William Haney Hickenlooper (1804)


Birth21 Sep 1804 at Unity Twp, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania
Death14 Jan 1888 at Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Burial14 Jan 1888 at Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA

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Bishop William Haney Hickenlooper (1804)

At a quarter past 2 o’clock this morning (Jan. 14,1888), Bishop William H. Hickenlooper, of the Sixth Ward, breathed his last at his home in this city, at the advanced age of 83 years, 3 months and 23 days. The announcement of his death comes suddenly, even to his most intimate friends, the sickness which was the immediate cause of his demise having attacked him but yesterday morning. At the time of his death he was the oldest Bishop in the Church, and for over forty years he had held the position now made vacant. His long term of service, genial and mild disposition, kindness of heart, and the uprightness of his life, have won for him the love and veneration of those over whom he has exercised a father’s care, and his absence will be keenly felt by the entire ward , and by hundreds of others outside of his family and relatives.

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History of the Hickenlooper Family

By Della H. Barker

According the family tradition, the Hickenloopers were among those persecuted for their religious beliefs in Wurttemberg, Germany; they were put aboard a raft and floated down the Rhine River to Holland. At any rate they sailed from Holland-Amsterdam, on the ship “Peggy” 16 October 1754(Pa.B Vol. 1 p.637)Vol. II contains the orginal signatures, in facsimile, of all the passengers. My ancestor signed his name Andreas Heckenleib. It is spelled the same when he took the Oath Of Allegiance to the king. (Pa. 84Vol. 17 p 440), and also in the book “30,000 names of immigrants in Pa.” by Rupp. This name is found in various spellings in the counties of Goeppinger, Wurttemberg, and Waeschenbeuren, and spelled Heckenlaible, Hoeckenlaible, Huckenlaibe, as well as Heckenleib, as above. In the first census of the United States in 1790 he is listed from Manallan township, York County, Pennsylvania, and name is Andrew Hickenloover. His wife’s name was Katherine and from this union came Andres, Jr., Adam, George, Mary, Ann, and Margaret. They were Luthean.

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