Leonhard Acker

Male - 1773


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  • Name Leonhard Acker 
    Born See Deed NN-171 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1773  Earl Township, Lancaster County, Province of Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I40533  South Central Pennsylvania Families
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2020 

    Family Elisabeth ???,   d. Aft 1779, of Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 22 Dec 1751  [2
    Children 
     1. Anna Maria Acker,   b. Abt 1753, Earl Township, Lancaster County, Province of Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     2. Catharina Acker,   b. Abt 1755, Earl Township, Lancaster County, Province of Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     3. Magdalena Acker,   b. Abt 1757, Earl Township, Lancaster County, Province of Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. in correct family? or was her name Eva Magdalena? Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     4. Jacob Acker,   b. 14 Feb 1759, Earl Township, Lancaster County, Province of Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1818, Earl Township, Lancaster County, Province of Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  []
     5. Elisabeth Acker,   b. 31 Aug 1762, Earl Township, Lancaster County, Province of Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     6. Eva Acker,   b. Abt 1765, Earl Township, Lancaster County, Province of Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. possibly died young, circa 1782 Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     7. Leonhard Acker,   b. 1 May 1768, Earl Township, Lancaster County, Province of Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  []
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F5322  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • First appearance in Lancaster County: On 22 Dec 1751, Leonard & his wife Elisabeth sponsor the child of Johann Baltus Stahlin & his wife Juditha (born Helin) in the New Holland Lutheran records.

      Leonhard Acker first appears on the 1754 Earl Township tax list. He and/or his descendants are taxed in the township thru 1800.

      No known connection exists between Leonhard Acker and the other Eckert/Eicher families who later appeared in the township. His surname is consistently spelled with an "A" while the other families are spelled with an "E".

      The baptism of three of Leonard & Elisabeth's children are recorded in the New Holland Lutheran records [apparently the baptisms of the other children were not recorded]. Jacob Glaser & his wife Catharine (nee Herter) sponsor all three children. This suggests a close relationship between the families. The tombstones of Jacob & Catharine in the New Holland Cemetery both indicate German origins. Perhaps Elisabeth, wife of Leonard Acker is a sister of Jacob Glaser.

      On 17 Sep 1765, Leonard Acre, Jacob Glaser, Frederick Deim, & John Philip Sprecher, all of Earl tp. in Lancaster County, were naturalized. Of great importance, this means that Leonard was born overseas; further, he apparently arrived in this country while a youth under the age of 16 years.

      Orphans Court records:

  • Sources 
    1. [S26] An Index to the Will Books and Intestate Records of Lancaster County,Pennsylvania 1729-1850, Fulton, Eleanore J. and Barbara Kendig Mylin, (Name: Name: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1994;;).

    2. [S202] New Holland Lutheran KB, Earl Twp., Lancaster County, PA.
      Leonard Aker & his wife Elisabeth sponsor the baptism of Joh.Balthasar Stahlin, son of Johann Baltus Stahlin & his wife Juditha (born Helin) on 22 Dec 1751.