Biography of Anthiny Heim
Winona County, MN Biographies

ANTHONY HEIM, farmer, is a son of Bernard and Adelia Heim, who emigrated from Alsace, now part of Germany, to New York. Bernard Heim was a shoemaker, and settled on some land in Eaton, Erie county. New York, where the subject of this sketch was born, May 5, 1833. Anthony assisted his father in the tillage of his land and attended the rude schools of that pioneer region about three years in all. In April, 1857, he came to Minnesota, and, in partnership with Ferdinand Kramer, bought 140 acres of land on Secs. 11 and 14, Elba. He now owns all of this land, his mother having bought the interest of his partner and sold to him. In May, 1857, Mr. Heim was married, at Dubuque, to Miss Crescentia Hafner, who was born in Baden, Germany, January 25, 1836, and they immediately settled down in Elba, which has ever since been their home. By various purchases Mr. Heim has acquired a large landed estate, having 1,254 acres in this vicinity and 200 acres in Dodge county. He has occupied his present large residence on Sec. 27 for the last sixteen years. His political principles are democratic, and he has taken a prominent part in public affairs. He was a member of the town board in 1859, 1863, 1873, 1878 and 1880, being chairman of the board in the four last-named years. In the fall of 1874 he was elected to represent his assembly district in the state legislature, and served with satisfaction, notwithstanding the district has a republican majority. Himself and family are members of the Elba Roman Catholic church. There are six children, born as follows: Adelia, February 22, 1863; Louisa, July 22, 1865; Mary A., September 25, 1867; Carolina, March 31, 1870; Louis A., November 5, 1873; John E., February 15, 1877.

The History of Winona County
Together with Biographical Matter, Statistics, Etc.
BY: A. T. Andreas
H. H. Hill and Company, Publishers
Chicago 1883.


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