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Posted by: John Eccker (ID *****1902) Date: May 01, 2004 at 15:58:06
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According to the (dimming) memories of our family, Jacob Eccher came to the US from northern Italy in the late 1800s. I think he came via Argentina, and from what I remember he helped build bridges. Eventually he settled in Shamokin, PA, and changed his last name to Eccker. My grandfather Edward Eccker (one of his sons) was born here in 1903.

I've seen lots of names of Ecchers that came over to work in the mines (Shamokin, PA was a big coal mining town until twenty years ago, so I'm not ruling out that profession), but no mention of a "Jacob". Does anyone have a Jacob Eccker in their databases?

Cheers,
John Eccker


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