March 24, 2002
Our family descended from Michael Heintz (full name, John Michael Heintz, my seventh great-grandfather, arrived in Philadephia about 1720 from somewhere in Germany.He settled in York and Bucks Counties of Pennsylvania.His son, John Georg Anton (Anthony) Heintz, who was about five or so when he first came to the colony of Pennsylvania from Germany left Pennsylvania because of harassment over his religion (Lutheranism) and immigrated in the 1780's to Baltimore County, Maryland where he died in 1791 around 76 years of age.He eventually changed his name to simply Anthony Haines.Anthony's son Jacob Haines my fourth great-grandfather was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and left for Maryland in the 1770's for New Windsor, then Fredrick but now Carroll County, Maryland.There his family is talked aboutin a book called "Haines and Bair Family of Carroll County, Maryland." (1995)I forget the name of the author but can tell you once I see my notes.He died in 1820 just shy of 73 and is buried in New Windsor with both of his two wives nearby.My ancestor, his son, Isaac left Maryland around 1811 and settled in Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania where most of his children were born and then around 1830 came to Stark County, Ohio.He died in Paris Twp., of Stark in 1868 at the age of 82.His son, also named Isaac, lived his life in Stark County dying in 1901 at the age of 82.Emeline, my great-great-grandmother and his daughter died about 1913 whereabouts unknown, but lived in Stark County most of his life.Then her son, my great-grandfather Daniel Tresler (Emeline married a Tresler) moved from Stark County to Columbiana County around 1890, then to Pennsylvania around 1900 where he died, probably not long after his mother.He died in Beaver County, Pa., where my maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Geneva Tresler was born who married my grandfather Curtis Partlow in Columbiana County, Ohio.They were all over the place, even in California in the 1950s but primarily in Stark, Mahoning, and Columbiana Counties.My mother married my father Thomas Woodward, Sr., in Wellsville, Columbiana Co., Ohio.I myself am in Portage Co,. Ohio, but was born in Manchester, Connecticut while my father was in the Air Force.The family never seemed comfortable too long in one place, huh. LOL.
Our side never was in Westmoreland Co., Pa.But yours could still connect with ours.You should see if you can get that book and also look for Jacob Haines (1747-1820) on ancestry.com and rootsweb.com.People who have listed Jacob descend back to Michael and have been researching the line and might be able to help you.Oddly enough though I did have ancestors in Westmoreland Co., Pa., but not the Heintz from my maternal grandmother side, but from the Haydens of my maternal grandfahter side.Nathaniel Hayden Sr. (1726-1812) left Braintree, Massachusetts to Morristown, New Jersey and then to West Newton, Westmoreland Co., Pa., where he settled,the family being prominent Whigs and Baptists.He married Suviah Sutton (1736-1814) of New Jersey who settled to Pa. with him and their son Nathaniel and daughter in law Abigail lived in Westmoreland Co., Pa.
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