Elta Alvira HECKATHORN was born 16 Mar 1883 in Steuben County, Indiana to Eli HECKATHORN and Lydia LEEPER. Lydia died 15 Jan 1885 in Steuben County and Lydia's family took Elta and moved to Norton County, Kansas. Eventaully, Lydia came to live with her first cousin, Elizabeth LEEPER, who married Josiah HERR. The LEEPER's, HERR's, and KARKER's all migrated to Oregon in 1905 and settled in Umatilla County.
Would be happy to exchange information with anyone researching this family. I have additional information on the LEEPER's and the HECKATHORN's. René