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Eckstein, Frederick Albert 1864 – 1916


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 6/15/2021 at 14:57:02

Cresco Plain Dealer Dec. 8, 1916 P-3 C-3

Frederick Albert Eckstein, son of Herman and Fredericka Eckstein, was born on April 24, 1864, in Chester Township in a log house situated on the present old home place. His parents were of the early settlers in this region, having come here and settled on this farm in 1866.
Here he lived and grew up to manhood, and on December 9, 1908, he was united in marriage to Miss Annie Riedel, of Cleveland, Ohio, who is left to mourn the sad loss of a kind and loving husband.
Having had no children of their own, but being of a very sympathetic, loving and generous nature he has given a good home, education and training to three orphan children whom he and his good wife have loved and cared for as their very own, and who now, with the stricken wife, are left to mourn the sad departure of him who was to them as kind and as loving as a father could be.
He also leaves to mourn his departure, a younger brother, Ernest J. Eckstein, of Redlands, California, and other relatives, as well as a host of friends. An older brother, Herman Eckstein, preceded him to the other world only two months ago.
Mr. Eckstein was a member of the following lodges: the Independent Order Odd Fellows, the Rebeccas, and the Modern Woodmen of America.
As far as is known, he was not united with any church, but he was in hearty sympathy with its work and its aim, and always contributed of his earthly means to its support, and when time would permit from his busy cares, also with his presence. He was a Christian gentleman both in spirit and in practice. He was also deeply interested in the welfare of the community, both intellectually, morally and socially, and in spite of the other heavy responsibilities that devolved upon him in regard to his own home, and his growing and expanding business, he found time to devote to the encouragement, active participation in, efficient leadership and success of various Grange meetings and Farmers’ Institutes of his own County.
It might be rightly said of him that he was generous to a fault, never sparing himself or thinking of his own ease and comfort when asked to put his shoulder under some great undertaking which others much more capable physically than he was would hesitate to undertake. His untimely death and departure from us will long be felt and greatly missed in the entire community, but what is our loss is his everlasting gain. He was a good man, a tender and loving husband, a conscientious and sympathetic guardian, a thoughtful and generous friend and neighbor, always interested in the welfare of others, and long will he be remembered by those especially who came to know him best.
His last illness was of brief duration and due mainly, as his physicians declared, to a nervous break-down. He passed away after only a week’s illness, very peacefully and without a struggle, on Monday evening, November 27th, 1916, at 6 o’clock.
Services were held in the home conducted by Rev. John C. Olson assisted by the Rev. Mr. Gross of the Presbyterian Church, of Le Roy, Minn. Interment in Chester Cemetery. The burial ritual was conducted by the Orders of which he was a member.

Chester Hill Cemetery

Howard Obituaries maintained by Constance McDaniel Hall.
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