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Transcribed biography of A. F. Heineman


The thought which presents itself to the conservative and far-seeing mind 'when the question is propounded as to what essentials are necessary to a man's success in business is that they are industry, sobriety and economy, and the history of well-established enterprises like that conducted by Heineman & White, leading druggists of Valparaiso, will corroborate this. The senior member of the firm, A. F. Heineman, is a native of this city, and was born December 16, 1861, and here he grew to mature years. As a necessary consequence he is deeply interested in the progress and development of the city, taking a native pride in its advancement. His parents, Valentine and Margaret (--------) Heineman, were natives of Germany, and came to this country about 1850. The father first settled in the Empire State, but subsequently came to Valparaiso, where he followed the brick mason's trade, erecting some of the best buildings in Valparaiso. At the present time he is engaged in raising bees and still resides in Valparaiso. He is well respected in Porter County, and was City Councilman for a number of terms. Three children were born to his marriage: A. F., T. A., and Emma. In the schools of Valparaiso our subject received a thorough education, and after leaving the Normal School he took a business course, thus fitting himself in an admirable manner for his subsequent prosperous career. For about five years after leaving school he was in the drug store of W. P. Wilcox, and then went to Chicago, where he took a course of lectures. Later he was employed by Fuller & Fuller, wholesale druggists of Chicago, and had charge of the city sales. With that firm he remained five years and then went to Cleveland, Ohio, where he was with the firm of Strong, Cobb & Co., wholesale druggists, for about one year. Returning to Valparaiso he was with his former employer for a short time, and in 1888 purchased the stock and carried on the business alone until 1890, when he sold a half interest to E. E. White. Mr. Heineman is an enterprising young business man, and his reputation for integrity and honorable methods is of the highest. He is a member of the K. of P. and National Union. For eight years he has been a lessee of the Valparaiso Opera House, and makes it a point to get some of the best attractions and amusements to come to this city. He was married in 1886 to Miss Etta Brown of Willoughby, Ohio. She is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Source: Goodspeed Brothers. 1894. Pictorial and Biographical Record of La Porte, Porter, Lake and Starke Counties, Indiana. Chicago, Illinois: Goodspeed Brothers. 569 p.
Page(s) in Source: 514-515

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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