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Re: Hickenlooper
Posted by: Jean Ohai (ID *****2120) Date: September 22, 2003 at 14:43:25
In Reply to: Re: Hickenlooper by Phillip Baker of 20

Hello Phillip,

I'm giving you what I've collected. You will have to check its accuracy because it isn't the result of any research into primary sources. The German ancestry is -- as I told you -- the fruits of professional research that my greataunt sponsored and is freely available at I will give you enough to find it.

My 2ggrandfather was the brother of Thomas Hickenlooper, and my research has been focused on the children and grandchildren of Andreas Heckenlaible the emigrant. I am trying to do something a little closer to family history. I also have a copy of Frank Hickenlooper's Monroe County history.

You didn't tell me whether Mary Hickenlooper Hayes was in your direct line or whether she was a spouse in one of your collateral lines. I usually only make a point of collecting down to the grandchildren of direct line ancestors and Mary is actually a ggrandchild of my direct line ancestor. If it comes with the territory, I add it in, but I don't usually go after it. That said, I would appreciate having the birth and death information, dates and places, for her husband, John Wesley Hayes. I notice that Margaret Gray's father has a different surname? Other than that, I wouldn't be interested in White family genealogy. (I have too much as it is. I know -- I'm refiling it all.)

Here's what I have:

Theophilus Hickenlooper, son of Thomas Hickenlooper and Julia Ann Hawkins, and father of Mary Hickenlooper Hayes:
b 2 May 1829 in Leechburg, Armstrong, Pennsylvania
d 19 Apr 1887 in Monroe County, Iowa
md 29 Jun 1854 in Monroe County, Iowa
Margaret Gray
b 30 Jun 1833 Rush County, Indiana

Thomas Hickenlooper, son of Andrew Hickenlooper, Jr. and Rachel Long, and grandfather of Mary Hickenlooper Hayes
b 1 May 1793 in Adams County, Pennsylvania
d 28 Apr 1881 in Monroe County, Iowa
buried north of Foster, Monroe, Iowa
md 4 Oct 1821 Julia Ann Hawkins, daughter of Caleb Hawkins and Sarah Griffiths
b 6 Nov 1801 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania
d 4 Apr 1890 near Blocton, Taylor, Iowa
buried north of Foster, Monroe, Iowa

Andrew Hickenlooper, ggrandfather of Mary Hickenlooper Hayes and a soldier of the American Revolution
b 15 Jun 1756 in Hanover, York, Pennsylvania
chr 10 Feb 1757 at St. Michael's (now St. Matthew's) Lutheran, Hanover, York, PA
d Bef 1826 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. [This is what I have, but I'm not sure it's accurate. It could be Mahoning, Indiana County, Pennsylvania. I would like to know where he is buried and haven't found out where.]
md 12 May 1789 in York County, Pennsylvania
Rachel Long, daughter of John Long and Rachel Edwards
b 13 May 1767 in Menallen, York, Pennsylvania. [This is what I have handed down through the family, but the date has serious problems. It is the same year her sister Jane was born. There are some real chronological problems with DOBs for John Long's children.]
d Oct 1843 in Leechburg, Armstrong, Pennsylvania
[buried? A cousin searched for her burial in the 1950s but the cemetery was steep and overgrown and the cemetery records had disappeared.]

Andreas Heckenlaible (Andrew Hickenlooper), son of Hans Georg Heckenlaible and Sara Geiger, and 2ggrandfather of Mary Hickenlooper Hayes
b 7 Apr 1725 in Mittel-schlechtbach, Jagst Wuerttemberg
chr 4 Jul 1725 in Mittel-schlechtbach, Jagst Wuerttemberg
d 16 Aug 1804 in Arendtsville, Adams, Pennsylvania
buried in Fairview Cemetery, Arendtsville, Adams, Pennsylvania
md btw Oct 1754 - 1756 [St. Matthew's has a gap in their marriage records from Jan 1756 and Dec 1763 -- if they were married there.]
Anna Catharina ??
b abt 1732 of Hanover, York, Pennsylvania
d 24 Oct 1806 in Arendtsville, Adams, Pennsylvania
buried in Fairview Cemetery, Arendtsville, Adams, Pennsylvania

You can get Hans Georg Heckenlaible and Sara Geiger and their ancestors through

I have tried to identify Anna Catharina through an investigation of their children's christening witnesses and godparents as well as looking at all York-Adams Germans with the same surnames as Andreas' female relatives in Wuertemberg. It was a great plan, but it hasn't been successful.

I can also tell you that the man Jacob with the similar surname found in Strassburger and Hinke with Andreas on the ship 'Peggy' is neither a brother nor a first cousin. I said similar surname because there are at least a dozen ways to spell it. The descendants of the family back in Pennsylvania spell the name Heckenluber.

I hope this helps you.

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