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Peter Heckart
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Birth: Apr. 12, 1791
Northumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jul. 6, 1876
Northumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA

Peter was the son of Michael Heckert and Catharine Herrman. He was the spouse of Eva Christine Witmer.

Biography, J.L. Floyd & Co., 1911, "Genealogical and Biographical Annals of Northumberland County Pennsylvania", (Chicago), pp. 138-139

Excerpt from "CHRIST. ..."

"... Michael Heckert, Mrs. Hannah (Heckert) Christ's first ancestor in America, emigrated from Germany some time during the latter part of the eighteenth century, and settled in Lower Mahanoy township, Northumberland Co., Pa. Of his children, Francis and Yost went West; Peter was the father of Mrs. Christ; Elizabeth married Jacob Miller, who moved to Armstrong Valley, in Dauphin county, Pa. There may have been other children.

Peter Heckert, son of Michael, served in the war of 1812-15, was honorably discharged, and received two tracts of bounty land for his services. He remained in Lower Mahanoy township, having taken up farm lands there, and died at the age of eighty five years. His wife, Eva, died at the age of forty nine. They had children as follows: George; Michael; Peter; Elias; Isaac; Benjamin; Joseph; Riley; Elizabeth (Mrs. Isaac Lenker); Polly (Mrs. Harry Weaver); Sallie; Catherine (Mrs. Jacob Wentzel); Christina (Mrs. Aaron Conrad); Hannah (Mrs. John Christ); and two who died in youth. Elias and Hannah (Mrs. Christ) are now the only surviving members of this large family, of which the following settled and lived in Northumberland county: Peter, whose son Jacob is a marble cutter at Millerstown, Pa., and son Willis, a railroader living at Georgetown (Dalmatia), Northumberland county; Elias (now - 1910 - aged eighty-three), who has ten children, all living, Henry A. (of Kansas City, Mo.), Emma E. (Mrs. I. J. Shroyer, formerly of Shamokin, now living in Dauphin county, Pa.), Riley W. (a farmer of Northumberland county), John W. (a merchant at Hegins, Schuylkill county), Mary A. (Mrs. John K. Maurer of Schuylkill county), Sarah J. (Mrs. Jacob Maurer of Schuylkill county), Joseph L. (a baker of Girardville, Schuylkill county), Lydia A. (Mrs. John W. Bahner, residing near Stonington, Northumberland county), Lizzie A. (Mrs. Elmer A. Bohner, of Northumberland county), Eli P. (principal of schools at Schuylkill Haven, Pa.), Benjamin, who was for years a leading furniture dealer and undertaker in Sunbury, and whose children are Dr. Charles G. Heckert (president of Wittenberg College, Springfield, Ohio), Emma (Mrs. Savidge, of Sunbury, Pa.), Jennie May (Mrs. Sharon Stephens, of Harrisburg, Pa.), and B. Frank (attorney at law, of Sunbury); Polly, Mrs. Harry Weaver, whose son George lives in Shamokin; and Hannah, Mrs. John Christ, whose children have been previously mentioned. Joseph and Christina (Mrs. Aaron Conrad) resided in Perry county, Pa.; Joseph was a soldier in the Civil war and was shot while in the act of relieving a picket, who did not recognize him. Mr. Conrad was also a soldier in the Civil War, and died of typhoid fever after a forced march to Gettysburg in 1863, after his term of enlistment had expired. Catherine, who married Jacob Wentzel resided in the State of Indiana. ..." 
Family links: 
  Michael Heckert (1763 - 1845)
  Catherine Schreirer Herrman Heckert (1766 - 1843)
  Eva Christine Witmer Heckert (1795 - 1845)
  George Heckert (1813 - 1845)*
  Anna Maria Heckert Weaver (1817 - 1882)*
  Elizabeth Heckert Lenker (1817 - 1864)*
  Peter A Heckert (1825 - 1903)*
  Elias Heckert (1827 - 1912)*
  Christina Heckert Conrad (1831 - 1895)*
  Hannah Heckert Christ (1833 - 1922)*
  Benjamin Franklin Heckert (1835 - 1906)*
  Joseph Heckert (1837 - 1864)*
  Israel Heckert (1843 - 1850)*
*Calculated relationship
Union Cemetery
Jordan Township
Northumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA
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Record added: Jun 20, 2009
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Peter Heckart
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