharine (Beiff) Eaholtz, natives of Pennsylvania, and of German origin, the father having been a farmer through life. Samuel is the seventh child of nine sons and daughters, and was reared on the farm. He acquired a fair common school education in the schools of Adams County, studied surveying in 1840, and early in life learned the blacksmith's trade, which occupation he followed for twenty years, working in Butler and Franklin Townships. He was for a period of three years engaged in the hotel business at McKnightstown. Subsequently he bought a farm, and for several years, in connection with farming, engaged in the coal business. While a resident of Butler and Franklin Townships he held, at different times, most all of the township offices. Mr. Eaholtz is a man of great popularity and strict integrity. He was elected sheriff of Adams County in 1885, having been nominated by the Democratic party and endorsed by the Republican. In 1845 he was married to Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob Rex, of German origin, and a farmer by occupation. To this union was born Martha S., wife of George C. Beecher, of York County. Mrs. Eaholtz died in 1855, and Mr. Eacholtz, in 1856, was married to Catharine, daughter of Ferdman Meals, of German origin, and to this marriage were born Anna S., wife of Robert C. Jingle, a miller of Adams County; Susan K., wife of George Hartman; S. M., deputy sheriff; Sadie C., wife of Charles Cashman; Bertha W., Robert W. and Charles M. The second wife died in 1875. The family is identified with the Lutheran Church.

Samuel married Elizabeth Magdalena Rex in 1845.1 (Elizabeth Magdalena Rex was born on 24 Jan 1826 in , Adams, PA 3 6, christened on 6 May 1826 in Biglerville: Benders Lutheran Church, Adams, PA, died on 14 May 1855 1 6 and was buried in Biglerville: Benders Lutheran Church, Adams, PA 6.)

Samuel next married Catharine Meals in 1856.1 (Catharine Meals was born on 11 Nov 1837 in Menallen Twp., Adams, PA,7 died on 14 Jun 1875 in , Adams, PA 7 and was buried in Arendtsville: Greenmount Cemetery, Adams, PA 7.)


1 <i>History of Cumberland and Adams Counties, Pennsylvania</i> (Warren, Beers & Co; Chicago, IL; 1886), Pages 353-354.

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3 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Year: 1850; Census Place: Butler, Adams, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_743; Page: 1B; Image: 8.

4, <i>Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950</i>, Samuel Eiholtz in entry for marriage of David Leidy and Sarah C. Cashman, 16 Jun 1915; citing Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States, ; FHL microfilm 21187.

5 1880 United States Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: Menallen, Adams, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1085; Family History Film: 1255085; Page: 28B; Enumeration District: 043; Image: 0059.

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