Jacob Heckmann

14 June 1839–26 May 1886 (Age 46)
Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Heckmann was born on 14 June 1839, in Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany, his father, Johann Peter Heckman, was 29 and his mother, Margaretha Krauss, was 24. He married Gertrud Rettmann in 1861. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 26 May 1886, at the age of 46, and was buried in New York City, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Heckmann
1839–1886
Gertrud Rettmann
1842–1865
Marriage: 1861
William Jacob Heckmann
1861–1937
Carl Franz Heckmann
1863–1933

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1861
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (7)

1846

Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1852 · The Book of Mormon Published in German

Age 13

On May 25, 1852, the Book of Mormon is published in German.
1863

Age 24

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived by a hedge or by the boundary of an enclosure or who owned an enclosed lot in the forest, from Middle High German hecke, hegge ‘hedge’ ( see Heck 2) + man ‘man’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Heckman in entry for William Jacob Heckman, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • William Heckman in entry for William Jacob Heckman, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • Jacob Heckmann, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"

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