Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan
Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan

Charles Eckhart Jr.

Maggie with John and Beulah Eckhart






Charles Eckhart Jr. was born on September 7, 1869 in Clinton County, Michigan to Charles and Katherine Elizabeth Brown Eckhart. Charles married Margaret “Maggie” Raymond on April 11/22 1903 in Ithaca, Gratiot County, Michigan. Margaret was born in August 1882 in Michigan to J. Raymond.







Charles and Maggie's children were:

  1. John Eckhart was born 1903. He married Helen B. Russell on October 7, 1929 in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan

  2. Beulah Maud Eckhart was born March 5, 1905 in Saginaw County, Michigan. She married Floyd Gillette on September 16, 1922 in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan. Beulah died on August 24, 1929 in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan.

  3. Dewinna/Edwinna was born 1909. She married William Howard Dougherty on August 27, 1932 in Calhoun County, Michigan.

  4. Rolland Eckhart was born 1913.


In the 1896 Lakefield Township Plat Map, C. Eckhart owns 20 acres in Section 15 on the north side of Lakefield Road between Merrill and Fenmore Roads. Their neighbors were: William Schramm, John Wellington, David Badgero, George Robinson, Frank Baker, Alex Ogilvie, Jennette Parker, and Edward Miller.


Charles was elected as Lakefield Township Constable on April 4, 1898.


By 1920, Charles and his family are living in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan.


Charles died July 3, 1934 in Marengo, Calhoun County, Michigan.




SOURCES: Lakefield Township Records; 1900, 1910, and 1920 U.S. Census; Charles and Maggie Raymond Eckhart marriage record; Beulah Eckhart Gillett death record; John Eckhart marriage record; Edwina Eckhart Dougherty marriage record; Charles Eckhart Jr. death record; picture from Della Miller McKay's picture collection; Lakefield Township Cemetery..

Pioneers of Lakefield Township - Left to Right: Jacob Brown, Lawrence Dubay, Alva Hinterman, David Dubay, Mr. Harris, George Easlick, Calvin Harris;   Ray Rowell standing towards the top of photo and his daughters, Mildred, Dorothy, and Carrie Rowell,  sitting on the wood pile.    Carry Rowell later married Fred Honaman.     photo from John and Linda Honaman Johnson.



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