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Jacob and brother Lewis Eckroat , Fleming

"Jacob D. Eckroat married Barbara Klies on 13 June 1853, Stark County, OH. Jacob was a carpenter by trade; he lived in Bethlehem Twp, Stark County, OH, until 1862 when he and his family moved to Geneseo, Henry County, IL. On 8th Feb 1864, he enlisted in the US Army for 3 years in Chicago, Illinois. In 1869 they moved to Pleasant Valley Twp, Dodge County, Nebraska. By 1874 they had moved to Ridgeley Twp, NE. He purchased lots #1, 2, 3 and 4 of Block 13 in North Bend, NE. He died on 9th December 1890. "

"Jacob and Barbara Eckroat, of Germany, whose seven children were: Lewis, Daniel (deceased), John, Mary E., Jacob, Caroline and Peter. "

In 1860 Stark County, Jacob "Eckrode" is 32, Barbara 31, L.A. 6, Daniel 4, John E. 2, and Mary seven months.


Jacob V. Eckroat cash-claimed a quarter in 17, 8N 49W in 1891.

In 1900 Ellis County, Kansas, Jacob is a painter, born Nov 1862 in Ohio, married 19 years to Caroline M. May 1863 Illinois, have Ellen B. Juen 1881 Nebraska, Clara A. July 1885 Kansas, Mary A. June 1887 Colorado, and Cora E> May 1894 Colorado.

July 6, 1937 "Jacob Victor Eckroat, 75, a resident of Salina for the past 27 years, died Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock at St. John's hospital of carcinoma. The body was taken to the Ryan Sullivan Mortuary, where it will remain until time for funeral services, which will be held Wednesday morning at 7:30 o'clock at the Catholic church, Rev. Carl Engbarth officiating. Interment will be in Mr. Calvary cemetery. Mr. Eckroat who was a retired contractor, was born November 25, 1861 at Canton Ohio. His wife, Caroline Eckroat, died in 1930. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Ella Brown, Wakeeney; Mrs. Andrew Roth, Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. Jacob A Roth, Hays; Mrs. William Smalley, Sacramento, Calif.; Mrs. Nick Befort, Portland, Oregon. There is one brother, Peter Eckroat. "

Lewis A. "Eckroot" cash-claimed 148 acres in 31, 8N 49W in 1890.

Lewis A. Eckroat proved up a quarter in 1893, and timber-claimed a quarter in 31, 8N 49W in 1895.

Lewis A. Eckroat was appointed postmaster at Iliff, Colorado April 1895, replaced in 1898.

Orange County California: Lewis A. Eckroat, age 80 years, died January 19, 1935, at his home, 460 West Eighth street. He is survived by two daughters, Sister Mary Constantia of Humphry, Neb.; Mrs. Matilda Caroline Sturbaum, of Santa Ana; two sons, George Eckroat, of Bremerton, WA, and Charles Eckroat, of Seattle; two brother, Peter F. Eckroat, of Orange and Jacob V. Eckroat, of Salina, KS; also ten grandchildren and six great grand-children. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. tomorrow at St. Joseph's Catholic church. Friends may call at the Harrell and Brown Funeral home, 116 W. 17th St., at 7:30 o'clock tonight to recite the Rosary. Interment Holy Sepulcher cemetery.
"Charles Lewis Eckroat "Charlie" was born on October 10, 1890 Near Fleming (Logan Co.) Colorado. He was the 5th Child of Lewis Anthony Eckroat and Elizabeth "Lizzie" DAUM WINKAMP He died on December 22, 1975 in Seattle, WA and was buried at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, OR (Multnomah Co.) One tree said Elizabeth "Lizzie" DAUM WINKAMP b: August 05, 1857 Baltimore MD d: September 05, 1896 Snyder (Dodge) NE, Buried: Snyder NE

It said her mother Francisca had married a Daum, and then married Joseph Winkamp.
Charles married Lola M. PEASCCWNY/PIASCCXNY m. abt. 1920 Valpraise? Chile, South America Charlie's mother (Elizabeth) died when he was 6 years old. He, his brother George, and his sister Louise attended a Catholic boarding school, St. Francis Academy, in Columbus, NE.

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