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Heller, George, was born in Philadelphia, N. Y., September 20, 1800, a son of Christian and Mary (Knell) Heller, natives of Germany. Christian Heller came to New York city when a young man and later to Watertown and Philadelphia, where he spent a short time and married, then came to Theresa where he engaged in the manufacture of limburger cheese and continued in that business until his death in 1866. His widow married Adam Hild, and they had six children and by her first husband she had three: George, Henry, of Arizona and Willie C. (deceased). George Heller was educated in Theresa and learned the carpenter's trade and with the exception of one year traveling has been with E. D. Sheeley, builder and contractor. In February. 1896, he formed a partnership with E. D. Sheeley and the firm is now known at Theresa as George Heller & Co., sash, blinds and doors, contractors and builders. In 1882 Mr. Heller married Eva E. Seeber, born in Theresa and daughter of John D. and Mary J. Seeber, and they had one son, Harry S., born March 8, 1883. Mr. Hefler is a Republican in politics; he is a member of the I. O. F. of Theresa. He and wife attend the Episcopal and other churches.

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