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Sarah Eaker

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I am trying to find information on an ancestor. On Aug 9, 1849 she married her school teacher, Alfred Clark. She was 15 at the time and he was 30. At some point in time they moved to Indiana. One of their children, Emma, is my great-grandmother. I would appreciate any infor on Sarah or Alfred. Thanks

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on 2007-01-31 21:23:45

JQ has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jan 2007. is researching the following names: EAKER.

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by bpeconge on 2007-02-01 10:14:48

What part of Indiana? I don't have any connection, but most of my research so far has been in the Allen county and Adams county Indiana areas. I mught be able to hepl direct to some resources.

by JQ on 2007-02-01 11:49:16

I have heard rumor Sarah was from a Quaker family and that she might have been from PA. After Sarah and Alfred Clark were married, they moved to the Indianapolis IN area. Their daughter, Emma was born in their home on Rockville Rd. In 1895 Emma married Henry Gordon McKenzie (from Nova Scotia - he immigrated). I just don't know much about the origins of Alfred or Sarah. I have some detail about Emma and the Carson connection,

by kathleenc on 2011-01-02 09:18:59

JQ, on my family line I have an Anna Barbara Eaker, B. 1711, d. 1801 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She married Johann Adam Visinand (Whisenhunt). This could be the same family. I haven't researched this family yet, but I will keep you posted.

by kathleenc on 2011-01-02 09:22:29

I found this on the net, may be of interest to you:



History of Clarion County, Pennsylvania, 1887


Philip K. Eaker Biography


Philip K. Eaker was born in Northampton county, Pa., June11, 1831. When five years of age he was brought by his grandparents to what is now Clarion county, and soon after was bound out to Philip Kratzer, who lived near Rimersburg, Pa. After serving as bound boy for seven years, he lived three years with his mother, who had, in the mean time, been unfortunate in marrying a man of intemperate habits. Owing to these circumstances, the boy's opportunity of an early education was limited to four months in the common schools. After leaving his step-father, he followed chopping cord-wood, and driving team until 1849, when he engaged in mining ore for C. Myres, at Polk Furnace. In 1852 he went to Warren county and worked in the lumber woods for a short time. He then came back to Polk Furnace and engaged with J.N. Hethrington, at that time owner and manager of the furnace. In 1854 Mr. Eaker left this place with five hundred dollars in money, and purchased a yoke of cattle, a wood sled, and a -tract of wildcat land on the east bank of the Allegheny River, near where, Oil City is now. While here he was engaged in clearing his farm and rafting on the river until 1857. About this time his step-father died; leaving his mother a poor and helpless widow. Philip then erected buildings on his property, moved his mother there and tenderly cared for her until her death, in 1863. He married Mary E. Sager, of Venango county, Pa., January 4, 1859. They have since had eleven children, only seven of whom are living at present. Mr. Eaker's wildcat farm proved to be oil -territory. He afterwards sold it as such and bought, for $14,500, the property known as the James Sloan farm in Limestone township, where he is living at present. He moved on this farm in March, 1865, and has since bought in that vicinity three other farms, amounting to about seven hundred acres in all, and also has purchased considerable property in New Bethlehem. He united with the Salem Reformed Church in 1866, and has ever since been one of its most liberal supporters. He has also contributed liberally to the building of other churches, both at home and abroad, and to home and foreign missions. He has always been good to the poor, and was never known to turn the hungry from his door without something to eat. He is an excellent farmer, and takes an active interest in raising fine stock. He has a choice outfit of the latest and most improved farm implements, and has cultivated his orchard and planted trees in his yard until he has an abundance of elegant fruit and a beautiful home.


Source: History of Clarion County; Davis, A. J.; Syracuse, NY; D. Mason and Co., 1887.

I don't know if their related, but may be of interest.

by kathleenc on 2011-01-02 11:41:07

The beginning of my Eaker line is Hans Peter Eaker, Sr. b. 17 May 1689 in Bern, Switzerland. He married Veronica Gillman b. 1689, Switzerland. They had the following children:

Jonahhnes Eaker
Catherine Eaker b: 1717 in Canton, Bern, Switzerland
John "Hans" Peter Eaker , Jr. b: 7 JUN 1720 in Keskastel, Alsace, France
Christian Eaker b: 14 FEB 1723/24 in Alsace, France
Anna Barbara Eaker b: 1721

This could be the beginning of your line also, just have to connect them somehow.

by kathleenc on 2011-01-02 12:25:05

Okay, I screwed up! Barbara Eaker was not on my line, major screw up! Christian Eaker married Eve Whisenhunt, daughter of Johann Whisenhunt and Anna Barbara Baker (not Eaker). This was the sister of Catherine Whisenhunt, my fourth ggrandmother. Sorry for the mix-up, but I hope this information is helpful! You may also want to check out Family Tree Maker site listing for Peter Eaker (b. May 16, 1689, d. 1773), lots of information on Eakers.

by hampan on 2013-07-31 17:31:26

JQ - Sarah E Eaker is the daughter of Joseph Eaker and Mary M Sterrett Eaker. She was born in Franklin Co, Penn and when she was 8 the family moved to Butler Co, Ohio by wagon. I'm trying to find proof that Joseph was the son of George Eaker and Mary Catherine Kennedy Eaker, Presbyterians from Franklin Co which would make Joseph the brother of my ancestor Elizabeth Eaker who married Wm Scott and went from Penn to Clermont Co Ohio a few years before Joseph and Mary.

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