My Father's Genealogy

My Father's side the Heer's and White's Family Genealogy or at Least Some of It...
 
My father's father was a "Heer" and his family goes back as far as I know so far to Germany in the 1690s.  My great great great grandfather Christian Heer, was born in 1796 in Eppingen, Germany, in 1842 he brought his 2nd wife Christine Horsch Heer and all of his children except for one daughter, to the United States.  He settled at Galena, Jo Daviess County, IL.  His children were; 1st marriage (to his 1st cousin, Magdalena Neuschwanger), Elizabeth, Christian Jr, Henry, and Peter; 2nd marriage; David, Daniel, and Christiana (who also married her first cousin, who was also her father's nephew by marriage). My grandfather Raymond Nicholas Heer was the son of Walter Heer, who was the second son of David and his wife Martha Evans Heer, in all they had 17 children. This makes for a great story or at the very least any interesting plot for a soap opera to put in mildly.

My father's mother was a "White", and her family goes back so far to her grandfather William White.  William White was born in about 1818 in Ireland (don't know where yet), and he married Bridget Flanagan probably after both had immigrated to New York, then had seven children that we know of, they are; Bridget Elizabeth in 1844, William James in 1847, Sarah in 1850, Mary J. in 1856, Norah in 1858, John Edward in 1860(he's my great grandfather) and lastly Patrick in 1863.  All the children up to Mary were born in New York while the rest were born in Illinois, most likely in Bloomington, IL.  William Sr., died in 1880 and Bridget raised her children alone after that.  My great grandfather John Edward White, married on 29 April 1890, Mary Margaret Agnes Gallagher, who was born in 1860.  They went on to have five children; Gertrude in 1891, Catherine Grace in 1894(she was my grandmother), Justina in 1896, Medard J. in 1899 and DeChantle in 1903. Catherine Grace, better known to us as just "Grace" married my grandfather Raymond Nicholas Heer ( I mentioned above), in 1927 in Chicago, IL.  My father was the only child they had; we have been told stories that grandma Grace had many miscarriages and somewhere inbetween them she had dad.  My father was born 27 Feb 1931 and sadly he died on 1 May 1993 of sepsis, but this was really due to the fact that he was diagnosed to late with Kidney Cancer to have had any treatment.
Soon........my parents will become grandparents for the first time and the story will continue.........................

My father's name was Raymond Medard Heer, everyone called him Ray, he was born on 27 Feb 1931 and died on 1 May 1993. His parents were Raymond Nicholas Heer and Katherine Grace White. His parents were Richard Walter Heer who was known as Walter, and his mother was Anna Schmeltzer.  His mother's parents were John White and Mary Margaret Agnes Gallagher.

Raymond and Grace were married on 1 Jan 1928 at Saint Thomas of Canterbury Church, Chicago, Illinois.  Raymond was married once before to Florence Maycroft in 1921.

My Heer family is descended from John Christian Heer, who was born in Bietigheim, Baden, Germany in 1796. John served in the German army in 1815 against the forces of Napoleon.  He was married twice, and had a total of seven children.
My Great Great Great Grandparents, (John) Christian Heer and Christina (Horsch) Heer arrived aboard the Constitution on August 25, 1842.  They brought with them, Christian's three older sons from his first marrige (wife's name unknown); Peter age 19, Heinrich age 14, and Christian age 11.  He also brought his three children from his second marriage to Christina; David age 6, Daniel age 3 and Christiana age 1 1/2 along with them came Elisabeth Horsch age 26 who is listed as a servant.  In Christian's will from 1868, he lists a daughter Elisabeth "who now resides in Europe", this maybe the same Elisabeth who emmigrated with them in 1842 but returned later to Germany.  Nothing is known about the daughter Elisabeth or who she married while in Germany. 

I was told that Henrich or Henry Heer later served in the Mexican War, but I have been unable to find information to document that event.  I do know that he left Galena, Il where is father settled with the rest of the family, and went to Cloud County, Kansas to farm.  He married Christina Witt in about 1869, Henry was born in abt 1828, and Christina in 1844 both in Germany.  They had two sons, Christian born in 1871 and William Henry born in 1874 known as Billy.  Billy Heer went on to marry Anna ?, they had no children, however Billy did become a great sharpshooter.  He is listed in the Fort Covington Newspaper of 1918 "a one-time professional, returned in 1917 to trapshooting as an amateur."

As for Peter the oldest, he was thought to have served in the civil war under Sherman as an orderly, but that information is kind of unsubstantiated.  This info was taken from his half-brother David's biography in 1889.  One cousin of mine, Martha "Muff" Zahrndt, was a niece of Peter's and when her father and grandparents were living together, Peter visited one night.  Muff said that one night around 1900 Peter came to visit his brother David, stayed for a while and talked then left.  They never heard from him again.  So not much is known about whether he served in the civil war or whether he lived nearby. 

Christian Heer, left Galena, IL he was present there with his family in 1850 (census), but gone by 1860.  We know that he left for California, but we don't know how he got there or with whom.  He is listed as serving in the civil war out of CA, being mustered in Nov. 10, 1864, mustered out Dec 10, 1864, and discharged on March 1, 1866. These dates don't make a lot of sense to me either.  He was in Co. H, 7th CA Inf., Private in the Union troops.  After the war ended he was a miner in Mariposa county and Tulomane County, CA.  We don't think he ever married.  In 1898 he shows up in the newspaper under the recents deaths section.  See the newspaper article about his death below.


Daniel Heer, died of most likely TB or cholera.  The only info I have for him conflicts with known dates.  In his brother David's biography it says he died at age of 12 or so, in about 1860.  And this doesn't make sense with his known birth date of 1839.  I found the date of 21 July 1854 for his actual death date among my mother's records that were taken from Muff Zahrndt in the 1970s.  By the way.........no one knows where he or his parents are buried in Galena.

Christiana Heer, went on to marry Christian Neuschwanger in July of 1857, just three months after her brother David married Martha Evans.  I have found information on the family of David Heer's sister, Christiana Heer Neuschwanger who married Christian Neuschwanger in 1857 in Galena, IL.  Christiana was widowed in 1880 when her husband died suddenly of what was probably TB.  They had five children but only Mary Amanda survived at the time of her father's death.  Mary went on to marry William Dower, and they had two daughter's, Mabel O. and Grace.  In about 1905, Christiana, Mary and William as well as their daughters left to live in Long Beach, CA.  Christiana it seems married again to a William Bower shortly after arriving in CA.  Then Christiana died in August of 1906.  Her new husband was born in 1857 the year she had been first married to Christian.  Mabel, Mary's daughter was born in 1881, and married Claude Hagle in April of 1906 and had two children;  Mary June Hagle , born in 1915 (Mary June married Kenneth Cummings, and they had a son, Kenneth Stephan Cummings in 1938) and Marvin was born in 1907 and never married, he died in 1986.

Grace Dower married LeRoy Pawley and they had two children, Helen, born in 1907 and Ralph, born in 1910.  Helen married Kerby Hester in 1924 and had two boys; Kerby and Leroy Hester. Kerby married Rosemary and had Alan, Claire and Mark. Ralph married Clare Bargman.  No further information is known about Ralph's marriage.

Both Christiana and her second husband, as well as Mary and William Dower are buried in Long Beach Municipal Cemetery, Los Angeles County, CA.


I would like to attempt to post some information on different people that I have received from relatives in order to jog the memory of some of you. This family is descended from one of David and Martha Heer's 17 kids, Estella Heer who married Charles Parkins.  Jiskje Randles, a daughter in law of Rosemary Parkins Randles, who is a daughter of John B. Parkins, lives in BC, Canada.  She has generously shared with me information which was collection by Rosemary and her parents and grandparents (Estella Heer Parkins, grandmother).  The information they collected was taken down by Estella and Rosemary beginning in the 1920s and ended in the 1970s.  They include copies of vital documents, family articles, obits, and notes taken down by Rosemary and Estella. 

I'm also in touch with an Evans cousin, Walter Evans who is a grandson of James Evans who is a brother to my gg grandmother Martha Evans Heer.  James and wife Rose moved to Kansas from Galena, IL and had five children.  Walter lives in Metairie, LA.

My Paternal Grandparents

Raymond and Grace were married on January 2, 1928, and my father was born (Medard) Raymond Heer on February 27, 1931, he passed away on May 1, 1993 from complications from Kidney Cancer.  My grandfather Raymond, passed away January 22, 1971, and Grace, Dec. 23, 1989.

My grandfather Raymond served in World War I, as a Private 1st Class, Headquarters Co. 37th Inf. at Ft. McIntosh, Texas.  He served from May 21, 1918 to Feb. 15, 1919. Recently I found out that he may have attended the following two schools; The Chicago Academy of Art, Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris.  I have been told that he designed many buildings in Texas such as hospitals and barracks. He was involved in architecture and advertising  in Chicago, IL during the 1920s-30s. He had his own firm by the early 1940s, Raymond N. Heer and Assoc.  My father also worked with him at advertising as well as type-setting and photography.  He collected many Japanese art objects through his lifetime, some were purchased from the Art Institute of Chicago during the 1950s.

My Great Great Grandfather, was David H. Heer and he served in the 7th IL Cav F Co. that was formed in Fayette County, IL.  He Martha Evans in 1857, in Galena, IL.  He was part of the Old Settler's Association when it was initially founded in 1872. His father, his first son, Rufus and he were all Veterinary Surgeons.  David eventually had 16 children between 1858 and 1880.  My great grandfather was #2, Richard Walter Heer, b.1859-d.1918, he married Anna Schmeltzer and moved to Winona, MN. They had seven children. My grandfather, Raymond Nicholas Heer was born in 1889 in MN, and married twice. The first was Florence Maycroft in 1921, the second Catherine Grace White in 1927, (my grandmother).  

 


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Descendants of Richard Walter Heer

Generation No. 1

1. Richard Walter3 Heer (David H.2, John Christian1) was born 30 Mar 1859 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, and died 03 Feb 1918 in Winona, Winona County, Minnesota. He married Anna Schmeltzer 1884 in Winona, Minnesota, daughter of John Smeltzer and Mary Smeltzer. She was born 09 Sep 1866 in Winona, Winona County, Minnesota, and died 08 Jul 1947.

Children of Richard Heer and Anna Schmeltzer are:

2 i. Mary Marie Elizabeth (Mamie)4 Heer, born 02 Jul 1885 in Winona, Minnesota; died 08 Jan 1952.

+ 3 ii. Clarence David Heer, born 17 Feb 1887 in Winona, Minnesota; died 18 Mar 1963 in Robbinsdale, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

+ 4 iii. Raymond Nicholas Heer, born 30 Mar 1889 in Winona, Winona, Minnesota; died 22 Jan 1971 in Tucson, Pima County, AZ.

+ 5 iv. John Walter Heer, born 24 Jun 1891 in Winona County, Winona, Minnesota; died 04 May 1962 in Winona, Winona County, Minnesota.

6 v. Benjamin Frank Heer, born 07 Nov 1893 in Winona, Minnesota; died 01 Jun 1984 in LaCrosse Lutheran Hospital, LaCrosse, LaCrosse, Winconsin. He married Alice Riley 15 Mar 1941.

7 vi. Helen Mildred Heer, born 26 Jun 1900 in Winona, Winona City, Minnesota; died 16 Aug 1973 in Winona, Winona County, Minnesota.

+ 8 vii. George Leo Heer, born 13 Feb 1907 in Winona, Minnesota; died 21 Feb 1989 in Chicago, Cook county, Illinois.


Generation No. 2

3. Clarence David4 Heer (Richard Walter3, David H.2, John Christian1) was born 17 Feb 1887 in Winona, Minnesota, and died 18 Mar 1963 in Robbinsdale, Hennepin County, Minnesota. He married Emma Constance Blixt 13 May 1911, daughter of Anders Blixt and Carolina Hagglund. She was born 16 May 1889 in Dalno, Isanti cty, MN, and died 15 Dec 1968 in New Brighton, Ramsey County, MN.


Children of Clarence Heer and Emma Blixt are:

9 i. Ralph William5 Heer, born 07 Oct 1912 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota; died 09 Dec 1996 in Innsbruck Nursing Center, New Brighton, Ramsey County, Minnesota. He married Florence Leola Maddrell 31 Dec 1943.

10 ii. Marion Alice Heer, born 25 Aug 1917 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota. She married (1) Clarence Ralph Cieminski 09 Nov 1940. She married (2) Joel Lewison 17 Mar 1990 in Owatonna, Steele County, MN.

11 iii. David Andrew Heer, born 12 Mar 1920 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota; died 08 Sep 1963 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota. He married Anyce Elaine Clark; born 19 Jan 1926; died 28 Jan 1984 in Hennepin County, Minnesota.

12 iv. Mabel Constance Heer, born 13 Jun 1922 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota; died 27 Aug 1968 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota.


4. Raymond Nicholas4 Heer (Richard Walter3, David H.2, John Christian1) was born 30 Mar 1889 in Winona, Winona, Minnesota, and died 22 Jan 1971 in Tucson, Pima County, AZ. He married (1) Florence Maycroft 24 Sep 1921 in Chicago, IL. She was born in Chicago, Illinois. He married (2) Catherine Grace White 02 Jan 1928 in Saint Thomas of Canterbury Church, Chicago, Illinois, daughter of John White and Mary Gallagher. She was born 17 Jun 1894 in Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois, and died 23 Dec 1989 in 1420 N. Monitor, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.


Child of Raymond Heer and Catherine White is:

13 i. Medard Raymond5 Heer, born 27 Feb 1931 in Lutheran Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; died 01 May 1993 in West Suburban Hospital, Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois. He married (1) Deborah Mae Hegberg 10 Sep 1966 in LaGrange, IL; born 30 Apr 1941 in Berwyn, Cook County, Illinois. He married (2) Shelia Gering 1991 in Memorial Garden, First United Church, Oak Park, Cook County, IL; born 1941.


5. John Walter4 Heer (Richard Walter3, David H.2, John Christian1) was born 24 Jun 1891 in Winona County, Winona, Minnesota, and died 04 May 1962 in Winona, Winona County, Minnesota. He married Adela Adelaide Vatter 26 Sep 1923, daughter of Anton Vatter and Annie Likowitz. She was born 15 Oct 1891 in Winona county, Winona City, Minnesota, and died Aug 1984 in Goodview, Winona, Minnesota.


Children of John Heer and Adela Vatter are:

14 i. Robert John5 Heer, born 20 Oct 1924. He married Jeanne Marie Kauphusman 19 Aug 1950 in Winona, Minnesota; born 20 Aug 1928 in Winona county, Winona City, Minnesota; died 08 Apr 2002 in Winona, Winona Community Memorial Hospital, MN.

15 ii. James Vatter Heer, born 17 Jul 1928 in Winona county, Winona City, Minnesota; died 20 Mar 1995 in Winona county, Winona City, Minnesota. He married Lucretia Margaret Scanlan 24 May 1955.

16 iii. William George Heer, born 05 Feb 1931. He married Johanna Helen Langenberg 07 Sep 1955.


8. George Leo4 Heer (Richard Walter3, David H.2, John Christian1) was born 13 Feb 1907 in Winona, Minnesota, and died 21 Feb 1989 in Chicago, Cook county, Illinois. He married Marie Josephine Fakler 20 Oct 1931 in Winona, Minnesota, daughter of August Fakler and Amelia Farrell. She was born 21 Aug 1911 in Winona cty, Minnesota, and she died on 19 Jan 2010. *She was my last living great uncle on either side of my family.


Children of George Heer and Marie Fakler are:

17 i. Infant5 Heer, born 05 Feb 1931.

18 ii. Gordon Heer, born 17 Jun 1932; died 1998 in Tucson, AZ.

19 iii. Patricia Ann Heer, born 30 Dec 1933. She married Ryan.


 
1. Christian Heer-1. He was born in Eppingen, Baden, Germany.

Generation 2
2.  Michael Heer-2 (Christian Heer-1). He was born in Eppingen, Baden, Germany.
Elisabetha Funk. She was born in Streichenberg, Germany.
Michael Heer and Elisabetha Funk. They had 1 child.
4.  i. John Christian Heer [1, 2]. He was born on 01 Dec 1796 in Bietigheim, Baden, Germany [1]. He married Margaretha Neuschwanger. They were married 1827 in Bastheim, Germany. He died on 04 Oct 1868 in Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois, USA
[2].
3.  Philipp Heer-2 (Christian Heer-1).


Generation 3
4.  John Christian Heer-3 (Michael Heer-2, Christian Heer-1) [1, 2]. He was born on 01 Dec 1796 in Bietigheim, Baden, Germany [1]. He died on 04 Oct 1868 in Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois, USA [2].
Christine Horsch [1]. She was born 1811 in Neckarzimmern, Germany [3]. She died on 04 May 1889 in Galena, Illinois 10 am at David's house,1/2 mile from home of her son's wife's mother, Hannah Evans [1].
John Christian Heer and Christine Horsch. He married Christine Horsch. They were married on 02 Aug 1835 in Rindhof, Germany. They had 3 children.
5.  i. David H. Heer [1]. He was born on 01 May 1836 in Beitigheim, Baden,Germany [1]. He married Martha Evans. They were married on 20 Apr 1857 in Evans Home East Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois. He died on 27 Feb 1908 in Rock Island, Illinois [1].
ii.  Daniel Heer [1, 4]. He was born 1839 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. He died on 21 Jul 1854 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1].
6.  iii. Christiana Heer [5]. She was born on 07 Aug 1840 in Bietigheim, Baden, Germany [5]. She married Christian Neuschwanger. They were married on 03 Jul 1857 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois. She died on 01 Aug 1906 in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California [1].
Margaretha Neuschwanger is the daughter of Peter Neuschwanger and Katharina Hodel.
John Christian Heer and Margaretha Neuschwanger. He married Margaretha Neuschwanger. They were married 1827 in Bastheim, Germany. They had 3 children.
i.  Peter Heer [1]. He was born 1823 in Baden, Germany [1]. He died 1880 in Jo Daviess County, Galena, IL [1].
7.  ii. Henry Heer [1]. He was born 1828 in Baden, Germany [1]. He married Christina Witt. They were married 1869. He died on 05 May 1891 in Sibley, Cloud County, Kansas [1].
iii.  John Christian Heer [1]. He was born 1831 in Baden, Germany [1]. He died on 10 Sep 1898 in Mariposa County, California [1].


Generation 4
5.  David H. Heer-4 (John Christian Heer-3, Michael Heer-2, Christian Heer-1) [1]. He was born on 01 May 1836 in Beitigheim, Baden,Germany [1]. He died on 27 Feb 1908 in Rock Island, Illinois [1].
Martha Evans is the daughter of Richard Evans and Hannah Jones [1]. She was born on 17 Dec 1838 in Montgomery, Kerry, Wales [1]. She died on 07 Feb 1922 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1].
David H. Heer and Martha Evans. Marriage License 1857 in Volume B, Page 110 Jo Daviess Marriages 1857. He married Martha Evans. They were married on 20 Apr 1857 in Evans Home East Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois. They had 17 children.
8.  
i. Rudolph Smith Heer [1]. He was born on 06 Jan 1858 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. He married Alice May Wilson. They were married on 28 Nov 1900 in Stephenson County, Illinois. He died on 14 Apr 1947 in Platteville, Grant County, Wisconsin [1].

9.  
ii. Richard Walter Heer [1]. He was born on 30 Mar 1859 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. He married Anna Schmeltzer. They were married 1884 in Winona, Minnesota. He died on 03 Feb 1918 in Winona, Winona County, Minnesota [1].
10.  
iii. John Alonzo Heer [1]. He was born on 19 Sep 1860 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. He married Bertha Howarth. They were married on 26 Sep 1889 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois. He died on 30 Sep 1938 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1].
11.  
iv. Jane (Jennie) Catherine Heer [1]. She was born on 31 Mar 1862 in East Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. She married William Alexander Ritter. They were married on 17 Jan 1882 in Jo Daviess County, Galena, IL. She died on 16 May 1931 in East Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1].
12.  
v. James (Jim) Henry Heer [1]. He was born on 27 Jun 1863 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. He married Mary McMahon. They were married on 20 Nov 1889 in Madison, Wisconsin. He died on 28 Jan 1954 in Sugar Pine, Madera county, California [1].
13.  
vi. Francis Smith Heer [1]. He was born on 27 Jun 1864 in Galena
, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. He died Apr 1944 in Ada County, Boise, Idaho [1].
vii.  Sarah Heer [1]. She was born 1865 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. She died 1865 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1].
14.  
viii. William Dudley Heer [1]. He was born on 29 Sep 1866 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. He married Harriet A. O'Neil. They were married 1902. He died on 20 Mar 1940 in Chicago, Illinois [1].
ix.  Rose Ellen Heer [1]. She was born on 15 Feb 1868 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. She died on 04 Apr 1901 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1].
15.  
x. Leslie Evans Heer [1]. He was born on 15 Apr 1870 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. He married Bertha Jane Leabo. They were married 1895 in Oregon. He died on 15 Dec 1922 in Ashland, Oregon [1].
16.  
xi. George Derwin Heer [1]. He was born on 28 Aug 1871 in Jo Daviess County, East Galena, Illinois [1]. He died on 12 Aug 1931 in Dennison, Grayson County,Texas [1]. He married Ella R. White. They were married in Dennison, TX.
17.  
xii. Harry Leroy Heer [1]. He was born on 22 Jan 1873 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. He married Myrtle L. Renwick. They were married on 18 Apr 1914 in Jo Daviess county, Warren, IL. He died on 12 Nov 1962 in Hennepin County, Minnesota [1].
18.  
xiii. Christina Heer [1]. She was born Nov 1875 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. She married Walter H. Combellick. They were married on 24 Nov 1898 in Jo Daviess County, Galena, IL. She died Oct 1900 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1].
19.  
xiv. Harvey Oliver Heer [1]. He was born on 25 Dec 1877 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. He married Lola Stage. They were married on 13 Jun 1908. He died on 09 Mar 1923 in Montrose, Colorado [1].
20.  
xv. Estella Mae Heer (Stella) [1]. She was born on 08 Oct 1879 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. She married Charles George William Parkins. They were married 1901 in Witnesses-Bro.John B. Parkins, Mabel O. Dower. She died on 06 Oct 1973 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan [1].

xvi.  Florence Elizabeth Heer [1]. She was born on 14 Dec 1880 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. She died on 09 Apr 1898 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois
[1].
xvii.  Mamie Heer.


6.  Christiana Heer-4 (John Christian Heer-3, Michael Heer-2, Christian Heer-1) [5]. She was born on 07 Aug 1840 in Bietigheim, Baden, Germany [5]. She died on 01 Aug 1906 in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California [1].
William Bower [1]. He was born on 01 Apr 1857 [1]. He died on 02 Jun 1935 in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California [1].
William Bower and Christiana Heer. They had no children.
Christian Neuschwanger is the son of Heinrich Neuschwanger and Elisabetha Heer [1]. He was born on 22 Apr 1830 in Rosdorf, Germany [1]. He died on 27 Aug 1881 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1].
Christian Neuschwanger and Christiana Heer. She married Christian Neuschwanger. They were married on 03 Jul 1857 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois. They had 5 children.
i.  
Catherine Neuschwanger [1]. She was born 1858 [1]. She died Aft. 1860 [1].
21.  ii. Mary Amanda Neuschwanger
[1]. She was born on 05 Apr 1862 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. She married William Dower. They were married on 15 Sep 1880 in Jo Daviess County, Galena, IL. She died on 28 May 1947 in Los Angeles, CA [1].
iii.  Child Neuschwanger.
iv.  
Child Neuschwanger.

v.  
Child Neuschwanger.

7.  Henry Heer-4 (John Christian Heer-3, Michael Heer-2, Christian Heer-1) [1]. He was born 1828 in Baden, Germany [1]. He died on 05 May 1891 in Sibley, Cloud County, Kansas [1].
Christina Witt is the daughter of ? and ? [1]. She was born 1844 in Mecklenburg, Germany [1].
Henry Heer and Christina Witt. He married Christina Witt. They were married 1869. They had 2 children.
i.  Christian Heer [1]. He was born 1871 in Illinois [1]. He died in Logan, Gutherie, Oklahoma.
ii.  William Henry Heer [1]. He was born on 22 Aug 1873 in Kansas [1]. He died in Sibley, Cloud County, Kansas [1].


Generation 5
8.  Rudolph Smith Heer-5 (David H. Heer-4, John Christian Heer-3, Michael Heer-2, Christian Heer-1) [1]. He was born on 06 Jan 1858 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. He died on 14 Apr 1947 in Platteville, Grant County, Wisconsin [1].
Alice May Wilson is the daughter of David Parish Wilson and Mary H. McClain [1]. She was born on 09 Apr 1881 in Paris, Grant County, Wisconsin [1]. She died on 03 Dec 1949.
Rudolph Smith Heer and Alice May Wilson. He married Alice May Wilson. They were married on 28 Nov 1900 in Stephenson County, Illinois. They had 1 child.
i.  Muriel J. Heer [1]. She was born on 20 Aug 1904 in Platteville, Grant County, Wisconsin [1]. She died 2002.
9.  Richard Walter Heer-5 (David H. Heer-4, John Christian Heer-3, Michael Heer-2, Christian Heer-1) [1]. He was born on 30 Mar 1859 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. He died on 03 Feb 1918 in Winona, Winona County, Minnesota [1].
Anna Schmeltzer is the daughter of John F. Smeltzer and Mary A. Smeltzer [1]. She was born on 09 Sep 1866 in Winona, Winona County, Minnesota [1]. She died on 08 Jul 1947 [1].
Richard Walter Heer and Anna Schmeltzer. He married Anna Schmeltzer. They were married 1884 in Winona, Minnesota. They had 7 children.
i.  Mary Marie Elizabeth (Mamie) Heer [1]. She was born on 02 Jul 1885 in Winona, Minnesota [1]. She died on 08 Jan 1952 [1].
ii.  Clarence David Heer [1]. He was born on 17 Feb 1887 in Winona, Minnesota [1]. He married Emma Constance Blixt. They were married on 13 May 1911. He died on 18 Mar 1963 in Robbinsdale, Hennepin County, Minnesota [1].
iii.  Raymond Nicholas Heer [1]. He was born on 30 Mar 1889 in Winona, Winona, Minnesota [1]. He married Catherine Grace White. They were married on 02 Jan 1928 in Saint Thomas of Canterbury Church, Chicago, Illinois. He died on 22 Jan 1971 in Tucson, Pima County, AZ [1].
iv.  
John Walter Heer [1]. He was born on 24 Jun 1891 in Winona County, Winona, Minnesota [1]. He married Adela Adelaide Vatter. They were married on 26 Sep 1923. He died on 04 May 1962 in Winona, Winona County, Minnesota [1].


v.  
Benjamin Frank Heer [1]. He was born on 07 Nov 1893 in Winona, Minnesota [1]. He married Alice Riley. They were married on 15 Mar 1941. He died on 01 Jun 1984 in LaCrosse Lutheran Hospital, LaCrosse, LaCrosse, Winconsin [1].

vi.  Helen Mildred Heer [1]. She was born on 26 Jun 1900 in Winona, Winona City, Minnesota [1]. She died on 16 Aug 1973 in Winona, Winona County, Minnesota [1].
vii.  George Leo Heer [1]. He was born on 13 Feb 1907 in Winona, Minnesota [1]. He married Marie Josephine Fakler. They were married on 20 Oct 1931 in Winona, Minnesota. He died on 21 Feb 1989 in Chicago, Cook county, Illinois [1].


10.  John Alonzo Heer-5 (David H. Heer-4, John Christian Heer-3, Michael Heer-2, Christian Heer-1) [1]. He was born on 19 Sep 1860 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. He died on 30 Sep 1938 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1].
Bertha Howarth is the daughter of William Howarth and Frances Lawry [1]. She was born 1867. She died 1899 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1].
John Alonzo Heer and Bertha Howarth. He married Bertha Howarth. They were married on 26 Sep 1889 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois. Reference ID was Vol.F p121. They had 5 children.
i.  Marietta Heer. She was born 1891 in Guess?. She died on 16 Oct 1899.
ii.  Leslie Heer. He was born 1898 in Guess?.
iii.  Marie Heer [1]. She was born on 04 Dec 1890 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. She died 1962 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1].
iv.  
Martha (Muff) Heer [1]. She was born on 28 Apr 1896 in East Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. She married Henry L. Zahrndt. They were married on 03 May 1924. She died on 23 Oct 1987 in Rockford Sanitarium, Illinois [1].

v.  
unknown Heer. She was born 1894.

11.  Jane (Jennie) Catherine Heer-5 (David H. Heer-4, John Christian Heer-3, Michael Heer-2, Christian Heer-1) [1]. She was born on 31 Mar 1862 in East Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. She died on 16 May 1931 in East Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1].
William Alexander Ritter is the son of Isaac Ritter and Rebecca Whittaker [1]. He was born on 06 May 1856 in Illinois [1]. He died on 22 Feb 1931 in East Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1].
William Alexander Ritter and Jane (Jennie) Catherine Heer. Marriage License 1882 in Page 348 (Book E). She married William Alexander Ritter. They were married on 17 Jan 1882 in Jo Daviess County, Galena, IL. They had 9 children.
i.  Ross Ritter [1]. He was born 1884 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. He died on 25 Oct 1884 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1].
ii.  Raymond L. Ritter [1]. He was born on 08 Mar 1885 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. He married Almeda Leone Redfearn. They were married on 24 Aug 1909. He died on 18 Apr 1954 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1].
iii.  LeRoy Wesley Ritter [1]. He was born on 08 Mar 1885 in Jo Daviess County, Galena, Illinois [1]. He died on 25 Oct 1943 in Los Angeles, CA [1].
iv.  
Earle William Ritter [1]. He was born on 20 Jul 1886 [1]. He married Theresa Francis Altfillisch. They were married on 30 Jun 1910. He died on 12 Apr 1967.
v.  
Merle Ritter [1]. She was born on 20 Jul 1886 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. She died on 02 Jul 1951 [1].

vi.  Blanche Estelle Ritter [1]. She was born on 11 Jun 1892 [1]. She married Fredrick Mathey. They were married Abt. 1919. She died on 10 Apr 1957 in California.
vii.  Leone Mae Janice Ritter [1]. She was born on 30 Apr 1894 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. She married Stanford H. Cliff. They were married 1921. She died on 05 Dec 1943 in San Francisco, CA [1].
viii.  Martha Rebecca Ritter [1]. She was born on 16 Dec 1898 in Jo Daviess County, Galena, IL [1]. She died on 14 Jun 1982 [1].
ix.  Charles Arthur Ritter [1]. He was born on 17 Jun 1901 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. He died on 06 Apr 1994 in Gainesville, Alachua, Florida.
12.  James (Jim) Henry Heer-5 (David H. Heer-4, John Christian Heer-3, Michael Heer-2, Christian Heer-1) [1]. He was born on 27 Jun 1863 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. He died on 28 Jan 1954 in Sugar Pine, Madera county, California [1].
Louise Louisa Speckerman is the daughter of William Speckerman and Lula Lewis [1]. She was born Bet. 1905–1906 [1].
James (Jim) Henry Heer and Louise Louisa Speckerman. They had 6 children.
i.  Frances Louise Herr [1]. She was born on 27 Jun 1924 [1]. She died on 09 Aug 1983 in Madera County, California.
ii.  Martha May Heer [1]. She was born on 11 Oct 1926 [1].
iii.  James Roger Herr [1]. He was born on 13 Nov 1928 in Sugar Pine, California [1].
iv.  
Alice May Heer [1]. She was born on 05 Apr 1931 [1].
v.  
William Robert Heer [1]. He was born on 11 May 1933 in Raymond, Madera County, California [1]. He died on 15 Aug 1959 in Oakhill Cemetery, Madera County, California [1].

vi.  Mary Jane Herr. She was born on 05 May 1938 [1]. She died in Oakhurst, CA [1].
Mary McMahon is the daughter of Michael McMahon and Mary Shanahan. She was born in Howard, Illinois.
James (Jim) Henry Heer and Mary McMahon. He married Mary McMahon. They were married on 20 Nov 1889 in Madison, Wisconsin. Marriage License on 26 Nov 1889 in Suvice Parsons, Beruah Carr Wittn, Rev. C. H. Richards. They had 3 children.
i.  Robert James Heer. He was born on 23 May 1894 in Wisconsin. He died on 03 Jan 1952 in Los Angeles.
ii.  Daughter Heer.
iii.  Son Heer.

13.  Francis Smith Heer-5 (David H. Heer-4, John Christian Heer-3, Michael Heer-2, Christian Heer-1) [1]. He was born on 27 Jun 1864 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. He died Apr 1944 in Ada County, Boise, Idaho [1].
Catherine Eleanor Fannin is the daughter of Thomas Fannin [1]. She was born on 30 Jun 1867 in Warren, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1].
Francis Smith Heer and Catherine Eleanor Fannin. They had 7 children.
i.  Mattie E. Heer [1]. She was born 1891 [1]. She died 1948. She married Cassius I. Cook. They were married in Vol. 7 Page 263.
ii.  Arthur Leslie Heer [1]. He was born on 24 Aug 1891 in Delamar, Owyhee County, Idaho [1]. He died on 07 May 1962 in Multnomah County, OR [1].
iii.  Frank Sylvester Heer [1]. He was born on 07 Aug 1894 in Delamar, Idaho [1]. He married Helen Clare Flynn. They were married on 02 Dec 1927 in Boise, Ada County, Idaho. He died Mar 1980 in Boise, Ada, Idaho [1].
iv.  
Harold Howard Heer [1]. He was born on 03 Jun 1898 [1].
v.  
LeRoy Russell Heer [1]. He was born on 01 Aug 1901 in ID [1]. He died Sep 1972 in Washington County, Oregon [1].

vi.  Ralph Waldo Heer [1]. He was born on 03 Dec 1903 in Idaho [1]. He died on 03 May 1973 in Orange County, CA [1].
vii.  Lyle Alwin Heer [1]. He was born on 18 Oct 1907 in Portland, Multnomah County, OR [1]. He died on 28 Feb 1981 in Portland, Multnomah County, OR [1].

14.  William Dudley Heer-5 (David H. Heer-4, John Christian Heer-3, Michael Heer-2, Christian Heer-1) [1]. He was born on 29 Sep 1866 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. He died on 20 Mar 1940 in Chicago, Illinois [1].
Harriet A. O'Neil. She was born 1876. She died on 24 May 1950 in Chicago, Cook County, Chicago, Illinois.
William Dudley Heer and Harriet A. O'Neil. He married Harriet A. O'Neil. They were married 1902. They had 2 children.
i.  William Dudley Heer Jr. [1]. He was born on 18 Sep 1906 in Illinois [1]. He married Dorothy Irene Miller. They were married Jun 1930 in Crown Point, Indiana. He died on 18 Jun 1992 in Deerfield, Lake County, Illinois [1].
ii.  Dorothy E. Heer [1]. She was born on 09 Apr 1903 [1]. She died on 20 Apr 1991 in Evanston, Cook County, Illinois [1].

15.  Leslie Evans Heer-5 (David H. Heer-4, John Christian Heer-3, Michael Heer-2, Christian Heer-1) [1]. He was born on 15 Apr 1870 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. He died on 15 Dec 1922 in Ashland, Oregon [1].
Bertha Jane Leabo [1]. She was born 1879 in Linkville, Klamath County, Oregon.
Leslie Evans Heer and Bertha Jane Leabo. He married Bertha Jane Leabo. They were married 1895 in Oregon. They had 5 children.
i.  Alda Vida Heer [1]. She was born on 27 Mar 1899 in Albany, Linn County, Oregon
[1].
ii.  Zelda Hazel Heer [1]. She was born on 22 Jul 1900 in Leland, Josephine County, Oregon [1]. She married Carl Smith. They were married on 03 Sep 1921. She died on 16 Jul 1957 in San Francisco, California [1].
iii.  Leslie Evans Heer [1]. His birth on 25 Jun 1902 in Wilmer, Jackson county, Oregon (Rogue River) [1]. He married Grace Henriette Johnston. They were married 1930 in Rogue River, Jackson county, Oregon. He died on 22 May 1985 in Jackson County, Leland, Oregon [1].
iv.  
Thelma Gertrude Heer [1]. She was born on 28 May 1905 in Oregon [1]. She died on 02 Oct 1981 in San Joaquin, CA [1].
v.  
Lloyd J. Heer [1]. He was born 1908 [1]. He died on 01 Nov 1958 in Multnoman county, OR [1].

16.  George Derwin Heer-5 (David H. Heer-4, John Christian Heer-3, Michael Heer-2, Christian Heer-1) [1]. He was born on 28 Aug 1871 in Jo Daviess County, East Galena, Illinois [1]. He died on 12 Aug 1931 in Dennison, Grayson County,Texas [1].
Ella R. White is the daughter of A. B. White and Martha S. Reynolds [1]. She was born on 16 Nov 1875 in Arkansas [1]. She died on 23 Jul 1961 in Denison, Grayson county, Texas [1].
George Derwin Heer and Ella R. White. He married Ella R. White. They were married in Dennison, TX. They had 3 children.
i.  Ethel Heer [1]. She was born 1898 in Grayson county, TX [1]. She died on 12 Jan 1986 in Grayson county, TX [1].
ii.  Clyde Derward Heer [1]. He was born on 28 Mar 1900 in Denison, Grayson county, Texas [1]. He married Annie Arizona Wingo. They were married on 16 Sep 1925. He died on 13 May 1968 in Denison, Grayson county, Texas [1].
iii.  Willie Mae Heer [1]. She was born on 14 Nov 1901 in Denison, Grayson, Texas [1]. She married Richard Harold Temple. They were married on 28 May 1925 in Grayson County, Texas. She died on 07 Apr 1969 in Denison, Grayson, Texas [1].

17.  Harry Leroy Heer-5 (David H. Heer-4, John Christian Heer-3, Michael Heer-2, Christian Heer-1) [1]. He was born on 22 Jan 1873 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. He died on 12 Nov 1962 in Hennepin County, Minnesota [1].
Myrtle L. Renwick is the daughter of Robert Bruce Renwick and Alzina Malvina Cornelius [1]. She was born on 25 Jun 1877 in Jo Daviess County, Illinois. She died 1957 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois.
Harry Leroy Heer and Myrtle L. Renwick. He married Myrtle L. Renwick. They were married on 18 Apr 1914 in Jo Daviess county, Warren, IL. They had 1 child.
i.  Robert Renwick Heer [1]. He was born on 06 Feb 1915 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. He married Mary Jane Smith. They were married on 01 Jul 1937. He died on 06 Oct 1996 in Scott County, Minnesota [1].

18.  Christina Heer-5 (David H. Heer-4, John Christian Heer-3, Michael Heer-2, Christian Heer-1) [1]. She was born Nov 1875 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. She died Oct 1900 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1].
Walter H. Combellick [1]. He died in Dubuque, Iowa [1].
Walter H. Combellick and Christina Heer. She married Walter H. Combellick. They were married on 24 Nov 1898 in Jo Daviess County, Galena, IL. Marriage License in Page 085 (Volume G). They had 1 child.
i.  Child Combellick. He was born 1900.

19.  Harvey Oliver Heer-5 (David H. Heer-4, John Christian Heer-3, Michael Heer-2, Christian Heer-1) [1]. He was born on 25 Dec 1877 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. He died on 09 Mar 1923 in Montrose, Colorado [1].
Lola Stage is the daughter of Isaac Milton Stage and Margaret Hartshorne Norris [1]. She was born on 02 Dec 1873 in Clearfield, Pennsylvania [1]. She died on 22 Oct 1956 in Clearfield, Pennsylvania [1].
Harvey Oliver Heer and Lola Stage. He married Lola Stage. They were married on 13 Jun 1908. They had 3 children.
i.  Wesley Isaac Heer [1]. He was born on 08 Apr 1909 in Montrose, Colorado [1]. He died Apr 1977 in Clearfield, Pennsylvania [1].
ii.  Clyde Burton Heer [1]. His birth on 26 Aug 1912 in Montrose Co., CO (Colona, Montrose, Colorado) [1]. He married Edna Lorraine Dunn. They were married on 03 Dec 1935 in Missouri. He died on 31 Aug 1998 in Montrose, Colorado [1].
iii.  Raymond Howard Heer [1]. He was born on 02 Sep 1919 in Montrose, Colorado

[1].
20.  Estella Mae Heer (Stella)-5 (David H. Heer-4, John Christian Heer-3, Michael Heer-2, Christian Heer-1) [1]. She was born on 08 Oct 1879 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. She died on 06 Oct 1973 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan [1].
Charles George William Parkins is the son of John B. Parkins and Thomasina Cragg [1]. He was born on 29 Dec 1870 in Council Hill, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. He died on 01 Mar 1925 in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa.
Charles George William Parkins and Estella Mae Heer (Stella). She married Charles George William Parkins. They were married 1901 in Witnesses-Bro.John B. Parkins, Mabel O. Dower. They had 5 children.
i.  John Barzilla Parkins [1]. He was born on 29 May 1902 in Council Hill, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. He married Olive Rose Beau. They were married on 10 Oct 1923 in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa. He died on 14 Sep 1994 in Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada [1].
ii.  Florence Lucille Parkins [1]. She was born on 03 Feb 1904 in Council Hill, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. She married Frederick Boyer. They were married on 25 Sep 1926. She died on 13 Oct 1993 in Pueblo, Colorado [1].
iii.  Charles David Parkins [1]. He was born on 20 Sep 1905 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. He died on 12 Jan 1985 in Dubuque, Iowa [1].
iv.  
Frank Leslie Parkins [1]. He was born on 27 May 1907 in Council Hill, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. He married Mabel Lorena Lee. They were married on 08 Oct 1927 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois. He died on 17 May 1984 in Grant's Pass, Josephine County, Oregon [1].
v.  
Delbert Earl Parkins. He was born on 29 May 1907. He died Jun 1907.
 

21.  Mary Amanda Neuschwanger-5 (Christiana Heer-4, John Christian Heer-3, Michael Heer-2, Christian Heer-1) [1]. She was born on 05 Apr 1862 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. She died on 28 May 1947 in Los Angeles, CA [1].
William Dower is the son of Thomas Dower and Grace Wilcox [1]. He was born 1857 in Jo Daviess, Galena, Illinois [1]. He died on 22 Jul 1905 in California [1].
William Dower and Mary Amanda Neuschwanger. She married William Dower. They were married on 15 Sep 1880 in Jo Daviess County, Galena, IL. They had 2 children.
i.  Mabel Olive Dower [1]. She was born on 03 Jul 1881 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois [1]. She married Claude Hagle. They were married on 12 Apr 1906. She died on 08 Sep 1957 in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California [1].
ii.  Grace C. Dower [1]. She was born Sep 1887.

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