Centennial History of Mason County
By Joseph Cochrane
Springfield, Ill., 1876


Page 138

No better representative of the substantial farmer element of Mason County exists than the gentleman whose name is at the head of this article. He was born in Frederick County, Maryland, Oct. 8, 1812, and removed to Illinois in 1843, and settled where he now resides, near Topeka, in this county. Mr. Eckard was married, in 1844, to Miss Simmons, oldest daughter of Pollard Simmons, an old resident of that vicinity. They have raised a family of four children, three boys and one girl, all residing in Illinois. His business has been farming, and with him it has been a financial success.

There are few pleasanter homes, even in the beautiful region of Quiver, than the home, and well cared for farm of Mr. Eckard, on the banks of that beautiful stream. Quit and unostentatious in his manners, and though well on in years, he bids fair for many more of pleasant usefulness in the community where he lives.


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