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. 

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. 

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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