HEIDT Family - Katherine HEIDT, born 1906 in South Russia, daughter of Nick and Rosa ZANDER HEIDT, married Daniel D. GARTNER.

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HEIDT Genealogy Information

HEIDT Surname Message Board at Rootsweb.com

Richard Heidt of Greenland, NH wrote, "I am working on the HEIDT surname which was apparently adopted by people living near open fields. My HEIDTs came from the Auenheim/Leutesheim/Kehl, Baden, Germany area which is in the Alsace region, east of the Rhine and near Strassburg, France. The researcher, Richard HITE, from Columbus, Ohio has connected the early HITE line in the US to Germany. The region he has extensively researched is the area around Grotzingen which is located in Baden-Wurtemberg about 10 kilometers east of Karlsuhe. He has credible evidence that connects Jost HITE (German: Hans Justus HEIDT), an early American emigrant, that settled in the Shenendoah Valley, to this region of Germany. However, no direct connection has been found between the Jost Hite family in the Grotzingen region and the other extensive research. In both areas, the HEIDT research in Germany dates back to about 1500. The Hite Association is quite large and supports numerous important historical sites in the US. They have a web site and news letter."

European Origins of the HITE Surname

Gerald "Gary" Smith of Alabama wrote, "My heidt line can be found at www.geocities.com/rameumptom/ under my mother's line. There are a few major Heidt lines that come to America, with a larger one being maintained by a Mr. Roy Heidt in Salt Lake City. I haven't found any tie to him so far, though both his line and mine go to North Dakota from the Odessa area."


Please E-mail us if you have more information or links on the following
HEIDT Families from Leimersheim, Pfalz, Germany and South Russia
Other Surname spelling variations include:
GEIJD (Russian spelling), HAID, HEID, HEIGHT, HEIT, HERDT, HERT,
HIATT, HIGHT, HITE, HITT, HOERDT, HÖRTH. HYATT, and HYDE


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(HEIDT Family #1)

1 Joahnn Peter Heid b: 1655 d: April 09, 1748 Leimersheim/Germersheim, Pfalz, Germany
. +Anna Barbara Unknown b: 1670 d: January 29, 1714 Leimersheim/Germersheim, Pfalz, Germany
......... 2 Anna Margaretha Heid b: June 03, 1698 Leimersheim/Germersheim, Pfalz, Germany d: April 16, 1769 Neupotz/Germersheim, Pfalz, Germany
............ +Johann Adam Malthaner b: February 17, 1695 Neupotz/Germersheim, Pfalz, Germany d: January 12, 1759 Neupotz/Germersheim, Pfalz, Germany m: January 29, 1720 Neupotz/Germersheim, Pfalz, Germany Father: Johann Peter Malthaner Mother: Anna Barbara Unknown
............... 3 Margaretha Malthaner b: February 02, 1721 Neupotz/Germersheim, Pfalz, Germany
.................. +Dominik Antoni b: March 04, 1708 Neupotz/Germersheim, Pfalz, Germany d: 1773 Neupotz/Germersheim, Pfalz, Germany m: February 08, 1740 Neupotz/Germersheim, Pfalz, Germany Father: Johann Wendelin Antoni Mother: Katharina Anna Algayer
...................... 4 Johann Peter Antoni b: February 13, 1741 Neupotz/Germersheim, Pfalz, Germany
......................... +Regina Malthaner b: August 21, 1743 Neupotz/Germersheim, Pfalz, Germany d: November 24, 1818 Neupotz/Germersheim, Pfalz, Germany m: January 13, 1770 Neupotz/Germersheim, Pfalz, Germany Father: Joh Christoph Malthaner Mother: Barbara Wünschel
..................................... 5 Johann Kaspar Antoni b: September 12, 1783 Neupotz/Germersheim, Pfalz, Germany d: April 30, 1828 Neupotz/Germersheim, Pfalz, Germany
........................................ +Regina Daub b: July 04, 1795 Wörth on the Rhine, Pfalz, Germany d: March 06, 1867 Neupotz/Germersheim, Pfalz, Germany m: November 22, 1805 Neupotz/Germersheim, Pfalz, Germany Father: Johann Kaspar Daub Mother: Eva Katharina Schmuck
................................................... 6 Katharina Antony b: August 10, 1809 Neupotz/Germersheim, Pfalz, Germany d: January 11, 1881 Neupotz/Germersheim, Pfalz, Germany
...................................................... +Lorenz Behr b: June 02, 1806 Neupotz/Germersheim, Pfalz, Germany d: February 10, 1866 Neupotz/Germersheim, Pfalz, Germany m: November 16, 1832 Neupotz/Germersheim, Pfalz, Germany Father: Johann Georg Behr Mother: Eva Katharina Wünschel
.................................................................. 7 Isidor Behr b: January 30, 1844 Neupotz, Pfalz, Germany Emigration: 1881 to USA with wife and child
..................................................................... +Helene Roll b: June 27, 1851 of Jockgrim/Germersheim, Pfalz, Germany m: December 06, 1873 Neupotz, Pfalz, Germany Father: Sebastian Roll Mother: Magdalena Schwein Emigration: 1881 with husband and child to America
........................................................................... 8 Franz Behr b: January 13, 1873 Jockgrim/Germersheim, Pfalz, Germany


(HEIDT Family #2)

1 Joh Wilhelm Heidt b: 1671 d: February 12, 1751 Leimersheim, Germersheim, Pfalz, Germany
........... +Anna Maria Schlinwein b: 1671 d: February 08, 1746 m: April 23, 1693
......... 2 Johann Heinrich Heidt b: September 26, 1698 Leimersheim, Pfalz, Germany d: March 04, 1779
............ +Anna Catharina Becker b: August 24, 1703 d: January 01, 1743 Leimersheim, Pfalz, Germany Father: Johann Philipp Becker Mother: Anna Catherina Neimann
............... 3 Johann Georg Heidt b: June 01, 1735 Leimersheim, Pfalz, Germany d: December 08, 1800 Leimersheim, Pfalz, Germany
............................... +Anna Elizabeth Strohmeier b: November 04, 1736 Leimersheim, Pfalz, Germany d: February 23, 1780 Leimersheim, Pfalz, Germany m: February 15, 1760 Father: Michael Strohmeier Mother: Anna Kathina Wolff
.................................... 4 Philipp "Jakob" Heidt b: March 04, 1768 Leimersheim, Pfalz, Germany d: Abt. 1816 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia Emigration: 1809 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia Note: [another source lists his name as Frank HEIDT]
........................................ +Maria "Catherina" Keller b: May 16, 1768 Leimersheim, Pfalz, Germany d: 1808 (or abt 1817) Leimersheim, Pfalz, Germany m: Aft. 1794 Father: Georg Michael Keller Mother: Maria Barbara Boltz Emigration: 1809 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
.............................................. 5 Anna "Elizabetha" Heidt aka: Elisabetha b: May 08, 1793 Leimersheim, Pfalz, Germany d: August 03, 1837 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
.................................................. +Johannes Mosbrucker b: February 10, 1793 (or 1972) Bundental/Pirmasens, Pfalz, Germany d: Abt. 1855 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia m: Abt. 1815 Had more than 5 children Father: Peter Mosbrucker Mother: Marianne Frohlich Emigration: Abt. 1810 from Bundental, Germany to Landau, South Russia with their son Christ
Center, Oliver, ND
.............................................. 5 Valentin Heidt b: Abt. 1794 d: 1811 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
.............................................. 5 Philip "Adam" Heidt aka: Adam b: Abt. 1795 Leimersheim, Pfalz, Germany d: 1856 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia Emigration: 1809 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
.................................................. +female Unknown m: Bef. 1822
........................................................ 6 Johann Heidt b: Abt. 1852 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
........................................................ 6 Katharina Heidt b: Abt. 1854 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
.............................................. 5 Maria "Elizabeth" Heidt b: Abt. 1796 Leimersheim, Germersheim, Pfalz, Germany d: 1855 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
.................................................. +Christian Fleck b: Abt. 1796 Wingen, Alsace, Germany d: 1860 Father: Johann Fleck Mother: Margaretha Schlick
.............................................. 5 Georg Heidt b: Abt. 1799 Leimersheim, Germersheim, Pfalz, Germany
.................................................. +Barbara Fischer b: Abt. 1803 Herd, Baden, Germany Father: Johann Fischer
........................................................ 6 Nikolas Heidt b: Abt. 1832 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
........................................................ 6 Margaretha Heidt b: Abt. 1834 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
........................................................ 6 Elisabeth Heidt b: Abt. 1837 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
........................................................ 6 Theodor Mauerer b: Abt. 1833 [orphaned child]
.............................................. 5 Franziska Heidt b: Abt. 1801 Leimersheim, Germersheim, Pfalz, Germany d: of Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
.................................................. +Georg Fleck b: Abt. 1801 Wingen, Alsace, Germany d: of Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia Father: Johann Fleck Mother: Margaretha Schlick
.................................... *2nd Wife of Philipp "Jakob" Heidt:
........................................ +Marrianne Muller b: 1771 m: Bef. 1794


(HEIDT Family #3)

1 Anna Apollonia Heid b: 1674 d: December 27, 1734
. +Johann Wendelin Geiger b: 1676 d: July 05, 1736
......... 2 Johannes Georg Geiger b: March 19, 1709 1709 Leimersheim, Pflaz, Germany d: April 14, 1780 Leimersheim, Pflaz, Germany
............ +Eva Barbara Boltz b: May 24, 1705 Leimersheim, Pflaz, Germany d: Leimersheim, Pflaz, Germany m: February 15, 1734 1734 Father: Johannes Valentinius Bolz Mother: Maria Ottilia Wolff
............... 3 Marie Katherine Geiger b: January 26, 1739 1739 Leimersheim, Pflaz, Germany d: March 31, 1805 Leimersheim, Pflaz, Germany
.................. +Joannes Valentine Schwab b: July 09, 1739 Leimersheim, Pflaz, Germany m: November 12, 1763 Leimersheim, Pfalz, Germany - Had 6 children Father: Joannes Valentine Schwab Mother: Elizabeth Catherina Loesch
...................... 4 Catharina Elizabeth Schwab b: August 04, 1766 Leimersheim, Pfalz, Germany
......................... +Joannes Kuhn b: March 25, 1758 Leimersheim, Pfalz, Germany d: Speier, Cherson, Beresan, South Russia m: Bef. 1796 Leimersheim, Pfalz, Germany Father: Johannes Valentin Kuhn Mother: Maria Katharina Keller
..................................... 5 Maria Barbara Kuhn b: June 16, 1796 (or May) Leimersheim, Pfalz, Germany d: Abt. 1852 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
........................................ +Georg Jacob Roll b: November 05, 1792 (or November 8th) Jockgrim, Pfalz, Germany d: Abt. 1832 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia in of Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia m: Abt. 1818 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia (one source lists his spouse as Magdalena BAUMANN) Father: Georg Wendelin Roll Mother: Elizabeth Maria Grieser


(HEIDT Family #4)

1 Georg Wendelius Heid b: 1674 Leimersheim, Pfalz, Germany d: December 14, 1748 Leimersheim, Pfalz, German
. +Margaretha Sprung b: July 02, 1690 Leimersheim, Pfalz, Germany m: August 22, 1707 Leimersheim, Pfalz, Germany Father: Johann Philipp Sprung Mother: Susanna Unknown
......... 2 Philippina Heid b: November 16, 1708
......... 2 Maria Margaretha Heid b: November 17, 1710
......... 2 Anna Margaretha Heid b: January 18, 1711
......... 2 Johann Michael Heid b: September 17, 1713 Leimersheim, Pfalz, Germany d: October 14, 1751 Neupotz, Pfalz, Germany.
............ +Margaretha Wünschel b. July 30, 1706 Neupotz, Pflaz, Germany d: April 4, 1760 Neupotz, Pfalz, Germany m: August 25, 1739 - had 6 children
......... 2 Maria Magdalena Heid b: January 19, 1716 Leimersheim, Pfalz, Germany
............ +Johann Georg Frohlich b: 1702 Leimersheim, Pfalz, Germany d: May 27, 1752 Leimersheim, Pfalz, Germany m: September 16, 1749 Leimersheim, Pfalz, Germany Father: Ludwig Frohlich Mother: Margaretha Rheinzabern
......... 2 Anna Elisabetha Heid b: February 13, 1718


(HEIDT Family #5)

1 Johann Kaspar Heidt b: February 22, 1725 Leimersheim/Germersheim, Pfalz, Germany d: September 19, 1769 Leimersheim/Germersheim, Pfalz, German
. +Maria Margaretha Geiger b: May 21, 1733 (or May 2, 1763) d: March 12, 1799 (or after 1858 in Speier, South Russia) m: May 02, 1763 Maria Margaretha GEIGER is Johann Kaspar HEIDT's 3rd wife
......... 2 Johann Joseph Heidt b: February 12, 1767 Leimersheim/Germersheim (or Kuhardt), Pfalz, Germany d: Aft. 1858 of Speier, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia Emigration: 1809 Speier, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
............ +Margaretha Martin b: Abt. 1764 Germany d: Aft. 1858 of Speier, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia Father: Johann Martin
........ *2nd Wife of Johann Joseph Heidt:
........... +Anna "Katharina" Antelszeisler m: September 27, 1802 Leimersheim/Germersheim (or Kuhardt), Pfalz, Germany Other Surname spellings: ANRLSZIESLER


(HEIDT Family #6)

1 Margarethe Heidt b: Bef. 1727 (extrapolated from child's birth date) of Leimersheim, Pfalz, Germany
. +J. Adam Keller
......... 2 Katharina Elisaeth Keller b: Bet. 1747 - 1758 Leimersheim, Pfalz, Germany d: February 24, 1827 Leimersheim, Pfalz, Germany


(HEIDT Family #7)

...... 1 Margaret Heid b: Bef. 1736 (extrapolated from son-in-law's birth date) of Leimersheim, Pfalz, Germany
........... +Joseph Messmann
......... 2 Anna Maria Catharina Messmann
............ +Johann Jacob Landeis b: April 22, 1756 Nechkarburken, Baden, Germany d: Bef. 1816 Karlsruhe, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia m: November 04, 1789 Leimersheim/Germersheim, Pfalz, Germany


(HEIDT Family #8)

1 Johnn Michael Heidt b: Bef. 1736 Leimersheim, Pfalz, Germany d: USA Emigration: September 24, 1753 arrived in Philadelphia, PA on the ship "Neptune" Other Surname spellings: HEYDT


(HEIDT Family #9)

1 Johann Georg Heidt b: Bef. 1765 (extrapolated from child's birth date)
. +Anna Maria Burckel
......... 2 Anna Katharina Heidt b: September 10, 1785
............ +Tobias Schardt b: March 29, 1721 d: August 27, 1809 Father: Philip Valentin Schardt Mother: Elisabeth Katharina Boltz


(HEIDT Family #10)

1 Franz Heidt b: Bef. 1775 (extrapolated from child's birth date) Probably from Leimersheim, Pfalz, Germany Note: [His brother might be Philip Adam HEIDT b. abt. 1798]
......... 2 Philip "Adam" Heidt aka: Adam b: Abt. 1795 Leimersheim, Pfalz, Germany d: 1856 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia Emigration: 1809 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
........... +female Unknown m: Bef. 1822
............... 3 Barbara Heidt b: Abt. 1822 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia d: Karlsruhe?, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
.................. +Johann Philipp Ihly b: Abt. 1816 Karlsruhe, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia Father: Joseph Ihly Mother: Marianna Reuter
..................... 4 Georg Ihly b: 1852 Karlsruhe, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia d: Bef. November 22, 1944 Kandel, Pfalz, Germany
........................ +Luisa Kuntz b: 1857 Katharinental, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia d: Bef. November 22, 1944 Blumental, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia Father: Peter Kuntz Mother: Margaretha Wanner
....... *2nd Wife of Philip "Adam" Heidt:
.......... +Katherine Knittel b: 1812 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia m: Bef. 1827 Father: Jakob Knittel Mother: Regina Luber
............... 3 Peter Heidt b: Abt. 1827 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
.................. +Katharina Zentner b: Abt. 1835
..................... 4 Nikolaus Heidt b: Abt. 1855 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
............................... 5 Philipp Nikolaus Heidt b: April 06, 1890 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia d: Georgsburg?, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
..................... 4 Joseph Heidt b: Abt. 1858 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
............... 3 Annamaria Heidt b: Abt. 1830 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
............... 3 Klemens Nikolaus Heidt b: Abt. 1831 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
.................. +Helena Unknown b: Abt. 1831
..................... 4 Nick Heidt b: Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia d: March 1907 Schefield, Stark, ND Emigration: Was in Sulz, South Russia and later moved to Odessa, South Russia, then sailed to Schefield, ND in 1907
........................ +Rosa Zander b: 1878 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia d: November 17, 1923 Schefield, Stark, ND m: Bef. 1906 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia Father: Jacob Zander
............................... 5 Barbara Heidt b: September 04, 1903 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia d: August 26, 1938 Dickinson, Stark, ND in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Dickinson, Stark, ND
.................................. +Clements Kuntz b: August 15, 1893 ND d: July 03, 1949 Dickinson, Stark, ND in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Dickinson, Stark, ND m: August 06, 1919 Dickinson, Stark, ND
............................... 5 Katherine Heidt b: September 02, 1906 Sulz or Odessa, Cherson, South Russia d: April 26, 1960 Bismarck, Burleigh, ND in Glen Ullin, Morton, ND
.................................. +Daniel D. Gartner b: August 04, 1904 Glen Ullin, Morton, ND d: October 23, 1987 Strasburg, Emmons, ND in Glen Ullin, Morton, ND m: November 25, 1930 Glen Ullin, Morton, ND Father: Danial Gartner Mother: Louisa Hoersch
..................... 4 Julia Heidt b: Abt. 1853 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
..................... 4 Katharina Heidt b: Abt. 1857 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
............... 3 Marzellius Heidt b: Abt. 1836 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia d: Abt. 1921 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
.................. +Elizabeth Armbrust b: Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia d: Abt. 1923 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia Father: Michael Armbrust
..................... 4 Anton Heidt b: February 22, 1864 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia d: April 22, 1868 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
..................... 4 Appolonia Heidt b: Bef. 1865 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
........................ +male Thomas
..................... 4 Katharina Heidt b: September 06, 1865 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia d: September 14, 1865 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
..................... 4 Joseph Heidt b: August 28, 1866 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia d: July 26, 1868 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
..................... 4 Anna Heidt b: Aft. 1867 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
..................... 4 Elisabeth Heidt b: Aft. 1867
..................... 4 Pewl Heidt b: Aft. 1867 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
..................... 4 Stefan Heidt b: 1884 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia d: April 10, 1936 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
........................ +Eva Brittner b: 1886 d: April 04, 1944 During flight to Poland through Bombardirung
............................... 5 Peter Heidt b: May 20, 1907 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia d: April 04, 1944
......................................... 6 female Heidt b: 1931 d: April 04, 1944
............................... 5 Anton Heidt b: 1909 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
............................... 5 Pauline Heidt b: January 11, 1914 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
............................... 5 Florentine "Flora" Heidt b: May 08, 1916 Sulz, Cherson, Beresan, South Russia
.................................. +Johann Knoll b: April 24, 1913 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia d: June 05, 1947 Archangelsk, North Russia Father: Johann Knoll Mother: Elisabeth Geiger
............................... 5 Jakob Heidt b: March 11, 1918 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
............................... 5 Johann Heidt b: 1919 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
............................... 5 Rosa Heidt b: 1922 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia d: 1924 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
............................... 5 Elisabeth Heidt b: 1927 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
............... 3 Johanna Heidt b: Abt. 1844 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
............... 3 Sebastian Heidt b: Abt. 1846 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia Note: [CONFIRMATION NEEDED on ASSUMPTION: Sebastian HEIDT m. Eva SEGMILLER is the same person as Sebastian HEIDT b. about 1846 son of Philipp Adam]
.................. +Eva Segmiller b: 1843 South Russia Father: Georg "Peter" Segmuller Mother: Annamaria Weber Other Surname spellings: SEGMULLER
..................... 4 George Heidt I b: September 29, 1869 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia d: July 06, 1944 New England, Hettinger, ND
........................ +Elizabeth Glasser b: March 25, 1871 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia d: June 16, 1969 Dickinson, Stark, ND m: March 23, 1890 Conaly, Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia Father: Frank Glasser
............................... 5 Albinus Heidt b: November 04, 1892 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia d: April 20, 1946 Bismarck, Burleigh, ND
.................................. +Eugenia Ida Greff b: 1894 (or September 12, 1904) d: May 12, 1978 of DeSart, ND m: October 31, 1916 St. Placidus/Mott, Hettinger, ND Father: Frank Greff Mother: Marianna Jochim
......................................... 6 Adam Heidt b: September 17, 1917 d: September 17, 1917
......................................... 6 Ziriak Heidt b: November 07, 1918 d: January 31, 1919
......................................... 6 Kasper Heidt b: November 26, 1919 Mott, Hettinger, ND
............................................ +Josephine Obritschkewitsch b: December 19, 1922 Scheffield, Stark, ND m: June 20, 1943 Camp Adair, OR Father: Edward Obritschkewitsch Mother: Rose Geiger
......................................... 6 Fank Heidt b: January 09, 1924 d: March 28, 1997
............................................ +Rose Schmidt
......................................... 6 Phillip Heidt
............................................ +Arvilla Joyce Schwerbel
......................................... 6 Edward Heidt
............................................ +June Olson
......................................... 6 John Heidt
......................................... 6 Leantine Heidt
............................................ +Raymond Phillip Gabel
......................................... 6 James Heidt
............................................ +Rosemary Bernice Dutell
......................................... 6 Charles Heidt
......................................... 6 Richard Heidt
............................................ +Diane Alice Zeller
......................................... 6 Viola Heidt
......................................... 6 Donald Heidt
............................................ +Donna Belle Murray
......................................... 6 Delores Heidt
............................... 5 George Heidt II b: October 26, 1894 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia d: August 02, 1953 South Heart, Stark, ND
.................................. +Emilia Wandler m: July 01, 1919 St. Pius Church, Schefield, Stark, ND
......................................... 6 John Heidt b: June 12, 1920
............................................ +Maxyne Unknown
......................................... 6 Tony Heidt b: May 23, 1921 ND d: January 16, 1984
............................................ +Margaret Ridl m: July 19, 1972 ND
........................................................ 7 Diane Heidt
......................................... 6 Fred Heidt b: February 23, 1923 ND
......................................... 6 Katie Heidt b: January 09, 1925 ND
............................................ +Frank Eberts m: November 09, 1943 ND
......................................... 6 Jenny Heidt b: January 28, 1926 ND
............................................ +Stephen Vida
......................................... 6 Larry Heidt b: July 31, 1927 ND
............................................ +Helen Geietzen m: October 26, 1957
......................................... 6 Clara Heidt b: February 16, 1929 ND
............................................ +Bill Wendel m: February 22, 1949
......................................... 6 Paul Heidt b: November 19, 1931 ND
............................................ +Betty Anderson m: August 10, 1957
......................................... 6 Elaine Heidt b: July 24, 1933
............................................ +Valentine Splichal m: August 16, 1950
............................... 5 Margaret Heidt b: January 26, 1897 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
.................................. +Cyriak Wandler m: November 23, 1915 New England, Hettinger, ND
............................... 5 Regina Heidt b: January 16, 1901 Dickinson, Stark, ND
.................................. +John Paul b: September 12, 1902 ND d: June 11, 1951 Salem, Marion, OR m: November 14, 1921 New England, Hettinger, ND Father: Johann Paul Mother: Helene Koehler
............................... 5 Frank Adam Dominic Heidt b: September 04, 1904 Dickinson, Stark, ND d: March 19, 1981 Hamilton, Ravalli, MT
.................................. +Katherine Marie Wandler b: May 26, 1907 Dickinson, Stark, ND d: April 17, 1980 Hamilton, Ravalli, MT m: November 14, 1927 Kennedy Church, Kennedy Twnshp, DeSart, Slope, ND Father: Joseph Gregory Wandler Mother: Elizabeth C. Obritschkewitsch
......................................... 6 Robert Adam Heidt
............................................ +Alice Kimbell b: January 17, 1932 d: August 14, 1995 of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT
......................................... 6 Eugenia Elizabeth Heidt
............................................ *2nd Husband of Eugenia Elizabeth Heidt:
............................................ +Alexander Erhart b: March 28, 1926 d: April 27, 1998 Missoula, Missoula, MT
......................................... 6 Alvina Heidt
............................................ +Lester Lightboy
............................................ *2nd Husband of Alvina Heidt:
............................................ +Walter Gibbs
......................................... 6 Antonia Grace Heidt b: April 24, 1933 Hettinger Co., ND
............................................ +Kenneth Albert Smith b: September 03, 1930 Hailey, Blaine, ID d: May 08, 1989 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT in Fort Douglas, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT m: August 16, 1952 Tacoma, Pierce, WA Father: Raymond Phillip Smith Mother: Arvilla B. Park
......................................... 6 Benjamin Francis Heidt b: July 04, 1935 DeSart, Slope, ND d: August 22, 1937 Hamilton, Ravalli, MT
......................................... 6 Frances Ruth Heidt
............................................ +Peter Michael Pfau
......................................... 6 Luella Caroline Heidt
............................................ +Joseph A. Ricci
............................................ *2nd Husband of Luella Caroline Heidt:
............................................ +Gerald Maller
......................................... 6 Catherine Marie Heidt
............................................ +David C. Dudinsky
......................................... 6 Mary Margaret Heidt
............................................ +Christopher Shears
............................... 5 Katherine Heidt b: February 20, 1907 Dickinson, Stark, ND
............................... 5 Celestine Heidt b: December 05, 1909 ND
.................................. +Paul Hecker m: November 20, 1928
..................... 4 Julia Heidt
........................ +Michael Braun
..................... 4 Cecilia Heidt
............... 3 Johann Heidt b: Abt. 1852 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
............... 3 Katharina Heidt b: Abt. 1854 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
......... 2 Wendelin Heidt b: 1808 Leimersheim, Pfalz, Germany d: Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
............ +Franziska Straub b: 1796 Oestringen, Baden, Germany m: Bef. 1827 Father: Johann Straub
............... 3 Anna Maria Heidt b: Abt. 1827 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
.................. +Kaspar Erenbreiz b: 1810 d: Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
..................... 4 Margaretha Erenbreiz b: Abt. 1857
............... 3 Philipp Heidt b: 1833 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
.................. +Theresia Unknown b: 1826 of Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
..................... 4 Suzanna Heidt b: Abt. 1858 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
............... 3 Adam Heidt b: Abt. 1834 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia d: Bef. 1858 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
............... 3 Margaretha Heidt b: Abt. 1839 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
............... 3 Joseph Heidt b: Abt. 1840 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
............... 3 Jakob Heidt b: Abt. 1844 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia d: 1851 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
....... *2nd Wife of Wendelin Heidt:
....... +Magdalena Unknown d: 1851 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia m: Bef. 1846 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
............... 3 Ludwig Riedinger b: Abt. 1844
............... 3 Franz Heidt b: Abt. 1846 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
............... 3 Georg Heidt b: Abt. 1849 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
............... 3 Anton Heidt b: Abt. 1851 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
....... *3rd Wife of Wendelin Heidt:
....... +Regina Roll b: Abt. 1821 (or 1822) Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia d: South Russia m: 1856 Father: Georg "Martin" Roll Mother: Anna Maria Springel Emigration: 1852 Regina and the children moved to Sulz, South Russia along with her brother-in-law's family
............... 3 Jacob Heidt b: Abt. 1857 Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
......... 2 Katharina Heidt b: Abt. 1813 Leimersheim, Pfalz, Germany
........... +Johannes Schmidt b: Abt. 1811 d: of Sulz, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia Father: Valentine Schmidt Note: [living in the household in 1839: 1) sister, Eva STEIN SCHMIDT b. 1768; 2) Peter Kunz b. 1801 son of Friedrich from Weidental, Pfalz & wife Susanna SAKKE b. 1803 daughter of Matthias of Landau, Russia; and 3) Anton LeFRANK b. 1815 & wife Annamaria HATZ.]
............... 3 Joseph Schmidt b: Abt. 1834
............... 3 Veronika Schmidt b: Abt. 1836
............... 3 Franz Schmidt b: Abt. 1838


(HEIDT Family #11)

1 Jacob Heidt b: Bef. 1782 (extrapolated from child's birth date) Leimersheim, Pfalz, Germany
......... 2 Katharina Franziska Heidt b: 1802 Leimersheim, Pfalz, Germany
........... +Georgius J. Fleck b: 1801 Wingen, Alsace, Germany (now France) m: had 7 children
............... 3 Franziska Fleck b: 1838 d: 1932
.................. +Johann Georg Hoffman b: 1835 d: 1921 Karlsruhe, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia


(HEIDT Family #12)

1 Josef "?Johann Josef?" Heidt b: Abt. 1787 Berg/Leimersheim, Germersheim, Pfalz, Germany d: Katharinental, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia Emigration: 1809 Katharinental, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia Note: [listed as the son of Josef Heidt]
. +Katharina Braun b: Abt. 1794 Father: Johann Braun

........... 2 Johannes Heidt b: Abt. 1815 Katharinental, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
............. +Anna Maria Dilger b: Abt. 1818 Father: Jakob Dilger
............... 3 Simon Heidt b: Abt. 1837 Katharinental, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
............... 3 Franz Heidt b: Abt. 1838 Katharinental, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia d: Katharinental?, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
............... 3 Katharina Heidt b: Abt. 1845 Katharinental, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
............... 3 Eva Heidt b: Abt. 1849 Katharinental, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
............... 3 Michael Heidt b: Abt. 1858 Katharinental, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
........... 2 Franz Heidt b: Abt. 1820 Katharinental, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia d: Katharinental?, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
............. +Katharina Unknown d: 1856 Katharinental, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia m: Bef. 1836
............... 3 Anna Maria Heidt b: Abt. 1836
............... 3 Thomas Heidt b: Abt. 1844
............. *2nd Wife of Franz Heidt:
............. +Margaretha Unknown b: Abt. 1839 m: Aft. 1856
............... 3 Maria Eva Heidt b: Abt. 1858 Katharinental, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
........... 2 Katharina Heidt b: Abt. 1822
........... 2 Michael Heidt b: Abt. 1826 Katharinental, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
............. +Regina Unknown d: 1853 Katharinental, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia m: Bef. 1853
............... 3 Rosina Heidt b: Abt. 1852 Katharinental, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
............. *2nd Wife of Michael Heidt:
............. +Magdalena Unknown b: Abt. 1836 m: Bef. 1858
............... 3 Margaretha Heidt b: Abt. 1858 Katharinental, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
........... 2 Annamaria Heidt b: Abt. 1829
........... 2 Lorenz Heidt b: Abt. 1831 Katharinental, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia d: 1839 Katharinental, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
........... 2 Rosina Heidt b: Abt. 1831
........... 2 Juliana Heidt b: Aft. 1831


(HEIDT Family #13)

1 Johann Heidt b: Bef. 1800 Leimersheim/Germersheim, Pfalz, Germany d: Beresina?, Bessarabia, South Russia Emigration: 1816 Beresina, Bessarabia, South Russia


(HEIDT Family #14)

1 Franziska Heidt b: Abt. 1810 Leimersheim/Germersheim, Pfalz, Germany (daughter of Philipp Heidt) d: Landau?, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia


(HEIDT Family #15)

1 Philipp Heidt b: Bef. 1781 (extrapolated from child's birth date) Leimersheim, Pfalz, Germany
......... 2 Johann Heidt b: Abt. 1801 Leimersheim/Germersheim, Pfalz, Germany (son of Philipp Heidt) d: of Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
........... +Katharina Unknown b: Abt. 1801 Germany
............... 3 Nikolaus Heidt b: October 22, 1832 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
.................. +Eudoxie Unknown b: Abt. 1836
............... 3 Theodor Heidt b: Abt. 1836 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
.................. +Monika Unknown b: Abt. 1838
............... 3 Margaretha Heidt b: Bef. 1837 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia Note: [1858 census shows her as married]
............... 3 Elisabetha Heidt b: Abt. 1837 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
............... 3 Christian Heidt b: January 30, 1839 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
.................. +Alexandra Unknown b: Abt. 1851
..................... 4 Johann Heidt b: January 15, 1865
..................... 4 Josef Heidt b: December 29, 1868 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
....................... *2nd Wife of Christian Heidt:
....................... +female Unknown
..................... 4 Johann Heidt b: August 17, 1858 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
........................ +Elizabeth Unknown b: Abt. 1861
..................... 4 Juliana Heidt b: Abt. 1861 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
............................... 5 Antonia Heidt b: Abt. 1889 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia (an illigitimate child)
..................... 4 Monika Heidt b: Abt. 1865 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
............... 3 Georg Heidt b: November 08, 1843 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
.................. +Anastasia Unknown b: Abt. 1844
..................... 4 Annamarie Heidt b: Abt. 1872
......... 2 Wendelin Heidt aka: Wenzel b: Abt. 1808 Leimersheim/Germersheim, Pfalz, Germany (son of Philipp Jakob HEIDT and Catherine Marie KELLER?) d: May 10, 1870 of Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
........... +Barbara Klang b: Abt. 1812 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia d: October 10, 1880 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia Father: Martin Klang Mother: Barbara Muhl
............... 3 Christian Heidt b: December 22, 1833 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia d: November 06, 1898 Dickinson, Stark, ND
.................. +Apolonia Friedrich b: August 09, 1839 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia d: July 15, 1901 Dickinson, Stark, ND m: November 17, 1880 Father: Lorenz Friedrich Mother: Barbara Hirsch
..................... 4 Rose Heidt b: August 09, 1859 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia d: January 19, 1945 Sheffield, Stark, ND in St. Pius Cemetery
........................ +Franz Berger b: December 30, 1855 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia (one source lists Franz's parents as Peter BERGER b. 1831 and Margaretha HUCK b. 1932) d: June 12, 1930 Sheffield, Stark, ND in St. Pius Cemetery m: November 17, 1880 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia Father: Peter Berger Mother: Franziska Bösherz Emigration: September 25, 1901 arrived in Dickinson, ND and homesteaded about 12 miles SW of Dickinson.
..................... 4 Johann Heidt b: May 15, 1865 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
........................ +Elisabeth Unknown
..................... 4 Rafael Heidt b: October 06, 1868 (or October 16, 1870 in Elisathoc Clmst, South Russia) Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia d: June 05, 1922 in St. Pius Cemetery Emigration: October 23, 1900 arrived in Dickinson, ND and homesteaded 13 miles southwest of the city
........................ +Barbara Brinster b: November 15, 1874 South Russia d: October 15, 1961 Dickinson, Stark, ND 86 m: 1896 Father: George Brinster Mother: Marian Wock Other Surname spellings: BRINSTER
............................... 5 Roy Heidt b: December 06, 1894 Rastadt, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia Emigration: 1900 to USA
.................................. +Veronica Olheiser b: December 15, 1897 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia d: December 06, 1952 Dickinson, Stark, ND in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Dickinson, Stark, ND 54 m: November 21, 1916 St Joseph's Church, Dickinson, Stark, ND Father: John Olheiser Mother: Ottilia Schmidt
......................................... 6 Celestine Heidt b: September 04, 1917
............................................ +Jerome Roller
......................................... 6 Anton Heidt b: March 23, 1919
......................................... 6 Ralph A. Heidt b: November 30, 1920 d: 1999
......................................... 6 John Heidt b: March 26, 1922
......................................... 6 Vincent Heidt b: January 22, 1924
......................................... 6 George Heidt b: May 02, 1925 (or May 2, 1926) Dickinson, Stark, ND d: March 10, 1999 Jamestown, Stutsman, ND
............................................ +Georgianna Obritsch b: April 15, 1925 Father: Edward Obritschkewitsch Mother: Rose Geiger
......................................... 6 Leo Heidt b: May 10, 1927
......................................... 6 Veronica Heidt b: May 02, 1929
.................................................. +Philip Dukart
......................................... 6 Roy Heidt b: July 07, 1931
......................................... 6 Dorothy Heidt b: May 25, 1932
............................................ +Philip Huck
......................................... 6 Loretta Heidt b: April 14, 1938
............................................ +John Stoltz b: June 30, 1931 Gladstone, Stark, ND m: August 07, 1956 Father: Philip Stoltz Mother: Margaret Boehm
.................................. *2nd Wife of Roy Heidt:
.................................. +Wilhemina Lantz aka: Minnie b: March 28, 1895 Karlsruhe, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia d: March 02, 1968 m: September 24, 1954 St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Dickinson, Stark, ND Father: John Lantz Mother: Margaretha Jahner
............................... 5 Beata Heidt b: March 29, 1898
.................................. +George Olheiser b: October 25, 1894 Felsenberg, Beresan, Chereson, South Russia d: October 13, 1969 Dickinson, Stark, ND m: November 21, 1916 Dickinson, Stark, ND
............................... 5 Eleanore Heidt b: October 09, 1899
.................................. +Raphael Jahner b: December 01, 1898 Father: Peter Jahner
............................... 5 George Heidt b: March 13, 1902
............................... 5 Celestine Heidt aka: Ven. Sr. Leander b: June 21, 1905
.................................. +NUNHOOD m: Order of St. Francis, Rochester, MN
............................... 5 John Heidt b: May 23, 1907
............................... 5 Raphael Heidt b: April 16, 1909
............................... 5 Agnes Heidt aka: Ven Sr. Chrispina b: April 30, 1911
.................................. +NUNHOOD m: Order of St. Francis, Rochester, MN
............................... 5 Christ Heidt b: August 17, 1913
............................... 5 Rosemary Heidt b: June 23, 1915
.................................. +George Dukart
............................... 5 Harry Heidt b: July 04, 1917
............................... 5 infant Heidt d: infant death
..................... 4 Agathe Heidt b: Abt. 1870 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
..................... 4 Josef Heidt b: October 30, 1874 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
..................... 4 Klementine Heidt b: January 22, 1879 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia d: February 14, 1928
........................ +Stephen Frank b: September 03, 1873 d: March 22, 1958 m: October 21, 1901 (or 1905) Dickinson, Stark, ND
............................... 5 Christ Frank
.................................. +Pauline Jahner
..................... 4 Pulcheria Heidt b: Abt. 1881 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
..................... 4 Elisabeth Heidt b: Abt. 1882 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia Note: [a Elisabeth HEIDT was buried at St. Pius Cemetery in Stark Co.,, ND on May 21, 1918. She was born June 28, 1883.]
............... 3 Matthais Heidt b: Abt. 1840
.................. +Marianna Unknown b: Abt. 1839
............... 3 Michael Heidt I b: August 05, 1841 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia d: Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
.................. +Franziska Froelich d: Bef. 1891 m: Aft. 1861
..................... 4 Katerina Heidt b: Abt. 1865 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia d: Laurel, MT
..................... 4 Johann Heidt b: August 04, 1869 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
........................ +Katerina Unknown b: Abt. 1872 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
..................... 4 Margarete Heidt b: Abt. 1870 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
..................... 4 Lydia Heidt b: Abt. 1872 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
..................... 4 Magdalene Heidt b: Abt. 1876 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
..................... 4 Michael Heidt b: March 11, 1880 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
..................... 4 Sophie Heidt b: Abt. 1881 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
..................... 4 George Heidt
..................... 4 Michael Heidt II b: June 19, 1884 (or June 19, 1884) Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia d: April 13, 1938 Glendive, MT in Mandan Cemetery, Mandan, Morton, ND
....................... +Anna Stoltz b: March 20, 1885 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia d: May 03, 1970 Mandan, Morton, ND m: August 09, 1909 Mandan, Morton, ND Father: Christian Stoltz Mother: Magdalena Wetsch
............................... 5 George Heidt b: September 15, 1907 d: of Mandan, Morton, ND
.................................. +Janet Arthur b: March 30, 1908 m: September 28, 1939 Mandan, Morton, ND - had no children Father: Sam Arthur Mother: Maude Alexander
............................... 5 Christian Heidt b: June 05, 1910 Mandan, Morton, ND d: June 20, 1910 Mandan, Morton, ND
............................... 5 Frank Heidt b: June 23, 1911 Mandan, Morton, ND d: of Swansboro, ND
.................................. +Maxine Holmes b: August 04, 1916
............................... 5 Mathilda Heidt b: February 04, 1913 Mandan, Morton, ND d: March 10, 1975 Bismarck, Burleigh, ND
............................... 5 Adam Henry Heidt b: January 15, 1915 Mandan, Morton, ND
.................................. +Clara Jacobson b: October 08, 1919 Almont, Morton, ND m: November 19, 1940 Glendive, MT
......................................... 6 Bernadette "Bernie" Heidt b: February 01, 1942 of Mandan, Morton, ND
............................................ +Anton Channing Morton I b: Swansboro, ND d: December 01, 1996 m: March 22, 1961
............................................ *2nd Husband of Bernadette "Bernie" Heidt:
............................................ +Robert Thomas Brewster m: Abt. June 16, 1997
............................... 5 Lacaudia Heidt b: August 28, 1916 Mandan, Morton, ND d: 1946 Oakland, CA
.................................. +T. Welliver b: Bismarck, Burleigh, ND m: Bismarck, Burleigh, ND
............................... 5 AnnaMaria Heidt b: January 02, 1920 Mandan, Morton, ND
.................................. +J. H. McMonagle b: Tioga, ND m: March 06, 1946 Mandan, Morton, ND
..................... 4 Emil Heidt b: August 14, 1885 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
..................... 4 Pauline Heidt b: Abt. 1887 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
..................... 4 Eduard Heidt b: March 22, 1887 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
..................... 4 Rose Heidt b: Abt. 1890 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
..................... 4 Otto Heidt b: January 16, 1890 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
....................... *2nd Wife of Michael Heidt I:
....................... +Margaret Froelich m: Bef. 1893
..................... 4 Adur Heidt b: March 06, 1893 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
..................... 4 Linus Heidt b: December 24, 1894 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
................... *Friend of Michael Heidt I:
..................... +Scholastica Kautzman b: 1870 (or 1857?) Felsenberg, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia m: Bef. 1895 Father: Johann Kautzman Mother: Margaretha Froelich
..................... 4 Wilhemina Heidt b: August 20, 1885 Felsenberg, Cherson, South Russia d: October 27, 1918 Mott, Hettinger, ND Note: [Wilhemina was Michael HEIDT and Sophia's illigitimate child]
....................... +Karl Roth b: July 20, 1885 (or 1875) Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia d: August 05, 1920 of Mott, Hettinger, ND m: February 05, 1905 Richardton, Stark, ND - [had 8 children, which were adopted out when Wilhemina died young, followed by Karl's early death] Father: Franciscus "Frank" Roth Mother: Helena "Helen" Reisenauer
............... 3 Johann Heidt b: January 06, 1846 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
.................. +Katherina Unknown b: 1848
..................... 4 Juliana Heidt b: Abt. 1869 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
..................... 4 Matwej Heidt b: August 22, 1877 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
..................... 4 Katerina Heidt b: Abt. 1887 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia
..................... 4 Barbara Heidt b: Abt. 1889 Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia


European Origins of the HITE Surname

Published by the Hite Family Association Fall 2001 Newsletter

The American surname Hite does not have a unique ethnic identity. Many researchers think of it as a German name, because its most famous bearer, Jost Hite of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, was a native German. His surname, however, was originally Heyd and was anglicized into Hite sometime after his arrival in the American colonies in 1710. Jost was by no means the only German immigrant named Heyd whose surname underwent such a transformation. However, there were also English settlers whose surname became Hite in the American colonies. In these cases, the name was a simplified form of the English name Haight or Height.

The German and English surnames that evolved into Hite in America have very distinct meanings. The German surname Heyd and its variants (Heydt, Heid, Haydt, Hayd, and the most common modern form, Heidt) refer to a dweller in an open field (as opposed to an enclosed area). A name that is essentially opposite in meaning (Heidtkamp) refers to a dweller in an enclosed field. The closest English equivalent of the Heyd surname name is Heath, with the term heath referring to such a locale (an open field). A far more common surname with a similar meaning is Moore and the surname Field is also similar in origin. The English name Haight and its variants (Height, Hight, even Hoyt), on the other hand, refer to a dweller at the crest of a hill. Though this name is, like the German Heyd, locational in origin, the meaning is entirely different from the German name. This fact alone demonstrates that not all American Hite families are related. American Hites of German origin could be found in various parts of Pennsylvania, Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, and in Lexington County, South Carolina during the colonial period. At the same time, Hites (or Hights) of English origin were in Virginia’s eastern shore counties, southwestern Virginia, New Jersey, and the New England states. As a general rule, the Hite spelling was more common among Germans and the Hight spelling was more often found among English settlers. Nothing was absolute about this, however. Quite often, as Virginia Hights of English descent drifted further westward within the state, their surname was simplified into Hite. This may have been a result of contact with Jost’s family or with people that were associated with them. By the same token, some members of German families that used Hite as the spelling of their surname would see certain branches change the spelling to Hight. This happened in the family of Christopher Hite (ca. 1759-1827) of Bedford County, Pennsylvania. Christopher was the father of seven sons and six of them retained the Hite spelling. His son George, however, adopted the Hight spelling of his surname – possibly because of coming into contact with English Hights in neighboring Huntingdon County, where he lived for a time early in his adult life.

Despite these differences in ethnic origins, some researchers might be tempted to conclude that all German Hites (or Heyds) are related and all English Hites (or Haights) are related. That conclusion is not at all reasonable. This author has not studied English Haights in great detail, but it seems inconceivable that all would be descended from one 13th or 14th century household that took its name from the crest of a hill they lived on, when there are thousands of hills in England. The same is true for German families, whom this author has studied more carefully. For the most part, Germans began taking surnames in the 15th and 16th centuries, a bit later than the English. But again, it is impossible to believe that all German Heyds (or Heidts) descend from one 15th century household that was located in an open field.

The Heyd surname was recorded in southwestern Germany as early as 1451. Someone of that name (first name unknown) lived in Bonfeld, Jost Hite’s native village, at that time. Church records do not exist to show whether or not the Heyd of 1451 was an ancestor of Jost or not. What does seem evident is that the bearer of the Heyd name in 1451 lived in an open field in or near Bonfeld and took his name from that. It is also possible that the surname was assigned to him by neighbors to distinguish him from someone else in the area with the same given name.

In 1482, in the village of Grötzingen (located about seventy miles southwest of Bonfeld), the Heyd surname was also recorded. Some researchers might be tempted to conclude that the head of this household (again, no first name is known) was a son of the 1451 Heyd of Bonfeld. It is far more likely, however, the this Heyd of 1482 also lived in an open field in or near the village of Grötzingen and shared a given name with one or more other residents of that village. Thus, he took his surname from his dwelling place to give himself a unique name and identity in the village. Two centuries later, nearly a dozen household heads in Grötzingen bore the Heyd surname and it is quite possible that all of them were descendants of this one villager who took the name in 1482. There is no reason to believe, however, that they were related to Hans Justus Heyd (later known as Jost Hite) who was baptized about that time in the village of Bonfeld, about seventy miles northeast. There is also no reason to think that they were related to the Heyds in other villages in German-speaking areas in Europe.

German church records microfilmed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, many of which are published online in the International Genealogical Index, make it clear that thousands of people with the surname Heyd, or one of its many variants, were scattered throughout the various German states by the beginning of the eighteenth century. Nearly all of these people were undoubtedly descendants of various citizens who had lived in open fields two to three centuries earlier and adopted their surname from their dwelling place. The states of Baden, Württemburg, the Pfalz, Hessen, and the Rheinland all had significant numbers of people with that surname in various villages. These states were the ones that produced the largest numbers of emigrants to the American colonies during the 18th century. No single household could possibly have produced that many male line descendants in two hundred, or even three hundred years. Two other Heyd emigrants – Peter and Nicolaus – went to England in 1709 and then sailed on to New York in 1710, along with Jost Hite. Neither was related to him. Peter was from the Baumholder parish in the Pfalz and Nicolaus has not been positively identified in German records. From 1727 to 1775, sixteen men with the surname Heyd or one of its variants arrived in Philadelphia. A few have been located in specific German or Swiss villages, but most have yet to be found in their European homes.

Obviously, there are surnames that are rare enough that it is likely all who bear them share a common male line ancestor. The Hite surname, however, is not one of those names. Some are English, some are German and even within England and Germany, not all are related. The one thing that German Hites (or Heyds) have in common is that somewhere, they all have ancestors who took their surnames from their dwelling places in open fields. For English Hites (or Haights), the name comes from ancestors who lived at the crests of hills.

The author would like to thank Brigitte Burkett of Richmond, Virginia, a Certified Genealogical Records Specialist and author to two books on German emigrants, for her comments.


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