HEIKEL, Henry, was born in Harrisburg, Pa., April 12, 1828, and died in Reed township, Dauphin county, October 5, 1894; son of Christopher and Mary (Ridge) Heikel. The maternal grandfather, Dr. Tate, was a native of Ireland. The father was a butcher by trade and was married to Miss Mary Ridge, a native of Harrisburg, who is now deceased. Their children were: Christopher, Jr. David, Henry, Joseph, Elizabeth, and Catharine. Henry came to Reed township when a mere boy and became a boatman, which occupation he followed all his life. He married Martha Jane Byoely, who was born in Youngstown, Westmoreland county. Their children are: Thomas, living on Duncanís Island, Dauphin county; Christopher, deceased; and Henry, Duncanís Island.
Historical Review of Dauphin County