Wilhelmina C. Gackler

1880–1958 (Age 77)
Leighton Township, Allegan, Michigan, United States

The Life of Wilhelmina C.

When Wilhelmina C. Gackler was born on 1 December 1880, in Leighton Township, Allegan, Michigan, United States, her father, John Adam Gackler, was 48 and her mother, Anna Bosch, was 42. She married George Washington Heintz on 15 March 1904, in Middleville, Barry, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 8 July 1958, in Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wilhelmina C. Gackler
George Washington Heintz
Marriage: 15 March 1904
Clifford W. Heintz
Clinton Heintz
Ruth Heintz

Spouse & Children

15 March 1904
Middleville, Barry, Michigan, United States


  • Clifford W. Heintz


  • Male1907–1950Male

  • Ruth Heintz


Parents & Siblings

  • John Adam Gackler


  • Anna Bosch




  • Mary Gackler


  • John Adam Gackler


  • Barbara Gackler


  • Dora Gackler


  • Agnes Gackler


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1881 · Hudson's

Age 1

Clothing merchant Joseph Lowthian Hudson opened his first store inside the Detroit Opera House on April 2, 1881. Hudson was very successful with his small store and was able to move to a larger location on Woodward Avenue, far outside what was then the commercial district. Hudson's continued to grow until it became the tallest department store in the world. Hudson's 2,124,316 square foot store filled 32 floors, had 51 elevators, 48 escalators, 705 fitting rooms, and served over 16,000 meals a day.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 21

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

German: nickname from an agent derivative of Middle High German gecke ‘fool’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Minnie Heintz in household of George Heintz, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Minnie C Heintz in household of George W Heintz, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Minnie Gackeler, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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