Genealogical and Family History
of the

Compiled under the editorial supervision of George Thomas Little, A. M., Litt. D.

New York

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Adam Hegwein was born in Bavaria, Germany, in 1842, and died in New York City, in 1884. He received his education in his native country. He came to America in 1860, located in New York City, where he established a bakery and restaurant on the style he had conducted on in Germany. He went to Hempsted, Iowa, where he engaged in the same line of business, then returned to New York, where he took up his former work, with which he was identified until his death.
He married, in New York, Julia Durrwang, now deceased.
1. Child, died in early youth.
2. Frederick, enlisted in the Twenty-seventh Volunteers of New York, went to the Phillippines and died there of heat prostration.
3. Margaret, married Christian Rabenstein, of New York.
4. Lewis.

Lewis, youngest child of Adam and Julia (Durrwang) Hegwein, was born in the city of New York, Aug. 29, 1877. He was educated in New York, and then commenced to assist his father in the lunch rooms of the latter, an occupation in which he was engaged until the death of his father. The business was then disposed of and Mr. Hegwein found employment in various hotels in New York and the south, and in 1898 was employed in Weferling's Vienna Cafe in Bangor, Maine. Later, Mr. Hegwein went to Virginia, where he remained until 1902, when he returned to Bangor and purchased The Weferling Cafe, and has been proprietor of this business for some years. In addition he does the fine catering of Bangor, and has gained for his establishment a reputation which is second to none.
He is a member of many fraternal and other organizations, among them being: Bangor Lodge, No. 244, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, of which he is leading loyal member; he is a Thirty-second degree Mason; a member of St. Andrew's Lodge, No. 83, F. and A. M.; Mount Moriah Chapter, No. 6, Royal Arch Masons; Bangor Council, Royal and Select Masters; Scottish Rite bodies of Bangor; Perfection Lodge, Order of the Eatern Star; Palestine Council, Princes of Jerusalem; Rose Croix Chapter of Bangor; Maine Consistory of Portland; Kora Temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, of Lewiston, Maine; Abenakis Tribe, No. 6, Improved Order of Red Men; Condeskeag Lodge, No. 53, Knights of Pythias; Bangor Camp, No. 7799, Modern Woodmen of America.
Mr. Hegwein married Nov. 11, 1907, in Boston, Beatrice, daughter of Patrick Hetherington.

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