|Texas Salzburger (#47245191)|
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My wife and I stumbled onto a very long family history of mine in Georgia in July 2009 a couple months before our son was born, and finding tombstones has been one of the things we have been trying to do along with gathering other information on my relatives. Very interesting way to find more family history, and we've found dozens of family members that there was no family record of anywhere else in the large and extensive family line. We're always looking for family connections with other Heidts we don't know of, and tombstones to document names, birth and death dates we don't know for certain, so if anyone has info that might help we'd sure appreciate it. Finding the locations of the tombstones of my relatives and documenting them here with memorials is helping us find huge amounts of information about my family. The homepage I've linked here is the starting point of my family tree, starting with me. The help we've gotten from members here has been really fantastic and helped filling in quite a bit of family information with names and dates we didn't have, so thank you all for your help. Most are just fantastic and go far out of their way to help.|
It's been an amazing few months finding out that there has been at least one Heidt from my family line and the different Heidt descendants that fought in every war since the Revolutionary War, through to Vietnam. Probably the first Gulf War and the current war too but we don't know of all the cousins in the line from the 40s through current day since you can't get the census info past 1930 for now. By far, 90% or more of the research we've done is on the Heidt line I come from, tracing all the way up as far as we can, then down as far as we can through all the descendants. We've done some on the families through my other grandfather and my grandmothers, but mostly it's been the Heidt line because there's so much on it. We've been trying hard to link all the Heidt's from my line that we can on here, because that's proving to yield more and more info the more people we link together with the memorials, but it's such a large family going back to the 1740s, it will be a while before it's all on here linked together.
This has all been so fun the past few months because my sisters and I didn't know anything of our family before our Dad'd Dad until six months ago when our son Joey was born. We were checking on my grandfather's name to name Joey after him because my Dad really liked the idea of that. My grandfather died when my Dad was only 12. He was a train engineer and the boiler exploded and he stayed on to stop the train so no one got killed but breathing the hot coal gas did a lot of damage to his heart and lungs and he died a year later in May of 1953. So my Dad didn't know of any of the family before my grandfather, and my grandmother lived in Texas all her life so she didn't know any of it really.
When my grandfather left Georgia/Florida where most of the family was, he went into the Army Corps of Engineers and was in Panama during construction of the canal, and when he got out of the Army, he became an engineer in Texas, so when he died in 53, it was 1500 miles from all the family before him, and we had no knowledge of it until we researched my grandfather's name and found he was named after his father, so Joey was the III, and from there we found out the whole Salzburger history going back to 1749 when John George Heidt, I, came to Georgia from the region of Salzburg, most of the family being in Effingham and Chatham county through till the Civil War. In December 2010 we were able to verify with Georgia burial records that John George Heidt, I's father was Israel Christian Heidt, the earliest Heidt to come to the Colonies, both of them being buried at Jerusalem Lutheran Church in Rincon, Georgia. Israel arrived sometime before John, most likely around 1735. Finding out over 270 years of family history that I never knew about till September of 2009 has REALLY been amazing. I never knew I belonged to the kind of family that I ALWAYS thought it would be so amazing to come from. Knowing that now is such a great thing. And we keep finding out more about the family by tracking down where as many as possible of my relatives are buried.
If you live in Effingham or Chatham or some other Georgia Counties, and even in Florida and South Carolina and find some Heidt's there, if you can please take pictures and share them and whatever cemetery records you saw, I'd very much appreciate it so we can document more of my family and record their burial sites with more memorials and tombstone pictures. Thanks very much.
Texas Salzburger passed away August 31st. I'm his widow and am working on the account right now, but another family researcher will be taking over this account very soon.
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|researcherLS||Oliver Marion Heidt|
As you are the mgr for this memorial, I would like to copy the pic of Oliver Marion Heidt's grave memorial. Looked up Camp/Fort Jackson, SC and no cemetery listings. hopefully, someone will get on post and take some shots. May I use the pic? thanks-researcherLS
|JoAnn Bland||RE: Hey...|
Hope you guys had a great trip home and were not toooo tired out from your travel.
It was so nice meeting both of you, who would have thought we would be in the same place at the same time. It is nice to be able to put a face with the name. Hope you found lots of neat stuff!
Maybe we will do that again!
|Maryn||photo delete request|
I have deleted the photo for memorial #61923666 as you requested.
Added by Maryn on Aug 17, 2012 9:10 PM
|JoAnn HAGANS Harris||RE: Two dup memorials...|
I have deleted the two dups. It is always to have an extra pair of eyes.
|Wiregrass Irisheyes (inactive)||SPEIR|
Fixed. Thanks! ~:)
If you only study the Heidt name, you already have more info then I had. If you are interested in the connecting names I can do some of that. Almost all are Georgia families. Regards, Brian.
Added by bep1260 on Jul 11, 2012 7:51 PM
Hello, while working on a project with my wife, I stumbled on to your cemetary photo's and some very good research that you had with the photo's. This allowed us to add three generations of Heidts. The added history is a major plus. My wife's family has Sarah Salome Heidt (06 Oct 1798- 16 May 1852) in their pedigree line. I believe you mentioned that maybe 90% of your research was in the Heidt family name. There is much more and we have just scratched the surface. Regards, Brian Pate.
Added by bep1260 on Jul 10, 2012 8:30 PM
|Linda Lee DeWitt Lewis||RE: Hey|
Hi Allen & Karla,
Yes, I am fine – been busy!
I really want to keep the memorials that you requested for now. They are in my ftw also –
Nice to hear from you – hope everyone is well.
Have a good day!
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Wanted to ask and see if your email has changed? We hadn't heard from you in a while and had sent emails a few times letting you know about things we had found out and asked about a couple of your memorials.
Just wanted to make sure you were doing ok.
Allen and Karla
|Dale Clawson||RE: Three Heidt memorials of yours...|
I don't think these are the ones you are looking for. John William Heidt's father is George Heidt born in Germany and his mother is Mary M Lier also born in Germany. I added some additional information on John William, John Wesley and William Joseph memorials.
I am not related to these individuals I just love Cemeteries, and researching peoples past.
|Darleen Miller||RE: John Henry Wittschen|
Allen and Karla,
Thank you for transferring this memorial to me. It is so nice to have this family complete.
I'd be happy to share my research with you. I'll e-mail you when I am able to get some of my research together on the Wittschen and Scholl families and the Heidts, too.
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