Anna Haefner1

#3813, (February 1795 - )
RelationshipGreat-grandaunt of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*Friedrich Haefner Jr1 (1748 - bt 1810 - 1811)
Mother*Susanna Schreyer1 (c 1755 - 1827)


Benjamin T Bartgis
Children 1.Frederick Trenk Bartgis8 (1816 - )
 2.Benjamin Adrian Bartgis8 (1819 - )
 3.Veronica Bartgis8 (c 1821 - )
 4.Daniel Amilius Bartgis8 (c 1824 - )
Hannah and Anna are undoubtedly the same person, leaving Hannah, who married Benj. Bridges (not Bartgis) as not yet identified. The ancestors of Hannah are unknown and this record is only a placeholder until more research is completed.2 
Anna Haefner was also known as Anna Heffner. 
Her married name was Bartgis.3 
Birth*February 1795She was born in February 1795 at Frederick Co., MarylandG.1 
Baptism28 December 1795She was baptized on 28 December 1795 at Evangelical Lutheran Church, Frederick, Frederick Co., MarylandG; s/s parents.4 
August 1810In Friedrich Haefner Jr's will dated August 1810, Anna Haefner was named as an heir, as "Ann."5,3
Marriage*27 June 1815She married Benjamin T Bartgis on 27 June 1815 at Frederick Co., MarylandG.6 
3 August 1827She was named in the will of Susanna Schreyer on 3 August 1827 at Frederick Co., MarylandG.7 


  1. [S436] Heffner Research by Charles E. Heffner: Descendants of Michael Haefner b. Germany (Maryland Clan), online…
  2. [S520] VWH.
  3. [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.
  4. [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. 60.
  5. [S437] Frederick County Maryland Probate Administration Records (copies), Historical Society of Frederick County.
  6. [S893] Robert Barnes, compiler, Maryland Marriages, 1801-1820 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Inc., 1993), online, Benjamin F. Bartgis and Anna Heffner, marr. 27 Jun 1815; citing Lucy H. Harrison, transcript of records of Evangelical Lutheran Church, Frederick, 1810-1820, in vol. 3, p. 1322.
  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. [S153] Maryland Births and Christenings Index 1662-1911, online, father Benjamin F Bartgis, mother Anna.