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HECKART, HECKERT, HECKARD,  FULL GENEALOGY INFORMATION
the Heckart connection   to Missouri and Iowa
Ralls, Monroe, Shelby Counties in Missouri
Wapello and Winneshiek Counties in Iowa

In 1750 Johannes Heckardt, wife Anna Elizabeth Fischer, and children came to Northumlerland County, Pennsylvania,  from Germany.

My primary interest is the history of the Heckart/Heckert Clans that settled into the Northeastern Missouri, Southern Iowa, and Northeastern Iowa, plus area west as CO and Butte, Co, CA .  If you have a connection and info please post. 
  BZ

WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE
More information regarding;
Jost's family in Ralls Co., MO and Wapello Co., IA
John Adam Sr.'s family that stayed in Shelby/Monroe/Green/Aldrain Co.'s in MO
The Heckart, Snyder, Boyd, Strayer surname connections.
Adam Heckart's life and offspring in Butte Co., CA
Pics of older generation Heckart's for web work.
WHAT I AM WORKING ON
The lost village of Clinton/Jonesburg, Missouri and the mill area (page coming soon)
Adam Heckart's journey to the Gold Rush in 1849 
WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO WORK ON
The Walkersville Mill in Shelby Co., MO
The Freeport Mill in Iowa, and the years 1853-1866
Searching the records in Shelby/Monroe Co, MO one more time.

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HECKART GENEALOGY INFORMATION
Heckart Genealogy Tree
The men of Shelby/Monroe Co., MO head for the Gold Rush, including Adam and Florian Heckart


Where did the Missouri and Iowa Heckart come from?

....Northumberland Co. and surrounding area of Penn. in 1835, just east of the mountains in the east-central part of Penn., was the central location of the Heckart/Heckert Clan for about 100 years from 1750 to the mid-1800's.  Likewise the Lanchaster/York area was the initial location of the Strayer/Stroh Clan during the same period of time.   
....This area is on the Susquehanna River Valley that runs north and south.  Both clans took up land within a few miles of each other, the Heckart's in Lower Mahanoy Twp., in the southern portion of Northumberland Co., and the Strayers in the Lykens Valley in the northern edge of Dauphin Co.  Both of these areas adjoining each other.  
....My GGGrandparents John Strayer, 1818, and Elizabeth Heckert/art, 1821,  were born within 10-12 miles of each other in the Susquehanna drainage.  It would be obvious that all of the pioneer clans of this area would have known each other. 


How did the Heckart clan get to Missouri?

....In 1838, Jost, his brother John Adam and Jacob Shoup built a boat for canal navigation and aimed to moved west by water, starting from Halifax, PA. They arrived at Holidaysburg and found the Portage Railroad would not take thier boat over the mountains. They disposed of the ark, secured railroad passage for themselves and goods over the mountains to Johnstown, PA. From Johnstown to Pittsburg, the two families of about 20 people, with boxes, wagons, plows traveled by canal on two boats. At Pittsburg they took a steamboat and in Cincinnati just after the explosion os the steamboat LaSalle. They sailed on down the Ohio River, reaching Cairo, Il, on the Mississippi River and on to St. Loius. After eight days of steamboat travel from Cincinnati, the families arrived at Hannibal, MO, then an upstart little trading village of a hundred people only a couple of years old.

After landing in Hannibal, Jost took up land located a few miles south in Ralls Co.,Near the Salt River, and not far from the Mississippi. Here, Jost and his family were identified with the Big Creek Presyterian chruch. They were seven miles from Marion College, later called West Ely. Jost would die in 1860, 22 years after coming to Ralls Co., MO. John Adam Heckart took up land 40 miles west of Hannibal, at Shelbyville, MO, but died in 1838, shortly after the families arrival.

John Adam Heckart died soon after arriving in Shelbyville. Magdalena Heckart was listed on the 1840 Shelby Co., Census. She was a sister to Mary Eva Synder Heckart, wife of Jost Heckart, thus the two brother and two sister migrated into NE MO together in 1838, where their offspring would remain to raise their families, or move north into Iowa in the early 1850's when the Indians were forced off the Iowa land by "treaties." Son John Adams Heckart and daughter Elizabeth Heckart Strayer would to Freeport in NE Iowa to set up a mill on the Upper Iowa River in the early 1850's.


An overview of the first Heckart's into Missouri and Iowa
....All the information I have of the Descendent Tree of  Michael Heckardt (Heckart) follows a short summary of the of our line,  which settled into Shelbyville, Missouri in 1838/   Elizabeth Heckart, John Adam Jr,'s sister, married John Strayer, 1840. John Strayer at age 20, accompanied the two older original Heckart families to Missouri, John Adam Sr. and Joseph (Jost). 
.... The families Adam Heckart and John Strayer were very, very close.  The were involved in building and running the Walkersville Mill on the Salt River,  from 1839 to about 1848, in Shelby County, Missouri.  Apparently in 1848, they moved 15 miles down the northfork of the Salt River and bought lots, 30 acres of land and the grist/carding mill at the now extinct villages of Clinton/Jonesburg, in northern Monroe County, Missouri.  
....In early 1849, Adam and brother Florian Heckart would join other men from Shelby/Monroe County, Missouri and go to the gold fields.  Adam's family would stay in Clinton/Jonesburg with John Strayer's family and continue to run the milling operation. 
....Florian's family remained with brother Michael and the milling farming operation, several miles to the SW of Shelbyville, Shelby County, Missouri (the original location of Heckart/Strayer settlement in NE MO).  
....Upon returning to Missouri in 1851, Florian would remain in Shelby County the remainder of his life.  Adam Heckart and John Strayer would load up the wagons in late summer of 1852 and go to Freeport, Winneshiek County, in NE Iowa, to build and run a major mill on the Upper Iowa River.  John and Elizabeth Heckart Strayer would remain in Freeport, Iowa the remainder of their lives.
....In 1865/66, Adam Heckart's family would take wagon west and settle for the remainder of their lives in Butte Co., California where he would use his farming, milling, mechanical skills to form a living.
....Jost Heckart, one of the two older original migrants to Missouri, would remain in Ralls County, Missouri, and pass away near New London, to the south of Hannibal.  Some of Jost's offspring would migrate the area near Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa.  And of course some of the original offspring of John Adam Sr., and Jost still have relatives in MO and IA.  


Heckart Information to date

Descendants of Johannes Michael Heckardt

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1. Johannes Michael1 Heckardt was born Abt. 1703 in Germany, and died Unknown. He married Catherine Unknown Bef. 1723. She was born Abt. 1701 in Germany, and died 1759 in PA.

Notes for Johannes Michael Heckardt:

Apparently migrated to America leaving from Rotterdam, September 15, 1748, on the ship "Two Brothers" with a family of children, some of legal age.

Kelley Boyd, ID, 9/2000, indicates that records at Salt Lake show name as Johannes Michael.

 

Children of Johannes Heckardt and Catherine Unknown are:

+ 2 i. Anna Magdalena2 Heckart, born 1723 in Germany; died Unknown.

+ 3 ii. Johannes Heckart, born 1733 in Germany; died February 07, 1800 in Stone Valley Zion Cemetery in Northumberland Co. PA, formerly Lower Mahanoy Twp., PA.

4 iii. Appolonia Heckart, born 1738; died Unknown. She married Peter Fischer; died Unknown.

5 iv. Anna Margareta Heckart, born May 13, 1741 in Germany; died May 09, 1796. She married Johan Peter L. Lamm; died Unknown.

6 v. Conrad Heckart, born 1743 in Germany; died Unknown. He married Susanna; died Unknown.

7 vi. Phillip Heckart, born October 15, 1744 in Germany; died Unknown. He married Anna Maria Hain; born January 28, 1749/50; died Unknown.

8 vii. Christian Heckart, born 1746; died Unknown.

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. Anna Magdalena2 Heckart (Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born 1723 in Germany, and died Unknown. She married Johannes Adam Hain, son of George Hain and Veronica Koch. He died Unknown.

 

Children of Anna Heckart and Johannes Hain are:

9 i. Johannes3 Hain, born January 21, 1746/47; died November 21, 1800. He married Anna Margaretta Guschwa; died Unknown.

10 ii. Elizabeth Hain, died Unknown. She married Peter Jr. Kloop; died Unknown.

11 iii. Catherine Hain, born May 01, 1757; died Unknown. She married Jacob Kloop; died Unknown.

12 iv. Rosina Hain, born August 14, 1762; died November 21, 1805. She married Johan Jost Lerch; died Unknown.

13 v. Eva Ann Hain, born August 04, 1762; died Unknown. She married Johan Adam Ruth; died Unknown.

14 vi. Anna Maria Hain, born January 28, 1749/50; died Unknown. She married (1) Phillip Heckart; born October 15, 1744 in Germany; died Unknown. She married (2) Philip Heckert; died Unknown.

 

3. Johannes2 Heckart (Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born 1733 in Germany, and died February 07, 1800 in Stone Valley Zion Cemetery in Northumberland Co. PA, formerly Lower Mahanoy Twp., PA. He married (2) Anna Elizabeth Gertrude Fischer 1754 in Wernersville, PA, daughter of Johann Fischer and Elizabeth Hain. She died August 1801.

Notes for Johannes Heckart:

Records of Children taken from St. John Hain's Chruch. All children except Philip were listed in Wills of John Heckart and wife Elizabeth Gertrude Fischer Heckart.

Johannes Heckardt was on the ship "Two Brothers", Thomas Arnott Master, which sailed out of Rotterdam and arrived in Philadelphia, PA on September 15, 1748. Migrated from Damstadt, State of Hessin(?). Fellow passengers apparently were Johannes Hermann and Johannes Werner, who later would become related to John Heckert by marriage. John Heckert first went to Germantown, Berks, Co, moved up the Susquehanna River to a farm in Lower Mahony Twp., which is in the southern part of Northumberland Co., PA.

John had married before 1753, and had a daughter Elizabeth. In 1754 John married in Wernersville, PA, Elizabeth Gertrude Fischer (Anna Lesabetha Cartrout or Gertraut Fischer, often called Eliza).

Internet Info:

1/28/199--- Frank D. Heckart, fdhmjh@aol.com posts: Children were John Adam, Philip, Peter, William, Caspar and Micheal. Settled in Dauphin, Berks or Norhtumberland counties. Lower Heidelberg Twp. or North Mountain area.

4/15/1999---Ken Shields, kshields@mail.smu.edu posts: it is Johnanes Peter Heckart, there is a son George, following William.

Was a Deacon , 1763, in Hian's Church (St. John's Reformed), in Heidelberg Twp., Berks Co., PA.

In April of 1778, John Heckert enlisted as a soldier in Capt. Conrad Kershner's Company, 7th Co. of Foot Soldiers, 3rd Battalion of PA Militia, Berks.

In May of 1780 John Heckart was commissioned as a Justice of the Peace, Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland Co. He had signed a petition concerning the Militia.

Heckert's intermarried with surnames: TSCHOPP, KOHL, ZERBE, RESSLER, LEMON, DOBSON, STEINBRECKER, WIRTH, MILLER, SELLER.

 

Stone Valley Cemetery Records for Heckart surname:

 

Last First Middle Date of Date of Row Section Veteran

Name Name Name Birth Death

 

Heckard Elizabeth 1789 1869 8 A

Heckard Issac 1864 1865 12 A

Heckard Moses 1835 1867 8 A

Heckard Nathanel 1859 1861 12 A

Heckard Rebecca 1862 1863 12 A

Heckard Uriah 1846 1865 14 A Civil War

Heckard Whilhelmina 1866 1866 10 A

Heckart Fredrick 1788 1858 7 A

Heckart G 14 A

Heckart Jacob 1810 1881 1 B

Heckart Michael 1831 1906 4 A

Heckert Amanda N 1831 1882 4 A

Heckert Ann Mary 1805 1888 5 A

Heckert Carolina 1852 1857 12 A

Heckert Casper 1837 1864 14 A Civil War

Heckert Catharina 1829 1838 8 A

Heckert Catherina 1766 1828 7 A

Heckert Chas E 1859 1862 11 A

Heckert Emanuel 1834 1911 2 D Civil War

Heckert G 5 A

Heckert Henrietta A 1863 1864 14 A

Heckert Henry 1944 1862 16 A

Heckert Henry W 1841 1846 12 A

Heckert Infant of Daniel 1917 1917 3 D

Heckert Infant of Michael of 1867 1867 10 A

Heckert Johannes 1814 1862 9 A

Heckert John 1835 1850 14 A

Heckert Kasper 1759 1837 7 A

Heckert Lillie M 1862 1878 1 A

Heckert M G 12 A

Heckert Margaret 1816 1833 9 A

Heckert Maria Magdalena 1792 1870 15 A

Heckert Mary G 1865 1865 12 A

Heckert Mary E 1880 1923 3 D

Heckert Mila 1862 1863 11 A

Heckert Phillip 1796 1872 5 A

Heckert Rachael 1836 1897 1 A

Heckert Rebecca 1840 1904 2 D

Heckert Roy A 1913 1923 3 D

Heckert Sarah 1808 1858 14 A

Heckert Sarah Ann 1851 1857 12 A

Heckert Solomn 1787 1852 15 A

Heckert Wm 2 A

Stone Valley Cemetery Records

 

Last First Middle Date of Date of Row Section Veteran

Name Name Name Birth Death

 

Snyder Esther V M 1895 1902 5 B

Snyder Henrietta 1850 1877 1 B

Snyder Henry M 1851 1926 4 D

Snyder Hettie 1866 1916 4 D

Snyder Jacob J 1777 1850 14 A

Snyder Jacob 1774 1841 13 A

Snyder John Adam 1786 1857 13 A

Snyder Jonathan E 1872 1929 4 C

Snyder Judit 1821 1855 13 A

Snyder Luslana 1833 1840 10 A

Snyder Lydia 1867 1870 8 A

Snyder Lydia 1813 1882 3 B

Snyder Marian G 1899 1900 4 D

Snyder Matilda 1844 1927 4 C

Snyder Palmer B 1880 1886 5 B

Snyder Sarah E 1896 1924 4 C

Snyder Susanna 1886 1893 5 B

Snyder Uriah F 1863 1865 9 A

Snyder Wilson R R 1882 1886 5 B

 

Surnames in Stonevalley Cem, showing up in the NEMO or NEIA area, bz/7/2000.

Emerich Benjamin 1818 1842 13 A

Emerich Eve Magdalana 1795 1876 2 A

Emerich George 1851 1851 14 A

Emerich Hannah 1806 1882 2 A

Emerich Hannah 1869 1869 13 A

Emerich Infant of William 1876 1876 2 A

Emerich John A 1878 1879 2 A

Emerich John G 1788 1871 2 A

Emerich Maria Elizabeth 1741 1828 1 A

Emerich Mary M 1858 1858 13 A

Emerich Michael 1794 1875 2 A

Emerich Samuel E 1870 1870 2 A

Emerich Sarah 1817 1853 14 A

Emerich Sarah J 1873 1873 2 A

Emerich Sarah M 1877 1877 2 A

Emerich Susanna 1834 1873 2 A

Emerich Susanna 1831 1842 13 A

Emerick Catherine E 1871 1916 5 D

Emerick George J M 1865 1918 2 C

Emerick Hannah 1832 1918 1 C

Emerick John P L 1900 1902 5 D

Emerick Michael H 1899 1900 2 C

Emerick Michael 1832 1899 2 C

Troutman Clair F 1915 1925 5 D

Troutman Mary A 1891 1918 4 B

Troutman Rebecca 1848 1888 5 B

Tschopp Amos 1856 1857 10 A

Tschopp Bernard 1 B Civil War

Tschopp Casper 1 B Civil War

Tschopp Catharine 1795 1851 12 A

Tschopp Catharine 1820 1877 1 B

Tschopp Elizabeth 1851 1852 9 A

Tschopp Emma Jane 1869 1873 5 A

Tschopp Harry D 1891 1891 2 B

Tschopp Infant of D & R T 2 B

Tschopp Jacob 14 A

Tschopp James M 1859 1859 15 A

Tschopp John 1828 1860 12 A

Tschopp John 1792 1849 12 A

Tschopp Josia 1826 1883 1 B

Tschopp Katie E 1904 1905 4 C

Tschopp Lucette 1849 1857 10 A

Tschopp Michael 1818 1855 12 A

Tschopp Neehma 1789 1856 14 A

Tschopp Rebecca 1860 1860 4 A

Tschopp Sadie I 1909 1910 4 C

Tschopp Salome 1824 1890 1 B

Tschopp Stella C 1896 1900 4 C

Witmer Anna Mariah 1797 1865 13 A

Witmer Anna Mary 1855 1862 14 A

Witmer Anna 1827 1885 1 B

Witmer Bertha 1889 1894 2 B

Witmer Catharine 1805 1889 13 A

Witmer Charles W 1874 1889 7 A

Witmer Christofel 1825 1888 7 A

Witmer Daniel S 1878 1906 5 D

Witmer David H 1860 1931 4 C

Witmer Elisabeth 1839 1839 6 A

Witmer Eliza 1848 1922 1 B

Witmer Emennel 1841 1860 16 A

Witmer Ephraim 1839 1925 9 B

Witmer Francis M 1883 1886 7 A

Witmer Harriet H 1880 1918 9 B

Witmer Harriet 1842 1899 9 B

Witmer Heinrich 1758 1825 7 A

Witmer Heinrich 1845 1851 11 A

Witmer Henry S 1844 1921 4 D

Witmer Infant of Ephriam 1869 1869 8 A

Witmer Infant of H S 1887 1887 2 B

Witmer Infant of Heinrich 1861 1861 15 A

Witmer Infant of Paul 1920 C

Witmer Isaac 1818 1901 1 B

Witmer Isaac H 1849 1917 6 C

Witmer Isaac 1828 1895 3 C

Witmer Isaac C 1874 1897 3 C

Witmer Isaias 1817 1842 11 A

Witmer Jacob 1807 1885 17 A

Witmer Jacob 1809 1861 17 A

Witmer Johannes 1797 1823 4 A

Witmer Johannes 1804 1836 7 A

Witmer John 1791 1872 13 A

Witmer John M 1876 1876 10 A

Witmer John F 1911 1917 4 B

Witmer John S 1833 1902 5 D

Witmer Jonathan H 1862 1928 4 C

Witmer Katie J A 1878 1879 2 A

Witmer Lily 1866 1872 10 A

Witmer Lucetta 1851 1919 6 C

Witmer Lydia Alis 1866 1872 10 A

Witmer Malon 1814 1814 13 A

Witmer Margaret 1776 1842 8 A

Witmer Margaret 1920 1926 3 D

Witmer Martha 1845 1862 13 A

Witmer Mary A 1866 1887 10 A

Witmer Mary 1845 1846 8 A

Witmer Matheas 1757 1824 8 A

Witmer Matilda 1844 1862 13 A

Witmer May P 1898 1900 4 C

Witmer Michael 1804 1842 13 A

Witmer Mrs Henry 1851 1931 4 D

Witmer Phebe 1850 1931 4 D

Witmer Rebecca 1819 1847 17 A

Witmer Rebecca 1838 1861 15 A

Witmer Samuel 1811 1875 12 A

Witmer Samuel 1813 1843 13 A

Witmer Samuel 1879 1881 2 B

Witmer Sarah 1811 1869 12 A

Witmer Sarah 1809 1881 17 A

Witmer Sarah 1852 1867 12 A

Witmer Sarah 1842 1917 5 D

Witmer Sarah W 1858 1863 14 A

Witmer Sarah E 1862 1872 6 A

Witmer Sera 1814 1814 2 A

Witmer Stella 1928 3 D

Witmer Susana 1788 1831 7 A

Witmer Susanna 1831 1901 3 C

Witmer William E 1867 1870 8 A

Witmer Wm 1839 1896 3 C

Zerbe 3 Infants of C R Z 1919 1919 9 B

Zerbe Catharine 1809 1891 3 A

Zerbe Daniel 1811 1861 16 A

Zerbe David 1839 1856 16 A

Zerbe David 1844 1921 1 B Civil War

Zerbe Elizabeth 1779 1837 7 A

Zerbe Elizabeth 1835 1856 16 A

Zerbe Francis 1903 1905 4 D

Zerbe Magdalene 1835 1849 1 A

Zerbe Maria 1837 1856 3 A

Zerbe Maria 1788 1857 12 A

Zerbe Persevell 12 A

Zerbe Philip 1803 1872 3 A

Zerbe Sarah 1852 1853 1 A

Zerbe Sarah 1844 1902 1 B

Zerbe Sarah J 1870 1933 4 D

Zerbe Wm J 1889 1890 6 B

 

 

 

More About Johannes Heckart:

Immigration: September 15, 1748, With parents, on "Two Brothers," from Damstadt, Hessin, Germany

Migrated: Abt. 1749, Germantown, Berks Co., PA

Military service: Revolutionary War, Berks Co. Penn Militia

Naturalization: American citizen, literate.

Nickname: John

Note: Immigrated as Heckardt

Religion: 1763, Deacon, St. John's Reformed Hian's Church, Heidelberg Twp., Berks Co., PA

 

Child of Johannes Heckart is:

+ 15 i. Elizabeth3 Heckart, born 1753; died Unknown.

 

Children of Johannes Heckart and Anna Fischer are:

+ 16 i. Peter3 Heckart, born September 15, 1755 in Berks Co., PA; died Aft. 1800.

17 ii. William Heckart, born September 19, 1757 in Berks Co., PA; died May 23, 1759 in Berks Co., PA.

+ 18 iii. Casper Heckart, born December 23, 1759 in Berks Co., PA; died June 16, 1837 in NMBA, PA.

+ 19 iv. Michael Heckart, born June 06, 1763 in Northumberland Co., PA; died January 30, 1845 in Whitestown, Butler Co., PA.

20 v. Philip Heckart, born October 24, 1765 in Berks Co., PA; died January 24, 1793 in Berks Co., PA.

21 vi. Frederick Heckart, born 1770; died Unknown. He married Margaretha Rily in Berks Co., PA; died Unknown.

Notes for Frederick Heckart:

Frederick Heckert is listed on the 1820 Census for Lower Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland Co., PA. List in the household, 1 male 45+ years, 1 female 26-45.

More About Frederick Heckart:

Residence: 1820, Lower Mahanoy Twp. Northumberland Co., P

 

Generation No. 3

 

15. Elizabeth3 Heckart (Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born 1753, and died Unknown. She married Jost Seiler March 10, 1777 in Berks? Co., PA, son of Bastian Seiler. He died Unknown.

Notes for Elizabeth Heckart:

Daughter of Johannes Heckart's first wife, and listed as a step-daughter to Eliz. Gertrude Heckart.

More About Elizabeth Heckart:

Note: Daughter of first unknown relationship.

 

Children of Elizabeth Heckart and Jost Seiler are:

22 i. Peter4 Seiler, born May 17, 1776 in Penn; died May 08, 1855. He married Anna Catherine Nichlos in Mill Hall, PA; born October 01, 1782; died July 01, 1857.

Notes for Peter Seiler:

They had the following children:

--Anna Catherine Seyler, born 25 July 1805.

-- Friederich (Frederick) Seyler, born 13 October 1806.

He married Rebecca (surname unknown). She was born in 1805/1806. This couple and their

children are found in Brady Township, Clearfield County in the 1850 census.

--Johannes (John) Seyler, born 01 August 1808; died 29 June 1882.

He first married Marie Shaffer, by whom he had at least seven children. His second wife was

Nancy Chapman (born 1832 - died 07 March 1906). She gave John another eight children.

Nancy's obituary appeared in the "Austin Autograph" (a Pennsylvania newspaper).

-- Peter Seyler, born 1813/1814 (determined from 1850 census records, Porter Township,

Clinton County, Pennsylvania). He married Catherine (surname unknown), born 1814.

-- George Seyler, born 1815.

--Joseph Seyler, born 16 November 1817. He married Susan (born 1819/1820).

This couple and their children are found in Brady Township, Clearfield County

in the 1850 census.

-- Margaret Seyler, born 18 September 1819.

--Sophia Charlotte Seyler, born 23 November 1822. She married Samuel Bressler.

--Nicholas Seyler, born circa 1824.

--Lydia Seyler. She married Henry Yeager.

--Mary Seyler. She married Jacob Krape.

--Elizabeth Seyler. She married George Emrick.

FROM GENFORM POST, Steve Hodson, March 1999---Peter Seyler Some sources indicate that Peter's grandfather was Sebastian Seyler of Berks County, Pennsylvania. Others suggest that his grandfather was named John, died 1792. Peter's father is now generally believed to have been Johann Yost Seyler (1758-1853). A Johann Yost "Seler" was born April 1732 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. This individual may have been Peter's grandfather (Johann = John) who died in 1792 (and therefore aged 60). Peter's mother is thought to have been Eliza Heckart. Frederick and Yost Seyler (Yost appears in 1785 Northumberland County records) may well have been two of Peter's brothers. Peter Seyler is listed in the 1850 census of Porter Township, Clinton County, Pennsylvania. The enumeration is dated 31 August 1850. His occupation is given as farmer, age 73. His wife Anna's age is given as 69. The census taker probably rounded her age up to her nearest birthday--only about a month away. Peter Seyler died intestate on 08 May 1855.

 

More About Peter Seiler:

Burial: Unknown, Mt. Bethel Cem (Old Porter Twp Cem), Mt Bethel United Church of Christ, Mill Hall, PA

More About Anna Catherine Nichlos:

Burial: Unknown, Mt. Bethel Cem (Old Porter Twp Cem), Mt Bethel United Church of Christ, Mill Hall, PA

23 ii. John Jacob Seiler, born May 22, 1780; died March 12, 1866. He married Elizabeth Zartman; died Unknown.

+ 24 iii. Anna Catharina Seiler, born May 03, 1783; died August 24, 1865.

25 iv. Frederick Seiler, born October 24, 1785; died Unknown.

More About Frederick Seiler:

Baptism: January 22, 1786, Stone Valley Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, sponsers Frederick Heckert & Magdalina Tschopp

Burial: Unknown, St. Jacob's Church Cemetery, Armstrong Valley, Dauphin Co., PA

26 v. George Seiler, born June 1787 in PA; died December 29, 1829. He married Catharine Elizabeth Wolfe; died Unknown.

More About George Seiler:

Burial: Unknown, St. Jacob's Church Cemetery, Armstorng Valley, Dauphin Co., PA

Note: Couple had 2 boys and 2 girls.

 

16. Peter3 Heckart (Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born September 15, 1755 in Berks Co., PA, and died Aft. 1800. He married Anna Maria Huner Abt. 1773, daughter of Kraft Huner and Anna Paul. She died Unknown.

More About Peter Heckart:

Baptism: September 28, 1755, St.John's Church, Lower Heidlberg Twp., Berks Co., PA, sponsor Peter Lamm

Burial: Unknown, Schwarzwald, Exeter Twp., Berks Co., PA

Military service: Bet. 1776 - 1777, Ensign in 1st Lancaster Co. Batalion of Associateors

Residence: Machatonky, PA

 

Children of Peter Heckart and Anna Huner are:

27 i. Peter Jr.4 Heckart, born Abt. 1774; died Unknown.

28 ii. Maria Elizabeth Heckart, born January 18, 1779; died April 14, 1837 in PA.

29 iii. Jacob Heckart, born Aft. 1780; died Unknown. He married Magdalena; died Unknown.

+ 30 iv. Casper Heckart, born Abt. 1793 in PA; died November 18, 1822 in Mahantango Valley, Dauphin Co., PA.

+ 31 v. Daniel Heckart, born Bef. 1795 in Lower Paxton Twp., Dauphin Co., PA; died Unknown.

 

18. Casper3 Heckart (Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born December 23, 1759 in Berks Co., PA, and died June 16, 1837 in NMBA, PA. He married Anne Catharina Steinbricher August 31, 1779 in Evangelical Lutheran Church, Killinger, Upper Paxton Twp., Duaphin Co., PA, daughter of Johannes Steinbricher and Catherine Reuter. She was born 1760, and died 1828.

Notes for Casper Heckart:

 

Floyd's Northumberland County Genealogy Pages 758 thru 782

http://searches.rootsweb.com/usgenweb/archives/pa/northumberland/bios2/f758782.txt

JAMES F. HECKERT, engaged in general farming and trucking in Point

township, is one of the enterprising agriculturists of his section of

Northumberland county, and a native of the township in which he resides,

born Feb. 9, 1855. He belongs to an old established family, being a

descendant of Casper Heckert, who emigrated from Germany and was an

early resident of Lower Mahanoy township. He was born in 1758, and died

in 1837 in Lower Mahanoy township, where he had a farm of nearly two

hundred acres. Some of this land is still in the possession of his

posterity, who are still numerous in this county and also well

represented in the Western States. He was a member of the German

Reformed congregation at the Stone Valley Church, where he is buried.

There also is buried his wife Catharine, who was born Oct. 6, 1760 and

died Dec. 6, 1828. They had children as follows: Johannes moved to a

county in the western end of the State; Michael lived in Lower Mahanoy

township and there died; Solomon, who lived on a farm in Lower Mahanoy

township, had two sons, Jacob and John Frederick, a farmer, who lived in

Lower Mahanoy township, had an only child, Katie, who died aged fifteen

years; Philip was the grandfather of James F. Heckert.

Philip Heckert, son of Casper, born in Lower Mahanoy township Dec.

9, 1796, died March 27, 1872. He was a farmer and had a large farm near

County Line and the Stone Valley Church in Lower Mahanoy township. His

wife, Anna Mary (Wert), daughter of Henry Wert (whose wife was an

Enterline), a pioneer at County Line was born June 2, 1805, and died

March 16, 1888 aged eighty-two years, ten months, fourteen days. Both

are buried at Stone Valley Church, when Mr. Heckert was an official for

many years. They had children: Daniel, Philip, Susanna (married Philip

Tschopp), Michael, Mary (married Isaac Ressler), Emanuel, Rachel (died

unmarried) Casper (who was a soldier in the Civil war and died as a

result of disease contracted in the service; he was unmarried),

Catharine (married William Lemon), Henry (who was a soldier in the Civil

war), Andrew W. and Uriah (who was a soldier in the Civil war). Philip,

Emanuel and Catharine are now the only survivors.

Philip Heckert, son of Philip, lives in Rockefeller township, this

county, near Augustaville where he owns a small tract of land. He is the

oldest man in his township. Born Sept. 13, 1826, in Lower Mahanoy

township, he was reared to farm life. In 1853 he moved to Point

township, where he farmed as a tenant thirty years, and for sever years

farmed the old Thomas Baumgardner farm. In 1883 he came to Rockefeller

township, purchasing the sixty-eight acre tract (for $1,600) where he

has since lived. He is a member of the Lutheran church and has served

the church officially in his time. He is a remarkably well preserved

man, and has a clear memory for dates and events. He speaks both

English and German. To his marriage with Esther (Hettie) Kohl, daughter

of John Kohl, late of Lower Mahanoy township, were born children as

follows: Alexander, of Northumberland; James F.; a son that died in

infancy (twin of James F.); Urias, who died aged thirteen years;

Catharine, who keeps house for her father; John and Philip, both of whom

died in boyhood; Charles, of Rockefeller township; and Ellen, widow of

Francis Bloom, living in Sunbury (she has a son, Claud). Mrs. Heckert

died March 14, 1904, aged seventy-six years.

James F. Heckert was educated in the public schools of his native

township, and was reared to farming, which he began on his own account

about 1880. For several years he was a tenant farmer, in 1897 purchasing

the property he now occupies and cultivates, a valuable tract of 125

acres in Point township, nicely located. It was formerly the Daniel

Sterner homestead. At one time Mr. Heckert had three peach orchards. He

devotes a large part of his land to garden truck, and attends the

markets at Sunbury and Northumberland, where he has established an

extensive trade, finding this branch of farming very profitable. Mr.

Heckert has found time to give to the public service, and has filled

local office, having been supervisor some years and school director for

six years. He is a Republican in political opinion.

In 1880 Mr. Heckert married Orpha A. Gibbons, daughter of Abel and

Susan (Morgan) Gibbons, late of Point township. Seven children have been

born to them, namely: Abel Irwin, Philip H., Martin L., Bertha M.,

Esther M., Susan M. and Daniel K. Mr. and Mrs. Heckert were married in

the Lutheran Church at Northumberland, of which they and their family

are members. He is at present serving as deacon.

Andrew W. Heckert, another son of Philip, was born near County

Line, in Lower Mahanoy township, and before his marriage went to

Forreston, Ogle Co., Ill., where he learned the trade of carpenter.

After a few years he returned to his native county, in Pennsylvania,

this being in 1873, from which time he lived at Dalmatia, where he died.

He married Mary Ressler, daughter of Solomon and Catharine (Haas)

Ressler, of Lower Mahanoy township, and they went West together. Their

six children were born there, before their return to Pennsylvania in

1873, viz.: Aletta C., Mrs. G. E. Shaffer; Mary M., wife of Frank

Bordner and living in Nebraska; Susan E., unmarried; Carrie M., married

to Joseph Reitz and living in Shamokin; Ida R., who married William Dreibelbies

and lives in Lower Mahanoy; and William N., who died in infancy.

 

Casper Heckert is listed on the 1820 Census, for Lower Mahoanoy Twp., Northumbeland Co., PA. Listed in the household, 1 male 16-18, one male 16-26, 1 male 45+, 1 female under 10, 1 female 26-45.

 

More About Casper Heckart:

Baptism: December 25, 1759, St. John's Church, sponsors Capser and Catherine Heckert

Burial: Unknown, Stone Valley Church Cemetery, Lower Mahony Twp., PA

Military service: Bet. 1775 - 1776, Revolutionay War private in PA Militia

Religion: Member of German Reformed Congregation at Stone Valley Church

Residence: Was living on John Heckert farm.

More About Anne Catharina Steinbricher:

Note: Sp? Steinbecker

 

Children of Casper Heckart and Anne Steinbricher are:

+ 32 i. Elizabeth Maria4 Heckart, born December 30, 1779 in PA; died April 14, 1837.

+ 33 ii. Johannes Heckart, born 1781 in Clearfield Twp., Butler Co., PA; died Aft. 1860.

34 iii. Catharine Heckart, died Unknown.

35 iv. Michael Heckart, born 1783; died Unknown.

36 v. Solomon Heckart, born November 29, 1787; died Unknown.

Notes for Solomon Heckart:

Solomon shows up on the 1820 Census for Lower Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland Co., PA. Family data indicated 3 males under 10, 1 male 16-26, 1 male 26-45, 1 female under 10, 1 female 26-45.

More About Solomon Heckart:

Residence: 1820, Lower Mahanoy Twp. Northumberland Co., P

37 vi. Frederick Heckart, born November 28, 1788; died Unknown.

38 vii. Anna Maria Heckart, born December 08, 1791; died Unknown.

39 viii. Catharine Heckart, born April 23, 1795; died Unknown.

40 ix. Phillip Heckart, born December 09, 1796; died March 27, 1872. He married Anna Maria Wirth; died Unknown.

More About Phillip Heckart:

Burial: Unknown, Zion Lutheran Chruch Cem, Stone Valley, Northumberland, Co., PA

41 x. Thomas Heckart, died Unknown.

42 xi. Jonas Heckart, born 1802; died Unknown.

 

19. Michael3 Heckart (Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born June 06, 1763 in Northumberland Co., PA, and died January 30, 1845 in Whitestown, Butler Co., PA. He married Elizabeth Catharine Schreier Herman, daughter of Philip Schreier. She died 1812 in PA.

Notes for Michael Heckart:

The Biography on Michael Heckart is in a book on Butler County, PA, by Brown, and names the children of Michael Heckart. Also, "Heckart's of Wapello Co. Iowa" names the children of Michael Heckart (data from Shirley Smith, Manteca, CA).

More About Michael Heckart:

Migrated: 1812, Butler Co. in western PA

 

Children of Michael Heckart and Elizabeth Herman are:

+ 43 i. John Adam4 Heckart, Sr., born 1790 in Lower Mahoney Twp.,Northumberland Co., PA; died September 1838 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., MO.

+ 44 ii. Peter Heckart, born April 12, 1791 in Northumberland Co., PA; died July 06, 1876 in Northumberland Co., PA.

+ 45 iii. Elizabeth Heckart, born August 06, 1793 in Northumberland Co., PA; died March 1871 in Dauphin Co, PA.

+ 46 iv. Joseph Heckart, born February 20, 1795 in Mahantango Valley on Susquehanna River, Northumberland Co., PA; died October 1854 in South of Hannibal, in Ralls Co., MO.

47 v. Catharine Heckart, born March 01, 1797 in Northumberland Co., PA; died January 14, 1883 in Butler Co. in western PA. She married Michael Stepp; died Unknown.

+ 48 vi. Philip Heckart, born 1799 in Northumberland Co., PA; died 1840 in Butler Co, PA.

+ 49 vii. Michael Heckart, born April 11, 1805 in Northumberland Co., PA; died November 08, 1872 in Butler Co. in western PA.

+ 50 viii. William Heckart, born April 11, 1805 in Northumberland Co., PA; died 1840 in Butler Co. in western PA.

+ 51 ix. Francis Heckart, born July 01, 1808 in Northumberland Co., PA; died January 17, 1889 in Butler Co. in western PA.

 

Generation No. 4

 

24. Anna Catharina4 Seiler (Elizabeth3 Heckart, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born May 03, 1783, and died August 24, 1865. She married John Jr. Miller, son of John Miller and Fronica Kerstetter. He died Unknown.

More About Anna Catharina Seiler:

Baptism: June 22, 1783, Stone Valley Church, sponsers Casper Hecert and Catherine Steinbrecker

Burial: Unknown, Armstrong Cemetery, Dauphin Co., PA

 

Children of Anna Seiler and John Miller are:

52 i. Michael5 Miller, born February 12, 1805 in PA; died November 10, 1883. He married (1) Catharine Straw Abt. 1829; died Unknown. He married (2) Hannah Buffington Aft. 1833; died Unknown.

More About Michael Miller:

Occupation: Farmer

53 ii. Philip Miller, born July 25, 1807 in PA; died November 11, 1889. He married (1) Catherine; died Unknown. He married (2) Susanna Warfel Abt. 1831; died Unknown.

More About Philip Miller:

Burial: Unknown, St. Jacob's Church Cemetery, Armstong Valley, Dauphin Co., PA

Occupation: Wagon maker.

54 iii. Johannes Miller, born November 12, 1809; died Unknown in Died infancy.

More About Johannes Miller:

Burial: Unknown, Stone Valley Church Cemetery

55 iv. Danial Miller, born July 10, 1811; died July 04, 1872. He married Catharine Synder Abt. 1834; died Unknown.

More About Danial Miller:

Burial: Unknown, St. Jacob's Church Cemetery, Armstorng Valley, Dauphin Co., PA

Occupation: Blacksmith and farmer.

56 v. John Miller, born September 21, 1814 in PA; died January 30, 1897. He married Barbara Sweigard Abt. 1839; died Unknown.

More About John Miller:

Burial: Unknown, St. Jacobl's Church Cemetery, Armstong Valley, Dauphin Co., PA

57 vi. Christian B. Miller Miller, born November 24, 1820; died March 04, 1899. He married Anna Mary Warfel; died Unknown.

More About Christian B. Miller Miller:

Burial: Unknown, St. Jacob's Church Cemetery, Armstong Valley, Dauphin Co., PA

 

30. Casper4 Heckart (Peter3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born Abt. 1793 in PA, and died November 18, 1822 in Mahantango Valley, Dauphin Co., PA. He married Elizabeth Anna Mary Witmer, daughter of Christopher Witmer and Anna Reed. She died Unknown.

More About Casper Heckart:

Military service: Vetteran of War of 1812

Note: Had four more children.

Residence: Leesville, Jackson Twp., Crawford Co., PA

 

Children of Casper Heckart and Elizabeth Witmer are:

58 i. Peter5 Heckart, born October 25, 1811 in PA; died October 23, 1881. He married Leah Heller Abt. 1836; died Unknown.

Notes for Peter Heckart:

Peter inherited his grandfather Peter Heckert's farm, as Casper had died before his father.

Peter then left Crawford Co., Pa for Scot Twp., Sandusky Co., OH.

Obit: "Died in the Woods," Mr. Peter Heckert, of Scott Township, about 70 years of age, was found lying dead between two logs in the woods near his house Tuesday morning, October 25, 1811. he left the house Sunday evening, Oct. 23 to go after the cows, and not returning, the family commenced a search for him, but the body was not found until Tuesday morning. Death probably resulted from heart disease."

 

Personal Goods of Peter Heckart, 1811: upright sawmill with steam boiler and engine, complete machinery, bu idling, log and lumber cart, truck wagon, $850; one story frame house 18X25 with attached kitchen 10/24, $30; horse barn 16x26 and corn crib, $10; two bob sleds, $2; wheat drill, $10, two-horse wagon, $5; steel scoop road scraper, $3; steel plow, $3; single harpoon hay fork and pulleys, $1; hay rake, 30c; dung fork, 30c; three tined fork, 50c; corn planter, 20c; gouging hoe, 50c; brush hook, $2; 450ft elm fencing lumber, $2; grain cradle, $1; pot auger, 50c; fanning mill, $3, fanning mill, $10; one bay horse, $20, two year old steer, $20; yearling calf, $4, 1200 black ash shingles, $2; 5 tons clover hay, $35, 39 shocks of corn in field, $15.60; 275 bushels of corn in crib, $137.50; 18 acres winter wheat in ground, $72; box stove, $2; steel traps, $6.30. Appraised by John C. Bowers.

More About Peter Heckart:

Burial: Unknown, Bradner Cemetery, Scott Twp., Sandusky Co., OH

59 ii. Benjamin Franklin Heckart, born August 15, 1813 in Dauphin Co., PA; died January 03, 1888 in Leesville Crossroads, near Bucyrus, OH. He married Mary H. Reinhart; died Unknown.

More About Benjamin Franklin Heckart:

Baptism: Stone Valley Church Cemetery

Note: Spend early life with his mother.

Occupation: Bet. 1862 - 1872, Flour mill, then mercantile in Leesville, OH

Religion: German Reformed Church

Residence: 1850, Logan Twp., Clinton Co., PA

More About Mary H. Reinhart:

Nickname: Anna

60 iii. Maria Polly Heckart, born 1817; died Unknown. She married Michael Hetrick Abt. 1840; born 1793; died Unknown.

More About Michael Hetrick:

Migrated: 1855, Crawford Co., OH, settled in Leesville.

Note: 1860, Both living with Elizabeth Heckert, probably wife of Casper Heckert.

 

31. Daniel4 Heckart (Peter3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born Bef. 1795 in Lower Paxton Twp., Dauphin Co., PA, and died Unknown. He married Magdalina. She died Unknown.

More About Daniel Heckart:

Note: Plus one son and two daughters.

 

Children of Daniel Heckart and Magdalina are:

61 i. Jacob5 Heckart, born March 04, 1813; died Unknown.

62 ii. Daniel Heckart, born September 01, 1823; died Unknown.

More About Daniel Heckart:

Baptism: Michael and Margred Lauer

63 iii. Margaretha Heckart, born May 02, 1826; died Unknown.

More About Margaretha Heckart:

Baptism: Sponsors George and Barbara Synder

 

32. Elizabeth Maria4 Heckart (Casper3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born December 30, 1779 in PA, and died April 14, 1837. She married Phillip Zerbe December 30, 1799, son of Phillip Zerbe. He died Unknown.

More About Elizabeth Maria Heckart:

Baptism: 1780, Lykins Valley Lower Church (David's Reformed) by Rev. Dubendorff, in Killinger.

Burial: Unknown, Mt. Zion, Stone Valley Chruch Cemetery, Hickory Corners, PA

More About Phillip Zerbe:

Occupation: Raftsman on Susquehanna River from Sanbury.

 

Children of Elizabeth Heckart and Phillip Zerbe are:

64 i. Joseph5 Zerbe, born Abt. 1793 in Lower Mahoney Twp., PA; died Abt. 1870 in Cedar Co., IA. He married Anna Maria Heckert Abt. 1823 in PA; died Unknown.

65 ii. Margaret M. Zerbe, born Abt. 1807 in Northampton Co., PA; died Unknown. She married Johan George Bingaman January 27, 1823; died Unknown.

66 iii. John Zerbe, born Bet. 1805 - 1808; died March 24, 1872.

More About John Zerbe:

Burial: Unknown, Stone Valley Church Cemetery

Migrated: To IL or IA

67 iv. Philip P. Zerbe, born December 24, 1808; died July 24, 1862 in Vera Cruz, PA. He married Henerita; died Unknown.

68 v. Benjamin Zerbe, born Abt. 1809; died Unknown.

More About Benjamin Zerbe:

Note: Never married.

Residence: Lower Mahanoy Twp. Northumberland Co., PA

69 vi. Mariah Mary Zerbe, born 1818 in IN; died Unknown. She married Andrew Tschopp in IL; died Unknown.

More About Andrew Tschopp:

Occupation: Carpenter

70 vii. Elizabeth Zerbe, born September 12, 1820; died September 28, 1894. She married (1) John Lauer in IL; died Unknown. She married (2) Joseph Shafer; died Unknown.

+ 71 viii. Juliann Zerbe, born November 11, 1822; died October 31, 1852.

72 ix. Peter Zerbe, born 1823 in Lower Mahanoy Twp. Northumberland Co., P; died Unknown in Tower City, Pa. He married (1) Susanna Tshopp; died Unknown. He married (2) Lucy Ann; died Unknown.

73 x. David Zerbe, born January 24, 1826; died April 08, 1908 in Perry Co., PA. He married (1) Elizabeth Tshopp; died Unknown. He married (2) Lydia Ressler; died Unknown.

More About David Zerbe:

Burial: Unknown, St. Paul's (or Schwartz's) Church, Urban, PA

Occupation: Carpenter, postmaker, burned lime.

 

33. Johannes4 Heckart (Casper3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born 1781 in Clearfield Twp., Butler Co., PA, and died Aft. 1860. He married Catherine Tschopp. She died Unknown.

More About Johannes Heckart:

Occupation: Farmer, laborer

Residence: Stone Valley, PA

 

Children of Johannes Heckart and Catherine Tschopp are:

74 i. Ann5 Heckart, born April 17, 1817; died Unknown.

75 ii. John George Heckart, born April 14, 1822 in PA; died Unknown. He married Susanna; died Unknown.

 

43. John Adam4 Heckart, Sr. (Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born 1790 in Lower Mahoney Twp.,Northumberland Co., PA, and died September 1838 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., MO. He married Magdalena Snyder in Butler Co., PA. She was born Bet. 1790 - 1800, and died Bef. 1850 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., MO.

Notes for John Adam Heckart, Sr.:

INTERNET NOTES: Regarding Joseph (Jost) Heckart (and his brother John Adam Heckard), with some notes and speculations by bz as of 7/2000:

------ Jost was born in what was called the Mahantango Valley on the Susquehanna River, 30 miles above Harrisburg, PA, on February 20, 1795 (The initial Heckard/ert/ardt immigration appears to be into the Germantown area of PA, and then into the area described above on the Susquehanna River, bz/2000). He was a soldier in the war of 1812. Made no pretensions to scholarship but served as a teacher. Never apprenticed at any trade but still worked as a millwright, cabinet maker, butcher, dentist, cooper, shoemaker, river pilot. He held civil office, was an elder in the church and leader in the singing. He prayed for the sick, was a peace-maker who could also take "care" of himself.

------In 1838, Jost, his brother John Adam and Jacob Shoup built a boat for canal navigation (probably a flatboat, bz/2000) and aimed to moved west by water, starting from Halifax, PA. They arrived at Holidaysburg, PA and found the Portage Railroad would not take their boat over the mountains. They disposed of the ark, secured railroad passage for themselves and goods over the mountains to Johnstown, PA. From Johnstown to Pittsburgh, the two families of about 20 people, with boxes, wagons, plows traveled by canal on two boats (Probably hired, bz,2000). At Pittsburgh they took a steamboat (In the mid-1830's steamboats were just starting to show up on the Ohio, Illinois, and Mississippi Rivers, bz,2000) from Cincinnati just after the explosion of the steamboat LaSalle. They sailed on down the Ohio River, reaching Cairo, ILL, on the Mississippi River and passed up the river to St. Louis. After eight days of steamboat travel from Cincinnati, the families arrived at Hannibal, MO (then an upstart little log cabin trading village of a hundred people only a couple of years old, bz, 2000.

-----After landing at Hannibal in 1838 with his brother John Adam and apparently accompanied by a young 20 year old, John Strayer, who two years later in 1840, would marry, John Adam's daughter Elizabeth. Jost took up land located a few miles south in Ralls Co., near the Salt River (land records tend to indicate that Jost located about 20 miles west and 8 miles south of Hannibal, just to the north of the Salt River Valley, and near the east side of the Shelby and Monroe County lines. Records also indicate there where Snider/Snyder (a large "clan" around the Germantown area of PA) families in the area. Sniders had been in Ralls County for at least 3 or more years. There was also at least one Little family in the imidiate area Jost settled, and there would be numerous Little's 10-15 miles straight west in Monore County near the village of Jonesburt/Clinton, bz/2000). Jost and his family were identified with the Big Creek Presbyterian Chruch. They were seven miles from Marion College, later called West Ely. Jost would die in 1860, 22 years after coming to Ralls Co., MO. John Adam Heckart took up land 40 miles west of Hannibal, at Shelbyville, Shelby Co., MO, but died in late Nov., 1838, within just a few months after the family arrival in Shelbyville.

-----bz/2000/speculation: There were Snider's (Snyder) and other surnames from the Susquehanna River Valley, already settled into Ralls Co., MO. Ralls had white settlers in it by the mid 1820's, with increasing numbers by the early 1830's. There were Sniders in the county by at least 1835, 3 seasons before the two Heckart brothers arrived, and 2 seasons before the Little surname. John Adam and Joseph (Jost) arrived, with their wives who were sisters (Snyder/Snider). The land records for both Ralls and Shelby county indicate Sniders in quantity in both areas, along with other German names from the Susquehanna River Valley area. I have to speculate that the Snider connection and Germantown background to the Heckart bothers is the "knowledge" force that drew the two families to NE Mo in 1838.

------The Heckarts were apparently knowledgeable and skilled at living on the rivers, milling, construction, farming, as both clans were involved in the milling and farming occupations in NEMO. The two brothers and families settled within 20-25 miles of each other. Jost in Ralls Co., near the Salt River (7-8 miles north of present day Perry, Monroe Co., MO, on the north side of the Salt River, 2-3 miles north and slightly east of the present day Cannon Dam), and John Adam's family (John Adam would die within weeks of arrival in Shelbyville, probably in the Small Pox/Cholera epidemic of that year). Both families probably had ties with Sniders already established in their respective areas. There are a few "shirt-tail" Heckart relatives still in NEMO today. Jost's line would re-establish around Ottumwa, Wapello, Co, IA. John Adam's son John Adam, Jr.'s line would migrate, with John and Elizabeth Heckart Strayer, to NE IA around Freeport, Winneshiek Co. Both lines would have members move west during the gold rush and thereafter, with a good number ending up in California.

-----My main interest in the Heckart lineage is with John Adam's daughter Elizabeth Heckart, who married John Strayer in Shelbyville, MO, in 1840, and then moved their family to Freeport, IA in 1853. Since John Strayer ended up in Shelbyville at the same time as John Adam Heckarts family, I have to speculate that as a young man he knew the family in PA and made the trip west with them, as no other Strayers came to NEMO. The Heckarts and Strayers, were living in the same location of PA from the 1750's, therefore one would have to assume knowledge and association of the clans. More of the PA German community would migrate into NEMO (1840's+) and into NE IA (1850's+) as the areas opened up for farming and settlement.

 

Notes from "Ralls County, Missouri, History"------

----In 1919, Mrs. Vesper Ledford and Mrs. John Heckard were approaching a road bridge by the Salem Church when a car driver drove right up onto the bridge and frightened their buggy mare. Both ladies were thrown out of the buggy but not seriously hurt. Clearly a case of hit and run, with disregard.

----In the early 1900's the Heckart Brothers of Center were members of the Ralls Co. Threshermen organization. They met, July 1, 1909 at new London and agreed to charge 3 1/2c a bushel for threshing wheat.

----In the November 3, 1868 election in Saline Township, there were 55 qualified voters and 97 rejected listed in the register. Christy Heckard was listed as a qualified voter.

---Married in Pike Co., MO, by Rev. James Duvall, James M. Heckart and Emma J. Butler, September, 17, 1873.

---Married at the residence of Mrs. Martha Evans, Rall's County were J.P. Alford and Mattie Heckart.

 

John Adam Heckart died soon after arriving in Shelbyville. Magdalena Heckart was listed on the 1840 Shelby Co., Census. She was a sister to Mary Eva Synder Heckart, wife of Jost Heckart, thus the two brothers and two sisters migrated into NE MO together in 1838, where their offspring would remain to raise their families, or move north into Iowa in the early 1850's when the Indians were forced off the Iowa land by "treaties." Son John Adam Heckart and daughter Elizabeth Heckart Strayer would go to Freeport in NE Iowa, with John Strayer, to set up a mill on the Upper Iowa River in the early 1850's.

From Shelby Co., MO, Early Probate 1835-1870, Records of Affidavits 1835-1854, page 7, by Kathleen Wilham and Lillie Corgin:

Heckart, John--deed, heirs Mary, Elizabeth, John, Martha, principals Magdeline, Adam...1840.

 

From "The History of Shelby Co., MO", in the Shelbina Library, July 1992, bz---Adam Jr. and Michael Heckart, early settlers, came to the county in July of 1838, and were operating a horse/oxen powered grist mill along the North fork of the Salt River, 5 miles, SW, of Shelbyville. An application was made by them to build a water powered grist mill in the Salt River area around 1838-1839, but no records of such a mill being built are available. they probably had intentions but went on to operate the Walkersville Mill, in the NE 1/4, of Sec 4, T57, R11.

From Shirley Smith: Information from "Heckart's of Wapello Co., Iowa," tells of the story of Jost Heckart traveling to Missouri via the waterways, ie., Ohio River and up the Mississippi, from Dauphin Co., PA, in 1838. It says Jost married Mary Eve Snyder, sister of his older brother's wife Madgalena, John Adam Heckart. I do not know if Magdelena and Mary Eve Snyder were related to the Henry and Aaron Snyder of Winneshiek Co., Iowa. I looked for Snyders near Decorah, Winneshiek Co., Iowa Census, 1860, to see if I could find a family for Henry and Aaron. Most of the Snyders I saw were born in New York so they many not be related to the PA Snyders. I wish I knew who Magdelena and Mary Eve's parents were. I have done some research and there was a Schneider family in Berks Co., PA, that moved to Northumberland Co., PA, and may be the right family. The name Magdalena was used in this family quite a lot. Madgalena Snyder Heckart was listed in 1840 on the census of Shelby Co., MO. She received a cattle brand in Shelby Co., in 1846 and I suspect she died before 1850. I searched for Michael Heckart, William and Martha Boyd, John and Elizabeth Strayer on the 1850 census and can find none of them. I know Michael Heckart's wife, Rachel, died in 1840 and that he went to Calif., during the gold Rush and was enumerated in Yuba County, 1850. I wish I could find the Boyds and Strayers in 1850. Adam Heckart was in Monroe Co. MO, 1850. Flora Heckart was in Shelby Co., Mo, 1850, John Heckart was in Marion Co., MO, 1850.

The Heckart men were all mill-wrights by trade. For a time, Flora Heckart, Michael Heckart and John Strayer had a mill in near Shelbyville, Shelby Co., MO, on a branch of the Salt River. I know Adam Heckart and John Strayer had a mill together at Freeport in Winneshiek Co., IA. Also, Adam Heckart and another man invented and patented a piece of machinery for pumping water, in Butler Co., CA. He also helped build a water flume near Penz where he lived. He built some of the early bridges near Paradise, CA, and Hank Snyder, son-in-law of Adam Heckart, worked with him.

From the History of Shelby County, MO---

---Married on September 14, 1869, William G. Phipps and Martha Ellen Heckart (parents were Michael (Penn) and Rachel (Delaware) Heckart, who came to Shelby County in the early days, in 1837/38 and entered a tract of government land.

More About John Adam Heckart, Sr.:

Burial: Unknown, Sheylbyville Cemetery

Migrated: 1812, With parents to Butler Co., PA

More About Magdalena Snyder:

Burial: Unknown, Shelbyville Cemetery

Note: Her sister Mary Eva married Jost Heckart

 

Children of John Heckart and Magdalena Snyder are:

+ 76 i. Catharine5 Heckart, born 1812 in Butler Co. IN; died Unknown.

+ 77 ii. John Adam Heckart, Jr., born July 19, 1813 in Northumberland Co., PA; died September 01, 1897 in On ranch, Mesilla Valley, 6mi S of Paradise, Butte Co, CA.

+ 78 iii. J. Michael Heckart, born March 15, 1816 in Butler Co. in western PA; died October 18, 1899 in Yamhill Co., Oregon.

+ 79 iv. Florian Heckart, born March 29, 1820 in Dade Co., PA; died June 30, 1896 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., MO.

+ 80 v. Elizabeth Heckart, born March 12, 1821 in Northumberland Co., PA; died March 03, 1888 in Freeport, Winneshiek Co. Iowa.

+ 81 vi. Martha Heckart, born 1825 in Northumberland Co., PA; died February 25, 1892 in Butler/Butte Co., in California.

+ 82 vii. John Heckart, born 1826 in Butler Co. in western PA; died July 02, 1882 in Green Co. MO.

83 viii. Mary Heckart, born Aft. 1830; died Unknown. She married Unknown Little; died Unknown.

Notes for Mary Heckart:

Notes form Shirley Smith indicate birth between 1830-1835. She must have been married, maybe to a "Little." She is the only one of the children that there are no marriage records (found). Lila G. Sheetz Schneider indicates her siser Naida Sheetz and Shirly Smith combed all marriages records in MO for Mary Heckart and ???Little without finding any data. I have combed through the records in Marion, Monroe, Ralls and Shelby County's MO without finding data, 2001, bz.

 

NOTES, BZ, FEB 2001---REGARDING THE MYSTERY OF JOHN ADAM LITTLE STRAYER---

I have to study and rethink the issue, and assimilate it with the new information I found in Monroe County regarding the movement of John Strayer from the Walkersville Mill operation in Shelby Co., in 1850, 15 miles down river to Jonesburg/Clinton (one village, now gone). It is, I think in Jonesburg/Clinton that they added John Adam Little to the clan. And yes, his mother is probably Mary Heckart, sister to Elizabeth Heckart Strayer. I found indications that although we list her born in 1830, she probably was born as late as 1836. If that were the case, she may have given birth very young, probably died in childbirth, may have been married to a Little in the Jonestown/Clinton area, or may not even have been married since no records show up and a Little was the father, so the child took the Little name. I am leaning that way, as no marriage record has been found in any of the counties close to Jonesburg/Clinton, and they should, as this area had been settled for over 20 years and the marriage records were kept that long. I have to think at this time, with the info we have, that Mary Heckart was young, became pregnant out of wedlock by a Little, died in childbirth, is buried in the area around Jonesburg/Clinton which is the one "hotspots" for the surname Little.

I am guessing the Mary Heckart, after John Adam senior died upon arriving at Shelbyville, lived with the rest of the older Heckart sibblings both in Shelbyville and out and around the Walkersville Mill, which they were running until in 1850 John Strayer moved downriver to Clinton. Adam Heckart apparently headed to the California gold fields in 1850, but returned in 1851 to join John Strayer in Jonesbury/Clinton. Thus Mary age between probably 14-18 in 1850, moves to Jonesburg/Clinton with John Strayer and wife/sister Elizabeth Heckart. One would assume Mary was probably living with John and Eliz. I will continue to think about the possiblities, but really feel we have it pinned down to 1850+ in Jonesburg/Clinton, as to the origins of the Mary Heckart/Little connection. I have carefully scanned all close counties and there are a few Little's in other places, but no concentration, such as near Jonesburg/Clinton. The Little clan seems to have removed from the Kentucky area starting as early as 1836, as did so many of the whites in NE MO, especially around Monroe County. I will have to go back to all counties and be sure I did not miss something in the marriage records from about 1849-1851 for Little or Heckart's. Finding John Strayer and Adam Heckart in Monroe Co in 1850 at Jonesburg/Clinton really cleaned up my questions on what was going on with them in Missouri. I have to get over to that area and walk it a little bit, and take some digital pictures.

 

 

More About Mary Heckart:

Note: May have married a Little.

 

44. Peter4 Heckart (Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born April 12, 1791 in Northumberland Co., PA, and died July 06, 1876 in Northumberland Co., PA. He married Eva Christine Wittmer. She died Unknown.

More About Peter Heckart:

Note: Had a large family.

 

Children of Peter Heckart and Eva Wittmer are:

84 i. George5 Heckart, born 1813; died Unknown.

85 ii. Michael Heckart, born 1815; died Unknown.

86 iii. Elizabeth Heckart, born 1817; died Unknown.

More About Elizabeth Heckart:

Baptism: Sponsors Casper and Elizabeth Heckert

87 iv. Anna Maria Heckart, born 1818; died Unknown.

88 v. Salome Heckart, died Unknown.

89 vi. Catharine Heckart, born 1823; died Unknown.

90 vii. Peter Heckart, born 1825; died Unknown.

91 viii. Elias Heckart, born 1827; died Unknown.

92 ix. Isaac Heckart, born 1829; died Unknown.

93 x. Christina Heckart, born 1831; died Unknown.

94 xi. Hannah Heckart, born 1833; died Unknown.

95 xii. Benjamin Heckart, born 1835; died Unknown.

96 xiii. Joseph Heckart, born 1837; died Unknown.

97 xiv. Israel Heckart, born 1843; died Unknown.

98 xv. Riley Heckart, born 1844; died Unknown.

99 xvi. Infant Heckart, died Unknown.

 

45. Elizabeth4 Heckart (Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born August 06, 1793 in Northumberland Co., PA, and died March 1871 in Dauphin Co, PA. She married Jacob Miller. He died Unknown.

More About Elizabeth Heckart:

Residence: Lived in Dauplhin Co., PA

 

Children of Elizabeth Heckart and Jacob Miller are:

100 i. Michael5 Miller, died Unknown.

101 ii. William Miller, died Unknown.

102 iii. Jacob Miller, died Unknown.

103 iv. Elizabeth Miller, born February 14, 1817; died April 27, 1897. She married John Lettich; died Unknown.

More About Elizabeth Miller:

Burial: Unknown, St. Jacob's Church Cemetery, Armstong Valley, Dauphin Co., PA

104 v. Catharine Miller, died Unknown.

105 vi. Polly Miller, died Unknown.

106 vii. Christinia Miller, died Unknown.

 

46. Joseph4 Heckart (Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born February 20, 1795 in Mahantango Valley on Susquehanna River, Northumberland Co., PA, and died October 1854 in South of Hannibal, in Ralls Co., MO. He married Mary Eva Snyder August 27, 1815 in Northumberland Co., PA. She was born May 05, 1795, and died February 21, 1882 in Wapello Co., Iowa.

Notes for Joseph Heckart:

Internet text regarding Joseph (Jost) Heckart (and his older brother John Adam Heckard), with some notes and speculations by bz as of 7/2000: Jost was born in what was called the Mahantango Valley on the Susquehanna River, 30 miles above Harrisburg, PA, on February 20, 1795 (The initial Heckard/ert/ardt immigration appears to be into the Germantown area of PA, and then into the area described on the Susquehanna River, bz/2000). He was a soldier in the war of 1812. Made no pretensions to scholarship but served as a teacher. Never apprenticed at any trade but still worked as a millwright, cabinet maker, butcher, dentist, cooper, shoemaker, river pilot. He held civil office, was an elder in the church and leader in the singing. He prayed for the sick, was a peace-maker who could also take "care" of himself.

In 1838, Jost, his brother John Adam and Jacob Shoup built a boat for canal navigation (probably a flatboat, bz/2000) and aimed to moved west by water, starting from Halifax, PA. They arrived at Holidaysburg, PA and found the Portage Railroad would not take their boat over the mountains. They disposed of the ark, secured railroad passage for themselves and goods over the mountains to Johnstown, PA. From Johnstown to Pittsburgh, the two families of about 20 people, with boxes, wagons, plows traveled by canal on two boats (Probably hired, bz,2000). At Pittsburgh they took a steamboat (In the mid-1830's steamboats were just starting to show up on the Ohio, Illinois, and Mississippi Rivers, bz,2000) from Cincinnati just after the explosion of the steamboat LaSalle. They sailed on down the Ohio River, reaching Cairo, ILL, on the Mississippi River and passed up the river to St. Louis. After eight days of steamboat travel from Cincinnati, the families arrived at Hannibal, MO (then an upstart little log cabin trading village of a hundred people only a couple of years old, bz, 2000.)

After landing at Hannibal in 1838 with his brother John Adam and apparently accompanied by a young 20 year old, John Strayer, who two years later in 1840, would marry, John Adam's daughter Elizabeth. Jost took up land located a few miles south in Ralls Co., near the Salt River (land records tend to indicate that Jost located about 20 miles west and 8 miles south of Hannibal, just to the north of the Salt River Valley, and near the east side of the Shelby County line. Records also indicate there where Snider/Snyder (a large "clan" around the Germantown area of PA) families in the area. Sniders had been in Ralls County for at least 2-3 years. There was also at least one Little family in the imidiate area Jost settled, and there would be numerous Little's 10-15 miles straight west in Monore County near the village of Jonesburt/Clinton, bz/2000). Jost and his family were identified with the Big Creek Presbyterian Chruch. They were seven miles from Marion College, later called West Ely. Jost would die in 1860, 22 years after coming to Ralls Co., MO. John Adam Heckart took up land 40 miles west of Hannibal, at Shelbyville, MO, but died in late Nov., 1838, shortly after the families arrival, probably in the smallpox/influenze/cholera epidemic that killed about 30% of Shelbyville 3-400 people.

bz/2000/speculation: There were Snider's (Snyder) and other surnames from the Susquehanna River Valley, already settled into Ralls Co., MO. Ralls had white settlers in it by the mid 1820's, with increasing numbers by the early 1830's. There were Sniders in the county by at least 1835, 3 seasons before the two Heckart brothers arrived, and 2 seasons before the Little surname. John Adam and Joseph (Jost) arrived, with their wives who were sisters (Snyder/Snider). The land records for both Ralls and Shelby county indicate Sniders in quantity in both areas, along with other German names from the Susquehanna River Valley area. I have to speculate that the Snider connection and Germantown background to the Heckart bothers is the "knowledge" force that drew the two families to NE Mo in 1838.

The Heckarts were apparently knowledgeable and skilled at living on the rivers, milling, construction, farming, as both clans were involved in the milling and farming occupations in NEMO. The two brothers and families settled within 20-25 miles of each other. Jost in Ralls Co., near the Salt River (7-8 miles north of present day Perry, MO, on the north side of the Salt River, 2-3 miles north and slightly east of the present day Cannon Dam), and John Adam's family (John Adam would die within weeks of arrival in Shelbyville, probably in the Small Pox/Cholera epidemic of that year). Both families probably had ties with Sniders already established in their respective areas. There are a few "shirt-tail" Heckart relatives still in NEMO today. Jost's line would re-establish around Ottumwa, Wapello, Co, IA. John Adam's son John Adam, Jr.'s line would migrate, with John and Elizabeth Heckart Strayer, to NE IA around Freeport, Winneshiek Co. Both lines would have members move west during the gold rush and thereafter, with a good number ending up in California. Adam Jr. would move into California in the 1860's by wagon train and be a major "engineer" in the gold country developing water powered dredges, probably as a result of his milling/building skills learned in MO and IA.

My main interest in the Heckart lineage is with John Adam's daughter Elizabeth Heckart, who married John Strayer in Shelbyville, MO, in 1840, and then moved their family to Freeport, IA in 1853. Since John Strayer ended up in Shelbyville at the same time as John Adam Heckarts family, I have to speculate that as a young man he knew the family in PA and made the trip west with them, as no other Strayers came to NEMO. The Heckarts and Strayers, were living in the same location of PA from the 1750's, therefore one would have to assume knowledge and association of the clans. More of the PA German community would migrate into NEMO (1840's+) and into NE IA (1850's+) as the areas opened up for farming and settlement.

 

Notes from "Ralls County, Missouri, History"------

----In 1919, Mrs. Vesper Ledford and Mrs. John Heckard were approaching a road bridge by the Salem Church when a car driver drove right up onto the bridge and frightened their buggy mare. Both ladies were thrown out of the buggy but not seriously hurt. Clearly a case of hit and run, with disregard.

----In the early 1900's the Heckart Brothers of Center were members of the Ralls Co. Threshermen organization. They met, July 1, 1909 at new London and agreed to charge 3 1/2c a bushel for threshing wheat.

----In the November 3, 1868 election in Saline Township, there were 55 qualified voters and 97 rejected listed in the register. Christy Heckard was listed as a qualified voter.

---Married in Pike Co., MO, by Rev. James Duvall, James M. Heckart and Emma J. Butler, September, 17, 1873.

---Married at the residence of Mrs. Martha Evans, Rall's County were J.P. Alford and Mattie Heckart.

More About Joseph Heckart:

Migrated: 1838, Ralls Co., MO

Military service: Served in War of 1812

Nickname: Jost

Occupation: Mill Wright, farmer, river pilot, cabinate maker, butcher, dentist, cooper, shoemaker.

Religion: Church Elder, chorus leader.

More About Mary Eva Snyder:

Note: Name, Schneider??

 

Children of Joseph Heckart and Mary Snyder are:

107 i. Jonathan5 Heckart, born March 21, 1816 in PA; died February 20, 1892 in Walpello Co., Iowa. He married (1) Harriet Carman; died Unknown. He married (2) Mary Ann Thomas March 24, 1842 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., MO; died Unknown.

More About Jonathan Heckart:

Residence: Wapello Co., Iowa.

More About Mary Ann Thomas:

Nickname: Polly

108 ii. Mary Ann Heckart, born April 29, 1818; died Unknown.

More About Mary Ann Heckart:

Note: Never married.

Residence: Wapello Co., Iowa.

109 iii. Joseph Heckart, born 1821 in PA; died 1864 in The Civil War. He married Mary Ann Brashears April 12, 1841 in New London, Center area, Ralls Co, MO; born October 04, 1816 in Kentucky; died January 30, 1917 in Ottumwa, Wapello Co., Iowa.

More About Joseph Heckart:

Migrated: Bet. 1844 - 1846, Ormansville, Wapello Co., Iowa

Residence: Wapello Co., Iowa.

More About Mary Ann Brashears:

Nickname: Polly

+ 110 iv. Michael Heckart, born April 10, 1822 in PA; died Unknown in Wapello Co., IA.

111 v. Eli Heckart, born June 1825 in PA; died April 1900 in Wapello Co., Iowa.. He married Elizabeth Dooley; died Unknown.

112 vi. Henry Heckart, born 1826 in PA; died Unknown. He married Mary Francis Clayton; died Unknown.

Notes for Henry Heckart:

Land Record record for HENRY HECKERT, Date: 30 Jan 1892, Location: CA, Tehama

Document #: 1204, Serial #: CACAAA 010853, Sale Type: Homestead, Meridian or Watershed: MD, Parcel: Township 029N, Range 005W, Section 34

113 vii. Philip Heckart, born June 21, 1828 in PA; died Unknown. He married Elizabeth Clark; died Unknown.

114 viii. Christopher Heckart, born November 17, 1830 in Dauphin Co., PA; died November 10, 1898. He married (1) Elizabeth Brown; died Unknown. He married (2) Elizabeth Preavor; died Unknown. He married (3) Sally Ann Elzes; died Unknown.

More About Christopher Heckart:

Burial: Unknown, Ormanville Cem., Wapello Co., IA

Nickname: Christy

Note: Married three times.

Residence: Wapello Co., Iowa.

115 ix. George Heckart, born 1835 in PA; died Unknown.

116 x. Lucy Heckart, born 1836; died Unknown.

More About Lucy Heckart:

Residence: Northeast Missouri

+ 117 xi. James Heckart, born 1837; died Unknown.

 

48. Philip4 Heckart (Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born 1799 in Northumberland Co., PA, and died 1840 in Butler Co, PA. He married Elizabeth Seaman. She died Unknown.

 

Children of Philip Heckart and Elizabeth Seaman are:

118 i. Elizabeth5 Heckart, born 1819; died Unknown.

119 ii. Peter Heckart, died Unknown.

120 iii. Benjamin Heckart, born 1823; died Unknown.

121 iv. Julianna Heckart, born 1825; died Unknown.

122 v. Michael Heckart, born 1828; died Unknown.

123 vi. Phillip Heckart, died Unknown.

124 vii. Rebecca Mary Heckart, born 1834; died Unknown.

125 viii. Elias Heckart, born 1837; died Unknown.

 

49. Michael4 Heckart (Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born April 11, 1805 in Northumberland Co., PA, and died November 08, 1872 in Butler Co. in western PA. He married (1) Julianna Latcham. She died Unknown. He married (2) Mary E.. She died Unknown.

 

Children of Michael Heckart and Julianna Latcham are:

126 i. Peter H.5 Heckart, born 1835; died Unknown.

127 ii. Elizabeth Heckart, born 1837; died Unknown.

128 iii. Maria Heckart, born 1839; died Unknown.

129 iv. Clara S. Heckart, born 1841; died Unknown.

130 v. John Q. Heckart, born 1843; died Unknown.

131 vi. William J. Heckart, born 1845; died Unknown.

132 vii. Mary M. Heckart, born 1849; died Unknown.

133 viii. Michael Heckart, born 1849; died Unknown.

134 ix. Sarah E. Heckart, born 1854; died Unknown.

 

50. William4 Heckart (Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born April 11, 1805 in Northumberland Co., PA, and died 1840 in Butler Co. in western PA. He married Magdalina Rittman Haupt. She died Unknown.

 

Children of William Heckart and Magdalina Haupt are:

135 i. Catharina5 Heckart, born 1822; died Unknown.

136 ii. Peter Heckart, born 1825; died Unknown.

137 iii. Amos Heckart, born 1828; died Unknown.

138 iv. Michael Heckart, born 1832; died Unknown.

139 v. William S. Heckart, born 1833; died Unknown.

140 vi. Melissa Heckart, born 1835; died Unknown.

141 vii. Jackson Heckart, born 1837; died Unknown.

142 viii. Mary Heckart, born 1841; died Unknown.

 

51. Francis4 Heckart (Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born July 01, 1808 in Northumberland Co., PA, and died January 17, 1889 in Butler Co. in western PA. He married Lydia Seaman. She died Unknown.

More About Francis Heckart:

Note: Had a large family.

 

Children of Francis Heckart and Lydia Seaman are:

143 i. Michael S.5 Heckart, born 1833; died Unknown.

144 ii. Paul Heckart, died Unknown.

145 iii. George W. Heckart, born 1836; died Unknown.

146 iv. Catharine Heckart, died Unknown.

147 v. Caroline Heckart, born 1840; died Unknown.

148 vi. William Heckart, born 1842; died Unknown.

149 vii. John Heckart, born 1843; died Unknown.

150 viii. Mary A. Heckart, born 1846; died Unknown.

151 ix. Sarah Heckart, born 1848; died Unknown.

152 x. Elizabeth Heckart, born 1850; died Unknown.

153 xi. Lydia Heckart, born 1852; died Unknown.

154 xii. Amelia Heckart, born 1856; died Unknown.

155 xiii. Rachel Heckart, born 1858; died Unknown.

 

Generation No. 5

 

71. Juliann5 Zerbe (Elizabeth Maria4 Heckart, Casper3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born November 11, 1822, and died October 31, 1852. She married William Reuben Lauer. He died Unknown.

More About Juliann Zerbe:

Burial: Unknown, Stone Valley Church Cemetery

Nickname: Julia

More About William Reuben Lauer:

Note: All children were young at his death.

Occupation: Blacksmith

 

Children of Juliann Zerbe and William Lauer are:

156 i. Johnathan6 Lauer, died Unknown.

157 ii. Henry Lauer, died Unknown.

158 iii. Elizabeth Lauer, died Unknown.

159 iv. Sophia Lauer, died Unknown.

160 v. Benjamine Lauer, died Unknown.

 

76. Catharine5 Heckart (John Adam4, Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born 1812 in Butler Co. IN, and died Unknown. She married John Emerick 1827 in Butler Co., IN. He was born 1809 in Northumberland Co., PA, and died Unknown.

More About Catharine Heckart:

Note: Widow in 1850, living Butler Co., PA.

Marriage Notes for Catharine Heckart and John Emerick:

In 1838, when Catherine's father, John Adam Heckart, Sr., removed to NE Missouri with the remainder of the family, I have to speculate that Catherine and her husband John Emerick, were not with the family, as they had already been married eleven years, and were married in Butler Co., Indiana.

 

Children of Catharine Heckart and John Emerick are:

161 i. John6 Emerick, born 1832 in Butler Co. in western PA; died Unknown.

162 ii. Elizabeth Emerick, born 1834 in Butler Co. in western PA; died Unknown.

163 iii. Catharine Emerick, born 1836 in Butler Co. in western PA; died Unknown.

164 iv. Magdelina Emerick, born 1838 in Butler Co. in western PA; died Unknown.

165 v. Francis Emerick, born 1840 in Butler Co. in western PA; died Unknown.

166 vi. Rebecca Emerick, born 1842 in Butler Co. in western PA; died Unknown.

167 vii. Christiana Emerick, born 1844 in Butler Co. in western PA; died Unknown.

168 viii. Mary Ann Emerick, died Unknown.

 

77. John Adam5 Heckart, Jr. (John Adam4, Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born July 19, 1813 in Northumberland Co., PA, and died September 01, 1897 in On ranch, Mesilla Valley, 6mi S of Paradise, Butte Co, CA. He married Elizabeth Boyd in Butler Co., in western PA. She was born Abt. 1817 in PA, and died May 25, 1903 in Penz area of Butte Co, CA.

Notes for John Adam Heckart, Jr.:

Florian was the only Heckart listed in the 1850 census for Shelby Co., MO. And there are no Strayer's listed. My speculation is that John Strayer, John Adam Heckart, Jr., and Michael Heckart had been running the Walkersville Mill, 5-6 miles SW of Shelbyville, during the 1840's and by the late 1840's the mill either changed ownership or the Strayer/Heckart miller's were looking for milling opportunities of their own. The Walkerville Mill was a very large milling operation for the time and area, built by D.O. Walker and was in operation by 1840. One would have to assume the Heckart brothers and John Strayer probably were involved in its construction, working in the mill operation as it started up and then taking over its operation for the owner. There is no indication that Florian was involved with the Walkersville Mill, but since the other siblings were all millers and attempting to set up mills to the NW the Walkersville Mill, one would have to assume Florian was involved in some capacity. He would be the one sibling to remain in the area of the family milling operations and apparently mill and farm at least 40 acres. The Strayer/Heckart's show up on the land records in Monroe County 15 miles to the SE of Walkerville by 1850. Although John Strayer, John Adam Jr. and Michael Heckart still had land and lot holdings in Shelby County, it appears they had moved into Jonesburg/Clinton, Monroe County, Missouri, in the late 1840's. Lots would be purchased in Jonesburg/Clinton and 30 acres to the SxSE including a mill dam and mill. Apparently Florian and his brother John Adam, Jr. headed west to the gold fields in the summer of 1849, but returned by the summer of 1850 or 51. John Adam Jr. would have lots in Clinton/Jonesburg and be involved with that milling operation with John Strayer. John Adam would move with John Strayer to Freeport, Iowa to build and start a major mill on the Upper Iowa River. Adam would take a wagon train to California in 1866 and remain in northern California, being involved in gold mining operations, and establishing a Heckart Clan. Florian apparently retuned to the home area in Shelby Co and remained in the area 4-6 miles SW of Shelbyville. His brother Michael would move back into the Shelby County after John Strayer and Adam Heckart removed to Iowa. Florian's sister Martha had married William Boyd in 1846, so was living in Shelby Co. Three Heckart siblings would make Shelby County their home: Florian, Michael and Martha. While Florian and John Adam were away at the gold fields it is probably their wives and children lived with Michael Heckart and John Strayer. It was common for one or more members of a family to strike out for the west while the rest of the clan remained on the homesteads.

 

John Adam Heckart, Jr., was closely associated with his brother-in-law John Strayer from the time of their migration from PA to Shelby Co., MO, in 1838, as young men of 20 and 26. They would buy and sell land together. They were millers, and would manage/run the Walkersville Mill with brother Micheal Heckart, and probably the other Heckart offspring in the Shelbyville area. They would remove to Jonesburg/Clinton, 15 miles away in Monroe County by 1850, then migrate to Freeport, Winnesheik Co., IA, in 1853 to build and operate a mill on the Upper Iowa River. John Adam would in 1865/66 take up with a wagon train heading to California and his family would remain around Butler Co., CA the remainder of his life; specualtions as of 1/2001, BZ.

1840 SHELBY COUNTY, MO CENSUS--Age Range in households, 0-5, 5-10, 10-15, 15-20, 20-30, 30-40, 40-50, 50-60, 60-70:

Heckart, Adam; males 10001, females 10001

Heckart, Magdaline; males 00011, females 0012001

Little, Jacob P; males 00001, females 10001

Little, John; males 10001, females 11001

Carothers, Jas; males 01112001, females 01110001

Walthal, Thomas; males 110001, females 11001

Boyds; none found

Bakers; none found

1850 SHELBY COUNTY, MO CENSUS:

Little, William T. 27 M VA and Sarahe 20 F KY

Walthal, Thomas 52 M VA and Elizabeth 41 F NC; children Thomas O. 16 MO, William H. 14 MO, Marcus S. 12 MO, Edward 10 MO, Jesebel 8 MO.

No Heckarts or Stayers are found in the 1850 Shelby Co., MO Census. John Strayer and Adam Heckart had taken their familes from the Walkersville Mill and Shelbyville area, 15 miles down the Salt River, in late 1849/early1850, to Clinton/Jonesburg in Monroe County, buying lots in the town and a number of acres with an already established grist/fanning mill. They would live here until removing to Freeport on the Upper Iowa River in 1853 to build a major milling operation.

1860 SHELBY COUNTY, MO CENSUS:

Heckart, Michael J. 45 PA and Sarah 35 Pa, children Martha 15 MO, William 13 MO.

Little, Henry 55 KY and Verlinda 45 KY,child Harriet A. 16 KY, and wards Charles Leake 13 MO, Josephine Leake 11 MO, George Leake 11 MO. (note: I think these two adults are buried in the Jonesburg/Clinton MO Cemetery

Boyd, William 45 PA and Martha 35 PA, and children Jacob 12 MO, Martha 9 MO, Baby 5m MO, and Sarah Markwood 14 FPA.

1870 SHELBY COUNTY, MO CENSUS: Heckard, two listed in Salt River Twp. (probably Michael and Florian)

1880 SHELBY COUNTY, MO CENSUS: Heckart, one listed in Salt River Twp. (probably Florian)

Land Record record for ADAM HECKART, Date: 05 May 1875, Location: CA, Butte, Document #: 107704, Serial #: CACAAA 037503

Sale Type: Military Scrip Warrant Patent, Meridian or Watershed: MD, Parcel: Township 021N, Range 003E, Section 23

1880 census Butte Co, California

Heckart:

Adam 67 PA

Christine 38 MO

Elizabeth 63 Pa

Frank A. 28 IA

Gertrude 25 IA

Louise 31 MO

William B. 40 MO

All in one home in Oregon City Cherokee area.

1890 Great Register Butte Co, California

Heckart:

Adam 70 (in 1884 when he reg. to vote) b. PA, mechanic in Pentz

Francis Augustus 31 (in 1884) b. IA, farmer at Pence's Ranch (same as Pentz)

William Boyd 42 (in 1884) b. MO, Miller at Pence's Ranch

Early Death records Butte Co, California

Heckart:

Mrs. Elizabeth, cauc,age 86, b. PA d. 25 May 1903 near Pentz

John Adam, cauc., married, age 84 yrs 2 mon 11 day, b. PA d. 1 Sept 1897 on

his ranch in Missilla Valley (probably Mesilla Valley about 6 miles south of

Paradise, CA) buried in Clear Creek Cem. prev. res, PA, MO and Iowa. In CA

last 32 yrs.

 

Heckart's burried in Clear Creek Cemetery

Butte County, California

Lat: 3939.48N, Lon: 12136.50W

Clear Creek Cemetery is located 6 miles South of Paradise, Butte County, California, USA off of Highway 191 on Clear Creek Cemetery Road. Highway 191 is also known as Clark Road.

Heckart, Adam, d. 1 Sep 1897, age: 84y

Heckart, Catherine L, b. 15 Oct 1848, d. 4 Apr 1926

Heckart, Elizabeth Boyd, d. 25 May 1903, age: 86y

Heckart, Emily Gertrude, b. 8 Oct 1855, d. 6 Apr 1933

Heckart, Francis Augustus, b. 6 Dec 1852, d. 15 Feb 1928

Heckart, William Boyd, b. 26 Oct 1839, d. 13 Aug 1933

Heckart, William B, d., Co I 2 IA. INF

Heckart, William Henry- 1885- 14 Feb 1996

Hefner, Ralph Heckart, d. 1992

 

 

 

More About John Adam Heckart, Jr.:

Burial: Unknown, Clear Creek Cemetery, Butte Co, CA

Migrated: 1865, Penz area of Butte Co, CA

Note: 1849, Went to the gold fields, returned 1851.

Occupation: 1884, Mechanic in Pentz, CA

Residence: 1837, NMBA Co., in western PA

More About Elizabeth Boyd:

Burial: Unknown, Clear Creek Cemetery, Butte Co, CA

 

Children of John Heckart and Elizabeth Boyd are:

+ 169 i. Mary E.6 Heckart, born 1837 in Butler Co. in western PA; died 1865 in Wagon train to Calif., after giving birth..

170 ii. William Boyd Heckart, born October 26, 1838 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., MO; died August 13, 1933 in Oroville, CA. He married None; died Unknown.

Notes for William Boyd Heckart:

Land Record record for WILLIAM B HECKART, Date: 20 Sep 1876, Location: CA, Butte, Document #: 6072, Serial #: CACAAA 037517, Sale Type: Cash Sale, Meridian or Watershed: MD, Parcel: Township 021N, Range 003E, Section 14

More About William Boyd Heckart:

Burial: Unknown, Clear Creek Cemetery, Butte Co, CA

Occupation: 1884, Miler on Pentz Ranch

171 iii. Christiana Ann Heckart, born 1842 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., MO; died 1892 in Colusa, CA. She married William Jasper; died Unknown.

More About Christiana Ann Heckart:

Note: Married older, no children.

Occupation: Teacher

172 iv. Nancy J. Heckart, born 1844 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., MO; died Unknown in Oroville, CA. She married John P. Leonard; died Unknown.

More About Nancy J. Heckart:

Note: Had many children.

More About John P. Leonard:

Occupation: Judge

173 v. Catharine Louise Heckart, born October 15, 1848 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., MO; died April 04, 1926 in Oroville, Butte Co, CA.

More About Catharine Louise Heckart:

Burial: Unknown, Clear Creek Cemetery, Butte Co, CA

Note: Never married

+ 174 vi. Franacis Augustus Heckart, born December 06, 1852 in Freeport, Winneshiek Co., Iowa; died February 15, 1928 in Oroville, Butte Co, CA.

175 vii. Emily Gertrude Heckart, born October 08, 1855 in Freeport, Winneshiek Co., Iowa; died April 06, 1933 in Oroville, Butte Co, CA.

More About Emily Gertrude Heckart:

Burial: Unknown, Clear Creek Cemetery, Butte Co, CA

Note: Never married.

 

78. J. Michael5 Heckart (John Adam4, Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born March 15, 1816 in Butler Co. in western PA, and died October 18, 1899 in Yamhill Co., Oregon. He married (1) Rachel Baker March 28, 1839 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., MO. She was born in KY, and died 1849 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., MO. He married (2) Sarah Carothers December 22, 1857 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., Missouri. She died Unknown.

Notes for J. Michael Heckart:

1860 Census of Shelby Co., MO, indicates Heckart: J. Michael, 45, PA; Shara, 35, PA, Martha, 15, MO, William 13, MO. Note: Michael's first wife has died by this time, and he had remarried and would have two other children.

 

 

More About J. Michael Heckart:

Migrated: 1812, Butler Co., in western PA

 

Children of J. Heckart and Rachel Baker are:

+ 176 i. Martha Ellen6 Heckart, born February 13, 1845 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., MO; died April 18, 1918 in Flager, CO.

+ 177 ii. William Edward Heckart, born 1848 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., MO; died March 31, 1909 in Baker Creek Falls, Oregon.

 

Children of J. Heckart and Sarah Carothers are:

178 i. James Michael6 Heckart, born October 22, 1860 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., MO; died April 25, 1944 in Oregon. He married Nora Harrington; died Unknown.

More About James Michael Heckart:

Note: All children died young.

+ 179 ii. John Calvin Heckart, born October 06, 1865 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., MO; died August 10, 1946 in Stockton, CA.

 

79. Florian5 Heckart (John Adam4, Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born March 29, 1820 in Dade Co., PA, and died June 30, 1896 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., MO. He married Mary Ann Walthall November 23, 1843 in Shelby Co., MO, daughter of Thomas Walthall and Elizabeth. She was born March 15, 1826 in Kentucky, and died Unknown.

Notes for Florian Heckart:

From 1850 Shelby Co., Mo Census by Katheleen Wilham and Lillie Corbin, on page 15, entry number 228: Flora Heckard, 29, PA (this is Florian, a male), and wife Mary A., 24, KY.

Florian is the only Heckart listed in the 1850 census for Shelby Co., MO. And there are no Strayer's listed. My speculation is that John Strayer, John Adam Heckart, Jr., and Michael Heckart had been running the Walkersville Mill, 5-6 miles SW of Shelbyville, during the 1840's and by the late 1840's the mill either changed ownership or the Strayer/Heckart miller's were looking for milling opportunities of their own. The Walkerville Mill was a very large milling operation for the time and area, built by D.O. Walker and was in operation by 1840. One would have to assume the Heckart brothers and John Strayer probably were involved in its construction, working in the mill operation as it started up and then taking over its operation for the owner. There is no indication that Florian was involved with the Walkersville Mill, but since the other siblings were all millers and attempting to set up mills to the NW the Walkersville Mill, one would have to assume Florian was involved in some capacity. He would be the one sibling to remain in the area of the family milling operations and apparently mill and farm at least 40 acres. The Strayer/Heckart's show up on the land records in Monroe County 15 miles to the SE of Walkerville by 1850. Although John Strayer, John Adam Jr. and Michael Heckart still had land and lot holdings in Shelby County, it appears they had moved into Jonesburg/Clinton, Monroe County, Missouri, in the late 1840's. Lots would be purchased in Jonesburg/Clinton and 30 acres to the SxSE including a mill dam and mill. Apparently Florian and his brother John Adam, Jr. headed west to the gold fields in the summer of 1849, but returned by the summer of 1850 or 51. John Adam Jr. would have lots in Clinton/Jonesburg and be involved with that milling operation with John Strayer. John Adam would move with John Strayer to Freeport, Iowa to build and start a major mill on the Upper Iowa River. Adam would take a wagon train to California in 1866 and remain in northern California, being involved in gold mining operations, and establishing a Heckart Clan. Florian apparently retuned to the home area in Shelby Co and remained in the area 4-6 miles SW of Shelbyville. His brother Michael would move back into the Shelby County after John Strayer and Adam Heckart removed to Iowa. Florian's sister Martha had married William Boyd in 1846, so was living in Shelby Co. Three Heckart siblings would make Shelby County their home: Florian, Michael and Martha. While Florian and John Adam were away at the gold fields it is probably their wives and children lived with Michael Heckart and John Strayer. It was common for one or more members of a family to strike out for the west while the rest of the clan remained on the homesteads.

More About Florian Heckart:

Census: 1850, Shelby Co, MO

Note: No children, adopted girl.

Occupation: Mill Wright

Residence: 1878, Black Creek Twp, Sec 13, NW1/4, SE 1/3, 40A, 5mi SW of Shelbyville.

 

Child of Florian Heckart and Mary Walthall is:

180 i. Martha6 Hensal, born 1855 in Missouri; died Unknown.

More About Martha Hensal:

Note: Adopted as an orphan.

 

80. Elizabeth5 Heckart (John Adam4, Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born March 12, 1821 in Northumberland Co., PA, and died March 03, 1888 in Freeport, Winneshiek Co. Iowa. She married John Strayer December 24, 1840 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., Missouri, son of Valentine Strayer and Catharine Bealy. He was born July 13, 1818 in Lykens, Dauphin Co., PA, on a farm., and died September 11, 1878 in Freeport, Winneshiek Co., Iowa.

Notes for Elizabeth Heckart:

Moved from Penn. to Shelbyville, Missouri when that area was first settled, around 1836.

Joined the Methodist Church in Shelbyville, 1839.

Married John Strayer in 1840, at age 19. John was 22 and born in 1818.

John Strayer had migrated west in about 1836 at age 18, probably to join the Heckart's in the mill business. He may have known the family back east. He was involved in the running of mills with the Heckart's during his stay in Shelbyville.

In 1853, John and Elizabeth pioneered in the newly opened territory of northeastern Iowa. There is an indication that John Strayer and a Heckart brother of Elizabeth moved their families three hundred miles north to construct and operate a mill at the area which would become Freeport on the Upper Iowa River. The Upper Iowa was a big fast running white water river at that time which offered excellent mill sites and the area was being flooded by white settlers when it was taken from the Native Americans of the area and opened to whites.

The Strayer relatives ended up with a major amount of the land and resources in the Freeport river bottoms around the mill and plotted much of Freeport along with farming the rich river valley. They would raise their family and die here.

Elizabeth died peacefully at home in Freeport, Iowa, on Sat., March 3, 1888, at age 67. Her health was poor for two years and failed rapidly in the last two weeks. Her last words were, "Don't feel bad, dear children, we will soon meet again. The Lord has come to take me home." She was unselfish in life, religious, comforting, helped needy folks, and had many friends. The land the Old Freeport Methodist Church and cemetery sits on was donated and supported by the Strayer's.

Shirley Smith's notes indicate: birth 1823, death Feb. 15, 1892?

 

FamilyRecords - LAND RECORDS of interest to the Heckart/Strayer Connection

 

Year Surname Given BuySell County Sec Tier R# Description Location

 

1836 Little John L. Entered Monroe 21 56 9 N 1/2, SE 1/4 2mi N Jonesburg

1838 Heckart John, Sr bought Shelby Shelbyville, lot 7, bk. 20 Shelby',lot7,b20

1838 Little John L. sold Monroe 21 56 9 N 1/2, SE 1/4 2mi N Jonesburg

1838 Little Jonathan sold Monroe

1840 Heckart Adam sold Shelby Shelbyville land W & lot 1, bk. 1 Shelby' A's&lt1.b1

1840 Heckart Adam bought Shelby Shelbyville, lot 6, bk. 23 Shelby',lot 6,b23

1840 Heckart Adam bought Shelby 4 57 11 E 1/2, NE 1/4 5mi SW Shelby'

1841 Boyd A.J. sold Monroe 1 53 10 N 1/2, SE 1/4 5mi S Paris

1841 Boyd A.J. sold Monroe 12 53 10 NW 1/4, NE 1/4 5mi S paris

1841 Boyd A.J. sold Monroe 31 54 9 N 1/2, SW 1/4 5mi S Paris

1841 Little Harvey sold Monroe 21 56 9 N 1/2, SE 1/4 2mi N Jonesburg

1842 Heckart Martha bought Shelby 2 57 11 14 acres of W side of NW 1/4 4mi SW Shelby'

1842 Heckart Martha bought Shelby 3 57 11 E 1/2, NE 1/4 4mi SW Shelby'

1842 Heckart Michael bought Shelby 4 57 11 W 1/2, NE 1/4, and W 1/2, NE 1/4 5mi SW Shelby'

1842 Strayer John bought Shelby 4 57 11 E 1/2, NE 1/4, 67 acres. 4mi SW Shelby'

1842 Strayer John bought Shelby 18 58 10 SE 1/4, SW 1/4 NW adj. Shelby'

1842 Strayer John bought Shelby 19 58 10 NE 1/4, NW 1/4 NW adja. Shelby'

1842 Strayer John bought Shelby 3 58 12 E 1/2, NE 1/2 14m WxNW Shelby'

1844 Heckart Adam sold Shelby 8 58 11 E 1/2, NE 1/4 6mi WxNW Shelby'

1844 Heckart Adam sold Shelby 4 58 11 For taxes, $185 6mi NW Shelby'

1844 Heckart Adam bought Shelby Shelbyville, lot 6, bk. 23 Shelby', lot 6,b 23

1844 Heckart Michael bought Shelby 3 57 11 SE 1/4, SW 1/4 4miSW Shelby'

1844 Heckart Michael bought Shelby 3 57 11 SE 1/4, SW 1/4 4mi SW Shelby'

1844 Heckart Michael bought Shelby 10 57 11 NW 1/4 5mi SW Shelby'

1844 Heckart Michael bought Shelby 10 57 11 E 1/2, NW 1/4 5mi SW Shelby'

1844 Little Andrew

1844 Little Jonathan sold Monroe

1844 Strayer John bought Shelby Shelbyville, Lot 7, bk. 23 Shelby', lot 7,b 23

1844 Strayer John bought Shelby 2 57 11 W 1/2, SW 1/3 6mi NW Shelby'

1844 Strayer John bought Shelby 3 57 11 N 1/2, SW 1/4 4mi SW Shelby'

1844 Strayer John bought Shelby 4 58 11 E 1/2, W 1/4, for $95 6mi NW Shelby'

1844 Strayer John bought Shelby 4 58 11 E 1/2, NE 1/4 6mi NW Shelby'

1844 Strayer John bought Shelby Shelbyville, Lot 21, bk 23 Shelby',lot 21,b 23

1845 Little Richard C. bought Monroe

1845 Strayer John bought Shelby 13 58 11 40 acres on N side of SW 1/4 2mi NW Shelby'

1847 Heckart Michael bought Shelby 3 57 11 E 1/2, NE 1/4 4mi SW Shelby'

1847 Heckart Michael bought Shelby 4 57 11 NE 1/2, NE 1/4 4mi SW Shelby;

1847 Heckart Michael bought Shelby 4 57 11 S 1/2, E 1/2, SW 1/3, 40A., house 4 mi SW Shelby'

1847 Strayer John sold Shelby 3 57 11 S 1/2, E 1/2 4mi SW Shelby'

1847 Strayer John sold Shelby 4 57 11 NE 1/4, NE 1/4 4mi SW Shelby'

1848 Boyd William bought Monroe 33 56 9 Clinton, lots 6 & 7, bk. 1 Clinton,lts6,7,b1

1848 Heckart Michael bought Shelby 2 57 11 14 acres off W side of SW 1/4 4mi SW Shelby'

1848 Heckart Michael bought Shelby 7 57 11 E 1/2, NE 1/3 7mi SW Shelby'

1848 Heckart Michael bought Shelby 7 57 11 W 1/4, NW 1/2 7mi SW Shelby'

1848 Little Richard C. bought Monroe 33 56 9 Clinton, lots 8 & 9, bk 3 Clinton,lots 8,9,b3

1849 Boyd William bought Monroe 33 56 0 Clinton, lots 8 & 9, bk, 3 Clinton,lots 8,9,b 3

1850 Heckart Adam sold Monroe

1850 Heckart Adam sold Monroe 33 56 9 15A. E Jonesburg, grist/carding mill Jones'15A & mill

1850 Heckart Florian bought Shelby 2 57 11 52A SW1/2,SW1/4; 66A E1/2,NW1/4 4mi SW Shelby'

1850 Heckart J. bought Shelby 12 57 11 W 1/2, NW 1/4 4mi SW Shelby'

1850 Little Jonathan sold Monroe 29 56 8 N 1/4 9mi E Jonesburg

1850 Strayer John sold Monroe 33 56 9 Clinton, lot 4, bk 1. Clinton, lot4, BK 1

1850 Strayer John sold Monroe 33 56 9 15A E. Jonesburg, SE 1/4, NW 1/4 Jones' 15A & dam

1850 Strayer John sold Monroe 33 56 9 15A. E Jonesburg, grist/carding mill Jones'15A & mill

1851 Boyd L.F. bought Monroe 35 54 10 SW 1/4, SE 1/4 4mi S Paris

1851 Heckart Adam sold Monroe 33 56 9

1851 Heckart Adam sold Monroe 33 56 9 Jonesburg, lots 6 & 7, bk. 8, $14.50 Jones',lots 6,7b 8

1851 Heckart Adam sold Monroe 33 56 9

1851 Heckart Adam sold Monroe 33 56 9 Jonesburg, lots 7 & 8, bk. 8 Jones'lots7,8,b 8

1851 Heckart Adam sold Monroe 33 56 9 Clinton, lots 7 & 8, bk. 2. Clinton lots7,8,b2

1851 Heckart Florian sold Shelby 2 57 11 52A. W1/2,NE 1/4; 66A. E1/2,NW1/2 4mi SW Shelby'

1851 Heckart Florian sold Shelby Land? land by Shelby'

1851 Strayer John sold Monroe 33 56 9 Jonesburg, lots 6 & 7, bk. 8, $14.50 Jones',lots 6,7b 8

1851 Strayer John sold Monroe 33 56 9 Jonesburg, lots 7 & 8, bk. 8 Jones'lots7,8,b 8

1851 Strayer John sold Monroe 33 56 9 Clinton, lots 7 & 8, bk. 2. Clinton lots7,8,b2

1851 Strayer John sold Monroe

1851 Strayer John bought Shelby 3 57 11 S 1/2 4mi SW Shelby'

1851 Strayer John bought Shelby 4 57 11 NE 1/4, SW 1/4 and SW 1/4, SE 1/4 4mi SW Shelby'

1851 Strayer John sold Shelby 4 57 11 S 1/2, W 1/2, SE 1/4 4mi SW Shelby'

1851 Strayer John sold Shelby 9 57 11 W 1/2, E 1/2 6mi SW Shelby'

1851 Strayer John sold Shelby 9 57 11 W 1/2, SE 1/4 6mi SW Shelby'

1852 Heckart Adam sold Monroe 33 56 9 Jonesburg, lots 1,2,3, bk. 1, $50 Jones'g,lot1-3,b1

1852 Heckart Adam sold Shelby Shelbyville, lot 6, bk 23. Shelby' lot,b 23

1852 Heckart William sold Shelby Shelbyville, lot 6, bk 23 Shelby',lot6,b23

1852 Strayer John sold Monroe 33 56 9 Jonesburg, lots 1,2,3, bk. 1 Jones'g,lts1-3,b1

1852 Strayer John sold Shelby 3 57 11 SE 1/3, SE 1/3 4mi SW Shelby'

1853 Heckart Adam bought Winneshiek 11 98 8 SW1/4, NE 1/4 2mi N Freeport

1853 Heckart Florian sold Shelby 7 57 11 52A. W1/2, W1/4 & 66A. E1/2, NW1/4 7mi SW Shelby'

1853 Heckart Florian sold Shelby Shelbyville, land land, Shelby'

1853 Heckart John sold Shelby Shelbyville, 3A.SW & lot 1 VAW? Shelby'3A&lot

1853 Heckart John bought Shelby bought patent power patent power

1853 Strayer John bought Winneshiek 11 98 8 SW1/4, NE 1/4 2mi N Freeport

1854 Heckart Adam sold Winneshiek 14 98 8 a piece of land NE corner Freeport

1854 Heckart John bought Shelby 18 57 10 14A. NW1/4,SW1/4&SE1/4,NW1/4 4mi S Shelbyville

1854 Heckart John bought Shelby 5 57 11 E1/2, W100, E10 of NE1/4,SE1/4 5mi WxSW Shelby'

1854 Heckart John bought Shelby 3 58 11 E 1/2, NE 1/4 5mi NW Shelby'

1854 Heckart John bought Shelby 25 58 11 14A. 2 mi NW Shelby'

1854 Heckart John bought Shelby Shelby', lot7,b20

1854 Heckart John&Mich sold Shelby 4 57 11 66A. E1/3, NW 10 & NE 184 4 mi SW Shelby'

1854 Heckart John&Mich sold Shelby 5 57 11 14a. W 1/2, NW 1/2, 5 5m WxSW Shelby'

1854 Heckart John&Mich sold Shelby 7 57 11 66 acres, 1/2, NE1/2, NE1/3 7mi SW Shelby'

1854 Strayer John sold Winneshiek 14 98 8 a piece of land NE corner Freeport

1854 Strayer John sold Winneshiek 14 98 8 100 x 240 ft parcel of land NE corner Freeport

1855 Heckart Adam sold Winneshiek 14 98 8 com. NE cenn OE SE, SE NE corner Freeport

1855 Heckart Adam sold Winneshiek 15 98 8 NE 1/4, Se 15, W 1/2, NW 23, other land 1mi W Freeport

1855 Heckart Adam sold Winneshiek 22 98 8 NE 14, E & N of Iowa River 1mi SW Freeport

1855 Heckart Adam sold Winneshiek 23 98 8 NE1/4, SE 14, W 1/2, NW 1/14 1mi SW Freeport

1855 Heckart Adam bought Winneshiek 24 98 8 W 1/2, W 1/2, NE 1/4 S part Freeport

1855 Strayer John bought Winneshiek Land near Freeport Near Freeport

1855 Strayer John bought Winneshiek 14 98 8 com. NE cenn OE SE, SE NW part Freeport

1855 Strayer John sold Winneshiek 13 98 8 Parcel of land NE part of Freeport

1855 Strayer John bought Winneshiek 15 98 8 NE 1/4, SE 15, W 1/2, NW 23, other land 1mi W Freeport

1855 Strayer John bought Winneshiek 22 98 8 NE 14, E & N of Iowa River 1 mi W Freeport

1855 Strayer John bought Winneshiek 23 98 8 NE1/4, SE 14, W 1/2, NW 1/14 1 mi W Freeport

1855 Strayer John bought Winneshiek 24 98 8 W 1/2, W 1/2, NE 1/4 S part Freeport

1856 Heckart Adam bought Winneshiek 14 98 8 NW 1/4, SE 1/4, SE 1/4 1mi NW Freeport

1856 Little Joseph bought Monroe 3 55 8

1856 Strayer John sold Winneshiek 11 98 8 W 1/2, SE 1/4 1mi NW Freeport

1856 Strayer John bought Winneshiek 14 98 8 NW 1/4, SE 1/4, SE 1/4 1 mi NW Freeport

1856 Strayer John sold Winneshiek 13 98 8 NE 1/4, NE 1/4 1mi NE Freeport

1857 Heckart John sold Shelby 18 57 10 4 1/2 mi SxSW of Shelbyville 4mi SxSW Shelby'

1859 Heckart Adam sold Winneshiek 14 98 8 in the area of N 1/4, SE corner, sec 14 Just N of Freeport

1859 Heckart Adam sold Winneshiek ?? 98 8 W 1/2, W 1/2, NE 1/4, 20a S Co. RD Near Freeport

1859 Heckart Michael bought Shelby 18 57 10 W 1/2, SE 1/4, NW 1/4 4 mi S Shelbyville

1859 Little Joseph J. sold Monroe

1859 Snyder Aaron bought Winneshiek 14 98 8 S 1/2, SW 1/4, SW 1/4 Just W of Freeport

1859 Snyder Aaron bought Winneshiek 15 98 8 NE 1/4, SE 1/4 2mi west Freeport

1859 Snyder Aaron bought Winneshiek 22 98 8 E 1/2, NE 1/4, N & E of Iowa River 1 mi W Freeport

1859 Snyder Aaron bought Winneshiek 23 98 8 20a W side of E 1/2, NW 1/4 SW edge Freeport

1859 Snyder Aaron bought Winneshiek 23 98 8 W 1/2, NW 1/4 SW edge Freeport

1859 Strayer John bought Winneshiek 11 98 8 SW 1/4, NE 1/4 1mi NW Freeport

1859 Strayer John bought Winneshiek 14 98 8 W 1/2, SE 1/4 Just W of Freeport

1859 Strayer John bought Winneshiek 14 98 8 32a. of W & N ends of NE 1/4, SE 1/4 Just W of Freeport

1859 Strayer John bought Winneshiek 14 98 8 SW 1/4, NE 1/4 Just W of Freeport

1859 Strayer John bought Winneshiek 14 98 8 2a. off SE corner of NE 1/4 Just NW of Freeport

1859 Strayer John bought Winneshiek 14 98 8 13a. in NW corner SE 1/4, SE 1/4 W side of Freeport

1859 Strayer John sold Winneshiek 14 98 8 in the area of N 1/4, SE corner, sec 14 Just NW Freeport

1859 Strayer John sold Winneshiek 14 98 8 S 1/2, SW 1/4, SW 1/4 1/2 mi W Freeport

1859 Strayer John sold Winneshiek 15 98 8 NE 1/4, SE 1/4 1mi W Freeport

1859 Strayer John sold Winneshiek 22 98 8 E 1/2, NE 1/4, N & E of Iowa River 1mi W Freeport

1859 Strayer John sold Winneshiek 23 98 8 W 1/2, NW 1/4 1mi W Freeport

1859 Strayer John sold Winneshiek 23 98 8 20a W side of E 1/2, NW 1/4 1/2 mi W Freeport

1859 Strayer John sold Winneshiek 14 98 8 W 1/2, W 1/2, NE 1/4, 20a S Co. RD 1/2 mi NW Freeport

1860 Heckart E. sold Winneshiek 14 98 8 Land in sec 14 NW Freeport

1860 Heckart John sold Shelby 7 57 10 18.5A,Sbridge,W road,SE1/4,NW1/4 4mi S Shelbyville

1860 Heckart Michael bought Shelby 18 57 10 Sbridge,Wroad,NRoad,SE1/4,NW1/4 4 mi S Shelbyville

1860 Little Joseph J. sold Monroe 2 55 8 NW 1/4 3mi SE Jonesburg

1860 Strayer Elizabeth sold Winneshiek 14 98 8 Land in sec 14 NW Freeport

1865 Heckart Elias sold Monroe 14 55 9 NE 1/4, SW 1/4, 4mi SW Jonesburg

1865 Heckart Michael sold Shelby 2 carding machines, Walkersville Walk's'vil,CardMill

1867 Little Mary E. bought Monroe

1870 Boyd William bought Monroe 1 53 10

1870 Little Robert bought Monore

1870 Strayer John bought Winneshiek 11 98 8 13a. off N end of NE 1/4, SW 1/4 1mi N Freeport

1870 Strayer John bought Winneshiek 11 98 8 land, corners of Sec 11,12,13,14 1/2 mi N Freeport

1872 Snydor Arron bought Winneshied 6 98 7 37a. S of SE corner of Sec 6

1872 Strayer John bought Winneshiek 6 98 7 37a. S of SE corner of Sec 6 3mi N Freeport

1872 Strayer John bought Winneshiek 11 98 8 Undivided 1/2, E 1/4, SE 1/4, NW 1/4 1 mi N Freeport

 

 

More About Elizabeth Heckart:

Age at Death (Facts Pg): 67

Burial: 1888, Freeport M.E. Church Cemetery, lot #1.

Notes for John Strayer:

THE STRAYER FAMILY--- Source Dr. Richard L. Strayer, 7901 Mary Ellen Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91605 (1/24/1981)---Five large separate groups of Strayer's immigrated from Europe to America. Most were from Germany, some Swiss as apparently the Strayer's migrated back and forth across the borders. One group was from Holland, and this group may be connected in Europe as apparently the lived on and crossed the border between Holland and Germany. One immigrant Russian family adopted the Strayer name as their's was too long and Jewish at an inappropriate time. Source book: "History of John Peter Strayer of York County, Penn, Published 1968.

MARRIAGE---Elizabeth Heckart, age 19, married John Strayer in 1840, at Shelbyville, Missouri. John was 22 and born in 1818. John Strayer had migrated west in about 1836 at age 18, probably to join the Heckart's in the mill business. He had known the family back east. He was involved in the running of mills with the Heckart's during his stay in Shelby and Monroe Counties, Missouri.

CHILDREN TAKEN IN BY JOHN STRAYER---From Records of Apprenticeship agreements and orders for children bound out between the years of 1836 to 1870, Shelby County, Missouri--James Henry Patrick, age 5, on September 6, 1842, to John Strayer, bound to 21 years or March 25, 1858, record in folder 12-8. George Green Patrick, age 11, on September 6, 1842, to John Strayer, bound to 21 years or April 1852, record in folder 12-8, mother of both Patrick boys was Margaret Patrick.

WALKERVILLE MILL---1850 Census from Shelby Co., MO, shows only Florian and Mary A. Heckard recorded in the county. No other Heckarts and no Strayer where recorded. Why? Because the older man John Adam Heckart has died upon arrival in Shelbyville in 1836, leaving the offspring and John Strayer to survive as young men and women. The family lived in Shelbyville for awhile but took over the Walkersville Mill almost immediately after it was built. By the early 1840's, undoubtedly most of the family has moved out to the Walkersville Mill area 4-5 miles SW of Shelbyville. A small settlement sprang up around the milling operation, as this was a very large and functional mill for the area and times.

WALKERVILLE MILL---Adam Heckart and John Strayer operated the grist mill at Walkerville, Missouri, before they both took their families north to Freeport, Iowa. In 1838 David O. Walker built a mill on the bank of the Salt River some four miles northwest of Shelbina and about five miles southwest of Shelbyville. At that time there was no Shelbina and people of this area took their grain to Walker mill for grinding. Big stone burrs were used in grinding the grain in the old mill at Walkersville and during the mid 1900 some were dug out of the sand near the river and brought to the library lawn in Shelbina.

MOVE TO IOWA--- We have to speculate that by about 1850, the Walkersville mill was undergoing a change of some type, perhaps sold, as the Heckart's and John Strayer had removed from Shelby County to Monroe County. In 1851-52 they took up lots and land in and around Jonesburg and Clinton which would have been 18-20 miles to the SE of the Walkersville Mill, and in the area of familiar surnames of Little and Boyd. This was on a fork of the Salt River, and there was a grist and fanning mill on the land. They apparently were making another attempt to establish in milling, the trade of the Heckart's and John Strayer. By 1853, John Strayer and his brother-in-law John Adam Heckart and their families would pack up their possessions and about $4k in gold, onto big wagons pulled by oxen and "head out" to the newly opened area of NE Iowa, Winneshiek County, and begin a very successful milling operation on the Upper Iowa at Freeport.

1850 CENSUS OF SHELBY COUNTY MISSOURI---The 1850 census was the first census to list the names of the persons in the household in Shelby County, Missouri. There were only three locations for households at this time, Shelbyville, Bethel and Oak Dale. The 1850 Census in Shelbyville recorded right at 300 free individuals, mainly whites, in 60 family units, and about 60 slaves belonging to 26 free families, meaning about 1 in 2 families were slave owners, most with only one slave. Most of the early settlers of Shelbyville were from VA, KY, NY, PA, England, in that order. The vast majority of being from VA and KY. Surnames of interest are Little, Boyd, Baker, Snyder, all of which come from the same PA area of the Heckart and Strayer surnames, and were found as early settlers in Ralls, Shelby, Monroe Counties in Missouri starting about 1836.

FREEPORT IOWA---In 1853, John and Elizabeth pioneered in the newly opened territory of northeastern Iowa. There is an indication that John Strayer and a Heckart brother of Elizabeth moved their families three hundred miles north to construct and operate a mill at the area which would become Freeport on the Upper Iowa River. The Upper Iowa was a big fast running white water river at that time which offered excellent mill sites and the area was being flooded by white settlers when it was taken from the Native Americans of the area and opened to whites. Freeport was platted in 1854. In 2000 Freeport sits in the east end of the valley which is now dominated by Decorah, Iowa. Freeport is about gone except for a few houses, and now a super Wally. In the years following two of John Strayer's siblings would migrate to Freeport, sister Catherine and brother George. The Strayer's relatives ended up with a major amount of the land and resources in the Freeport river bottoms around the mill and plotted much of Freeport along with farming the rich river valley. They would raise their family and die here.

DEATH OF ELIZABETH HECKART STRAYER---Elizabeth Heckart Strayer, died peacefully at home in Freeport, Iowa, on Sat., March 3, 1888, at age 67. Her health was poor for two years and failed rapidly in the last two weeks. Her last words were, "Don't feel bad, dear children, we will soon meet again. The Lord has come to take me home." She was unselfish in life, religious, comforting, helped needy folks, and had many friends. The land the Old Freeport Methodist Church and cemetery sits on was donated and supported by the Strayer's. They are buried in the far rear of the cemetery in a raised family plot.

LAND TRANSACTIONS SHELBYVILLE, MISSOURI---

Land Transaction from Shelbyville, Missouri Courthouse records (6/1990/Z)---

---Nov 2, 1838, John Heckart bought from John W. Moore, bk 3, # 387, lot 7 of block 20.

---June 6, ????; Adam Heckart bought lot 6, block 23, bk D, # 18.

---April 4, 1840, Michael Heckart bought from Adam Heckard, bk B, #473, Beginning at W corner of Shelbyville, no 9.05 poles, E 4.89 poles, S 9.05 poles, W 4.87 poles, and Lot 1 of Block 1.

---April 4, 1840, Adam Heckart bought from Michael Heckard, bk B, #482, E 1/2 NE, sec 4-57-11.

---Jan 3, 1842; to John Strayer from Adam Heckard and wife, bk B, #451, block B # 482, and E 1/2, NE 1/4, sec 4, T57, R11, 67 acres.

---Jan 3, 1842, John Strayer bought from Adam Heckart, bk B, #480, E 1/2 NE 1/2, sec 3-58-12.

---Jan 3, 1842 John Strayer bought from Adam Heckart, bk B, #451, NE NW sec19-58-10 and SE SW sec 18-58-10.??

---July 21, 1842, Michael Heckard bought from Jacob Wettly, bk C, #12, W 1/2 NE and W 1/2 NE SE, sec 4-57-11.

---March 11, 1842, Martha Heckard bought from Charles W. Christian, bk B,#558, E 1/2, NE, sec 3-57-11, and 14 acres off W side NW, sec 2-57-11

---May 30, 1844; Sold with Adam Heckart to Peter Roff to pay taxes or debt?, bk D, #7, E 1/2, N.E., Sec 4-58-11, $185.

---May 30, 1844, Adam Heckart sold to Moses Bates, bk D, #7, E 1/2 NE 1/4, sect 8-58-11.

---June 6, 1844, John Strayer bought from Shelby County, lot 7, block 23, in book D#22.

---June 6, 1844, Adam Heckart bought from Shelby County, bk D, #17, lot 6 of block 23.

---June 7, 1844; to John Strayer from Peter Roff and wife, E 1/2, W 1/4, sec 4, T58, R11, $90.75, in book D#15.

---June 7, 1844; to John Strayer from Peter Roff and wife, E 1/2, NE 1/4, R58, T11, in book D#5.

---June 7, 1844, Michael Heckart from Zadock J. Griffin and Thomas J. Patrick, bk D, #158, SE SW, sec 3-57-11, and NW, Sec 10-57-11.

---June 20, 1844; to John Strayer from Thomas J. Patrick, TB, lot 21, block D, land W 1/2, SW 1/3, T57, R11.

---June 20, 1844, Michael Heckart bought from Zadock J. Griffin and Thomas J. Patrick, bk D, #26,, SE SW, sec 3-57-11 and E 1/2 NW, sec 10-57-11.

---June 25, 1844; to John Strayer from Zadock J. Griffen, N1/2, SW 1/4 Sec 3, T57, R11, in book D#23.

---Jan 7, 1845; to John Strayer from Thomas J. Parrick, 40 acres of N side, SW 1/4, Sec 13,T58, R11.

---Ap 30, 1847, Michael Heckart purchased, NE 1/2, NE 1/4, Sec 4, T57, R11, and S 1/2, E 1/2, SW 1/3, Sec 4, T57, R11, 40 acres and the house.

---Ap 30, 1847, Michael Heckard from John Strayer, bk E, #429, NE NE, sec 4-57-11, S 1/2 E 1/2, SW, sec 3-57-11.

---May 8, 1848, -Michael Heckart from Martha Heckart, bk E, #431, E 1/2 NE, sec3-57-11, 14 acres off W side of SW, sec 2-57-11.

---May 8, 1848, Martha Heckart sold to Michael Heckart, bk E, #431, E 1/2 NE 1/3 sec 7-57-11, and 1/4 W side NW 1/2 sect 7-57-11.

---Aug 9, 1850, Flora Heckart from C.H. Christian, bk E, #511, 52 acres pt W 1/2, SW, and 66 acres pt E 1/2 NW, sec 2-57-11.

---Aug 9, 1850; J. Heckart bought, W 1/2 WW and W 1/2, Sec 12, ??, in book E, page 531.

---Ap 21, 1851; From Jacob O. Fulton by the Sheriff to John Strayer, land for debt, S.D., bk D, p 629, S 1/2 Sec 3-57-11, NE 1/4, SW 1/4, Sec 4, SW, SE, Sec4-57-11.

---Dec 8, 1851, John Strayer sold to Sameul Henniger, bk F, #63, W 1/2 E 1/2 sec 9-57-11, and S 1/2 W 1/2 SE sec 4-57-11, and W 1/2 SE sect 9-57-11.

---Dec 27, 1851; Florian Heckart sold to William Heckart, land??

---Dec 27, 1851, bk F, #21, Florian Heckart sold to William Weunger(?), 52 acres pt W 1/2 NE and 66 acres pt E 1/2 NW, sec 2-57-11.

---March 9, 1852, William J. Heckart sold to Sherman Morgan, bk F, #265, lot 6, of block B, in Shelbyville.

---Ap 26, 1852; John Strayer sold to Lori Duncan, bk F, #132, SE 1/3, SE 1/3, sec 3-57-11.

---Aug 3, 1852; Adam Heckart sold to J.M. Eucuis, bk F, #173, lot 6, block 23 Shelbyville.

---Feb 15, 1853; Florian Heckart sold, lot 310, block F, and land.

---Feb 19, 1853, Florian Heckart sold to C.L. Spicer, bk F, #310, 52 acres, from pt W 1/2 WW and 66 acres from pt E 1/2 NW 1/2, sec 7-57-11.

---May 20, 1853, John Heckart sold to William Cook, bk G, #369, 3 acres SW, lot 1, VAW(?), North Addition, Shelbyville.

---Aug 18, 1853, John Heckart bought from Zebadon Parker, bk F, #468, patent power.

---June 6, 1854, Michael Heckart and John Heckart sold to Benjamin Davis, bk F #660, 14 acres pt W 1/2 NW 1/2 sec 5-57-11, and 66 acres E 1/2 NE 1/2 NE 1/3 and E 1/3 NW 10 and NE 184, sec 7-57-1, and 4-57-11.

---July 26, 1854, John Heckart bought from Thomas F Bankes, bk F, #658, 14 acres off W end of NW SW sec18-57-10, and SE NW sect 18-57-10.

---Sept 1854, John Heckart bought from Benjamin Davis,14 acres, from pt W 1/2 NW, sec 25-58-10, and E 1/2 NE sect 3-58-10, and E 1/2 W 100, E 10 NE SE, sect 4-57-11, lot 7, block 20. ????

---June 22, 1856; John Heckart sold to Major W. Wilson, bk G, #752, pt NE SW 18acres, sec 7-57-10.

---Ap 21, 1857; John Heckart sold to Thomas Swengin(?), bk G, #768, land 1/2 corner NE corner NE SW sec 18-57-10, S 28 poles W to Splingers lot, N 1/4 section line to beginning.

---Ap 21, 1857, John Heckart sold to the Town of Walkersville, bk G, #771, sec 18-57-10.

---Oct 1, 1859, Michael Heckart bout from Curtis L. Spicer, bk K, # 271, W 1/2 SE NW, sec 18-57-10.

---May 14, 1860, John Heckart sold to C. Spicer, bk K, #341, SE NW 18.5 acres, sec 7-57-10, lying south of Salt River, west of the bridge and north of the county road.

---May 15, 1860, Michael Heckart bought from John Heckart, bk K, # 272, E 1/2 NE , sec 3-57-11, and 4 acres W side NE sec 2-57-11.

Oct 1, 1860, Michael Heckart bought from Curtis Spicer, bk K, #427, SE NW sec 18-51-10, S of Slat river, W of bridge and north of road.

Jan 21, 1865, Michael Heckart sold to Peter Roff, bk M, #375, two carding machines at Walkersville.

LAND TRANSACTIONS, WINNESHIEK COUNTY, IOWA---

Land Transactions from Winneshiek County, Iowa Courthouse records (6/1990/Z)---

---Oct 4, 1853-Mar 15, 1856, Henry L. Morse to Strayer and Heckart, book C, p 192, sec 11, Twp 98 range 8, SW NE 11-98-8.

---Sept 15, 1854-Feb 6, 1855, Adam Heckart and John Strayer to John Lannon, book B, p12o, sec 14, Twp 98, range 8, a piece of land on 14-98-8.

---Sept 15, 1854- May 14, 1855, Heckart and Strayer to John J. Mountain, book B, p215, sect 14-98-8, a parcel of land on 14-98-8, 100 feet by 240.

--- April 11, 1855-May 30, 1855, Adam Heckart to John Strayer, US Deed, Book B, page 261, com. NE cenn OE SE, SE, 14-98-8.

---April 12, 1855-May 30, 1855, Adam Heckart to John Strayer , US Deed, Book B, page 259---NE SE 15, W 1/2 NW 23, All of the NE 22, E and N of Iowa River (Upper Iowa River), 98-8.

---April 12, 1855 and Oct 12, 1858, John Strayer to Kneed Tollifson, US Deed, Book E, p 446, Parcel of land on Sec 13, 98-8.

---April 12, 1855-May 30, 1855, Adam Heckart to John Strayer, book B, p. 259, sec 15, NE SE 15, W 1/2 NW 23, and other land.

---Oct 15, 1855-Apr 7, 1856, Andrew Anderson to Strayer and Heckart, book C, p206, sec 24, twp 98, range 8, W 1/2 W 1/2 NE 24-98-8.

---Aug 2, 1856-Apr 4, 1856, John Strayer etal, to John L. Gally, book C, p 484, W 1/2 SE 11-98-8.

---Aug 4, 1856-Apr 10, 1856, Acles H. Fannon to Strayer and Heckart, book C, p 486-7, NW SE SE 14-98-8.

---Aug 25, 1856-Apr 4, 1856, John Strayer etal. to Thomas Babbs, book C, p 525-6, NE NE 13-98-8.

---Dec 6, 1858-Feb 3, 1859, John Strayer and Adam Heckart to Daniel Howly, US Deed, Book E, pages 557-558, that part of W 1/2 W 1/2 NE 1/4, 98-8, lying S of Co. Rd., 20 acres, excepting Beckoe(?/z).

---Jan 27, 1855---May 30, 1855, R. G. Newland to John Strayer, book B, p260, land near Freeport.

---March 10, 1859-Oct 25, 1859, US Deed Book F, pages 216 and 217, SW NE 11, W 1/2 SE and 32a. of W and N ends of NE SE, SW NE 2a. off SE corner of NE and 13a. in NW corner of SE SE 14, 98-8.

---July 27, 1859-Oct. 25, 1859, John Strayer to Aaron Snyder, W 1/2 NW and 20a. of W side of E 1/2 NW except 20 ft side on (?) in Sec 23 at 59 S, N and E of channel of Iowa River of the E 1/2, NE 22 and NE SE 15, S 1/2 SW SW wide 28rod and E and 32 rod wide in Sec 14, 98-8.

---Feb 24, 1860-Mar 8, 1860, Elizabeth Strayer and E. Heckart to John Bennett, 2C Deed, Book F, page 409, Land in Sec 14 and c(?), 98-8.

---Mar. 10, 1859-Nov. 26, 1860, John Stayer and Adam Heckart to Knurd Collifson, Deed, Com. inceritive, highway 30, ch 77lks., N SE corner sec 14, 98-8, thence N11R, thence NW1ch98.

---Feb 21, 1870-Mar. 29, 1870, Ben Headington to John Strayer, Deed J, page 401, 13acres off of N end of NE SW 11,98-8.

---April 11, 1870-April 19, 1870, Winneshiek Paper Co. to John Stayer, Deed, book U, p 36, land at sec corners of Sec's. 11, 12, 13, 14, 98-8.

---Jan. 11, 1872-Jan. 11, 1872, Domerrick Curran to Aaron A. Snydor and John A. Strayer, Deed V, p330, corner at a point 40rds, S of SE corner of Sec 6, 98-7, W 80 rds. S, 74 rds. E. 80rds. at 74 rds to begin 37 acres.

---Nov. 19, 1872-1873, Deed, William H. Fannon to John A. Strayer, undivided 1/2 E 1/4 SE NW 11, 98-8.

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WILL OF JOHN STRAYER---John Strayer--Probate, written on September 11, 1878, at the age of 60. To Heirs: wife Elizabeth Heckart Strayer (58, Freeport, IA), Kate, M. Strayer Snyder (36, Freeport, IA), Edith. L. Strayer Manchester (32, Calmar, IA), Valentine E. Strayer (29, Calmar)

John A. Little (28, Decorah), Ruth D. Strayer Boyd (27, Hagar's Grove, Missouri). Real Estate: NE 1/4 S10, Twp. 77, R38, 160 acres, Clay Co., IA. To Heir: Mattie Strayer McIntosh (25, Decorah). Real Estate: W 1/2, NE 1/4, 28.95.35, 80 acres in Clay Co., IA. To Heir Eber C. Strayer (20, Calmar). Real Estate: Lot 1, SE SW, S13, Twp. 98, R8, 4 acres. To Heir: Lucinda Strayer Homan (23, Freeport, IA). Real Estate: lots 15 and 16, Bk 3, S. Decorah, 1/2 acre. To Heir: Eva D. Strayer (18, Freeport. Real Estate: Lot 2, NW SE, 13.98.8. 28 acres Decorah.

WILL OF JOHN STRAYER---Probate of John Strayer (written on Sept. 11, 1878, at age 60, the year of his death)---Heirs: Elizabeth, wife Freeport, age 58; Kate B. Snyder 36 Freeport, Edith L. Manchester 32 Calmar, Valantine E. Strayer 29 Calmar, John and Ida (or Ino) A. Little 28 Decorah, Ruth D. Boyd (1851-1897) 27 Hagar's Grove, Missouri. Real estate: NE 1/4, Sec 10, Twp 77, R 38, 160 acres in Clay County, Iowa. To Mattie McIntosh 25 Decorah, W !/2 NE 1/4 Sec 28, Twp 95, R 35, 80 acres in Clay Co. IA. To Lucinda Homan (Hallman, ref; Lila Schneider, 2000), 23 Freeport, Lots 15 & 16, Block 3, South Decorah, 1/2 acre. To Eber C. Strayer 20 Calmar, Lot 1, SE SW S13, Twp 98, R8, 4 acres. To Eva D. Strayer 18 Freeport, Lot 2, NW SE, Sec 13, Twp98, R8, 28 acres Decorah. Cora D. Strayer 14 Freeport, John A. Little, adopted son 28 got 1/2 share. Total estate $5255, 240 acres in Clay Co, Iowa, Lots 15 and 16 Block 3 in South Decorah with house, Lot and house in Freeport and 34 acres. Until Jan 1880 paid total of $1734, Sworn Jan 4, 1883 by V. E. Strayer

WILL OF ELIZABETH HECKART STRAYER---From copy of Will, written Oct, 31, 1878, and probated in 1891: Listed Elizabeth Strayer, age 58, residence Freeport, Iowa; Latell Snyder, age 36, residence with Aaron Snyder, E.S. Manchester, age 32, residence Calmar (Elizabeth and A.E. Manchester); V.E. Strayer, age 29, residence Calmar, IA; John A. Little, 28, residence Decorah; Ruth D. Boyd, age 27, residence Hager's Grove, MO, NE 1/4, sec 10-97-38, 160 acres; Mattie MacIntosh, 25, residence Freeport, IA, lost 15 and 16, block 3, south, Decorah, 1/2 acres; Eber C. Strayer, age 18, residence Freeport, IA, lot 1, SE SW, sec 13-98-8, 4 acres, bk 8, page 290; Eva D. Strayer, 18, residence Freeport, IA, lot 2 NW SE, sec 13-98-8, 28 acres.

FREEPORT, IOWA BURIALS---The Strayers of Freeport and some of there relatives are buried in the Cemetery(s) surrounding the Freeport Church, which still stands in 2000, and is being historically restored by citizens of the area. Lila G. Schneider, 2662 Sand Rock Road, on the Catherine Strayer Sheetz(s) line has supplied a great deal of the local Strayer history from Freeport, as she has been a major force in the genealogy of the area for decades. Lila supplies this information on the Cemeteries around the Church---"You cannot say just a burial in the Freeport Cemetery, for there are not 5 (2000/z) Freeport Cemeteries. Four are around the Church and the "Sand ditch Cemetery" or "Lost Cemetery" on the hill to the east. The first cemetery just north of the Church is just called "Freeport Cemetery." Back of the church to the east is the "Methodist E. Church Cemetery" and it is here that the Strayer relatives area buried. In 1916, the section of land just to the south of the Church was added and names "Pleasant Valley Cemetery." In about 1997 the county gave two acres just south of Pleasant Valley Cemetery, which in 2001 in not all platted, and there is talk of calling it the "Freeport Community Cemetery. A problem is, the three "cemeteries" around the Chruch all list lots in numbers starting with one. Finally, they are taking my suggestion of using letters in the new addition".

Note: Probated will on Microfisch #J1130.

 

 

 

 

More About John Strayer:

Age at Death (Facts Pg): 1878, 60

Burial: 1878, Freeport M.E. Church Cemetery, lot #1.

Note: Died at home.

 

Children of Elizabeth Heckart and John Strayer are:

+ 181 i. Catharine Minerva6 Strayer, born October 19, 1841 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., Missouri; died August 17, 1917 in Plainsview, Minnesota.

+ 182 ii. Elizabeth Lydia Strayer, born 1846 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., Missouri; died April 12, 1904 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

183 iii. Margaret Strayer, born 1847 in Shelbyville area, Shelby Co., MO; died Bef. 1850 in Shelbyville area, Shelby Co., MO.

More About Margaret Strayer:

Burial: Unknown, Shelbyville area, Shelby Co., MO

Nickname: Maggie

+ 184 iv. Valentine E. Strayer, born November 12, 1848 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., Missouri; died November 14, 1937 in Fayette, Fayette Co., Iowa.

+ 185 v. John Adam Little Strayer, born December 1851 in Clinton/Jonesburg, Monroe Co., MO; died 1936 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

+ 186 vi. Ruth D. Strayer, born 1852 in Freeport, Decorah Twp., Iowa; died January 24, 1897 in Idaho Springs, Colardo.

+ 187 vii. Martha Strayer, born 1853 in Freeport, Winneshiek Co. Iowa; died June 20, 1933 in Independence, IA.

+ 188 viii. Lucinda B. Strayer, born August 16, 1856 in Freeport, Iowa; died March 19, 1922 in Freeport, Iowa.

+ 189 ix. Eber.C. Strayer, born 1858; died September 1912 in Cresco, Iowa.

190 x. Eva D. Strayer, born July 29, 1860 in Freeport, Winneshiek Co. Iowa; died October 24, 1879 in Calmer, Iowa.

Notes for Eva D. Strayer:

Note: Highly mourned in death by a husband (or boyfriend).

More About Eva D. Strayer:

Age at Death (Facts Pg): 1879, 21

Burial: 1879, Freeport M.E. Church Cemetery, lot #1.

Degree: 1880

191 xi. Cora Adelle Strayer, born December 01, 1863; died December 20, 1938 in Denver, CO. She married Aaron Knight March 06, 1881; born March 19, 1859 in Freeport, Decorah Twp., Iowa; died December 30, 1913.

More About Cora Adelle Strayer:

Residence: 1897, Denver, Colorado

 

81. Martha5 Heckart (John Adam4, Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born 1825 in Northumberland Co., PA, and died February 25, 1892 in Butler/Butte Co., in California. She married William Boyd April 16, 1846 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., Missouri. He died February 18, 1874 in Lentner, Shelby Co., MO.

Notes for Martha Heckart:

Died in Butte Co., Calif., when on a visit to her brother John Adam Heckart and here son Tommy and wife Alice Spivey Boyd. Martha is buried in the Heckart plot in Penz, Calif.

More About Martha Heckart:

Burial: Unknown, Heckart plot in Penz. Calif.

More About William Boyd:

Burial: Unknown, Bacon Chapel Cem., Lentner, Shelby Co., MO

 

Children of Martha Heckart and William Boyd are:

192 i. William6 Boyd, born 1848 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., Missouri; died Unknown.

+ 193 ii. Jacob L. Boyd, born 1851 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., Missouri; died Unknown.

194 iii. Martha Ann Boyd, born 1855 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., Missouri; died Unknown. She married John Parrish; died Unknown.

195 iv. Sally Boyd, born 1860; died Unknown. She married Unknown Morris; died Unknown.

196 v. Thomas D. Boyd, born 1860; died Unknown. He married Alice Spivey; died Unknown.

Notes for Thomas D. Boyd:

They went to Calif. and it is wife Alice and the baby that are buried in Penz, Calif, in the Heckart plot.

More About Thomas D. Boyd:

Nickname: Tommy

197 vi. Ella Boyd, born 1864; died Unknown. She married John Hull; died Unknown.

 

82. John5 Heckart (John Adam4, Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born 1826 in Butler Co. in western PA, and died July 02, 1882 in Green Co. MO. He married (1) Nancy Poole. She died Unknown. He married (2) Martha. She died Unknown.

 

Children of John Heckart and Nancy Poole are:

198 i. Henry M.6 Heckart, died Unknown.

199 ii. Fancy Heckart, born 1859 in Iowa; died Unknown.

200 iii. John Heckart, born 1861 in Missouri; died Unknown.

201 iv. George Heckart, born 1864 in Missouri; died Unknown.

202 v. Charles Heckart, born 1868 in Missouri; died Unknown.

 

Child of John Heckart and Martha is:

203 i. Elizabeth6 Heckart, born 1848 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., MO; died Unknown.

 

110. Michael5 Heckart (Joseph4, Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born April 10, 1822 in PA, and died Unknown in Wapello Co., IA. He married Mary Moyer April 06, 1848. She was born April 07, 1828, and died May 14, 1883.

Notes for Michael Heckart:

INTERNET TEXT:

--- Michael Heckart was born in Dauphin Co., PA, April 10, 1822, and at age 16, came with his family to Ralls Co., Mo. (see info in notes on Jost, his father). He was converted and united with the Big Creek Presbyterian church in 1844. He learned the carpenter trade under his older brother, Jonathan. While working as a carpenter he was called to work on a farm of a family called Moyer, and he would meet his future wife Mary Moyer. They were married by Rev. W. P. Cochran on April 6th 1848. In 1850 the couple moved to and settled in Green Twp., Wapello Co., IA, about eight miles south of Ottumwa. His brothers Johnathan and Joseph went to the area about the same time, settling on adjoining farms. It was about this time that Iowa farm land was opened up for settlement, so there was significant migration of offspring from early pioneer families in Missouri and from IL, IN, OH, PA.

---In December of 1853, the First Presbyterian Chruch of Ottumwa was organized and the member list of 23 included, Jonathan and Harriet Heckart, Michael and Mary Heckart, and Sarah Moyer, mother of Mary.

----Michael Heckart resided on the same farm in Iowa for about 50 years. He was the head of a large family, outliving most of this friends and neighbors. He came to Iowa when railroads, telegraphs, electric lights, self binding reapers were in the future. he was widely and well know. He kept a trusty rifle along Soap Creek timber, so his table was well supplies with venison, wild turkey and small game.

----Wolf, coon, possum were often the object of chase and capture. He kept an open house for neighbors , friends, strangers. The tramp was never turned away unfed. He was a noted bee hunter and in one season with his son Joseph, found 27 bee trees, yielding a ton of honey. He was a plain man in dress, style, speech. He did not often speak the best of English, for the German of his fathers tongue was still with him. He made no claim to scholarship, but did a good deal of reading and thinking. He has a quick mind and ready wit, giving off remarks that were not forgotten. A minister staying overnight on a very cold Iowa winter night was handed a glass of water with ice, and the remark, "This is the difference between the poor and the rich; the rich have their ice in summer, the poor have theirs in the winter." he was widely known as a carpenter. He built all of this farm stead and many of the neighbors buildings. In Ottumwa, he and Jonathan furnished lumber and put up the First Presbyterian Church on Fourth Street in 1856. In 1868, he and son John built the Rev.'s house on 330 North Jefferson St. He built a house in Drakeville for Judge Drake, who would be the father of an Iowa Govenor.

INFORMATION REGARDING THE HECKART NAME - from Frank D. Heckart <fdhmjh@aol.com> - all the Heckart's that came out of Iowa and Missouri were all spelled with an "art". The original Heckart from Germany was spelt with the "art" but from there it went to "ert, erd, art, ard, and ardt". Michael's mothers maiden name was Schneider and Not Synder.

 

Children of Michael Heckart and Mary Moyer are:

204 i. John6 Heckart, died Unknown.

205 ii. Adam Heckart, died Unknown.

206 iii. Frances Jane Heckart, died Unknown.

207 iv. Martha Eleanor Heckart, died Unknown.

+ 208 v. Sarah Elizabeth Heckart, born March 15, 1856 in Green Twp., Wapello Co., IOwa; died 1900 in Long Beacvh, CA.

209 vi. Mary Eve Heckart, died Unknown.

210 vii. William Orr Heckart, died Unknown.

+ 211 viii. John Adam Heckart, born August 10, 1849 in Near New London, Ralls Co., MO; died September 06, 1870 in Wapello Co., IA.

 

117. James5 Heckart (Joseph4, Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born 1837, and died Unknown. He married Ellen Harness. She died Unknown.

More About James Heckart:

Migrated: Abt. 1890, Woodward area of Oklahoma

 

Children of James Heckart and Ellen Harness are:

212 i. Eli6 Heckart, died Unknown.

213 ii. Fred Heckart, born 1857; died Unknown.

214 iii. Frank Heckart, died Unknown.

215 iv. Pink Heckart, died Unknown.

216 v. Delph Heckart, died Unknown.

217 vi. Bert Heckart, died Unknown.

218 vii. Tate Heckart, died Unknown.

219 viii. Martha Heckart, died Unknown.

220 ix. Bell Heckart, died Unknown.

221 x. Hallie Heckart, died Unknown.

 

Generation No. 6

 

169. Mary E.6 Heckart (John Adam5, John Adam4, Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born 1837 in Butler Co. in western PA, and died 1865 in Wagon train to Calif., after giving birth.. She married Henry C. Snyder May 13, 1858 in Freeport, Winneshiek Co., Iowa. He died Unknown.

Notes for Mary E. Heckart:

The three children of Mary E. Heckart and Henry (Hank) Snyder lived in the home of John Adam and Elizabeth Boyd Heckart, in Freeport, Winneshiek Co., Iowa. Sometime after Mary's death in Colorado, on the wagon trip west to California, giving birth to the last child, Alice, their father Hank, married again and lived near the Heckart's in Butler Co., California.

Note: One internet source listed Mary's last child as Alice, however notes from Lila Sheetz Schnieder in 2001, indicate that the June 1870, Winneshiek Co., Iowa, census listed the children as Wm. Snyder, 10, b. IA; Allie Snyder, 8, b IA and Mae Snyder, 5, b CO. All were listed in the household of Mary E. Heckart Snyder's brother Adam Heckart. THUS: Lila's data will be used in the files as of 2001. This means that upon the death of his wife Mary E. during child birth in 1865, in CO, Hank Snyder must have returned to Freeport to evendually leave the children with Adam Heckart before setting out again for the west almost immediately in 1866.

 

Children of Mary Heckart and Henry Snyder are:

222 i. William7 Snyder, born 1860 in Freeport, Winneshiek Co., Iowa; died Unknown.

223 ii. Fannie Mae Snyder, born 1863 in Freeport, Winneshiek Co., Iowa; died Unknown.

224 iii. Alice Snyder, born 1865 in On wagon train, in CO, mother died during birth.; died Unknown.

 

174. Franacis Augustus6 Heckart (John Adam5, John Adam4, Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born December 06, 1852 in Freeport, Winneshiek Co., Iowa, and died February 15, 1928 in Oroville, Butte Co, CA. He married Annie Pearce. She died Unknown.

Notes for Franacis Augustus Heckart:

Land Record record for FRANCIS A HECKART, Date: 20 Sep 1876, Location: CA, Butte, Document #: 6071, Serial #: CACAAA 037516

Sale Type: Cash Sale, Meridian or Watershed: MD, Parcel: Township 021N, Range 003E, Section 14

Land Record record for FRANCIS A HECKART

Name: FRANCIS A HECKART, Date: 27 Mar 1893, Location: CA, Butte, Document #: 2153, Serial #: CACAAA 041911, Sale Type: Homestead, Meridian or Watershed: MD, Parcel: Township 025N, Range 005E, Section 17

Land Record record for FRANCIS A HECKART, Date: 22 Mar 1920, Location: CA, Butte, Document #: 741045, Serial #: CAS 0011274, Sale Type: Cash Sale, Meridian or Watershed: MD, Parcel: Township 021N, Range 003E, Section 12

Land Record record for FRANCIS A HECKART, Date: 22 Mar 1920

Location: CA, Butte, Document #: 741046, Serial #: CAS 0011275, Sale Type: Cash Sale, Meridian or Watershed: MD, Parcel: Township 021N, Range 003E, Section 14 ,

More About Franacis Augustus Heckart:

Burial: Unknown, Clear Creek Cemetery, Butte Co, CA

Note: Older when married, no children.

Occupation: 1884, Farmer at Pentz Ranch

 

Child of Franacis Heckart and Annie Pearce is:

225 i. Adopted7 Heckart, died Unknown.

 

176. Martha Ellen6 Heckart (J. Michael5, John Adam4, Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born February 13, 1845 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., MO, and died April 18, 1918 in Flager, CO. She married William Henry Phipps September 14, 1869 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., Missouri. He was born 1842 in England, and died Unknown.

Notes for William Henry Phipps:

Shirley Smith of Manteca, CA, 95447, writes sometime in the 1990's---My great-grandfather kept a diary. He was Wm. Henry Phipps. He married Martha Ellen Heckart. Since Martha Ellen's own mother died when she was 4 years old, she considered her own Aunt, Martha Heckart Boyd as a mother and grandmother to her children. Her daughter, Bertha Mae Phipps (born 1885) was my grandmother. William Phipps had a brothe that moved to Sterling City, IL, many years before 1868 when William Phipps visited him, then removed to Shelby Co., MO and bought land from the Carathers family.

More About William Henry Phipps:

Immigration: 1848

Migrated: 1868, Shelby Co., MO, from NY

 

Children of Martha Heckart and William Phipps are:

226 i. Mary Adele7 Phipps, born December 03, 1870; died January 26, 1874. She married Elza Berry Roby; born January 17, 1870; died September 28, 1940.

More About Mary Adele Phipps:

Migrated: California after marriage.

227 ii. William Albert Phipps, born August 22, 1874; died December 28, 1959. He married Alice Edmunds; born October 30; died December 31, 1960.

More About William Albert Phipps:

Migrated: Colorado

228 iii. Edward M. Phipps, born April 06, 1877; died August 07, 1891.

229 iv. Martha Effie Phipps, born January 20, 1874; died February 24, 1874.

230 v. Essie Maude Phipps, born August 11, 1882; died January 18, 1956. She married Jess Hollenback; died Unknown.

More About Essie Maude Phipps:

Migrated: California

231 vi. Bertha Mae Phipps, born December 17, 1885 in Shelby Co., MO; died October 28, 1964 in California. She married George Henray Coddry; born July 30, 1882 in Missouri; died January 21, 1967 in California.

 

177. William Edward6 Heckart (J. Michael5, John Adam4, Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born 1848 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., MO, and died March 31, 1909 in Baker Creek Falls, Oregon. He married Martha Jane Henshall. She was born 1855 in Arkansas, and died July 26, 1910 in Yamhill Co., Oregon.

 

Children of William Heckart and Martha Henshall are:

232 i. Rachel Melena7 Heckart, born January 02, 1876 in Vernon, Nevada; died June 18, 1930 in Sand Springs, Pope Co., Arizona. She married William Carl Hutchens February 15, 1894 in Oregon; born 1849; died 1918.

More About Rachel Melena Heckart:

Burial: Unknown, Lamar Cem, Jarm, Johnson Co., Arizona

233 ii. Mary Heckart, died Unknown.

234 iii. Anna Heckart, died Unknown.

235 iv. Ella Heckart, died Unknown.

236 v. Jenie Heckart, died Unknown.

237 vi. Henry Michael Heckart, died Unknown.

 

179. John Calvin6 Heckart (J. Michael5, John Adam4, Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born October 06, 1865 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., MO, and died August 10, 1946 in Stockton, CA. He married May Sarah Gentle. She died Unknown.

 

Children of John Heckart and May Gentle are:

238 i. Madge7 Heckart, born Private.

239 ii. Nora Heckart, born Private. She married Unknown Little Private; died Unknown.

 

181. Catharine Minerva6 Strayer (Elizabeth5 Heckart, John Adam4, Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born October 19, 1841 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., Missouri, and died August 17, 1917 in Plainsview, Minnesota. She married Aaron A. Snyder May 19, 1859 in Freeport, Iowa. He was born September 03, 1835 in Waynesboro, Indiana, and died December 02, 1903 in Trout Run, near Freeport, Iowa.

Notes for Catharine Minerva Strayer:

Obit Information: Married Aaron Syndor in 1879. One Daughter, Mrs. Della S. Hedgeson of Plainsview, Minnesota. Was on of the pioneer residents of Freeport and lived their her entire live. Attended UIU the first term it was open in 1857. Taught school. Later two other sisters would attend UIU. Died 1917 at her daughter's house in Plainsview where she had live since 1904, for 13 years after her husbands death. The funeral was attended by Mr. and Mrs. John Strayer, a step brother from Mason City, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Strayer, and a sister Ruth Strayer.

DEATH OF MRS. CATHERINE M. SNYDER, News Clip Aug 15, 1917, supplied by Lila Sheetz Schnieder 2001, bz---

Catherine Minerva Strayer was born October 19, 1841, in Shelby Co., MO. She came with her parents John and Elizabeth Heckart Strayer to Freeport, Iowa, in the spring of 1853. She resided in Freeport until about 13 years ago (1904), when she went to Plainview, Min., to make her home with her only child, Mrs. A. A. Helgerson. She was united in marriage to Aaron Snyder at Freeport, May 19, 1859, where they continued to reside until her husband's death December 2, 1903. She joined the Methodist Episcopal Church in freeport while a child and for many years was a leading worker. Many were the testimonies of gratitude heard expressed by men and women who were taught by her in Sunday School. Mrs. Snyder passed away August 7, after a lingering illnesss which confined her to her bed for about three years. Besides her daughter, one grandson Lynn S. Helgerson and one great grandson lee Willard Helgerson, she is survived by two brothers, V.E. Strayer of Fayette and a step-brother John Adam Little Strayer (probably the nephew (son of Mary Heckart) of her mother Eliz Heckart, bz, 2001) of Mason City, also by three sisters: Mrs. Cora Knight of Denver, Co., and Mrs. Lucinda Hallman of Freeport, IA. the services were held in Freeport Methodist Chruch, Friday, August 10, at 3 pm and interment in the Freeport Cemetery. Dr. G. S. Lakeland of the Methodist Episcopal Chruch officiating.

More About Catharine Minerva Strayer:

Burial: Unknown, Freeport M.E. Church Cemetery, lot #1.

Education: 1857, UIU

Note: ??Middle Name, Minerva, ref; Lila Schneider, 2000.

Residence: Freeport, Iowa, entire life.

Notes for Aaron A. Snyder:

Information Notes: Husband of Catherine Stayer, married 1879, born 9/3/1835, in Waynesboro, Indiana, died 12/2/1903 at Trout Run near Freeport, Iowa. Was ill for three months. Had one daughter, Mrs. Della S. Hedgeson, of Plainsview, Minn., he came to the Freeport area in 1879.

More About Aaron A. Snyder:

Burial: Unknown, Freeport M.E. Church Cemetery, lot #1.

Note: Died of paralysis.

Residence: 1879, Came to Freeport, Iowa

 

Child of Catharine Strayer and Aaron Snyder is:

+ 240 i. Delthene A.7 Snyder, died Unknown.

 

182. Elizabeth Lydia6 Strayer (Elizabeth5 Heckart, John Adam4, Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born 1846 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., Missouri, and died April 12, 1904 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She married Albert E. Manchester October 19, 1871 in Freeport, Winneshiek Co., Iowa, by Rev Wheat, at house of her parents.. He died Unknown.

Notes for Elizabeth Lydia Strayer:

Obit Information:

Born in Shelbyville, Missouri in 1846, of John and Elizabeth Heckert Strayer. Moved to Freeport, Iowa in 1852, with the family as John and a Heckert brother of Elizabeth laid claim to a large amount of the Upper Iowa River bottom in what would become Freeport, Iowa. They set up a mill, as they had been mill wrights in Shelbyville. In 1871 Elizabeth Strayer married Albert E. Manchester originally from Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. He was a railroad man and they resided in Mason city and Dubuque, Iowa until 1893, when Albert was called to Milwaukee as Superintendent of Motive Power (locomotives) of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul Railway System. The couple would live the rest of their lives in Milwaukee. Elizabeth died April 12, 1904 at the age of 58, at her home, 2619 Wells St. Milwaukee, Wisc. She left a husband, Daughter, two sons, two brothers, and three sisters. Elizabeth was an exemplary woman, a model in the home, active in church, with many friends. Her daughter Alice Elizabeth Mooney lived in the Milwaukee area.

Paper Article, March 1887---We have had some first class teachers in Fayette, whom we are always glad to welcome when returning after years of absence in home duties and as teachers of children of Thier own. One of these gave us a call the others day, known to us twenty-four years ago as Miss Libbie Strayer, now Mrs. Manchester, of Mason City. She was one of the few teachers who then persisted in her calling term after term, and made an enviable record in a profession not then, as now, crowded with applicants for place at any price.

 

More About Elizabeth Lydia Strayer:

Nickname: Libby

Occupation: 1887, Teacher/principal

Residence: 1878, Clamar

More About Albert E. Manchester:

Occupation: Supt. of Milwaukee RR

Residence: Beaver Dam, WI

 

Children of Elizabeth Strayer and Albert Manchester are:

241 i. Alice Elizabeth7 Manchester, died Unknown. She married Name Mooney; died Unknown.

242 ii. SonA Manchester, died Unknown.

243 iii. SonB Manchester, died Unknown.

 

184. Valentine E.6 Strayer (Elizabeth5 Heckart, John Adam4, Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt)1 was born November 12, 1848 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., Missouri, and died November 14, 1937 in Fayette, Fayette Co., Iowa1. He married Mary Elizabeth Parsons1 December 11, 1873 in West Union, IA, daughter of David Parsons and Adelia Butler. She was born January 10, 1852 in Elgin, IL, and died June 26, 1944 in Fayette, Fayette Co., Iowa.

Notes for Valentine E. Strayer:

Notes: Valentine was born in Shelbyville, Missouri, November 12, 1848, of Elizabeth Heckart and John Strayer. His father and wife's brother Adam were running a grist mill about 5 miles SW of Shelbyville on a branch of the Salt River. The Heckart's were mill wrights and John apparently came into the Shelbyville area because of family connections back in PA. when Valentine was six, John Strayer and Adam Heckart migrated to the Freeport, Iowa area and set up a mill on the Upper Iowa River (then called the Iowa River). Valentine grew up in Freeport, and then at age 18+ went to UIU at Fayette to attend college from 1867-1869, which was quite unusual for the day. Very few men even went on to a "higher school" at this time. Valentine roomed on the 3rd floor of the Seminary (College Hall), the only building on campus at the time. There were no stairs so ladders were used. He range the bell and did janitor/maintainence work for tuition. While at UIU Valentine was well known for many cleaver and undetected pranks. He Graduated from UIU, July 1, 1869, in the 11th commencement of the college. At graduation he gave a presentation on "Chance", while his sister Ruth Strayer spoke on, "To seem and to be". While at UIU he was very involved with literary societies as, "Zethegathean", and gave many a well spoken production. Valentine took a teaching postion in Calmar, Iowa, apparently in the fall of 1869. In 1871-1874, he became the Principal of Schools at Calmar. While in Fayette and going to UIU met Mary Elizabeth Parsons, the daughter of an early Fayette pioneer family who came from Elgin, IL to Fayette in 1856 or 57. Valentine and Mary Parson were married at West Union, December 11, 1873. He was 25, she 21. During the summer of 1874, Valentine went into the Hardware Business in Calmar until 1893. The business also sold coal brought in on the train. Calmar was on a main line coming from the Dubuque and Mississippi River area, plus a line that ran from Marion, through Fayette and onto Calmar. Valentine was well known for his interest in civic and educational affairs, serving on the school board for 17 years, the city council for 12 years and as Mayor of Calmar for 3 years. In 1894, the family sold their Calmar interests and bought a farm just north of Fayette. They move shortly after that to Cresco for one year, then came back to Fayette, and about 1896 bought the Col. Aaron Brown Farm, about 2 miles SW of Fayette (just south of Eagle's Point). In 1912 (or1918?), the family moved into Fayette. Valentine died at his home in Fayette, Iowa, on November 14, 1937, at the age of 89 years, after a brief illness. Service was at the Belles Funeral Home, with burial at Grandview Cemetery in Fayette. He left his wife Mary E. Parsons, three daughters, two sons, and 11 great-grandchildren. In 1937, his children were located at: Genevieve Belknapp in McIntosh, SD; Robert in Marion, Iowa; Katherine Dennis, Cleveland, OH; Reuben, Chamberlain, SD; Winnifred Hunt, Fayette. Valentine was known as well educated, a community participant and leader, friendly and kind. He like to camp, hunt and fish, often making long trips to the Dakotas or north to the Great Lakes and the shores of Lake Superior.

Note from the Calmar correspondent for the Decorah Republican, May 6, 1902: Vol. Strayer was up from his Fayette county farm several days last week looking after the repairs of his store building damaged by the recent fire. A plate glass front is now one of the many impartments which make the building one of the most attractive hardware stores in the county. (apparently Valentine retained the Hardware Store in Calmar as property, even after buying the Col. Brown farm at Fayette)

Article--December 11, 1873---Married at the residence of L.W. Waterbury (sister of the bride) in West Union, Mr. Val E. Strayer of Calmar and Mary E. Parsons. The happy even occurred in the midst of a large gathering of friends from Fayette, Calmar, and West Union. The newly wedded pair started immediately for their home in Calmar. The good wishes of a wide circle of friends following them for a long and happy life.

More About Valentine E. Strayer:

Burial: 1937, Grandview Cemetery, Fayette, Iowa

Education: Bet. 1867 - 1869, Upper Iowa University, Fayette, Iowa

Migrated: 1854, Freeport, IA, with family.

Occupation: Bet. 1871 - 1874, Principal of Calmar Schools

Residence: 1850, Clinton/Jonsebury, Monroe Co., MO

Notes for Mary Elizabeth Parsons:

Moved to Fayette, IA, with her family in 1857, therefore an early pioneer of the area. Mary Parsons attended the Fayette schools and Upper Iowa University. She taught several terms, and married Valentine E. Strayer of Calmar in West Union, in 1873. Mary probably met Valentine while both were UIU students.

Mary joined the Fayette Methodist church August 26, 1896 and was very active in church activities until here hearing failed. In later years she wrote very remarkable letters to her children, kept her own home and had a keen mind. She like to garden and had many flowers, was artistic and continued to make hooked rugs until 91 years old. All of her brothers and sisters preceded her in death. Mary was healthy to the day before her death. Services were at the Belles funeral Home and interment was at Grandview Cemetery in Fayette.

Obit; Mary E. Parsons Strayer, was born in Elgin, Illinois, January 10, 1852. Her parents were David and Adalia Parsons, who came to Fayette Iowa, in 1857. She was married at West Union, at the residence of her sister, to Valentine E. Strayer of Calmar, in 1873, and honeymooned in Howard and Winneshiek counties. She was the mother of five children, Genevieve Belknapp who resided in McIntosh, South Dakota. Robert E. Strayer in Marion, Iowa. Catherine Dennis in Cleveland Ohio. Reuben A. of Fayette and Winnifred Hunt of Fayette. She had one brother Wallace who resided in California and two sisters Julia Waterbury of West Union and Lucretia Forde's of Topeka, Kansas.

Paper articles regarding death:

---June 29, 1944. Mrs. V. E. Strayer found dead at home. Fatal heart attack Tuesday morning caused the death of 92 year old resident in Fayette. Mary Parsons Strayer, was found dead on the stairs of her home Tuesday morning about 9 am. She had come down stairs and unlocked the outside door, and was returning when she passed away of a heart attack. Apparently she had been as well as usual on Monday and had done her washing and worked in her garden. Her daughter Winnifred Strayer Hunt, came to the house and went on out to work in the garden. After a few minutes she returned to the house and found her mother, as related. She leaves three daughters, Mrs. Genevieve Belknap, McIntosh, SD; Mrs. Kate Dennis of Cleveland, OH; Mrs.. W. R. Hunt of Fayette, Robert of Marion, and Reuben A. of Chamberlain, SD. Funeral services will probably be held Friday afternoon, but final arrangements are awaiting the arrival of Mrs. Belknap and Rube Strayer who were expected last night.

More About Mary Elizabeth Parsons:

Age at Death (Facts Pg): 1944, 92yrs5mo16days

Burial: Unknown, Fayette, Fayette Co., Iowa, Grandview Cem.1

Migrated: 1857, Fayette, IA, with parents, from Elgin, IL

Record Change: July 20, 20001

 

Children of Valentine Strayer and Mary Parsons are:

+ 244 i. Genevieve7 Strayer, born in Calmar, Iowa; died Unknown.

+ 245 ii. Robert E. Strayer, born August 21, 1877 in Near Calmar, Iowa; died March 03, 1953 in Hosipital in Des Moines, Iowa.

+ 246 iii. Reuben A. Strayer, born December 05, 1888; died August 1964 in Seattle, WA.

247 iv. Katherine Strayer, born February 20, 1889 in Calmar, IA; died December 11, 1949 in Cleveland, OH. She married Edward Walter Dennis; died August 08, 1949.

Notes for Katherine Strayer:

Notes: Married Edward Walter Dennis, son of T. G. Dennis of 817 Tyler Street, (city?). Married at the residence of Kates uncle and aunt, W. M. Forbes, where she has been living in Potwin Place, since resigning a position of Directress of nurses at Stormont Hospital (probably Cleveland, Ohio).

Pager Article: Winnifred Strayer Hunt has received word of the death of her sister, Mrs. E. W. Dennis, the former Katherine Strayer, daughter of Mary Parsons and Valentine E. Strayer, who was born February 20, 1889, in Calmar and who lived in Fayette until her marriage to Mr. Dennis. She was living in Cleveland, Ohio, died there December 11, at the home of her son following a three week illness. Her husband died August 6, 1949, and following this, Mrs. Dennis spent several weeks with her sister, Mrs. Hung in Fayette, returning to Cleveland about three weeks before she was taken ill.

More About Katherine Strayer:

Residence: 1937, Cleveland, OH

+ 248 v. Winifred Mary Strayer, born August 1890 in Farm, 3 mi SW, Fayette, Iowa; died 1977 in Manchester, Delaware Co., Iowa.

 

185. John Adam Little6 Strayer (Elizabeth5 Heckart, John Adam4, Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born December 1851 in Clinton/Jonesburg, Monroe Co., MO, and died 1936 in St. Petersburg, Florida. He married Lucy Catharine Sheetz May 06, 1874 in Winnesheik Co., IA. She was born August 16, 1855 in Decorah, Winneshiek Co., Iowa, and died July 28, 1914.

Notes for John Adam Little Strayer:

Information Notes: Was the adopted son of John and Elizabeth Heckart Strayer of Freeport, Iowa. John was a locomotive engineer in Mason City, Iowa, for 46 years, for the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul Railroad. He died at age 76 in St. Petersburg, Florida and is buried at Mason City, Iowa. He was survived by his wife Alice Strayer, son Aurther J. Strayer, and daughter G. W. Hill (Stilla Strayer) and son George Strayer.

Ref. note from Lila Schneider, 2000: I must insert that we have decided Mary Heckart was John Adam Strayer Little's mother by the process of elimination. She was the only one we could not find a mother for, at that time (reviewing Heckart history). But later I found Mary E. Heckart married Henry Snyder on May 13, 1858, in Winn. Co., IA, from book 1, p 38. Of course John Adam being born in 1851, Mary could still be his mother. More research should be done.

More About John Adam Little Strayer:

Adoption: To John and Elizabeth Heckart Strayer.

Burial: 1936, Mason City, Iowa

Note: Must be son of Mary Heckart Little

Occupation: Locomotive Engineer

Residence: Mason City, Iowa

Notes for Lucy Catharine Sheetz:

Obit---Mrs. John Strayer died on Tuesday of last week, July 28, 1914, at her home in Mason City after an illness of eighteen months from pernicious anaemia. Mrs. Strayer's maiden name was Lucy Catherine Sheetz and she was a sister of Aaron Sheetz and Mrs. Mary Ruffridge of Freeport. She was born in Decorah in 1855. In 1875 she married to John A. Strayer. Thirty-five years ago they moved to Mason City where the family home has since been. The Mason City Globe-Gazette, from which we glean the above facts, speaks in glowing terms of the many excellent qualities of Mrs. Strayer and refer to her as one of Mason City's dearest and bet beloved women. Besides giving a full measure of devotion to her family she found time to be active in the work of the Congregational church of which she was a member, as well as the Easter Star. Beside her husband she is survived by her daughter, Mrs. George W. Hill of Mason city, and her son Arther J. Strayer of el Paso, her brother and sister in Freeport, and another sister, Mrs., Ella Skinner of Forest city. The funeral was held Thursday last and interment was made in Elmwood cemetery, Mason City, Iowa.

Paper article accompanying obit---Lucy Katherine Sheets Strayer ( wife of John Adam Little Strayer, adopted son of John and Elizabeth Heckart Strayer, and probably the son of Mary Heckart Little from Saline Twp., Ralls Co., MO. Mary being the daughter of Joseph (Jost) Heckart, and thus a first cousin to Elizabeth Heckart Strayer; bz/7/2000).

Was a brave Noble Woman. The whole city is the loser in the passing to the other world of Mrs. John A. Strayer. Courageous to the last and with the ever present hope of some day being able to regain her strength, Luch Katherine Sheets Strayers, wife of John A. Strayer, closed her eyes in sweet response Tuesday morning at 7:25 and answered those final summons that were to relieve the pain, which with all its agony was unable to daunt the spirit that for over a year and a half peacefully and resignedly bore trouble and struggled and hoped for recovery.

An ideal exemplication of motherhood and mother love, a sweet and beloved spirit and a devoted and hard working Chrisitan before afflicted, were all qualities of one of Mason City's dearest and best beloved women, whose hosts of friends made during her residence of nearly two scores of years in the city were saddened yesterday when they learned of her death. Mrs. Strayer has been failing for the past four or five years. She has been ill with pernicious anemia. A year ago last January, in spite of her hopeful spirit it was necessary for her to go to bed. Uncomplainingly, however she accepted her lot and her cheerful Chrisitan spirit buoyed her up for eighteen months in spite of her gradually failing condition. She appeared ever confident that her recovery could be possible sometime.

In addition to her two children, a son and a daughter, Mrs. George W. Hill of this city and Arthur J. Strayer of El Paso, TX, she is survived by two sisters and a brother. The sisters are Mrs. Mary Ruffridge of Decorah, and Mrs. Ella Skinner of Forest City. Mrs. Ruffridge is very feeble and will be unable to attend the funeral. her only brother, Aaron, lives on a large farm three miles from the city of Decorah. A.E. Manchester and Daughter Elizabeth, will be here for the funeral. Jr. Manchester is superintendent of all the motive power department of the Milwaukee and is a brother in law of Mrs. Strayer's. The Rev. and Mrs. A.M. McIntosh of the Methodist church of Parkersburg will also be here for the funeral. Mrs. McIntosh is a sister of Mrs. Strayer.

The funeral services will be at the home at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon. The Rev. Mr. Welsh who has been spending his vacation in Michigan telegraphed he would be here in time for the funeral. The Eastern Star and G.I.A. of which Mrs. Strayer was a member and the Twentieth Century club of which Mrs. Hill is a member will attend in a body. The Empyreans will sing at the services. the order of the Easter Star will have a charge at the cemetery at Elmwood where the body will be laid at rest.

 

Obit---Lucy Katherine Sheets was born at Decorah in 1855 and had she lived until August 16th of this year would have celebrated her fifty ninth birthday. She was educated in the Decorah schools and hen went east to a finishing school, her people having come into Iowa in the early days from Pittsburgh, PA. In 1875 she was married to John A. Strayer, then a young merchant in the city of Decorah. later they came to mason City where they have resided the past thirty-five years, during all of which time Mr. Strayer has been in the employ of the Milwaukee railroad, until he has become one of their best and most trusted men. Mrs. Strayer has been a life long worker of the Congregational church, as long as her strength permitted. She was also a member of the Eastern Star and of the G.I.A. Club.

More About Lucy Catharine Sheetz:

Burial: Unknown, Elmwood Cemetery in Mason City, Iowa

Note: Married by Jos. Cammerah, bk b, p237, ref Lili/2000

 

Children of John Strayer and Lucy Sheetz are:

+ 249 i. Estelle May7 Strayer, born July 26, 1878 in Decorah, Winneshiek Co., Iowa; died December 13, 1972.

250 ii. Arthur James Strayer, born October 03, 1875 in Decorah, IA; died Bef. 1972.

More About Arthur James Strayer:

Residence: El Paso, TX

 

186. Ruth D.6 Strayer (Elizabeth5 Heckart, John Adam4, Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born 1852 in Freeport, Decorah Twp., Iowa, and died January 24, 1897 in Idaho Springs, Colardo. She married Jacob L. Boyd 1877 in Freeport, Iowa, son of William Boyd and Martha Heckart. He was born 1851 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., Missouri, and died Unknown.

More About Ruth D. Strayer:

Cause of Death: pneumonia

Note: Married first cousin.

Residence: 1878, Hagars Grove, Missouri

 

Children of Ruth Strayer and Jacob Boyd are:

251 i. John W.7 Boyd, born 1873 in Shelby Co., MO; died 1900 in Idaho Spring, Clearwater Co., CO.

More About John W. Boyd:

Burial: Unknown, CO

Note: Died in a mining accident, age 27.

+ 252 ii. Flory Bernard Boyd, born April 1874 in Shelby Co., MO; died Unknown.

253 iii. Howard Boyd, born March 03, 1878 in Shelby Co., MO; died August 1967 in Mt. View, Santa Clara, CA.

More About Howard Boyd:

Note: 1900, Single in 1900 census.

Residence: 1900, Idaho Springs, Clearwater Co., CO

254 iv. SonD Boyd, died Unknown.

255 v. DaughterA Boyd, died Unknown.

 

187. Martha6 Strayer (Elizabeth5 Heckart, John Adam4, Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born 1853 in Freeport, Winneshiek Co. Iowa, and died June 20, 1933 in Independence, IA. She married Alexander M. McIntosh November 09, 1873. He was born 1850, and died July 09, 1936 in Independence, Iowa.

Notes for Martha Strayer:

Data; 188- Census of Winneshiek Co., IA, Decorah Twp. by Lila Schnieder, 2000.

More About Martha Strayer:

Nickname: Mattie

Residence: 1917, Earlville, IA

More About Alexander M. McIntosh:

Occupation: Reverand

 

Children of Martha Strayer and Alexander McIntosh are:

256 i. Katie M.7 McIntosh, born 1875 in Decorah Twp., Winneshiek Co., Iowa; died Unknown.

257 ii. John S. McIntosh, born June 12, 1880 in Decorah Twp., Winneshiek Co., Iowa; died Unknown.

 

188. Lucinda B.6 Strayer (Elizabeth5 Heckart, John Adam4, Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born August 16, 1856 in Freeport, Iowa, and died March 19, 1922 in Freeport, Iowa. She married Samuel B.Hallman February 10, 1876 in Freeport, Iowa. He was born May 15, 1854 in Freeport, Illinois, and died April 11, 1936 in Freeport, Iowa.

More About Lucinda B. Strayer:

Burial: March 23, 1922, Funeral Freeport Methodist Church, Phelps Cemetery, Decorah, Iowa, in family plot.

Note: Died of a Carcinoma of abdomin

Residence: Freeport, Iowa, entire life.

More About Samuel B.Hallman:

Residence: 1897, Freeport, Iowa

 

Children of Lucinda Strayer and Samuel B.Hallman are:

258 i. Harriet7 Hallman, died Unknown.

More About Harriet Hallman:

Residence: 1911, Freeport, Iowa

259 ii. Walter H. Hallman, died Unknown.

More About Walter H. Hallman:

Residence: 1911, Freeport, Iowa

260 iii. James Hallman, died Unknown.

More About James Hallman:

Residence: 1911, Freeport, Iowa

261 iv. Charles Hallman, died Unknown.

More About Charles Hallman:

Residence: 1911, Minneapolis

262 v. John Edgar Hallman, born September 16, 1879; died May 07, 1902 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Notes for John Edgar Hallman:

Obit: Made home in Winneshiek County, Iowa, Exceptional in physique, mental capacity, moral standard. died at resident of Aunt A. E. Manchester, in Milwaukee.

More About John Edgar Hallman:

Occupation: Stong man in circus.

Residence: Winneshiek County, Iowa

 

189. Eber.C.6 Strayer (Elizabeth5 Heckart, John Adam4, Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born 1858, and died September 1912 in Cresco, Iowa. He married Katherine J. Greene. She was born 1857, and died Unknown.

Notes for Eber.C. Strayer:

E. C. Strayer was down from Cresco last week and built a tank water heater which he has recently invented, and the same is now on exhibition at his brother Vol's (Valentine) store in Calmar. E. C. says he has built quite a number of them at Cresco, and the many farmers who have put them in their tanks speak very highly of them.

From the Cresco Plain Dealer--- on September 11, 1912---Death by Suicide---E.C. Strayer committed suicide at about 5:30am yesterday morning, in a fit of despondency. He rose early and without doing or saying anything to arouse suspicion of his intention, retired to the alley back of his house and shot himself in the head with a shotgun which he borrowed from a neighbor a few days before. Death was practically instantaneous, as he was just breathing when his son reached him. The funeral will be held probably Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Strayer was a brother of Mrs. Sam Hallman of Freeport and was quite well know here.

 

 

More About Eber.C. Strayer:

Occupation: Sheet metal shop in Cresco, IA

Residence: 1897, Cresco, Iowa

 

Child of Eber.C. Strayer and Katherine Greene is:

263 i. Lynn Valentine7 Strayer, born December 02, 1883 in Calmar, IA; died Unknown. He married Clara Peterson September 22, 1908 in Decorah, IA; born 1878 in Freeport, IA; died Unknown.

Notes for Lynn Valentine Strayer:

From the Decorah Republican, Sept. 30, 1909---Lynn V. Strayer of Cresco, and Miss Clara Peterson were married at the home of Lewis Lillegraven, west of Decorah, Wed., September 22, 1909, by the Rev., F.G. Young. Both born in Winneshiek County. They will be at home to their friends in Cresco, where Lynn has a thriving business as a Tinsmith.

More About Lynn Valentine Strayer:

Occupation: Tin Smith

Residence: Cresco, Iowa

 

193. Jacob L.6 Boyd (Martha5 Heckart, John Adam4, Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born 1851 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., Missouri, and died Unknown. He married Ruth D. Strayer 1877 in Freeport, Iowa, daughter of John Strayer and Elizabeth Heckart. She was born 1852 in Freeport, Decorah Twp., Iowa, and died January 24, 1897 in Idaho Springs, Colardo.

More About Ruth D. Strayer:

Cause of Death: pneumonia

Note: Married first cousin.

Residence: 1878, Hagars Grove, Missouri

 

Children are listed above under (186) Ruth D. Strayer.

208. Sarah Elizabeth6 Heckart (Michael5, Joseph4, Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born March 15, 1856 in Green Twp., Wapello Co., IOwa, and died 1900 in Long Beacvh, CA. She married James M. Higdon Abt. 1874 in Wapello Co., Iowa, son of Joseph Hidgon. He was born July 11, 1852 in Iowa, and died Unknown.

Notes for James M. Higdon:

Fremont Co., CO - Greenwood Cemetery - G-I - Greenwood Pioneer Cemetery Index

3552 Higdon, Sarah

3551 Higdon, James

148 Higdon, Sarah 1920 Sept 9

2045 Higdon, Sadie 1920

2044 Higdon, Clarence 1899 Sept 8

 

Children of Sarah Heckart and James Higdon are:

264 i. Cora Valentine7 Higdon, born February 14, 1875; died Unknown. She married Samuel G. Ratliffe; died Unknown.

265 ii. Clarence Orvil Higdon, born July 20, 1876; died Unknown.

266 iii. William Chester Higdon, born October 03, 1882; died Unknown.

267 iv. Ethel Maude Higdon, born June 30, 1886; died Unknown.

268 v. John Elmer Higdon, born February 03, 1889; died Unknown.

269 vi. Frank Higdon, born December 03, 1883; died Unknown.

 

211. John Adam6 Heckart (Michael5, Joseph4, Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born August 10, 1849 in Near New London, Ralls Co., MO, and died September 06, 1870 in Wapello Co., IA. He married Sarah Ann Spangler September 06, 1870. She was born May 29, 1846 in Muskingum Co., OH, and died Aft. 1920 in Canon City, CO.

More About John Adam Heckart:

Note: Four children died during infancy.

More About Sarah Ann Spangler:

Nickname: Sadie

 

Children of John Heckart and Sarah Spangler are:

270 i. Martha Inez7 Heckart, died Unknown. She married C. Judd; died Unknown.

271 ii. Eva Arabel Heckart, died Unknown. She married Caleb Myers; died Unknown.

272 iii. Mary Millie Heckart, died Unknown. She married Loren Shields; died Unknown.

273 iv. Samuel Dale Heckart, died Unknown.

 

Generation No. 7

 

240. Delthene A.7 Snyder (Catharine Minerva6 Strayer, Elizabeth5 Heckart, John Adam4, Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) died Unknown. She married A. A. Helgeson. He died Unknown.

More About Delthene A. Snyder:

Nickname: Della

Note: Grandson, Lee Willard Helgeson

 

Child of Delthene Snyder and A. Helgeson is:

+ 274 i. Lynn S.8 Helgeson, born Private.

 

244. Genevieve7 Strayer (Valentine E.6, Elizabeth5 Heckart, John Adam4, Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born in Calmar, Iowa, and died Unknown. She married Clark H. Belknapp Bef. 1890 in Iowa. He died Unknown.

Notes for Genevieve Strayer:

Information Notes: Died in a rest home in Sumner, Iowa at age 96. Buried in Grandview Cemetery, Fayette, Iowa. Two sons Hugh of North Hollywood, California, and Jamie of Madison, Wisconsin. Gen graduated from UIU in 1889. Taught school in Calmar and a country school 3 miles north of Fayette several years.

More About Genevieve Strayer:

Burial: Unknown, Grandview Cemetery, Fayette, Iowa

Residence: Bet. 1910 - 1938, McIntosh, SD

Notes for Clark H. Belknapp:

Information from net, 7/2000, Gen Forum:

Excerpted from biographies of Fayette County, Iowa. More information is available from metaphor@mbay.net.

Hiram Belknap, the son of Stephen Belknap, was born in New York state, September 3, 1808. He was married to Sarah Eastman, a native of New York, in the year 1836. To these were born five sons and two daughters: Charles Hiram, born August 25, 1837, is now a resident of Rapid City, South Dakota; Sarah Janette, born February 22, 1839, is no living at Petaluma, California; George William, born in 1841, is now a resident of Madison, South Dakota; Stephen Edgar, born March 25, 1848, is now a resident of Waterville, Minnesota; Riley Rosell, born December 12, 1840, is now living in Dexter, Kansas; Edward Eastman, born May 18, 1851, lives in Fayette, Iowa; Edith Esuba, born January 23, 1854, is now living in Oldham, South Dakota. These children were all born in New York State. The three eldest bothers served in the United States army during the Civil war.

In 1856 the Hiram Belknap family moved from New York to Wisconsin, which was a great undertaking in those days. From there they moved in 1863 to Auburn, Fayette county, Iowa. At this time, Auburn was one of the largest towns of Fayette county and Hiram plied his trade, that of a shoemaker, with great success.

A peculiar feature of this family was that both parents were cripples, Hiram having lost a leg in early life, and Sarah having suffered a paralytic stroke at the age of sixteen years from which she never fully recovered. Hiram died in December 1873, as the result of a fall on the ice, while returning from the village store. After the death of Hiram, Sarah lived with her children the rest of her days. She died at the home of her daughter Edith, at Madison, South Dakota, at the age of eighty-four years.

 

Information regarding Clark and Genevieve Strayer Belknapp has been

supplied by Rollie Belknapp RCBRCB@aol.com

(son of Clark and Genevieve) by email 10/11/2000/BZ,

Clark Belknapp (you will note the 2ps - Clark changed is name by

adding the extra p because he was mad at his brother or brothers. So his

line carries the extra p all other Belknaps use just the one p and is usual

spelling of this name) married Gen Strayer sometime in the late 1880's. I

believe they were married in Iowa (city unknown) and subsequently moved to

Macintosh, South Dakota.

 

 

More About Clark H. Belknapp:

Note: He added the extra "p" to Belknapp

 

Children of Genevieve Strayer and Clark Belknapp are:

+ 275 i. Jamieson Ray8 Belknapp, born February 1899; died September 1982 in Phoenix, AZ.

276 ii. Hugh Belknapp, born 1903; died 1987 in North Hollywood, California. He married Alberta; died 1980 in North Hollywood, California.

More About Hugh Belknapp:

Note: No children

Residence: 1979, North Hollywood, California

 

245. Robert E.7 Strayer (Valentine E.6, Elizabeth5 Heckart, John Adam4, Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born August 21, 1877 in Near Calmar, Iowa, and died March 03, 1953 in Hosipital in Des Moines, Iowa. He married Alice Frances Myrtle Finch November 09, 1899 in Fayette. She was born June 18, 1877 in Illyra Twp., Fayette Co, IA, and died March 1939.

Notes for Robert E. Strayer:

Was a train engineer who lived in Marion and ran the route from Marion, through Arlington and Fayette to Calmar and back. He was scalded very badly when the boiler of engine 1020 blew up when the engine tipped over, but he returned to be an engineer on the old steamers through the 1940's.

The family was living in Savannah, IL until about 1912. Then moved to Oxford Junction, Iowa. Bob Strayer was a railroad fireman for 2 years and became an engineers on the old steamers for 50 years. Bob would move to Marion, IA and had the train run from Marion to Calmar, coming through Arlington and Fayette, for many years. He would take the train to Calmar and return to Marion the next day.

Obit: Winnifred Strayer Hunt of Fayette, Iowa, received work of the death of her brother, Robert Strayer, whose death occurred Tuesday, March 3, 1953, in a Des Moines, Iowa hospital following a long illness. Bob Strayer was born August 21, 1877, on a farm near Calmar, Iowa, the son of Mary Parsons and Valentine E. Strayer. The family came to Fayette in 1896 to make their home. Shortly after, Bob Strayer started to work for the Chicago Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway and for many years was the engineer on the Calmar branch operating between Marion and Calmar. He retired a few years ago. In 1899 he was married to Myrtle finch of Fayette, and the family lived for many years in Marion, Iowa. They had two children a daughter, who died several years ago and a son Raoul Robert Strayer of Des Moines. Bob Strayer went to Des Moines about 3 weeks ago to be with his son, but was taken worse and taken to the hospital where he died with cancer of the mouth and throat. His wife preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Friday, March 6th at Marion with burial in Cedar Memorial Cemetery beside his wife and daughter. He is also survived besides by his son Raoul, by two sisters, Winnifred Mary Strayer Hunt of Fayette, Genevieve Strayer Belknapp of Chatsworth, California and one brother Rueben Strayer of Seattle. Winnifred Hunt of Fayette and her son Donald of Oelwein attended the funeral services and burial at Marion on Friday.

Note: From a visit with Marc, 1992, bz. Raoul's father Bob died of cancer of mouth and throat. He had a cigarette in his mouth all the time. He suffered a horrible death and could not swallow. He would not go to the hospital and wanted to die at home (at Raoul's in Des Moines).

Paper article, November 16, 1899: "Bob" Strayer and Miss My Myrtle Finch were married at the home of the brides parents near Fayette on November 9th. the happy young couple will begin housekeeping in Calmar in the near future and so "Bob" will be on his native heath again. Bob and wife are expected here about the 20th. They will occupy the rooms to be vacated by A. J. Grunderland and wife when the latter move into their elegant new house, which is about finished.

More About Robert E. Strayer:

Occupation: Railroad engineer

Residence: 1877, Calmar, IA

Notes for Alice Frances Myrtle Finch:

Paper article, November 15, 1899---Thursday morning November 9, 1899, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Finch, occurred the marriage of Thier daughter Myrtle, to Robert E. Strayer of Calmar, Iowa. They were united by the Rev. Gammons, of the Methodist church of Fayette, Iowa, in the presence of the immediate family and a few of the most intimate friends of the bride and groom. The pretty blond bride was beautifully attired in a gown of white silk with chiffon trimmings and carried white bridal Roses; the groom wore the usual black. The happy couple left on the evening train, Friday, for Kansas City and Topeka, Kansas, where they will visit with relative for a short time, after which they return to their home in Calmar.

Alice Frances Myrtle Finch was born June 18, 1877, in Illyria Twp., of Fayette Co., Iowa, and spent her early life in Fayette and vicinity.

More About Alice Frances Myrtle Finch:

Residence: Fayette, IA

 

Children of Robert Strayer and Alice Finch are:

+ 277 i. Raoul Robert8 Strayer, born April 17, 1903 in Savannah, IL; died Unknown in Des Moines, IA.

278 ii. Blanche Strayer, born June 17, 1906 in Savannah, IL; died December 07, 1939 in Marion, IA.

Notes for Blanche Strayer:

Note from a visit with Marc, 1992, bz---Blance became ill about the time she graduated from Coe College of Erocyphylis. She had become very sick for several years in the late 1930's and apparently died of the effects of arthritis. Blanch had a small butterfly red birthmark just under her nose.

More About Blanche Strayer:

Education: Graduated form Coe College in Cedar Rapids.

 

246. Reuben A.7 Strayer (Valentine E.6, Elizabeth5 Heckart, John Adam4, Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born December 05, 1888, and died August 1964 in Seattle, WA. He married Maude Bailey in Cresco, Iowa, daughter of H. Bailey and Deloncea Nagle. She was born Abt. 1892, and died Unknown.

Notes for Reuben A. Strayer:

Marriage Notes:

Was the son of Valentine Strayer of Calmar and Fayette. Reuben farmed with his father. Married S. Maude Bailey in Cresco, Iowa. They had been childhood sweethearts and both highly thought of. She was the daughter of H. M. Bailey, carefully read, graduated with honors from high school, taught in the county schools. They were married in the brides home and honeymooned in Minneapolis. They made their home in Cresco, entering business with a cousin L. A. Strayer, in a prosperous manufacturing establishment.

Paper Article August 27, 1964: Winnifred Strayer Hunt received work last week of the death of her brother, Reuben Strayer, 78, at his home in Seattle, Wash. Burial was at Seattle. The Strayers were former residents of Freeport, Calmar, Fayette.

More About Reuben A. Strayer:

Age at Death (Facts Pg): 78

Burial: Unknown, Seattle, WA

Residence: 1937, Chamberlain, SD

 

Children of Reuben Strayer and Maude Bailey are:

279 i. Oren8 Strayer, born Private.

280 ii. Eugene Strayer, born Private.

281 iii. Virgina Strayer, born Private.

282 iv. Betty Strayer, born Private.

 

248. Winifred Mary7 Strayer (Valentine E.6, Elizabeth5 Heckart, John Adam4, Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born August 1890 in Farm, 3 mi SW, Fayette, Iowa, and died 1977 in Manchester, Delaware Co., Iowa. She married Walter Reuben Hunt February 18, 1914. He was born 1887 in Fayette, Fayette Co., Iowa, and died 1977 in Manchester, Delaware Co., Iowa.

Notes for Winifred Mary Strayer:

Taught Mapel Grove School District #1, Center TWP, Fayette, Iowa, 1909.

More About Winifred Mary Strayer:

Burial: Unknown, Grandview, Fayette, Iowa

Occupation: 1909, Teaching Maple Grove School District #1, in Center TWP., Fayette, Iowa

More About Walter Reuben Hunt:

Burial: Unknown, Grandview, Fayette, Iowa

 

Children of Winifred Strayer and Walter Hunt are:

+ 283 i. Donald Rueben8 Hunt, born Private.

+ 284 ii. Eleanor Winnifred Hunt, born 1919 in Fayette, Iowa; died 1965 in Fayette, Iowa.

 

249. Estelle May7 Strayer (John Adam Little6, Elizabeth5 Heckart, John Adam4, Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born July 26, 1878 in Decorah, Winneshiek Co., Iowa, and died December 13, 1972. She married (1) Fred E. Smith January 07, 1855. He died August 1957. She married (2) George Willis Hill July 17, 1903, son of Franklin Hill and Amelia Bonnell. He was born January 31, 1865 in Kilbourne, Racine Wisconsin, and died November 08, 1943 in Mason City, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa.

More About Estelle May Strayer:

Nickname: Stella

Residence: Mason City, Iowa

More About George Willis Hill:

Burial: Unknown, Elmwood Cemetery, Mason City, Iowa

Occupation: Bank Cashier

 

Child of Estelle Strayer and George Hill is:

285 i. George Willis8 Hill, Jr., born July 25, 1910; died October 24, 1999 in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

Notes for George Willis Hill, Jr.:

Obit: George Willis "Bill" Hill, 89 of Vicar's Landing Way, Ponte Verdra Beach, died October 24, 1999, at beaches Medical Center, Jacksonville Beach. He was born 23 July 1910, in Mason city, Iowa and served in the Navy Reserves after WW11. He is survived by his wife Lucile Higbee Hill, two daughters, Constance Bunker of England and Diane Proctor of Baltimore, MD, and five grandchildren. George Willis Hill, Sr., was a cashier in the Mason City National Bank.

More About George Willis Hill, Jr.:

Nickname: Bill

Residence: Mason City, Iowa

 

252. Flory Bernard7 Boyd (Jacob L.6, Martha5 Heckart, John Adam4, Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born April 1874 in Shelby Co., MO, and died Unknown. He married Mary Jane Arthur September 01, 1896 in Idahao Springs, Clearwater Co., CO. She died Unknown.

 

Children of Flory Boyd and Mary Arthur are:

286 i. Mytrle8 Boyd, born 1898; died Unknown.

287 ii. William Boyd, born 1900; died Unknown.

 

Generation No. 8

 

274. Lynn S.8 Helgeson (Delthene A.7 Snyder, Catharine Minerva6 Strayer, Elizabeth5 Heckart, John Adam4, Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born Private.

 

Child of Lynn S. Helgeson is:

288 i. Lee Willard9 Helgeson, born Private.

 

275. Jamieson Ray8 Belknapp (Genevieve7 Strayer, Valentine E.6, Elizabeth5 Heckart, John Adam4, Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born February 1899, and died September 1982 in Phoenix, AZ. He married Della Marie McWatty Private. She was born Private.

More About Jamieson Ray Belknapp:

Education: Law, U. of Wisconsin

Residence: 1955, Madison, Wisconsin

 

Children of Jamieson Belknapp and Della McWatty are:

+ 289 i. Gearld Andrew9 Belknapp, born Private.

+ 290 ii. Roland Clark Belknapp, born Private.

 

277. Raoul Robert8 Strayer (Robert E.7, Valentine E.6, Elizabeth5 Heckart, John Adam4, Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born April 17, 1903 in Savannah, IL, and died Unknown in Des Moines, IA. He married Marcellitte Edith February 13, 1932 in Chicao, IL. She was born June 20, 1909 in Wisconsin, and died July 1999 in Laramie, WY, residence of son Robert..

Notes for Raoul Robert Strayer:

An interview by BZ with wife Marc in 1995: Raoul graduated from Marion High School in 1921, worked a year during the days in a grocery store and in the evenings at an oil station. He saved, borrowed and got a little help from "dad" and went to Iowa State College at Ames, Iowa, in 1922, but ran out of money after two years. He took a job with the Lynn County engineer's office and went back to school. He graduated in 1927 with a B. S. in general engineering. Raoul lined up a job with the Link Belt Co., making elevators on 300 West Pershing Road, Chicago, IL, near the stock yards. He would have to sit and draw, and in hot weather the smell of the yards was oppressive. He worked there for four years. In 1930, Raoul suffered a ruptured appendix. While in the hospital he met an admitting nurse by the name of Marce, who would become his wife for life. Raoul worked another 1 1/2 years at Link. He wanted out of Chicago badly. One of his friends said that General Motors needed adjustors for their Insurance Company, so he went to Omaha and got the job. The couple would marry February 13, 1932. He was working in Sioux City, Iowa at the time and she still working at her joy in Chicago. Raoul borrowed $75 to go to Chicago, they got married and rode the train back to Sioux City. Raoul was making $149 per month at the time and apartments cost $75 per month. The couple had $300 between them. They lived in Sioux City from February 1932 to November 1932. Raoul's job moved them to Omaha, and after three months they transferred to Des Moines until 1936, then to Minneapolis from 1936-1942. During the war years he was located in Cleveland for the war effort and into the Fisher Body Plant of General Motors which was making B-29's by the end of the war. Raoul worked as an inspector in the plant until late 1945 when his job moved them back to Des Moines for the rest of their lives. He had developed multiple sclerosis in the 1940's while working for G.M., but kept working with the company for 22 years. He was retired by the company and did not work again until 1963 when he went to work for Preferred Risk for three years. He had some operations including a prostate. He went to the State House looking for a job in the Insurance Department, but ended up with a job in the Tax department for 11 years and was involved with starting the state withholding tax. He retired again in 1973.

More About Raoul Robert Strayer:

Burial: Unknown, Marion, Iowa

Notes for Marcellitte Edith:

Marc was working as the admittance nurse at the West Suburban Hospital in Oak Bark, IL, when Raoul was admitted for a burst appendix. After the couple moved to Des Moines, she started working at Iowa Luth. Hospital in 1949 during the polio epidemic, part time for the next five years. She then went to Armstrong Tire and Rubber Co., as a nurse for 15 1/2 years, retiring in July of 1970, but then went back to work part time October, 1970 to 1977 as a nurse with Wilson's Pack.

More About Marcellitte Edith:

Burial: Unknown, Marion, Iowa

 

Children of Raoul Strayer and Marcellitte Edith are:

291 i. Phyllis Diane9 Strayer, born Private. She married Unknown Brown Private; born Private.

292 ii. Robert Conrad Strayer, born Private.

+ 293 iii. Elizabeth Jeanne Strayer, born Private.

294 iv. Marianne Alice Strayer, born Private. She married Unknown Seibert Private; born Private.

 

283. Donald Rueben8 Hunt (Winifred Mary7 Strayer, Valentine E.6, Elizabeth5 Heckart, John Adam4, Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born Private. He married Ruth Pfieffer Private. She was born Private.

 

Children of Donald Hunt and Ruth Pfieffer are:

295 i. Donna Ruth9 Hunt, born Private.

296 ii. Henry Donald Hunt, born Private.

 

284. Eleanor Winnifred8 Hunt (Winifred Mary7 Strayer, Valentine E.6, Elizabeth5 Heckart, John Adam4, Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born 1919 in Fayette, Iowa, and died 1965 in Fayette, Iowa. She married Theo Marcus Zbornik. He was born 1919 in Fayette, Iowa, and died 1985 in Waterloo, Iowa.

 

Children of Eleanor Hunt and Theo Zbornik are:

297 i. Barry Marcus9 Zbornik, born Private.

298 ii. Winnie Mae Zbornik, born Private.

 

Generation No. 9

 

289. Gearld Andrew9 Belknapp (Jamieson Ray8, Genevieve7 Strayer, Valentine E.6, Elizabeth5 Heckart, John Adam4, Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born Private. He married (1) Dolly Snyder Private. She was born Private. He married (2) Sylvia Foster Private. She was born Private.

 

Children of Gearld Belknapp and Dolly Snyder are:

299 i. Christine10 Belknapp, born Private.

300 ii. David Belknapp, born Private.

 

Children of Gearld Belknapp and Sylvia Foster are:

301 i. Amy10 Belknapp, born Private.

302 ii. Robert Belknapp, born Private.

 

290. Roland Clark9 Belknapp (Jamieson Ray8, Genevieve7 Strayer, Valentine E.6, Elizabeth5 Heckart, John Adam4, Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born Private. He married Mary Jeanee Trujillo Private. She was born Private.

 

Children of Roland Belknapp and Mary Trujillo are:

+ 303 i. Diana Lynn10 Belknapp, born Private.

304 ii. Michael Steven Belknapp, born Private. He married Kimberley Fuscoso Private; born Private.

305 iii. Susan Mary Belknapp, born Private.

306 iv. Matthew John Belknapp, born Private.

 

293. Elizabeth Jeanne9 Strayer (Raoul Robert8, Robert E.7, Valentine E.6, Elizabeth5 Heckart, John Adam4, Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born Private. She married (1) William Lowell Turk Private. He was born Private. She married (2) Lawrence Eugene Grove Private. He was born Private.

 

Children of Elizabeth Strayer and William Turk are:

+ 307 i. William Lowell Turk10 Grove, born Private.

308 ii. Kristyn Elizabeth Turk Grove, born Private. She married William Anthony Aboat Private; born Private.

 

Generation No. 10

 

303. Diana Lynn10 Belknapp (Roland Clark9, Jamieson Ray8, Genevieve7 Strayer, Valentine E.6, Elizabeth5 Heckart, John Adam4, Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born Private. She married Mark Christensen Private. He was born Private.

 

Children of Diana Belknapp and Mark Christensen are:

309 i. Trevor11 Christensen, born Private.

310 ii. Connor Christensen, born Private.

 

307. William Lowell Turk10 Grove (Elizabeth Jeanne9 Strayer, Raoul Robert8, Robert E.7, Valentine E.6, Elizabeth5 Heckart, John Adam4, Michael3, Johannes2, Johannes Michael1 Heckardt) was born Private. He married Claudia Spain Private. She was born Private.

 

Children of William Grove and Claudia Spain are:

311 i. Nickolas11 Grove, born Private.

312 ii. Alexander DeSacie Grove, born Private.

313 iii. Haley Isabella Grove, born Private.

 

 

Endnotes

 

1. Forbes.FTW, Date of Import: Feb 11, 2001.

 

 

 


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