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1: Henry Heintz Sr. was born July 8, 1824 in Bischweiler, Bas-Rhin, Elsass, France, a son of Isaac Jean Geoffroi Heintz and Marie Madeleine Finck. He died Feb. 1, 1883 in South Amana, Iowa. The other known children of Isaac and Marie Heintz were: Catherine Barbara, born Feb. 10, 1815; Sophie, born Jan. 23, 1817; Dorthea, born April 22, 1819, died in Amana, Iowa on May 16, 1868 and Charles, born April 29, 1823. | This book is about Henry Heintz and his children, specifically his son Henry Heintz. However, I have included a little about Catherine Barbara Heintz, a daughter of Isaac and Maried Heintz, and a sister to Henry. Catheirne was born Feb. 10, 1815 in Bischweiler, Bas=Rhine, Elsass, France and died June 2, 1874 in South Amana, Iowa. She immigrated to the US before 1846. She married John Mueller (Miller). They had at least 3 known children. Catherine and John first lived in Ebenzer, New York and then moved to the Amana Coloinies. The picture is of South Amana, Iowa about 1909.

2: Catherine and John Miller had three children, George, Magdalene, and Dorothea. George was born Feb. 16, 1846 in Ebnezer, New York and died July 2, 1894 in Amana, Iowa. He married Christine Kraemer. Their children are: Henry, Maria, Frederich, George, William, Anna, Louis, Martha, and possibly a Christian. Magdalene was born July 21, 1850 in Upper Ebenezer, NY and died March 5, 1925 in South Amana. She married William Wilde. They had two children that died young, and Heinrich. Dorothea Miller was born March 21, 1853 in Upper Ebenezer, NY and died Jan. 1, 1917 in West Amana, Iowa. She married Jacob Geiger. | Dorothy and Jacob Geiger had three chidlren George, Catherine, and Frederich. Dorothy Heintz, another sister, who died in Amana, did not marry. Henry married Julie Morell on Feb. 13, 1858 in Bischweiler, Alsace, France. Julie Ann Morrell, was born Sept. 18, 1832 in Bischweiler, France, a daughter of Catherine. She died Dec. 27, 1899 in South Amana, Iowa. Henry and Julie arrived in the U.S.from France on Oct.30, 1865 with their children, Louis, 12, Sophie 7, Henry 5, Wilhelm 3 and Charles 8 months. The ship was the J.P. Wheeler, captained by Henry Gadd, the Port of Embarkment was Le Havre and the mode of travel was steerage.

4: The Amana Colonies are a group of settlements comprising of seven villages of German Pietists. Led by Christian Metz, the group left Germany in 1843-44 to find religious freedom in American. They first settled in Ebenezer, NY and called themselves the Ebenezer Society and /or the Community of True Inspiration. To find more farming land, they moved to Iowa about 1855 and the Community of True Inspiration was incorporated in 1859 under the name of "Amana Society" The group was a communial society as was Zoar, Ohio and they both had close ties.

5: Picture right: Marie, Christine, Lewis Heintz. Bottom: Christine, Lewis, Marie Heintz. On Jan. 31, 1867, little Charles Heintz died. Two more children were born to Henry and Julie: George and Dorothy. During the 1870 census, Henri is listed as working in the woolen mill, and Lewis is listed as a shoemaker. During the 1880 census, Henry is listed as a laborer. | Lewis Heintz, the oldest son, was the only one to stay in Amana. Sophia moved to Greenfield, Iowa, Henry moved to Dover, Ohio, William and George to Peoria, Illinois and Dorothy to Wisconsin.

6: Lewis Heintz was born on Jan. 8, 1853 in Bischweiler, Alsace, France and died April 24, 1924 in Middle Amana, Iowa. He evidently was born before Henry and Julie were married. Lewis married Christine Metz about 1878. Lewis and Christine had one child, a daughter, Marie, born Nov. 17, 1879, died Sept. 11, 1927. | Marie Heintz married Adam Clemens on Dec. 3, 1903. He was a dentist. Marie and DDS Adam Clemens had two children, Marie and Louis. Marie C. Clemens was born Jan 22, 1907 and died Sept. 14, 1965 in Iowa City, Iowa. She married Daniel Bergrer. Marie and Daniel had two children, Robert Clemens Berger and Marcelee June Berger. Robert Clemens was born Jan. 27, 1940 and married Linda Litz. They have two children, Robert and Steven Clemens. Marcelee Clemens was born June 7, 1941 and married Harold Konish. They do not have children and live in Pennsylvania.

7: Louis Adam Clemens was born March 13, 1910 and died Oct. 27, 1987 in Amana, Iowa. He married Lina Shoup and after her death in 1977, married Esther Payerleitner. Louis and Lina had twins, Gary and Gaycia. Gary Clemens, born Aug. 30, 1945 married Ellen Petters. They had two children, Matthew Adam Clemens and Elizabeth Anne. Matthew died in an car accident on Oct. 9, 1995, 21 yrs. old. Gary is a reitred math teacher and coach. Gaycia Marie Clemens was born Aug. 30, 1945 married Allyn Neubauer. They have two children, Brent and Heather. They are active in the Amana Society Association. | Sophia Heintz, daughter of Henry and Julie, was born July 31, 1858 in Bischweiler, Elsass, France and died April 24, 1936 in Greenfield, Iowa. She married Anton Endres on Dec. 16, 1875. They had 6 children, Charles, Julianna, George, William, Archie and John. Charles Endres was born about 1876 and died June 15, 1961 in Talorville, Illinois. He married a Beatrice. He did not have children. The picture below is of Anton and Sophia Endres.

8: Julianna Endres, daughter of Sophia Heintz and Anton Endres, was born March 15, 1883 and died March 3, 1929 in Greenfield, Iowa. She married Oscar Eckardt on Oct. 8, 1902. Julianna and Oscar had nine children, Edna, Erma, Vernon, Lloyd, Everett, Walter,Wayne, Leland and Oscar. The above picture is of the Julianna and Oscar Eckardt family.

9: Picture: Vernon, Erma, Edna, Lloyd Eckardt. Edna Eckardt was born June 15, 1903 and died May 4, 1999. She married Harvey Caviness. They had two children, Llye and Donald Caviness. Erma Eckardt was born Jan. 14, 1905 and died Aug. 15, 1976. | Picture on the right: Edna, Erma and Lloyd. Erma married John McCoy and had three children, James, Norma and Thomas. She married 2nd. Nick Sallee. Vernon Carl Eckardt was born Oct. 7, 1906 and died Aug. 24, 1996. He married Rosemond Brown. They did not have any children.

10: Lloyd Gibert Eckardt was born June 1, 1909 and died June 8, 1984. Her married Gertrude Estell. There three children are Oscar Dean Eckardt, Robert Eckardt and Shirley Eckardt. Everett Frederick Eckardt was born July 19, 1911 and died Oct. 15, 1986 in California. He married Helen Dorsey and there childre are: Betty Jean, Stephen Everett James Jay, and Michael Raulin Eckardt. Walter Emil Eckardt was born Jan. 6, 1915 and died Jan. 29, 1985. He married Elaine Hastins and had one daughter, Rosalee. The 2nd. wife of Walter was Peggy Hoyt. Wayne Gustave Eckardt was born June 9, 1916 and died Nov. 1, 2003. | Wayne married Margaret Harrell. Their children are Julie Ann, Ellen and Nancy Jo. Wayne married 2nd. Betty Wimpsett. Leland Donald Eckardt was born Oct. 2, 1921 and died Dec. 30, 1989. He married Betty Lou Bailey. Their children were Mary Louise, Joyce Marie, Vicky Lynn and Cindy Lee Eckardt. Oscar Joseph Eckardt was born March 17, 1923 and died Oct. 23, 1991. He married Mina Veldhuis. Their children are Joseph, John and Teresa. The picture is of Gary Clemens.

11: Henrich W. Heintz was born Jan. 23, 1860 in Alsace, France. He died Jan. 23, 1915 of kidney failure in Dover, Ohio. He lived with his family in South Amana but moved to Ohio after he married Bertha Briel who was a member of the Zoar Society. | Henry married Bertha Briel in Zoar on July 27, 1885. They became parents of three sons. Before their marriage, Bertha gave birth to a stillborn daughter born May 21, 1881. She was not married at the time. Henry quite often visited his brothers William and George in Peoria, Illinois. Henry was a brakeman on the yard engines at Parrall and local yards in Canal Dover. Henry and Bertha at one time lived at 323 West 5th St. Dover, Ohio. The picture above is of Henry Heintz and probably two of his sons and Sophie, the dog. It is possible that the picture was taken in Peoria and these are sons of Wiliam Heint, nephews of Henry.

13: Henry Heintz is on the right. This photo postcard was taken in 1908 in Peoria, Illinois. The other person is either William or George Heintz. The woman is probably a wife. The back of the post card : Postmarked Oct. 12, 1908 Well I am back in Peoria, will start home soon. _____? you can write me at ????? if you wish. How is the boys and Sophie? I am allright. H. Heintz Sophia I believe is the dog.

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