Schleicher Ancestors

The Schleicher family reunion is held the 3rd Sunday every July at the West Penn Twp Community Center in New Ringgold Penna. Here is a picture from a recent reunion.

I have been working on the Schleicher Genealogy for many years the trees linked below are a result of that work. They have the similar information presented in different formats

Schleicher Family Trees

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Our branch of the Schleicher family first came to America in the late 1700's with the arrival of Nichlaus Schleicher. Our ancestor Daniel Schleicher b. 1803 d. 1862 Penna married Magdalena Kistler. One of their son's Edwin married Mary Jane Gerber. The ancestors settled in the Lehigh Valley on both sides of the Blue Mountain. Many still reside in the general area. They were mostly farmers, although Oliver and several of his sons worked for the Lehigh Valley Railroad.

A pictoral timeline of the Schleicher Family. Starting in 1868 with the portrait of Mary Jane Gerber who married Edwin Schleicher. In 1878 Edwin and Mary Jane posed for a family portrait with Oliver on Edwins lap Lillie standingand Lewis on Emmas lap.In 1890 Edwin and Mary Jane posed for a portrait, the same year Oliver Schleicher married Emma Peters this is their wedding picture. The two family pictures are of the Oliver Schleicher family, the first in 1903 and the second 1915.

    Mary Jane Gerber 1868 age 18 before her marriage to Edwin Schleicher in Pennsylvania. Click for larger picture.

 Mary Jane married Edwin Schleicher, Dec 25, 1871. Oliver Schleicher born Feb 23, 1875 is sitting on Edwin's lap.

  Mary Jane Schleicher nee Gerber and Edwin Schleicher 1890

 Oliver Schleicher and Emma Peters wedding photo. They were married in East Penn Twp Penna on June 26 1899.

  The Schleicher family on front porch. Back row (l to r) Grandpa Edwin Peters, Emma Schleicher nee Peters, Harriet Peters nee Rehrig (hidden behind daughter), (the daughters are identified to the best of my knowledge l to r middle then back rows) Mabel Peters age 9, Anna Peters age 10, Mary Peters age 20, Lille Peters age 28, Carol Peters age 19. Front row (r to l) Oliver Schleicher, Irvin Schleicher, Edwin Schleicher, undentified girl (probably Smith) man identified as Mr Smith. Carol Peters is identified as Mrs Smith, I have not yet proven her marriage to Mr Smith. Taken circa 1903-1904.

Oliver Schleicher and Emma Peters and 10 of 14 children, taken about 1915. Clayton Peters Schleicher is 4th from left in the back row. Elanor is 3rd from left in the back row. Russell is 1st on the left in the front row.

Oliver Schleicher and daughter Eleanor 1950's

  Clayton Peters Schleicher 1963 with wife Estella and daughter Naomi

  Russell Schleicher circa 1980's



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