Susanna Schreyer1

#1440, (circa 1755 - between 3 August 1827 and October 1827)
Relationship2nd great-grandmother of Nelle Belle Bridges


Friedrich Haefner Jr b. 1748, d. bt 1810 - 1811
Children 1.John Haefner5 (1772 - 1822)
 2.Elizabeth Haefner5 (1774 - )
 3.Maria Apollonia Haefner7 (1776 - )
 4.Jacob Haefner+10 (1779 - 1827)
 5.George Haefner11 (1781 - )
 6.Mary Elizabeth Haefner+10 (1782 - 1827)
 7.Catharina Haefner+10 (1786 - )
 8.Friedrich Haefner III+10 (1787 - 1825)
 9.Joseph Haefner10 (1788 - )
 10.Benjamin Haefner10 (1791 - )
 11.Hannah Haefner+1 (bt 1792 - 1795 - bt 1860 - 1867)
 12.Daniel Haefner10 (1793 - b 1811)
 13.Anna Haefner+10 (1795 - )
Her married name was Heffner. 
Her married name was Haefner (variant.)1 
Birth*circa 1755She was born circa 1755 at Nottersdorf, Bavaria, Germany.2 
Marriage*circa 1771She married Friedrich Haefner Jr, son of Friedrich Haefner and Anna Maria Baumin, circa 1771.3 
20 April 1791She and Friedrich Haefner Jr appeared on the census of 20 April 1791 at Frederick Co., MarylandG; sh 202 has Frederick Heffner and Frederick Jr; sh 203 has Michael Heffner and Michael Jr; count begins on sh 156; poss. 5th dau. unk.4 
August 1810In Friedrich Haefner Jr's will dated August 1810 at Frederick Co., MarylandG, Susanna Schreyer was named as an heir "my dearly beloved wife Susannah during her natural life one third part of all my real and personal estate."5,6
3 August 1827She left a will on 3 August 1827 at Frederick Co., MarylandG.7 
Death*between 3 August 1827 and October 1827She died between 3 August 1827 and October 1827 at Maryland or PennsylvaniaG; (between dates if will and probate.)8 
Probate*29 October 1827Her estate was probated on 29 October 1827 at Frederick Co., MarylandG.9 
ChartsAncestors of Nelle Belle Bridges


  1. [S193] Wise-Shelton-Johns-Etheridge Family, wise1936, owner, online \\. Hereinafter cited as Wise-Shelton Family.
  2. [S193] Wise-Shelton Family, online, has b. 1760 in error.
  3. [S520] VWH, baptism records of children.
  4. [S268] 1790 U.S. Federal Census, image viewed online or Frederick Heffner Jr.; hh incl. 1 M of 16 and over, 5 M <16; 6 F.
  5. [S437] Frederick County Maryland Probate Administration Records (copies), Historical Society of Frederick County.
  6. [S1734] Frederick County Maryland Equity Court, Liber HS-1: 751-791, Benjamin Heffner vs Heffners, online, Jacob Frederick Heffner, dec'd (will Aug 1810), leaving widow Susannah and 11 children,
    son John Heffner* d. 1822 intestate, no issue
    son Jacob Heffner d. 1827 (will), leaving
    ...w/Rebecca and 2 children,
    ...William W. Heffner, a minor
    ...Samuel P. Heffner, a minor
    son George Heffner, res. Ohio
    son Frederick Heffner d. 1825, leaving children,
    ...Thomas Heffner, res. Virginia
    ...David Heffner, res. Virginia
    ...Catharine Heffner, res. Virginia
    ...Elizabeth Heffner, res. Virginia
    son Joseph Heffner, res. Indiana
    dau. Elizabeth Heffner
    dau. Apollonia Heffner
    dau. Mary Heffner (d. 1827) wife of James Nailor - their children,
    ...William Nailor, a minor
    ...Augustus Nailor, a minor
    dau. Catharine Heffner wife of William Darlin, res. Ohio
    dau. Anne Heffner wife of Benjamin T. Bartgis
    son Benjamin Heffner
    brother Michael Heffner

    Executors were widow and sons (except George). Witnesses: Peter Wolfe, Solomon B. Heff, Daniel Burkhartt. Spouses and grandchildren not given in will.
    Land - "So Much Saved," 2 acres, Lots 77 and 78 in Berlin (Brunswick), from Joseph Smith, exec. of Leonard Smith in 1799 (had been sold by Smith to Michael Sponseller who transferred to Tobias Hammer who transferred to Frederick Heffner).
    - "Resurvey on Heffner's Fancy," 25 acres (home place), by warrant in 1752; next to tract "George and Margaret" owned by George Swinigard in 1743.
    - "Rocky Hill," 9 acres, on Katoctin Mountain near High Knob.
    - "Beginning to Rain," 1½ acres.
    To son, John Heffner, now dec'd
    - *Common Warrant in 1806 for "Tasker's Chance," 13 acres.
    - 6 acres from Michael Heffner, adjoining lands of John Cronise, on east side of Monocacy and includes an island in Monocacy River (part of Monocacy Manor, Lot #3).
    - "Water, Wood and Stone," 6 acres (part of Monocacy Manor, Lot #4).
    Executor of Jacob Heffner was Samuel Pool.
    Catharine assigned her interests to John Bayley.
    Guardian for Jacob Heffner's children and the Nailor children was L.P.W. Balch; Balch was also trustee; on 20 Aug 1830, at Shafer's Tavern in Frederick Town, sale was made:
    - Lot #1 of 18 acres to David Schley at $625.60
    - Lot #2 of 6 acres to John Cronise at $93
    - Lot #3 of 6 acres to Benjamin Heffner at $29
    - Lot #4 to John Ogle at $23
    - Lot #5 to Adam Young at $50
    - Lot #7 (lots in Berlin) to John Brunner of Jacob at $96
    On 30 Jul 1831, Rebecca, widow of Jacob Heffner, testified she was 38 years old; she received 2/15 for dower, $4.54; Elizabeth, the widow of Frederick Heffner, received 2/15 also; James Nailor, widower of Mary, received 8/15, $13.62; each 1/8 share was $34.06; finalized 29 Aug 1833.
    Credit: Dorinda Davis Shepley…. Hereinafter cited as Benjamin Heffner vs Heffners.
  7. [S1736] Frederick County Maryland Equity Court, Liber JS-12: 168-195, Benjamin Price as admin. of the Estate of Susannah Heffner vs Estate of Jacob Heffner (August 1828), online, Re: probate record of Susannah (Schreyer) Haefner, q.v.. Hereinafter cited as Benjamin Price vs Estate of Jacob Heffner.
  8. [S520] VWH.
  9. [S1736] Benjamin Price vs Estate of Jacob Heffner, online,
    Jacob Heffner/Haffner, (dec'd), Executor Samuel Pool [1827]; left widow Rebecca and two children: William Walter Heffner and Samuel Heffner.
    Susannah Haffner [mother of Jacob], dec'd, (will 3 Aug 1827; probate 29 Oct 1827) leaving children: Elizabeth Haffner; Apollonia Haffner; Catharine (wife of William Julian) and her heirs; Anna Bartgis and her heirs; (unnamed) Naylor [Mary Elizabeth, wife of James] - her sons William Naylor and Augustus Naylor; Benjamin Haffner.
      Executrix was Apollonia Haffner; witnesses Joseph Smith and John Measell.
    Land - [1] Lots #3 (24 acres) and #7 (26 acres) on "Resurvey on Havener's Fancy."*
    - [2] "Anoiler," lying north of Fulling Mill Race, now owned by Jonathan Kemp and Isaac Dern, from Jonathan Kemp and Isaac Dern (and wife Catharine) in 1821 (previously belonging to Daniel Mathias).
    - [3] part of "Tasker's Chance," 22+ acres, from William Goldsborough (and wife Sarah) in 1825.
    - [4] "Resurvey on Havener's Fancy" (conveyed by Michael Heffner, son of Frederick, to Peter Engle in 1794) and next to lands of Daniel Mathews; "Valversheim" (from Peter Engle to Frederick Heffner, son of Frederick) and "Bull Frog"; totals 18 acres, all contiguous, from John Renner (and wife Llydia) and Jacob Renner in 1816 to Jacob Heffner, son of Jacob Frederick Heffner; lies on branch of Tuscarora Creek. (This was the home place of Jacob and Rebecca Heffner and became the part laid out as her dower.)
    *Deed of Partition in 1815 conveyed Catharine's share to Jacob and listed John, Jacob, George, Frederick, Joseph, Benjamin, Elizabeth, Apollonia and Maria Haffner as heirs of Jacob Haffner.
      Jacob Heffner is said to have received monies from John Cronise for the use of Susannah Heffner.
      Guardian was L.P.W. Balch; trustee was Benjamin Price. The several buyers were Samuel Poole (Walter Poole as security) and Benjamin Franklin Bartgis (high bidder with Elizabeth Heffner as security but she was not approved, resold to Joseph P. Fleming, with Walter Poole as security) (specific properties not given). An injunction was brought against Benjamin Franklin Bartgis to prevent him from continuing to remove the timber from the part of "Tasker's Chance" that was purchased by Fleming. Proceeds were short, paid $.59 on the dollar; finalized 4 Oct 1833.
    Credit: Dorinda Davis Shepley, with Syngeneia comments in [ ].…
  10. [S436] Heffner Research by Charles E. Heffner: Descendants of Michael Haefner b. Germany (Maryland Clan), online…
  11. [S1734] Benjamin Heffner vs Heffners, online, Court proceeding in re Jacob Frederick Heffner (Frederich Haefner Jr.), 1829, q.v.