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Steve Hetrick (#46977878)
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Bio Photo My name is Stephan Hetrick and I have been researching Hetrick families of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This is a work in progress and will be updated from time to time with new information. It should be noted that there were several origins of this name in Philadelphia as well as several spelling variations.

About twenty years ago, I began researching my family name in the Philadelphia area. My paternal lineage, in America, begins there. As a starting point, I used the Philadelphia 1900 Census population of Hetrick names and their variant spellings. I first validated what was known to my family, still living in Philadelphia. With that as a foundation, I began to researching family records prior to 1900.

From time to time, I help others with their research. As a result, not all the names I submit are Hetrick surnames.
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todd hetrick
2 Brothers came from Germany
Hello Steve,

My grand mother Erma Hartzel Hetrick gave me a family history that was done by Edgar Hetrick's son when he was in his 60s. When I was in college I took the research paper work to my English teacher, and his statement was "he spent a lot of money to get this" that in 1992. Per the research he had the Hetrick family migrating from the Rein valley in Germany in 1726 which were 2 brothers. They came to Philly, and he even had the name of the ship. Also, from my Hetrick Line with Susan Lingenfelter Hetrick she had lost 7 children from what I remember as a maybe scarlet fever epidemic. My Grand Mother also had an orginal picture with the remaining family to include Peter Synder Hetrick from circa 1900. Apparently she donated it to someone form a geneology society prior to her death. Also, he travel to Germany and found the grave sites for all the Hetricks, and show how the name change when the brothers came to America.

I like that you dedicated 8 years research our family orgin, but you are missing some pieces. The Hetrick family starts from 2 brothers that left Germany in 1726.
Added by todd hetrick on Sep 18, 2016 4:37 PM
Roberta G
Mary E. Inman
Mary had another son.

Was first married to Henry Smith and had at least 2 children by him:
George Washington Smith b. 18 Jun 1870 Chicago, Cook County, IL d. 22 Nov 1922 Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Charles Elijah is already linked. We don't know when he went to live with the Curtis family or why.

Henry died about 1885. According to a letter written by George Smith's son, Jack, the family moved to Omaha, Nebraska in 1872 or 1873. Henry died about 1885 or 1886.

She had a sister named Sarah, called Sadie, who had 15 children. George went to live with his mother's (Mary's) family in Philadelphia, PA. Charles Elijah was raised by Laton & Rachel Curtis and took their surname.

This all I know of my paternal great grandfather's (Charles Elijah Curtis) mother.
Roberta Gilbert
Added by Roberta G on Aug 11, 2016 9:14 AM
So Little Time
RE: Charles Hetrick
Still looking for Anna Rittenhouse too. We all know she's out there.....
Added by So Little Time on Mar 02, 2016 8:24 AM
Elizabeth Weaver Hetrick
I've just started researching the Hetrick family in Philadelphia. Your work is amazing! Thank you for sharing it. I was wondering what source you used for the maiden name of Weaver for Elizabeth Weaver Hetrick. On the death certificate for her son, George Washington Hetrick, her maiden name is given as Elizabeth Schaefer, born in Schaeferville, PA. Thanks!
Added by BP on Feb 01, 2016 12:02 PM
Karen Sklencar
Martin Joseph Finchen
My great grandmonther was Eva Hetrick. Martin was her first husband. My great grandmother and Martin had 2 daughters, Caroline Dolores Finchen and Mary Finchen. Caroline was my Grandmother! After Martin passed away, Eva remarried and had 3 additional children.

My Mother has been trying to find information on Martin Finchen, my grandmothers father. If you have any pictures or information about Martin, I would love to talk to you.

Karen Sklencar
Added by Karen Sklencar on Nov 25, 2015 12:40 PM
Hello! I would like to talk with you further about this side of your family tree. I believe we may be related.
Added by jbird2348 on Oct 02, 2014 12:13 PM
Harold Weigle
Clara V. (Deardorff) Hartman's Death Date
Although Clara's tombstone says she died in 1919, I believe this is incorrect. She appears to be alive at the time of the 1920 census. Also, her obituary appears in the Gettysburg Compiler on May 7, 1921. It says she died on May 1, 1921.
Added by Harold Weigle on Apr 11, 2014 12:27 PM

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