Lydia (Wetzel) Heimbach was born in about 1808, the daughter of Johan "Peter" and Anna Margaretha (Gaumer) Wetzel.
Lydia wedded Henry Heimbach (1807- ? ). They did not reproduce.
When the federal census enumerations were made in 1850 and 1860, the couple dwelled in Longswamp Township, Berks County. Henry earned a living as a laborer, and census evidence suggests that they were poor.
U.S. Census records for 1870 show Henry, a retired shoemaker, and "Elizabeth" still living in Longswamp, with eight-year-old Ida Coup in the household. The couple is believed to have died during the decade of the 1870s. No markers are known to stand at their graves, wherever they may be.
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