Johan Andreas Heim1,2,3

M, b. 14 June 1743, d. before 7 June 1819
FatherJohan David Heim b. 5 Dec 1718, d. 29 Jan 1786
MotherMaria Margareth d. a 1800
     Johan Andreas was born on Friday, 14 June 1743 in Heimburd, Nassau, Holoischen, Germany. Johan married Maria Catharina Martzen circa 1767 in Frederick County, Maryland. The family resided at Frederick Co., Maryland. The marriage and birth records were taken from Fredrick Lutheran Church and Fredrick German Reformed Church. The 1800 U.S. Federal Census enumerates at Buckeye Town District, Frederick County, Maryland, the family of Andrew Hyme [02101:00010].4 Johan's wife, Maria, died before 1804 in Frederick County, Maryland, leaving him a widower. Johan married 2nd Abigail (?) before 1805 in Maryland. Johan made his will on 14 February 1818 at Frederick County, Maryland.

In the name of God, Amen; I Andrew Heims Senior being sick and weak in body, but of sound mind memory and understanding and considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof, and to the end that I may be the better prepared to leave this world when it shall please God to call me hence, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say; -
First, & principally, I commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God, my body I commit to the earth to be decently interred by my executors hereinafter named and after the payment of my funeral charges and all my just debts, I give and bequeath as follows to wit. -
Imprimis. I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Abigail the House adjoining and on the east side of my present dwelling, one bed, one chest, one beauro, one table, three chairs so much kitchen furniture as my Executors in their discretion may deem sufficient for her conveniency in House keeping and one stove; during her life or so long as she remains unmarried;
Item. I order and Direct that the residue of my property both Real and personal be sold by my Executors to the best advantage so soon after my death as the same may be conveniently done, and the one third of the money arising from the said sale, as also one Interest for my said wifes use.
Item. I order and direct that my Executors apply so much of the principal to my said wifes use as they in their judgment may deem necessary for her decent support and comfort during her life and at her death the residue thereof to descend in equal proportions to my Seven Children herein after named and theirs;
Item. I give and bequeath unto my said seven children, vizt. David Heims, John Heims, Andrew Heims, Mary Lambert, Elizabeth Ridgeley, and Barbara Boaswell the Residue of my estate Real personal and mixed in equal share after deducting from Barbara Boaswell's share seventeen dollars, and after having the following legacies viz. To Rezin Manspecker One Hundred Dollars. To John Manspecker One Hundred Dollars. To Daniel Manspecker, Junior One hundred dollars. To Andrew Manspecker One Hundred and twenty-five dollars, To Andrew Heims, son of George Heims, twenty five Dollars.
Item. I order and direct that the money or share of my Estate coming to Barbara Boaswell be placed at Interest by my Executors at Interest for her use and should the Interest be insufficient for her support, I order and direct that my Executors apply so much of the principal thereof as they may deem sufficient for that purpose whilst she remains unmarried upon which event the same to go to her Children by William Boaswell her late Husband -
Lastly, I do hereby appoint my Son Andrew Heims and my friend John James McCulley Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourteen day of February eighteen hundred and eighteen.
Andrew Heim
Signed, Sealed, published and declared by the above named Andrew Heims Senr. to be his last Will and Testament in presence of us, who have hereunto at his request and in his presence subcribed our names as witnesses - John Ebert, Henry Nixdorff

Frederick County, to wit: On the 7th day of June 1819, then came Andrew Heim & John McCulley and made oath on the Holy Evangely of Almighty God that the foregoing instrument of writting is the true whole will & Testament of Andrew Heim Senior of Grederick County deceased that hath come to their hands & possession and that they do not know of any other -

Frederick County to wit: On the 7th day of June 1819 then came John Brunner, John Ebert, Henry Nixdorff, the three subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last Will & Testament of Andrew Heim Sr. late of Frederick County, deceased and made oath on the Holy Evangely of Almighty God that they did see the Testator therein named sign & seal this Will that they heard him publish, pronounce & declare the same to be his last Will & Testament, that at the time of his so doing he was to the best of their apprehensions of a sound & disposing mind, memory & understanding, that they respectively subscribed their names as witnesses to this will in the presence and at the request of the Testator and all in the presence of each other. Henry Steiner reg'r. [Frederick County Wills]

Johan departed this life before 7 June 1819 in Buckeye Town District, Frederick County, Maryland. His will was probated on 7 June 1819.

Family 1

Maria Catharina Martzen d. b 1804

Family 2

Abigail (?) b. 1755, d. May 1834


  1. [S1781] The Frederick Lutheran Church Records - transcribed by LDS Church Microfils Number: 13933 & 13934.
  2. [S1782] The Frederick German Reformed German Church Records - transcribed by LDS Church Microfilm Number: 13935.
  3. [S1783] Jacob Mehrling Holdcraft, Names in Stone.
  4. [S669] 1800 United States Federal Census: Fredrick County, Maryland - page 118 - transcribed by Larry & Kathy McCurdy.