Christian Eckert, an enterprising and up to date agriculturist of Franklir township, is the owner of a modern
and well improved farm of seventy nine acres on section 14. His birth oceurred in Clayton county, Iowa, on the
26th of March, 1868, his parents being Christian and Anna (Nicolai) Eckert, who are mentioned at greater length
on another page of this work in connection with the sketch of John Eckert, a brother of our subject. Christian
Eckert of this review obtained his education in the district schools of Franklin township and remained under the
parental roof until twenty five years of age. Subsequently he operated the homestead place for one year and then
purchased a. farm of seventy nine acres on section 14, where he has since carried on his agricultural pursuits.
Practically all of the improvements thereon were made by him and the place is now a model and up to date farming
property, equipped with modern and substantial buildings for the shelter of grain and stock. The land is rich and
productive and the well tilled fields annually yield golden harvests in return for the care and labor which is
bestowed upon them. Mr. Eckert makes a specialty of the production of corn and the raising of Poland China hogs
and in all of his undertakings has won a well merited measure of success. He is a stockholder in the Luana Creamery
the Luana Shipping Association and the Monona State Bank.
On the 30th of November, 1894, Mr. Eckert was united in marriage to Miss Anna Roffman, who was born in Michigan,
on the 17th of March, 1873, her parents being John and Minnie (Blank) Roffman. They are mentioned at greater length
on another page of this work in connection with the sketch of Frank Roffman, brother of Mrs. Eckert. Our subject
and his wife have one son, Lloyd, whose birth occurred on the 8th of September, 1897. Mr. Eckert is a democrat
in politics but has never sought the honors and emoluments of office. Both he and his wife have spent their entire
lives in this part of the state and enjoy an extensive and favorable acquaintance here.
Past and Present of Allamakee County, Iowa
A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievemant
By: Ellery M. Hancock
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Allamakee County, IA
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