William Hefner


Wm. J. Hefner was born in Pickaway county, Ohio, Dec. 22, 1822, died at his home in Adair, March 1, 1905.

He was united in marriage to Miss Magdalena Wissler March 19, 1848, who died September 2, 1894, while they lived on their farm near Adair. To them were born ten children, seven of which survive to mourn their loss. They are: Marie J. Reneau of McDonald, Kansas; Nelson of Gardena, California; George of Libertyville, Iowa; Addison, Lewis, Mrs. Amanda McCarty and Mrs. Emma Nelson, all residing near Adair.

Mr. Heffner moved from Ohio to McDonough Co. in September 1853, where he lived on a farm until 1897, with the exception of one year spent in Bushnell. After leaving the farm he moved to Adair where he resided until his death.

(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Diane Herd)



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