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ECKROATE- KLIES Family

 

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Jacob D. ECKROATE (1828-1890) and wife Barbara "Barby" KLIES (1829-1880) had 7 children:

  1. Lewis Anthony ECKROAT 1854-1935  (m. Elizabeth "Lizzie" DAUM WINKAMP) 
  2. Daniel S. ECKROAT 1856-1874
  3. John Ananias ECKROAT 1857-1926  (m. M. BAECHLER) 
  4. Mary Ellen "Ellen" ECKROAT 1859-1914  (m.  Peter EMANUEL)
  5. Jacob Victor ECKROAT 1861-1937   (m. C. HERGENROEDER)
  6. Caroline Elizabeth "Carrie" ECKROAT (Nun - Sr. Maria Constantia I) 1867-1905 
  7. Peter Francis/Frank  “Pete” ECKROAT 1869-1939   (m. M. STOLL) 

 

 

Researchers - Our common ancestor is Jacob ECKROATE and his wife, Barbara KLIES:

Bob & Tammy Wild, Jim Dittman    Des. (1) Lewis' son, George ECKROAT

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~eckroat

John & Cherie Clark                       Des. (3) John Ananias ECKROAT

http://members.aol.com/chersfmly (see John's Family links)

Albert & Nancy Emanuel                Des. (4) Mary Ellen "Ellen" ECKROAT EMANUEL

Dee March, Darrel Jiles                  Des. (7) Peter ECKROAT

 

ECKROATE-KLEIS Jacob Eckroate Ancestors Civil War -Jacob


 

Jacob D. ECKROATE (1828-1890)

 

According to the 1885 Census, Dodge Co., North Bend, NE:

Lewis operated a hotel.  Living with his family were his father, Jacob, and brother, Peter.

 

Jacob's Civil War Page: Union enlisted, Company E, 44 Illinois infantry.

“Volunteer Enlistment” of Jacob on Feb. 8, 1864.  Roll records state: residence – 3rd Ward, Chicago (Cook Co.) IL, occupation – carpenter, eyes – grey, hair – brown, complexion – light, height – 5’8”, bounty paid $60, due $240.

 

Barbara "Barby" KLIES (1829-1880)          More KLIES information

 

St. Mary's Cemetery, Scribner (Dodge Co.) NE

Jacob D. ECKROATE Died Dec 9, 1890, Aged 62 years - Barbara ECKROATE Died Jan9, 1880, Aged 51 years

Photos below are two sides of the same tombstone.

  

Thanks, Cherie Clark, for the tombstone photos :-)  Below: another shot of the tombstone from Dee March (ECKROATE on base).

 

Jacob ECKROATE (tintype photo, about the size of a quarter - possession of Cora (ECKROAT) SMALLEY.

Jacob & Barbara's sons:  John A., Jacob V. and Lewis A. ECKROAT


 

Jacob D. ECKROATE (1828-1890) and wife Barbara "Barby" KLIES (1829-1880) had 7 children:

 

1. Lewis Anthony ECKROAT 1854-1935 

(m. Elizabeth "Lizzie" DAUM WINKAMP) 

See ECKROAT-WINKAMP for more info

 

Letter written to daughter:  The following letter was in Sister Connie’s scrapbook (Louisa became a nun). It was handwritten by her father, L.A. ECKROAT. Note the family history information, apparently Sr. Connie had asked him for the history.  {Haven’t discovered who the Maggie born in Omaha NE on Nov. 1, 1869 (age 58 in 1927). Perhaps a cousin (same year Peter was born) any clues out there??}

April 8, 1927 – Santa Ana, Calif. – 830 E. Wash. Ave.

My Dear Louisa & Sister Constantia,

Your dear letter of Feb. 27th was rec’d all OK. We are all quite well at the present time, only I have some trouble with my teeth. I was to the dentist this forenoon.

 Valera got here yesterday with the 2 girls, Patricia & Barbara, or Babs as they call her. They are large girls. Geo & Jimmie are home, they are well. She and the other lady came down with a car. I don’t know how long they will be here.

 

We were married the 15th of Jan. 1878. Yes, by Father Horn in the church that was close at home. We came out from Geneseo [Illinois]. We landed at North Bend Nov. 3rd, 1869.  Maggie was born in Omaha. She is or will be 58 years old Nov. 1st.  We came out together, all but father, he came a little later.  He was working in Iowa at the time we came out. I tell you we had a hard time the first few years in Neb.  In 1870, I worked on a farm for the 1st time. I was 16 yrs. Old and had to do a man’s work for $10.00 per mo. And if I live, I’ll be 78 years old. It don’t seem like it is nearly 58 years since we came to Nebraska.

 

We have had some very bad weather here, some rain and the rivers were up in the north part of town it washed 2 houses and 8 lots down the stream.  But none of us lost anything.

Well, I hope this finds you and sisters are well at Easter time. Write when you can.

Good by, Your father, L.A. Eckroat

 

According to the 1885 Census, Dodge Co., North Bend, NE:

Lewis operated a hotel.  Living with his family were his father, Jacob, and brother, Peter.

 

From Matilda ECKROAT STURBAUM'S 1954 letter to cousin Fern ECKROAT (Peter's son Carl's wife):  I don't have a family Bible with the family records.  In fact, we never did have one in the early days......My Dad followed a number of different kinds of trades.  I think he tried them all - some farm work, hardware store, general groc.& mds. and even the butcher business and in the cattle & stock business - out in Wyo. & Colo.  About the homestead life - a lot I've forgotten.  My folks moved out from No. Bend, Nebr. on the homestead in Logan Co., Colo. in the spring of 1886 when Sr. [Connie] was only six weeks old.  We lived there and accumulated a whole section of land and lived there for eight years then traded it off on grocery & store at Iliff, Colo.  It was a hard life on the homestead, as they never got much rain in that part of the country for their crops.  Neighbors weren't very close as most of them were living on homesteads

 

From obituary, January 1935:  He was a pioneer in Kansas and in Basin, Wyoming, and variously throughout the West he had conducted grocery businesses.

 

From Barbara ECKROAT WILD:  Grandpa Eckroat visited once in Bremerton.  He was a short man who had lost an eye, but was fitted wit ha fascinating glass one. One day he removed it for us kids! I understand he had the idea for the gumball machine, but never patented the idea to receive credit for the invention. Grandpa lived with Aunt Tillie in Santa Ana, CA and died there.

 

Obituary:  ECKROAT – January 19, 1935, at his home, 460 West Eighth street, Lewis A. Eckroat, age 80 years. 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 cementery.

 

2. Daniel S. ECKROAT 1856-1874

 Tintype photo originally from Art and Margaret Eckroat (des. of John A. ECKROAT) in Oklahoma City. 

 

Born January 1856 - died April 29, 1874

 

Daniel died at the age of 18 years and 3 mos.

Death apparently from drowning due to seizure.

Buried at St. Mary's Cemetery, Scribner (Dodge Co.) Nebraska.

 

 

 

3. John Ananias ECKROAT 1857-1926  (m. M. BAECHLER) 

http://members.aol.com/chersfmly (John & Cherie Clark - see John's Family links)

Born: Dec. 14, 1857, Stark Co. Ohio   Married: Mary Catherine BAECHLER on Feb. 14, 1882 in Ridgeley (Dodge) NE

Died: May 7, 1926, Packington? OK, Buried: Fairlawn Cem, Oklahoma City OK

12 children

 

4. Mary Ellen "Ellen" ECKROAT 1859-1914  (m.  Peter EMANUEL)

Born: Nov. 9, 1859, Stark Co. Ohio   Married Peter EMANUEL on Jan. 17, 1875 in Glencoe (Dodge) NE

Died: Aug. 13, 1914, Ridgeley (Dodge) NE (Bethlehem Twsp), Buried: St. Mary's Cem., Scribner (Dodge) NE

13 children

 

5. Jacob Victor ECKROAT 1861-1937   (m. C. HERGENROEDER)

Born Nov. 25, 1861, Canton (Stark), Ohio  Married: Caroline M. HERGENROEDER on Sept 30, 1880 in Missouri (eloped)

Died: July 5, 1937 in Salina KS  Buried: Mt. Calvery Cem., Salina KS

5 children

 

6. Caroline Elizabeth "Carrie" ECKROAT (Nun - Sr. Maria Constantia I) 1867-1905 

Born: May 5, 1867 in Illinois   Entered Convent: June 19, 1883 at St. Francis in Lafayette IN

Died: Feb. 6, 1905 in St. Bernard NE  Buried: Catholic Cem., Columbus NE

 

There were at least seven nuns in the ECKROAT family – Carrie and six of her nieces (Louise, daughter of brother Lewis, chose her aunt's name and became Sr. Maria Constantia II "Sr. Connie." See more about Louise.

 

7. Peter Francis/Frank  “Pete” ECKROAT 1869-1939   (m. M. STOLL) 

Born: Feb. 5, 1869, Geneseo IL   Married: Mary Magdaline STOLL on April 23, 1895 in Oklahoma City, OK

Died:  Jan. 22, 1939 in Paradise (Butte) CA  Buried: Chico Cem., Chico CA

 

 Photo of Peter Frank and Mary STOLL ECKROAT  from Darrel Jiles.

 

According to the 1885 Census, Dodge Co., North Bend, NE:

Lewis operated a hotel.  Living with his family were his father, Jacob, and brother, Peter.

 

 

 

Carl (son of Pete ECKROAT) and wife, Fern ECKROAT

Much of our ECKROAT family information is due to the diligent research and correspondence of Fern and carried on after her death by her daughter, Dee ECKROAT MARCH.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Records: Note copies in Dee March’s compilation. 

*Handwritten entry of Jacob and Barbara’s marriage.

*“Volunteer Enlistment” of Jacob on Feb. 8, 1864 - served during the Civil War 1864-65, Union enlisted, Company E, 44 Illinois infantry.  Roll records state: residence – 3rd Ward, Chicago (Cook Co.) IL, occupation – carpenter, eyes – grey, hair – brown, complexion – light, height – 5’8”, bounty paid $60, due $240.

*Photos from tintype thought to be Jacob Eckroat (size of qtr., possession of Cora ECKROAT SMALLEY), Lewis & Lizzie, Lewis w/bros. John A., & Jacob V.

*From The Freemont Weekly Herald: Jacob remarried after Barbara’s death to Augusta HOWE SMITH on September 9, 1883, Fremont (Dodge Co.) NE, they divorced on Nov. 19, 1884.  Reason Jacob gave in application for divorce:  Augusta is “guilty of extreme cruelty towards him.” Divorce granted on grounds of wife’s habitual drunkenness.

*Transcript of wills of Jacob Eckroat, Joseph Winkamp, other court documents and letters of administration

*Death record of Lewis Eckroat

 


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This webpage created: 07/16/2005    *    Last edited:  01/14/2006

By Tammy Wild  famtree007@aol.com

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