01 August 2015

On This Day: Catherine Cresswell Eckman dies

It was On This Day, 117 years ago, in 1898 that Catherine Kezia Cresswell Eckman passed away in Strasburg Township, Lancaster County.

Born 13 October 1840, she was the daughter of James Cresswell and Elizabeth Herr. Elizabeth, being the daughter of David Herr and Catherine Bumberger, was the 3x great granddaughter of the Reverend Hans Herr. 

Catherine married John Henry Eckman, son of Henry and Elizabeth Eckman, on 7 January 1858. They had 11 children and lived across the street from the Zion UCC Church in Providence. 

She is buried at Zion with her husband, John, and several of their children. She is my husband's 2x great grandmother.


On This Day is a prompt to further explore historical events.

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.