John Eckler v Mary Eckler (Journal 11 p80 - 24 Dec 1880)
By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 27 Oct 2010)
A divorce was granted but nothing further was mentioned in the record. In the 1900 Bryan Ward 1, Pulaski Twp, Wms Co, OH federal census p155, an Eckler family was listed as John born June 1866 (34) OH married 10 years with German parents, wife Anna born May 1869 (31) IN, mother of two living children, and Florentine (m) born Sept 1892 OH, and John born June 1897 (2) OH. Could this be the former bridegroom?
There was a marriage for a John Eckler and Ara Ann Zigler in Wms Co on 2 Feb 1881 (Marriage V4 p732). From Wms Co birth records this couple had three children: Zelda, b 15 Apr 1886 (V2 p94), Ford David b 21 Aug 1887 (V2 p100), and Dwight E. b 25 Dec 1890 (V2 p137). They also had a stillborn child who died on 22 Dec 1882. Riverside Cemetery in Montpelier is the burial site for John Eckler (1852-1921) and wife Ara Ann (1854-1919). Could this be the former bridegroom?
Prior to this in the 1870 Superior Twp federal census, p30, an Eckler family was listed as Henry 56 Baden, Sarah 48 OH, George 20 OH, John 18 OH, Jacob 16 OH, Mary 14 OH, Elizabeth 12 OH, (see Kint), and Catherine 6 OH. There is no current data on wife Mary, but a Mary Rice Eckler was listed in the 1880 Campbell Twp, Jennings Co, IN federal census as Mary Eckler 22 IN divorced and her son James 3 OH with father born in IN; Mary’s parents were James and Phebe W. Rice. The connection to this divorce action of any of the three scenarios is speculation at this point.