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Christian Hettick
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Birth: 1750, Germany
Death: Oct. 6, 1781
Union County
Pennsylvania, USA

His name is sometimes spelled Hetrick or Hettrick. His headstone is Hettick. He was a private in Captain Samuel McCrady's Seven months of Northumberland County Rangers of the Revolutionary War. He and his party were called out to patrol on the report of Indians seen upon Buffalo Creek. They did not find any and were sent home. Christian was shot by Indians on his way about a mile and a half from Van Gundy's Mill. His body was found with the bullet wound, scalped and tomahawked. His widow Agnes Hetrick filed for pension and later married Ephriam Morrison in 1787. Christian Hetrick was one of the first residents near Lewisburg and is buried just above Andrew Wolfes's lane. I believe this is where he fell. He was the father of Andrew, Catharine, Elizabeth and Polly. Descendants report that his young son Andrew approximately aged seven years was actually with his father when he was killed and that Andrew was carried into captivity by the Indians. He was able to escape after several months with help from a trader. The family moved West and eventually founded the town of Hettick Illinois. Christian Hettick's youngest daughter was born within weeks of her father's death
sourceses; pension application, descendants reports, The History of the Susquahanna and Juniata Valleys, John Blair Linn: Annals of Buffalo Valley, Hale Sipe's Indian Wars of Pennslyvania. 
 
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 Children:
  Andrew Hettick (1774 - 1853)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hettrick Burial Ground
Buffalo Crossroads
Union County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: single grave along the rte 192
 
Created by: Leanne Keefer Bechdel
Record added: Jan 28, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10389991
Christian Hettick
Added by: Leanne Keefer Bechdel
 
Christian Hettick
Added by: Leanne Keefer Bechdel
 
Christian Hettick
Added by: Leanne Keefer Bechdel
 
 
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- Boyd
 Added: May. 26, 2014
Christian Hettick would be my 5th Great Grandfather. He must have been very brave. It is so sad his life was cut so short.
- Lorraine Tendick Blanton
 Added: May. 4, 2012

- Cheryl Hettick-Koevoet
 Added: Dec. 5, 2011
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