Thursday, January 24, 2019

52 Ancestors: Charles Herman Eichhorn

Amy Johnson Crow at No Story Too Small began the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge in 2014.  I am playing along this year.  I will be following my mom’s pedigree chart to start.  In addition to writing these posts, I will be making sure everything I have on the specific individual is in both OneNote and Legacy, do any basic research needed for missing documents, and start research plans as needed.

Been a while since I started this draft - let's get back to my mom's pedigree chart!

Me > My Mom > Robert Casell > Lillian Eichorn > William Fred Eichorn > Charles Eichhorn

No picture for Charles.  If anyone out there has one, please let me know.  I’d love to see it!

Charles Herman Eichhorn was born on Christmas day (25 Dec) 1848 in Diesbach, Thüringen, Germany to Nicholas and Dorothea (Schneider) Eichhorn. On 13 April 1852, he left Germany through the port of Hamburg with his parents, arriving in Quebec City. By 1861 the family was living in Chippewa, Ontario, Canada, where their last name was frequently seen as "Thorn."

Charles married Catherine Weiß [Weiss] on 3 Sept 1871 in Chippewa. They had 6 children, William Fred, Frederick William, George, Clara Catherine, Marie, and two I have yet to identify.

The family moved to the US between 1874 and 1878. In 1880 they can be found living in the town of Niagara, Niagara County, New York. By 1884 the family had moved to Buffalo. He was listed as both a laborer and an agent for a Tea company in census records.

Charles died in Buffalo on 25 February 1907 of influenza. He was buried in Buffalo Cemetery on Harlem Road in Cheektowaga, Erie County, NY, but there is no tombstone. His obituary was published in the Buffalo Evening News, 26 Feb 1907, and mentioned his being a member of the Court Lackawanna, No. 1335, I.O.F.

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