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Corp Christian "Christ'n Eckerott Eckrodt Eckroth Eckroate" Eckenroth
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Birth: 1751
Death: Nov. 22, 1817
Columbia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Christian Eckenroth (3) son of John Peter Eckenroth(2) See bio: John Peter Eckenroth (2)

Listed as "Christian Eckroth" in the cemetery records

Husband of Catharine Schlosser (1st wife)
Husband of Mary Magdalen Schlosser (2nd wife)

Update note: Old infomration was born in 1751 died November 22, 1817 which may or may not be in error.

Update note: New information on tombstone says:

Memory of
Christian Eckroth
Who was born the 5/6_?th day of
October __? and departed
this life the 8th day of Novem
ber 1814 Aged 66 Years 1
Month 5 days

If this is true, then his birthday would be October 6th, 1748

Submitter's note: This may be Christian Eckroth Tombstone rather than Christian Eckenroth's (Further research is needed.)

Christ'n Eckerott is listed in A Gerneral Class Roll of the 6th Battalion Militia of North'n County command by Coll. Henry Geiger and Major Frederich Sagler 1782. (Page 503) Source: "Pennsylvania archives By Samuel Hazard, John Blair Linn, William Henry Egle, George Edward Reed, Thomas Lynch Montgomery, Pennsylvania.

Please note: The Schlosser sisters are the daughter of Joseph Schlosser and Anna Mary Molloch/Morloch

Christian Eckenroth (3)had seven children:

1. Elizabeth Eckroth(4) born 25th February 1785 by first wife. Elizabeth Eckroth (4) married Adam Miller around 1806 in Mifflin Northumberland Co., PA.

2. Christian Eckroth (4) born about 22nd January 1787 by second wife. Christian died April 3rd 1847 Bethlehem Stark Co., Ohio buried in St. Clement's Navarre, OH. He married Elizabeth around 1811 in Mifflin Northumberland Co., PA. See bio: Christian Eckroate (4)

3. Peter Eckroth (4) born 10th November 1790 in Dauphin Co., PA. by second wife. Peter Eckroth died July 17th 1848 Mifflinville, Columbia County, PA. He married Lydia around 1814 in Mifflin Columbia County, PA. See bio: Peter Eckrote (4)

4. Polly "Pollij" Eckroth (4) brn 1791-1792. by second wife.

5. Margaret "Peggy" Eckroth (4) born 19 April 1793 by second wife. See bio: Margaret Rebecca "Peggy" (Eckenroth) Eckroate She married her 2nd cousin Daniel Eckroth. They moved to Stark County, Ohio.

6. Mary Eckroth (4) born 1801 -1804 by second wife. See bio: Mary (Eckenroth) Eckroate She married her 2nd cousin John Eckroth. They also moved to Stark County, Ohio.

7. Catharine Eckroth (4) brn. 1801-1804 Mifflin Township, Northumberland, Co.,PA. Catharine married Henry Wehr around 1818 Mifflin Township, Columbia County, PA.

In April 1784 Christian Eckenroth married his first wife; Catharine Anna Schlosser. On the same day her sister Magdalen Schlosser married Christopher Flower (GR, page 110 and 111; "Records", Volume 3, pages 387 and 388). Catharine Anna and Magdalen were the daughters of Joseph and Anna Mary Margaret Schlosser of Richmond Township, Berks County. Catharine Anna's birthdate is unknown but her sister Mary Magdalen was born 2 October 1767, baptised 26 October 1767 according to her baptismal record filed at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Philidelphia. (GR, pages 97, 140, 150, 163, 193, 243; "Records", Volume 11, page 50, and volume 61, page 188). (WK-book 152)

Christian Eckenroth and Catharine Anna (Schlosser)Eckenroth had their first child, Elizabeth (4) on 25th February, 1785. She was baptised 13 March 1785 at Spitzenberg. Spitzenberg is also known as Asperum Collem. (GR, page 97, "Records, volume 3, page 374).

Christian's second child was born 22nd January 1789 by his second wife Mary Magdalen. (GR, page 141, "Records", volume 8, page 349)

Sometime between the birth of Elizabeth (4) and the conception of his second child in 1788, his first wife; Catharine Anna (Schlosser) Eckroth, had died. Polly (4), Christian's second daughter was born between 1791 and 1792. It is uncertain of the exact birthdate.

In any event, Christian (3) married his second wife Mary Magdalen during the period 1785-1788. Her maiden name has not yet been found with certainty. However, Joseph Schlosser, Catharine Anna's father, whose wife apparently predeceased him, wrote his will on 22nd December 1820 which was probated on 22nd November 1821 (Book and page number not copied) in Berks County. In it he named his seven surviving children: George, John, Jacob, Joseph, Magdalens Flower, Margaret Swartz, and Maria Eckroth. Based on this will it may believed that Christian Eckroth's second wife may have been Maria (Magdlena) Schlosser, the sister of his first wife Catharine Anna Schlosser. Did Joseph Schlosser have two daughters named Mary Magdalen; one married to Christopher Flower, the other to Christian Eckroth (3) and his second wife? I believe he did. (WK-book page 153)

In 1785 and 1786, Christian Eckroth (3) was assessed taxes for one head of cattle but no land in Lynn Township, Northampton County (PA Archives, Series 3, Volume 19, pages 117 and 239).

In November 1787, he was still in Northampton County serving in the County Militia. I believe he moved about 1788 since he did not appear on the Tax rolls of Northampton County for that year (PA Archives, Series 3, Volume 19, page 338).

In 1790 he was found in Dauphin County, PA (1790 Census, page 92, Township not specified).

By 1800 he had moved to Mifflin Township, Northumberland County which on 22nd March 1813 became part of Columbia County. ("History of Columbia and Montour Counties, PA."; J.H. Battle; Chicago, A. Warner & Co.; 1887; page 55). (WK-book page 153).

On March 23rd 1807 through August 11th 1808, Christian Eckroth Purchased 170 acres of land from Daniel Fowler (Northumberland County Deed Book 2, page 470).

Christian Eckroth (3) died in Mifflin township Columbia county, PA betwwen 9 and 22nd November 1817 leaving a will. (LDS File #954835, pages 77-79; Columbia County file 3, Book and page not copied).

The will indicates that at the time of writing, Christian (3) naming them them according to the custom of the time in two groups -males first followed by female and within each group by order of birth- sons: Christian (4) and Peter (4); daughters: Elizabeth(4), Polly (4), Peggy (Margaret)(4), Mary (4), and Catharine (4).

It should be noted that Catharine (4) was apparently the only daughter unmarried as of 9th Novmeber 1817 when Christian (3) wrote his will. On 20th September 1823 the plot of land bequeathed to John and Mary by Christian (3) was released and conveyed to them by Adam and Elizabeth Miller, John and Polly Miller, Daniel and Margaret (Peggy) Eckroad, and Henry and Catharine Wehr. On 15th November 1823, John and Mary Eckroad sold this land situatied next to Daniel Eckroad's land in Mifflin Township, Columbia County to Jacob Nude. (LDS #955162, page 42, Columbia county book and page # not copied). These documents are especially significant since they identify the husbands of the daughter of Christian Eckenroth (3). (WK-book page 154)


In the name of God Amen. I Christian Eckroot, Senior, of the Township of Mifflin, County of Columbia and state of Pennsylvania. Farmer being very sick and weak in body but of sound mind memory and under-standing blessed be God for the same but considering the uncertainty of this transitory life do make & publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following to wit principally and first of all I command my immortal soul into the hands of God who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent & Christian like manner at the discretion of my Executors here in after named & as to such worldly estate which it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give and dispose of the same in the following manner to wit. first I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Maria Magdalena the small house near the large dwelling it is to be plastered weather boarded & my two sons is to keep the house in good repair during her life & the dresser & all that is therein is her own one ten plate stove two beds bedsteads & what belongs thereto twenty bushel rye ten bushel of wheat nine bushels of Buckwheat one Bushel Ingin Corn one fat hog to weigh one hundred fifty & or twenty five pounds of beaf Eighteen pounds coffee thirty lb sugar one pound _______ tea two pounds chocolate half pound pepper half pound alspice twelve bushels potatoes & to plant in the garden as much as she pleases and when she is unable to plant she is to have liberty to take as much as she wants for her own use one barrel of sider if their is sider made on the farm if she is unable the aples is to be brought in the house to her and to have as many peachesas she wants for her own use and the dry-house is to be for her own use twenty pounds of clean swingled flax and to have liberty with the fowls and eggs for her own use she is to receive these articles yearly and every year during her life and if she should move off the premises and dont move more than ten miles the articles is to be brought to her in the house again and her grain is to be taken to mill and to brought to her in the house again and to have her choise of one of the cows and if the cow dont please her she may return it & take another to have one gallon of rum yearly and the cow is to go paster where the other cattle goes on the farm & the cow is to be fed threw the winter with the other cattle one skillet & one frien pan one small Iron pot one large copper kettle & one copper tea ketle & if my two sons will buy her one other copper kittle does hold half as much then the boys is to have the large kettle between them two tin buckets two small washing tubs she is to have her chest & all her clothing & to have one pot Trammel & spining wheal & real one table & three chairs my sons is to hawl her firewood to the door & to chop it & carriet in the house and secondly I give unto my two sons Christian & Peter my farm to be equally divided between them the hundred & forty acres more or less were I live on at present & likewise I give unto my wife the shovel & fire tongs the grain is to be thrashed out & taken to market & the expence to be paid out of the estate I give unto my daughter Polly one cow I give unto my daughter Caty two cows when she maries to be paid out of the Estate and likewise I give unto Caty one case of drawers one table like Marys & one bedstead bed & beding one Iron Pot I give one Iron Pot unto Elizabeth, Peggy each one I likewise I giv and bequth unto my five Daughters Elizabeth Polly Peggy Mary & Catherine Each fifty acres of Land adjoining John Hearns Philip Horlocher and others if i hold the hill land I give unto my soninlaw John Eckroot fifty acres of Land ajoining his wife share I give her my soninlaw John Ecroot paid towards the hill land to kunckle Eighty to dollars i further give yearly unto my wife Six Dollars to be paid out of the Estate and the over plus of the hill and after each has their shares to be divided among my sons and Daughters Equally I gve my wife the forty bushels of grain for one year which is on the place at present and my sons is not to give any grain the first year, and after my debts are all paid off and there be any overplus then to be divided between my Beloved wife & children Eqully I give unto my beloved wife yearly Six pounds wool I hereby appoint my son Christan Eckroot and Peter Yohe Junior sole Executors of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all former will by me made In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand & seal the 9th day of November in the year of our Lord 1817
Christian (his X mark) Eckroot Senior (seal) signed sealed published and declared by the named Christian Eckroot Senior to be his Last will and testament in the presence of us who have here unto subscribed our names as witness in the presence of the testator David Bitting Peter Yohe Columbia County Pennsylvania be it remembered that on the 22nd day of November 1817 personally appeared before me Josiah McClure Register for said County David Gitting and Peter Yohe the two subscribing witness to the within will and being sworn according to Law did depose and say that they were personally present and saw Christian Eckroot Senior the within Testator make his mark publish and declare the same as and for his last will and testament and at the time of so doing the said Testator was of sound mind disposing membory and understanding and that they witnessed the same in the presence and at the request of the Testator and in the presence of each other and that their names David Gitting and Peter Yohe subscribe thereto as witneses are their own proper land writng and further deponents Saith not Daniel Gitting Peter Yohe Sworn and subscribed before Josiah McClure Register Be it Remembered that on the 22nd day of November A D 1817 before Josiah McClure Register for Said County was proved and approved the last will and testament of Christian Eckroot Senior late of Mifflin Township Deceased of which the proceding is a true copy and letters Testamentary in due and common form Law were granted unto Christian Eckroot and Peter Yohe Junior Executors there in named Witness my hand date aforesaid Josiah McClure Register 1817

Please note: The surname has gone by: Ickerodt/Eckerodt/Eckenroth/Eckenrode/Eckroth/Eckroate/Eckroade/Eckroat/Eckroad

Sources: William Kirkpatrick Book "Eckroth-Eckenroth-Eckenrode Family" Published by Chris Pelikan 1987

(WK-book pages 152-155) 
Family links: 
  John Peter Eckenroth (1739 - 1767)
  Christian Eckenroth (1787 - 1847)*
  Peter Eckrote (1790 - 1848)*
  Mary Magdalena Eckroth Miller (1792 - 1868)*
  Margaretha Rebecca Eckenroth Eckroate (1793 - 1850)*
  Mary Eckenroth Eckroate (1801 - ____)*
  Eva Mary Eckenroth Burkhart (____ - 1858)*
  Christian Eckenroth (1751 - 1817)
  Henry Eckenrode (1765 - 1817)*
  Adam Eckenrode (1766 - 1813)*
*Calculated relationship
Mifflinville Cemetery
Columbia County
Pennsylvania, USA
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