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 Johannes “John” Eckhart

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Johannes “John” Eckhart

  • Birth 20 Apr 1805 Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • Death 21 Sep 1895 Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia, USA
  • Burial Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia, USA
  • Plot Section G 27
  • Memorial ID 133333451

Johann came to US in 1824 arriving in Philadelphia where he married. He worked for several years for the Horstman's manufacturers of woven goods. (Excerpts from his obit in Wheeling Register)

John and 'Barbery' appear on the 1850 census, Wheeling, Ohio, Virginia before WV which indicates he is a weaver and with children William 16, Hannah 14 both born Pennsylvania; John 12, Lewis 8 and George 6. Two other weavers from Germany also in household.

Their son John Jr. died August 15, 1870, married merchant and may also be buried this cemetery. He had married Alice BRADLEY in 1865.

He was a prominent German citizen of Wheeling, considered one of the oldest citizens and oldest member of William Tell Lodge of Odd Fellows.
Their son Lewis/Louis served in Civil War, Union, Private, enlisted in Company E, West Virginia 1st Infantry Regiment, 30 May 1861. Mustered out 27 Aug 1861 at Wheeling, VA/WV.
He was an accountant and moved to Boise, Idaho.


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  • Created by: genieresearcher
  • Added: 25 Jul 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 133333451
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Johannes “John” Eckhart (20 Apr 1805–21 Sep 1895), Find A Grave Memorial no. 133333451, citing Mount Wood Cemetery, Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by genieresearcher (contributor 47587598) .