These pages are dedicated to my ggrandmother
Clara Heymann Adams

As with all my families you need to do your
own research to verify.  Most of my research
was graciously provided by
Sister Ida Marie Gaffney (Audrey Cecelia Gaffney)
She was in her 90's and her mind was a steel trap
Marie Heymann Miles
Deana Koenig

                                                                                       First Generation

ADOLPH HEYMANN b. Oct 1846 Schlewig-Holstein Prussia He immigrated in 1867 (have not found the documentation except on Census) He was declared dead about 1906
WILHELMINA (MINNIE/MINA) DEUTSCHMAN (dau of LOUISA UNKNOWN) about 1876 She also immigrated in 1867 b. Dec 16 1852 Heidelburg Prussia d. Kidney disease Sept 19 1924 age 71 St Louis MO
buried Bethania Cemetery St Louis MO

Census: 1880 St Louis MO Adolph age 32 Prussia Occ: butcher Minnie age 29 Prussia
                1900 St Louis MO Gamble Street Adolph age 58 m24yrs Germany; Minnie 12/7
                1920 St Louis MO August Heymann head; Minnie Mother age 70 WD

Picture of Adolph and Wilhelmina's Children     Picture of Adolph and Wilhelmina

           Wilhelmina Heymann Obit     Goulds Directory 1883-1884     Goulds Directory 1899

Note: I believe Adolph's last name was originally Heinnemann.  The cemetery lots in Bethania for the family
were bought by Ad Heinnemann.

Audrey's notes: Adolph just disappeared one day.  One version says he returned to Germany to a Jewish family who disowned him because he had married a Christian and gave up his religion; the other, that he left for work and never returned, foul play suspected.

Audrey's mother told her that Adolph came from Heidelburg and Minnie from Alsace Lorraine. Supposedly Minnie came to the US intending to meet her fiance and marry him. However when she arrived she found he was already married.  Some say she met Adolph on the ship coming to the United States. No one can account for Adolph and Wilhelmina's time from 1867 to 1880. She found work as a dressmaker.

The family later moved to 5700 Kennerly Ave and August continued to live at home as the others married and left.  Wilhelmina took care of the house and he provided the living.  Their home was a four room house; 2 rooms downstairs (kitchen and living room) and 2 bedrooms upstairs.  At first there was no inside plumbing but later a back porch was enclosed and a toilet added.

Wilhelmina had chickens on one side of her backyard and sold eggs for pin money.  She had a large grape arbor on the other with little flower gardens closer to the house.

She loved the picture shows.  She had to walk about 6 blocks to the old Fairy Theatre on Easton Ave, but she went to the show about 3 times a week.

Wilhelmina kept in touch with her brother Karl, who was caretaker of St Peters Cemetery on Lucas and Hunt Rd.
Later he moved to Belleville Ill and took care of Mt Hope Cemetery. Audrey said he had a daughter Anna Marie. ( I have been unable to find him in the census)

Children of Adolph and Wilhelmina
CLARA HEYMANN b. Nov 16 1876 d. Feb 12 1968

MAXIMILLIAN HEYMANN b. March 15 1878 d. April 29 1949

MARY HEYMANN b. March 15 1878 d. Nov 11 1960

AUGUST (GUS) HEYMANN b. Dec 24 1881 d. Sept 8 1951 

IDA HEYMANN b. Dec 20 1884 d. Aug 5 1939

INFANT HEYMANN b. Nov 2 1886 St Louis City MO d. Jan 1887 St Louis City MO
           buried Bethania Cemetery St Louis MO

ARTHUR HEYMANN b. Oct 18 1887 St Louis MO (from birth registry father Anton) Arthur was a roamer
           He was a mattress maker by trade.  He lived in Chicago for a while.  When his mother died in 1924 he could
           not be found
Arthur Heymann Picture

           ADELE HEYMANN b. Oct 18 1887 St Louis MO d. in infancy

INFANT HEYMANN b. Sept 22 1891 St Louis MO buried Bethania Cemetery St Louis MO

FRANK B (FRANZ) HEYMANN b. Oct 1892 St Louis MO d. June 7 1970 St Louis MO
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