263. George C5 Heckman Rev (John4, Adam3, Jurg2, Unknown Parents1 Heckmanunknown) was born Easton, Northampton Co, PA January 26, 1825. George died March 5, 1902 in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, at 77 years of age.

He married Anne Josephine Davis in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, June 11, 1850. Anne was born Easton, Northampton Co, PA February 09, 1831. Anne was the daughter of Josiah Davis. Anne died October 10, 1906 in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, at 75 years of age. A George Heckman is listed in 1843 in the membership of the First Presbyterian Church of Easton PA.

Bios: Rev. George C. Heckman, D.D., LL.D.: Easton, Northampton County, PA

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Biographiesfrom - "Proceedings of Pennsylvania-German Society Volume XII, 1901

Rev. George C. Heckman, D.D., LL.D.

Rev. George C. Heckman, D.D., LL.D., was born in Easton, Pa., on January 26, 1825, and was of German descent on both sides of his family, his ancestors being among the first emigrants to locate in eastern Pennsylvania. After attending the schools of Easton he entered Lafayette College in 1841, graduating from the same in 1845. Immediately thereafter he entered Princeton Theological Seminary, from which he graduated in 1848, but was licensed to preach on August 4 of the preceding year. His first charge was at Port Byron, N.Y., in 1848, where he continued over eight years. He next, in January, 1857, accepted a call to a missionary field in Wisconsin, remaining at Portage and Janesville for a period of four and one half years. In 1861 he moved to Indianapolis, Ind., as pastor of the Third Presbyterian Church, now known as the Tabernacle Church. During the Civil War, upon invitation of Colonel King, of the Ninth Regiment, United States Regulars, he acted as volunteer chaplain of that regiment. Later he became sergeant of a company of Indiana minute-men, formed wholly of clergymen, which, however, was not mustered into active service. As a man of pleasing address and much personal magnetism, a deep thinker and versatile writer, his sermons attracted much attention and he received numerous calls from different parts of the country. Among these he was tendered the presidency of Hanover College, also a charge, in Easton, Pa., the church which he attended in youth, but he felt constrained to decline both of these to accept a call to the State Street Church, of Albany, N.Y., in 1867. Finally, however, he was persuaded to act as president of Hanover College, in which position he continued for nine years. In 1879 he became pastor of the Avondale Presbyterian Church, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and continued there until 1887 when he was invited by the General Assembly of the church to serve for one year as Secretary of the Century Fund, in connection with the centennial anniversary held in 1888. Upon the expiration of these duties he accepted a call to the First Presbyterian Church, of Reading, Pa., in 1889, where he served faithfully as its pastor until his decease, the latter year of two in the capacity of pastor emeritus. Besides being the president of Hanover College, during which time he cleared it of long-standing debt and added $100,000 to its endowment fund, he served on its Board of Trustees. He was also a Trustee of Lafayette University, Easton, Pa., and for many years on the Board of Home Missions and the Board of Publication of the Presbyterian Church, and sat in its General Assembly twelve times. Dr. Heckman was a fluent writer and contributed a number of articles to various papers and magazines. He was a man of sterling Christian qualities, beloved by all; a good citizen and a true patriot, whose loss will be sorely felt by all with whom he was associated. On June 11, 1850, he was married to Josephine A. Davis, a daughter of Josiah Davis, of Easton, Pa., who, with the following children, survive him: Mary Snyder, wife of Rev. D.B. Banta, a minister from India; William C., assistant superintendent of the railway postal service; Charles C., attorney-at-law of Indianapolis, Ind., Anna F., residing at home; John Claude, of Evansville, Ind., and Frederick C., of Reading, Pa. Two other children, George Clarence and Josephine D., are dead. Dr. Heckman was a member of the Society of the Sons of the Revolution, through his great-grandfather, Lieut. Col. Peter Kichlein, of Easton, Pa. He became a member of the Pennsylvania-German Society at its organization on April 15, 1891, and was actively and continuously identified with its work until his decease, serving as its president during the year 1894. His death, due to heart failure, occurred at 9:30 o'clock on Wednesday morning, March 5, 1902, at his home on Green Terrace, in Reading, Pa. H.M.M.R.

George C Heckman Rev and Anne Josephine Davis had the following children:

child 342 i. George Clarence6 Heckman was born in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania April 23, 1851. George died May 9, 1864 at 13 years of age.

child 343 ii. Margaret S Heckman was born in Port Byron, NY June 19, 1853. Margaret died January 4, 1939 Indianapolis, Marion Co, IN, at 85 years of age. She married Daniel B Banta in Avondale, Coshocton Co, OH, February 17, 1881. Daniel was born in Franklin, Hohnson Co, IN November 24, 1847. Daniel died November 16, 1913 in Spencer, Owen Co, IN, at 65 years of age. (See Daniel B Banta for the continuation of this line.)

child + 344 iii. William Cameron Heckman was born December 21, 1855.

child 345 iv. Charles C Heckman was born in Port Byron, NY about 1857.

child 346 v. Mary Heckman was born New York about 1859. She married D. B. Banta. D. was born about 1859.

child 347 vi. Anna Feit Heckman was born in Wisconsin December 25, 1860.

child 348 vii. John Claude Heckman was born in Wisconsin September 15, 1865.

child 349 viii. Josephine D Heckman was born in Wisconsin October 12, 1868. Josephine died February 6, 1894 at 25 years of age.

child 350 ix. Frederick C Heckman was born in Wisconsin January 30, 1872. He married Helen Durham November 27, 1894. Helen was born about 1875.

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