JOHN M. AND MARY A. HENNING ECKHART
John M. Eckhart was born May 18, 1860 in New York to Charles and Katherine Elizabeth Brown Eckhart. He married Mary A. Henning Eiseler on April 14, 1885 in Bingham Township, St. Johns, Clinton County, Michigan. Mary was born in 1853 in Buffalo, New York.
John and Mary had the following children:
female Eckhart was born December 16, 1885 in Bingham, Clinton County, Michigan
Elizabeth Tressa Eckhart was born January 1, 1888 in Clinton County, Michigan and died January 7, 1945 in Alma, Gratiot County, Michigan.
Twin – Katie Eckhart was born in November 1890 in Bingham Township, Clinton County, Michigan.
Twin – Fannie Eckhart was born in November 1890 in Bingham Township, Clinton County, Michigan.
Pearly Eckhart was born August 26, 1893 in Bingham Township, Clinton County, Michigan but in 1893 his family lived in Lakefield Township.
Thomas Frank Eckhart was born October 1, 1898 in Lakefield Township and died May 1, 1909 in Lakefield Township due to being thrown off a horse. He is buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Lakefield Township.
In 1890, John Eckhart and his family were living in Bingham Township, Clinton County, Michigan but by 1893 they were living in Lakefield Township. They owned 40 acres in Section 10 on the east side of Merrill Road between Swan Creek and Roosevelt Roads. Their neighbors were Jessie Baker, Charles Zarbock, Ed Vondette, William Dumaux and Frances Dumaux.
John died March 29, 1906 and Mary died in 1928. They are both buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Lakefield Township.
SOURCES: 1896 Lakefield Township Plat Map; John and Mary Eckhart's marriage record of Clinton County, Michigan; Elizabeth T. Eckhart birth record; 1900 U.S. Census; Thomas Frank Eckhart birth and death records; Elizabeth Tressa Eckhart death record, Katie and Fannie Eckhart birth record; Pearly Eckhart birth record; female Eckhart birth record; John M. Eckhart death record; Charles Eckhart Jr. death record; and Find A Grave Website.
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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