Biography of Henry C. Heinike
Erie County, NY Biographies

Heinike, Henry Charles, Buffalo, son of John C. and Mary E. (Bernhardt), Hemike, was born in Germany, February 12, 1863. He removed to this country with his parents in 1873 and settled in Buffalo, N. Y. Mr. Heinike began his education in the public schools of his native country and finished in the schools of Buffalo, graduating from the German school in 1877. His first employment was as an errand boy with Jacob Mitzger, with whom he remained a year and a half, when he entered the employ of his uncle, Christopher Bernhardt, remaining with him one and a half years. He then accepted a position with the firm of Millitt & Hoffer in the old Arcade building. After a two years' service with this firm he entered the employ of Joseph Farthing, remaining but a short time, when he returned to the firm of Millitt & Hoffer. In 1882 he was offered a position with V. L. Tiphaine, in whose employ he remained until 1892, when he formed a copartnership with C. W. Denison, under the firm name of Denison & Heinike, proprietors of the Hotel Mohawk, which partnership continues as it was then organized. Mr. Heinike has been twice married, first to Miss Josephine Glover, in June, 1884; she died in June, 1889. He was married to Mary E., daughter of Samuel A. Winans, July 12, 1892, and to them have been born three children, two of whom are now living: Charles Henry and Herbert Raymond. Mr. Heinike is a member of Buffalo Lodge, No. 23, B. P. O. E., and the Atlantic Social Club.

Our County and its people
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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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