Re: searching for isaac heckman's parents
I'm related to Albrecht Heckman through his son Philip Heckman and Philip's son, Abraham Heckman, of
Armstrong County, S.W. PA.Is your aunt related to any of Abraham Heckman's children?The sons were
David, William, Gideon, Abraham J., Peter, and 2 others.There were 3 daughters: Kate, Maggie and another.
I don't have my family history file with me now.Abraham was a farmer, Lutheran, and civic leader from Leechburg, PA.His wife's maiden name was Klingensmith.A Mr. Klingensmith was the postmaster at Dime, PA in the late 1800's.
If you use the following search words in yahoo search engine: "David Heckman" and kansas, you should get a
biography on my Grandfather Pearl F. Heckman's uncle.It has some history of David's PA family.If you use
"Albrecht Heckman" and Pennsylvania as search words you should get a link to a geneology of Albrecht Heckman's descendants.Richard C. Heckman, former Pittsburg, PA resident now living in Ocala, Florida, had compiled this list, I think.Richard C. Heckman sent me a copy of a 1911 short book on Heckman family.It had
some descendants of Albrecht and a short history of him. Unfortunately, the book said not much was known about Philip Heckman.He went to western PA and was probably involved in putting down the Whiskey Rebellion.Richard has been researching Heckman family since 1957 and is a descendant of a brother of Abraham Heckman.Both were sons of Philip Heckman.Richard might be able to give you some help since he is well versed in Heckman geneology.
If you use the following search words: "albrecht heckman" and salisbury, you may get the Salisbury side of
Albrecht's descendants.In my humble start at family history, I have used www.refdesk.com.Scrolling down the center of the web page you'll find links to numerous popular search engines.Scrolling down the right side, you'll find a link to 260 + search engines.From there you'll find links that perform multi-search engine searches.Think one of the links
is for Ancestors!
In the 1990's, I drove through Leechburg, PA.I saw a man who looked just like an uncle of mine, when he was younger.This got me interested in family history.From old letters and e-mail from a cousin in western PA.,
the old homesite was at Dime, PA.An Aunt of my father, born in the 1870's said the post office for Dime, PA
was in a general store on the homestead.The original log cabin had been attacked by Indians and was no
longer standing.I sent my western PA cousin a picture of Abraham Heckman's family with name labels.She
e-mailed back, "Thanks, Thanks", now she knows who all these people are she has pictures of!The 4 brothers, who left PA after the Civil War, did not reside in PA again.David and William Heckman went back to a family
reunion in 1905.
Good luck with your family history.All this research helped me remember things my father had told me
45 years ago.