Monday, May 16, 2016

John and Christina Heid

John Heid was born in Germany in 1825. He came to the U.S. in 1851, and settled in Sandusky. According to the book SANDUSKY THEN AND NOW, John Heid married Christine Will in 1853. During the Civil War, John Heid served in two different units. He was in Company C of the Ohio 25th Infantry, as well as Company F of the 107th Ohio Infantry.  John Heid died on May 16, 1897, after having been stricken with apoplexy.  He had been a member of the McMeens Post, G.A.R. and the Ogontz Lodge of the I.O.O.F. John Heid was buried at Sandusky’s Oakland Cemetery.  Mrs. Christine Heid lived until 1918. She passed away at the family home on Shelby Street on April 17, 1918. She had been a member of the Emmanuel Church, and its Ladies Aid Society. The names of John and Christine Heid appear on individual monuments, as well on a larger monument which honors several members of the extended family, including the surnames Sprau and Scheufler.

On the tall monument is this inscription, under the names of John and Christina Will Heid:

Death is eternal life Why should we weep

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