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Niclaas Ecker and Re: Ecker of Berne, Albany or Schoharie Co.
Posted by: Kathleen Albaum (ID *****9501) Date: May 08, 2002 at 18:23:35
In Reply to: Re: Ecker of Berne, Albany or Schoharie Co. by Harold Miller of 307

This is the information I have and I would appreciate a comment on if it fits into your Niclaas. By the way, Barkley has many errors, which is too bad since he put so much labor and effort into the book. If you think this is the same Niclaas Ecker then do you have his parents, etc.
Kathy Caprio Albaum McNamara is my web site

Descendants of Niclaas Ecker
Generation No. 1


Nov 10, 1742 St. Paul's Lutheran Church
Niclaas Ecker and Catharina Schert
child: Maria Margareth
sponsors: Willem Dietz and Maria Margareth Zimmer

Nov 11, 1745
Niclaas Eckker and Catharina
child: John Hendrick
John Hendrick Dietz and Catharina Eckker

Feb 21, 1748
Niclaas Ecker and Catharina
child: Catharina
sponsors: Jacob Zimmen and wife, Catharina
       i.       ELIZABETH2 ECKER, b. November 11, 1749; d. not known; m. THOMAS ECKERSON, July 29, 1779, Lutheran Church Schoharie, New York; b. December 01, 1750, Reformed Dutch Church, Schoharie, NY; d. not known.

On page 29 of the "Eckerson Family" a genealogy compiled by Ray Eckerson about 1939 there is Thomas Eckerson's descendant sheet. At the bottom of this page in quotes; Thomas Eckerson was a son of John Eckerson, a nephew of Thomas Eckerson of Middleburgh, the major under Col. Peter Vrooman of the 15th Reg. He settled after the revolution upon the farm now occupied by Alex Hayes. He had seven children......... He held a commission as Major after the war and was a very energetic man. He early applied himself with the Colonial cause and was the miller of the present Stevens Mill, near the lower Fort during the Revolution" (Roscoes History) "The name Ecker, Eckerson and Aker are often confounded as one but it is a mistake, while the first two are the latter is an entirely different Family"(Roscoes History).
Passing down the stream, we come to Cary's Mill which was built in 1816 by Nelson Eckerson and at present is owned by John Cary. The Eckerson family early settled near and have been from the first settlement of the Schoharie valley, especially during the Revolution, one of the head families of the County. The early fathers were intimately connected with the Reformed churches of Schoharie and Middleburgh, and were the substantial supporters of those organizations. Thomas Eckerson a nephew of Major Thomas Eckerson, of Middleburgh, settled after the Revolution, upon the farm now occupied by Alexander Hays. He held a commission as Major after that war, and was a very sagacious and energetic man. He early enrolled himself in the Colonial cause and was the miller of the present Stevens mill, near the lower fort, during the Revolution. He was a son of John Eckerson, and nephew of Thomas, Jr., the major under Colonel Peter Vroman, of the 18th regiment.

This Thomas, had seven children who were as follows:---

. . . . .John, Nicholas, William, Cornelius, Angeline (Mrs. Nicholas Snyder), Maria
Roscoe's History

Column 1 - Names of Heads of Families
Column 2 - Free white Males of 16 years and upwards including Heads of Families.
Column 3 - Free white Males under 16 years.
Column 4 - Free white Females including Heads of Families.
Column 5 - All other Free Persons.
Column 6 - Slaves.

Page 206 Schoharie 1790 Census
Tunis Eckinson 5 1 2 1
Thomas Eckinson 2 1 4 3
John Eckinson 1 4 3

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