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Jacob Bausch Eckfeldt


Born in Philadelphia. Married to Jeannette Rose Latch September 28, 1869. They were parents to Howard Eckfeldt (1873-1948), a mining engineer, and Frederick William Eckfeldt (1881-1974).

First employed at the mint as second weigher April 15, 1865. He was promoted to assistant assayer August 26, 1872, and to assayer December 21, 1881, after the death of his father. He served on the Assay Commission in 1924 and 1926. He remained until 1929 providing service to the mint for 64 years. He died at home in Ambler, Pennsylvania.

bio: Evans; Stewart obit: NUM 51 Oct 1938 page 886

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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