The HFFA was formed to foster and perpetuate research into the genealogy of Heinrich Frey, his wife Anna Catherine Levering, and their descendants.  Heinrich was born in Altenheim, Baden, Germany.  He emigrated and arrived in Germantown, Colony of Pennsylvania in October 1685.


Free subscription to the HFFA JOURNAL, published once a year.
· Free subscription to the HFFA NEWSLETTER, issued four times a year.
· Free QUERY SERVICE through the Newsletter and Journal.
· Current MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY so you can exchange information with members in your line.
· Ability to purchase back issues of the JOURNAL and the LINKS BOOK.


DESCENDANT MEMBER: Any person who has proven a direct descendant of Heinrich Frey. Only descendant members may vote and hold elected office in the association.
· ASSOCIATE MEMBER: Any person who is a spouse or surviving spouse of a direct descendant of Heinrich Frey.   Any person who is interested in Frey Family genealogical research, but who has not proven direct descent from Heinrich Frey.

For a listing of the current officers of the Association, click on WHO WE ARE.

This is the only official website of the Heinrich Frey Family Association.

President of the HFFA


We welcome all direct descendant of Heinrich Frey to the HFFA and hope that you enjoy our website. 


We are all volunteers interested in our genealogy and hope to assist you on your family research. 


 If you find this website interesting and are a direct descendant of Heinrich Frey and Anna Catherine Levering Frey, we invite you to join our wonderful organization.  Membership is currently $25 a year.  It is simple to join!  Complete your information on the “Contact/Join” tab and send to Rebecca Proffitt, Member Chair, or send it to me at


Our biennial reunions are held in the USA where we have had, and may have today, a family presence.  They usually run from a Wednesday to Sunday with two days of exploring the local cemeteries and sites related to the history of our forefathers, plus a day for a educational talks and our business meeting.  During our business meeting we include local speakers knowledgeable about our family heritage, speakers from the family who have done their own research and/or visited other sites around the world of our forbearers.  We also try to include local tourist attractions as we also learn about our heritage from these sites.  Past reunions have been held in Winchester, Virginia; Kansas City/St. Joseph, Missouri; Morgantown, Pennsylvania, southeast Kansas; central Texas, Pacifica, California, Hannibal, Missouri,  Shelbyville, Kentucky and in 2022, Xenia, Ohio. 


Our 2024 HFFA Reunion will be in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


We are here to support and encourage our family to learn more about their direct lineage.  Let’s work together to fill in the gaps on our family tree!

 Gretchen Fry Harvey, HFFA President



HFFA members present at our July 2013 Reunion in Kansas City, MO.

HFFA group outside the 1770 Germantown Meeting House in Pennsylvania during our 2015 Reunion.

2017 Reunion in Hannibal, MO

Reunion organizer, Anne Pasieka, a former resident of Hannibal, MO, stands with Richard Frey, Janet Goforth and Wilma Mayfield in front of the Mighty Mississippi River.

Mt. Zion Christian Church

Dinner on a Mississippi Riverboat!

HFFA members present at our 2009 Reunion in Texas.

HFFA members attending the 2011 Reunion in Winchester, VA.

HFFA members visiting the Pony Express Museum in St. Joseph, MO during our 2013 Reunion where we learned more about Cousin Johnny Fry who was the first Pony Express Rider.

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The Jordan-Buffalo Cemetery

Farewell “Derby Day” dinner at Claudia Sanders Restaurant.

Claudia is the wife of “The Colonel”.

The Jacob Spears Mansion

His distillery developed the first Bourbon Whiskey.

Door to Guest rooms in the Ewalt home.  The home owners would lock the door at night so guests could not come downstairs and steel silverware or other items of value.

Monument to those who died in the Blue Licks battle in the American Revolution  1782. 


The Cane Ridge Meeting House

Built 1791

While we ate lunch at Blue Licks State Park/Battlefield, we were entertained by the playing of mountain dulcimers.

Fort Boonesborough

Wilma Mayfield gives to the Rockbridge Methodist Church a lantern that was used in the church before electricity.

The grave of several Fry’s in Grove Hill Cemetery

2019 Shelbyville, Kentucky Reunion

2022 Reunion—Xenia, Ohio

Jon Frye started off our first day with presentations about the history and area around Xenia, Ohio and the Frey families in the area.

Our President, Gretchen Fry Harvey, conducted the business meeting after the presentations. 

After the business meeting, we all enjoyed a great BBQ dinner on the patio over looking Lake Shawnee.

We visited the Greene County Historical Society.

U.S. Air Force Museum near Dayton, Ohio.

Zion Baptist Church which was organized in 1839.

Our member, Carol Burton, played Amazing Grace for us on the Pipe Organ.

Jon Frye, host of our reunion, tells us about our adventures while we are traveling from site to site in our bus.

Our family reunions would not be complete without a trip to a cemetery.

Lunch at the Golden Lamb.

The Peckuwe Battlefield Museum in Clark County .

Clifton Mill

The Train Ride to see what the area looked like in the 1800’s


Our 2024 HFFA reunion will be in Morgantown, PA (which is outside of Philadelphia).


Arrive Wednesday June 19th

Reunion starts Thursday June 20th

Last Day Saturday June 22nd

Return home Sunday, June 23

Click for Details