31 May 2013

NMAM: Herbert Eckman

As May comes to a close, this is our last National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM) entry until next year. We will continue to highlight our servicemen and women on Monday's as GeneaBloggers promote Military Mondays. Today we randomly chose World War II veteran Herbert Eckman of Lancaster County, PA

Herbert served in the Army from 31 August 1942 to 8 December 1943.

He was born 19 May 1913. Herbert was six when the 1920 Census was taken. He was at home with his parents -  Frank M & Nevada - and his siblings: Emlyn S., Ray, Beluha, Dorothy, and Delmar.  The 1930 Census shows Herbert - then 16 - living with his parents and his older brother Delmar, age 18. Frank was a automobile salesman. Delmar was a laborer in a pickle plant and herbert was still in school.

His wife is Dorothy M. Eckman. The 1940 Census shows he and Dorothy living on a farm in Drumore Township, Lancaster County, PA. Living with them was a hired hand by name of Warren Boyd. Boyd was 20 at the time.

He passed on 13 Feb 1983 at the age of 69. He is buried in Quarryville cemetery, in Quarryville, Lancaster County, PA.

Sources:
Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-1999 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.

National Archives and Records Administration. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.

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