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Jacob Heckendorn[1, 2]

Male 1803 - 1892  (88 years)


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  • Name Jacob Heckendorn 
    Born 2 Jun 1803  , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 031S, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Rsrch. Note
    • Following: "The Trail Of The Conestoga" !

      *Our pioneer ancestor,JACOB HECKENDORN journeyed to Canada from a depressed Pennsylvania in 1822, as a bachelor with other hardy, adventurous Mennonites travelling, some by horseback, some walking on foot and others by their covered wagons, known as 'the Conestoga Wagon', named after the locale in Pennsylvania where they were first built. They were hoping to find good rich, low cost farming land on which to settle and build their new farms. It would be out of the virgin forests along the banks of the Grand River in Waterloo County.

      *It was here that young Jacob decided to 'set his roots' and purchased 224 acres of land located in the German Company Tract from Peter Eby in 1825. The farm lot, known as GCT31S (German Company Tract,Lot 31, south half) was located partly on what today is known as Fischer-Hallman Road in Waterloo, Ontario.

      *Jacob and his young wife MARY MILLER, raised their seven children on this farm which in 1971, at the time of the publishing of "The Heckendorn Family History and Genealogy" book by Vera Hallman Hunsberger, was still standing. The home, famed for it's high narrow windows in the upstairs and it's large wooden frame barn on the west side of Hallman Road, would certainly be out of place with the commercial plaza now on the west corner and the suburban homes surrounding the area today.

      *The David Eby Cemetery, located on the south-east corner of Erb Street West and Fischer-Hallman Road, contains several Heckendorn markers, some with their inscriptions wiped out by weather and time, but two are yet very readable. They are Joseph Heckendorn's and that of his wife, Elizabeth Reist. Joseph, b. 07 Sept. 1836 d. 15 Nov. 1886 ,2nd. son of Jacob and Mary Miller, has inscribed on his marker below his name, the following, "Infant Heckendorn" and below "dau.Heckendorn" . Next to his marker is that of Elizabeth his wife, on which is inscribed; "Elizabeth Reist 1841-1936 wife of Joseph Heckendorn and Samuel S. Snider."

      The grave site of the author Vera Hallman Hunberger is also located here in the front row, next to a short driveway, just a few head-stones north of the Heckendorn markers.

      I. JACOB HECKENDORN b. 02 June 1803 PA. d. 16 May 1892, Waterloo Co.. *Jacob met Mary MILLER, from Cumberland Co. PA., in Waterloo Co., married her 10 Nov. 1833. Mary was b. 06 June 1806 d. 15 Sept. 1867, daughter of Jacob Miller b. 1777, Montgomery Co. PA., d. 1853 Waterloo Co. Ont. Canada and Magdelena BRICKER, b. 1784 Lancaster Co. PA., d. 1853 Waterloo Co. Ont. Canada. Jacob Miller and Magdelena Bricker had five children, and the family emigrated to Waterloo Co. in 1825.

      *2nd.m.According to: 'Ontario Marriage Reg. # 012368, 1890' "JACOB HACKEDORN, 81 (*87) yrs.,living in Waterloo Town, born PA, Widower, s/o Christian and Christina Hackedorn, married Elizabeth KURTZE, 53 yrs., widow, living in Waterloo Town, b. Grosch, Hessen, Ger, d/o Heinrich and Christine Hess. Witnesses: Martin Schmidt/Caroline Wurster. Sen. of Preston. 14 August 1890 Preston, Ontario. Groom: Mennonite, Bride: Lutheran. Rev. Wurster." *Correct age.

      *The JACOB HECKENDORN/MARY MILLER family, of seven sons and one daughter are listed within this Family History, as recorded in "The Heckendorn Family History and Genealogy" compiled by the Late Vera Hallman Hunsberger,(except for two sons), with additional information and comments by yours truly.
      The children of Jacob Heckendorn and Mary 'Polly' Miller (Muller)
      were: John, Joseph, Jacob M., Veronica, Christian, Menno, Danie.

      BIRTH DATES HAVE BEEN REMOVED THROUGHOUT THIS LISTING, FOR THE PERSONAL SECURITY OF THOSE DESCENDANTS CONSIDERED TO BE LIVING AT THE INCEPTION OF THIS "FAMILY HISTORY".

      II.JOHN HECKENDORN b.*22 Jan. 1835 d. 08 Dec. 1916. married Mary Huber Good, 27 June 1856; b. 29 Dec. 1837, d. 28 Feb. 1921. *John and Mary were my ggrandparents.

      John and Mary lived on his father Jacob's farm for a few years as a day-labourer, and several of their children were born there. After leaving the home-farm, they moved to Maryborough township just above Moorefield where they farmed. Later, they lived in Conestoga for some time and finally retired near Breslau. There were twelve children born to this family and all were faithful members of the Mennonite church. They were as follows: Anna(Nancy); Veronica(Franey); Moses *(my grandfather); Barbara; Mary Ann; Leah; Noah; Ezra; Susannah; Lydiann; Israel, and an infant son born and died 23 March 1874.

      Mary Huber Good's mother, was Barbara HUBER, b.6 June 1809 in PA, and she at the young age of thirteen, travelled with her parents and other families also from Pennsylvania, to Waterloo County in 1822. There is the possiblity that our Jacob may have travelled with the same group.
      Mary's father, Benjamin GOOD b. 24 Nov. 1809, arrived in Waterloo Co.in 1831 at the age of twenty-two and two years later he and Barbara were married. There were two children born into this union, Mary and her older brother Peter, b. 28 Dec. 1835. Mary was at the very tender age of three weeks, when her mother died in Jan. 1838. Benjamin remarried to Barbara Berge b. 19 Sept. 1813 and they had ten children between 1840/1856. The large Huber home located in the present city of Cambridge, was located between the then towns of Preston and Galt, and it was later renovated into apartments and was still inhabited in the mid 1970's.

      II. JOSEPH HECKENDORN b. 07 Sept. 1836 d. 15 Nov. 1886. m. Elizabeth REIST 3 Oct. 1865, b. 1841, d .1936, d/o Daniel Reist & Leah ?.
      After Joseph's death, Elizabeth married Samuel S. Snider. *Both Joseph and Elizabeth are buried side by side in the David Eby Cemetery in Waterloo. We only know of and surmise that there were just the two children as listed on Joseph's headstone.

      II. CHRISTIAN HECKENDORN b. 04 June 1843 d. 28 Aug. 1922. m. Annie BEARINGER, 21 May 1868, b. 09 Sept. 1848 d. 15 July 1902, d/o David Bearinger & Catharina Lorenz. One daughter, Lydia was born to Christian and Annie, 02 May 1869 d. 28 Aug. 1922.
      Christian remarried to Sarah Litchy Bauman, 16 Oct. 1910. She was b. 08 Apr. 1858 d. 04 Sept. 1938.

      II. JACOB M. HECKENDORN b.1 March 1839 d. ?, married Mary SANBURN (Sandborne) 7 June 1868, b. 1842 d.?, d/o William Sanburn & Elizabeth Kuhner. They had ten children as listed: Sarah; Jesse: Ezra; Lucinda; May; Dan; William; Emma; Clara; Edith.
      III. WILLIAM H. HECKENDORN b. August 22, 1880 Woolwich Twsp., d. January 10, 1956, interred in Elmira Cemetery m. Clara KLINCK.Members St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Elmira. Children, 2.
      1V. Aleda HECKENDORN
      IV. Elma HECKENDORN

      II. MENNO HECKENDORN b. 13 Jan. 1845 d. 29 June 1921. Married Lucy Clemmer b. 13 Dec. 1848 d. 12 May 1889. Menno remarried to Elizabeth BERGY b. 06 May 1860 d. 09 Feb. 1946. Menno and Elizabeth had two children,* Ella Viola and Clayton.

      II. VERONICA HECKENDORN b.18 March 1841 d. ? Married Isaac STAUFFER and they had three children; Albert; Mary Ann; Isabelle. There is a listing for a Veronica interred at the Detweiler Mennonite Cemetery, Roseville, Ont., but it is Veronica (Franey), daughter of John and Mary (Good) Heckendorn, who married George Hallman.

      II. * DANIEL HECKENDORN b. 13 Dec. 1847 d. 20 Sept. 1867. Buried in Martin's Mennonite Cemetery, Waterloo, Ont. with parents and other members of family. At this time, we have no information regarding Daniel other than the above as he was not listed as a member of the family in the 'original' genealogy history book.


      We will proceed with the descendants of JOHN, CHRISTIAN, *JACOB (what little information we have), and MENNO HECKENDORN families, *and if possible VERONICA (HECKENDORN) STAUFFER'S family.
      JOSEPH, as earlier mentioned, died at 50 yrs. and was buried with the two children and we know of no others. DANIEL was just "discovered" and we assume he died unmarried, as he died at 19 yrs. old.

      II. JOHN'S DESCENDANTS;

      III. ANNA (NANCY) HECKENDORN b. 01 Sept. 1858 d. Nov. 1940, m. Thomas UNDERWOOD. b. 24 Aug. 1848 d. May 1930. After their marriage they lived in Bloomingdale district, Waterloo Co., where he worked as a day-labourer. Later they moved to Bridgeport, Ont. Children 7. Church, Mennonite.

      IV. WALTER UNDERWOOD, b. 22 May 1883 d. 28 Sept. 1968, m. Renate LUDWICK March 1907, b. 07 July 1888 d. 22 Dec. 1959. Remarried to Mary Betz June 1961. Children 1. Church, Lutheran.

      V.CLAYTON UNDERWOOD b. 30 May 1906 m. Edith GERTH in 1929, b. 1909 d. 1954. Remarried to Margaret BORMAN in 1961. Children 3. Church, Lutheran.

      VI. ARLENE UNDERWOOD m. Douglas FLEISHMAN
      Children, 2. Church, Lutheran.

      VII. Kathyrn Fleishman
      VII. Anthony Fleishman

      *Arlene and I first met while I was playing baseball for East Ward, at the South diamonds next to her home on Sterling Ave.S., in Kitchener. We dated some in 10th grade at Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate & Vocational School and attended our first high school prom together, (neither of us realizing that we were distant cousins at the time).

      VI. JACQUELINE UNDERWOOD, m. Robert SCARROW, Children, 3. Church, Lutheran.

      VII. Michael Scarrow
      VII. Danial Scarrow
      VII. Garry Scarrow

      VI. WENDY UNDERWOOD

      IV. EMMA UNDERWOOD b. 17 Sept. 1886 d. Oct. 1955, m. George MERCER 25 Dec. 1906, b. 07 1882 d. Nov. 1947. They lived in Fort Francis until his death.

      IV. MARY JANE UNDERWOOD b. 1888 d. in infancy.

      IV. JONATHAN UNDERWOOD b. 17 June 1890 d. 19 Feb. 1963 m. Catherine SCHWARTZENTRUBER in 1915, b. 10 Jan. 1882 d. 08 Sept. 1963. Children 1. Church ?

      V. DOROTHY UNDERWOOD m. James STEVEN. Children 3.

      VI. Robert Underwood
      VI. Richard Underwood
      VI. Ralph Underwood

      IV. SELINA UNDERWOOD B. 04 May 1893 m. Patrick TYE 10 Sept. 1912, b. 15 May 1878. Children, 6. Church, Catholic.
      *I recall the Tye's living on Victoria St. N., by Lancaster St. in Kitchener, not far from our home on Chestnut St. and Mr.Pat Tye sitting out on the front porch with his large, black Great Dane dog. One of the Tye daughter's was my babysitter.

      V.ELLEN TYE m. Edward BRILL 29 July 1942,Children, 4. Church, Catholic.
      *Eddie was a well known individual, working at the Carling Breweries retail store in Waterloo. Got to know him when I worked at Carlings in 1958. I recall my last meeting with Eddie in 1983, in Kitchener at an 'Honourarium Dinner' for the 25 Year Club employee's, given by Labatt's Brewery, successers to Carling's. My wife and I supplied the music for their evening dance. Donald Eitel, an old neighbour and the chap that was hired to replace me when I left Carlings, was awarded his 25 Year pin that evening. Jokingly, I reminded him it was because of me that he was able to receive it.

      VI.PETER BRILL
      VI.JANET/JUDY BRILL, twins,
      VI. JUDY BRILL, m. Guy DUPUIS 14 Sept. 1963, Children, 3. Church, Catholic.

      VII. Michele Dupuis
      VII. Debbie Dupuis
      VII. Gary Dupuis

      VI. JANET BRILL M.Frederick STROH 06 Sept. 1969,

      VI. PATRICIA BRILL

      V. JAMES TYE m. Josephine JOHNSON, 02 Sept. 1941, Were known last living in Fergus, Ont. Children, 3. Church, United Church of Canada.

      VI. Sandra Tye, m. Cecil DENNY, 17 Dec. 1961, Children 3.

      VII. Jamie Denny

      VII Corrine Denny

      VII. Trina Denny

      VI. Valery Tye m. David BROADFOOT 03 Feb. 1968,
      VI. Beverly Tye


      V. OLIVE TYE, m. Ralph PREST Apr. 1950, Church, United.

      V. KATHLEEN TYE, m. Grant BROWN, 31 May 1947, Children 1. Church, Evangelical United.

      VI. Larry Brown, b. 15 Aug. 1947 d. 17 Aug. 1954.

      V.IRENE TYE, m. Paul MONITUIK 15 Sept. 1945, Children, 2. Church, Catholic.

      VI. Diane Montuik,
      VI. Paul Montuik,

      V. JOSEPHINE TYE, m. George WEILAND, 26 Jan. 1946, Children, 2. Church, Evangelical United. *MY FORMER SITTER and my 1st childhood crush, all of about 7 yrs. old.

      VI. Linda Weiland, m. Scott MORRISON 20 Dec. 1969,

      VI. Mark Weiland,

      IV. MATILDA UNDERWOOD, b. 26 Oct. 1896, m. John HAGAN, b. 06 June 1897 d. 15 Aug. 1947. Children, 14. Church, Lutheran
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      V. Thelma Hagen m. Robert Inglis 23 Dec. 1939, Children, 3. Church, Lutheran.

      VI. Janicew Inglis,
      VI. Wendy Inglis,
      VI. Bradley Inglis,

      V. Carl Hagen,

      V. Harvey Hagen, m Anita Onisherwiz, 06 May 1945. Children 2.

      VI. Charmane Hagan, m. Douglas Waltz 30 July 1966.

      VI. Dennis Hagan,

      V. Phyllis Hagan, m. John Gerth, 02 Oct. 1946, Children 2. Church, Lutheran.

      VI. Terrance Gerth,
      VI. Beverly Gerth,

      V. William Hagan, m. Dorothy Hartry, 02 Sept. 1943, Children, 1.

      VI. James Hagan, m. Catherine McGrath. Children, 1.
      VII. Jeffery Hagan,

      V. Audrey Hagen, Last known, living with mother.

      V. Walter Hagen, m. Jean Sengbush 12 Sept. 1947, Children, 5.
      VI. Bruce Hagen, m. Joyce Lackner 21 Nov. 1970,
      VI. Karen Hagen,
      VI. Judith Ann Hagen,d. 19 Dec. 1967.
      VI. Mia Hagen,
      VI. Richard Hagen, b. 22 Dec. 1957 d. an infant.

      v. Elberta Hagen, m. Merevin Shaus 31 May 1957, Last known living in Sarnia. Children, 2. Church, Lutheran.
      VI. Debbie Schaus,
      VI. Greg Schaus,

      V. Marjorie Hagen, m. Gerald Dunkel 28 July 1952, Children, 7. Church, Lutheran.

      VI. David Dunkel,
      VI. Wayne Dunkel,
      VI. Susan Dunkel,
      VI. Rodney Dunkel,
      VI. Cheryl Dunkel,
      VI. Peter Dunkel,
      VI. Lorrie Dunkel,

      V. Thomas Hagen, m. Mary Ann McCallistrum 13 Sept. 1958. Children, 2. Church, Lutheran.

      VI. Timothy Hagen,
      VI. Andrew Hagen,

      V. Wilbur Hagen, married Joanne Olinski 02 June 1962, Children, 2. Church, Lutheran.

      VI. Lee Edward Hagen,
      VI. Philip John Hagen,

      V. Robert Hagen, married Beverly Reeves 26 Oct. 1963, Children, 2. Church, Lutheran.

      VI. Mary Margaret Hagen,
      VI. Jon Hagen,

      V. Nancy Hagen, married William House 15 Oct. 1960. Children, 4. Church, Lutheran.

      VI. Shelly Ann House,
      VI. Sherri Lee House,
      VI. Valerie House,
      VI. Jay House,

      IV. SARAH UNDERWOOD, b. 11 July 1902, married Hans THULER, b. 17 May 1898 d. 28 Aug. 1968. Children, 8. Church, Lutheran.

      V. Anna Thuler, married Neil A. Helm 25 May 1946, Living in California. Children,3. Church,Catholic.

      VI. Eugene H. Helm, m. Susan Vansetter 06 May 1967,
      VII. Christopher E. Helm,

      VI. Charlotte A. Helm,m. Dennis Miller (date not certain). Children, 1. Church, Catholic.
      VII. Rachel Miller,

      VI. Sandra A. Helm,

      V. Alfred J. Thuler, m.
      Pauline Schedler 03 May 1947, Children,4.
      VI. Margaret Thuler, m. John Morley 09 June 1970.
      VI. Randal Thuler,
      VI. Karen Ann Thuler,
      VI. Carolee Thuler,

      V. Madeline Thuler, m. Glenn Geffros 29 Oct. 1955, Children, 3.
      VI. Douglas Geffros,
      VI. David Geffros,
      VI. Dennis Geffros,

      V. Shirley Thuler, m. Alfred McCutchen 27 Mar. 1948, Children,2.
      VI. Brian McCutchen,
      VI. Cindy McCutchen,

      V. Theo Thuler,m. Robert Geffros 08 Nov. 1952, Children, 3.
      VI. Shiela Geffros,
      VI. Pamela Geffros,
      VI. Laurie Geffros,

      V. Marlene Thuler,
      VI. John D. Thuler,
      V. Richard Thuler, m. Jean Golbeck 23 Sept. 1960, Children 5.
      VI. Jeffery Thuler,
      VI. Anita Thuler,
      VI. Roger Thuler,
      VI. Sherrie Thuler,
      VI. Jacqueline Thuler,

      V. Janet Thuler, m. Cecil Fletcher 03 Mar. 1963, Children, 2.
      VI. Cecil Fletcher,
      VI. Terry Fletcher,


      III. VERONICA (FRANEY) HECKENDORN, b. 01 Mar. 1861,d 06 June 1948. Married George HALLMAN 21 Mar. 1882, b. 09 May 1856 d. 07 Nov. 1934. Children, 9.
      They bought a farm east of Roseville, the stone house was well worth the farm, they spent sixteen lean years there, then they moved to the Hallman Homestead near New Dundee with their children.
      After the death of their little four year old daughter, a twin to their son Edgar, they both yielded their lives to the Lord Jesus and became faithful members of the Detwiler Mennonite Church as long as they lived.

      IV. ARTHUR H. HALLMAN, b. 24 May 1884 d. 07 Dec. 1970, m. Sella Reinhart 12 Aug. 1914, b. 23 Jan. 1893 d. 20 Mar. 1959.
      They lived in Regina, Saskatchewan for a number of years. There he was Implement Agent for the Massey Harris Ltd. Moving east, they retired in Ridgeway, Ontario. After Stella's death he lived with his daughter in Welland, Ontario. Children, 2. Church, Lutheran.

      V. Zona Hallman,R.N.,m. Donald McArter 30 May 1942. Donald was Chief of Police in Welland until his death 13 May 1969. Children, 2. Church, Luthern.

      VI. Donna Gayle McArter, R.N., m. David Huffman 03 Oct. 1970. Children, 1.
      VII. Jeffrey Donald Hoffman,

      VI. Michael Arthur McArter,

      V. Bernice Margaret Reinhart (foster daughter), m. George Posliff 13 May 1950. They lived in Florida. Children, 3.
      VI. George Wesley Posliff Jr.,
      VI. Timothy Arthur Posliff,
      VI. Susan Ann Posliff,

      IV. ANSON HALLMAN, b. 21 Sept. 1887, m. Esther Shantz 14 Aug. 1918, b. 03 June 1891 d. 19 Dec. 1961.
      His early life was spent in Saskatchewan homesteading and in carpentry. After marriage, they lived in their beautiful home near Preston (now part of Cambridge) Ontario, until the long shadows of the dreaded depression caught up leaving them practically homeless. They moved to Kitchener where he continued as a contractor and founded "The Hallman Construction & Home Builders Ltd.". He was remarried to Nellie Hagey 27 April 1963. She was born 19 April 1893. Children, 3. Church, Mennonite.

      V. Ward Shantz Hallman, m. Marjoris E. Banks of Nova Scotia 15 Aug. 1945, Ward is a contractor and Vice-President of "Foord Ltd." Children, 4. Church, United.
      VI. Brian Stanley Hallman, b. 31 Aug. 1946, m. Cecilia Ann Dollard(d) 12 July 1971,
      VII. Henry Shantz Hallman,
      VII. Jason Francis Hallman,
      2m. Cynthia Louise Kennedy 1984, Bedford, Nova Scotia,

      VI. Douglas Ward Hallman, m. Diane Margaret Miller 19, 1974, Children, 1.
      VII. Steven Douglas Hallman,

      VI. Cheryl Lynn Hallman,b. m. Dale Strawhacker(d),
      2m. Dimitri Apostoleris, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Children, 2.
      VII. Aylsia Grace Apostoleris,
      VII. Zachary Ward Apostoleris,

      VI. Michelle Jean 'Shelley' Hallman, , m. Philip Joseph Landry, Children, 2.
      VII. Erin Michelle Landry,
      VII. Marjory Ann Chelsea Landry,

      V. Lyle Shantz Hallman, m Dorothy Groff(d) 27 June 1947, Lyle is a contractor and President of "Hallman Construction Ltd.". Children,4. Mennonite.

      VI. Peter George Hallman, m. Brenda Faye Snyder, 1973, of Breslau,Children,5.
      VII. Mark Peter Hallman,
      VII. Greg Ryan Hallman,
      VII. Brent Joel Hallman,
      VII. Nadine Yvonne Hallman,
      VII. Yves Marie Hallman,

      VI. Susan Joy Hallman, m. Marvin Rempel 1981,
      Children,3.
      VII. Kevin Martin Rempel,
      VII. Katelin Lorraine Rempel,
      VII. Brian James Rempel,

      VI. James William Hallman, m. Susan Martin 1974, Kitchener,Children,2.
      VII. Nathan James Hallman,
      VII. Kerri Lynn Hallman,

      VI. Thomas Lyle Hallman, m. Wendy Jean Guittard 1982, Waterloo,

      V. Jean Esther Hallman m. Benjamin George 'Benno' Barg 23 June 1956, Scarborough. children, 5.

      VI. Brenda Lee Barg, m. Shane Forsyth 1981, Wiarton,
      VI. Gerald James Barg.
      VI. Susan Jean Barg,
      VI. Brian George Barg,
      VI. Elizabeth Ann Barg,

      IV. MARY EDNA HALLMAN,(twin) b. 31 Oct. 1890 d. 03 Jan. 1895 from the dreaded disease 'Diptheria'. Because of heavy snow-storm and deep snow drifts, the memorial service was held a month later.

      IV. EDGAR HALLMAN (Twin), b. 31 Oct. 1890, m. Leah Baer 25 Dec. 1928, b. 09 Apr. 1904. Edgar took over his father's farm which was known as the "Old Hallman Homestead" near New Dundee, Ont., until his retirement in 1960. Children, 3. Church, Mennonite.

      V. Joseph Hugh Hallman, m. Marilyyn Witmer(d) 04 Aug. 1952.
      Children, 4. Church, Missionary.

      VI. David William Hallman, m. Deborah Johnson, Waterloo. m. Patricia Lockley, Kitchener.
      VI. Bryan Michael Hallman,
      VI. John Mark Hallman,

      V. Marie Rosette Hallman, m. James Weiss 25 Sept. 1961, They took over the family farm near New Dundee. Children, 2.
      VI. James Bruce Weiss,
      VI. Robert Harold Weiss,

      V. Carol Elizabeth Hallman, m. Robert Shantz 05 May 1956, He is a contractor and was living in North Bay, Ont. Children, 5. Church, Missionary.

      VI. Patricia Ann Shantz,
      VI. Gloria Yvonne Shantz,
      VI. Sandra Elizabeth Shantz,
      VI. Anna Marie Shantz,
      VI. Mervin Shantz,

      IV. VERONICA 'VERA' HALLMAN, b. 28 Apr. 1894 d.? , m. Abram Hunsberger 31 May 1952, b. 17 May 1881, d. 25 Dec. 1954.Bridgeport, Ont.
      * Vera was the original compiler of the "Heckendorn Family History and Genealogy" in September of 1971 which I stated earlier, was the foundation of this work "The Heckendorn Family of Canada"

      *V. (Step) Albert Ira Hunsberger, m. 1940 to Greta Lenor Snider Waterloo. Children,3.
      *VI. George Albert Hunsbergerm. m. 1966 Stephanie Hiller Waterloo.
      VII. Jeffery Scott Hunsberger
      VII. Matthew James Hunsberger
      VII. Jill Keri Hunsberger

      *VI. Dr. Bruce Elgin Hunsberger m. 1970 Emily High Waterloo. Children 2.
      VII. Paul Eric Hunsberger
      VII. Carol Ann Hunsberger

      *VI. David Peter Hunsberger m. 1978 Ada Kennedy Waterloo. Children, 2.
      VII. Avery Addison Hunsberger
      VII. Ariel Ira Hunsberger

      *V. (Step) Gordon Isaac Hunsberger m. 1939 Matilda Mae 'Tillie' Weber. St. Jacobs. Children, Children,5.
      *VI. Dr. Margaret Rose Hunsberger Calgary, Alta.
      *VI. Twins - stillborn.
      *VI. Robert Gordon Hunsberger m. Margeret Ruston Breslau. Children, 2.
      VII. Kirsten Beth Hunsberger
      VII. Robert Kyle Hunsberger

      *VI. Brian Alan Hunsberger m. 1984 Dr. Jocelyn Schaffenburg Waterloo.

      *V.(Step) Wilson Abram Hunsberger m. Edith Gertrude Beyer Waterloo. Children, 5.
      *VI. Judith Ann Hunsberger m. 1974 Gary Palamar Waterloo. Children, 1.
      VII. Simon Palamar

      *VI. Jeanette Marie Hunsberger m. Jeff Horsfield British Columbia. Children,1.
      VII. Christopher Cedric Horsfield

      *VI. Thomas Wilson Hunsberger Toronto.

      *VI. Karen Mary Hunsberger Waterloo.

      *VI. Elise Joy Hunsberger Vancouver, B.C.

      IV. MAYLINDA HALLMAN, b. 01 May 1896, d. 02 July 1936. m. Omar Snider (1st. m.) 25 Dec. 1918, b. 29 June 1896 d. 24 Mar. 1980.Their little home was along the Alder Creek a half mile south of New Dundee. This was the childrens 'swimming pool' and many happy hours were spent in the water as well as catching fish for their grandparents. Children, 8. (2 stillborn)

      V. RUTH SNIDER m. Willard Kinzie 01 Aug. 1942. They lived in Barrie and owned the Lakeview Dairy. Children,3.
      VI. Robert Douglas Kinzie m. Patricia Wilton 15 Mar. 1967. Children, 1.
      VII. Joel george Kinzie.

      VI. George Alexander Kinzie m. Janis Wauthier 11 June 1971

      VI. Susan Lynne Kinzie

      V.EUNICE AILEEN SNIDER, she was living in barrie and was Secretary for the Lakeview Dairy.

      V. GORDON FRANKLIN SNIDER m. Evelyn McGregor 13 July 1946. They were living in Victoria, B.C. where gordon was a mechanic by trade. Children,2.
      VI. Linda mae Snider
      VI. John Randy Gordon Snider

      V. GEORGE RUSSEL SNIDER, a teacher at the Lakeview High School near Peterborough, Ont.

      V. JONAS CLAIRE SNIDER m. Beulah Hartman 29 June 1958. Living near Delphos, Ohio. Clair was into cabinet making. Children, 3.
      VI. Anita Snider
      VI. Kelvin Snider
      VI. Twilah Snider

      V. EVA MAE SNIDER R.N. m Vernon Brubacher 02 Aug. 1956 and were living in New Hamburg. Children, 3.
      VI. Jeffrey Reynold Brubacher
      VI. Douglas Conrad Brubacher
      VI. Janice Lanore Brubacher

      Omar Snider 2nd. m. Elsie Groff 12 Oct. 1938, b. 22 May 1906 d. 19 mar. 1991.

      IV. ELLEN HALLMAN b. 07 Apr. 1902 D. 18 May 1957, m. Ivan Schiedel(1st.m.) 22 Dec. 1926, b. 01 Feb. 1903 d. 27 Sept. 1974. Children, 2.
      They lived near Preston, now part of Cambridge, Ont. where they engaged in dairy farming. For a number of years Ellen was bed-ridden with cancer. In spite of her pain, she always had a cheerful smile for her many friends and visitors.
      V. George Cameron Scheidel, m. Shirlie Struthers 30 June 1951. Children, 2. They live near Preston,(Cambridge), are dairy farming.
      VI. Gay Patricia Scheidel m. Dennis Gary Rickert 1976. Living in Kitchener.
      VI. David Paul Scheidel

      V. Paul Richard Sheidel m. Shirley Brodhaecher 14 May 1955. They continue in dairy farming on his father's farm near Preston/Cambridge. Children, 4.
      VI. Ronald Richard Scheidel m. Leslie Cook 1977, living Preston/Cambridge.Children, 2.
      VII. Sarah E. Sheidel
      VII. Andrew J. Scheidel

      VI.Diane Shirley Scheidel m. Brian Martin.

      VI. Connie Darlene Scheidel m. Douglas Mader. Children,1.
      VII. Scott Douglas Mader.

      VI. Stephen Craig Scheidel.

      Ivan Scheidel 2nd. m. Adeline Snyder 1959.
      VI. Fern Linda Sheidel.

      IV. SALOME HALLMAN, b. 30 June 1904, m. Clarence Shantz 17 Sept. 1929, b. 09 June 1904 d. 19 Sept. 1980. The first years of their married life were lived in Preston where they owned and operated the Shantz Dairy. They then took over his father's farm near Freeport (now part of Kitchener), until their retirment. They finished out their married life living on Arlington Blvd. in Kitchener. Children,1.

      V. Margaret Louise Shantz m. Lewis Cressman Weber 18 Aug. 1956. Margaret taught school for a number of years and Lewis is a Secondary High School teacher. Children, 4.
      VI. Ann Elizabeth Weber
      VI. Mark Edward Weber
      VI. Gregory Ross Weber
      VI. Carolyn Sue Weber
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    farmer 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00050-3698 
    Died 16 May 1892  Several Miles West Of Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Buried Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I20392  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Christian Heckendorn,   b. Abt 1770, of, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Susaanna Gotz,   b. Abt 1770, of, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F18637  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Maria Miller,   b. 6 Jun 1806, , Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1867, Several Miles West Of Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Children 
     1. John Heckendorn,   b. 22 Jan 1835, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1916, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. Joseph Heckendorn,   b. 7 Sep 1836, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1886, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     3. Jacob M. Heckendorn,   b. 1 Mar 1839, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1901  (Age < 61 years)
     4. Veronica "Fanny" Heckendorn,   b. 17 Mar 1841, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1875, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     5. Christian Heckendorn,   b. 4 Jun 1843, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1922  (Age 79 years)
     6. Menno Heckendorn,   b. 13 Jul 1847, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1920  (Age 72 years)
     7. Daniel Heckedorn,   b. 13 Dec 1847, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1867  (Age 19 years)
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F727  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Menno Heckendorn,   b. 13 Jul 1847, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1920  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F242565  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jacob Heckedon, "the old pioneer settler of this family, was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, June 2nd, 1803. When a young man he moved to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, Ontario. Here he formed an acquaintance with Mary Miller to whom he was afterwards married. She was born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, June 6th, 1806. Soon after their marriage they settled on their farm several miles west of the town of Waterloo, near David Eby's place, where she died September 15th, 1867, and he died May 16th, 1892. To them was born a family of six children"


      Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 783.

    2. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 93.

    3. [S64] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Martin's Mennonite CC#4521 Internet Link.
      In memory of / Jacob Heckendorn / born / June 2, 1803 / died / May 16, 1892 / aged 88 years 11 mon. / & 14 days /

    4. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851.

    5. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Div 2 Page 40.

    6. [S1887] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (North Division), Div 4 Page 19.

    7. [S2222] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Township (North) - 1871, Div. 4, Pg. 26.

    8. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 30.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Jun 1803 - , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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