Henry H. Miller
(1782-1868)
Lydia Bieber
(1793-1860)
Mary A. Miller
(1817-1886)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Daniel Ocum

2. Samuel Heckman

Mary A. Miller 1 2 3

  • Born: 10 Jan 1817, , , PA 3 4
  • Marriage (1): Daniel Ocum
  • Marriage (2): Samuel Heckman
  • Died: 26 Jun 1886, Broad Mountain, Schuylkill, PA at age 69 3 5
  • Buried: Saint Clair: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA 3

   FamilySearch ID: LZFS-5HG.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1840 in Norwegian Township, Schuylkill, PA. The 1840 census recorded Danl Okam with this household:
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Persons Employed in Mining: 1
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 2.

2. Census in 1850 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 6 Daniel Oacum, shoemaker, 33, is living with wife Mary, 33; Hannah, 8; Angeline, 5; and Elwood, 1. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

3. Census in 1860 in Broad Mountain, Schuylkill, PA. 4 Mary Ocum [indexed in census as May Ocum], 42, was living without a husband in the household, with these children: Hannah, seamstress, 17; Angeline, 15; Ellwood, 11; Lydia A., 7; and Marcilla, 5. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office is Broad Mountain in New Castle Township.

On the same page is the household headed by Mary's brother-in-law: Jonathan Ocum, shoemaker, 36, without a wife, but with these children: Sarah, 19; Dan, 15; Harriet, 14; Mary, 10; Elizabeth, 8; Ellen, 5, and William, 2. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

4. Census in 1870 in Broad Mountain, Schuylkill, PA. 7 The 1870 census recorded Mary Heckman, 53, living with son Elwood, laborer, 21, and daughter Marcella, domestic servant, 15. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office was Broad Mountain in New Castle Township.
Living next door is Mary's daughter whose father was Mary's first husband Daniel Okum: Angeline Beacher, 28, living with her husband Jacob Beacher Jr., laborer, 30, and daughter Mary Elen, 3. All were born in Pennsylvania.

5. Census in 1880 in Wadesville, Schuylkill, PA, USA. 8 The 1880 census recorded widow Mary Heckman, 63, and her son Ellwood, laborer, 31; and Mary's daughter Lydia Smith, 27, with her son George E., 9, and daughter Ellen M., 7. They and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.
On the same page is Mary's brother-in-law, Johnath Oakum [sic, as written by census taker instead of Jonathan Okum], laborer, 56, living with wife Phoeby M., 55; son Robert, laborer, 18; and Pheaby, 15. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

6. Obituary: Pottsville Republican: obituary of Mrs. Heckman on 28 Jun 1888 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 5 Mrs. Heckman, widow of Samuel Heckman, who was killed in the army, died at her home in New Castle on Saturday evening, of dropsy. She has been an invalid for a long time and had but recently succeeded in procuring a much needed increase of pension. Her daughter arrived here last evening and was conveyed to that place at a late hour in the evening.


Mary married Daniel Ocum, son of Jacob Ocum and Catharina Wolfe. (Daniel Ocum was born about 1817 in , Berks, PA 6 and died before 1860 in New Castle Twp., Schuylkill, PA.)


Mary next married Samuel Heckman. (Samuel Heckman was born in , , PA and died before 1870.)


Sources


1 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 129427. Mrs. Angeline Beecher. Father: Jonas Oakum. Mother: Mary Miller.

2 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 60993. Ellwood Okum. Father: Daniel Oakum. Mother: Mary Miller.

3 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/99627322.

4 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, New Castle Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1178 Page: 353.

5 Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, PA), 28 Jun 1888, page 4. Obituary of Mrs. Heckman (Mary Miller Okum Heckman).

6 1850 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Pottsville North East Ward, Roll: M432_827; Page: 355.

7 1870 United States Census, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZ28-3LF Mary Heckman, 1870.

8 1880 United States Census, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWV4-VB6 Mary Heckman, Wadesville, New Castle Township, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania.



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