This house was later occupied by a brother, Caesar Eckhardt, who was the founder of C.Eckhardt and Sons Mercantile Company, known for half a century as the leading firm of its kind in western De Witt County.The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.15. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.6 males.
This trail shortened the former route by twenty miles and established Yorktown as an important relay station for freighters, prairie schooners, trail drivers, and stagecoaches bringing mail and passengers.
The came through upper town on North Riedel Street.
June 15-August 15), except Christmas and New Year’s days.
State Highways 72 and 119 intersect on the western side of town.
For his military services, York received many acres of land in the Coleto Creek area.