Here is a summary of the Eckler family in Oregon and Washington based on published data.
The references shown are the only published information on the Kentucky Eckler family as far as I am aware.
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There are apparently no Eckler's descended from this particular group on the West coast. A later group
arriving in San Francisco in about 1870 is descended from the Catskill Eckler's.
Sep 24, 2000
Jacob Eckler--1799 Jacob appears in the 1850 Census in Vermillion Co., IL. He was born in Kentucky in about 1799. According to Mary Keysor Meyers, his parents were Jacob Eckler, Jr (son of Ulrick Eckler, Jr and Anna Juliana Kuntz) and Susannah Lemmon, daughter of Jacob Lemmon. He married Cassandra, daughter of Joseph Perrin, on October 13, 1824. They moved to Vermillion Co., IL, prior to 1830. Land records indicate he purchased land in IL on September 20, 1830. He married Sarah Allison on April 11, 1843. He married Amy Cushing on February 19, 1849. She was born in 1818, in KY.
His wife is not indicated in the 1850 Census, but is probably Amy Cushing. He was a farmer. The family moved to Oregon in 1853. Jacob died in Illinois on May 10, 1853.
The heirs of Jacob Eckler purchased 160.06 acres in Mason Co., WA, on January 11, 1866.
Children: w Cassandra Perrin
1. Ruth Eckler-1828 b Mar 30, 1828, IL, m George Stephenson, m John C. Scott
2. Joseph Perrin Eckler-1830 b 1830, IL, m Orpha S. Baldridge, 1872, CA, d Dec 17, 1919, Portland, OR
3. Jacob Orley Eckler b 1831, IL A Jacob Ooley Eckler, d Jan 25, 1858, age 24-9-22, is buried in Forest Memorial Gardens, Olympia, WA.
4. Susanah Eckler b 1835, IL, m Isaac Clapp
5. George Eckler-1837 b May 16, 1837, IL, m Catherine Carothers, 1867
6. Casandra Eckler b 1839, IL, m Jesse George. In the 1860 Census, Cassie lived in Washington Co., OR, mailing address Forrest Grove.
with Amy Cushing
7. Mary E. Eckler b 1851, IL In the 1860 Census, she lived in Washington Co., OR, mailing address Forrest Grove. In the 1870 Census, she lived in Lebanon, Lynn Co., OR
Ref: 1850 Census; Mary Keysor Meyer, The Kentucky Genealogist, Vol 23, No 3, p 83, 91; David C. McMurtry and John B. Conrad, In Search of Jacob Lehman (Lemmon) of Frederick County, Maryland and Harrison County, Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 1989.
George-1837 (Jacob-1799) George Eckler was born in Vermillion Co., IL on May 16, 1837, the son of Jacob Eckler-1799 and Catherine Perrin, both natives of Kentucky. He moved with the family to the Pacific Northwest in 1853, settling first in Oregon, where he was educated in the public schools, then taught school for several years. After seven years in mining in Idaho, Montana, and British Columbia, he returned to Oregon (Lebanon, Lynn Co.) as a saw-miller in 1867 and then to Dayton, WA, in 1872. He owned extensive lands in the region where he operated a sawmill. He was a major landowner with a total of 2200 of which 400 acres was cultivated. He married Miss Catherine Carothers of Missouri in 1867. He served on the Dayton City Council for six years, in the Biennial Legislature of Washington, and on the Dayton School Board for four years. He was a mason. He died July 13, 1901, and is buried in Dayton Cemetery.
Eckler Mountain is named for George Eckler. This 4696 ft. mountain is located in Southeastern Washington in the Blue Mountains on the northwestern edge of the Umatilla National Forest, due east of Dayton, Columbia Co., WA.
Catherine's father, ML Carothers died in Lebanon, OR in January, 1888. Her mother, Mrs. E. Carothers died in Lebanon, OR in March, 1893, age 72 years.
In the 1870 Census, George and Catharine lived in Lebanon District, Linn Co., OR, with a mailing address of Lebanon. He was a lumber businessman. Mary E. Eckler, 19, b IL, lived nearby.
In 1890, George's brother, JP Eckler and wife lived in Los Angeles.
The George Eckler and Carother's Bible ia published in Oregon per ancestry.com. A copy of the magazine is available in the NY public library.
George purchased land under the Homestead Act as follows:
?George H. Ackler, 160 acres, Elko Co., NV, May 16, 1878
160 acres, Columbia Co, WA, Feb 1, 1882
160 acres, Columbia Co, WA, Feb 10, 1881
1. Harriet Blanche Eckler b 1871, OR, m Angus J. Tolmie, Jun 2, 1895. In 1896, they lived in Dalles, OR. Lived Pullman, WA, in 1899.
2. Estella Belle Eckler b 1873, OR, m Charles Pattullo, Jun 25, 1901, lived Spokane, WA in 1960.
3. George C. Eckler b Aug 17, 1876, WA, d Dec 23, 1960, Veteran Hospital, Walla Walla, WA, buried Dayton Cemetery, Dayton, Columbia Co., WA. Served Co F, 1st Washington Inf in the Philippines during the Spanish American War. He enlisted Apr 26, 1898, in Tacoma, WA and was discharged on Nov 1, 1899, at San Francisco. He was a sawyer at the Scott Lumber Co. Mill on the Patit and later in Dayton from the 1920's until his retirement in 1945. He was apparently unmarried.
4. Amy C Eckler b Jun 9, 1878, WA, m Herbert L Travis, lived California, in 1896. Lived in Eugene, OR in 1903.
Joseph Perrin Eckler-1830 (Jacob-1799) Joseph was born in 1830, in Vermillion Co., IL, the son of Jacob Eckler-1799 and Cassandra Perrin. He attended school in Vermillion Co., IL, and on reaching the age of majority, left home for the West Coast. In 1852 he crossed the plains to Bedwell Bar, Northern CA. In 1853, he went to Oregon and Washington Territory where he engaged in lumber and farming. In 1855 and 56 he enlisted in the Oregon Troops, serving through the Indian Wars.
He continued farming in the territories until 1859, when he returned to Illinois. From 1862 to 1877, he lived in Washington and Oregon. He then moved to Los Angeles, CA., where he purchased a govt land claim from James Baldridge, located in San Gabriel Valley, where he farmed. He entered the nursery business, where he specialized in citrus and deciduous fruit trees. In 1883, he sold his nursery business and moved to a 10 acre plot 3-1/2 mi south of Azusa and 1 mi north of Covina. Here he reestablished a nursery business specializing in lemon trees.
In 1872, he married Miss Orpha S. Baldridge. She was born in 1843, the daughter of John Baldridge and Agnus Barr of NY. Her brothers Michael and James Baldridge are well-known residents of Azusa.
US Land records show Josephus Eckler purchased land 40 acres in Los Angeles on June 1, 1882. He is written up in Illustrated History of LA, Lewis Publishing, 1889.
Josephus age 20 is listed in the 1850 Census as the son of Jacob Eckler in Vermillion Co, IL.
Josephus P. Eckler died in Portland, OR on Dec 17, 1919, per Oregon Deaths 1915-1924. There are no indications of children. Orpha S. Eckler, age 83, died Mar 24, 1929, per the California Death Index.
In the 1920 Census, an Orphand Eckler, b 1846, NY lived at 750 E. Main in Portland, OR.
Josephus P. has an Indian Wars Pension File: WC-9620. Benefits were paid in Oregon. His widow was Orpha S.
JP Eckler purchased land as follows--
78 acres, Grays Harbor Co, WA, Oct 10, 1871
168.31 acres, Grays Harbor Co, WA, Mar 10, 1873
Ruth Eckler-1828 (Jacob-1799) Ruth was born Mar 30, 1828 in IL, the daughter of Jacob Eckler and Cassandra Perrin. She married George Stevenson. A family story from Deanna Fournier indicates they came out on a wagon train to Oregon where George died as soon as they entered the Cascades on the Columbia River. She then married the wagon master, John Tucker Scott. He was born in 1809 in Kentucky. They started their journey from Danville, IL. They had two sons: Jacob, George and Henry. (He died on the way to Oregon).
In the 1860 Census, they lived in Washington Co., OR with mailing address Forrest Grove. Ruth's sister, Casie Eckler lived with the family as did Mary E. Eckler, b 1852, IL, Henry, b 1838, IL, and John, b 1844, IL.
1. Jacob George Stevenson b Nov 21, 1849, IL, m Helen Isabella McCornack, Dec 25, 1877, Eugene, OR. BS Pacific University, 1874. Educator, Lane Co. School Superintendent, 1892-1895, d Jan 27, 1936, buried Eugene, OR
2. Rhoda Scott b 1855, OR