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Herman Henry Eickhoff

  • Birth Nov 1836 Germany
  • Death 21 Jul 1903 Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Vandalia, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
  • Plot Northern Section, Lot 16, Grave 31
  • Memorial ID 98333109

Mr. Eickhoff's death record states that he was born in Hanover Germany in 1837, that he was a farmer, married, and that he died 21 July 1903, at his farm in Harrison Twp.

Immigrated in 1860, arriving in Baltimore on 24 Oct., 1860, at age 24. He departed Bremen, on the ship "Industrie".

The middle name of Henry was provided by a fellow Find A Grave contributor. There was no documentation provided for this middle name, however.

aka Harman H. Aikhoff.

Per Census, 1890, Butler, Montgomery Co., of Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War, NARA Publication # M123, Roll 64, digital folder 4679127, Image # 422, Herman served as a private in Company E., 8th Regiment of the Ohio Volunteers. He went in 5 January, 1864 and mustered out 30 July, 1865.

Herman married Eliza Fissel Jan. 28, 1869, in Montgomery Co., OH. They gave birth to Charles J.M. Eickhoff, born 27 Sept. 1872 in Montgomery Co., OH.


He married Barbara Date (or Dater or Daten or Dales) about 1883. Together they had Rosa A. in 1885, Lottie M. in 1886, Henry H. in 1888, Nettie R. in 1890, Harry Herman in 1894, and Eduard C., in 1900.

From the obituary of Herman Eickhoff, appearing in the Dayton Daily Journal on 24 July, 1903, pg. 8, "The Late Herman Eickhoff. Herman Eickhoff, who died last week at his farm home in Harrison Township, left his family in comfortable circumstances. His service in the army during the war of the rebellion was known to many comrades, yet they were somewhat mystified by the roster of the companies. The error occurred by the company clerks placing his name wrong on the muster rolls.

He was enlisted here at Dayton by the late Lieut. Wm. C. Howard, in the 17th Ohio Battery, August 20, 1862, and was carried on the company roll as Harmon Aikhoff. Capt. Ambrose A. Blount commanded the battery, and Ab. H. Mattox served as first lieutenant.

The battery was mustered in the service here at Dayton the next day after Comrade Eickhoff enlisted and was equipped at Cincinnati, and at once took position across the Ohio in defense against the Kirby Smith raid. The battery marched to Lexington and during the winter Eickhoff being in hospital, he was honorably discharged January 16, 1862; Charley Wentz and William H. Wallace of Dayton being discharged about the same time.

While the Eighth Ohio Cavalry boys were at home on veteran furlough in February, 1862, Eickhoff enlisted for the war in Captain Badger's Company E. but the company clerk or rather Orderly Sergeant Campton, enrolled him as Harmon H. Arkhoff. But he was in the service good and strong under Colonels Moore and Owens in the Lynchburg expedition in June, 1864, seeing hard service and fighting at Covington, Otter Creek, Lynchburg, and Liberty; then with General Sheridan in the Shenandoah at Winchester, Fisher's Hill, through Luray Valley, and at Cedar Creek and Beverly.

The late Dr. Henry K. Steele was surgeon of the regiment. The late Alphonso Pettit, who was a member of the Dayton Veteran Legion and died at the Soldiers' Home was adjutant of the regiment, promoted to captain of Company L for gallantry at Cloyd Mountain and brevetted major. Captain Frank M. Billings, W.H. Dugdale, Daniel Wick, Daniel Mead, John Turner, John Wombold and Brinton Baker, well known Dayton veterans, all served with Herman Eickhoff, who was discharged at the close of the war, and whose muster was corrected by the Interior Department at the time the arrears of pension was granted to him in June, 1895."


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  • Created by: boomergirl
  • Added: 5 Oct 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 98333109
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Herman Henry Eickhoff (Nov 1836–21 Jul 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 98333109, citing Poplar Hill Cemetery, Vandalia, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by boomergirl (contributor 47578074) .