Biography of Harrison Heffner
Allen County, OH Biographies

HARRISON HEFFNER, farmer, P. O. Westminster, was born in Auglaize Township, this county, September 11, 1854; son of Gabriel and Rachel (Strausser) Heffner, early settlers of Auglaize Township, this county. His paternal grandparents were Isaac and Susannah (Worline) Heffner, pioneers of Ross County, Ohio, formerly of Berks County, Penn.; his maternal grandfather was Daniel Strausser, a native of Pennsylvania, and also a pioneer of Ross County, Ohio. The children of Gabriel Heffner were nine in number: Taylor, Maggie (wife of Phelan Stevick), Harrison, Clara, George, Ada, Anna and Annie (twins), and Frank. Our subject was reared. in Auglaize Township, and educated in the common schools. May 15, 1879, he married Clara, daughter of Brice and Mary (Perdue) Blair, early settlers of Jackson Township, and by this union there is one child, Earl. After his marriage Mr. Heffner engaged in farming in Perry Township, on the farm where he now resides. He is a Democrat in politics.

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