Further to an earlier Aker followup I was interested to see Bob's above message. I do not recognize possible connections, but am interested in the NJ & NY movement as Mother & I have been stymied at finding our ancestors: 1Ellen (E)Aker (c1799 Schoharie,NY->1865 ?Hamden, Delaware, NY); and 2Tunis Eckert (c1804 NY-1883 IA)
Mention of the latter was also suggested by Geri Brennan (10Jul.'01)'s 'Acker/...Eckert' to whom I reply separately. I note undocumented ancestor Abraham Acker and wonder if from Schoharie or Dutchess, NY of my speculations?