22 February 2015

My Family Calendar This Week

Happy birthday, Karen Swier Hornak. May God grant you all Many Years.

Memory Eternal
Today is the 16th anniversary of the passing of Charles D. Eckman. Charles is the son of Darius and Ella Doner Eckman. He was the husband of Mattie Leanore Kittinger. He was a watchmaker at the Hamilton Watch Company in Lancaster. 

Monday will be 93 years since George David Still, my 3x great grandfather, passed. George! What can I say about George that I have not already said dozens of times! His mother, Margaret Still, had him out of wedlock in 1808 and I am still tracing his father. George apprenticed as a tailor but took to farming instead. In 1830 he married Sarah Bing and they had six children. He died of dropsy and heart disease. George is buried at the Olde Doe Run Cemetery in East Fallowfield Township, Chester County. 

Agnes Armstrong Still passed away 155 years ago on Tuesday, the 24th.  She was the George’s sister-in-law! She married David Still. I know nothing of her parents. She died of pleurisy and is buried at the Romansville UM Cemetery. 

Friday is the 77th anniversary of the passing of John Kurenda, my great grandfather. John was Baba’s father. “Big John” they called him. Everyone says he was huge. Once the car died and he lifted it up and moved it off the road by himself. He was born in Sambor, in Poland in 1884, immigrated here, married Frances Skrabalak and they had seven children. Diabetes and sleep apnea contributed to his death in 1938. he is buried at the Ukrainian Cemetery in Valley Township, Chester County. 

Jacob Eckman died 117 years ago Saturday. Jacob was married to Elizabeth Eckman, the daughter of John Eckman and Susan Groff. I have not confirmed Jacob’s parents yet.

My Family Calendar This Week will be a weekly feature.  

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
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