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Elizabeth Hanks Heckel
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Birth: Apr. 23, 1822
Death: Feb. 2, 1892

NUMBERED WITH THE DEAD // Mrs. J. J. Heckel Passes Away
Mrs. Elizabeth J. Heckel died of la grippo at her home in Long Creek township on Tuesday night, Feb. 21 at 11:15 o'clock, aged 68 years, 9 months and 9 days. For some time past Mrs. Heckel has suffered with heart trouble and asthma, and about a week ago was seized with an attack of the grip, which speedily assumed a malignant form and with other complications caused her death. Mrs. Heckel was born in Harden county, Ky., and was a daughter of James Hanks. She came to Decatur as an infant and lived to a ripe old age and gained the esteem and love of a wide circle of Acquaintances who will regret to hear of her death. Her venerable husband is now seriously ill and it is thought that he cannot survive. Mrs. Heckel's death is the first to occur in the family. Her children are Mrs. George W. Veech of Oakley; Mrs. A. J. Veech, of Oakley; Mrs. Charles Sconce, Iowa; J. W. Heckel, Bethany; Miss Sadie Heckel, J. I. Heckel, Irven J. Heckel and Orlando Heckel, at home, and C. A. Heckel, of Eureka, Ill.
The Herald-Despatch (Decatur, Illinois), February 6, 1892, pg5

 
 
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 Parents:
  James Lewis Hanks (1795 - 1856)
  Rebecca E Atherton Hanks (1802 - 1888)
 
 Spouse:
  Joseph J Heckel (1811 - 1892)*
 
 Children:
  Louisa Heckel Veech (1841 - 1931)*
  John I Heckel (1845 - 1901)*
  Rebecca J Heckel Veech (1848 - 1930)*
  Sarah E Heckel Campbell (1857 - 1928)*
  Irven J Heckel (1859 - 1934)*
 
 Siblings:
  Isaac Hanks (1819 - 1866)*
  Nancy Hanks Miller - Muirheid (1821 - 1906)*
  Elizabeth Hanks Heckel (1822 - 1892)
  Mary Hanks (1824 - 1843)*
  John Lewis Hanks (1824 - 1831)*
  Lucinda Jane Hanks Wood (1832 - 1919)*
  William Benjamin Hanks (1834 - 1892)*
  Andrew Jackson Hanks (1835 - 1918)*
  Sarah Margaret Hanks Calhoun (1838 - 1875)*
  Rebecca Ellen Hanks Tyler (1843 - 1927)*
  Susan Malinda Hanks (1844 - 1845)*
  Martha Emeline Hanks Bridges (1848 - 1939)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Our Mother ~ Wife of JJ Heckel ~ Aged 69y 9m 9d ~ Asleep in Jesus Oh How Sweet
 
Burial:
Greenwood Cemetery
Decatur
Macon County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Leslie Robbins Martin
Record added: Oct 23, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30795322
Elizabeth <i>Hanks</i> Heckel
Added by: Leslie Robbins Martin
 
Elizabeth <i>Hanks</i> Heckel
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Heavenly Christmas Blessings to You this Holiday Season
- L Nystrom
 Added: Dec. 25, 2014
Rest in peace.
- Barb Chandler
 Added: Nov. 2, 2012
 
 
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