30 April 2013

Tombstone Tuesday: John & Catherine Eckman


There are many Eckmans buried at the Zion UCC in New Providence, Strasburg Twp., Lancaster County, PA. Here - close to the road near the church drive - lie John Eckman and most of his family.

John Henry Eckman b 12 Aug 1830 - d 8 Dec 1889
Catharine Kezia Cresswell (his wife) b 13 Oct 1840 - d 1 Aug 1898
their children (buried here with them):
Dora H - 16 Oct 1861 - 28 June 1882
John Grant - 18 April 1868 to 27 Aug 1887
Martha Ann - 25 Sept 1865 - 26 June 1924
Clara - 26 June 1858 to 4 March 1927
Oscar Dale - 21 April 1878 - 20 March 1933

John and Catharine also had two other sons - Charles Henry and Darius J. - and four other daughters - Margaret Estella, Winona Sue, Kate Bernice, and Edith Alberta. In all, John & Catharine had 11 children.

John & Charles are my husband's great great grandparents. Charles is our great grandfather. He married Rosa Kirchner. Their son, John Charles, is our grandfather. He married Mable Florence Eckman (yes a relative going back a few generations) and their son Frank Raymond Eckman, Sr. is my husband's father.

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