Fannie (Fayge) Hecker

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Fannie (Fayge) Hecker (Schmidt)

Also Known As: "Hebrew name:Faigah B'sahnder", "Fage", "Fayge"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Otik Molov, Russia
Death: Died in Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sander Zilberschmidt and Leah Zilberschmidt
Wife of Louis Hecker
Mother of Sam Hecker and Elizabeth Williams
Sister of Meyer (Mayer) Schmidt
Half sister of Marcus Schmidt; Esther Trust; Gloria Spero; Diane Schmidt Wolk; Clara Miller and 9 others

Occupation: Worked in a grocery store after Louis Hecker's death, later owned real estate and operated a chicken and fresh fish market in Squirrel Hill.
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About Fannie (Fayge) Hecker

There is some confusion regarding the dates of Fannie's birth, immigration and marriage.

The 1910 US Census has her age as 25, making her birth year 1884 or 1885, and states she had been married 7 years at that time, making her marriage year 1902 or 1903. Her year of immigration is noted as 1906, when she would have been 20 or 21.

But the 1930 US Census states she immigrated to US in 1903.

Some records support 1884 or earlier birth:

According to the manifest of the SS Cassel, her brother, Meyer "Silberschmiedt" entered the US on August 20, 1913, when he was 30 years old. This would make his birth year c1883. So Meyer around 5 years older than his sister Fannie, if her birthyear was 1888 - or only 1 or 2 years older than Fannie if her birthyear was 1884 or 1885.

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Fannie (Fayge) Hecker's Timeline

1885
1885
Otik Molov, Russia
1904
October 15, 1904
Age 19
Pittsburgh, PA, United States

No City of Pittsburgh Birth Certificate is known to exist. An affadavit, dated Sep. 21, 1940, signed by his mother, Fannie Hecker, attests to his birth at Center Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA. A second affadavit, dated Jan. 30, 1952, signed with the mark of Edith Trust, his aunt, also attests to Sam's date of birth, and that Edith was 28 years old at that time.

1905
November 27, 1905
Age 20
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Alternate birthdate: 11/24/1905.

1941
June 29, 1941
Age 56
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
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