Exciting news to share .... while looking up Sunday's NMAM piece, I confirmed that Martin Eckman, who fought in the Revolutionary War and is buried in the Eckman/Kunkle Cemetery, is my husband's 4th great grandfather!
Actually John Martin Eckman is his full name. He is the son of Jerome Hieronimous (1718 – 1784) and Barbara Slaymaker (1724 – 1796) Eckman!
John Martin Eckman married Elizabeth Sides. They had nine children:
Elizabeth Eckman married (yes a cousin) Henry Eckman. They had eight children:
- John Henry
John Henry Eckman married Catharine Kezia Cresswell on 7 January 1858 in Providence Township. They had 11 children!
- Charles Henry
- Dora H.
- Margaret Estella
- John Grant
- Darius J.
- Martha Ann
- Winona Sue
- Kate Bernice
- Oscar Dale
- Edith Alberta
Charles Henry Eckman married Rosa T. Kirchner from Lancaster City. Their son, John Charles Eckman, is my husband's grandfather!