The HECHT Family History book is available for order.  After several years of research and many contributions from many Hecht family members, I have identified nearly 700 descendants of Henry Hecht from Mecklenberg, Germany to Missouri and beyond.


The book which was published in 2005 contains 17 chapters of your Hecht families, 250 pages of stories, maps, marriage & Death records, and over 300 photos contributed by many Hecht relatives.


This is your opportunity to preserve your family history, and read about your extended family in the book.  The book is 8 ½ by 11 inches and is professionally published and bound.  You will be pleased.  Please share this with other relatives.


Price is $45.00 including packaging and mailing within the USA.


Send a check to:

Marian Brune McCreary

26 Birchwood Lane Court

Maryland Heights, MO 63043


Questions? Call 314-291-1867

or email: mmccre8814@aol.com

website: www.mccrearyfamilytree.com

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Chapter Contents


Chapter 1 starts with the earliest known Hechts who  lived in Mecklenburg, now a part of Germany in the 1700s starting with Michel David Hecht, his son Andreas Heinrich David Hecht born 1795 and his children including Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Hecht, born 1830. Chapter 2 is Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Hecht, known as Henry Hecht who immigrated to Missouri in 1859. His children are found in chapters 3, 14, 15, 16, and 17. Chapter 3 is William Hecht, son of  Henry Hecht and chapters 4-13 are about William’s children and their descendants. Chapter 4 is Henry C. Hecht who married Nellie Lewton and their children. Chapter 5 is Otto Carl Hecht who married Lavina Pearl Loban and their descendants. Chapter 6 is Emma Hecht who married Frank Carey and their descendants. Chapter 7 is Edwin William Hecht who married Alvina Charlotte Brueseke and their descendants. Chapter 8 is about Fritz A. Hecht. Chapter 9 is Emil W. Hecht who married 1) Mella C. Bell and 2) Grace Amanda Ficke and their descendants. Chapter 10 is Frank O. Hecht who married Frances Bell. Chapter 11 is Julius Ernest Hecht who married Mabel Elizabeth Koelling and their descendants. Chapter 12 is Louis John Hecht who married Ida Brueseke and their descendants. Chapter is Leo Charles Hecht who married Georgia R. Renfro. Chapter 14 is John “Fritz” Hecht, (step-son of Henry Hecht) who married Josephine Mary Rebura and their descendants.  Chapter 15 is Herman Carl Hecht, (son of  Henry) who married Cecilia M. Schmidt and their descendants. Chapter 16 is Henry A. Hecht, (son of Henry).  Chapter 17 is Bertha Wilhelmine Hecht (daughter of Henry) who married Francis Marion Shepherd.


Lastly, I have over 300 photos and documents. A few of these I could not fit into the book but I have put all on a CD and every photo is labeled by name and chapter. If you would like a CD the cost is $10.00. This is optional.


The cost for the book only represents the actual cost of printing, binding, adding the photos, packaging, and mailing. All research costs such as copy machines, postage, travel to research facilities, paper, envelopes, ink cartridges, microfilm rental, photos, printing draft copies of the book, etc., I have absorbed. This book is a labor of love, not profit.




Here are some comments from purchasers of other books I’ve written—The Brueseke Family History, the Torian Family History, and the Bremer & Brune Family History.


First I’d like to congratulate you on your outstanding book! I picked up my copies from my parents and was impressed with the size and quality of the work. Well Done!  HO


We got the book a couple weeks ago and are really impressed. We didn’t expect anything like this. It’s almost like a novel. GGO


You did a wonderful job on the Brueseke book! I am learning a lot about my extended family that I never knew. The book is really nice and makes me proud. BB


The book arrived yesterday. Bravo. You did a great job. I especially appreciate the old German writing and word translations in the back.


The book is AMAZING! I can’t tell you how excited I am to have this information about our family and to know I will be able to allow my children and on and on to learn about their family. Thanks for your hard work on this, it is a great gift!   MB


My son was over the other night and couldn’t put it down. His three boys were so pleased to be in a real bound book.   FBD


May God richly bless you for the masterpiece you have compiled. Our children are more responsive to it than we have anticipated so enclosed is a check for another copy. We planned one for each of our four children but now we will have one for a grandchild.  DH


This month while taking care of my two grandchildren at their house, I read your family history book. I wanted to congratulate you on such a magnificent work. You are a very special person and I thank you for such persistence in your work. Gratefully,    GH

© Marian McCreary 2015