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Joseph P. Eckert

Joseph P. Eckert was born in Rockingham County, Virginia, September 22, 1808, and is the son of Jacob P. Eckert and Elizabeth Barnhart, who came to this county in 1824. He was married December 6, 1832, to Eliza Moore, daughter of Louis Moore and Susan Enyart. She was born in St Clair Township, December 17, 1809, and bore him seven children. Susannah Eckert was born June 9, 1835, and died March 31, 1854; Mary J. was born October 26, 1837, and died March 5, 1851; Sarah E. Scudder was born March 28, 1843, and lives near Bethany; Minerva Ellen West was born September 2, 1845, and lives in Boston, Massachusetts; William Augustus Eckert was born October 3, 1848, and died December 8, 1848; Laura Janette was born August 23, 1850, and died October 30, 1850, and George Albert was born October 28, 1853, and died August 12, 1854. Peter Barnhart, his grandfather, was in the Revolutionary War, as was his father-in-law, Mr. Lewis Moore, who was also in the War of 1812. Mr. Eckert learned the potter's trade at the age of thirteen, at which he continued for many years, or until he arrived at the age of sixty-eight He has also followed the business of auctioneer from 1835 up to nearly the present time. He has now retired from all occupation.
[Source: "A History & Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County, Ohio" - Evansville, Ind. 1882]

Christina Emerick
Mrs. Christina Emerick, whose maiden name was Kemp, was born in 1809, in this county. Her parents were John Kemp and Elizabeth Zeller, who came in 1804. She was married December 28, 1827, and had the following children: Maria Childs, February, 1829; Catherine, December 10, 1830; Simon, April 5, 1833; and Elizabeth Yost, June 13, 1837. Andrew Zeller was in the War of the Revolution.
[Source: "A History & Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County, Ohio" - Evansville, Ind. 1882]


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