There is so much in the Aker files, let me just tell you about Ecker Hollow first. Yes, I was surprised also that it was not found in French's Gazetter.Maybe because Schoharie County was formed so late???!I did find it though in: (1.)New Topographical Atlas of Schoharie County, NY, 1866 (2) De Lorme Atlas, New York, page 65 C5(3) genealogylibrary.comthen query GNIS.This says:
Ecker Hollow is surrounded by Highways 41 and 145.New York state campground #2645 is within it and is called Twin Oaks campground.A small portion is in Cobleskil and larger portion in Middleburgh.As I understand it, originally it was the T. Eckerson patent (Teunis or Thomas).I have yet to find the patent.It was abbreviated to Ecker or Acer Hollow by the local people, who now know it as Ecker Hollow.Our ancestors lived in that area for several generations. Nelson Aker wrote about the family there, I'll have to look up which newspaper ir was in. I don't have a copy.