Guide to the Heck Family Papers, 1788-1881 AIS.1964.41

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Heck Family Papers
Creator
Heck family
Collection Number
AIS.1964.41
Date [inclusive]
1788-1881
Extent
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract
This collection is an example of German immigrant life in early 19th century Ohio. Jacob Heck, Sr. and his family immigrated to the United States from Wurttemberg, Germany in 1830. They settled in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. The Papers of the Heck family include legal documents, citizenship papers, correspondence and letters of attestation. Some of these documents are in German.

Preferred Citation

Heck Family Papers, 1788-1881, AIS.1964.41, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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History

Biography/History

Jacob Heck, Sr. and his family immigrated to the United States from Wurttemberg, Germany in 1830. Prior to leaving for America, Jacob Sr. had received attestations to his character and craftsmanship from trade and craftsman organizations in Basil (1788) and Bern (1790). The Heck family settled in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, and three years after their immigration Jacob Sr. passed away. His son, Jacob Jr., opened a grocery store in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1842, while his other son, Godfrey, remained in Ohio and became a United States citizen in 1839.

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Scope and Content Notes

Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection includes legal documents, citizenship papers, and letters of attestation. Correspondence between Heck family members in Germany and America mention such topics as illness and the great quantities of lumber cut by the Hecks in America. Most of the family correspondence is in German with some English translation. The original attestation certificates are also in German and English translations are provided.

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Arrangement

These files are mainly in chronological order. The original certificates of attestation for Jacob Heck Sr. can be found in an oversized folder.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, September 2006

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Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

Copyright and property rights reside with the University of Pittsburgh. For permission to reproduce or publish any of the documents within this collection please contact the Archives Service Center.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Harold Kipp on September 9, 1964.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Zachary L. Brodt in September, 2006.

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)

  • Heck family

Genre(s)

  • Estate records

Geographic Name(s)

  • Germany -- Emigration and immigration
  • United States -- Genealogy
  • Württemberg (Germany) -- Genealogy

Personal Name(s)

  • Heck, Godfrey
  • Heck, Jacob
  • Kipp, Sam
  • Kramer, Conrad
  • Pohlmann, Frederick

Subject(s)

  • Artisans -- Germany -- Württemberg -- History
  • Ethnic groups
  • Executors and administrators -- United States
  • German Americans
  • Merchants -- Germany -- Württemberg -- History
  • Personal papers

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Previous Citation

Heck Family Papers, 1788-1881, AIS.1964.41, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh.

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Collection Inventory

  BoxFolder
Translations of Attestations from Craft Organizations for Jacob Heck, Sr., 1788, 1790 11

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  Folder
Legal Papers of Jacob Heck, Sr., 1830 2

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  Folder
Correspondence of Jacob Heck, Jr., 1841-1842 3

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  Folder
Estate Papers, 1833 4

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  Folder
Correspondence of Godfrey Heck, 1861, 1872 5

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  Folder
Citizenship Papers of Godfrey Heck, 1839 6

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  Folder
Correspondence of Heck Family in German, 1826-1843, 1865-1870 7

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  Folder
Sam Kipp Furniture Bill, 1881 8

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  Folder
Grace Kipp Plan for Junior Christian Education Meeting, undated 9

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  Folder
Correspondence of Conrad Kramer, undated 10

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  Folder
Attestation of Frederick Pohlmann, 1826 11

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  Map-caseDrawer
Original Attestations from Craft Organizations for Jacob Heck, Sr., 1788, 1790 71

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