When Ludwig Lewis Eichelberger was born on 1 December 1752, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Philipp Friederich Eichelberger, was 59 and his mother, Maria Magdalena Becker, was 53. He married Elizabeth Baer in 1774, in Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 1 March 1801, in Mount Pleasant Township, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Hanover, York, Pennsylvania, United States.
German and Swiss German: habitational name for someone from any of various places called Eichelberg (see Eichelberg ).