Saturday, January 19, 2013

John J Eck and Theresa Bank family

John Jeremiah Eck was born in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania on 19 June 1857. He was the 4th of 13 children born to William Eck and Lucetta Swoyer. After being raised in Limestone township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, he moved to Williamsport, Pennsylvania by 1886.

On 14 June 1887, John J Eck married Theresa Bank in Danville, Montour County, Pennsylvania.

Theresa was the third daughter of 7 daughters born to Johannes Bank (VonBank in Germany) and Urusula Weiss, born 8 December 1858. Theresa had grown up in Union County and Montour County, Pennsylvania. Theresa moved to Williamsport, Pennsylvania where she worked as a domestic servant in the 1880s before being married.

John J Eck later owned a truck farm with his sons in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Theresa died on 13 February 1927 in South Williamsport. She was 68 years old. John J Eck died 8 July 1935 in South Williamsport. He was 78. They were buried in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Their children were:
  1. Irene Elizabeth Eck (22 Jun 1890 - 21 Feb 1952)
  2. Eugene Jerome Eck (23 Mar 1893 - 2 Jan 1975) married Magdalena Haefner.
  3. John Walton Eck (15 Oct 1895 - 23 Jul 1975) married Eleanor Haefner.
  4. Clyde Augustus Eck (10 Dec 1898 - 13 May 1973) married 1st Margaret Kaiser (1903 - 7 Jan 1964) and 2nd Margaret Smelik (14 Mar 1920 - 19 Jul 2007).
  5. Horace William Eck (24 Dec 1902 - 6 Oct 1992) married Odilla Margaret Hamm (9 May 1902 - 18 Apr 1974).

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