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Delaware County, Iowa


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George Heyer


Coffins Grove Twp.



     George Heyer is the well known proprietor of Pine Hill Farm, comprising two hundred and forty acres on section 4, Coffins Grove township, which he has now operated successfully for more than three decades. His birth occurred in Ontario, Canada, on the 4th of November, 1861, his parents being John and Catherine (Voll) Heyer, both of whom were natives of Germany. They emigrated to Canada in an early day, the father following farming in that country until 1869, when he crossed the border into the United States and established his home on a farm in Honey Creek township, this county. Here he carried on agricultural pursuits successfully throughout the remainder of his life, passing away in 1910, while his wife was called to her final rest in 1902. The period of his residence in this county covered more than four decades, and he was widely recognized as a substantial farmer and esteemed citizen. To him and his wife were born four children, all of whom grew to maturity, as follows: Henry, who is a resident of Honey Creek township; George, of this review; David, who lived on the old homestead farm in Honey Creek township until his death, being accidentally drowned in 1911; and Susan, the wife of George Miinch, of Manchester. George Heyer, who was a lad of eight years when he came to Delaware county with his parents, has resided within its borders continuously since and has devoted his attention to the work of the fields throughout his entire business career. In 1883, when a young man of twenty two years, he purchased two hundred and forty acres of land in Coffins Grove township and erected a commodious residence and substantial barns on the property. The place is known as Pine Hill Farm and in its operation he has won a well merited measure of prosperity, annually gathering bounteous harvests which find a ready sale on the market.
     On the 11th of November, 1885, Mr. Heyer was united in marriage to Miss Flora Miinch, a daughter of Adam and Phebe (Hackendorn) Miinch, who were born in Germany and emigrated to the United States in an early day. Both are deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Heyer have two children: Irma, who gave her hand in marriage to Fred Kleinsorge, of Dundee; and Opal, who is attending the high school at Manchester. Mr. Heyer gives his political allegiance to the republican party and has ably served in the capacity of township trustee. His acquaintance is wide and all who know him speak of him in warm terms of praise and admiration.



~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 348-349.  Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.

~transcribed and contributed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb


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