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Joseph (#46929160)
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Erkerode/ Die Endung -rode deutet auf einen Hof auf gerodetem Land)
Averoth. Family

Origin of Family: Lotharingia / Germany
Suggestions would be: Latin "Ogelrode", Eckenroth Bad Kreutznach, NRW Eggerode, Billerbeck, Koblenz, Coblenz, Kowelenz, Coblentz, Koblenz Niederberg areas. There are
also areas near Duesseldorf just east Erkrath.

Please note: Endung -rath oder -rot/-rode or -roth does not matter.

Haus Bavier: (in alten Quellen auch Buer, Buir oder Buyr)
Das Haus erscheint erstmals als fränkischer Adelshof Erkerode im Jahr 1147. 1189 erscheint es als Wasserburg und Rittersitz von Daniel de Erkerode. 1221 wird ein Konrad von Erkrath (Erkerohde) erwähnt. Seine Mutter war eine Schwester des Edelherrn Heinrich von Denn (Danne).[1] 1367 erscheint das Haus als Sitz eines Ritters von Schönrath. Sources: Haus Bavier Wilkipedia

Eckenroth is located between Bad Kreuznach and Simmern. It is one of the smallest village located in the Stromberg area.

In the Stromberger Census (Stromberger Zinsbuch) books you can see the family listed names as "Ockenrait" and "Oeckenrod".

Die Herren von Erkenrode waren vermutlich auch
die Bauherren und ersten Patronatsherren der
Katholischen Pfarrkirche.

Erkrad, Erckraidt oder Erckrat(h)
3 weitere Namesnstraeger: de Erkenrode de Erkenrodhe genannt.

There are three old names I am aware of:
Bernerus de Everkrothe
Siegebertus de Everekrothe
Daniel de Erkerode

It is thought that in the 12th century the town "Eggerode" in North Rhein Westphalia was founded by a Knight from "Eckenroth" of Bad Kreuznach also with the help from the Stryck family of Switzerland. The town of Eckenroth in Badkreuznach, RL-Pfalz, Germany. The town had a religious Catholic background that taught relgious education by Swiss Catholic Clergymen.

In the 17th century you see the family living near Eggerode Germany in Billerbeck, Coesfeld, Bork and the Schoeppingen area.

Families left from Rotterdam, Nederlande

Settled in Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the area of the Blue Moutains near the Kings Highway near Steinsville, PA. AKA: Indian trail=Kings highway in Lynn township, Lehigh, Co., PA.

Our family was visited by Roman Catholic Jesuit Priest "Father Theodore Schneider" and also mentioned in the Goshenhoppen Records by sacraments performed at the house and at Asperum Collem or Spitzenberg in Albany township, Berks, Co., PA.

Parts of the Eckroth farm were sold to the Donat family and were later known as the Donat Farm.
My 1st generation Grandfather was killed by an Indian while plowing the field. He had his daughter with him but she had managed to escape the attack. (I don't know which daughter escaped) My uncle mentioned to me about a Indian attack in our family but would not confirm which side. He mentioned that the head had been put on a fence post. I could not get any other information but I'll try my other uncles to get what I can at a later date.

Family farm located in Lehigh Co., PA "Lynn township" Other family lines that are known to me are: Lutz, Eck, Kuhn, Henrich/Henry, Neier/Nauer, Schlosser and many others.

My family line moved to Stark Co., Ohio then to Nebraska and into Oklahoma.

Johnan/Joan/John Diet. Eckrodt and Anna Margaretha (Geddinck)....(This is the current thought of mine anyway).

George Eckroth/Eckroat and Anna Maria (Nauer/Neier) Note of interest: George's children were taken into guardianship by David Zehner, since most of George's children were under age when George Eckroth died. The Oswald family also had an interst in obtaining guardianship for the children under age 14 but in the end it was the Zehner family. David Zehner's wife was Elizabeth Henrich born March 11th 1770 in Pottsville, Schuylkill Co, PA. After George's death, Anna Mary/Maria Neier married Christian Henrich Jr.

Daniel Eckroad and Rebecca (Eckerott/Eckenroth)
(Yes, He married his did his brother)

Jacob D. Eckroate and Barbara (Kleis)

John Ananias Eckroat and Mary Catharine (Baechler)

William M. Eckroat Sr. and Mary Alice (Hall)

William M. Eckroat Jr. and Kathryn (Kloiber)

William M. Eckroat III. and Gayle (Gasper)

I got an email from a guy in Eggerode Germany and he mentioned to me that one time they use to have these shooting matches and people would come from all around Germany and Switzerland and that something went terribly wrong, (Gun powder?), one year and people were killed and the town Priest put an end to these shooting matches... I've always wondered if part of the Jacob Egg/Eck family of Switzerland came to these matches. Jacob Egg/Eck was a gun maker. I have no other information. I also heard about the Stryck family having some interest in Eggerode Germany.

Ovid E. Eckroate wrote some information about the Eckroate family in which tells this story:

"An interesting story survives for the Eckroate ancestry. It seems there were three Eckroate brothers being pursued by Indians alone the river. (What river? perhaps the Ohio). Two of the brothers were caught and killed. The remaining brother escaped by hiding in the roots of a tree. It is from this surviving brother that the Eckroate lineage supposedly descended. The Eckroates that settled in Ohio were supposed to have come from Pennsylvania." (Ovid E Eckroate 9 March 1990.)

Research shows us that the family is Roman Catholic but in those days very few Parishes were set up in the area. (Mass houses were mostly used) In some other cases protestants would call upon a visiting Catholic Priest to administer Sacraments, even protestants themselves would request Sacraments of the Church. I have also noticed that they may have gone to the German reformed Church and part of the family has gone to the Zion Reform and Friedens.

Update note: The Friedenskirche was allowed to share the Roman Catholic Church at St. Michael's in Koblenz Germany Rhein-Hunsrueck

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Sue McGraw Robertson
Eckenrode family
Hi Joseph - I just wanted to add my thanks for all the Eckenrode information and documentation that you have posted on Find a Grave. My husbands line comes down to Mary Ann Eckenrode who married Solomon Taylor. Sue

Added by Sue McGraw Robertson on Jun 21, 2016 8:34 PM
John W Eckenrode Find A Grave Memorial# 63823970

Would you please change his middle name to Washington? William was NOT his middle name. It has been confusing for some due to the fact that his son John William is called John W. Eckenrode, Jr.

It can be confusing but I would really appreciate it if you could change his name to correctly reflect it.

Thank you.
Added by maryiscontrary on May 06, 2016 7:32 PM
Mary Pinto Kahler
#85133013 Gibson/Schmitt
Thank you so much for the information on Find A Grave! I am confused about the information on Gibson/Schmitt they were not married at all or had children together single?
Added by Mary Pinto Kahler on Mar 20, 2016 9:44 AM
Kenneth Schaeffer
Simon Adam or Simon Adams
I just found that you created two memorials for the same person. One as Simon Adam and the other as Simon Adams. Both 1804-1868.
Added by Kenneth Schaeffer on Feb 11, 2016 9:14 AM

I notice you state Francis Xavier Stengel was the husband of a "Susan Witman" as well as Elizabeth Kehs Miller-Stengel. I can't seem to find anything to prove this relationship. May I ask (if you remember)how you came about the name "Susan Witman" as his wife? Memorial# 40955273 @ Most Blessed Sacrament Church Cemetery,Bally,Berks County,Pennsylvania,USA
I am a GG-Grand-daughter to Francis Xavier Stengel.
Thank you for any response.

Added by Bonnie.Stengel.Schantz on Jan 05, 2016 6:09 AM
Hi, I noticed you added the Schlosser names to the Asperum Collem Mass House cemetery in Pennsylvania. I wanted to say thanks. If you need any photos taken in Stark County, OH that is where I live and I can try to get them for you.
Added by flowerkin on Jul 05, 2015 5:44 PM
Doris Holland
Edwin Eckroth -Drehersville Cemetery
Name on tombstone is Edwin.
Added by Doris Holland on May 18, 2015 9:43 AM
John W. Coffey
Utzmans in Berks Co.
I was happy to find your memorial with the transcription of the baptismal record for Georg/George Utzman, a very distant uncle. Could you tell me the church and where you found this record? Is a digital image available?

Many thanks.
Added by John W. Coffey on Mar 30, 2015 8:10 AM
Lois (Eckenrode) Stafford
Have been working on the Eckenrode family. I keep seeing you as entering an enormous amount of them. Just want to Thank you again.

I am curious who are your Eckenrode ancestors? My line is from Cambria Co., Pa.,starting there with
John Eckenrode/ Anna Catherine Reppert and up to my father who was born there.

Lois (Eckenrode) Stafford

Added by Lois (Eckenrode) Stafford on Feb 14, 2015 11:22 PM
Mary Malsberger
Hi Joseph, Thank you so much for all the contributions you have made to Find A Grave! Truly impressive!
I am so excited to find the headstone of my great, great, great grandmother, Mary Malsberger. Everything matches perfectly with all the research that I've done.
But, I was always told and it was recorded by my grandfather that Mary Malsberger's maiden name was Kuhn.
Could you tell me how you know her maiden name was Mauger? I would love to do research on that line of my family. Thanks. Schuyler
Added by Schuyler on Jan 30, 2015 11:26 AM
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