Shelby County Indiana
George Eck was born in Bavaria, Germany, April 30, 1817. He had a good common school education. When he was fourteen years old he learned the weaver's trade, and followed this for five years. He then was subject to military service, but hired a substitute and came to America in 1837. He came to Cincinnati and stopped with his brother Jabot, who came to America in 1832. Later, he and his brother came to this county, but returned to Cincinnati, where they worked at the blacksmith trade. In September, 1845, he married Miss Catharine Weise, who was born in Bavaria, Germany, and came to this country in 1844. By this marriage there were eight children, of whom four are still living: John, now Township Trustee, Margaret, wife of Jacob Teitig, Catharine, and Caroline, wife of Charles Miller. Mrs. Eck died September 15, 1865. Soon after his marriage, Mr. Eck came to this county, and located where he now liyes. He now owns 145 acres of well improyed land. He has been an honest, hard working man, and is a worthy member of the Presbyterian Church.
History of Shelby County, Indiana, Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1887, "Liberty Sketches," page 686
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming