I am trying to locate some letters dating from the early to mid 1800's between the Eikenberry and Miller families of Virginia and Ohio respectively. They are now in the possesion of someone in the Harshbarger family of Virginia. This because the recipient(s) were the Ikenberry family who intermarried with the Harshbarger family down in the Rockingham, Botetourt and Franklin county, Virginia area.
It is related to me by a fellow Brethren researcher in Indiana that in the 1970's or 1980's he was talking to a Mr. Albert Harshbarger of North Manchester that the family back in Virginia had possession of a whole trunk full of letters with some of them being as early as 1804 between Virginia and Ohio.
Being a Brethren historian I am hoping to locate these letters as they have a wealth of information on the forming of the German Baptist congregations of Ohio as they were being formed.