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Our mother Jane Alice Hines was born to Paul Daniel Hines and Irene Belle Mankamyer. Irene was born to Josiah Christian Manakmyer and Ida Belle Bittner. Ida's parents were Nathaniel Bittner and Alice Lepley.
This history of the Lepley family comes from numerious researchers,  who have spent a lot of time documenting the Lepley family history.
Lepley Family German Origins
Some of the oldest Lepley's, that we know of to date, before 1600 wer about 100 different Leplins found in about 20 villages. Amoung them were found:
They lived there 100 years before the French Civil War begun.
Our known first was Hans Leplin born approximately 1520. This was gathered from records aquired by Konrad Läpple. Next in our line was Michael Leplin born 1544. Next was Balthaser Läpplin born 1601 who was a shepherd and soilder. Next was Michael Läpplin who was a shepherd with wife Anna Kalblin.
They had Hans Caspar Läpple or Lepplen from Rietenau, Germany. The name "Lepley" was the Americanized version of Läpple. Hans was baptized May 13th 1671 in Furstenhof, Germany, and we assume he was born a few days before. He married Elisbeth Hockner October 25th 1692. Hans died in Diefenbach, Germany on December 31st 1738. We only have a record on one child to Hans and Elisabeth Hans; Michael Läpple.
We know very little about Hans and Elisabeth except for the church parish records which list their baptismal, marriage, and death dates. There is a possibility that the family may have been French Huguenots who fled France during the french civil war (1560-1789) for religious reformation. Many fled to Germany for refuge a generation before coming to America. (Such a tradition has surfaced during our searching, but not backed with facts. MC)
Their son, Hans Michael Läpple was baptized 1701 in Diefenbach, Württemberg, Germany, a dukedom, later a kingddom in the south-west corner of Germany, and died November 18th 1750 in the same area.
Hans Michael married Margaretha Ursula. Hans Michael died November 18th 1750 in the same area of Diefenbach, Württemberg, Germany.
Hans Michael and Maragretha Ursula had 11 children.
Northumberland County Pennsylvania records at Sunbury Pennsylvania, Mary Anne, widow of Michael Leipley, applied for help because of Michael's death. She states that he was killed by the Indians on April 16th 1779 near Fort Freeland and was aged 41 years.
In the record, John Ney of Cumberland County was appointed guardian for goods and chattels of Jacob Leipley, Elizabeth Leipley, Christina Leipley, and John Leipley. Michael Mason was appointed guardian of Michael Leipley and Mary Leipley minor children of Michael Leipley. 
Adam married Barbara Bucher-in  in Frederick County, Maryland. The marriage record from the Lutheran Church of Frederick, Maryland reads, "Adam Lebele, the late Michael Lebele's legitimate son, to Barbara Bugherin, Peter Bucher's legitimate single daughter, both of Frederick Co., Maryland, Proc. 3rd, 7th, and 14th of March, married March 14th 1773, Oculi Sunday." 
[1.] Lepley Researchers include:
616 Second St., Conception Junction, MO 64434-7106, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
[2.] Ship's Record: This is recorded on the ship's register out of Diefenbach, Germany before 1900. The ship's register is recorded as; A collection of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French Immigrants in Pennsylvania from 1727-1778 by Prof. I . Daniel Rupp, Published 1931 by Degener & Co. Leipzig. First edition in America before 1850, know under the name Strassburger ship lists.
[3.] Margaretha Ursula Marriage and Ship Register: This is recorded on the ship's register out of Diefenbach, Germany before 1900. The ship's register is recorded as A collection of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French Immigrants in Pennsylvania from 1727-1778 by Prof. I . Daniel Rupp, Published 1931 by Degener & Co. Leipzig, First edition in America before 1850, know under the name Strassburger ship lists.
[4.] Mary Anne Läpple Application: This record is also contained in the Pennsylvania archives. In the Orphan's court records, Sunbury Book 1, page 43.
[5.] The Name Bucher-in: The "in" added to Bucher was to show the feminine form of the last name.
[6.] Adam Lebele married Barbara Bucherin: Note that the Proc. was a formal announcement of an impending wedding giving people the opportunity to show-cause why the two should not be joined.