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John Hein, Frederick Heinnen, Herman Heitmann, Charles Heley, James Hemphill,


John Hein

Gotlove (Johann Gotlieb) Hein, a Landman from Silesia, came on the barque Victoria, 390 tons, Captain J.H.O. Meyer, from Hamburg, Germany 15th June 1848, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 6th November 1848, See The ShipList

John Hein wed 1858 #1951 to Mary Healy and lived at Mickleham, later at Maldon.
John Hein died 1887 #10791 aged 58, son of Gakin, at Maldon

10 Children 1. George Hein 1859 #7007
2. Francis Nicholas Hein 1860 #13225
3. Mary Hein 1862 #21306 wed 1884 #171 to Mary Ann Butler
4. Andrew Hein 1864 #23004
5. Terence Hein 1866 #9287
6. Emma Hein 1867 #22802
7. Mateas Hein 1869 #23180
8. John Hein 1873 #17749
9. William Hein 1876 #10555
10. Catherine Jane Hein 1879 #24327
1. George Hein 1859 #7007 born at Mickleham wed 1883 #423 to Rosina Bridget Lyon
3 Children 1. George Allen Heins 1883 #17710 - 1883 #4415 lived 3 days
2. Mary Ellen Heins 1885 #2331
3. Francis Nicholas Hein 1887 #29418 - 1888 #14257 lived 1 year

Frederick Charles Heinnen, Heenan

Frederick Charles Heinnen, born in New Zealand, wed 1872 to Elizabeth Castleman born 1855 dau of Margaret Cameron 1833 - 1873, and John Castleman 1830 - 1916m at Ballarat. They lived at Pleasant Creek near Stawell, where 7 children were born 1878 - 1884.

Elizabeth then registered 7 children with the Heinnen surname, and no father's name 1888 - 1901. They later listed John Kick 1860 - 1931 as their father.
7 children 1. John Frederick Heinnen 1873 - 1953 registered with the surname 'Enon'.
2. William Cameron Hennen 1874
3. Mary Amelia Henner 1876 wed 1894 to James Smith
4. Elizabeth Margaret Heinnen 1878
5. Agatha Lydia Heinnen 1880
6. Walter Richard Heinnen 1882
7. Arthur George Heinnen 1884 - 1959, born at Dunolly

At this point Elizabeth ceased to report Frederick Charles Heinnen as the father of her children, whom she gave the surname Heinnen. In the Death Index, Albert, Henry and Alfred use the surname Kick, and Isabelle and Florence record their father as John Kick
8 children 8. Albert Ernest Heinnen 1888 - 1952
9. Herbert Earl Heinnen 1890 - 1966
10. Alice Maud Heinnen 1891
11. Alfred Solomon Heinen 1893 - 1977
12. Raymond Alexander Heinnan 1895
13. Isabella Beatrice Heinnan 1897 - 1967 wed Hecker
14. Mary Amelia Heinnan 1899 died as infant
15. Florence Amelia Heinen 1901 - 1973 wed Pearce

Some of the family chose to spell the surname Heenan (a simpler version).

John Frederick Heenan 18 Sep 1873 - 21 Jul 1953, wed 27 Dec 1899 to Eliza Taylor 1878 - 5 Jan 1965,
10 children 1. Edward John Heenan 1900 #25336 - 1962 #7056
2. Frederick George Heenan 1903 #24468
3. William Henry Heenan 29 Apr 1906 #14467
4. Daisy Amelia Heenan 1909
5. Arthur Herbert Heenan 1912
6. Rachel Muriel Heenan 1914 - 28 Oct 1953
7. Mary Heenan 1915
8. Twin Victor Stanley Heenan 31 Jan 1918
9. Twin Harold Raymond Heenan 31 Jan 1918 - 9 May 1992
10. Frank Gordon Heenan 1919 - 15 Mar 1992
1. Edward John Heenan 1900 #25336 - 1962 #7056 wed 1925 to Martha Leah Fox 1901 #9835 - 1965 #16305 dau of Sarah Ann McArthur and Elija James Fox 1864#13430 son of Harriett Pryke wed 1857 #1098 to Bransley Fox (who wed 1843 #796 to first wife Caroline Bennett died 1856 #5141 aged 28, dau of Caroline and Joshua Bennett)
2. Frederick George Heenan 1903 #24468 wed Eileen Veronica OHara 1908 - 1966 #8314 aged 58, dau of ? Egan and John Ohara
3. William Henry Heenan 29 Apr 1906 #14467 wed 1929 #7106 to Thelma Cecilia Muhlnickel 2 Mar 1908. Her father Carl Muhlnickel wed in Williamstown 3 Nov 1982 #7342 to Maria Helena Block - see Topperwien web page

Herman Heitmann

The family now uses the shorter 'Heitman', which also occurs in the Victorian indexes.

Herman Heitmann 1842 - 1902, born in Hanover Germany, son of John Heitmann and Margeurita Otter, died at Eaglehawk aged 59 years 9 months.
John Herman Heitman 1847 - 1905, son of Johann (John) Heitmann and Margeurita Otter, died at Mt Korong aged 58.
Hermann came to Victoria with his brother Johann (John) and arrived on the Sussex October 23, 1863, mother's name is really 'Margaretha Otten' - see the letter in the orange frame, ending this section.
Herman Heitman wed 28 March 1870 to Catherine Roberts, born in Adelaide 1854 to Ann Mollony (or Mallow, family say Molloy) and Thomas Roberts, died 1894 aged 40. They lived at huntley, Nerring, Eaglehawk

10 Children 1. (Thomas) Frederick Heitmann 1871 #27135 - 1929 #8229
2. John Herman Heitmann 30 Jan 1873 #9895
3. Elizabeth Metta Heitmann 1874
4. William Henry Heitmann 1876 #15744
5. Edward Ernest Heitmann 1878 #15352 wed 1896 #3392R to Emma Jane Johns
6. Herman Alfred Heitmann 1880 #8205
7. Thomas George Heitmann 1882 #2138
8. Victor Charles Heitmann 1883 #15965
9. Elsie Teresa Heitmann 1891.
10. Catherine 1894 lived 2 months 14 days
1. Thomas Frederick Heitman 1871 - 1929 #8229, born at California Gully, Victoria, wed 1894 #3707, to Ellen Miners, died at Bendigo
5 Children 1. Eveline Mary Heitman 1897
2. George Heitman 1899
3. Ronald Heitman 1900
4. Edith Ellen Heitman 1904
5. Hazel Heitman 24 Feb 1910 - 11 May 1992
5. Hazel Heitman 24 Feb 1910 - 11 May 1992, wed Dominic Charles Bravo, 2 sons Robert and Frederick
2. John Herman Heitman 30 Jan 1873 wed 1894 to Emily Jane Grey 15 Dec 1874 born at Huntley near Bendigo dau of Jane Nankervis c1855 born in Cornwall wed 21 Nov 1872 #3940 to Edmund John Grey c1850 born in London
This couple went to West Australia
7 Children 1. Eileen Cth Heitman 1894 - 1895 #1467 aged 4 months
2. Dagmar Vida Heitman (married to Thomas ODea 1923)
3. Norma Heitman DOB 17.11.1899 alive in 1960s
4. Melva Caterine Heitman (my grandmother) Born 1904 in Boulder/Kalgoorlie WA,
5. Olive Dagmar Heitman (married Alan John )
6. Metta J Heitman Born 1909 in Boulder/Kalgoorlie WA
7. Glennice E Heitman ( marrried Name Jones) Born 1910

From on Saturday, 21 March, 2009

Your information helped immensely, not the least that I should look in Victoria.
I now have obtained Emily Jane Grey's and John Herman Heitmans Birth Certificates thanks to your help.
Please note Emily Jane Heitman (nee Grey) and John Herman Heitman had the following 6 children all daughters
1. Dagmar Vida Heitman 25 Oct 1898 Married to Thomas ODea 1923) not sure where born (not WA) possibly Victoria . Died in 1979
2. Norma Heitman DOB 17.11.1899 alive in 1960s
3. Melva Caterine Heitman (my grandmother) Born 8 Mar 1904 in Boulder/Kalgoorlie WA, (Married to Ebzery Dixon) Died in 2000
4. Olive Dagmar Heitman (Married Alan John ) not sure where or when born but died in 27/10/2000
5. Metta J Heitman Born 15 Jan 1909 in Boulder/Kalgoorlie WA (Married to William Oconnor 1932) Died after 1960
6. Glennice E Heitman ( Marrried Name Jones) Born 29 June 1910 in Boulder/Kalgoorlie WA , Died 2008

Unassisted Inward Passengers Mary Grey aged 35 came Jun 1853 on the Ganges with Edmond Grey aged 3
Wm Grey aged 37 came Oct 1852 on the Ellen
Mary Ann Buckley and William Rutter Grey lived in Ballarat
Is this also their children?
1. Edmond Grey aged 3, 1850
2. William Grey 1856 #1632
3. Thomas Grey 1857 #10368
4. Jno Newlands Grey 1859 #7443
5. William John Grey 1861 #7679
6. Anna Grey 1864 - 1866 #3435 lived 2 years

4. William Henry Heitman 1876 #15744

From on Saturday, 12 June, 2010

Elizabeth , just want to thank you for the details of the Heitman family. My Grandfather was William Henry Heitman, we did not know anything about his family as he lved with my grandmother & changed his name to hers because of the war. They lived in Wagga & he died before I was born in 1942, he only had one child my father. It was sad as my father was put down as no relation on his death certificate as my grandmother had registerd him under her name.
Thank you again as it gave me a little insight into his life. Fay

5. Edward Ernest Heitman 1878 wed 1896 #3392R to Emma Jane Johns


I would like to add a little to your description on the web site of the HEITMANN's ... note it was spelled with 2 n's..... in future generations one of the 'n's was dropped.
And in response to your request, Hermann came to Victoria with his brother Johann (John) and arrived on the Sussex October 23, 1863. Hermann actually died in 1902 in his 59th year....NOT 69. His parents were Johann (John) and Margaretha Otten (note correction). CATHERINE ROBERTS was born in 1853... to Ann Molloy (note correction)

10 children --- 1st born was Thomas Frederick --- the two you have not included are Elizabeth Metta Heitmann, b. 1874 and Elsie Teresa Heitmann b. 1891.

I dont know whether you wish to have this info or not... but thought I would pass it to you..... If you have a picture of Dom Bravo... or any other material on the Heitmann's would you please let me know. I wish somewhere I could obtain a picture of Hermann or Catherine.... any ideas I might pursue?

Once again - thanks for replying... it is all so interesting.
Best wishes... Faye Debenham (Heitman)

Charles Heley

The Amsterdam came Aug 1855 with what appears to be four sisters - Martha Edds 27, Adelaide Edds 25, Victoria Edds 21 and Margaret Edds 19

Victoria Edds wed 1855 2711 to Thomas Caldecot Chubb (no known chn), Adelaide wed 1855 #2981 to Alexander Rose lived in St Kilda, 5 chn, Margaret wed 1856 #2171 to Richard Bennetts 6chn

Charles Heley wed 1857 #2204 to Martha Edds and lived at Castlemaine
Martha died 1828 - 1868 #581 aged 40, dau of Mary Broadbridge and William Eddis from Kent
Mary Franklin had a son George Franklin Pike 1857 #12336 and Frederick Pike died 1864 #4458 aged 35
Mary Pike from Tiverton wed 1868 #4420 to Charles Heley from Newport
Mary Franklin and Charles Heley had stillborn twin sons 1869 at The Loddon, settled at Castlemaine

6 Children 1. Ada Heley 1858 #6281
2. Walter Herbert Heley 1860 #9925
3. Arthur Heley 1862 #7059 - 862 #3882 lived 2 months
4. Marian Heley 1864 #20534 - 1865 #496 lived 7 months
5. Frederick Herbert Heley 1866 #7208
6. Hester Anne Heley 1867 #13592 - 1868 #3403 lived 1 year
7 Children
of Franklin
1. James Heley 1869 #14290 - 1869 #6297 lived 1 day at The Loddon
2. John Heley 1869 #14291 - 1869 #6296 lived 1 day
3. Elizabeth Ruth Heley 1871 #18251 born in Melb
4. Mary Adele Heley 1872 #22063 born at Castlemaine
5. Leah Mabel Heley 1874 #1174 - 1876 #4704 aged 2 died at Castlemaine
6. Philip Franklin Heley 1876 #14767 - 1877 #729 aged 8 months born at Loddon, died at Castlemaine
7. Herbert John Heley 1878 #7729 born at Castlemaine
1. Ada Heley 1858 #6281 wed 1880 to Geo Edwin Emery

From on Monday, 11 August, 2008

Hello My great grand father Herbert John Franklin Heley was born in 1878 in Castlemaine Victoria. He came to New Zealand about 1883. He died 28 May 1958 aged 80 at Purnell, Auckland and was an Ex-serviceman and Music Teacher. On his death cert his father Charles a plumber , mother just Mary . He married Isabelle Young born 1876 and still living aged 82 (she died 24 Dec 1960 at hospital, dau of Catherine Regan and John Charles Young, having fallen and broken her femur at home 9 weeks earlier), and had 5 children named Herbert Alfred....Walter Charles...Mary Adele.....Dorothy and Leonie (on Death Cert only ages, males 51 and 45, females 53, 52 and 47).
I have been searching for his ancestors for about 2 years. Do you think this might be him. have sent attachments.
Elizabeth Ruth wed John Joshua Langridge and died aged 57 in 1933, buried at Otane Cemetery
Mary Adele wed Hugh Page and died a widow, 10 Sep 1940 aged 64, buried at East Takaka (Golden Bay Ward) Cemetery Any help would be great. Thanking you
Francs Cunningham.


James Hemphill

James Hemphill 22 came Sep 1852 on the Bangalore

James Hemphill 1822 - 1862 #7105 aged 40, came c1858 with Marg Macrae 1828 - 1913 #11327 aged 86, daughter of Marg McKenzie and John McRae, and lived at Melbourne

4 Children 1. Margaret Anna Hemphill 1852 - 1917 #10391 aged 65
2. Leitch Hemphill 1858 - 1919 #14221 aged 61
3. James (Johnstone) Hemphill 1859 #18017 - 1928 #674 aged 68
4. Mary Hemphill 1861 #18606 - 1928 #8330 aged 67
1. Margaret Anna Hemphill 1852 - 1917 #10391 aged 65 wed 1884 #1067 to William Lyall 1851 #9183, only child, Margaret Malvina Lyall 1885 #12698
2. Leitch Hemphill 1858 - 1919 #14221 aged 61 wed 1897 #5977 to Gabrielle Elizth Darlot 1869 - 1955 #21498 aged 86,
3 children 1. Margt Christian Phil Hemphill 1903 #5585
2. Jas Firebrace Hemphill 1905 #5548
3. Leitch Darlot Mccrae Hemphill 1909 #30175
3. James (Johnstone) Hemphill 1859 #18017 - 1928 #674 aged 68 wed 1907 #431 to Ethel Maude Mary Scott 1875 - 1939 #8916 aged 64, daughter of Mary and James Simpson Scott (not in Victoria)


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