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Ruth Eckler

Ruth Eckler

Posted: 946933629000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1064854529000
Surnames: Eckler, Stevenson, Scott
Looking for Ruth Eckler, born March 30, 1828, in Illinois and married to George Stevenson. They came out on wagon train to Oregon where George died as soon as they enter the Cascades on the Columbia river. She then married the wagon master, John Tucker Scott. They started their journey from Danville IL. They had two sons, Jacob George and Henry (he died on the way to Oregon).

Ruth Eckler

Posted: 966683463000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1065580632000
Surnames: Eckler
Your Ruth is probably the daughter of Jacob Eckler who appears in the 1850 Census
in Vermillion Co., IL. This family went west in the 1850s, settling first in Oregon.
Brother George is the one who owned large tracts of land and named Eckler
Mountain near Dayton, WA. Brother Joseph was prominent in Los Angeles. Both
George and Joseph have major write-ups in local histories in their areas.

I just learned that George Eckler family bible is published in Oregon. I found it
with a search on for George Eckler, but haven't seen it yet.

The family was very active in timber and mining. I would look for Ruth first in Oregon--
Lynn, Lebabon areas.

Jacob Eckler is part of the Kentucky-Maryland family of Ecklers that was
researched by John B. Conrad and published in several books.

Thomas Lyn Eckler

Laura Sue (Eckler) Young (View posts)
Posted: 966887356000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1065581139000
Surnames: Eckler, Raikes
Thomas Lyn was from Cincinnati Ohio 11/24/1934..his father was marion Paul and mother Eddie. Thomas married Evelyn Renee Raikes 7/12/1953. I was born 12/1/1955 they divorced shotly after. iI have been led to beleive i may be related to the Kentucky Ecklers, any help in this area would be greatly appreciated.

OR / WA Eckler Summary

Posted: 969797893000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1065581021000
Surnames: Eckler
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.

Comments invited:

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.

Paul Eckler
Sep 24, 2000

OR/WA Ecklers

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 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


KY Ecklers

Posted: 984169899000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1099418702000
Surnames: Eckler, Jones
Hi Laura,

I'm related to the Kentucky Ecklers. My Grgrandmother was Myrtle Jane Eckler amd her parents were George W. Eckler and Mary Jones of Grant County, KY. I don't know about your family, but know someone that might. If you'll e-mail me with your information, I'll forward it to him and see if he knows anything. Include your e-mail address, so he can respond back to you. His name is John Conrad.
Take Care


Re: OR / WA Eckler Summary

Posted: 1034694031000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1064847482000
Surnames: Eckler, Stevenson, Scott
I'm researching the family of Ruth Eckler Stevenson (wid/of George Stevenson) who married (2nd) John Tucker Scott in 1853 in Yamhill Co., OR. Anyone connected with this line or having information to share, please contact me. Thanks.

Re: Thomas Lyn Eckler

Posted: 1236568794000
Classification: Query
Please contact me as I am looking for Thomas Lynn Eckler. Thankyou

Re: OR / WA Eckler Summary

Posted: 1495224452000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Eckler, Scott, Stevenson
I realize you posted years ago. I am from the George Stevenson line, descendant of Ruth Eckler. I have looked into her quite a bit and might have information you need. Photos of her. I am interested in sharing and perhaps you have some fun information as well. Amypdx

Re: OR / WA Eckler Summary

Posted: 1495246316000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Eckler, Eiklor, Eaklor, Ecklor, Akler, Ackler
Hi Amy. I published a 250 page book on the Hudson Valley, NY Ecklers in 2012. In researching the family over 30 years, I went looking for info on all the families using the Eckler name to figure out which ones belonged to which family and which might be unidentified branches of mine.

At this time I have a reasonable collection of info on descendants of Jacob Eckler, but would especially like to know what happened to his Eckler descendants and if any of them survive today.

I would be delighted to exchange info with you. Contact me at

I'm still interested in tracking down more Ecklers and getting them all listed in Findagrave.

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