Silas’ mother was a Gochenaur by birth – Esther Gochenaur (1792 – 1823). She is the daughter of Joseph and Esther Herr Gochenaur. Esther is a direct lineal descendent of the Rev. Hans Herr.
Silas was born about 1822 to Esther (nee Gochenaur) and Christopher Winters. He and his wife, the former Catherine Marks, farmed in
. They had at least four
children of their own: Ella M. (1844-1907), Mary A. (b. 1846), Sophia (b.
1848), Augustus (1847-1924), John (b. 1854), Laura (b. 1857) and Walter H. (b.
1861). They also adopted two children: Ida and Charles LeFevre. Providence Township
The Eckman family is related to the Winters, the Gochenaurs, and the Herrs.
On This Day is a prompt to further explore historical events.
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015