He was born on 24 December 1847 (4, 9; 2 (18 in 1865), 9 [78 at death], 11 [3 in 1850], 12 [14 in 1860], 13 [23 in 1870], 14 [33 in 1880], 15 [62 in 1910], 16 [72 [in 1920]). He was born in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (4, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16). He was born to George Heckenluber and Elizabeth [unknown family name] (9).
In 1850, he was living in Franklin Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with his parents George and Elizabeth, with William (presumably his brother), and with Caroline Wolf (11).
In 1860, he was living in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with his father George, with William (presumably his brother), and with John and Catharine Crum (12). He had attended school within the year (12).
In 1868/69, he married Cecelia Catherine Saltzgiver (4, 10, 11, 18). In 1900, she had had six children, five of whom were alive (4). In 1910, she had had six children, four of whom were alive (11). Their children include:
In 1870, he was living in Franklin Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (13). He was living with his wife Cecelia and son George (13). He was a carpenter, and owned $1,800 in real estate and $200 in personal property (13).
In 1880, he was living in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (14). He was living with his wife Cecelia, children George, Nevin, and Aldie, and father (14). He was a farmer (14).
On 16 October 1889, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (5, 17).
In 1890, he was living in Arendtsville, Adams County, Pennsylvania (3).
In 1900, he was living in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (4). He was living with his wife Cecilia and children Nevin, Ralph, and Hanson [?] (4). He was a farmer (4).
On 30 December 1909, he again applied for a pension (17).
In 1910, he was living in Arendtsville Borough, Adams County, Pennsylvania (15). He was living with his wife Cecelia, and with his son Banson [??] and his wife (15). He was a retail merchant (15).
In 1920, he was living in Arendtsville Borough, Adams County, Pennsylvania (16). He was living with his wife Cecelia (16). He was not working (16).
He was an inpatient at the Warner Hospital in Gettysburg for two weeks in December 1925-January 1926 (6, 7, 8).
He died at 10.30 AM 18 January 1926, at Arendtsville, [Adams County,] Pennsylvania (9, 17). He was "highly respected and esteemed", and was active until shortly before his death (9). He was a farmer and carpenter (9). He was a member of the Corporal Skelly post, Gettysburg, of the GAR (9). He was active in the Arendtsville Reformed Church (9). He lived in Arendtsville(9). Reverend Murray E Ness conducted the funeral services (9). He was buried in Fairview Cemetery (9).
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (GR Heckenluber)
2 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 19 January 2005 (GR Heckenluber; rolls have personal name as 'George')
3 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township and Bendersville Borough, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 17, page 10 [?] (Georg [sic] T [?] Heckenluber)
4 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 3, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 42 B = 16 handwritten (George T Heckenluber)
5 pension index, by name (George T Heckenluber)
6 [hospitalization]. Gettysburg Times, 7 January 1926, page 4 (George Heckenluber)
7 [hospitalization]. Gettysburg Times 15 December 1925, page 1 (George Heckenluber)
8 [hospitalization]. Gettysburg Times, 2 January 1926, page 1 (George Heckenluber)
9 'Two Civil War veterans die within 3 hours'. Gettysburg Times, Tuesday evening 19 January 1926, page 1 (G T Heckenluber)
10 'Nicholas Buck (of Bucks Co., Pa) & interjoining families', a gedcom available on RootsWeb WorldConnect (viewed January 2008, last updated 8 January 2008, contact Robert) (George Thomas Heckenluber)
11 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Franklin Township, microfilm series M432, film 743, page 163 (George Hickenluber)
12 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township (post office Arendtsville), microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 403 = 57 handwritten (George Hecenluber [sic])
13 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Franklin Township (post office Arendtsville), microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 129 = 52 handwritten (George Heckinluber [sic])
14 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 43, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 30 = 6 B handwritten (Thom Heckenluber)
15 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Arendtsville Borough, supervisor's district 15, enumeration district 7, microfilm series T624, film 1292, page 83 = 15 B handwritten (Thomas Heckinluber [sic])
16 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Arendtsville Borough, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 2, microfilm series T625, film 1507, page 19 = 9 A handwritten (Thomas D Heckenluber)
17 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (George T Heckenluber)
18 e-mail, Dennis W Brandt to Harry A Ide, 27 October 2009 (George Thomas Heckenluber)
19 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George R Heckinluber)
20 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George K Heckenluber)
21 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George S Hickenluber)
|Name||George Hickenluber||Elizabeth "||George F "||Wm B "||Caroline Wolf|
|Occupation of males over 15 years||Farm|
|Real estate owned|
|Birthplace||" [sc. Penn]||"||"||"||"|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year|
|Over 20 & can't read/write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||John Crum||Catharine "||George Hecenluber [sic]||William "||Thomas "|
|Value of real estate owned||800|
|Value of personal estate||100||40|
|Place of birth||Do [sc. Pennsylvania]||Do||Do||Do||Do|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year||1||1|
|Cannot read & write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Heckinluber [sic] George||- Cecilia [sic]||- George W.|
|Occupation||Carpenter||Keeping House||Farm Laborer|
|Real estate value||1800|
|Personal estate value||200|
|Father foreign born|
|Mother foreign born|
|Birth month if born within year|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|dwelling visit #||46|
|family visit #||49|
|name||Heckenluber Thom||- Cecilia C||- George O [?]||- Nevin J [?]||Aldie O [?]||Heckenluber Geo|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|school this year||1|
|name||Heckenluber George T||- Cecilia C||- Nevin J||- Ralph A||- Hanson [?] E|
|birth date||Dec 1847||June 1842||Nov 1875||Nov 1881||Jan 1884|
|# years married||31||31|
|mother of how many children?||6|
|# of children living||5|
|# years in USA|
|occupation||Farmer||Farm Laborer||At School||At School|
|# months not employed||0||0|
|# months in school||7||4|
|free or mortgaged||F|
|# of farm schedule||214|
|name||Heckinluber [sic] Thomas||- Cecelia C||- Banson [?] E||- Mary A|
|relationship||Head||Wife||Son||daughter in law|
|#years present marriage||41||41||1||1|
|mother of # children||6||0|
|mother of # living children||4||0|
|nature of industry etc.||[illegible]||barrel factory|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||No||No|
|# weeks out of work 1909||0||0|
|school since 1 Sep 09|
|owned free or mortagaged||F|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet||UA|
|deaf & dumb|
|dwelling visit number||186|
|family visit number||192|
|name||Heckenluber Thomas D||- Cecelia|
|free/mortgaged (if owned)||F|
|age at last birthday||72||74|
|year of immigration|
|year of naturalization|
|attended school since Sept 1919|
|father's native language|
|mother's native language|
|can speak English||yes||yes|
|number of farm schedule|
George Heckenluber, of Arendtsville, who spent the last two weeks at the Annie M. Warner hospital, Gettysburg, has returned home much improved.[Gettysburg Times 15 December 1925, page 1]
George Heckenluber, Arendtsville, and Mrs. Elmer Snyder, Littlestown Route 2, were admitted as patients to the Warner Hospital.[Gettysburg Times, 2 January 1926, page 1]
... and George Heckenluber, Arendtsville, were discharged as patients [from the Warner Hospital].[Gettysburg Times, Tuesday evening 19 January 1926, page 1]
Two Civil War veterans, one a resident of Gettysburg, the other a respected citizen of Arendtsville, answered the last roll call within three hours of each other on Monday. Mr. Heckenluber died at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning and Mr. McGuigan passed away shortly after one o'clock in the afternoon.
G. T. Heckenluber, highly respected and esteemed resident of Arendtsville and Civil War veteran, died Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock at his home, from complications of diseases. He was 78 years of age and had been active until a short time ago when he was forced to live a retired life. Mr. Heckenluber observed his 78th birthday anniversary last Christmas Day.
At the outbreak of the Civil War, Mr. Heckenluber enlisted in Co. F., 91st Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer, and served meritoriously through several campaigns. At the close of the war, he returned to Arendtsville where he has lived. He was born in Menallen township and his entire life was spent in Adams county, with the exception of the period of his enlistment.Forced To Retire
Some time ago, infirmities of old age and complications of diseases made inroads upon his health and he was forced to retire from active farm duty. He was also a carpenter by trade and this he relinquished when his health failed.
Mr. Heckenluber played prominent parts in observances of Memorial Day and the Fourth of July and his prominence in the community added zest to his period of community harmony and cooperative manners.
He was a member of the Corporal Skelly post, G. A. R., of Gettysburg, and was also an active worker in the Arendtsville Reformed church. He filled every office in the Arendtsville charge and was one of the pillars of the institution for many years.
He is survived by three sons and one daugher as follows: Orie Heckenluber, of Biglerville R. D.; Mrs. T. S. Orner, of Arendtsville; Harrison Heckenluber, of Arendtsville, and Ralph Heckenluber, also of Arendsville. Five grandchildren also survive.
The deceased was the last surviving member of the family of the late George and Elizabeth Heckenluber, respected residents of Adams county.
Funeral services Thursday, meeting at the house at one o'clock with brief services. The body will lie in state for one hour at the Arendtsville church, after which further services will be held, Rev. Murray E. Ness officiating, and burial in the Fairview cemetery.