Christina E. Heckman, wife of Gustave W. Heckman of Freehold, died suddenly on Tuesday of last week of rheumatism of the heart, aged 42 years. A short time ago Mrs. Heckman fell from the porch of her home and broke her ankle. Since then she had been confined to her bed. She was about to sit up in bed to eat her dinner when she was stricken with death. Mrs. Heckman was born in Germany and came to America about thirty years ago. She married Mr. Heckman at Plainfield in 1884. He and three children, Christopher, Frederick and Mary Heckman, survive her.
Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, August 29, 1900