26 May 2013

NMAM: Eckmans in the Revolutionary War

There is so much information provided in Civil War records and the two World War records but not so much for those soldiers who initially fought for our freedoms here in the States. The "Pennsylvania, Revolutionary War Battalions and Militia Index, 1775-1783" includes entries for a couple Eckmans, though I am sure more served.

The Index includes a John Eckman, a Martin Eckman and a Henry Eackman. There are also many Heckmans and Hickmans that came up in a simply search by surname. Both John and Martin are listed under "Associates and Militia". John is a Lieutenant and Martin is a Private. Henry (not shown) is a Lieutenant and is also listed under "Associates and Militia." My search parameters had merely been Eckman, born and lived in PA.




While John was tough to track down with certainty, Martin was relatively easy as someone else had taken a photo (at right) of Martin's grave - with the Revolutionary War grave marker - and uploaded it to Ancestry.com. Apparently he is buried in the Eckman/Kunkle Cemetery.

Source:
Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Revolutionary War Battalions and Militia Index, 1775-1783 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

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