Walter Edwin Eckermann

Walter Edwin Eckermann[1, 2, 3]

Male 1913 - 1995  (82 years)Deceased

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  • Name Walter Edwin Eckermann 
    Born 26 Jun 1913  Bracken, Comal Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Occupation San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Postman 
    Residence San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence Boerne, Kendall Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1977  Kendalia, Kendall Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died 30 Jul 1995  Kerr Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6, 7
    Buried 2 Aug 1995  Kneupper Cemetery, Kendalia, Kendall Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8
    Walter Edwin Eckermann (1913 - 1995) - Find A Grave Memorial
    Walter Edwin Eckermann (1913 - 1995) - Find A Grave Memorial
    FamilySearch ID LDCM-ND5 
    Person ID I1761  Wendel Voigt Family Tree
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2014 

    Father Adolph Richard Eckermann,   b. 16 Jan 1881, Industry, Austin Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1967, San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Elise Minna "Lieschen" Straach,   b. 26 Oct 1881, Senst, Coswig (Anhalt), Wittenberg Landkreis, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1962, San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 19 Nov 1903  Austin Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 15 Apr 1910  Austin Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Siblings 1. Wilhemina Charlotte "Wilna" Eckermann   b. 8 SEP 1904, Gonzales, Gonzales Co., Texas;   d. 7 MAR 1989, San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas; 
    2. Anita Elise Eckermann   b. 13 OCT 1908, Industry, Austin Co., Texas;   d. 22 DEC 1993, New Braunfels, Comal Co., Texas; 
    3. Elmer Eckermann   b. 16 AUG 1910, Miles, Runnels Co., Texas;   d. 26 OCT 1910, Miles, Runnels Co., Texas; 
    4. Lillian May Eckermann   b. 22 FEB 1912, Miles, Runnels Co., Texas;   d. 4 JAN 1995, San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas; 
    5. Walter Edwin Eckermann 
    6. Eckermann   b. 3 AUG 1915, Bracken, Comal Co., Texas;   d. 3 AUG 1915, Bracken, Comal Co., Texas; 
    7. Raymond Clyde "Ray" Eckermann   b. 19 MAR 1922, New Braunfels, Comal Co., Texas;   d. 2 SEP 2013, San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas; 
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet

    Family Violet Cecile "Vi" Smith,   b. 15 Jan 1919, San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 2012, Blanco, Blanco Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)  [3, 6, 10
    Married 19 Sep 1935  [6
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Cecile "Betty" Eckermann
     2. Walter Edwin "Edwin" Eckermann, II,   b. 9 Nov 1938, Bexar Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1960, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     3. Sharon Eckermann,   b. Aft 1939,   d. 1944  (Age < 3 years)
    Last Modified 29 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F824  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Jun 1913 - Bracken, Comal Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Postman - - San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Boerne, Kendall Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Walter Edwin "Edwin" Eckermann, II - 9 Nov 1938 - Bexar Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1977 - Kendalia, Kendall Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Jul 1995 - Kerr Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 2 Aug 1995 - Kneupper Cemetery, Kendalia, Kendall Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Adolph and Elise Eckermann family (ca 1929)
    Adolph and Elise Eckermann family (ca 1929)
    (Back Left to Right) Wilhelmina with Gerald, May, Elise, Anita with Wilbert, (Sitting) Adolph Sahm, Raymond, Walter, Kathleen Sahm, Adolph, Emerald Sahm, Ernst Voigt.

  • Notes 
    • BIOGRAPHY: from Walter's Funeral Service...
      Walter was born in Bracken, Texas, in Comal County, on June 26, 1913, to Adolph and Elise Eckermann. A young Methodist preacher was staying in the Eckermann home at the time. His name was Walter Froehmer. Walter became the young preacher's namesake--perhaps an omen of the godly man he would become. Walter was welcomed into the family by three sisters--Wilhelmenia (Wilna), Anita (Nita), and Lillian who was called May and was but 13 months older than the newest arrival. The group would later welcome Raymond into the family, and then the circle would be complete.
      The Eckermanns soon moved to nearby New Braunfels. And then when Walter was nine years old, they took a courageous, bold step - the family moved to another continent. Well - at least it seemed like another continent. It was SAN ANTONIO! Where the people spoke English instead of German, and policemen locked up children who dared to stray from the straight and narrow. Walter was petrified but soon adjusted to city life. He attended Mark Twain Junior High School and Edison High School where he played football.
      After high school, he was bitten by the wanderlust bug, and he and buddy, Irwing Davis, and cousin, Homer Klein, "rode the rails" to Chicago TO THE WORLD'S FAIR, where they were eye witnesses to an amazing new invention - the escalator.
      Several years later he fell victim to a bug virus even more serious than the wanderlust bug. Uhhh - it was the LOVE bug. Yes, it seems that Woody Smith, his old sparring partner, had a kid sister by the name of Violet. The love bug was far more permanent than the wanderlust bug, it lasted 58 years.
      Walter served in the Navy in the final days of WWII. He also served in the San Antonio Fire Department during the 1940's. It was a job he relished - no doubt because of the adventure and daring involved. However, his father did not share is enthusiasm for this job and worried continually about Walter's safety. Finally, in 1947, he prevailed on Walter to throw his lot in with the U.S. Postal Service. It was a wise decision. He loved his job and the men with whom he worked.
      It was during this time that Walter's life was touched and changed by his relationship with Jesus Christ. Under the leadership of Grover Lee and Ken Hutchenson and the ministry of Lakeview Baptist Church, his Christian walk governed every aspect of his life.
      With mixed emotions he retired in 1977, after 30 years as a United States letter carrier.
      But he didn't slow down. Kendalia was home by this time, and he was suited for the country life. Cattle auctions, Kendalia Community Club, Blanco First Baptist Church - these activities became his focus, but not entirely. He was free to travel and pursue and enjoy even more his love for the coutdoor activities - hunting particularly. Although he loved hunting, it was the camaraderie of his hunting companions that made it especially appealing - Jerry, Ernie, Raymond, Elmer, Edwin, Bobby - and then later Rob, Bob, and James.
      He also had more time to spend with his grandchildren, Patricia Cecile, Robert Edwin (a namesake), and Alicia Jane, and to participate in their activities - and then later there were the great-grandchildren, Nathan, Andrew, and his latest namesake Jacob Edwin.
      On July 30, 1995, at 9:30 in the evening, Walter Edwin Eckermann ended his earthly journey. It was a rich and joyous sojourn, and the Lord Jesus Christ welcomed him and said "Well done, my good and faithful servant. Enter now into the joys of My kingdom."

  • Sources 
    1. [S513] Funeral Service Pamphlet "In Memory of Walter Edwin Eckermann", [Voigt p. 39].
      BIOGRAPHY:

      Date: 2 August 1995
    2. [S24] Autobiography of Adolph Richard Eckermann, p. 2 [Eckermann pp. 59-62].
      Date: 16 Jan 1937 with updates on 22 Jul 1957 and in 1959
    3. [S26] SCISSORTAILS STILL RETURN TO SCHOENAU, p. 17.
      Gives birth as 26 Jun 1915. Walter lived in Kendalia, Texas.
    4. [S513] Funeral Service Pamphlet "In Memory of Walter Edwin Eckermann", [Voigt p. 39].
      Date: 2 August 1995
    5. [S26] SCISSORTAILS STILL RETURN TO SCHOENAU, p. 17.
      Gives birth as 26 Jun 1915. Walter lived in Kendalia, Texas.

      Date: 16 Jan 1937 with updates on 22 Jul 1957 and in 1959
    6. [S933] Obituary of Violet Smith Eckermann Ramsour, [Eckermann p. 360].
    7. [S895] Index to Texas Births (1903-1997), [Eckermann p. 363].
      Walter Edwin Eckermann, male, death 07/30/1995, Kerr Co., Texas.
    8. [S940] Find A Grave, accessed; 30 April 2014; http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=81601088.
      Walter Edwin Eckermann; Birth: Jun. 26, 1913; Death: Jul. 30, 1995, Kerr County, Texas, USA; Burial: Kneupper Cemetery, Kendalia, Kendall County, Texas, USA.
    9. [S28] 1910 U.S. Census, Austin Co. TX, E.D. 27, Sheet 13, Lines 35-39.
      Adolph R. Eckermann (M,29, Texas, married 6 years), wife Elisa (F,28, Germany, married 6 years, immigrated 1902, total 2 children with 2 living), daughter Wihlimina (F,6,Texas), daughter Anita (F,1,Texas), boarder Walter L. Froshner (M,25,Texas).
    10. [S147] Index to Texas Birth Records (1926-1995), [Eckermann p. 363].
      Elizabeth Cecile Eckerman, female, born 05/08/1937, Bexar County, mother Violet Cecile Smith, father Walter Edwin Eckerman.




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