Heck family: Mostly descendants of Daniel Heck, born 1751 in Kentucky and died 10Aug1805 in Bentonville, Indiana. His son, Godfrey Heck - born about 1777 in Maryland - and died 30Nov1858, married Elizabeth Kemmer/Kimmer about 1802 in Kentucky.
Godfrey Heck, died 30 Nov 1858
Summer, 2008 - Bentonville, Indiana Continuing the story of our family vacation to and from Cincinnati by way of Bentonville, Indiana and the Hecks, Kemmers & Kimmers who lived there during the late 1700s, 1800s and today.
Just before leaving Bentonville on our way to Cincinnati, we met with a local person who was able to give us a booklet titled, "Village Memories, A History of Bentonville, Indiana" which was published by The Historical Committee of the Bentonville Arts and Crafts Association March 1, 1975. She also gave us the name of the person who currently holds the records for the Bentonville and Cole Cemeteries. She wasn't exactly sure where the Cole Cemetery was, as actually it's known as the Shawnee Bluff Cemetery, (which originally was on Cole family land, and you'll see on the stone donated by the Lambersons that it also can be spelled without the W), but we sorted all that out later.
After contacting the person with the cemetery records, getting directions and more information, we made our trip back to the small town and the cemeteries while on our way home from Cincinnati. She went out of her way to make copies of the records for both cemeteries, which are now only in hard-copy form, but I am in the process of digitizing them to publish online as soon as they are ready. We're aware of some errors, but since the original records were lost in a fire and then restored by another board member's copies that were kept separate, we are glad to have what was able to be reconstructed. It would have been a terrible loss had they not thought of keeping dual records.
Both here and on the Kemmer/Kimmer page, is a link for a pdf file made from the hard-copy records I was given, for the people buried at Bentonville Cemetery. The list does not appear to include those buried in the "Cole" Shawnee Bluff Cemetery - but those buried in either cemetery are related families. It has taken me way too long, but I have created a spreadsheet to use for looking at and filter/sorting data more easily, and have placed links here for those files. (Uploaded 12/11/2012 - based on 2008 data list)