Born in Philadelphia, son of Jacob Reese Eckfeldt and brother of Jacob Bausch Eckfeldt. Served with 124th Pennsylvania during the Civil War.
He appears on mint payroll records for 1857. Worked as melter, refiner and assayer at the Denver Mint. He was listed as a member of the Assay Commission in 1881.
obit: Washington Post 11/11/1884Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies