Christoff Heller

Brief Life History of Christoff

When Christoff Heller was born on 11 December 1823, in Saxony, Germany, his father, Johannes Heller, was 29 and his mother, Susanne Marie Werner, was 29. He married Christina Elizabeth Frederick in 1848, in Germany. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and Guilford Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. He died on 5 September 1906, in Newville, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Newville, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christoff Heller
1823–1906
Christina Elizabeth Frederick
1824–1878
Marriage: 1848
Anna Elizabeth Heller
1849–1905
Maria Anna Heller
1849–1914
Rebecca Heller
1853–1925
John Henry Heller
1855–1937
Rachel Frederica Heller
1857–1940
Christian Heller
1860–1914
Daniel H. Heller
1865–1933

Sources (12)

  • Christian Heller, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Christopher Heller, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Daniel Heller in entry for Rachel Frederica Leiby, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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.

1846

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

German: nickname from the small medieval coin known as the häller or heller because it was first minted (in 1208) at the Swabian town of (Schwäbisch) Hall. Compare Hall .

German: topographic name for someone living by a field named with a word meaning ‘hell’ (see Helle 1).

Dutch: variant of Helder .

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

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