Hello, I am trying to locate more information about our Eckman/Eakman line.
Isaac Keefer born Oct 24, 1833 Girty, Armstrong Co PA, died 1904Allegheny Twp. Armstrong Co PA. Married Elsie Ann Eckman born Oct 30, 1840 Armstrong Co PA. Elsie died Nov 2, 1918 Leechburg, Armstrong Co PA. They married Sept 24, 1858 Gilpin Twp. Armstrong Co PA. Children were; 1. Joseph Elliott Keefer b Dec 11, 1859 2. John Kelly b Sept 26, 1861 md Margaret Florence Hanihan 3. Daniel Webster born July 15, 1863 md Sarah Jane [Sadie] Mickey 4. Margaret Ellen b July 17, 1866 5. Seth Boyd b Jan 11, 1868 married Mary Guilford Leech 6. Catherine Bey b Apr 5, 1871 7. Mary Martha b Mar 8, 1875 md James Ewing Caruthers Leech 8. William Stephen b Oct 16, 1877 md Mary Ellen Roseburg 9. Charlotta Myrtle b Nov 13, 1880 md Thomas Spellen. She as born Hillville, Westmoreland Co PA 10. Elsie Belle born Feb 19, 1883 *** [I " Think" this is the lineage of Elsie Ann Eckman. Please make additions and/or corrections to help me.] John L. Eckman born 1809 PA, died aft 1880 Allegheny Twp Armstrong Co PA, son of William Eckman Jr.. John married Eleanor B. [Nellie] Eckman bonr 1815, died bef Dec 20, 1878 PA. I only have one child listed Elsie Ann Eckman above. Please contact me via my personal E Mail as this site does not notify me many times when messages come in.
My Notes; A clipping in the Apollo News-Record dated July 4, 1913 listed a story about 8 men drowning when the ferry sank at Hyde Park in PA on Saturday evening last. William Edgar Eckman, age 28, married, of Lowell St. Vandergrift, PA was one of the victims. He would have been born in 1885.
William Stephen Keefer wrote a letter to his niece in the early 1960's [Audrey Keefer Vacca] about his family. He said his grandmother's family [Elsie Ann Eckman's mother] was named Nellie. She married a cousin named Eckman who came up to PA from Virginia and married Nellie.
When Elsie Ann Eckman Keefer died, her obit called herEakman. Typo? or what her husband, Seth Boyd Keefer told them?