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Hello all,
my name is Oliver, my wife is Birgit and my parents are Juergen & Waltraud Hehn.
They are still living in Germany. I´m living in the UK.
I moved there in 2003.
Our german Hehn  family roots are in the Hunsrueck area and we can trace back some Hehn´s up to the 17th century. It was a poor family and some of my ancestors emigrated to the USA at this time. I´m very anxious about seeing how many Hehn´s we are aound the world.

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Feb 21
 posted by Rudy Hehn  Hehn from Canada on February 21, 2021 0:55

My father William Hehn emigrated to Saskatchewan from a German-speaking area of Transylvania. He farmed in the Markinch area before moving to Quinton. My mother luckily missed the Titanic liner by sailing earlier. They had 12 children, 8 of us still living. My mother’s sister was stuck in East Germany and we lost track of her side of the family.

Jul 6
 posted by Pat  Francis from United States on July 06, 2017 8:01

What a delightful find! Thank you for putting this together.

Karolina Hehn was my great grandmother.
She was born 30 Sep 1880 in Menno, Hutchinson Co., South Dakota.
She died 14 Jun 1968 in Stockton, San Joaquin, California.

Karolina was the daughter of Andreas Hehn.
Andreas was born 31 Jul 1858 in Plots'k, Odes'ka, Ukraine.
He immigrated to Menno, Hutchinson Co., South Dakota in 1879 where he
married Louisa Quast on 26 Nov 1879. They had 16 children.

Andreas Jr (1876-1955)
Karolina (1880-1968) my great grandmother
Mary Magdalena (1881-1951)
Emanuel (1882-1962)
John (1883-1967)
Friedrich (1885-1958)
Christine (1886-1996)
Solomon (1887-1964)
Louise (1890-1961)
Katharine (1891-1972)
Pauline (1892-1983)
Alma (1893-1904)
Lydia Fredericka (1894-1969)
Richard William (1896-1967)
Ester Therisa (1898-1983)
Infant son

Andreas Hehn Jr was the son of Andreas Hehn Sr (b.1833 d.1903) and Christine Merkel (b. 1835 d. 1918)
Andreas Hehn Sr was the son of Johann Hehn (b.1809 d. 1889) and Christina Schwandt (b.1808)
Johann Hehn was one of the original founders of Plotzk.
source: The Emigration from Germany to Russia in the years 1763 to 1862: Part II (pgs. 542-543)

I hope someone finds this helpful

May 30
 posted by Mariana Hehn Pinto da Silva Pinto Guimarães   from Portugal on May 30, 2016 15:42

In Porto/Portugal leben auch Hehn´s!

Ich heisse Mariana, bin 1964 in Porto geboren und habe drei Geschwister (geboren 1963, 1966 und 1967).

Unsere Mutter ist 1957 als entsandte Lehrkraft an die Deutsche Schule zu Porto gekommen, hat einen Portugiesen geheiratet und lebt heute noch in Porto.

Sie ist 1929 in Schoenstein, bei Wissen an der Sieg /Deutschland geboren .

Ihr Vater, Hermann Karl Hehn (geboren 14.07.1888) und ihre Mutter, Mathilde Hehn, geborene Reuber (*24 Juni 1896) waren beide aus Schoesntein.

Hermann Karl Hehn (unser Grossvater) war der zweite von 6 Kindern (Peter, als Kind gestorben, Anna *1890, Heinrich *1892, Joseph *1894 und Karl *1898) von Karl Hehn -unserem Urgrossvater (*14.07.1956, gestorben 1945) und von Pauline Demmer.

Karl´s Hehn Vater hiess Heinrich Hehn und ist 1817 ?/ 1819 ? in Luckenbach im Westerwald geboren. Er hatte einige Geschwister (Engelbert, Paula, Mariechen, und August).

Von unserer Mutter wissen wir, dass einige Onkel von ihrem Urgrossvater Heinrich nach den USA ausgewandert sind !



There are Hehn in Porto / Portugal too!

Our mother, born 1929 in Germany (Schönstein/ Sieg) was sent as a teacher to the German School Oporto 1957. She married our father, a portugiese and stayed in Portugal.

Her father Hermann Karl Hehn was born 1888 in Schönstein, her grandfather Karl Hehn was born 1856.

About her great-grandfather, Heinrich Hehn, I know that he was born around 1817 in Luckenbach, a village in Westerwald and that some of his fathers brothers emigrate to the USA in the 19 th century.

One of my brothers, Marcos Hehn Pinto da Silva produces a Sparkling wine, named "Familia Hehn" as a tribute to all Hehns´!


Feb 6
 posted by Lucas  da Fonseca Hehn from Brazil on February 06, 2015 0:07

Hi everyone! I'm from Brazil! There are some Hehn overhere aswell. It seems they moved from Germany on the beginning of 1900 to here. My city, which is called Novo Hamburgo, was colonized by Germans mostly. It would be nice to know more about our origins. Cheers!

Apr 22
 posted by Erzsebet Hehn   from on April 22, 2014 23:35

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Message: Hi everyone!
My name is Erzsebet Hehn. I'm from Hungary. There are some Hehn family in Hungary. Thanks for this site now I know there are so many of us around the world! Me and my sister Agnes Hehn live in Ireland for 4 years so if you are Hehn in Ireland would be more than happy to hear from you! All the best.

Apr 22
 posted by Liz   from on April 22, 2014 23:35

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Message: I'm helping a friend to find his ancestors. Does anyone know about the Hehn family in/around Union County, Pennsylvania, around 1824? He has a great-grandmother by the name of Maria Hehn. She married Henry J. Jarrett and together they had 6 children: Percival Franklin, William Henry, Mary Alice, John Alfred, Issac Newton, and Susan Emma Jarrett. Maria's father's name is rumored to be John Hehn married to Ester Smith, but I can't find anything that would show that...not even in their family documents/collection. It has just been passed down orally. If anyone has any information about Maria's parents and/or siblings or any further information, I would really appreciate it!! Thanks!

Apr 22
 posted by Phillip Hehn Reviere   from on April 22, 2014 23:34

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Message: This is quite an interesting website I have stumbled upon. I didn't know the name Hehn was quite this popular, although I have yet to find a proper meaning of the name.
Nonetheless, this is what I know. My grandfather is one Mannfred Hehn, descendant of Herrmann Hehn and Lina Hehn. Mannfred's brother is Gert Hehn. The family descended from Westerwald in Germany, although they have since spread out a bit more. As far as I know, on this side of the family, the name is going to die out as all of Mannfred's children were daughters (including my mother). Only myself and a cousin of mine (who has a double last name - but she will marry and thus probably lose the Hehn) will be able to continue the lineage of this name.
Now, as a German speaker, I implore all of you to not pronounce it HANE. It is a German name and should be pronounced accordingly, the correct way should be just the way you spell it, or: HEH - uhn.

Apr 22
 posted by Sabrina Hehn   from on April 22, 2014 23:34

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Kommentare:: so - another "hehn" :) Probably the last one to carry this name in our family: my sister Silke and I are daughters of Werner Hehn. He and his brother Kurt Hehn are the sons of Hermann Hehn.

Apr 22
 posted by Tim Hehn   from on April 22, 2014 23:33

Email: 1sledder(--att--)

Staat: Canada

Land: Calgary

Stadt: Alberta


Kommentare: I am the 4 child of Paul John Donald Hehn. My grandfather was Peter John Hehn. He came to Canada in 1912 on the ship behind the Titanic. He was supposed to be on the Titanic but missed it. He has one other brother and a sister appearently in the Chicago area. His parents were Anton Hehn and Lena Ottenbriet.

Apr 22
 posted by Jon Nielson   from on April 22, 2014 23:33

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Message: I come from a line of Hehn's that origniated in Luisenhold Poland and migrated to Plotzk Bessarabia Russia around 1830. My Great great great Grandfather was Johann Hehn born aug 11, 1809. He had many children one of which was Johann Hehn, who also had a Johannes who had a son named Martin Lucas Hehn who was my grandfather. I have a fair amount of information branching from that orginal Johann Hehn, but I am stumped about information before that. If you are related I would love to hear from you especially if you have family history information.

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