Saturday, July 26, 2008

Query: Eckhard of DeKalb County

I am looking for any information or connection to my great-great-great-great-great-grandfather, Henry Eckhard (Eckhart/Eckhardt) who owned 80 acres of land in Franklin Township, DeKalb County, Indiana around 1850-1860. He died August 17, 1853, but the family is in the 1860 census with his widow Barbara and son John and daughter Martha. Henry's son George Eckhard (Eckhart/Eckhardt) is my great-great-great-grandfather, and was a preacher on horseback and a pastor in the German Methodist Church. The entire family was devoted to the church, and particularly the German Methodist. George's cousin was the Charles Eckhart who began the Eckhart Carriage Co. which became the Auburn Car Co.

Tom Eckhardt
1026 N. Parkside Dr.
Peoria, IL 61606

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