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George Adam Eckhart immigrated to America from Germany in 1750 aboard the ship Patience. Arriving in Philadelphia, he entered into indentured servitude for 4 years to the Pennsylvanian who paid his fare.
George married Mary Anna Maria Wittmeyer, also from Germany, in 1755. Daughter Sarah, my 4th Great Grandmother, was born in 1770 in the Philadelphia area.
George Adam purchased 100 acres of land in Frederick County, Maryland. In the early 1780s, George moved to Alleghany County, Maryland and planted crops. George Adam and sons John and George received patent rights to 50 acres of land here in 1800.
The little village where George and Mary raised their family and died is known as Eckhart Mines. (The rich beds of coal were not discovered until the National Road was built in 1811.)
The Eckhart family cemetery is still located in the fields not far from the original homestead. (Just down the hill from Weis Market on Old National Pike, Frostburg-we parked at the laundromat behind the market)
Georges daughter Sarah married Jacob Loar, who immigrated to America from Germany in 1774. Jacob served in the Revolutionary War and was awarded land near Eckhart. Old Loartown Road is just 3 miles from Eckhart.