Louisa(e) Frances "Sister Connie" ECKROAT
Sister Maria Constantia II
Lewis Anthony ECKROAT (1854-1935) and wife
Elizabeth "Lizzie" DAUM WINKAMP (1857-1896) had 5 children:
Click on the names below to find out more about them.
Lewis Anthony ECKROAT b: June 21, 1854 Canton (Stark) 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 (Wasco) OR d: July 14, 1903 Boulder CO (per Tillie's letter)
+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 George & Louise - 1st Communion
c. 1894 June 13, 1897 St. Francis Academy
Top: (left to right standing) Matilda and Charlotte; Columbus, Nebraska
Left to Right: George, Lewis (seated), Charles (center),
Elizabeth (seated), Louise (standing)
Family Memories and Other Information
From Sister Connie’s Journal: “My history – born Wednesday, April 28, 1886, at North Bend, Nebraska. Six weeks later we went to a claim in Colorado, near Fleming. In 1893 we moved to Iliff. In December 1895 we went to Denver, in June 1896 came back to Iliff. My mother and I went to Snyder NE in August 1896. She died there September 5, 1896. Made our first Holy Communion on June 13, 1897. Went back to Iliff in the fall of 1897. We came in a covered wagon back to Nebraska. Lived in Snyder one year and Omaha one year. Charlie and I went back to Columbus 1899-1905. I entered the convent May 1, 1905.”
Entries in her journal detail her music studies, service as an organist and school teacher (taught music and choir). September 16, 1965, she recorded “had my eye removed.” She had eye problems since childhood. (Of interest to note that her father, Lewis, also had lost an eye and had a glass replacement made.) There were at least seven nuns in the ECKROAT family – an aunt and five cousins of Louise’s.
Photos: Sr. Connie with her father, Lewis ECKROAT, brother George and niece, Georgia ECKROAT KNIGHT and her sons.
From Barbara ECKROAT WILD: Recalling the first time I saw her without her “habit” on: seeing her closely cropped, grey hair, I realized her human side – that she was my aunt. (Babs saved her journal and scrapbook – now in possession of M.Valerie ECKROAT DITTMAN.)
From Robert WILD: I remember when she visited us in Olympia in the early 1970’s, she was heavy set, short, and very sweet.
This webpage created: 07/16/2005 * Last edited: 01/14/2006
By Tammy Wild email@example.com
Our line: George ECKROAT>Lewis ECKROAT>Jacob ECKROATE>Daniel ECKROATE>George ECKROTH>Johann(es) ECKROTH