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- describes the various
genealogical associations that were used to verify the Heineman
family lineage and to which I am a member.
The History of Names
in a name? Much! The history of names is so ancient that
no one knows the beginning of the story. This brief overview
lays the foundation for understanding the origins and
development of of names.
Noble, Princely, Royal, and
Imperial Titles -
Titles of nobility exist today in many countries although it is
usually associated with present or former monarchies.
presented Mark Odegard's glossary of European titles.
- Heraldry has been variously
described as "the shorthand of history" and "the floral border
in the garden of history." This link provides a brief
practice of designing, displaying, describing and recording
coats of arms
Also included is a description of the Heineman coat of arms
registered with the American College of Heraldry and a
collection of ancestral arms.
Family Genealogy -
journal reports are the most popular form for publishing
genealogy. The report begins with one person, in
this report, Peter Lea Heineman, and traces the lineage back 85
Royal Ancestors of the Heineman
Family - contains historic
maps, a listing of all the rulers and the term of their reign,
along with a short biography of each of the royal ancestor of
the Heineman family.
Knight Ancestors - While our family had a
number of ancestors who fought in the Crusades, only two are
know to have been members of the Knights Templar - Earl William
Marshall and Sir Hugh de Morwick.
Our Magna Charta Ancestors
The eight Surety
Barons profiled in this report along with King John of England
are all ancestors. The lineage from each is shown to the side
to make it easier for the reader to comprehend.
In the 16th and 17th centuries, the name of Huguenots came to
apply to members of the Protestant Reformed Church of France, or
historically as the French Calvinists.
In reaction to the growing Huguenot influence, and the
aforementioned instances of Protestant zeal, Catholic violence against
them grew, at the same time that concessions and edicts of toleration
became more liberal. This is the story of our Huguenot
ancestor, Captain Nicholas Martiau.
American Revolutionary War Ancestors -
This publication is not a
retelling of the history of the American Revolution. It is the
biographies of four Heineman Revolutionary War ancestors; Colonel Nicholas
Lewis, Lieutenant Hudson Martin, Dr. Thomas Walker, and Private William T. Duggins.
Our Confederate Ancestor -
contains the biography of our Confederate Ancestor, John William Duggins, Pvt, Company E, 5th MO
Cavalry, Gordon's Regiment, Company H Shelby's "Iron Brigade.”
Our World War I Ancestor
- provides an overview of WWI and the US Army Motor Transport
Corps through the service record, letters and postcards home,
and photographs of Quartermaster Sergeant Senior Grade Wilhelm "Bim"
August Heineman serving with the American Expeditionary Forces.
Click here for a
PowerPoint presentation of the history. Click
here to view a collection of
photographs and here to view a
collection of postcards Wilhelm sent home to his family and
future wife. Click here to
view a collection of photographs of Wilhelm "Bim" Heineman.
Our World War II Ancestor
- In World War II, over 250,00 men served in the United States
Merchant Marine. They transported troops, delivered 75% or
all military equipment and supplies to and through battlefronts
throughout the world, in the face of enemy attacks and violent
seas. This is the service record of my father -
Peter Edward Heineman - in WWII as a United States Merchant
Mariner from 1945 to 1946.
Marine service Peter joined the Iowa National Guard in 1947,
Company "C", 68th Infantry Regiment and enrolled at Culver
Stockton College in Canton Missouri in 1947 where he majored in
Science. During his college days he played in "jobber
bands," the college marching and swing bands, and the Keokuk
Municipal Band. Peter met his future wife Doris Jean Crum at an
American Legion Club dance. They married on September 11, 1949,
in Keokuk, before graduating from college in 1951.
a collection of letters
from Peter to Doris covering a period from February 1949 to
April1949 from his college address, a series of letters from
Fort Leonard Wood, MO in August 1949 while he was at National
Guard camp, and another set of letters again from Guard camp
after they were married and the birth of their daughter Sharen.