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INDIAN WARS AND PIONEERS OF TEXAS.
the States and up to the time of his death, he was
most active in building up that section and faithfully
performing his duties as a citizen. On coming to the
country he at once naturalized and became a thorough-going
American. He occupied at various
times positions of trust in lris county. During the
war he alligned himself with the lost cause and, although
too old to join the regular army, organized
a company of minute men, of which he was Captain.
His two oldest sons, however, of whom we
8hall speak later, both joined the Confederate army
an( serve( throughout the entire war. After the
war he ontinuedl his business. He died on the 28th
death and was active in the discharge of her duties
as such until a year or two ago she became feeble,
when slie removed to her oldest daughter, Mrs.
Louise von Roed(er, where she died Sunday, April
7th, 1895, surroundled and beloved by her children
and grandciildren. She was interred in the Yorktown
cemetery with impressive ceremonies; the
two Yorktown bands playing dirges and sacred airs
during the funeral and the Rev. K. Pocn delivering
a most eloquent and touching funeral oration while
the whole town turned out to pay her their last
tribute of love and respect. Mrs. Eckhardt was a
remarkable woman in many respects. The mother
of February,1868, at his home in Yorktown, highly
rerlected by his fellow-men. He was a man of
stertlig integrity and character; intelligent, social
andet fruga and industrious), devoted to his family
d hipeople adopted country. He loved Texas and its
petple and appreciated republican institutions and
theg higreat priiples of American Democracy, inspiring
his chillren and his neighbors by his upright
living andftergood example.
After bis death his widow, Mrs. Louise Eckhardt,
citb her m aercantile business in partnership
with her sons, Robert and William, under the old
firm name of C. Eckhardt
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Brown, John Henry. Indian wars and pioneers of Texas, book, 1880~; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6725/m1/404/: accessed February 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .