Adam Esch was born on Aug. 28, 1828, the son of of Joseph and Sarah (Younkin) Esch.
His first wife was Julia Catherine Walters (May 11, 1831-1860).
The couple's four known children were Sarah Katherine Esch, Susan M. Esch, George W. Esch and Rebecca E. Esch.
The United States Census of 1860 shows Adam and Julia and their four children living in White, Cambria County, PA. Living under their roof in 1860 were Adam's younger siblings Joseph and Henrietta.
Grief blanketed the family later that same year when Julia died at age 29 on Dec. 14, 1860.
After a little more than two years of grieving, on New Year's Day, 1863, Adam wed a second time to Hannah Glass (March 6, 1838-1926), daughter of Joseph and Margaret "Peggy" (Troxell) Glass. Rev. J.Q.A. Weller officiated. News of their marriage was announced on the pages of the Indiana Messenger.
Together, they bore six more offspring -- Margaret C. Esch, Joseph Isaac Esch, Ida A. Esch, Laura J. Esch, John B. Esch and Perry A. Esch.
Adam died at the age of 71, in Flinton, Cambria County, on Sept. 25, 1899. Burial was in Beaver Valley Cemetery, with an obituary appearing in the Cambria Freeman of Ebensburg, PA.
~ Daughter Sarah Katherine Esch ~
Daughter Sarah Katherine Esch (1853-1927) was born in Dec. 1853.
~ Daughter Susan M. Esch ~
Daughter Susan M. Esch (1855-1928) was born on March 21, 1855.
~ Son George W. Esch ~
Son George W. Esch (1857-1935) was born on Sept. 9, 1857.
~ Daughter Rebecca E. Esch ~
Daughter Rebecca E. Esch (1859-1932) was born on Aug. 29, 1859.
~ Daughter Margaret E. Esch ~
Daughter Margaret C. Esch (1863-1956).
~ Son Joseph Isaac Esch ~
Son Joseph Isaac Esch (1865-1946) was born on March 26, 1865.
~ Daughter Ida A. Esch ~
Daughter Ida A. Esch (1867-1951) was born on Jan. 3, 1867.
~ Daughter Laura J. Esch ~
Daughter Laura J. Esch (1869- ? ) was born in about 1869.
~ Son John B. Esch ~
Son John B. Esch (1871-1954) was born on Aug. 7, 1875.
~ Son Perry Adam Esch ~
Son Perry Adam Esch (1879-1964) was born in 1879 and was 26 years younger than his eldest half-sibling.