Anne Rittenhouse Kriebel
was born on 3 July 1911 in Schwenksville, Lucon, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.1,2
She was the daughter of Elias G Kriebel
and Margaret Rittenhouse
. She married Curtis A. Heebner
She died on 30 September 2003 in Gwynedd Square Center, Upper Gwynedd Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, at age 92 years, 2 months and 27 days.3,4
Her obituary appeared in The Morning Call
, Allentown, Pennsylvania, on 2 October 2003. It read:
Anne Rittenhouse Heebner
Anne Rittenhouse Heebner, 92, of Worcester, Montgomery County, an author and local historian, died Sept. 30 in Gwynedd Square Center, Upper Gwynedd Township, Montgomery County. She was the wife of the late Curtis A. Heebner.
She worked for the former American Olean Tile Co., Lansdale, 1963-72, and the Philadelphia National Bank, 1959-63. She also assisted her husband as tax collector for Worcester, 1940-74.
Born in Lucon, Montgomery County, she was a daughter of the late Elias G. and Margaret (Rittenhouse) Kriebel.
She was a member of Central Schwenkfelder Church, Worcester, where she was a Sunday school teacher for the Cheerio Class and a member of the board of deacons and various committees.
She was a tour guide for the Goschenhoppen Historians and the Peter Wentz Farmstead, Worcester; a board of directors member of the Schwenksfelder Library and Museum, Pennsburg, and Meadowood Life Care Community, Worcester, and a member of the Historical Society of Montgomery County, Worcester Township Historical Society, Town & Country Antiquists and Worcester Bicentennial Committee.
She was a teacher and lecturer on spinning and weaving flax at the Kutztown Fair; Hecklerfest and Goschenhoppen Folk Festival, both in Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County; Ephrata Cloisters, Lancaster County; the Jack London Show in 1975, and at many public schools.
A Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader, 1952-63, she was a founder and den mother of Cub Pack 200.
She authored the book, ''A History of Worcester Township,'' and was recognized by Montgomery County for her contribution to another book, ''Montgomery County: The Second Hundred Years.''
Survivors: Son, Richard A. of Worcester; daughter, Mary Anne Heebner Heilig of Harrisburg; two grandchildren.
Services: 2:30 p.m. Friday in the church. Call 7-8:30 p.m. today, R.L. Williams Jr. Funeral Home, Skippack Pike at Cedars Road, Skippack, Montgomery County, and 2-2:30 p.m. Friday in the church.
Contributions: To the church.4
Her obituary appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer
, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, on 3 October 2003. It read:
Anne K. Heebner | Historian, 92
Anne Kriebel Heebner, 92, of Worcester, a historian who learned to spin and weave flax to bring her German heritage alive, died of natural causes Tuesday at Gwynedd Square Center.
Mrs. Heebner, a lifelong resident of Montgomery County, was a descendant of members of the Protestant Schwenkfelders sect, who fled persecution in Germany and settled in Pennsylvania in the 1700s. She was a member of several historical groups and was on the board of the Schwenkfelder Library and Museum in Pennsburg. She wrote a book on the history of Worcester Township and contributed to the book Montgomery County: The Second Hundred Years.
She was a tour guide for the Goschenhoppen Historians, who preserve and interpret the traditions of Pennsylvania Germans. Her son Richard said she lectured adults and children about her heritage, and gave demonstrations on spinning and weaving at ethnic fairs and in 1975 on The Gene London Show, a children's television program.
Mrs. Heebner graduated from Norristown High School. In 1935 she married Curtis A. Heebner. From 1940 until her husband's death in 1974, she assisted him in his duties as Worcester tax collector. She also worked for Philadelphia National Bank in Montgomery County for four years and then worked from 1963 to 1972 for American Olean Tile Co. in Lansdale.
Mrs. Heebner was founding den mother of a Boy Scout Cub Pack and was a former Girl Scout leader. She was on the board of deacons and was a Sunday school teacher at Central Schwenkfelder Church in Worcester.
In addition to her son, she is survived by a daughter, Mary Anne Heilig; and two grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Central Schwenkfelder Church on Valley Forge Road in Worcester. Friends may call from 2 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the church, Box 67, Valley Forge Road, Worcester, Pa. 19490.3
Her funeral was held on 3 October 2003 in Central Schwenkfelder Church, Worcester, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.4,3
She was buried on 3 October 2003 in Central Schwenkfelder Church cemetery, Worcester, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.3
Anne was listed as a daughter in Elias G Kriebel
's household on the 1920 Census in Skippack Road, Skippack Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. She ws recorded as being an eight-year-old single white female who was born in Pennsylvania to parents both of whom were born in Pennsylvania. She could speak English, and had attended school since the previous September. Her ocuption was given as "none"5