Joseph Heim

November 1881–
Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Heim was born in November 1881, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Andreas Weiler Heim, was 26 and his mother, Anna Renner, was 21. He married Helen Nimmer on 17 November 1906, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Territory, United States in 1900. In 1900, at the age of 18, his occupation is listed as .

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Family Time Line

Joseph Heim
Helen Nimmer
Marriage: 17 November 1906
Joseph Heim
Leona Him
George Charles Heim
Elinore Heim

Spouse and Children


    Helen Nimmer


17 November 1906
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States


    Joseph Heim


    Leona Him


    George Charles Heim


    Elinore Heim


Parents and Siblings

    Andreas Weiler Heim


    Anna Renner




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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 2

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 31

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

1 South German: from the Germanic personal name Haimo. Compare English Hammond .2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Khayim, from Hebrew chayim ‘life’.3 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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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Heim in household of Andrew Heim, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"
  • Joseph Heim, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Joseph Heim, "United States Census, 1920"

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