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George Monroe Eikenbary
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Birth: Mar. 5, 1851
Union County
Indiana, USA
Death: Oct. 31, 1924
Pawnee County
Oklahoma, USA

George was the first child of Zachariah and Sarah June Honeyman Eikenbary. Sarah was 22 years old when George was born and Zachariah was 23. On June 5, 1855, when George was four years old and his brother Alfred Pierce was almost two, Zachariah accidentally drowned in the Wabash River, according to family history though not verified. Sarah at the time was pregnant with her third child.

In 1864, Sarah and the three boys joined a wagon train going to Mercer Co., Illinois. George was 13. The family traveled nearly 400 miles with all their possessions. They settled in New Boston Township, with very few people. The family was still there in Jan. 1873 when George sold his interest in the farm back to his mother for $1000, then on the same day, purchased land adjoining his mother's farm. Just two farm properties over was the Welch farm where Amanda Welch, 18, lived with her family. It apparently did not take long for George to notice her, for they were married 1 July 1873, in Mercer Co. The first son Fred was born 8 April 1874.

In Sept. 1874, George and Amanda sold their farm and traveled to Dakota Territory and the Black Hills Gold Rush. The farm sold for $1600. Second son Wilford was born in Bismark, North Dakota in 1875. The gold quest was unsuccessful and they went from there to Butler Co., Iowa and were shown there on the 1880 census. In 1881 they were in Muscatine Co., Iowa but are back in Butler Co. by 1885. Then in 1887 they moved to Camden Co., Missouri. They now had 7 children and 5 more were born in Missouri in a place called Eikenbary Hollow. In 1900 the family packed up once again and went by wagon to Pawnee Co., Oklahoma. George, Amanda and 8 of their children made this journey. They stayed in Pawnee Co. and both are buried in the Bethany cemetery. George died at House Creek, Pawnee, Oklahoma 
Family links: 
  Zachariah Eikenbary (1827 - 1855)
  Amanda Evaline Welch Eikenbary (1854 - 1914)*
  Fred Welch Eikenbary (1874 - 1958)*
  Fred Welch Eikenberry (1874 - 1958)*
  Harve Zachariah Eikenbary (1877 - 1933)*
  George Monroe Eikenburg (1879 - 1936)*
  Wilfred William Eikenberry (1879 - 1950)*
  Frances Bertha Eikenbary Mayfield (1881 - 1949)*
  Frank Washington Eikenbary (1883 - 1961)*
  Grover Cleveland Eikenbary (1885 - 1969)*
  Rose E Eikenbary Chambers (1886 - 1927)*
  Loyd W. Eikenbary (1890 - 1912)*
  Effie Jane Eikenbary Howell (1892 - 1970)*
  Van Allen Eikenbary (1893 - 1971)*
  Lawrence Rollo Eikenbary (1897 - 1965)*
  George Monroe Eikenbary (1851 - 1924)
  Alfred Pierce Eikenbary (1853 - 1942)*
  Francis G Washington Eikenbary (1855 - 1909)*
*Calculated relationship
Bethany Cemetery
Pawnee County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: East Section
Created by: PAPA Ross
Record added: Jun 12, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27514069
George Monroe Eikenbary
Added by: PAPA Ross
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- Debbie McGinley
 Added: Dec. 9, 2013

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