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Oscar B. Eckart

Oscar B. Eckart, the popular incumbent of the position of assistant cashier of the Guttenberg State Bank, is proving an efficient and valued coadjutor of his brother, John P. Eckart, who is the cashier of the institution and who is made the subject of individual mention on other pages of this work, in which connection is given also brief record concerning his parents, honored pioneer citizens of Clayton, county, the information thus given rendering it unnecessary to repeat the family data in the sketch here presented.

Oscar B. Eckart was born at Guttenberg, on the 5th of December, 1884, and after having made good use of the advantages afforded in the excellent public schools of his native city he took a course of higher study in the Iowa State Agricultural College, at Ames. After leaving college he was for a time employed in the Guttenberg State Bank, and in 1904 he went to the city of St. Louis, Missouri, but after having there been employed a short interval he made his way to Chicago, in which great metropolis he passed nine months in the employ of Lyon Brothers, engaged in the wholesale general merchandise business. He then returned to Guttenberg, in the fall of 1905, where he has since served with marked efficiency as assistant cashier of the Guttenberg State Bank, one of the substantial financial institutions of Clayton county. He is serving also as city treasurer, is a Republican in politics, and is affiliated with the Fraternal Order of Mystic Workers. On the 21st of November, 1912, Mr. Eckart wedded Miss Irene Kathryn Bunke, daughter of Joseph F. and Helen E. (Kriebs) Bunke. She was born in Omaha, Nebr., Sept. 14, 1886, moving with her mother to Clayton county when ten years of age. Mr. and Mrs. Eckart have two children -- Dorothea Helen, who was born June 22, 1913; and Kathryn Ida, who was born October 20, 1915.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa; From The Earliest Historical Times Down to the Present; by Realto E. Price, Vol. II; pg. 103
-submitted by S. Ferrall


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