Michael emigrated from Germany to the U.S. sometime before 1858. He was the son of Heinrich & Barbara Frelich Eckhart. Martha Eckhart Reinoehl--in Fairfield Cemetery--was his younger sister. He managed a farm in the vicinity of Fairfield and the couple raised several children. In addition to the children linked below, one other daughter was:
Martha L. Eckhart 47181915 (died while still a child) (1867 - 1869)--buried Fairfield Cem.
In addition to the daughter, above, Michael Eckhart had at least 2 siblings, younger sisters, who came to this country.
The first was Elizabeth Eckhart Oberlin (Ms. Benjamin) 74376684 (1842 - 1930)
The second (also mentioned above) was Martha Eckhart Reinoehl (Ms. Solomon) 7390875 (1847 - 1928). Martha was Harold C. Urey's grandmother.