[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Heffels, from Dobrinka (Russia) to Argentina and the US

joepessarra joepessarra at suddenlink.net
Wed Oct 17 14:15:32 PDT 2007

The US white pages at http://www.whitepages.com/ has 155 Heffel listings.

Ellis Island records at http://www.ellisislandrecords.org/ has 8 Heffel
listings, 1 from Dobrinka, Russia.  Here is the listing; ignore the makeup
of the info, it doesn't copy and paste well.  I thinkyou can understand it.

  Exact Matches (8)  
  Name of Passenger Residence Arrived Age on Arrival Passenger Record Ship
Manifest Ship Image    
1. Alexander Heffel    Dobrinka, Russia    1913  20  View View View    
2. Alexander Heffel    Werchnjoya, Russia    1912  1  View View View    
3. Anna Heffel    Werchnjoya, Russia    1912  25  View View View    
4. Gottfried Heffel    Werchnjoya, Russia    1912  24  View View View    
5. Mary Heffel        1903  30  View View View    
6. Mary Heffel        1910  65  View View View    
7. Mary Heffel    Newark    1906  55  View View View    
8. Mary Heffel    West Meath    1903  30  

You might take a look at the site yourself, to see the details on the
passenger manifest.

If you do the search for close matches, you get 40 listings with slightly
different spellings.

Good luck on your search.

Joe in Georgetown, Texas

-----Original Message-----
From: ger-poland-volhynia-bounces at eclipse.sggee.org
[mailto:ger-poland-volhynia-bounces at eclipse.sggee.org] On Behalf Of Karina
V. Heffel
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2007 2:33 PM
To: ger-poland-volhynia at eclipse.sggee.org
Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Heffels, from Dobrinka (Russia) to Argentina
and the US

Greetings to all list members!

My name is Karina Heffel and I'm originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina;
although I currently live in Texas.

I'm researching the surname Heffel, originally from the Sachsen Provinz in
Germany, later on settled in the Dobrinka village in Russia.

My great-grandfather was George Heffel, born in Dobrinka Sept 22 1866, died
Apr 13 1943 in Entre Rios, Argentina. He was married to Katharina Block
(born Jan 12 1872 in Alt-Galka, Saratov) she died on 23 Apr 1939 in Entre
Rios as well.

George and Katharina moved to Argentina from Russia in 1905 with their
children at the time. I know nothing about my g-grandfather George Heffel's
parents or siblings; only that at least one of his brothers moved to the
United States instead, and he might have fathered a son who later on became
a high rank officer in the US Navy, and a well known veteran from WWII or
the Korean War who was awarded a medal for his accomplishment on a risky
mission (that was on an Argentine newspaper clipping my granfather Benjamin
had when my dad was little).

I'm hoping I can connect with those relatives on my g-grandfather Heffel's
side to exchange information and learn about each other's past.

For all those interested, here's the link to the page I created on the
internet for the Heffels and Blocks in Argentina with all othe information
we currently have, pictures, etc. Unfortunately it's in Spanish; but I'll be
more than happy to translate to English to those interested,


All best,

Karina V. Heffel
  karinaheffel at yahoo.com
  karinaheffel at gmail.com
  Researching our family tree since 1986: Volga Germans, Germans from
Russia; Heffel & Block from Germany (Sachsen Provinz / Lieblos/ Darmstadt)
  Dobrinka & Alt-Galka (Saratov, Russia) between 1763/1768; to Argentina in
1905, and to the United States around the same time. 

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