The Hefling Family
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Alpharetta J Hefling

Alpharetta Jane Hefling

Alpharetta was born 30 Dec 1852 in Oxford, Butler, Ohio to William Gilispie Hefling and Elizabeth Vansickle. She died about 1935 in Center Point, Linn, Iowa. She is buried in the Alder Cemetery in Urbana, Iowa.


Pedigree Chart

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To next sibling, Aldora

Elijah Wheeler

Elijah was born on 28 May 1850 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio to William A Wheeler and Francinah E Phillips. He died on 13 Dec 1927 in Center Point, Iowa. He is buried in the Alder Cemetery in Urbana, Iowa.

Note: Elijah's twin brother, Elisha Wheeler, married Alpharetta's sister,
Sarah Elizabeth Hefling.


Pedigree Chart

Alpharetta and Elijah were married 07 Nov 1870 (not confirmed, but think they married in Astoria, Illinois). They had five children.

Elijah's father owned land in Astoria near the Hefling's. On the 1870 census taken in June, both were single and living with their parents. By the 1880s they were living in rural Center Point, Iowa in Washington Twp and Elijah was farming.

In 1900 they were living and farming in Polk Twp, Benton County, Iowa with son, Spencer, and an 11 year old servant girl named Mamie Demills. In 1910 they were still there and renting a home and farming.

By 1920 they owned their farm in Washington Twp, Linn County, Iowa. On the 1930 census, Alpharetta was a 79 year old widow living on her farm and still farming.


L-R, seated- Elijah, Alpharetta and Ina; standing-Spencer, Elmeda, Levi and Erma.

Children of Alpharetta Jane Hefling and Elijah Wheeler:

  1. Ina F Wheeler
  2. Levi Wheeler
  3. Elmeda Wheeler
  4. Erma Elizabeth Wheeler
  5. Spencer Wheeler

                                                                                               page created March 2010
                                                                                                updated September 2010

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