Re: Heisz/Heiss family Germany to wisconsin
Hi, Jimmie---and welcome to the family.
My family descends from Johann Michael's older brother, Adam.
Adam was born in Heidelburg, Germany on 29 Sep 1831, came to the US in about 1852, married Augusta Jane Naylor on 7 Sep 1861 in Freeman,Crawford County, Wisconsin and settled in Kansas.They had ten children: John, Mary (died an infant, George, Martin, Simeon, Mary Christina,Matilda, Nellie, Ettie, and Ernest.
I am the granddaughter of Matilda and Roy Eugene Jones.My mother is the last of their eight children.Matilda died the day after her birth and she was raised by her Uncle Simeon in Courtland,Republic County,Kansas. The other seven children are now dead. Harry and Alta Mae were infants.
Leona and Minnie died quite early but Uncle Alferd lived to just shy of his 97th birthday, Aunt Mettie to 91 1/2 and Uncle Elmer to 96.Mother is 88.
Matilda and Roy homsteaded in Kit Carson County, Colorado soon after the turn of the century and family still lives on the place.
Looking forward to learning more about you and yours, cousin!