25 May 2013

NMAM: Jacob Eckman

This month we have been honoring a different veteran each day. Today's randomly chosen veteran is Jacob Eckman who served in the War of 1812. He enlisted on 25 August 1813 and served as a Private in Capt. Stansbury's Co 38 US Inf. He was discharged 30 April 1814.

Jacob was born 30 September 1791 in Loudon, Virginia to Peter and Elizabeth Eckman. According to a fellow researcher, Peter was a son of Hans Jacob Eckman and was born in 1751 in Pennsylvania.

His first wife was Margaret Lind (1801-1834). He married Mary Raney (1792-1875) in 1844. He passed away on 10 September 1877. They lived in Cleves, Hamilton County, Ohio. He fathered five children between the two wives. They are: Addison Shannon Eckman (1820-1860); George Washington Eckman (182-1877); Peter L. Eckman (1824-1867); William Henry Eckman (1828-1884); and Eliza Eckman Geeding (1840-1924).

He is buried in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Cleves, Hamilton County, OH.

Ancestry.com. War of 1812 Pension Application Files Index, 1812-1815 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2010.

Ancestry.com. Web: Ohio, Find A Grave Index, 1787-2012 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.