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Descendants of Johann* Adam Heckman

Generation No. 1

1. JOHANN* ADAM2 HECKMAN (JOHANN* PETER1) was born April 02, 1706 in Rothenberg, Hesse, Germany, and died April 17, 1795 in Alsace, Berks Co. Pa. He married ANNA* ELIZABETH LENNER January 14, 1737/38 in Germany, daughter of JOANNES LENNER. She was born November 19, 1715 in Rothenberg, Unter Finhenbach, Hesse, Germany, and died May 01, 1776 in Alsace, Berks Co. Pa.

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Notes from Paula: Johann Adam immigrated on the ship "Albany" PA German Pioneers Strassburger Hinke-Found in Ship records book- Johann Adam Heckman imported on the ship "Albany", Robert Brown, master from Rotterdam, but last from Cowes in England did this date take the usual oaths to governments by the (list?) 108 number of souls 285 from Erpacht (Erbach) and Wirtemberg. Date listed was 2 Sept 1749 courthouse of Philadelphia.

His will was written 15 June 1776. The will is registered in Berks Co., PA. 2 332 Andrew Hainiske Chr. Kuntsman.
Heckman, Adam, Alsace. June 15 1770 - May 2 1778.
to sons Jacob and George 1 shillings each, having already rec'd assistance from me.
To Peter 5 pounds
To dau. Margretha Homsher 5 pounds
Remainder divided in equal shares among children as follows, Peter, Adam, Maria Margretha Homsher, Mary Elizabeth Clements, Catharine Huntsman and Christina Heckman.
Exrs: sons-in law Adam Homsher and Christn. Huntsman
Wit: Henry Hahn and George Schultz.

Genealogy and History - Your Family Tree Vol. VI #2 Berks Co., Civil Court Cases 1771
Frederick Michael vs Adam Heckman Capias Case Bodifred Berkes assesee of Ludewig Schrock vs Peter Heckman Capias Case.

A Friedensthal Mill located west of Stoctestor in Northampton Co., PA. late 1790 listings:
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Adam Heckman owed 99 36 .17 .6
John Heckman owed 127 .15

1770 PA. Census lists John Heckman Berks Co.
1780 PA. Census lists John Heckman Berks Co.

Johann Adam Heckmann birth information was from the (1) Parochial registers of the Evangelical Incumbency of Rothenberg. Death was from (2) Berks Co. wills and administrations and related documents. Will Book 2, p. 332. It was written June 15, 1776 and was proved May 2, 1778. (3) General info, Giuseppi, M.S. Naturalizations of Foreign Protestants in the American and West.
Gemera: (1) and (3). With his wife and three young children Johann Adam Heckmann came to Pennsylvania on the "Brothers" arrived in Philadelphia ("from Rotterdam and last from Cowes in England") on September 22, 1752. On the same voyage with Adam were Nicklus Heckmann, Peter Hickman (sic) and several Edelmans, a family associated with Heckmanns in Rothenberg and later in the Red Hill congregation.

When the Lutheran congregation of St. Paul's in Red Hill, Upper Hanover twp. in the Goshenhoppen area of Montgomery Co. moved and built a new church in 1750, it was felt that part of the impetus for building was the 1749 arrival of ten families on the "Albany", among them Joh. Adam Heckman. Arrived September 2, 1749. John Adam probably came from Rottenberg, Germany where his son John George was born.

After spending his initial years in Montgomery Co., Adam removed to Berks Co. by 1761. On 22 March 1761 he was recorded as being of Alsace Twp. when he was naturalized in Philadelphia. On the 1767 Berks Co. tax list Adam Heckman is recorded in Alsace Twp. with 170 acres, 2 cattle and no horses or sheep. The 1768 tax record gives his acreage as 150 acres.

The Heckman/Heckmann name can be traced back to many, many parts of Germany. It was, and still, is a very common name. In 1996 there were about 4,300 Heckmanns in the German Telephone directory. However, there is one factor which sometimes helps to tell a little about the name. Those Heckmans who had ancestors coming to North America prior to 1800 usually have the single N at the end of the name, and those who came after 1800 are usually spelled with double NN. This isn't a hard and fast ruling but is usually works. Some who came after 1800 dropped the last N.

Sources: (4)Records of Trinity Lutheran Church, Reading, Pa. (5) Berks Co. deeds. Deed book 20, p 148. (6) Tombstone (7) Pennsylvania Archives, Series 3, V. 13, p. 86 (8) Will of Adam Heckman, writen June 15, 1776, (9) Records of St Paul's Lutheran Church, Red Hill, Montgomery Co., Pa. (10) Adam Heckman's will, written June 15,, 1776 (11) Census analysis (12) Obituary: Reading PA Adler, Issue of 16 Oct 1849 (13) Records of New Goshenhoppen Reformed Church, Upper Hanover Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa (14) Obituary: Reading, Pa Adler. Issue of October 16, 1849

Joh. Adam's birth is recorded in parish registers of Rothenberg, Hesse. Anna Elizabetha's birth date also come from thos parish registers. Her death record in recorded in Trinity Lutheran Church Reading. Johannes Lenner is identified as Anna Elizabeth's father in the parish records.

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Burial: Trinity Lutheran Alsace Twp., Berks Co., Pa
Immigration: September 02, 1741, "Albany" into Philadelphia, Pa

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Father maybe Johannes Lenner

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Burial: Trinity Lutheran Alsace Twp., Berks Co., Pa
Children of J
  i.   MARIA ANNA MARGARETH3 HECKMAN, b. December 13, 1738, Rottenberg, Germany; d. November 07, 1758, Pa; m. JOHAN ADAM HAMSHER, November 07, 1758, Upper Hanover, Northhampton Co. PA; b. April 18, 1736, GauHeppenheim, Alzey, Germany; d. August 1809, Northhampton Co. Pa..
  ii.   JOHANN ADAM HECKMAN, b. September 12, 1742, Rothenberg (Hesse) Germany; d. 1833, Harrison Co., W. Va.; m. MARGARET GEHRET.
Degree Bachalor: March 22, 1764, Alsace Twp., Berks Co., Pa
Masters Degree: Bet. 1765 - 1773, Exter Twp. in 1755

  iii.   JOHANN GEORGE HECKMAN, b. February 06, 1743/44, Rothinberg, Germany; d. October 22, 1745, Rothenburg, Germany.
2. iv.   MARIA* MARY ELIZABETH HECKMAN, b. 1748, Montgomery Co. Pa; d. 1826, Jonestown, Lebanon Co., Pa.
3. v.   JOHN GEORGE HECKMAN, b. January 05, 1747/48, Rottenburg, Germany; d. March 22, 1835, Alsace Twp., Berks Co., Pa.
  vi.   PETER HECKMAN, b. May 04, 1750, Rothenberg (Hesse) Germany; d. Abt. 1776, Sullivan co., Tenn or Berkly Co., W. Va; m. MARY MAGDALENA SCHMIDT, Bet. 1761 - 1766.
  vii.   JOHANN JACOB HECKMAN, b. April 15, 1751, Montgomery Co. PA; d. Aft. 1770.
  viii.   MARIA CATHERINE HECKMAN, b. Abt. 1756, Montgomery Co., Pa; d. Aft. 1776; m. CHRISTOPHEL KUNTZMAN, Abt. 1775.
  ix.   CHRISTINA HECKMAN, b. January 02, 1758, Montgomery Co. Pa.; d. October 06, 1849, Alsace Twp., Berks Co., Pa; m. HENRY GEHRET, August 23, 1778, Berks Co. Pa.

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