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Henry Eckart
Jefferson Twp.

Henry Eckart, wagon-maker and blacksmith, Guttenberg, bought the business of Henry Haugre in 1857, the latter with William Redwich established the business in 1858. Mr. Eckart formerly did a large manufacturing business, especially from the years 1860 to 1875. His brother, Sebastian Eckart, was associated with him from 1864 to 1873. Henry Eckart was born in Prussia, Germany, in 1830. He came to the United States in December, 1853, and to Guttenberg, from Ohio, in 1856. He and his brother Sebastian are the only members of their family who immigrated to the United States. Mr. Eckart was married to Dorathy Beneke, born in Prussia. They have had eleven children, three sons and eight daughters; the sons and three daughters are living, viz.: Henry, C., Ida, John P., Augusta, Hermann J., Clara. Mr. Eckart served three years in the Prussian army; when a soldier was located at Cologne, Germany.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 866
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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