Julia Heckert

Julia Heckert

Birth
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 15 Jun 1904 (aged 7 months)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Body lost or destroyed, Specifically: Private Graves, Bronx
Memorial ID 76204489 · View Source
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Julia Heckert, 8 months, was the victim of the General Slocum disaster.

She and her family, mother Eva(32), and sisters: Cecelia (6), Margaret (9) and Anna (10), were traveling to Locust island for the annual picnic held by their local church, St. Mark's Evangelical.

They boarded the General Slocum with many of their friends and neighbors.
Shortly after departing, the ship caught fire which spread quickly.
People on nearby shores immediately launched smaller crafts to help rescue victims. Some people dove right in to the water and helped being people back to shore.

Rotted life jackets (made in 1891) was a major cause of death among many. The cork crumbled easily and many people drowned because they could not swim or burned to death.

Julia and her eldest sister, Anna, perished.

Cecelia managed to get taken off the ship and suffered no injuries. Margaret and their mother, Eva were injured.


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  • Created by: GenealogyBuff
  • Added: 8 Sep 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 76204489
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Julia Heckert (16 Oct 1903–15 Jun 1904), Find a Grave Memorial no. 76204489, ; Maintained by GenealogyBuff (contributor 47362226) Body lost or destroyed, who reports a Private Graves, Bronx.