30 August 2015

Sunday’s Obituary: John Eckman


John Eckman was a well known citizen of Strasburg Township, Lancaster County. He died on 8 December 1889 at his home across from the Reformed Church in New Providence. He was born in that neighborhood, lived his life there, was a painter there, married and raised a family there, and died there. 

He had been a justice of peace, an elected position, for some years. He held the office until his death. 

He had been sick from a bilious attack. He left a wife and 10 children, according to his death notice in the Lancaster Daily Intelligencer. 

Note:
John Eckman is my husband’s 2x great grandfather. He is the son of Henry Eckman and Elizabeth Eckman. He married Catherine Kezia Cresswell on 7 January 1858. I have documented 11 children. Three passed before their father. 

Source:
The Daily Intelligencer. (Lancaster, PA), 9 December 1889. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. 

 

Sunday’s Obituary is a genealogical prompt of GeneaBloggers. 
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
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