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Sylvester Eckler Behney
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Birth: Jan. 24, 1858
Pine Grove
Schuylkill County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jul. 27, 1917
South Bend
St. Joseph County
Indiana, USA

Sylvester was born to Elizabeth "Eliza" Eckler in Pine Grove, Schuylkill Co.,PA - Was raised by grandparents - Henry & Margaret Keiser Eckler and Aunts & Uncles. By 1880 - He would locate to So. Bend, IN where several aunts & uncles had settled - later joined by younger half brothers - John Mahlon Miller and Andrew Wilson Miller and sister Elizabeth "Lizzie" Miller House. Sylvester married Lavinia (Lovinia) Stroup January 12, 1881 in Niles, Berrien Co., MI. They had no children. In the 1900 Census - they were living in Buchanan, Berrien Co., MI - brother - Andrew Wilson Miller boarding with them. The couple then moved to So. Bend till their passing. After Sylvester's death in 1917 - Lovinia married William Halliday - August 3, 1920 in So.Bend. She passed away July 19, 1928 in So.Bend. Sylvester and Lovina are buried together in Riverview Cemetery. Although cemetery records indicate a burial spot - no stones could be found. His Mother - Eliza Eckler Miller - is buried near Andrew in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Buchnan, MI. Submitted by Cousin - Anita (Eckler - Frucci)Rodgers 
 
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 Parents:
  Elizabeth Anna Eckler Miller (1837 - 1912)
 
 Spouse:
  Lovina Stroup Behney (1866 - 1928)
 
 Siblings:
  Sylvester Eckler Behney (1858 - 1917)
  Mahlon M Miller (1871 - 1954)*
  Elizabeth Miller House (1873 - 1926)*
  Andrew Wilson Miller (1877 - 1933)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Riverview Cemetery
South Bend
St. Joseph County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Sec A Lot 469
 
Created by: Anita Rodgers
Record added: Aug 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57026540
Sylvester Eckler Behney
Added by: Anita Rodgers
 
Sylvester Eckler Behney
Added by: Anita Rodgers
 
Sylvester Eckler Behney
Added by: Anita Rodgers
 
 
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- Anita Rodgers
 Added: Jul. 6, 2012
 
 
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