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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Jacob Heckmann
Gertrud Rettmann
Marriage: 1861
William Jacob Heckmann
Carl Franz Heckmann

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World Events (7)


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.

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.

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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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