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ECK, Nicholas

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ECK, Nicholas. (Germany, Nov. 21, 1848--Dubuque, IA, June 24, 1908). Eck came to America as a child and lived in other areas before coming to Dubuque. At the age of fourteen, he enlisted in the CIVIL WAR and was honored for his bravery in Co. A 178th NY Volunteers as a drummer boy. In such a position, his drum beats signaled the troops.

He lived in Dubuque for nine years working as the superintendent of the BRADLEY BROTHERS cigar factory before his death. (1) He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie, who died on January 3, 1904. (2)



1. "Nicholas Eck is Dead," Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, June 25, 1908, p. 3

2. "Died," Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, January 4, 1905, p. 8