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Heinlein Genealogy

This is the Heinlein Pittsburgh Story. The story begins when several Heinleins from the village of Schornweisach, including John and his sons, decided to leave Bavaria in 1883 and to settle in the Pittsburgh area, because they didn't want to be drafted into the Prussian army. The story comes from Ed’s trip to Bavaria in the summer of 1971, from genealogical research by (ProGenealogists), from research by the "Society for Family Research in Franconia" (Nuremberg, Bavaria), and from conversations with Carl and Gertrude Heinlein (Ed's grandparents). The Sidebar shows significant ancestors in Ed's family tree.

✽ - descendants of John and Margaret Wacker (Wachter) Heinlein.