Emma Elizabeth Eckinger

14 April 1896–25 March 1994 (Age 98)
Elizabethtown, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Emma Elizabeth

When Emma Elizabeth Eckinger was born on 14 April 1896, in Elizabethtown, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, George Washington Eckinger, was 33 and her mother, Harriet A Stump, was 28. She married Edgar Albert Kessler Sr on 1 January 1921, in Elizabethtown, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Elizabethtown, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America in 1940. She died on 25 March 1994, in Lebanon, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Elizabethtown, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edgar Albert Kessler Sr
Emma Elizabeth Eckinger
Marriage: 1 January 1921
Lamar Eckinger Kessler
Marlin Henry Kessler
Edgar Albert Kessler Jr
Arlene Kessler
Eugene Ray Kessler

Spouse and Children

1 January 1921
Elizabethtown, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Edith May Eckinger


    Pearl Esther Eckinger



    Ross Eckinger



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 9

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 27

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from Säckingen, on the Rhine near Basel.

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

Sources (3)

  • Emma E Eckinger in household of George W Eckinger, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Emma Eckinger in household of George Eckinger, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Emma Kessler in household of Edgar Kessler, "United States Census, 1940"

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