Possibly spelled Heuman.
Written by Sandra Thorne Borgon (1942):
Leonhard had incredible blue eyes. Leonhard was also noted as Heinrich. He owned a grocery store in the 1860s. There were many Indians who came into the store. If it was bitter cold, they would sleep in there around the store's big stove overnight.
I don't know why Leonard died so young but it was somewhere around 40 or so years of age because Margaret is listed as a widow in the late 1870's.
A note from John Arthur Thorne (1938):
There were three Heuman families in Bay City listed in 1870 census. (1) Leonard, 42 years old, the City Marshall, born in Prussia; (2) Simon, 20 years old, a carpenter, born in Prussia; and, (3) George, 46 years old, a Physician, born in Bavaria. I expect Simon Heuman is our Leonard's son. Simon has a wife (Maggie, age 20), and a daughter
(Barbara, 9 mos.). Don't know about the doctor, George Heuman. An older brother to Leonard, perhaps? Prussia and Bavaria are at opposite ends of Germany, so it's doubtful. Leonard Heuman's household includes wife Maggie (37); Barbara (17), a domestic servant living away from home; Anna (15), a seamstress; Charles (13), a store clerk; Maggie (11) at school; plus Mary (9), Penie (5) and John (3). Barbara (your maternal grandmother) was born in Prussia; all the other children are listed as Michigan born. That indicates the family left Germany between 1853 and 1855. Should be able to "pin point" them by researching the immigration records for those years. Only the George (and Catherine) Heuman family are found in the 1860 Bay City census, so Leonard's bunch apparently lived elsewhere (in Michigan) for several years.
A note from Bob Borgon:
I've chosen to only include the 2 brothers and 3 sisters of Barbara Heumann mentioned in my mother's photo albumn for now since I can't be sure how Maggie, Anna, and Pennie relate to Dena, Mary, & Raddie (3 names not listed in the census, but we know are correct thanks to Leona Ritter).
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