Jost Eckhoff

1740–27 January 1823 (Age 83)
Elsdorf, Erftkreis, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

The Life of Jost

When Jost Eckhoff was born in 1740, in Elsdorf, Erftkreis, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, his father, Johann Theodur Eckhoff, was 24 and his mother, Margareten Elisabeth Cordes, was 23. He married Mette Adelheid Peper on 16 November 1764, in Elsdorf, Zeven, Hanover, Prussia, Germany. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 27 January 1823, in his hometown, at the age of 83, and was buried in Elsdorf, Rotenburg, Hanover, Prussia, Germany.

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Jost Eckhoff
Mette Adelheid Peper
Marriage: 16 November 1764
Johann Hinrich Eckhoff
Claus Hinrich Eckhof
Mette Adelheid Eckhoff
Hermann Eckhoff
Anna Metta Eckhoff

Spouse and Children


    Mette Adelheid Peper


16 November 1764
Elsdorf, Zeven, Hanover, Prussia, Germany


    Johann Hinrich Eckhoff


    Mette Adelheid Eckhoff


    Hermann Eckhoff


    Anna Metta Eckhoff


    Claus Hinrich Eckhof


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World Events (2)

1813 · Germans defeat Napolean in Leipzig

Age 73

On Oct 19, 1813, Germany defeats Napolean. The commanding officer for the Allied side was Prince Karl Phillipp Schwarzenberg.

Age 74

The Congress of Vienna established the German Confederation of 39 independent German states.

Name Meaning

North German (Westphalia): topographic name for someone who lived on a farm surrounded by oaks or by an oak wood, from Middle Low German eke ‘oak’ + hof ‘farmstead’, ‘manor farm’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Johs Eckhoff in entry for Johann Meier, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • Johs Eckhof, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • Jost Eckhof in entry for Claus Hinrich Eckhof, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"

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