S. E. Heller, who is successfully engaged in the general insurance business at Canal Winchester, is a highly
esteemed and well known resident of Franklin County. He was born near Carroll, Bloom Township, Fairfield County,
Ohio, February 17, 1866, the son of William and Minerva (Kesler) Heller.
William Heller, deceased, was a representative farmer and stockman of Bloom Township, Fairfield County, for many
years. He was born there and spent his entire life in that section. Mr. Heller died in 1914 and his wife died in
1907. Both are buried in the Lithopolis Cemetery. To Mr. and Mrs. Heller were born the following children: Clara
Moore, deceased; H. E., farmer, lives at Carroll, Ohio; S. E., the subject of this sketch; Nancy Chambers, lives
near Canal Winchester; Luther, lives at Columbus; Margaret Cannon, lives at Canal Winchester; C. W., lives at Columbus;
Ida Spangler, lives at Columbus; Myrtle Reed, lives in Pickaway County, Ohio; V. O., teacher, lives at Cincinnati,
Ohio; and Mary, who died at the age of sixteen years.
The early education of S. E. Heller was received in the schools of Bloom Township. He is a graduate of Carroll
High School, class of 1888, and spent the following ten years as a teacher at Fairfield College, Pleasantville,
Ohio, and Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio. In 1898 he came to Canal Winchester and was identified with the
public school system here for fifteen years. He served as principal of Canal Winchester grade schools from 1907
until 1912, and at that time resigned from the teaching profession to enter the insurance business. At the present
time Mr. Heller is agent for various old line insurance companies.
On June 6, 1893, Mr. Heller was united in marriage with Miss Mary Alspaugh, of Bloom Township, Fairfield County,
the daughter of J. E. and Hannah (Benson) Alspaugh, both deceased. Mr. Alspaugh died in September, 1929, and his
wife died in August, 1923. Two children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Heller: Lewis C., who is state agent for the
Providence Washington Insurance Company, with offices in Columbus; and Edna Mae, a graduate of Ohio State University,
class of 1929.
Mr. Heller has held the office of village treasurer for six years. He and his family are members of the United
Brethren Church, and he belongs to the Masonic Lodge and Independent Order of Odd Fellows. His son is also affiliated
with the Masonic Lodge, Thirty second degree.
History of Franklin County, Ohio
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka - Indianapolis 1930
Franklin County, OH
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