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My great, great, great grandfather was Johannes HEISER.
Haven't been able to establish whether he was the twin
bother to Eva HEISER or the son of Jacob HEISER, brother
of Peter HEISER. Johannes HEISER married abt. 1787 Margaret
Gretzen ROCKEFELLER, d/o Simon ROCKEFELLER of Germantown,
Columbia County, N.Y. Have records from the Rockefeller
Genealogy Books by Henry Oscar Rockefeller, MD: Book I,
pages 150-156 and Book III, pages 145-150 which includes
Peter John HEISER (1790-1872/4) s/o Johannes & Margaret
HEISER, Lyman Henry HIZER/HEIZER (1831 Catskill, Greene Co.,
N.Y. - 1904 Lyons, Ionia Co., Michigan), Ernest Henry HIZER
(1867 Lyons, Ionia Co., Michigan - 1921 Lyons, Ionia Co.,MI), my father
Walter Alexander HIZER (1906 Lyons, Ionia
Co.,MI - 1992 Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Co., MI).
Margaret Rockefeller's older sister Christina married their
cousin William Rockefeller from New Jersey and they are the
great grandparents of John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937) and
makes my grandfather Ernest Hizer a 3rd cousin to John D.
and myself a 5th cousin to Nelson A. Rockefeller. My father
bore a remarkable resemblance to Nelson.
Have earlier ancestors of Eva & Johannes HEISER although
some records are not entirely clear on the Palatine descendants. Would
enjoy hearing from you. Allen Hizer
of Ann Arbor, Michigan. alxhzr(a)hotmail.com