The Hefling Family
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Eliza E Hefling

Eliza Ellen Hefling


Eliza was born on 15 Nov 1862 in Newcomerstown, Tuscarawas County, Ohio to William Gilispie Hefling and Elizabeth Vansickle. She died on 13 Feb 1931 in Iowa City, Iowa. Burial in the Urbana Cemetery, Urbana, Iowa.

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Sherman Gates


Sherman was born in Oct 1842 in Pennsylvania. He died in 1920 in Iowa. Burial in the Urbana Cemetery, Urbana, Iowa.


Warren S. Chesebro

No confirmed date of birth. Based on census records, believe Warren was born late 1861 or early 1862 in Iowa. Have not found a date of death.

Eliza and Sherman were married on 27 Sep 1889. They had two children.

In 1900 they were renting a farm in Polk Twp, Benton County, Iowa. In 1910 they were renting a farm in Homer Twp, Buchanan County, Iowa.

On the 1915 Iowa census they were living in Urbana, Iowa and Sherman's profession looks like 'hotel'. His total earnings for 1914 was $400.

Based on Asa's WWI draft registration, they were living in Backus, Cass County, Minnesota in 1918. Have not found either of them on the 1920 census yet.

Children of Eliza Ellen Hefling and Sherman Gates:
  1. Emory Clifford Gates
  2. Asa Eugene Gates
Eliza and Warren were married on 12 Nov 1922. They had no children.

In 1925 they were living on a farm in Sioux City, Iowa. In 1930, they owned their home at 910 Fifteenth Street in Sioux City, Iowa valued at $2000. Warren was working as a merchant in a grocery store.

Believe Warren remarried after Eliza's death. Found a South Dakota Record of Marriage for him dated 4 Jun 1934. At age 72 he married a 24 year old divorcee, Margaret Wildo. Both list their residence as Sioux City, Iowa.

                                                                                               page created March 2010
                                                                                                     updated August 2010

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