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Magdalena (Eltiste) Eickhoff

Born - May 16,1857

Burgsalach, Bayern, Bavaria, Germany

Married - March 16, 1884

Hickory Grove Lutheran Church

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Witnesses To Wedding

Michael Eltiste & Friedrich Fre˙tag

Residence -1930 - Solomon, Phillips County, Kansas

Died - April 7,1944

Buried - Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery,

Belmont Township, Phillips County, Kansas






Magdalena Eltiste Eickhoff

Magdalena Eltiste Eickhoff was born May 16, 1857 in Burgsalach. Bayern, Germany, According to the custom, she was baptized at the age of three days and confirmed in the faith of Evangelical Lutheran church at the age of 14. She came to Auburn, Nebraska, about the year 1880 and was married to Friederich Eickhoff in March 1884. They moved to Phillips county in 1887and have been residents here until their death. Five children were born to this marriage union; three sons, August, John and Frederick and two daughters, Louise and Sophia Eickhoff Stepper.

The two daughters and their father preceded Mrs. Eickhoff in death.

Surviving her are three sons, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. John Ehm of Phillipsburg and two brothers, Michael and Daniel Eltiste of California.

Mrs. Eickhoff was the last remaining charter member of the Zion Lutheran church of Phillips county and was nourished and strengthened in her Christian faith by its administration of Word and Sacrament unto the end.

Death came in the night of April 7, 1944. She had attained the age of 86 years, 10 months and 22 days. May she rest in peace.

Funeral services were held at Zion Lutheran church April 10, with Rev. R. W. Schlachter officiating. Interment was made in the Zion cemetery.

The Phillips County Review


April 20, 1944




Husband - Fred Eickhoff

Born- March 27, 1857

Hildethheim, Hanover, Germany

Died - March 5, 1842

Buried - Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery,

Belmont Township, Phillips County, Kansas




Fritz Eickhoff Burned

Fritz Eickhoff received painful and extensive burns covering his face, hands and back Friday night at his home six miles southwest of Phillipsburg when he attempted to start a fire with gasoline. He had thought he was using coal oil to ignite the fire but by some mistake the gasoline can had been brought to the house instead.

Fred and John Eickhoff returned from Speed just in time to see their father run out of the house with his clothing on fire. He immediately rolled in the snow to extinguish the flames.

A bed and some clothing in the house was burned before the fire was put out. Mrs. Eickhoff is bedfast and was in the same room,

but was uninjured.

The Phillips County Review


January 8, 1942






Friedrick Eickhoff

Friedrick Eickhoff was born March 27, 1857 in Hildethheim, Hannover Germany. As a child he was cared for by foster parents and had no knowledge of his father and mother. But he was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. As a young man he served as apprentice in the shoemaker trade for several years but he desired to do a different line of work. He then came to America at about the age of twenty. On March 16, 1884 he was united in marriage to Magdalena Eltiste at South Auburn, Nebraska. They resided in Nemaha county, Nebraska for awhile and then moved to their present home in Phillips County. Their marriage was blessed with five children, three boys and two girls. August, John and Frederick, together with their mother survived and left to mourn Mr. Eickhoff's death. The two girls preceded their father in death, Sophia, at age 43 and Louise, at the age of 18.

Mr. Eickhoff always worked hard until about the age of eighty when his strength began to fail him. But until the last few weeks he continued to take a lively interest in the progress of the farm work. His decline in health was hastened considerably by the severe burns he received in a fire in his home on January 1st. Since that time he has been confined to his bed or chair. Although he still ate a hearty breakfast on Thursday morning, he suffered a stroke shortly afterward and was called to his heavenly home March 5, 1942, having attained the good age of 84 years, 11 month and 8 days. May he rest in peace, awaiting the resurrection of the just with Christ's return.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Zion Lutheran Church.

The Phillips County Review


March 12, 1942



Daughter - Sophia (Eickhoff) Stepper

Born - April 1885


Son - August Fredrick Eickhoff

Born - June 15, 1887

Died - September 12, 1969

Son - Johan Fredrick Eickhoff

Born - November13, 1889


Veteran World War ISon - Fredrick Daniel Eickhoff

Born - December 5, 1893

Daughter - Louisa M. (Lucy) Eickhoff

Born - July 9, 1896

Died - November 23, 1914



Brother -Johan Fredrich Eltiste

Born - October 6, 1859

Burgsalach, Bavaria, Germany


Brother - Michael Eltiste

Born - November 21, 1865

Burgsalach, Bavaria, Germany


Sister - Kunigunde (Eltiste) Ehm

Born - December 14, 1868

Burgsalach, Bavaria, Germany


Brother - Daniel Gotteib Eltiste

Born - March 26, 1872

Burgsalach, Bavaria, Germany



Father -Johann George Eltiste

Mother - Anna Barbara (Beyerlein) Eltiste





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