Jacob Heiser b. 20 Feb 1816 Uffing, Bavaria, GR d. 24 Dec 1877 Dillon, Tazewell Co., IL: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Jacob Heiser

Male 1816 - 1877  (61 years)


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  • Name Jacob Heiser  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Birth 20 Feb 1816  Uffing, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    • Streicherhof, 30 miles south of Hanfeld. Arzbach bei Dachau
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 2 Jul 1842  NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • On the Rhone, under the name Jacob Heisser, a 27-year-old from Bavaria, accompanied by 26-year-old Margaretha, as yet unidentified.
    Census 1850  Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Jacob, 34-year-old farmer, living with his stepmother “Madaline” [Eyer], 62, in the home of his younger stepbrother “Joseph Hiser,” 30.
    Census 1855  IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Illinois State Census. . The family of Jacob 'Heisor' can be found on the 1855 Illinois State Census. It described them as one male, 40-50 years old; one male, 20-30 years old; one male, under 10; one female, 20-30 years old; and one female, under 10 years of age.
    Census 1860  Dillon Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Their family can be found on the 1860 census of Dillon as Jacob 'Hiser', 40; Catherine, 26; Christian, 7; Catherine, 6; Jacob, 4; Barbara, 3; and Joseph, eight months.
    PURC 1876  Morton Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Bought land from Charles Graves in Section 36.
    Naturalization 6 Nov 1876  Pekin, Groveland Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Occupation Farmer 
    Religion Mennonite 
    Death 24 Dec 1877  Dillon, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial Groveland, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 10
    • Landes Mennonite Cemetery (Headstone says Hieser) Grave #14 on printed plot map dated 8/12/2013
    Person ID I380  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 6 Feb 2021 

    Father Jacob (Nicolas) Heisser,   b. Abt 1788, Ste. Marie-Aux-Mines, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, FR Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Katharina Oesch,   b. SW Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 14 May 1816, Arzbach, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Abt 1813  Lorraine, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Notes 
    • Lived in Bavaria (the Palatinate after 1805).
    Family ID F317  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Katharina Wagler,   b. 8 Jun 1834, Butler Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 2 Sep 1910, Morton, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 76 years) 
    Marriage 8 Oct 1850  Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Their names were transcribed into the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index as Jacob Hiser and Catharine Wauble.
    Children 
     1. Christian W. Heiser,   b. 30 Apr 1854, Tremont, Elm Grove Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 12 Dec 1938, Goodfield, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 84 years)
     2. Katherine Heiser,   b. 1 May 1854, Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 15 May 1911, Deer Creek, Washington Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 57 years)
     3. Jacob Heiser,   b. 22 Apr 1856, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 19 Feb 1923, Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 66 years)
     4. Barbara Heiser,   b. 1 Nov 1857, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 16 Nov 1934, Foosland, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 77 years)
     5. Joseph A. Heiser (Hieser),   b. 14 Nov 1859, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 27 Mar 1889, Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 29 years)
     6. Mary Heiser,   b. 19 Oct 1860   d. 1862 (Age 1 year)
     7. Peter Heiser (Hiser),   b. 21 Apr 1863, Morton, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 11 May 1940, Foosland, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 77 years)
     8. Fannie Heiser,   b. 6 Apr 1866, Morton, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 12 Jan 1950, Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 83 years)
     9. Phoebe (Bena) Heiser,   b. 2 Nov 1867, Morton, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 16 May 1908, Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 40 years)
     10. Infant Heiser
     11. Isaac Heiser,   b. 23 Feb 1869, Morton, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 15 Jun 1953, Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 84 years)
     12. Samuel Heiser,   b. 22 Oct 1872, Morton, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 30 Aug 1957, Morton, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 84 years)
     13. Daniel C. Heiser,   b. 16 Nov 1874, Morton, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 11 Apr 1958, Peoria, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 83 years)
    Family ID F318  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2007 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 20 Feb 1816 - Uffing, Bavaria, GR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 2 Jul 1842 - NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 - Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 8 Oct 1850 - Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1860 - Dillon Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPURC - 1876 - Morton Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - 6 Nov 1876 - Pekin, Groveland Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 24 Dec 1877 - Dillon, Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - - Groveland, Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] Margaret and Verle Oyer, Christian and Catherine (Ulerich) Wagler, Tazewell Settlers.

    2. [S501] Barbara Heiser Eyer Guardianship of sons.

    3. [S524] Short History of East Bend Church.

    4. [S1060] Find-A-Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/72219433/jacob-heiser.

    5. [S1126] Pellheim Mennonite records, Date.

    6. [S398] Joseph Staker, Amish Mennonites in Tazewell Co., Place, memo.

    7. [S1060] Find-A-Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/72219433/jacob-heiser (20 Feb 1816 ).

    8. [S398] Joseph Staker, Amish Mennonites in Tazewell Co., Copy of passenger list on file.

    9. [S398] Joseph Staker, Amish Mennonites in Tazewell Co.

    10. [S1060] Find-A-Grave.

    11. [S239] Ruth Hieser Oyer, a niece, Written in Memory of Uncle Amos A. Hieser and dedicated to his wife Aunt Bertha E. Hieser.


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