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Charles J.M. "Charley" Eickhoff
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Birth: Sep. 27, 1872
Montgomery County
Ohio, USA
Death: Apr. 18, 1945
Montgomery County
Ohio, USA

Charley's mother was Eliza Fissel. Barbara Dales Eickhoff (who lies near him at Poplar Hill Cemetery as does his father, Herman Eickhoff), was his stepmother. Note that his birthday is given as 1872 while the stone gives 1873. The 1872 came from his birth record. Charley also lies not far across Poplar Hill from his maternal grandparents, John and Rebecca Fissel.

He died of a probable heart attack as he was found in a woods across the road from his house which still stands at the corner of Frederick and Jackson Roads in Butler Twp., (Montgomery County), OH. He lived and farmed on that 20 acres for years (census records as far back as 1910 show him on this same property). It is thought that he was in the woods hunting for mushrooms. Residents of that area who were children when Charley passed away remember him as a really nice man. They can remember that he walked from his house to Union, market basket in hand, to do his grocery shopping - no small task on the hills and over the river that lie between his home and Union.

Charley's farm adjoined that of my paternal grandparents. Recently, going through some of my grandmother's papers, I ran across this poem, author unknown.

"Charlie

Today, we pay last tribute
To a neighbor and a friend.
He it was who held great courage
and high virtues to the end.

Three generations knew him
In his cottage by the road;
Knew his honesty and kindness
As he carried his own load.

Honest toil and regulation
Marked his three score years and ten.
And for us, we'll hold remembrances
Of his friendliness to man.

Different now, will be his corner.
Which he kept for years past.
But the loyalty of Charlie
We'll remember to the last."
 
 
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 Parents:
  Herman H. Eickhoff (1836 - 1903)
 
 Siblings:
  Charles J.M. Eickhoff (1872 - 1945)
  Son Eickhoff (1887 - 1902)*
  Harry Herman Eickhoff (1894 - 1922)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Poplar Hill Cemetery
Vandalia
Montgomery County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Northern Section, Lot 16, grave 22
 
Maintained by: boomergirl
Originally Created by: RobMinteer57
Record added: Aug 20, 2012
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Charles J.M. Charley Eickhoff
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Charles J.M. Charley Eickhoff
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 Added: Mar. 17, 2015
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