Eckert Family Genealogy
Eckert
   The Eckert surname is German: from a personal name composed of the elements agi (‘edge’, ‘point’) + hard (‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’). The family Coat of Arms is a blue shield with three red roses on a gold bend. The Crest features a rose with green leaves. The red roses on the crest and shield in the family coat of arms signify hope and joy, and are the symbol for the seventh son.
   The name was first found in Bavaria, where the family became noted for its many branches within the region (variations include Eck, Ecker, Ecke, Ekker, Eker, Ekke, Eckher, Eckherr, Echer, Eckermann and many more), many houses acquiring a status and influence which rivaled that of the landed aristocracy.
   Our lineage can be traced to VERENA ECKERT (1682 - 1 May 1752) of Niederwihl, who married ADAM MÜTTER (d. 1728) and had seven children.
   Their daughter, SALOMEA MÜTTER (24 Dec 1719 - 15 Sep 1758), married JOSEPH BANHOLZER (1 Apr 1719 - 13 Dec 1779) on the 15th of June, 1742, in Gorwihl.
   They had eight children, including our ancestor, MARIA BAHOLTZER (27 Jun 1743 - 25 Dec 1800). She married JOSEPH WENK (21 Sep 1733 - 17 Aug 1797), also of Russwil, on the 8th of October in 1767.
   They had JOHAN MICHAEL WENK on the 11th of December, 1772, in Ebersbirhl, Germany.

GENEALOGY

VERENA ECKERT (1682 - 1752) married ADAM MÜTTER (d. 1728) and begat...

SALOMEA MÜTTER (1719 - 1758), who married JOSEPH BANHOLZER (1719 - 1779) and begat...

MARIA BAHOLZER (1743 - 1800), who married JOSEPH WENK (1733 - 1797) and begat...

JOHAN MICHAEL WENK (1722 - 1827) who married KATHERINA FALLER (1776 - 1843) and begat...

JOHAN WENK (1801 - 1867) who married IDA GASSMANN (1802 - 1854) and begat...

IGNANZ GASSMANN WENK (1823 - 1897) who married EVA CATHERINE MANZ (1837 - 1923) and begat...

MARTIN WENK (1876 - 1964) who married MARTHA CAROLINA GRIEB (1880 - 1937) and begat...

ERWIN WENK (1910 - 1982) who married DOROTHY PRITCHARD (b. 1918) and begat...

MARTHA WENK (b. 1940) who married CARLETON MARCHANT HAUSE, JR. (b. 1939) and begat...

JEFF (who married LORI ANN DOTSON), KATHY (who married HAL LARSEN), ERIC (who married MARY MOONSAMMY), and MICHELE HAUSE (who married JOHN SCOTT HOUSTON).