These are the descendants of Peter Epler


Descendants of Peter Epler

Generation No. 1

(1) PETER EPLER may have been married to either SARAH HOTTENSTEIN or ELIZABETH MACHEMER/MAGEMER.

Children of PETER EPLER are:

(2) i. DAVID EPLER, b. April 10, 1802, Reading, PA; d. May 08, 1889, Macon, Macon, MO.

(3) ii. PETER EPLER, d. April 17, 1836, MO

Other possible children:

iii. CATHARINA EPLER, b. 1796, PA.

iv. SARAH EPLER, b. 1798, PA.

(4) v. JOHN EPLER, b. 1805-1807, PA. and died 1860-1870. See more info on JOHN's family at the bottom of this page.

vi. JULIET ANN EPLER, born 1808 and married MATTHEW BOYCE in Frederick Co., VA in 1830.

vii. SUSAN EPLER.

Note: as you can see, we have many questions about this family. If you have any info about any of these people, please e-mail us.



Generation No. 2

(2) DAVID EPLER (PETER) was born April 10, 1802 in Reading, PA, and died May 08, 1889 in Macon, Macon, MO. He married MARGARET UNCAPHER April 28, 1828 in Marion, Marion, OH, daughter of JOHN UNCAPHER and MARY MILLER. Here are photos of DAVID and MARGARET.

Children of DAVID EPLER and MARGARET UNCAPHER are:

i. URSULA LUNETTA EPLER, b. March 29, 1829, Marion, Marion, OH; d. December 06, 1849, Bucyrus,

Crawford, OH; m. M. P. BEAN, October 05, 1846, Marion Co., OH.

ii. WILLIAM T. EPLER, b. February 14, 1831, Marion, Marion, OH; d. February 04, 1834, Marion, Marion, OH.

iii. JAMES H. EPLER, b. March 04, 1832, Marion Co., OH; d. October 28, 1835, Marion Co., OH.

iv. LOUISA E. EPLER, PHOTO b. November 02, 1835, Marion Co., OH; d. February 21, 1903, Colfax, Whitman, WA; m. WILLIAM HARTFORD JAMES, February 20, 1857, Marion Co., OH.

v. MARGARET EPLER, b. November 27, 1837, Marion, OH; d. March 07, 1855, Marion, Marion, OH.

vi. AMANDA EPLER, b. January 26, 1839, Marion, Marion, OH; d. December 23, 1921, Macon, Macon, MO.

vii. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN EPLER, b. December 13, 1842, Marion, Marion, OH; d. September 10, 1925, Beardstown, Cass, IL; m. ANNA ELIZABETH WADE, October 27, 1863, Marion Co., OH.

(5) viii. MARTHA ALICE EPLER, b. January 02, 1845, Marion, Marion, OH; d. June 28, 1931, Seattle, King, WA.

ix. INFANT EPLER, b. January 31, 1849, Marion, Marion, OH.

x. MARY LUELLA EPLER, b. February 09, 1851, Marion, Marion, OH; d. May 10, 1911, St. Louis, St. Louis, MO; m. MAURICE C. TREW, January 12, 1886.

xi. MORDICA D. EPLER, b. April 29, 1853, Marion, Marion, OH; d. November 26, 1910, N.Y., N.Y., N.Y.; m. MARY FARMER, October 29, 1872.


(3) PETER EPLER (PETER) died April 17, 1836 in MO. He married ELIZABETH UNCAPHER on Nov.8, 1828 in Marion, Marion Co., OH. She was the daughter of JOHN UNCAPHER and MARY MILLER.

Children of PETER EPLER and ELIZABETH UNCAPHER are:

(6) i. GEORGE WASHINGTON EPLER was baptized on November 7, 1831 in Marion, Marion Co., OH. He m. by 1860 (1) ELLEN, b. about 1832 in Ireland; d. 1873 in Eureka, CA. He m. on 13 July 1876 in Marion, Oregon (2) MARY HELEN LELAND, b. 1854 in Indiana, d. 1892. He m. (3) MARY (BASEY) BROCK DRAKE in 1897. She d. 1913. GEORGE is buried with his 2nd wife at the Pioneer Cemetery in Salem, Oregon.

(7) ii. SARAH ELIZABETH EPLER was baptized December 28, 1834 in Marion, OH; m. (1) HORACE WALKER in Marion on 12 April 1850; m. (2) JOHN O'ROURKE by 1869; d. in June 9, 1883 in Humboldt Co., California.

iii. PETER EPLER was baptized September 20, 1836 in Marion, OH; d. young of tuberculosis in Marion, OH.



Generation No. 3

(5) MARTHA ALICE EPLER (DAVID, PETER) PHOTO was born January 02, 1845 in Marion, Marion, OH, and died June 28, 1931 in Seattle, King, WA. She married JOHN BAPTISTE AUGUSTINE MCDOWELL PHOTO April 05, 1865 in Madison Co., IL, son of ROBERT MCDOWELL and ARCHANGE ROBIDOUX.

Children of MARTHA EPLER and JOHN MCDOWELL are:

(8) i. LELA MCDOWELL, b. July 29, 1866, Macon, Macon, MO; d. September 09, 1958, Retsil, Kinsap, WA.

(9) ii. MARY ALICE MCDOWELL, b. April 16, 1870, MO; d. February 06, 1963, San Francisco, CA.

iii. LLOYD W. MCDOWELL, b. August 1879, MO; m. RUTH.


(6) GEORGE WASHINGTON EPLER (PETER JR., PETER) was baptized on November 7, 1831 in Marion, Marion Co., OH. He married by 1860 (1) ELLEN, b. about 1832 in Ireland; d. 1873 in Eureka, CA. He married on 13 July 1876 in Marion, Oregon (2) MARY HELEN LELAND, b. 1854 in Indiana, d. 1892. He married (3) MARY (BASEY) BROCK DRAKE in 1897. She d. 1913. GEORGE is buried with his 2nd wife at the Pioneer Cemetery in Salem, Oregon.

Child of GEORGE WASHINGTON EPLER and MARY HELEN LELAND is:

i. RUBY EPLER, b. 16 June 1877 in Salem, Oregon. She married LOUIS PACQUINI in 1907 and she died 19 May 1962 in Napa, California.


(7) SARAH ELIZABETH EPLER (PETER JR., PETER) was baptized December 28, 1834 in Marion, OH and died June 9, 1883 in Humboldt Co., California. She married (1) HORACE WALKER in Marion on 12 April 1850. HORACE was born about 1825 in New York. SARAH married (2) JOHN O'ROURKE by 1869. They lived in Table Rock, CA and then in Ferndale, Humboldt Co., CA.

Children of SARAH EPLER and HORACE WALKER are:

i. FRANK WALKER, b. about 1851 in NY; living in Pacific, Humboldt, California in 1870.

ii. ELWOOD WALKER

(10) iii. JEANETTE REBACCA "NETTIE" WALKER, b. October 21, 1855 in MI; m. OLIVER HAPGOOD in 1873; d. March 21, 1947 in Los Angeles, CA.

Adopted Child of SARAH EPLER and JOHN O'ROURKE is:

iv. MARGARET O'ROURKE, b. abt. 1868 in CA.



Generation No. 4

(8) LELA MCDOWELL (MARTHA ALICE EPLER, DAVID, PETER) PHOTO was born July 29, 1866 in Macon, Macon, MO, and died September 09, 1958 in Retsil, Kinsap, WA. She married (1) EDMOND THOMAS MITCHELL PHOTO September 04, 1884 in Macon, Macon, MO. She married(2) CHARLES L. VON BULOW. She married (3) EDWARD B. HOYT.She married (4) MICHAEL SULLIVAN 1903.

Children of LELA MCDOWELL and EDMOND MITCHELL are:

i. ALICA ELIZABETH MITCHELL, b. July 19, 1885, College Mound, Macon, MO; d. August 01, 1974, Portland, OR; m. HERMAN GANTENBEIN, November 26, 1910, Seattle, King, WA.

ii. ROBERT MCDOWELL MITCHELL, b. November 17, 1887, Farmington , WA; d. April 29, 1947, Seattle, King, WA; m. MABEL HELEN RAUSCH, June 01, 1910, Spokane, WA.

iii. FRANKLIN EPLER MITCHELL, b. February 14, 1890, Kamilche, WA; d. March 20, 1903, Ballard, WA.

iv. VERA HAZEL MITCHELL, b. April 24, 1892, Stanwood, WA; d. November 21, 1973, Wheeler, OR; m. CARL FREDRICK SCHLOTH, March 30, 1917, Seattle, King, WA.

v. MAME MITCHELL, b. March 24, 1894, Stanwood, WA; d. August 1972, Rockaway Beach, OR; m. LEONARD WILLIAM SR. SHORTALL, August 02, 1913, Seattle, King, WA.

vi. WALTER EDMOND MITCHELL, b. June 15, 1897, Mount Vernon, WA; d. August 30, 1979, Kent, WA; m. MABEL KRIEBEL, February 04, 1918, Seattle, King, WA.


(9) MARY ALICE MCDOWELL (MARTHA ALICE EPLER, DAVID, PETER) PHOTO was born April 16, 1870 in MO, and died February 06, 1963 in San Francisco, CA. She married JOHN CLEMENT PARSONS PHOTO April 25, 1899 in Seattle, King, WA, son of THOMAS PARSONS and ELIZABETH CALHOUN.

Children of MARY MCDOWELL and JOHN PARSONS are:

i. HELEN CELILIA PARSONS, b. January 1900, Seattle, King, WA; d. March 17, 1980, Saratoga, CA.

ii. MARY AGNES PARSONS, b. August 08, 1902, Seattle, King, WA; d. CA; m. WILLIAM MEDINA, April 19, 1926, CA.

iii. ROBERT SYLVESTER PARSONS, b. October 12, 1904, Eureka, CA; m. EVELYN DROST, January 06, 1937.

iv. JAMES CLEMENT PARSONS, b. November 15, 1906, Santa Rosa, CA; m. DOROTHY KEITHLEY, April 22, 1928.

v. MARTHA PARSONS, b. May 07, 1908, Santa Rosa, CA; m. FRANK CARROLL FREEMAN, July 26, 1938.

vi. FRANCIS PARSONS, b. October 23, 1910, Santa Rosa, CA.

vii. GENEVIEVE DEBBORA PARSONS, b. October 28, 1911, Santa Rosa, CA; d. October 15, 1967, St. Mary's Hospital, Milwaukee, WI; m. CHAMPLAIN HASTINGS CASTLE, September 18, 1943, San Francisco, CA.


(10) iii. JEANETTE REBACCA "NETTIE" WALKER was born on October 21, 1855 in Michigan and died March 21, 1947 in Los Angeles, California. She married OLIVER HAPGOOD in 1873. He was born in February 1854 in Maine.

Children of JEANETTE REBACCA "NETTIE" WALKER and OLIVER HAPGOOD are:

(11) i. ELLIOTT ELWOOD HAPGOOD; b. May 9, 1874 in OH; m. ROSA in 1894; d. September 19, 1960 in Los Angeles, CA.

ii. OLIVER HAPGOOD, b. abt. 1876 in NH.

iii. BRITTY HAPGOOD, b. abt. 1878 in OH.

iv. HARLEY HORRAS HAPGOOD, b. June 13, 1882 NH; m. (1) RENA; m. (2) May B. in 1928; d. December 2, 1965 Los Angeles, CA. HARLEY and RENA had a daughter, GERTRUDE HAPGOOD, b. about 1904 in OH.

v. GEORGE EPLER HAPGOOD, b. September 10, 1887 in Holderness, NH; m. AGNES C.; d. July 27, 1964 in Orange Co., CA. AGNES was born in MA about 1892. GEORGE and AGNES had a daughter, JEANETTE A. HAPGOOD, b. September 1919 in MA.

(12) vi. BERTHA HAPGOOD, b. October 1891 in OH; m. FRANK PARKER.



Generation No. 5

(11) ELLIOTT ELWOOD HAPGOOD was born May 9, 1874 in Ohio and died September 19, 1960 in Los Angeles, CA. He married ROSA in 1894

Children of ELLIOTT ELWOOD HAPGOOD and ROSA are:

i. ETHEL MAY HAPGOOD, b. May 1898 in Ohio.

ii. VIOLET HAPGOOD, b. abt. 1910 in Ohio.

iii. ELLWOOD HAPGOOD, b. abt. 1905 in Ohio.


(12) BERTHA HAPGOOD was born October 1891 in Ohio. She married FRANK PARKER.

Children of BERTHA HAPGOOD and FRANK PARKER are:

i. FRANK S PARKER, b. abt. 1912 in MA.

ii. BEATRICE PARKER, b. abt. 1914 in NH.

iii. KARLTON O PARKER, b. July 1915 in RI.

iv. BRITTIE M PARKER, b. abt. 1917 in MI.



Descendants of John Epler (possible child of PETER EPLER)

(4) JOHN EPLER was born 1805-1807 in PA, and died 1860-1870. He married SARAH DEWITT 1830 in Marion, OH.

Children of JOHN and SARAH DEWITT are:

i. LORENZO EPLER, b. abt. 1831; d. 1870-1880; m. ALMIRA DILLINGHAM, May 01, 1853.

ii. THEODORE EPLER, b. 1832-1835; d. 1899; m. AMANDA HILL, December 04, 1857.

iii. WILLIAM OLIVER EPLER, b. August 06, 1833, Marion, Marion, OH; d. September 19, 1905, Atwood, Kosco Co., IN; m. AMANDA HOPPIS, December 31, 1857.

iv. CATHERINE EPLER, b. abt. 1838; m. HENRY CORRELL, December 01, 1861.

v. ELIZABETH ANN EPLER, b. January 28, 1843, OH; d. abt. 1918, Kosciusko Co., IN; m. MERIDA DENNEY, April 26, 1860, Kosciusko Co., IN.

vi. SARAH JANE EPLER, b. January 28, 1843, OH; d. March 08, 1868, IN; m. GEORGE SIDNEY LUKE, March 03, 1859.

vii. ALICIA/ALVINA/ELVINA EPLER, b. 1844.

viii. ELECTA EPLER, b. abt. 1846-1848, OH; d. 1927; m. WILLIAM SNYDER, February 21, 1869, Kosciusko Co., IN.

ix. CHARLES EPLER, b. abt. 1848, OH.


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