My mother, Georgia (Echternacht) Nelson, recently recruited me to help her locate information about Valentine Echternacht. Her research has his birth as 5 April 1809 in Bavaria, Germany. His death 7 April 1894, Miller, Nebraska. He came to America in 1831.
She has met some great folks in her investigating and there was even a "reunion" at the Family Farm in Pennsylvania last year!!
Mom is stumped in finding more in the "old" country. She's been advised that the name may have been Aechternacht in Germany.
Any information you could share would be appreciated.I know she's gathered alot of pictures, documents, etc. and would be pleased to be in contact with you (or any others involved in this quest).