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Help with Pennsylvania Marriage and Births
« on: Sunday 22 October 17 21:17 BST (UK) »
I have the following information of the 1850 US Federal Census of Wolfcreek, Mercer County, Pennsylvania:
Daniel Heater aged 31 born Pennsylvania
Margaret Heater aged 31 born Ireland
John Heater aged 10  born Pennsylvania
Joseph Heater aged 9  born Pennsylvania
Uriah Heater aged 7  born Pennsylvania
Rebecca Heater aged 6  born Pennsylvania
Robert Heater aged 4  born Pennsylvania

How do I find Margaret's maiden name; I presume it will be included on her marriage record to Daniel and possibly on the  birth registration of their children

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Re: Help with Pennsylvania Marriage and Births
« Reply #1 on: Monday 23 October 17 00:08 BST (UK) »
Hi

Welcome to RootsChat

Statewide registration of births/deaths in Pennsylvania  did not begin until 1906 so birth records for the children may not exist. It would probably mean searching church records in the county they were born. 
Noticed an anc tree which gave the spelling as Heeter rather than Heater.
Presume you have more than the 1850 census  ??? Have you tried to come forward with the family, particularly the children ?

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Re: Help with Pennsylvania Marriage and Births
« Reply #2 on: Monday 23 October 17 18:45 BST (UK) »
Hi Sandra,
Many thanks for your reply and the Welcome to Rootschat.
I believe the spelling of Heeter and Heater are frequently interchanged and transcriptions often have other spelling variations!! I have used the spelling Heater in this message as that is the way it is spelt in the 1850 US Federal Census.(according to my eyes)

I have the Joseph Heater aged 9 in the 1850 US federal Census in the following censuses ; with his wifeLucy:
  the 1880 US Federal Census in (aged 39) DeKalb county Indiana;
  the 1885 Nebraska State Census (aged45) in Harlan County, Nebraska
  the 1900 (aged59) and 1910 (aged 69) censuses in Wyandotte County, Kansas

I have not (as yet) been able to identify Joseph Heater in either the 1860 or the 1870 US federal  censuses
I have also not (as yet) been able to identify Daniel Heater and his wife Margaret in any census other than the 1850 census.

In your kind reply you stated that state registration of births in Pennsylvania did not commence until 1906 and suggested the way forward would involve searching through church records. Are these available on line as I live  long way from Pennsylvania?

When did statewide registration of marriages commence? and would I need to look to church records to find the marriage of Daniel Heater to his wife Margaret?

Thanks for your help
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Re: Help with Pennsylvania Marriage and Births
« Reply #3 on: Monday 23 October 17 19:35 BST (UK) »
You would also need to search Church records for the marriage of Daniel and Margaret about 1840 ish ?
Probably lots to come on this family.

Joseph Heeter is also listed U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938 - Leavenworth Kansas - 1911 - born PA - age 72 years - labourer - Kansas City Kansas - nearest releatibe Lrs Lucy A Heeter. Kansas City. 1202 No12 Street

Under Military History - Enlistment 13 July 1861 Columbus Ohio - Compnay E - 23 Ohio Inf -  15 july 1864 Columbus Ohio - Ex of Service. - Disabilities when entered home - Bronchitis, Chronic Cardiac Hyperthrophy, Lumbago.

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Re: Help with Pennsylvania Marriage and Births
« Reply #4 on: Monday 23 October 17 19:40 BST (UK) »

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Re: Help with Pennsylvania Marriage and Births
« Reply #5 on: Monday 23 October 17 19:46 BST (UK) »
FIND A GRAVE

Joseph Heeter - 16 August 1840 - 26 July 1926

Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery  Kansas City Wyandotte County Kansas

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=HEE&GSpartial=1&GSbyrel=all&GSst=18&GScntry=4&GSsr=201&GRid=103476648&

wife Lucy Ann - 9 November 1848 - 19 August 1921

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=heeter&GSiman=1&GScid=93130&GRid=103476694&

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Re: Help with Pennsylvania Marriage and Births
« Reply #6 on: Monday 23 October 17 19:51 BST (UK) »
1870 Ravenna, Portage, Ohio.

Robert Heater   22 Born PA. Farm Labourer,
Mary Heater   18

1880 Poland, Mahoning, Ohio.

Robt. Heeter   34 Mary Heeter   27
Lorena Heeter   9 Lottie J. Heeter   6
Della Heeter   3 Bertie Heeter   11 months.  (James Osbert Heeter)

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Re: Help with Pennsylvania Marriage and Births
« Reply #7 on: Monday 23 October 17 19:58 BST (UK) »
Dela Heeter married Royal W Skilton

1900 census - Ravenna, Portage, Ohio.

Raleigh W Skelton   31
Dela Skelton   23
Bertha Skelton   3

FIND A GRAVE

Della Heeter Skilton, daughter of Robert and Mary Heeter, wife to Royal Worthy Skilton.

 
Burial Maple Grove Cemetery  Ravenna Portage County Ohio.
Plot: Sec C Lot 1028
GPS (lat/lon): 41.1708, -81.23941

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=122054712&ref=acom

Royal Worthy Skilton 1869 - 1951

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=48331504

son - Ernest Raymond Skilton 1905 - 1987

message board post re Robert Heeter and Mary Elizabeth Fuller -  daughter Della Mae (Heeter) Skilton.  If this is not you it may give a contact.

https://www.ancestry.co.uk/boards/surnames.heeter/71.1.1.1/mb.ashx


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Re: Help with Pennsylvania Marriage and Births
« Reply #8 on: Monday 23 October 17 21:20 BST (UK) »
This marriage I wasn't sure about looks more likely now

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X8Z2-KHN

30 Dec 1868 Portage, Ohio
Robert Heater
Spouse's Name    Mary E. Fuller

Son Charlie, death 1916

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X8NF-WHN

Mary Roberts wid and Heater children 1910 I think plus Arthur Jowes....son

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:ML68-13G

Daughter May death 1946 spouse George Bailey

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X65C-CHF
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