Biography of George W. Heck
Yates County, NY Biographies





Heck, George W., son of George and Margaret (Hoffstater) Heck, was born December 28, 1839, in this town. He was educated at the common schools and worked on the farm until the outbreak of the war, when he enlisted March 10, 1864, in Co. F, 179th N. Y. Vols. He was in the Army of the Potomac under Gen. Burnside's command, and participated in the engagement at Petersburg, at the mine explosion, Reams's Station, Poplar Spring Grove and Hatcher's Run. He was mustered out June 8, 1865, at Alexandria, Va. He is a member of the G. A. R. post at Penn Yan, N.Y. He is now owner of a fine fruit farm on Bluff Point. He has always been a Republican in politics and has been assessor of this town for a number of years, holding this office at the present time. He married Rosalinda, daughter of John Sheppard, of this town, and they have one child, Nellie G.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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