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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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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
Stephanie Kirby
Henrich, Eckroat, Yinger families
Hello. You have done such a fantastic job of research! Thanks for putting it all where we can access it! Very appreciated!

I am trying to figure out the connection between my ancestor, John Yinger (Junger) Sr and Peter Eckroat (sic). John's son married Mary Magdalene Henry (Henrich), born in 1805 in Mifflinvjlle. Her parents are unknown to me. She married John Yinger (Junger)Jr about 1826. Peter Eckroat signed the administrative bond of John Yinger's (Sr) estate in 1823 in Mifflin, Columbia Co PA. You have two Eckenroths going to Mifflin: Daniel (1794) and Carl (1802). Do you have any more info that might help me untangle these relationships? I'd be glad share my research on the Yinger family if you are interested. Thanks ahead of time for any help you might be able to give. Sincerely, Stephanie (Yinger) Kirby
Added by Stephanie Kirby on Jan 27, 2015 10:50 AM
Lois (Eckenrode) Stafford
Ida M. Noel Eckenrod

Regarding Ida M. Noel Eckenrode,# 415646280. You have her buried at Saint Michael's Cambria County but she is buried at Saint Monica's in Cambria County.

She is buried with her husband and there is a picture of their double tombstone. Joseph Eckenrode # 90094325 and his wife Ida M. Noel Eckenrode # 90094305

I know you entered her first but since it is wrong cemetery maybe you can transfer your information and then delete her with the incorrect cemetery.

Thank you for considering this. I am also sending a copy of this to Michelle
Added by Lois (Eckenrode) Stafford on Nov 09, 2014 10:58 PM
Evelyn Nightingale
Henry Lutz and Magdalena Follweiler
I'm trying to help some women become members of DAR through Frederick Leaser's (Leiser, Leasure)
granddaughter Magdalena Follweiler. I noticed that you included references in the information as to the source of your information. Can you share that with me or let me know where I can obtain it.

Thank you.
Added by Evelyn Nightingale on Nov 05, 2014 1:18 PM
Patrick R. Hare
Henry Kuhn
I saw your request of a photo for Henry Kuhn in Bally, but he most likely was buried in the old section of the cemetery. The stones have been washed away and are stacked along a fence now.
Added by Patrick R. Hare on Sep 17, 2014 7:14 PM
Dennis Friedman
Re: Mary Elizabeth Henrich
if you are interested I have posted a picture of Mary Elizabeth Henrich,
Thank you
Added by Dennis Friedman on Sep 01, 2014 4:59 PM
Tom Crago
Eckroate Family history
I am researching a bit more Eckroate family history on my wife's side of the family. It seems you have quite a bit in that regard. Her maternal great-grandmother was Mary Elizabeth Eckroate, who married Archbishop Dillon. My email is Would love to hear from you.

Tom Crago
Colorado Springs
Added by Tom Crago on Jun 24, 2014 3:52 PM
An Oregonian
RE: Christian Henrich Sr.
I am pretty sure you have checked this out too.
In any case, I did find that it was an "area," look in Wikipedia.
Added by An Oregonian on Jun 09, 2014 10:29 AM
An Oregonian
RE: David Zehner and Elizabeth (Henrich)
Thank you for your lengthy replies. Greatly appreciated. I did get the Maria ladies confused. David and Elizabeth Henrich were my 3rd Great grandparents.
1) Johann Adam
2) David and Elizabeth Henrich
3) Solomon (1805-1852) m Saloma/Salome Hoppes
4) John (1837-1911) m Sarah Jane Wickizer
5) Solomon (1866-1953) m Hattie May Vredenburgh
6) Alice Zehner m Philip H. Lounsberry
7) Ann Lounsberry m 1) Richard E. Rampke
2) Charles H. Monnier
Added by An Oregonian on Jun 09, 2014 9:15 AM
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