HEFFELFINGER, Edward A., grocer, was born in Harrisburg, Pa., August 18, 1855; son of David and Maria (Auginbaugh) Heffelfinger, the former a native of Dauphin, and the latter a native of Lebanon county, of German ancestry. The father was a cabinet maker and noted for his superior workmanship. The parents removed to Harrisburg in 1859, and were continuous residents of the city until their death. They had thirteen children, three of whom died in childhood, five died shortly after reaching maturity and five are living: Catherine, wife of W. B. Allen, residing in Martinsville, Clark county. Ill.; Mary, wife of Benjamin Brightbill, residing in Harrisburg; Annie, widow of the late John Belford, residing in Renovo, Pa.; David H., and Edward A. Edward A. was reared to manhood in Harrisburg and received his education in the city schools. He began business for himself, when he was twelve years old, as a newsboy and subsequently learned the trade of printer in the office of B. F. Meyers. After completing his apprenticeship he worked four years as a journeyman in the State printing office and then relinquished his trade and on February 19, 1881, embarked in the grocery business, in which he has been successfully engaged for fifteen years, having for the past three years occupied his new and convenient quarters. Mr. Heffelfinger was married in Harrisburg, August 15, 1878, to Sarah E. Garverich, daughter of Elias and Rebecca (Orth) Garverich, to whom have been born two children: Edna Gertrude and Ruth Minerva. In his political views he is a Republican and has served on the school board. He is a member of Robert Burns Lodge, No. 464, F. & A. M. He and his wife are members of Christ Lutheran church, of which he is a trustee and leader of the choir.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 26 May 2001
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