Jakob Heim

Brief Life History of Jakob

When Jakob Heim was born on 20 March 1806, in Möhringen, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, his father, Jakob "Jacob" Heim, was 32 and his mother, Christina Margaretha Gohl, was 31. He married Regina Rachel Steiger on 31 May 1831, in Hepburn Township, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. He died on 4 February 1885, in Hepburn Township, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Cogan Station, Hepburn Township, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jakob Heim
1806–1885
Regina Rachel Steiger
1812–1889
Marriage: 31 May 1831
Gottlieb Heim
1833–1904
Dorothea Heim
1835–1911
Jacob Heim
1837–1898
John J Heim
1839–1927
Christian David Heim
1841–1935
Margaret Heim
1843–1935
Regina D. Heim
1846–1927
Joseph Heim
1848–1877
Christianna Jane Heim
1850–1923
Mary Heim
1851–1943
Benjamin Heim
1863–1863

Sources (8)

  • Jacob Sr Heim, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jacob Heim, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • Jacob Heim, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 

1813 · Germans defeat Napolean in Leipzig

On Oct 19, 1813, Germany defeats Napolean. The commanding officer for the Allied side was Prince Karl Phillipp Schwarzenberg.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

South German: from the ancient Germanic personal name Haimo, a short form of various compound names beginning with haim ‘home’.

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Khayim, from Hebrew ḥayim ‘life’. See also Kaim .

Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead named Heim, from Old Norse heimr ‘home, farmstead, settlement’ or, in some cases, a more recent ornamental formation from heim ‘home’.

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

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Story Highlight

1881 - Johnnie Heim and wife Margaret (Heim) Heim story in Penn Colony newsletter

http://penncolonynebraska.org/old/stories/johnnieheim.htm (you will have to copy/paste the URL above in your browser to be directed to the web page) Feature Story November 2009 Johnnie Heim and wif …

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