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November 15, 1836
Louis Eichelberger was the son of Martin and Elizabeth (Welsh/Walsh) Eichelberger. At the age of twelve, Louis entered St. John's preparatory school and then attended St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore, MD. He graduated in 1810 and then entered the Law School. During the War of 1812, Eichelberger served as a private in his brother's company, the First Regiment of Artillery of Maryland which was prominent in the defense of Baltimore in 1814. After the war, Eichelberger returned to Baltimore where he worked as the Head of the Board of Commissioners of Insolvent Debtors. He never married and died in Baltimore, MD.
Years at LLS:
Was a student at St. John's Preparatory school, and attended St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore, MD.
Lawyer; Military; Political Office
The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.
Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
CITATION OF ATTENDANCE:
Ledger. "Journals of the Barr - Litchfield County." Litchfield Historical Society.; Catalogue of Litchfield Law School (Hartford, Connecticut: Press of Tiffany, Case and Company, 1849), 8.
Litchfield County Bar Association Records, 1810, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.
Eichelberger, Abdiel Wirt, comp. Historical Sketch of Philip Frederick Eichelberger. Hanover, PA: Hanover Herald Print., 1901.
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