Discover your family's story.

Enter a grandparent's name to get started.

Start Now
Trenton State Gazette
Trenton State Gazette
Contributed by Gigimo

Description: A Smart Child.

Date: July 14 1860

Newspaper published in: Trenton, N.J.

In 1791 a child was born at Lubeck, named Henri HEINEKEM, whose precocity was miraculous. At ten months of age he spoke distinctly, at twelve learned the Pentaueuch by rote, and at fourteen months was perfectly acquainted with the Old and New Testaments. At two years of age he was as familiar with ancient history as the most erudite authors of antiquity. Sanson and Danville only could compete with him in geographical knowledge; Cicero would have thought him an "alter ego" on hearing him converse in Latin; and in the modern languages he was equally proficient. This wonderful child was unfortunately carried off in his fourth year. According to a popular proverb, "the sword wore out the sheath."

Submitted: 10/16/12 (Edited 10/16/12)

Tags: (Please limit tags to surnames found within the article above)

Views: 17 views. Averaging 0 views per day.
In the most recent 30 day period, there've been 0 views.


Items (articles, comments, etc.) placed on the Newspaper Abstracts website and associated mail lists remain the property of the contributor. By submitting any item to this site, the contributor has granted permission to the Newspaper Abstracts website and associated mail lists to permanently display and archive the item(s) online for free access to the site visitor.