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  • ID: I26948
  • Name: Peter ECKERT
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 02 JAN 2005
  • Birth: BEF 17 NOV 1771 in Berks Co, PA
  • Death: 1839
  • Note:
    ECKERT, PETER, p. 796
    Peter Eckert; for many years a prominent and successful merchant at Womelsdorf, and grandfather of George B. Eckert, was born on the Eckert homestead in Heidelberg township, several miles east of Womelsdorf, Nov. 12, 1771. He was brought up on the farm and worked as a clerk in a country store until he became of age. He then embarked in the store business for himself in Womelsdorf, which he followed very successfully until his decease, covering a period of upward of forty years. His trading relations extended over a wide stretch of country, even reaching into the Southern States. He was of an enterprising spirit and appreciating the importance of education, sent his children to Philadelphia to give them the advantages of the most advanced schools of that time. He owned a large tract of coal land in Schuylkill county and was one of the first persons to use anthracite coal for domestic purposes. This was hauled to Womelsdorf by his own teams.
    Mr. Eckert was married to Susan Phillipina Brown, daughter of George Brown of Millbach, Lebanon county, who removed to Erie, Pa., and there died. Mr. and Mrs. Eckert had ten children, two dying in infancy; David, who died at Philadelphia, unmarried, at the age of thirty years; William, m. to Rebecca Hiester; Isaac (whose sketch appears in this publication); Dr. George Nicholas, a graduate physician, member of Congress from the Philadelphia district in 1849-50, and director of the United States Mint at Philadelphia, m. to Emily Trevor; Peter, who died at the age of seventeen years; Mary, who died unmarried; Eliza, m. to Dr. Lot Benson; and Susan, m. to Rev. William A. Good. Peter Eckert died in 1839, aged sixty-eight years, and his wife in 1851, aged eighty years.
  • Baptism: 17 NOV 1771 Hain's Reformed Church, Wernersville, Berks Co, PA

    Father: Conrad Jacob ECKERT b: 06 FEB 1741 in Langenselbold, Germany
    Mother: Elizabeth HAIN b: 26 MAY 1750 in Heidelburg Twp, Berks Co, PA

    Marriage 1 Susan Phillipina BROWN b: 1771
    • Married:
    1. Has No Children Mary ECKERT
    2. Has Children Susan ECKERT
    3. Has No Children David ECKERT b: 18 MAR 1795
    4. Has Children William ECKERT b: 27 JAN 1796 in Berks Co, PA
    5. Has No Children Samuel ECKERT b: 03 DEC 1797
    6. Has Children Isaac ECKERT b: 26 JAN 1800
    7. Has No Children George Nicholas ECKERT b: 1802 in east of, Womelsdorf, Berks Co, PA
    8. Has No Children Peter B ECKERT b: 16 SEP 1805
    9. Has Children Eliza ECKERT b: ABT 1807

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