Morrison Eckert was born around 1850 in Ohio to George and Harriett Eckert. Morrison moved to Lakefield Township from Charlestown, Portage County, Ohio. He was married to Mary F. Dillworth on September 17, 1874 in Portage County, Ohio. They had a son, Herbert James Eckert who was born on December 11, 1876 in Charlestown, Portage County, Ohio.
By 1880, Morrison owned 28 acres of tilled land, 5 acres of pasture and 57 acres of woodland or forest in Lakefield Township.
Morrison was elected to the following Lakefield Township offices:
Constable on April 5, 1880.
Constable on April 4, 1881
Township Supervisor on April 3, 1882.
Morrison died on January 13, 1895 in Lakefield Township at the age of 45 years old. He died of Bright's Disease.
According to Find-A-Grave Morrison Eckert is buried in Charlestown Cemetery, Charlestown, Portage County, Ohio – Plot: Section B, Row 07. It also notes: buried in Michigan.
SOURCES: Lakefield Township Records; Morrison and Mary F. Dillworth Morrison marriage record; Herbert James Eckert marriage record; U.S. Census; 1880 Michigan Agriculture Census; Morrison Eckert death record of Michigan; and Find-A-Grave.
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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