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The family church (Lutheran) at Walddorf,
Germany, Stone tower was originally part of Roman fortifications
in the area. Roman Watch Tower - ca. 5th century - walls 4 ft. thick.
Group of Pennsylvanians most of whom came
to Nebraska (pic taken around 1870)
Back row: l to r: Elizabeth Gross Heim, Mary Heim Ulmer and Jake
Ulmer, John J. Heim, Rosina Heim, Margaret Heim, Catherine Ulmer.
Front row: l to r: Mrs. Chris Heim, Regina Gross Heim, Jacob G.
Heim, John Sippley, Mrs. John Sippley, and Johnny Heim.
from back of picture:
To:Watson Kiess From: Miriam
Postmark: Humboldt Oct. 7, 1915
Dear Cousin, do you know me yet? Have I grown any? Mildred and I
both go to school and like it real well. Does Cathrine go yet? How
is little Lewis? Wish you would come out. I like to see you again.
Orville feels slighted because you always forgot his birthday. Lovingly
From Back of Picture
To: Watson A. Kiess
Postmark: Dawson, NE, Feb. 11, 1914
Dear Cousin: I will send you this picture as a Valentine. We are
all well. I wish I could see you. We often talk about you. I have
not missed a days school yet. I go with Arlo in the morning now.
He goes right by there to Humboldt & in the evening I go with
Sylvan. I am caught up to my class now all but reading. These are
my Christmas presents. The meetings are closed now so papa will
get time to write one of these evenings. Lovingly, Orville
This is the
Pennsylvania Gross Family:
top - Grandmother Gross
Grandmother Gross died of milk leg when Aunt Christina was 7 days
old. She told that she was going to die a certain time as someone
had walked by her bed and told her so, and she died at that time.
Grandmother, Regina was 17 years old when this happened and she
took over. There was a brother John that died at the age of 4 years.
But do not remember just where he fit in.
Written by Edna Ulmer of Nebraska Jan. 2, 1950.
Isaac Heim, brother of Jocob G. and Abraham
Heim. He did not emigrate to Nebraska.
Golden Wedding (L to R)
Jacob G. Heim, Mrs Jacob G. (Regina) Heim, Joseph G. Heim, Mrs.
Jacob G. (Rosa) Heim, Emanuel Ulmer, Mrs. Emanuel (Sarah) Ulmer,
Samual F. Heim, Mrs. Samuel F. (Elizabeth) Heim
Cousins Left to right: Howard Heim, Nelson
Ulmer, Melvin Heim, Dr. Hewitt Judd, Isaiah Stratton, Claire Liebhart,
Dr. Harlan Heim, Linden Heim. Richard Heim is standing on the porch
rail. ca. 1915
In 1915 four Dawson cousins traveled
to the Blooming Grove area of Pennsylvania, which had been home
to their parents before they emigrated to Nebraska. The cousins
spent three months visiting relatives and "never stayed two
nights at the same house." Posing on front porch steps are
Adah Heim (James), left, next to her Pennsylvania cousin (name unknown)
and Edna Ulmer, right. In front are Walter Ulmer and Emerson Heim.
Picture featured in November 2001 Newletter.
Jacob G. Heim family beside the white house.
This is the Jacob G. Heim and his children and some grandchildren.
None of the grandchildren were married yet and some were not born.
All were intelligent and hard working people who settled near the
Dawson area and raised their families. This family along with the
of the others who came to Nebraska from Pennsylvania Blooming Grove
community make up the beginnings of the Pennsylvania Colony of Nebraska.
From this beginning came professors, farmers, craftsman, bankers,
doctors, housewives, engineers, and ministers of great work ethics
and dedication to family and religious values.
Front: Jacob G. Heim, son of
Gottlieb and Margaret (Staiger) Heim, Maggie (Heim) Wuster, Regina
Heim, daughter of Joseph and Christina (Ulmer) Gross, Sarah (Heim)
Ulmer, Standing Sophia (Heim) Ulmer, Jonathan Heim, Sanuel Heim,
Joseph Heim, Rebecca (Heim) Heim.
Jacob G. Heim family. left to
Lousia and Jonathan Heim, Martin Ulmer, Joseph G. Heim, Sophia Ulmer,
Rosa Heim, Rebecca and Jacob S. Heim, Samuel F. and Elisabeth Heim,
Sarah and Emanuel Ulmer, Thomas and Maggie Wuster. Only seven of
the twelve children in the family lived to adulthood, and all seven
lived on farms north of Dawson. Photo taken about 1920 at S.F. Heim
Lloyd Heim and brothers Dale
(left) and Verne (right) are all set for the new school year (ca:
1926) with their new overalls and lunch buckets.
Rueben Ulmer at the woodpile.
See story on story pages.
Sam and Elizabeth Heim. Golden
S.F. Heim family, ca. 1915.
Left to right: Adah (James), Louella (Belden), Samuel F., Tillie
(Richards), Elizabeth, Melvin J., and Mary (Bilsing). One supposes
that the sixth child, Richard A., cropped his own photo from the
Donajean, Edwin, Tillie, Odah,
S.F. Heim, Floyd, Grandma Heim, Fannie, Robert James, Harlan Richards,
Roman Richards, Carl James.
S.F. Heim farmstead showing
the large cattle barn on left and Pennsylvania Dutch style barn
center. The Heim home stood behind (north) of the latter barn, and
there were extensive orchards and a walnut grove to the west. The
picture was taken about 1950.
Sunday School Class, Dawson
Evangelical Church, July 16, 1946. Left to right: Aruthur White,
Charles Wuster, F.P. "Bud" Page, Jacob S. Heim , and Clarence
Stratton. (Photo donated by Albertine James)
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