HEINEN, William

Male 1817 - 1879  (62 years)


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  • Name HEINEN, William 
    Born 3 May 1817  Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography
    • From Bell's History of Northumberland County 1891: WILLIAM HEINEN, deceased, was born in York county, Pennsylvania, in 1817, son of Doctor Heinen, who emigrated from Germany and married Miss Etzler, of York county, and practiced medicine in that county before removing to Milton. William Heinen came to Milton with his parents when a child, and received his education at the Milton Academy under Rev. David Kirkpatrick. He started in life as a clerk, and served an extended apprenticeship. In 1835 he, in co-partnership with Jesse Schreyer, established the mercantile firm of Schreyer & Heinen. He remained a member of that firm until 1866, when he withdrew and retired from active business in 1870. He married Anna M., daughter of Henry Funk, of Bucks county, by whom he had eight children, three of whom are living: Catharine, wife of D. M. Krauser; Willian A., and T. C. Mr. Heinen was one of the organizers of the Milton National Bank, and served as a director many years. He was a prominent member of the Lutheran church, and a Democrat in politics. He died July 19, 1879; his widow died in 1885.
    Biography
    • From Floyd's History of Northumberland County 1911: William Heinen, son of Dr. Henry, born May 3, 1817, received the greater part of his education in the Milton Academy, under Rev. David Kirkpatrick. He started his eventful business life as a clerk, and served an extended apprenticeship, though he commenced business for himself at a comparatively early age, in 1835 entering into partnership with Jesse Schreyer, under the firm name of Schreyer & Heinen. This association lasted for some time, and his next was with his brother Henry W., under the firm name of Heinen & Bro. After that he entered into partnership with Messrs. Roush & Etzler, under the name of Heinen, Etzler & Roush. Following this connection he was with his son Henry and Wm. G. Anspach, as Heinen, Son & Co., later selling out his interest in their business, in 1879. After that the business was continued under the name of Heinen, Schreyer & Co., by Mr. Heinen's sons, W. A. Schreyer and Simon P. Brown.

      Coming to Milton when the town was still a village, there was little connected with its growth in which William Heinen did not have an active part. He was one of the organizers of the Milton National Bank and one of its directors for many years.

      On April 1, 1863, Samuel Hepburn and wife conveyed to William C. Lawson, William Heinen and Edward W. Chapin his farm containing eighty-three acres and 112 perches, situated just east of what was then the borough of Milton and south of Broadway. This land was first opened for building purposes by the laying out of what is now known as Centre street. Mr. Chapin took part of the land on the south side of Centre street for his share in the properly, and conveyed his interest in the balance to Messrs. Heinen and Lawson. Mr. Chapin subsequently laid his part of the land out in town lots. Messrs. Lewis H. Funk, Reuben Etzler and William Mervine purchased a part of the land north of Centre street, just east of the Pennsylvania Railroad right of way, which they laid out in town lots. In 1868 Mr. Heinen sold his interest in so much of the land as was then undeveloped to W. A. Schreyer, who, together with William C. Lawson, laid out the balance of the land in town lots extending as far eastward as Hottenstein's addition to the borough of Milton. In 1870 Mr. Heinen purchased a large farm adjoining the town, which he laid out in lots, forming that part of Milton known as Heinen's addition.

      Mr. Heinen married Anna M. Funk, daughter of Henry Funk, born Feb. 20, 1798, died Jan. 25, 1852, and his wife Catherine (Stover), born May 12, 1799, died Sept. 29, 1871. Mr. and Mrs. Funk had the following children: Anna M., Mrs. William Heinen; Benjamin F., who married Sallie Lloyd; Clementine, Mrs. Samuel Hoffa; George Washington, who married Rebecca Gauby; Catherine, Mrs. Michael Rissel; and Lewis H.

      To Mr. and Mrs. Heinen were born eight children: Henry J. is mentioned later; Melancthon, born Feb. 15, 1846, died Nov. 21, 1868; Catherine E., born March 26, 1848, died 1905, married D. M. Krauser and had a son William Heinen Krauser; William A. is mentioned later; Sallie A., born May 12, 1854, died May 4, 1855; Anna M., born :eb. 22, 1856, died Sept. 19, 1858; Edward E., born Sept. 8, 1862, died March 11, 1864; T. Curtis married Carrie V. Belford, daughter of D. W. A. Belford, and has one daughter, Katherine E. T. Curtis Heinen spent his early life engaged in the store business, continuing thus until 1890, when he became secretary of the Milton Trust & Safe Deposit Company, remaining in that institution until he entered the Milton National Bank, in 1906, as teller. He is a member of Milton Lodge, No. 256, F. & A. M., of which he is a past master, Baldwin Commandery, K. T., of Williamsport, Pa., Warrior Run Chapter, R. A. M., at Watsontown, and Williamsport Consistory, A. A. S. R.

      William Heinen died July 19, 1879, and his wife survived until 1885. He was a member of the Lutheran Church.
    Census (desc) 1840  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census (desc) 1850  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    working as a merchant 
    Census (desc) 1860  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    working as a merchant 
    Census (desc) 1870  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    working as a dry goods merchant 
    _UID 16A0C1D38A85014ABC165C03AA1614D47D6F 
    Died 19 Jul 1879  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Cause: of congestion of the brain 
    Person ID I517  Milton Families
    Last Modified 1 Mar 2015 

    Father HEINEN, Dr. Henry,   b. 1780, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1854  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother ETZLER, Elizabeth,   b. 15 Sep 1784,   d. 1847  (Age 62 years) 
    Family ID F228  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family FUNK, Anna M.,   b. 28 Oct 1820, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1885, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Children 
    +1. HEINEN, Henry Jacob,   b. 24 May 1843, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1887, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     2. HEINEN, Melancthon E.,   b. 15 Feb 1846, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1868, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
    +3. HEINEN, Katherine E.,   b. 26 Mar 1848, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1902, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    +4. HEINEN, William Augustus,   b. 16 Oct 1850, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1924, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     5. HEINEN, Sallie A.,   b. 12 May 1854, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1855, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     6. HEINEN, Anna M.,   b. 22 Feb 1856, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1858, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    +7. HEINEN, Thomas Curtis,   b. 11 Mar 1859, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1918, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     8. HEINEN, Edward E.,   b. 8 Sep 1862, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1864, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F155  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 May 1817 - Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - 1840 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - working as a merchant - 1850 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - working as a merchant - 1860 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - working as a dry goods merchant - 1870 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: of congestion of the brain - 19 Jul 1879 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S11] Bell's History of Northumberland County PA 1891, Page 979.

    2. [S14] Floyd's History of Northumberland County, PA 1911, Page 307.

    3. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 9.

    4. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 18.

    5. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 36.

    6. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 10.

    7. [S4] Gravestone.

    8. [S30] Federal Census Mortality List, Turbot Twp. May 1880.