12 May 2015

Tombstone Tuesday: Amelia Kunkle Eckman

Amelia Kunkle Eckman (1852-1873) is buried at the Zion Reformed Cemetery in New Providence, Lancaster County. She is buried near her infant son, Ulysses S. Eckman. 

Amelia was born in October 1852 to William and Elizabeth Swisher Kunkle. She married Aldus John Eckman sometime between July 1870 and April 1871. I believe they married late July or August of 1870. I came to this date simply because the 1870 US Census, dated July 1870, shows 19 Amelia living at home with her parents and siblings. Her first child was born in April 1871. Going backwards from that time, sets the date approximately August 1870. 

Their first son, William, was born in 1871 and lived a full life, passing in 1950. The second, mentioned above, lived less than a month. Ulysses was born 13 February 1873 and passed 5 March 1873. Amelia died two days after Ulysses was born.


Tombstone Tuesday is a genealogical prompt of GeneaBloggers.
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.