John and Letitia had four children in all. Katharine was born in 1884. Elnora was born in 1886. Mabel was born in 1892. A fourth (name is still unconfirmed) child was born before 1900.
John was a land lord, according to the 1900 census. His death certificate listed his occupation as a farmer. John was the son of Jacob and Eliza Eckman.