Biography of Charles Heller
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Heller, Charles, was born in the town (now city) of Elmira on the farm on which he now resides on April 25, 1821. His father, Michael Heller, and his mother, Catharine Wormeley, were German, and came from Lancaster County, Pa., to Chemung Counly in 1805, purchasing land at or near. Carr's Corners. The family of Michael Heller consisted of ten children, of whom two are now living, Mary Holler Marsh, of Southport, and Charles. Charles Heller was educated at the public schools and the Elmira Academy. January 9, 1851, he married Mary, the second daughter of David Neish, who was born in Scotland and who was one of the earliest settlers of the town of Erin. They have four children: Harriet B., who married O. M. Wixon, of Elmira, a farmer and city supervisor; Frances H., who married I. R. Taylor, of Elmira; and Michael Burt and David N., graduates of the Elmira Academy and the Cornell University. The oldest is in business with Gridley & Son and the youngest is an attorney at law and the efficient clerk of the Surrogate's Court. Mr. Heller has always been engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was one of the founders of the Elmira Farmers Club and was its treasurer for fifteen years. From 1874 to 1881 he was the president of the association which published the Hnsbandman, an agricultural newspaper.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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