It's a long shot, but I'm looking for an Eckhard(t?) relative in the same area.
According to a family bible, I have a Mary Eckhard marrying a Daniel Lews Harten and producing a child by 1892.The Eckhards are a dead end for me.
however, when looking at 1880 census information, I noticed that there are a number fo EckhardT families, but no Eckhards.I began to wonder if maybe the name was either misspelled by whomever wrote it in the bible, or if the family could have been in the process of dropping the T (I've got other lines where a single generation in transition has three different spellings of the surname).
When I saw your post that was from the same area, same general time period, and mentioned the dropped T, I thought it was worth at least asking if you know more about that line, and if there's a Mary m. Daniel Lewis Harten anywhere in it.