Philadelphia Latvian Baptist Youth Society

Charles Heyfeldt

Charles Heyfeldt

Charles Heyfeldt (Karl Heufeldt or Hayfield) was born July 4, 1900, in Latvia. He was the son of August and Anna (née Gedart) Hayfield. The couple's other children were Emma Lena Hayfield (born in 1901) and Alida Hayfield (born in 1909). Another daughter, Elizabeth (born 1903, also known as Lisette), died in 1916 at the age of 13.

August came to the United States in 1903. Anna, Charles, Emma Lena and Elizabeth followed in 1906.1

At the time of September 1918 draft registration, Charles was living and working as a waiter in Denver, Colorado.2

In 1920, according to the federal census, August and Anna and their daughters were living in Tinicum Township in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.3 The township was home to a number of Latvian Baptist families, several of whom had relocated from West Philadelphia.

No further information about Charles has been found.

1. New York, U.S., Arriving Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010.

2. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2005.

3. "United States Census, 1920", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 3 February 2021), August Hayfield, 1920.