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
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p. 866
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