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Sebastian Eckart
Jefferson Twp.

Sebastian Eckart, wagon-maker and blacksmith, Guttenberg, was born in Prussia in 1839. He came to the United States in 1857. He worked for his brother, Henry Eckart, and others, 'till the breaking out of the Rebellion, when he enlisted in the Seventeenth Missouri Volunteer Infantry and served for three years, two and a half months, and participated in thirty-four battles, in fact, in all the campaigns and battles in which his regiment was engaged, including Pea Ridge, siege of Vicksburg, Arkansas Post, Chattanooga, etc. since the war he has been at work at his trade. His wife was born at Hazel Green, Wis. They have one son — Henry C.

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


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