Heatwole (Hütwohl, Hetwol, Hetwold, Heetweel, Hutwell, Hiedwohl, and Heatwol), a Mennonite (Mennonite Church) family name. It appeared in the 17th-century records with Johann Georg Hutwohl at Steeg near Bacharach on the Rhine, the father and grandfather of Mathias Heatwole, the progenitor of nearly all the Heatwoles in America today, who came to Pennsylvania in 1748. His son David Heatwole, a shoemaker by trade, moved south to Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and then to Virginia, and became the ancestor of the Heatwoles of Virginia. The Heatwole family has produced more than its quota of leaders and distinguished men — educators, physicians, and churchmen. Two bishops (L. J. Heatwole, 1852-1932, A. P. Heatwole) and at least eight ministers and two deacons with this family name have served or are serving the Mennonite churches in Virginia. Bishop J. A. Heatwole (1871-1940) served churches in and around La Junta, Colorado; R. J. Heatwole (1847-1921) was a prominent pioneer in Kansas.
Heatwole, C. J. History of the Heatwole Family. n.p., n.d., 1907.
Heatwole, D. A. A History of the Heatwole Family. Dale Enterprise, Virginia, 1882.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 683. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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