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HELLER, JOHN E., was born in 1834, in Rush township, Dauphin county, Pa. His early education was more or less limited, for at the age of thirteen we find him an apprentice to the art of printing in the office of the American, at Sunbury, Pa., where he remained until he was twenty years of age. Afterwards, for several years, he was foreman in the office of the Minerís Journal, Pottsville. He then began the study of the law, and was admitted to the Dauphin county bar August 30, 1865, and began the practice of his profession at Harrisburg. His life of labor was comparatively brief, however, for he died rather suddenly at the resident of his father, in Rush township, January 30, 1866, aged thirty-two years. His remains were interred in the Rush church graveyard. "Mr. Heller," wrote the editor of the Sunbury American, who knew him well, "was a young man of exemplary conduct and good character, and with industry and good business habits he had a bright future before him."


Dorothy Bumbaugh

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