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Free Genealogy Biography of William Eichar,
Pennsylvania Volunteer of the Civil War

Captain William F. Eichar

Captain William F. Eichar, book-keeper, is a native of Mount Pleasant, Penn., born December 8, 1841, to Henry and Catherine (Lichty) Eichar. He is one of a numerous family and is of German descent.

He remained in his native township until 1861, when he enlisted in Company B, Twenty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers, 28th Regiment, for three years. He participated in the battles of Antietam, South Mountain, Boliver Heights and many other minor engagements. He was honorably discharged in 1864, and the following year came to York, where he has since lived.

Soon after his removal to York he accepted a position in the employ of A. B. Farquhar, and here continues. He is one of the most competent and exact accountants in York, and enjoys the supreme confidence of his employers. He was married in 1864 to Miss Eliza B. Welty, who bore him six children. Mrs. Eichar died in 1879, and the following year Mr. Eichar was united in marriage to Miss Maria C. Buckingham, a native of York County. One child has been born to this union. Mr. Eichar is a member of the Republican party. In 1878 he was elected assessor of the Second Ward. He is a member of the G. A. R., Sedgewick Post, No. 37. Mr. and Mrs. Eichar are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Source: York County, Pennsylvania Biographical History, John Gibson, Chicago: F.A. Battey Publishing Co., 1886.

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