Capt. A. W. Eichelberger 1
- Born: 6 Dec 1819, Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
His father gave him the advantage of the best schools the town afforded. He remained at home unitl May, 1838, when he was apprenticed to learn the carpenter's trade with Conrad Moul, at Westminster, MD, where he remained three years and returned to Hanover.
In 1843 he traveled overland to the State of Georgia to visit his elder brother Jacob. Whilst there he arranged for the shipment of carriages and damask coverlets to that State, which business he continued for several years. and subsequently purchased, jointly with his brother, the Wehadkee Flour and Sawmills in the State of Alabama, and has since held his interest in the same, except during the civil war, when the property was confiscated by the Confederate government, and returned to him after the war. From 1845 to 1852 he spent his winters in the South, looking after his interests there, and his summers in Hanover, devoting his time to farming his own, and his mother's land, to making purchases for shipment South, and frilling an infantry company of citizen soldiers, called the "United Blues", and afterward a cavalry company known as the "Fourth Dragoons." As a military officer he was a universal favorite.
He never had any children, but he did a bunch of other important stuff in and around Hanover. 1