Heineken Family Papers
S626, OB72
1 folder, 1 os. folder

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Processed by: Jamie L. Bargeron, 2000
Revised by: Elizabeth M. Wilkinson, July 2007

Biographical Note:

Samuel Percy Heineken was born on July 2, 1802 in Sidmouth, England. He later moved to Swansea, South Wales where he worked in the coal mines. At the age of fourteen he immigrated to the United States and lived with his older brother, Christian, in Baltimore for a short time. Samuel later moved to Ohio. In 1825 Samuel returned to England.

In 1852, Samuel, his wife Caroline, and their seven children emigrated from England to the United States and settled in Edinburg, Johnson County, Indiana. In 1861 he and his family moved to Franklin, Indiana. He volunteered for the Union Army during the Civil War and mustered in as a Private with Company G of the 3rd Indiana Cavalry. Heineken was taken prisoner during the battle of Stone River in 1863 and confined to Libby Prison. He mustered out of the Union Army as a Quarter-master Sergeant. Samuel P. Heineken died on April 21, 1883 in Franklin.

Materials within the collection.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection consists of letters between members of the Heineken family and a few Civil War items. The majority of letters are from family living in the United States writing back to England. Additional materials include the Civil War diary of Samuel Heineken, a letter from Heinekenís Captain to his wife, and a Roster for the 3rd Indiana Cavalry for 1888.

The materials have been placed in chronological order.

Item Listing:

1 FolderLetters and papers, 1810-1888 (16 items).

1810 Aug. 10	Samuel Heineken in New Richmond to parents in Wales, ALS.
1810 Dec. 14	Christian William Heineken in New Orleans to parents (Mr. and Mrs. Heineken), ALS
1811 Jan. 5	Christian William Heineken in New Orleans to mother in Wales, ALS, 2 p.
1812 Feb. 11	Christian William Heineken in Baltimore to father in Wales, ALS
1816 June 6	Samuel Heineken in Baltimore to family in Wales, ALS.
1816 Dec. 3	Christian William Heineken in Baltimore to father in Wales, ALS.
1817 Sept. 10	Samuel Heineken in Cincinnati to mother in Wales, ALS.
1818 Nov. 15	Donaldson, T. to Samuel Heineken in Wales, ALS.
1820 Feb. 9	Samuel Heineken in Ohio to Thomas Heineken in Wales, ALS.
1825 June 23	M. Donaldson to Samuel Heineken in Wales, ALS.
1832 Oct. 29	M. Donaldson and (Cousin Jane) in Cincinnati to Samuel Heineken in Wales, ALS
circa 1845	"Thoughts on War and Peace," used as an envelope to Samuel Heineken.
1862 Sept.-            Civil War Diary of Samuel P. Heineken 
1863 Jan.	
1863 Jan. 31	Captain George Hoernitt to Mrs. Heineken, ALS.
1888	                Pamphlet: "Roster of the Third Indiana Cavalry for 1888."

OB72, 1 FolderLetter (1 item).

1818 Oct. 20 T. M. Donaldson in Richmond to Samuel Heineken in Wales, ALS. Also an 1818 Aug. 15 letter from C.S. to Dear Father, ALS.

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

1 folder, 1 oversize folder

Collection Dates:



Emma Byfield, 1931 and 1938

Access: This collection is open for research.



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Language Materials are entirely in English

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