California Obituaries - 1899 - Frederick A. Eken

Monterey County

Frederick A. Eken, an old veteran of the Civil War, died on a small farm near Salinas. Deceased was 80 years old and a native of Germany. Although in receipt of a pension, deceased lived the life of a hermit in a hut filled with all sorts of rubbish and surrounded by thirty cats and six dogs. He would not speak to any one unless angered, and was an inveterate toper.

Source: The Mountain Democrat (Placerville, El Dorado County, California) Feb 11, 1899, Page 2