Looking for information about, and descendants of, the Jacob and Eva Eckhardt family from Alsace, who settled in Vernon county in the mid 1850s. Many members of the family were very successful professionally and financially. Some moved to Chicago, Iowa, and South Dakota. Sons include Fred Eckhardt of Viroqua, the Brewer, George Eckhardt, of Milwaukee, Jacob who was involved in politics, and Bernard who became a millionaire in Chicago. Women of the family married men with the names Alonzo May, Theron Bean, William Dyson.