John Eckroth 1757 Eckenroth / Eckenrode / Eccorod
A possible example of the family but not proven at the moment.
John Eckroth brn. around 1700 died Unknown
John Eckenroth arrived In Philidelphia in 1743.
John arrived with his wife and 5 children along with this brother Henry (Henrich).
Please note: This may be the order of children by John Eckroth. It is not fact at the moment and should not be counted fact until fully researched.
1. John Peter Eckenroth married Elizabeth Margaret?__ Hermany__? On June 10th 1758, Peter Ecrot (Eckroth) was listed as owning a draught horse by Constable John Holder in his report to Sheriff John Rinker of "the number of Wagons, Draught and Pack horses in Lynn Township, Northampton County" (History of Lehigh County, PA, 1914, pages 96 and 97. He died around 1767-68
2. John Henrich Eckenroth married possibly Anna Margaret(Possibly had 7 children): John died possibly 1757
a. Anna Margaret brn April 25th 1744 Philadelphia Co., PA.
b. Catharine Eckroth baptised 17th November 1746 Philadelphia Co.,PA
c. John Henry Eckroth brn. around 1747 m. Anna Barbara Kuhn 1765
d. George Nicolaus Eckroth baptized 1754 (Egypt Reform)
e. Christopher "Stophel" (known as Christopher Eckenrode)brn. around 1754-55 He married Anna Margaret Henrich on 27th April 1779.
f. Maria Christina Eckroth baptized May 11th 1758 (Egypt Reform)
g. Mary Elizabeth (The Younger)brn. around 1756 married Matthias Keffer 1781
3. Mary Elizabeth (The Elder) Eckenroth married Friedrich Lutz; their son is Friedrich Jacob Lutz Jr. (Their son is buried at Jacob's Union cemetery in Jacksonville, PA.)
4. John Wilhelm Eckenroth (Ransomed by Indians?)
5. Henry Eckenroth married Susanna Steissen
6. Anna Margaret Eckenroth possibly baptised Nov. 17th 1746 At John Eckroth's house. She married Conrad Biebers/Beverts/Beebers/Bevertz in Philip Schmid's house near Cedar Creek, Machungie Township, Northampton Co., PA. (GR, page 17; "Records", Volume 2, page 332).
Please note: Anna Margaret brn between 22nd April and 25th of July 1744 may have been the 6th child born. In the (Northampton County Orphan's Court Book D, page 65.
Anna Margaret was baptized "In the priest's house"; Sponsers, Wendel Helffer and his wife Appolonia (Goshenhoppen Registers, page 8; "Records", Volume 2, page 323).
The ship was the snow Charlotte, meaning the ship was a snow, a square rigged vessel.
Visited by Father Theodore Schneider in Records on November 17th 1746 (In John Eckroth's House).
Please note: This suggest that it was a baptisim of Catherina Eckroth at her parents house that day.
John Eckroth is thought to be buried on his farm land in Lynn Township, Northampton, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.
Records made by David Schultz diary says: "John Eckroth was shot dead by the Indians in 1757 while plowing fields, daughter injured but survived."
Variations of the name found at Goshenhoppen are as follows:Eckenrodt (Eccorod),(Eckorod),(Eckerott)
The Surname has many variations: Eckenroth/Eckenrode/Eckenroad/Eckroth/Eckrode/Eckroade/Eckroate/Eckroat/Eckroad
In the years 1748-57 there could possibly have been earlier Church burials. Father Schneider mentions only a few burials and the dates are missing. It was only after the arrival of Father de Ritter (DeRitter) that more exact and accurate records were kept and efforts made to continue zealously the missionary work of his predecessor.
The burials of former parishioners also were buried in Reading cemetery at Old Neversink Mountain, the burials in the old cememetery in the rear of the present Church, the burials at St. Henry's cemetery at Moselem near Kutztown and the Deppen family cemetery at Mt. Pleasant near Bernville to the North of Reading.
It is unclear at the moment who John Eckroth/Eckenroth may be. It could be that of Joannes Petrus Ickerodt(Eckerodt) brn. 03 NOV. 1700 of Koblenz-Niederberg, Rheinland, Preussen Germany whose parents of Joannes Petrus Ickerodt(Eckerodt) was Joanni Ickerodt(Eckerodt)and Catharinae. Joannes Petrus Ickerodt also had a sister; Anna Margaretha Ickerott(Eckerott)Christened 24 AUG. 1709.
It also suggest that John Eckenroth/Eckroth may have been at the age 18 when he came to the America's; which suggest he would of been born around 1725. (That being the son of John Eckenroth who may have also been captured by the Indians and held on ransom.)
Research has also suggested that he may have been born around 1709 due to finding the marker of Anna Margaretha Eckenroth (in) in the Adams, Co, Cemetery. It is unclear if this was his wife or the possiblity this is the sister of Joannes Petrus Ickerodt brn. 1700.
Please note:The John Eckenroth listed here may be the Child of John Eckenroth who died in 1757 and was married to Anna Margareth