14 May 1890
Jacob Eckert was born in Cumberland county, Penn., September 7, 1824, and
died at his home in Jamestown township, Ind., May 8, 1890, aged 65 years, 8
months and 1 day. He moved to Steuben county, May 9, 1854. He was married
twice and was the father of fifteen children, thirteen of whom and his wife
survive him. Funeral services were held at Fremont, May 11, Rev. C. C.
Swick officiating. A large number assembled to pay a last tribute of
respect to a friend and neighbor. "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy
cometh in the morning."
Sam Alsup (descendant of Jacob Eckert and wife Sarah Miller; and Ezra Leland
and wife Eliza Ann Yates)