Attendees at the first Heydinger Reunion in 1916:

Front Row: (from L. to R) Sylvester, Clara, Floyd, Earl, Dorothy, Robert, Lucille, Mildred, Gertrude, Albert Wachter (visitor), Herbert, Philip, Frank, and Ralph.

Second Row: Ludwina and Ben, Rose and Peter, Grandmother Mary Gullung Heydinger, Steve, Mag (widow of Frank), John and Loraine, and Joe.

Third Row: (Children only) George, Leo, Anthony, Walter, Ida, Genevieve, Vic Wurm (visitor), Paul.

Back Row: Charley (holding Ruth) and Mary, Andy Boblick (visitor), Adam and Liz, Ed, Rose and Bert (holding Virgil), August (holding Clemence) and Mayme, Otto and Josephine, Ada, Mary, Fred, Lill, Katie, Linus (holding Vincent), Dana and Alph.

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Enjoy Images of Earlier Heydinger Reunions

Created by Mike Heydinger on October 1, 2009      

This page contains images from early Heydinger reunions. The reunions began in 1916 and continued annually until 1965 when it was decided to meet as the entire John Heydinger descendants only once in every five years. The individual branches of the family, however, continue to hold their own annual reunions.

If you have any pictures from previous reunions that you would like to see put up on line in this space, please contact us. If you have identifications for members in the pictures, that is especially welcome!

  • A 1923 Reunion Picture
  • A 1925 Reunion Picture
  • The 1935 Reunion Picture
  • The 1940 Reunion Picture
  • A Heydinger Family Get Together
  • The 1950 Reunion Picture
  • Four Surviving Heydinger Brothers at 1952 Reunion
  • Peter Heydinger Family Reunion Picture
  • The 1955 Reunion Picture: Original Reunion Members Only
  • The 1955 Reunion Picture: Entire Family
  • The 1965 Reunion Picture: First Cousins from First Reunion
  • The 1990 Reunion Picture of First Cousins
  • HELP!!! We need your HELP!!!

    Posted by Mike Heydinger on October 15, 2009      

    This is YOUR FAMILY WEBSITE. It will be successful only if YOU contribute. You do NOT have to be computer savy to help out. Contact us, and we'll git'er done!

    We need Current Contact Information.

    In order to keep all folks fully informed, we need CURRENT CONTACT INFORMATION: street addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses.

    Contact your siblings, your children away from home, your folks - anyone in the relation - to email us their current contact information. Send it to me at

    If you are more comfortable with snail-mail, send any information to me at Mike Heydinger Box 112 Huron, OH 44839.

    We need Family History Data.

    Also, we would like to do a full page here of information on each branch of the original John Heydinger family. We will post histories of each branch, pictures as far back as we can get them, and any other interesting data about the branches - whatever YOU think ought to be up on the site. We ask you to send us digital files if possible. If you are not computer savy and still wish to make a contribution of materials to this site, please email us and we can arrange to either come to you or have materials shipped to us for scanning and then return to you.

    PLEASE - on all pictures, identify each person with a recognizable face. If known, indicate the year and place the picture was taken. Protect your valuable pictures and documents with cardboard stiffeners!

    We need Current Family Tree Information.

    If you go to the FAMILY GENEALOGY TREE in the column to the right, you can open it by clicking on the RED words This Family Tree and locate your immediate family's limbs, branches, and twigs on the family tree.

    The further back you go, the more accurate the information actually is. What we need most is more MODERN up-to-date information.

    Locate your part of the family's information and update it for us, PLEASE. Email to us the new and improved data. Don't worry about formating the data. Just give us the names and important dates, tell us what generation they are in and under whose name they should go. Generation numbers are included just to the LEFT of each name.

    In order to have the NEW information included in the revised tree, you MUST get it to us. We will maintain the original document in order to guarantee security. Sorry!