Hugo Richard Eckermann

Hugo Richard Eckermann[1]

Male 1896 - 1985  (89 years)

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  • Name Hugo Richard Eckermann 
    Born 28 Apr 1896  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Aug 1985  [2, 3
    Person ID I2339  Wendel Voigt Family Tree
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2013 

    Father Edmund W. Eckermann,   b. 8 Nov 1865,   d. 30 Dec 1948  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Mary Magdeline Herbrig,   b. 1875,   d. 6 Nov 1964  (Age 89 years) 
    Siblings 1. Laura Eckermann   d. Y; 
    2. Edmund J. Eckermann   b. 2 NOV 1893;   d. 16 MAR 1967; 
    3. Hugo Richard Eckermann 
    4. Hedwig Frieda "Hattie" Eckermann   b. 5 AUG 1899;   d. 23 NOV 1972; 
    5. Norma Emma Eckermann   b. 15 DEC 1902;   d. Y; 
    6. Robert Herman Eckermann   b. 3 JUN 1905;   d. OCT 1984; 
    7. Alfred Louis Eckermann   b. 24 APR 1909;   d. 15 DEC 1989; 
    8. Anita Mary Eckermann   b. 12 JUL 1912;   d. BEF 1999; 
    9. Miles Bernhard Eckermann   b. 12 APR 1915, Industry, Austin Co., Texas;   d. 12 JUL 2000, Bryan, Brazos Co., Texas; 
    10. Milton Clarence Eckermann   b. 25 AUG 1922;   d. Y; 
    Family ID F973  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bernice Mildred Delion,   b. 20 Jan 1914,   d. Yes, date unknown  [4, 5
    Marriage License 17 Feb 1931  Bellville, Austin Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Married 25 Feb 1931  Austin Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    +1. Alice Jeanette Eckermann
    +2. Rubin Eckermann
    +3. Darlene Ruth Eckermann
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F1040  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarriage License - 17 Feb 1931 - Bellville, Austin Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Feb 1931 - Austin Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • BIOGRAPHY: As a child Hugo assisted his family with their crops, picking cotton, etc. The family could pick a bale of cotton every other day, a total of approximately 1500 pounds. He and his father did some carpenter work togehter, and Hugo thought of himself as a "jack of all Trades" because he learned to do so many things as a child which he continued to do as an adult. Hugo and his wife Bernice made their home in the Schoenau area in Texas. Hugo Eckermann tells this story, "I was confirmed in 1912 in the Industry Methodist Church by the Reverend Jacob Ott, attended school in Schoenau where my teachers were Mamie Banks and John Ahlhorn. I was born on the farm now owned by Lanard Luetge, but moved farther down toward the Mill Creek with my family later. During July and August we cooked molasses for people in the community. They would bring sorghum, sugar cane, or ribbon cane to have syrup made. Usually they paid for the job by giving part of the finished product, which we then sold to those who came to buy." Mr. Eckermann remembers getting about 45 or 50 cents per gallon for the syrup, and he recalls cooking for as little as five and one-half cents per gallon.
      "As a carpenter I received 15 cents per hour for the first house I assisted in building. That was in 1917 when hand saws, hammer, etc. were all handled and worked manually, with all lumber being put into place piece by piece and held until nailed. The first house I contracted to do with the assistance of members of the family was the Kautz house after their home burned in 1925. This house now stands in Industry where it was moved when Ella Kautz came to Industry to live. For this house I received 35 cents an hour. Thirty years later I built my last house which is the one on Highway 159 in which Robert and Hattie Lindemann lived." The house was later owned by Dennis Geistmann. [Luetge, SCISSORTAILS STILL RETURN TO SCHOENAU, p. 18]

  • Sources 
      BIOGRAPHY: Photograph of Hugo on page 20.
      Photograph of Hugo on page 20.
    3. [S176] Social Security Death Records Index - SSN's Issued in Texas, SSN 452-68-8516.
      Hugo Eckermann, b. 04/28/1896, d. 08/00/1985.
      Photograph of Hugo on page 20. Photograph of Bernice on page 20.
    5. [S779] Index of Marriages of Austin County 1921-1974, [Eckermann p. 326].
      Hugo R. Eckermann and Miss Bernice M. A. Delion, Vol. N, p. 456, 17 Feb 1931.

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