Michael Haefner

#1445, (5 April 1753 - after 25 December 1793)
Relationship2nd great-granduncle of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*Friedrich Haefner (1716 - 1794)
Mother*Anna Maria Baumin (1713 - 1793)


Margaret Reith
Children 1.Maria Elisabeth Haefner7 (1780 - )
 2.Susanna Haefner8 (1782 - )
 3.Fridrich Haefner9 (1786 - )
Michael Haefner was also known as Heffner. 
Michael Haefner was also known as Johann Michael Haefner baptism. 
Birth*5 April 1753He was born on 5 April 1753 at Frederick Co., MarylandG; poss. 1755.1,2 
Baptism15 April 1755He was baptized on 15 April 1755 at Evangelical Lutheran Church, Frederick, Frederick Co., MarylandG; s/s John Haffner and Elizabeth Loy, dau. of Michael Loy.3,1 
Marriage*9 October 1779He married Margaret Reith on 9 October 1779 at Frederick Co., MarylandG.4 
25 December 1793In Friedrich Haefner's will dated 25 December 1793 at Frederick Co., MarylandG, Michael Haefner was named as an heir, to share with his brother as tenants in common the residue of the estate, both personal and real. Both brothers to retain their plantations, Michael to receive an additional 30 acres as Friedrick Jr. had already been given 30 acres.5,6 
Death*after 25 December 1793He died after 25 December 1793.5 


  1. [S154] Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995, online FamilySearch.org, name: Johann Haffner; baptism/christening date: 15 Apr 1753, baptism/christening place: EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, FREDERICK, FREDERICK, MARYLAND; birth date: 05 Apr 1753

    "Maryland, Births and Christenings, 1650-1995," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V2WY-88F : accessed 17 Oct 2012), Johann Haffner, 05 Apr 1753; citing reference , FHL microfilm 824392

    name: Johann Michael Haffner; baptism/christening date: 1755; baptism/christening place: Fredrick, Fredrick, Maryland
    birth date: 15 Apr 1755
    birthplace: Fredrick, Fredrick, Maryland, father's name: Friedrich Haffner, mother's name: Anna Maria
    indexing project (batch) number: C71182-1
    system origin: Maryland-EASy
    source film number: 13931
    reference number: Vol 1 pg 9.
  2. [S438] Frederick S. Weiser, compiler, Maryland German Church Records, Vol. 4: Evangelical Lutheran Church (Frederick) Baptisms 1780-1811 (Manchester, Maryland: Noodle-Doosey Press, 1989), p. 118, 1753 for both b. and bp.; p. 103 has 1756 with same day/month and same sponsors.
  3. [S438] Frederick S. Weiser, Maryland German Church Records, Vol. 4, p. 118, 1753 for both b. and bp.
  4. [S447] Maryland Marriages 1655-1850, online Ancestry.com, Michael Heffner and Margaret Reed [Reis], marr. Frederick Co. 8 Oct 1779.
  5. [S437] Frederick County Maryland Probate Administration Records (copies), Historical Society of Frederick County.
  6. [S488] Frederick County Maryland Chancery Court Index and Abstracts 1761-1850, online \http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/…\, James DICKSON - Estate - 9 Jul 1792 [MSA S512- 1566; 1/36/1/62-1502; 5 folders]. Petition of George DIXON against Frederick HAFFNER and Michael HAFFNER for conveyance of an undivided part in land which they have taken whole possession of since the death of their father in 1764.

    Frederick HAFFNER, dec'd, (will 25 Dec 1793; 1 May 1794) leaving 5 children,

    d/ Abigal SHELY
    d/ Catharine MILLER, dec'd, to her children
    d/ Elizabeth HEFFNER (given part of her late mother’s things)
    s/ Frederick HEFFNER Jr.
    s/ Michael HEFFNER

    Land - "Resurvey on Havenear’s Fancy"

    Will lists outstanding lawsuit with Geoge CLEM and George DIXON; and land to be conveyed to Peter ENGEL and PeterSNOOK. Executors were Thomas JOHNSON, esquire; Samuel DUVAL and Baker JOHNSON. Witnesses were Frederick CLINE, Frederick HEFNER and John HEFNER.

    George DICKSON was heir of brother James DICKSON and was entitled to half of tract "Haffner’s Choice" (which was a resurvey on the tract "Discovery"); this after the deduction of 100 acres sold to Daniel MADDES per agreement between Frederick HAFFNER and James DICKSON. Frederick HAFFNER died before deed was conveyed.

    Land warrant for "Havener’s Fancy" dated 1 Feb 1760; resurveyed on 10 Dec 1761, to include vacant lands, and then called "Resurvey on Havener’s Fancy", 695 acres; next to tract "George and Margaret".

    (Mention made of Charles Lord Baron of Baltimore, our Great Grandfather of a Noble memory, his instructions to Charles CARROLL, esquire, in agreement bearing date at London on 12 Sep 1712 and registered in our province with a paragraph of our dear father’s instructions, bearing date at London of 15 Dec 1738 and registered in our land office.
    David SHAWN (SHEHAWN - age abt 55 in 1798) and George CLEM lived on said property.

    Witnesses summoned on 20 May 1802 were: Norman BRUCE, age 66; John Ross KEY, John RAMSBERG, William RITCHIE, Tobias BUTLER, Samuel DUVALL, age 50 in 1798; Peter ENGEL (abt 46 in 1798), Peter WOLF, George MILLER; George MURDOCH, esquire, age 56 in 1798 of Frederick Town; Arthur WALLACE, George LEIGHTLITER, George CLEMM and Arthur FLEMMING.

    Statements made: James DICKSON was a married man and died without issue; Christopher EDELEN (witness to signatures on documents) died about 12 years ago (said in 1798); Stephen WEST is dead (witness to signatures).. Hereinafter cited as Frederick Co. MD Chancery Court Index 1761-1850.
  7. [S153] Maryland Births and Christenings Index 1662-1911, online Ancestry.com, Name: Maria Elisabeth Haefner; Christening Date: 22 Apr 1780; Christening Place: Evangelical Lutheran of Middletown, Frederick, Maryland; Father's Name: Michael Haefner; Mother's Name: Margreth; FHL Film Number: 13934.
  8. [S154] Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995, online FamilySearch.org, Name: Susanna Haefner; baptism/christening date: 03 Feb 1782; baptism/christening place: EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN OR LUTHERAN CONGREGATION OF MIDDLETOWN, MIDDLETOWN, FREDERICK, MARYLAND
    father's name: Mich. Haefner; mother's name: Margreth
    indexing project (batch) number: C50770-1; system origin:     Maryland-ODM; source film number: 13934.
  9. [S153] Maryland Births and Christenings Index 1662-1911, online Ancestry.com, Fridrich Haefner; Christening Date: 25 Jun 1786; Christening Place: Evangelical Lutheran of Middletown, Frederick, MD; Father's Name: Michael Haefner; Mother's Name: Margreth. FHL Film Number 13934, Maryland Births and Christenings, 1600–1995.