|Birth: ||Jun. 12, 1867, Sweden|
|Death: ||Jan. 24, 1947|
Source: Obituary of Enoch Eckburg, The Pecatonica News, Pecatonica, IL, Vol. 75, Number 7, Thursday, 30 Jan 1947
Community Mourns Death of Aged Resident
Enoch Eckburg Succumbs Following Month's Illness With Pneumonia; Final Rites Held Monday
Enoch Eckburg, a highly respected and life-long resident of this community, passed away at St. Anthony Hospital, Rockford, on Friday afternoon, January 24, at 2:20 o'clock, following a month's illness with pneumonia. Mr. Eckburg had been seriously ill at his home south of town since Christmas, and was taken to the hospital via ambulance on Sunday afternoon, January 19th, when his condition became critical. At his bedside were his wife, Hulda, four daughters and son.
Mr. Eckburg was born in Ericksburg, Sweden, on January 12, 1867, the son of Hakan and Maria Anderson. The name later was changed to Eckburg.
At the age of 2 years, Enoch and his brother John, came to the United States with their parents in 1869 and settled in Pecatonica, Illinois. Enoch was the last survivor of a family of four brothers.
On September 1st, 1893, he was united in marriage to Hulda Holmberg, of Pecatonica, Illinois. To this happy union were born six children, Della (Mrs. Carl Erlandson), Ethel (Mrs. Oscar S. Johnson), Lillian (Mrs. Stanley Peterson), Gladys (Mrs. Axel Youngren), Arnold, deceased and Glenwood Eckburg.
Mr. and Mrs. Eckburg observed their golden wedding anniversary three years ago last fall, and Mr. Eckburg received many congratulations on his eightieth birthday observed on Sunday, January 12th.
Besides his widow, Hulda and daughters and son, he is survived by six grandsons, Forrest Leroy Erlandson, Frank and Arnold Johnson, David Peterson, Richard and Dale Eckburg. Another grandson, Paul Eckburg, died in infancy.
Mr. Eckburg, in spite of his advanced years, was active and interested in the life of his community up until his last illness. For many years he had been engaged in farming on the homestead south of town. Later, his son Glenwood, took over the management of the farm. He was a former member of the Pecatonica school board and an active and life-long member of the First Lutheran Church of Pecatonica, having served both as deacon and as trustee on the Board of Administration.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the home and at 2:00 o'clock at the First Lutheran Church. The Rev. J.A. Bonander, pastor of the Salem Lutheran Church of Rockford, officiated. Mrs. Hester Fleming, soloist, sang "Beyond the Sunset" and "Going Home." Burial was in the family plot in the Pecatonica Cemetery.
Mr. Eckburg was a man of sterling character, beloved and respected by all who knew him and leaves a host of relatives and friends, who mourn his passing.
Those present from out-of-town attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Carl Erlandson and son Forrest, of St. Paul, Minn., Mrs. Charles Lunden of Ferndale, Mich., Ivan Eckburg of Batavia, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. Axel Youngren, Mrs. Malcolm Anderson, Mrs. Marshall Erickson, Mr. Carroll Anderson, Mr. August Walgren, Mr. Irving Larson, Mr. Herbert Larson, Mrs. Della Haggstrom, Mrs. Andrew Johsnon, Mrs. A.L. Swanson, Mrs. Conrad Peterson, Mrs. Esther Cramer, Mr. and Mrs. F.A. Erlandson, all of Rockford, and Mr. and Mrs. Gern Andre of Freeport, Illinois.
Hulda Gustava Holmberg Eckburg (1874 - 1959)
Della Mabel Eckburg Erlandson (1894 - 1972)*
Ethel Ruth Eckburg Johnson (1898 - 1984)*
Lillian Geneve Eckburg Peterson (1901 - 1972)*
Arnold Enoch Eckburg (1909 - 1911)*
Glenwood Lloyd Eckburg (1912 - 1991)*
Created by: Jonathan Snyder
Record added: May 28, 2011
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