Miller Co Autogram
February 9, 1933
St. Elizabeth, Mo February 6, 1933-------------------
Henry Heckemeyer, pioneer citizen of this community, died Feb.
1st, after a long lingering affliction of heart ailment at the age of 78
years, 10 months, and 26 days.
The deceased was born near Westphalia, Osage county, came to
Miller county 52 years ago where he engaged in farming on a fine
farm south of St. Elizabeth on the Big Tavern creek, and through honest
labor and good management made it one of the finest farm homes
in this vicinity.
About 8 years ago the deceased and surviving wife retired from
active farming and located near St. Elizabeth where his remaining
years were spent.
Although he was not bedfast he was confined to his home for
nearly four years, during which time he bore his affliction in manly
patince and was well prepared to meet his Maker for the eternal reward
The deceased was particularly noted for his kindness and willingness
to give assistance to friends and neighbors in need of help and was always
ready to do his part in the advancement of church, school, or any other
The deceased was married to Gertrude Buechter, to which union
6 children were born, 5 of whom preceding their father in death.
4 dying in infancy, and Mary (Mrs. Otto Meyer), passing away nearly
8 years ago. Joh F., who is now residing on the home farm, being the
only surviving son of the deceased, was only 6 days old when the
mother passed away.
Later the deceased was united in marriage to Mary Struemph,
to which union was born one daughter, Lucy (Mrs Oliver Roark) of
St Louis, Mo., who also survives him, but who was not present at the
funeral of her father.
Besides his wife, son John and daughter Lucy, his passing is
mourned by 8 grandchildren and a host of relatives, and this entire
After a requiem high mass on Saturday, Feb. 4th, funeral services
were conducted by Rev H J Meyer and burial was made in the St.
Lawrence Cemetery, and nearly the entire community accompanied the
remains to the last resting place.
St Lawrence Cemetery records
Henry Heckemeyer 6 March, 1854- 1 Feb. 1933
Gertrude (nee Buechter) 25 August, 1858- 12 Nov. 1888
May 4 May, 1858-23 December, 1935
John F. 6 November, 1888- 26 January, 1935
Mary Angela Meier, wife of Otto F. 2 August, 1886-23 May, 1925