1830 - 1901
Collecting photographs of Anton Heinsohn has been an interesting journey. The photograph on the left comes from Fay Woolrich whose father, Dr. Edmund Heinsohn, identified the portrait as his grandfather, Anton. Unfortunately, the portrait is so heavily retouched that it bears very little likeness to the others. The center portrait also comes from Fay Woolrich and it had been identified as Alfred Splittgerber. However, the photo is identical to a retouched portrait belonging to the Friedrichs which was known to their family as Anton and Nancy Heinsohn. (Additionally, the photo above appears to be too old to be his son-in-law.) The photo on the right is cropped from a small unidentified photograph in my possession. This image is identical to the man in a family portrait, also in my possession, that appears to be the Anton Heinsohn family. Additionally, I have a small portrait that I believe is either Gerhard or his brother, Anton. Click here to compare it to the other photos.
Anton Gerhard arrived in Galveston in 1847 aboard the Helen & Elise. He married Nancy A. M. B. STOELTJE (1835 - 1908) in 1852 and they spent the rest of their married life near Frelsburg. Their children included:
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