Heller Family Visit

Saturday, July 27th 2013 was a very special day at the Heller-Wagner Grist Mill. A group of 18 descendants of Johann Cristoph Heller and Johan Simon Heller visited Hellertown. They came from Ohio, Florida and New Hampshire for a family reunion and to celebrate the 50th Wedding Anniversaries of two of the Heller family brothers. The group arrived at the Mill in the morning to have family pictures taken by a professional photographer.

After they enjoyed some coffee and other refreshments that included shoo-fly pie, a tour of the site was given by HHS members Fran Hudock and Harry Boos. The group also spent time shopping our Hellertown pottery and Joe Sofka prints of the Heller Homestead and the Grist Mill. A side note: we were completely cleaned out of our Hellertown mugs after they shopped—a good problem to have!

After their visit with HHS, they went on to visit the Heller Homestead, had lunch at the Hellertown Diner and finally a visit to Lime Kiln Cemetery where some of their ancestors are interred. Linder Heller, the organizer of the Heller family visit, shared some wonderful feedback regarding the group’s visit. She said, “It was wonderful! Your volunteers and the tour guides were wonderful. We can’t THANK YOU enough! Your site was the highlight of our trip for sure! We certainly felt welcome.”


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A Photo Gallery of the Heller Family Visit may be viewed below...


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