Jean Heide, Director
By profession, Jean Heide is a Senior Legal Secretary working in the litigation area of the Employment and Labor Department of the law firm of Holland & Knight LLP in San Antonio, Texas.
Jean's passion is genealogy and early Texas history.
was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas and has been married 37 years to Claus D. Heide, (President of the San Antonio Beethoven Männerchor for the last 21 years), and is the mother of two and grandmother of one.
She has been a member of the San Antonio Beethoven Damenchor (women's choir) for over 27 years serving on various committees and as Parliamentarian.
Jean served for three years (1999 - 2002) on the City of Selma's Historical Preservation Committee as its Historian.
also has taken a very active part in attending various local festivals displaying photo albums and written history of Selma
and its early families, cemeteries, historic houses and its Harrison & (Brown) McCulloch Stage Stop, which was recently declared a state archeological landmark.
She is a Director for the German-Texan Heritage Society and the current Secretary for the Comal County Genealogy Society.
She also serves as the Secretary and Board Member for the San Antonio Founders Day Alliance, which holds the annual San Antonio Founders Day in San Pedro Springs Park in October.
has been a guest speaker for the Austin Historical and Genealogical Society
, a local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Comal County Genealogical Society; The Greater Randolph Genealogical Society; the Leon Valley Historical Society
, the Somerset Historical Society
, the Southwest Vaqueros
and most recently for a meeting of the Alamo Area Community College District's committee for the Northeast Campus College
headed by President Eric Reno.
Jean has served as the President of the Selma Historical Foundation since its inception five years ago.