Our branch from Germany that first settled in PA then to OH>NE>OR>CA>WA
Others from our line settled in OK, KS...
About our name and the various spellings…
In the 1700's, when the family first came to this country, the census was being taken by volunteers. Many of these people did not understand the German language and its specific pronunciations. [Also, in transcribing handwritten documents, sometimes the “ot” looked like a “d”.] It is not surprising that the name Eckroth (a signature on documents found on estate indicate this to be the original spelling) could be misspelled. The German pronunciation would be ek' rot (with the long o). Therefore seeing spellings such as Eckwrot and Eckrote make some sense. From Greg Eckenrode: http://members.tripod.com/~gregeck/family.html
JOHANN(ES) WILHELM ECKROTH and his wife ANNA MARGARET b. 1709 in Germany.
Click on above links for more detailed information on our ECKROAT ancestors and links to other websites.
The ECKROTH>ECKROATE>ECKROAT family is of German Catholic descent. George (abt. 1740-1805), son of Johann(es) & Anna Margaret ECKROTH, and his wife, Anna Maria NEUER (abt. 1755-??) both came from Germany. George & Anna were married in Pennsylvania abt. 1781. Their son, Daniel ECKROATE (1794-1864) and his wife, Margaret Peggy (surname unknown) (1793-??) were both born in PA. Later migrating west to Ohio. Some of their descendants continued the migration westward to Nebraska, Colorado, and the West Coast (California, Oregon & Washington).
Jacob D. ECKROATE (1828-1890) and wife Barbara "Barby" KLEIS (1829-1880) had 7 children:
Jacob served during the Civil War 1864-65, Union enlisted, Company E, 44 Illinois infantry.
Lewis Anthony ECKROAT (1854-1935) and wife Elizabeth "Lizzie" DAUM WINKAMP had 5 children:
Lewis Anthony ECKROAT b: June 21, 1854 Canton OH
d: June 16, 1935 Santa Ana CA, Buried: Holy Sepulcher Cem, Santa Ana
+Elizabeth Christine "Lizzie" DAUM WINKAMP b: August 05, 1857 Baltimore MD
m: June 15, 1878 North Bend? (Dodge Co.) NE d: September 05, 1896 Snyder (Dodge) NE, Buried: Snyder NE
1. Matilda Caroline "Tillie" ECKROAT b: January 28, 1879 North Bend (Dodge Co.) NE d: March 12, 1955 Santa Ana CA, Buried: Holy Sepulcher Cem, Santa Ana
+Peter Paul STURBAUM m: February 16, 1898 Snyder (Dodge) NE (1st cousin once removed)
2. Charlotte Anne "Lottie" ECKROAT b: January 13, 1881 The Dalles (Multnomah co.?) OR d: January 1915? Dodge Co. NE
+Barney Leo YOSTEN m. August 3, 1901 Ridgeley (Dodge Co.) NE
3. George Joseph ECKROAT b: March 03, 1883 North Bend (Dodge Co.) NE
d: October 24, 1949 Bremerton (Kitsap) WA, Buried: Forest Lawn Cem.
+Valera Margaret COFFEY b: June 09, 1894 Snohomish (Snohomish) WA
m: October 12, 1914 Bremerton (Kitsap) WA d: January 26, 1941 Bremerton (Kitsap) WA, Buried: Forest Lawn Cem.
4. Louisa(e) Frances "Sister Connie" ECKROAT b: April 28, 1886 North Bend (Dodge Co.) NE d: January 8, 1974 Denver (or Colo. Springs?) CO Entered convent May 1, 1905 Columbus (Platte Co.) NE (Nun - Sr. Maria Constantia II)
5. Charles Lewis "Charlie" ECKROAT b: October 10, 1890 Near Fleming (Logan Co.?) CO
d: December 22, 1975 Seattle, WA B: Willamette National Cem., Portland (Multnomah Co.) OR
+Lola M. PEASCCWNY/PIASCCXNY m. abt. 1920 Valpraise? Chile, South America
Lewis & Elizabeth (DAUM-WINKAMP) ECKROAT Family c. 1894
Top: (left to right standing)
Matilda and Charlotte;
Left to Right: George, Lewis (seated), Charles (center), Elizabeth (seated), Louise (standing)
NOTE: While the research presented on this site is accurate to the best of my knowledge, some of it comes from other researchers and may not be verified. Please remember that no research taken from the internet should be accepted as authentic until you have backed it up with your own solid research and documentation.
This webpage created: 07/16/2005 * Last edited: 03/24/2006
By Tammy Wild firstname.lastname@example.org
Our line: George ECKROAT>Lewis ECKROAT>Jacob ECKROATE>Daniel ECKROATE>George ECKROTH>Johann(es) ECKROTH
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