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*HEFFNER Family Tree*

This is a compilation of the HEFFNER family information. The family originally was from Hessia, Germany then came to America by way of Pennsylvania in 1768. The family then removed to Frederick City, Frederick County, Maryland. The head of the family was JOHN HAEFNER. Along the way, the family name has changed with many variations. It is with great pride that J. JACOB HEIFNER served in the German Regiment of the Continental Line in the Revolutionary War in the 1700's. He enlisted 18 Aug 1776 and was honorably discharged 12 Oct 1779

UPDATE!!! Thru the miracle of the internet, the RSL server and our Genealogy interests, I was contacted on Friday, August 16th, 1996 by a 3rd cousin, DON HAMMAN, from this family line!
What a wonderful, unexpected surprise!
We share the same GGGrandparents!!

These are the known migration routes

Hessia, Germany>PA>Frederick, MD>Richland Co.& Nankin, Ashland Co., OH>Nottawa, St. Joseph Co., MI

The CAPITALIZED names are my direct line

1st Generation

JOHN HAEFNER, b about 1700 Palantinate Region of Germany, near the city of Karishrue on the Rhine, m..........................1724 to ELIZABETH ???????????

2nd Generation

ALBERTUS HIFFNER, b 1726 in Germany, m....................................MARIA CATHRIN KONIG, b 1732 in Germany

3rd Generation

J.JACOB HIFFNER/HEIFFNER, b 23 Sep 1752 in Hessia, Germany, d 23 Nov 1848 in Nankin, OH, married on 11 May 1785 at Walker Co., PA to .....................................ELIZABETH MILLER, b 1761-d 1824. After Elizabeth's death, J. Jacob then married Mrs. Elizabeth Priest, 4 Nov 1828 in Wayne Co., OH

John Heiffner, b 1755

Valentine Heiffner, b 1761 in Germany, d 1848 in PA, m............................Mary ????, married 30 Apr 1783 in Washington Co., MD to Barbara Miller

Margaret Heiffner, b 1763, married to Valintine Bechtel

Elizabeth Heffner, b 1766

Frederick Heiffner, b 1768

Mary Heiffner, b 1770

Peter Heiffner, b 1772

Conrad Heiffner, b 1774

Cathrin Heiffner, b 1776

4th Generation

Jacob Heiffner, Jr., b 24 Sep 1786, d 14 Mar 1868, married to Rosina ???????, b 26 Dec 1789, d 10 Jun 1853

FREDERICK HEIFFNER, b 11 May 1787, d 10 Jan 1860, married on 22 Jan 1812 to .............MARGARET FEIGHT, b 30 Apr 1792, d 16 Nov 1867

Elizabeth Heiffner, b 16 May 1789, d 27 Aug 1851, married to Peter Rollin

Mary Heiffner, b 24 Jan 1791, d 01 Mar 1865, married to Joseph Snyder

Henry Heiffner, b 10 Jul 1792, d 01 Mar 1865

John Heiffner, b 23 Feb 1796, d 29 Sep 1840

Catherine Heiffner, b 20 Feb1801, d 07 May 1877, married on 09 Mar 1819 to John Bishop, Sr., b 22 Jan 1793, d 12 Mar 1879 (came to America from England in 1814)

David Heiffner, b 21 Feb 1803, d 12 Sep 1890, married in 1828 to Margaret Hartman, b 29 Jan 1806, d 30 Sep 1852

Valentine Heiffner, b 6 Mar 1808, d 12 Sep 1871, married to Isabel Priest, b 14 Mar 1807, d 02 Oct 1856, then married 8 Dec 1861 in Ashland Co., OH to Margaret Grinner Cassel, b 08 May 1812, d 03 May 1902

Martha Heiffner

5th Generation

JOHN J. HEIFNER, b 22 Jan 1813, d 24 Mar 1895 in Richland Co., OH married on 07 July 1835 to...........MARGARET CLINE, b 23 Mar 1816, d 15 Dec 1882

Elizabeth Heifner, b 02 April 1814

Catherine Heifner, b 20 April 1815

Sarah Heifner, b 08 July 1816

Jacob Heifner, b 24 August 1818

Mary Heifner, b 31 March 1820

David Heifner, b 14 March 1821

Susan Heifner, b 16 May 1824

Martha Heifner, b 19 February 1827

Peter Heifner, b 26 December 1830, d 17 Sep 1871, married to Mary E. Edwards, b 06 May 1838, d 29 Mar 1919

Nancy Heifner, b 30 Nov 1834

6th Generation

Eliza Jane Heifner, b 14 Apr 1837, d 08 August 1906, married on 14 Sep 1862........to Lorren A. Drumb

Henry Heifner, b 1839, d 11 Jan 1870

Amy Heifner, b 6 Apr 1840, d 08 Aug 1841

Hyman L. Heifner, b 24 Dec 1842, d 24 Sep 1903, married on 15 Nov 1874 to ...............Sarah Lutz, b 22 Feb 1845, d 27 Mar 1908

MARY E. HEIFNER, b 31 Jan 1844 in Ashland, OH d 19 Sep 1906 in Nottawa, MI, married on 13 Sep 1868 toPEMBROKE SOMERSET BECKWITH

Jesse R. Heifner, b 12 Feb 1846, d 06 Aug 1914, married on 23 Apr 1874 to Mary Elizabeth Good, b 07 Jan 1856, d 25 Nov 1910

William Heifner, b 11 May 1848, d 07 Jul 1849

Jenny [Jane] Heifner, b 11 Jul 1850, d 26 Sep 1915, married to Harry McWilliams

Lydia Heifner, b 14 Jan 1853, d 01 May 1924, married to Desbro Thompson

Infant Heifner, b 6 Mar 1854

Caroline Heifner, b 16 Apr 1855, d 12 Oct 1857

John J. Heifner, Jr., b 18 Feb 1859, d 04 Sep 1925, married to Dora ??????

Lorren Elza Heifner, b 11 Apr 1861, d 20 Sep 1936, married to Laura Alice McGuire, b 06 Jun 1869 in Smithfield, Fulton Co., IL, d 15 Dec 1913

7th Generation

Jennie B. [Margaret Jane] Beckwith, b 4 Nov 1869 d 7 Feb 1915, married on 05 Dec 1893 to...........Harry Lewis Merry, b 28 Nov 1867, d 7 Dec 1956

Clarence Oresta Beckwith, b 26 Jan 1871, d 1 Jun 1872

Orlo Fayette Beckwith, b 3 Jun 1873, d 22 Jan 1915, married on 04 Mar 1889 to ...............Marea Mary McKale, b 17 Mar 1879, d 1938

FRANK HEIFNER BECKWITH, b 7 Nov 1879, d 22 Dec 1924, married on 01 Jun 1904 to ........................CLARA ROSE HENRY, b 28 Mar 1881, d 10 Feb 1959

8th Generation

RALPH HENRY BECKWITH, b 9 Apr 1907, d 11 Sep 1993, married on 8 Aug 1932 to.............WINIFRED WILHELMINA STANTON, b 13 Dec 1909, d 7 Apr 1995

Rex Orland Beckwith, b 17 Jul 1912, d 12 Nov 1971, married on 28 Sep 1940 to .................Pauline Wellington Watson, b 17 Sep 1905

9th Generation

Ann Carolyn Beckwith, b 1 Jan 1940, married on 04 Jun 1960 to........................Charles Thomas Flynn, b 10 August 1937

Nancy Kay Beckwith, b 22 May 1942, married on 28 Jun 1963 to .............Carroll "Frank" Hirdning, b 08 Sep 1938

DENISE ELAINE BECKWITH, b 15 Apr 1951, partnered with Paul Joseph Cassidy, b 13 Jul 1951, d 7 Feb 1993 , married David Earl Frayer, b 8 Oct 1935, d 6 Jan 1996, married Terry Lynn Frederick, b 31 Dec 1954

10th Generation

Kevin David Schmidt, b 24 Jan 1972 in Toledo, OH, adopted out on 10 Feb 1972, reunited on 8 Sep 1996

Tiffany Denise Frayer, b 19 Oct 1973 in Kalamazoo, MI

Danielle Louise Frederick, b 8 May 1984 in Petoskey, MI

Benjamin Charles Frederick, b 8 May 1984 in Petoskey, MI


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