26 May 2013

An Eckman ancestor fought in the Revolutionary War

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:
  1. Mary
  2. Susanna
  3. Henry
  4. Martin
  5. Elizabeth
  6. Hieronimous
  7. Daniel
  8. Sarah
  9. Jacob

Elizabeth Eckman married (yes a cousin) Henry Eckman. They had eight children:
  1. Daniel
  2. Catharine
  3. John Henry
  4. Lydia
  5. Ann
  6. Martha
  7. Elizabeth
  8. Mary

John Henry Eckman married Catharine Kezia Cresswell on 7 January 1858 in Providence Township. They had 11 children!
  1. Clara
  2. Charles Henry
  3. Dora H.
  4. Margaret Estella
  5. John Grant
  6. Darius J.
  7. Martha Ann
  8. Winona Sue
  9. Kate Bernice
  10. Oscar Dale
  11. Edith Alberta

Charles Henry Eckman married Rosa T. Kirchner from Lancaster City. Their son, John Charles Eckman, is my husband's grandfather!
 

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