Joan Dirk Eckroth and Anna Margaret (Geddinck) Billerbeck and Kirkberg Germany
Also listed as: Johan Dirck Eieckrodt
Husband of Marg. Geddinck
Husband of Margaretha (Geddinck)
Married November 2, 1727 Catholic, Billerbeck, Westfalen, Preussen
Submitter's note: There is a chance this may be "John Eckroth" who was killed in Lynn township April 28, 1757 by an Indian while plowing his field. It is also interesting to know that his wife was "Margaretha (Geddinck)" It would be interesting to know if her first name is Anna. I would suggest further research.
This Joan Eckroth/Eieckrodt also is supected to have a brother named Henrich Eieckrodt which makes it even more intersting for further research into the family. They were married in the same year except Henrich/Henry was married April 27th, 1727
Update note: Children of John and Anna Margaret possibly from Kirkberg, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany "Should not be counted fact until fully researched".
Children of Joan Dieterich Ekrodt and Anna Margaretha (Geddinck) are:
?. Catharine Elizabeth brn.1732 Billerbeck
?. Johann Wilhelm Eckroth brn. 1735 (Unknown birth location) or Parents
1. Henry brn. 1736 Kirkberg, Germany
?. Maria Gertrud brn. 1738 Billerbeck, Germany
2. Peter brn. 1739 Kirkberg, Germany
3. George Eckroth/Egroth brn. 1740 Kirkberg, Germany. Married Anna Maria "Mary" (Neier-in).
4. Mary Elizabeth (Eckroth) Lutz brn. 1741 "Elder" Kirkberg, Germany. Married Friedrich Lutz Sr.
5. Christophel/Christopher Eckrode/Eckeroth/Eckenrode brn. 1742. Married Anna Margaret (Henrich) Eckenrode.
?. Anna Margaret (Eckroth) Baverts Hartman brn. 1744
?. Catharine (Eckenrode) Kuhn brn. 1746
?. Mary Elizabeth (Eckroth)brn. June 6, 1750 "Younger" Keffer brn. 1750
Submitter's note: Two of the children may have been killed by Indians. "Need further information to determine this. Ovid Eckroate mentioned a story about the Eckroate family that there were three Eckroate brothers; two were killed by Indians the other survied by hiding in the roots of trees near a river. It is suppose to be from this surviving brother that the "Eckroate" decended. The Eckroates' were from PA.
Submitter's note: The information by Ovid may indeed be a older generation of Eckroths' than mentioned here.
Submitter's note: It is presumed by myself that Joan Dirk, Eckroth is the son of Dietherich Eckrodt and Sibilla (Mollers) Eckrodt. It has not been proven that they are the parents but lived in the same town, Billerbeck, Germany.