Lake Maxinkuckee Its Intrigue History & Genealogy Culver, Marshall, Indiana


James Epley Heller was born in Solona, Clinton county, Pennsylvania, on the 22d of January, 1844; in 1857, he removed to Freeport, Illinois. Commenced the study of law in 1863, in the law department of the University of Michigan, at Ann Arbor. From Ann Arbor he went to La Porte, Indiana, and located in 1864. Having been in the State but a few day, in response to a call from the Governor for volunteers, enlisted as a private in the 138th regiment of Indiana volunteers. After the expiration of the term of service in the army, he returned to Laporte, and was there married in 1867 to Miss Anna, daughter of Asa Ridgeway, one of the oldest settlers of that county.

In June 1868, he came to Indianapolis, without either money, friends or property, and after some time spent in reading law, first commenced the practice and was admitted to the Indianapolis bar earl in 1870 being entirely confined in the practice to the city.

Mr. Heller, by his practice, has accumulated a handsome library besides supporting his family; being an entire stranger in the city and without acquaintances, this was a very difficult undertaking which many with less perseverance and energy would have failed besides this, he now owns the property in which he resides, with a good and paying practice.

At the last Republican county convention he was chosen as its candidate for prosecuting attorney of Marion county, and was elected at the October election in 1876. Mr. Heller is a man of pleasing address and by his urbanity and general deportment has made many friends. - - Sketches of prominent citizens of 1876 : with a few of the pioneers of the city and county who have passed away Indianapolis: Tilford & Carlon, printers, 1877, pg. 345-6

James E. graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan, at Ann Arbor, and took up the practice of law in Indianapolis, Indiana. He became a prominent attorney and jurist, was elected prosecuting attorney for the city of Indianapolis. Later he was elevated to the bench of the criminal court. He served in Col. Shannon's "One Hundred Day Regiment" from Indiana that was rushed to Kentucky and Tennessee to take the place of troops that had been sent to join Sherman's army on its march to the sea. - - Curtiss-Wedge, F.; Jones, Geo. O. (ed.) / "History of Dunn County, Wisconsin" (1925) page 322

James Epley Heller Birth: 22 January 1844 Solona, Clinton county, Pennsylvania Death: 9 August 1886 Dunn County Wisconsin asl filed LaPorte count Indiana Burial Evergreen Cemetery Menomonie, Dunn County, Wisconsin, United States of America son of Dr David Heller and Sarah W. Wilson

James served in Company B 138th Indiana Infantry during the Civil War Enlisted in Company B, Indiana 138th Infantry Regiment on 27 May 1864. Mustered out on 30 Sep 1864 at Indianapolis, IN.

Criminal court Judge

Married 1) Mary 18431885 - have not found documentation for married 2) 13 Sep 1867 LaPorte county Indiana Judith Ann "Anna" Ridgway Birth 28 Mar 1846 LaPorte county Indiana Death November 1, 1929 Union twp., Marshall county Indiana buried Nov. 4, 1929 LaPorte, Indiana daughter of Asa John Ridgway and Martha Willits
    1929 - Nov. 6 - Mrs. Annie Heller, East Side Cottager, Dies

    Mrs. Annie Heller, aged, 83 years, passed away at the Heller cottage on the East Side Friday, Nov. 1.

    Mrs. Heller, the member (mother) of E. W. Heller of Chicago, had been weak for some time from her advanced age, but a few days ago a stroke of apoplexy made the end inevitable.

    The remains were taken to LaPorte, the former home of the family, where funeral services were held on Monday.

    James Maurice Heller Birth Aug 1870 Marion County, Indiana married 19 May 1896 Marion county Indiana Chloe Bell Palmer Birth: June 1871 Marion county Indiana daughter of Marshall E Palmer, Amelia B ---
      Marshall Edward Heller
      James M Heller

    Herbert Max "Ted" Heller Birth 11 December 1875 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana Death 5 February 1927 Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Burial: Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, United States of America married 5 Jun 1918 Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Angela Loretta O'Connor BIRTH 17 Sep 1889 Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, USA DEATH 11 Apr 1953 BURIAL Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, daughter of John O'Connor and Catherine Noonan
      1927 - Feb 16 - Well-Known Cottager Dies of Pheumonia at His Home

      Word has been received here of the death, due to pnuumonia of Herbert M. Heller, bettwer known as Ted Heller, at his home in Davenport, Iowa.

      He was the son of Mrs. A. R. Heller and had been a summer resident of the lake for about fity years.

      He is survivid by a widow and fourc hildren, his mother, Mrs. Anna R. Heller of LaPorte, Ind.; a sister Mrs. Morman E. Jobes of Indianapolis; and two brothers Earl W. Heller of Chicago and James M. Heller of North Dakaota. Herbert Max "Ted" Heller and Angela Loretta O'Connor had:
        (a) Mary Kathryn Heller born February 5, 1919 in Cook Co., Illinois
        (b) James William Heller born May 20 1921 in Iowa
        (c) Theodore Joseph Heller born Octobr 5, 1924 in Iowa
        (d) Margaret Ann Heller born December 22, 1925 in Iowa

    Annie Mae Heller Birth July 1876 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana Death: 12 Apr 1957 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana BURIAL May 1, 1957 Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana PLOT Sec: MAUS81-KK
      Services are Held for Annie Jobes

      Services for Ammie M. Jobes, 80, 4245 Knollton, where hile at 4 o'clock this afternoon in Flanner & Buchanan Fall Creek Mortuary, with creamation following.

      A life long Indianapolis resident, Mrs. Jobes died in her home yesterday.

      Surviviors are the husband, Dr. Norman E. Jobes, a local physician; a daughter Virginia Wiseman; a son Dr. James E. Jobes, and three grandchildren.
    married 7 December 1901 Laporte, Indiana Dr. Norman E. Jobes Birth 15 December 1871 Farmland, Randolph County, Indiana Death 1962 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana BURIAL 27 August Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana PLOT Sec: MAUS81-KK son of Dr. George Oscar Jobes and Adelaide M. (Ada) Daugherty

    Earl Wilson Heller 16 May 1878 Indianapolis, Marion county Indiana Death: Jun 8, 1956 Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas BURIAL Seaside Memorial ParkCorpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas
      1956 - Jun 20 - - Earl Heller Succumbs in Texas

      Earl Heller age 68, former resident of the Culver community, died Friday, June 8 at the home of his nephew, C. R. Pett, in Corpus Christi, Texas, following a paralytic stroke.

      Funeral services and interment were at Corpus Christi.

      Mr. Heller, who resided on East Shore Road for many years operated a gift shop in Culver.

      He is survived by his wife, Ora. and one daughter, Mrs. Gordon Holloway of Memphis Tenn.
    married: 13 January 1899 St. Louis County, Missouri, Evelyn Elsie January (died Evelyn Duthie) daughter of W. W. and Mrs. T. B. January.

    married: August 23, 1909 Cook County, Illinois Leona Dare Lovell (died Leona Rex) married 26 Feb 1919 Chicago, Cook, Illinois Ora Estelle Petty Birth 4 Mar 1880 Cambridge, Illinois Death 13 Feb 1959 Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas, BURIAL Seaside Memorial Park Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texa married 1st 1903 George W. Beyers, divorced 1913 daughter of George W Petty and Mary Jackson
      Mrs. Ora Heller Dies in Texas
        Mrs. Ora Heller, a former East Shore Drive resident, died Frdiay, Feb,12 at Corpus Christi, Texas, where she was living with her nephew, C. R. Petty.

        Her husband a former Culver businessman preceded her in death about two years ago. - Citizen - 1959 - Feb 25 -

      Funeral services for Mrs. Ora E. Heller, 78, were today in Peter Dunne Mortuary chapel, with the Rev. H. D. Christian, pastor of Gardendale Baptist Church officiating, with burial in Seaside Memorial Park.

      Mrs. Heller died yesterday at the home of her nephew, Clarence R. Petty, 5033 Bonner Drive.

      She came here three years ago from Culver, Ind.

      Also surviving are another nephew, Clyde Petty of Metamora, Ill., and two nieces, Mrs. Francis Dean [Edna] of Kewanee, Ill., and Mrs. Frank Wingstern of Normal, Ill. - Corpus Christi Times F ebruary 14, 1959

    Year: 1870; Census Place: Indianapolis Ward 1, Marion, Indiana; Roll: M593_340; Page: 18A; Family History Library Film: 545839
    Name:	James Heller
    Age in 1870:	26
    Birth Year:	abt 1844
    Birthplace:	Pennsylvania
    Dwelling Number:	246
    Home in 1870:	Indianapolis Ward 1, Marion, Indiana
    Race:	White
    Gender:	Male
    Occupation:	Sawyer
    Male Citizen over 21:	Y
    Personal Estate Value:	500
    Inferred Spouse:	Anna R Heller
    Household Members:	
    Name	Age
    James Heller	26
    Anna R Heller	23
    Year: 1880; Census Place: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana; Roll: 295; Page: 183B; Enumeration District: 112
    Name:	James E. Heller
    Age:	36
    Birth Date:	Abt 1844
    Birthplace:	Pennsylvania
    Home in 1880:	Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA
    Street:	Pennsylvania Street
    House Number:	331
    Dwelling Number:	310
    Race:	White
    Gender:	Male
    Relation to Head of House:	Self (Head)
    Marital status:	Married
    Spouse's name:	Annie R. Heller
    Father's Birthplace:	Pennsylvania
    Mother's Birthplace:	Pennsylvania
    Occupation:	Judge Crimenal Court
    Sick:	Court MC
    Neighbors:	View others on page
    Household Members:	 Name	Age
    James E. Heller	36
    Annie R. Heller	33
    James M. Heller	10
    Herbert M. Heller	8
    Annie M. Heller	4
    Earl W. Heller	2
    Indiana, WPA Death Index, 1882-1920 
    Name:	James E. Heller
    Date:	9 Aug 1886
    Location:	Laporte
    Age:	42 Yr
    Gender:	Male
    Race:	White
    Source location:	County Health Office, Laporte
    Source Notes: book H-19   page 184   Indiana Works Progress Administration.
    Wisconsin, Death Index, 1820-1907 
    Name:	James E Heller
    Death Date:	9 Aug 1886
    Death Place:	Dunn, Wisconsin, USA
    Volume:	1
    Page Number:	142
    Reel:	23
    Image:	0998
    Sequence Number:	153407
    Cook County, Illinois, Marriages Index, 1871-1920 
    Name:	Earl W Heller
    Age:	33
    Gender:	Male
    Birth Year:	abt 1876
    Marriage Type:	Marriage
    Marriage Date:	23 Aug 1909
    Marriage Place:	Chicago, Cook, Illinois
    Spouse Name:	Leona Dare Lovell
    Spouse Age:	33
    Spouse Gender:	Female
    FHL Film Number:	1030463
    U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925 
    Name:	Earl W Heller
    Age:	39
    Birth Date:	16 May 1878
    Birth Place:	Indianapolis, Indiana
    Residence Place:	Chicago, Illinois
    Passport Issue Date:	13 May 1918
    Father:	James E Heller
    Has Photo:	Yes
    Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011 
    Name:	Annie Heller [Annie Ridgeway] 
    Gender:	Female
    Race:	White
    Age:	83
    Marital status:	Widow
    Birth Date:	28 Mar 1846
    Birth Place:	La Port Ind
    Death Date:	1 Nov 1929
    Death Place:	Union, Marshall, Indiana, USA
    Father:	Ada Ridgeway
    Mother:	Martha Ridgeway
    Year: 1930; Census Place: Union, Marshall, Indiana; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0017; FHL microfilm: 2340352
    Name:	Earl W Heller
    Birth Year:	abt 1878
    Gender:	Male
    Race:	White
    Birthplace:	Indiana
    Marital status:	Married
    Relation to Head of House:	Head
    Home in 1930:	Union, Marshall, Indiana, USA
    Map of Home:	View Map
    House Number:	See 3-11
    Dwelling Number:	173
    Family Number:	174
    Home Owned or Rented:	Owned
    Radio Set:	Yes
    Lives on Farm:	No
    Age at first Marriage:	41
    Attended School:	No
    Able to Read and Write:	Yes
    Father's Birthplace:	Wisconsin
    Mother's Birthplace:	Indiana
    Able to Speak English:	Yes
    Occupation:	Broker
    Industry:	Insurance
    Class of Worker:	Working on own account
    Employment:	Yes
    Household Members:	
    Name	Age
    Earl W Heller	52
    Ora E Heller	50
    Madelyn Weathers	36
    Year: 1940; Census Place: Union, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: m-t0627-01077; Page: 19B; Enumeration District: 50-18
    Name:	Earl Heller
    Respondent:	Yes
    Age:	62
    Estimated birth year:	abt 1878
    Gender:	Male
    Race:	White
    Birthplace:	Indiana
    Marital status:	Married
    Relation to Head of House:	Head
    Home in 1940:	Union, Marshall, Indiana
    Map of Home in 1940:	View Map
    Farm:	No
    Inferred Residence in 1935:	Union, Marshall, Indiana
    Residence in 1935:	Same Place
    Resident on farm in 1935:	Yes
    Sheet Number:	19B
    institution:	R
    Number of Household in Order of Visitation:	405
    Occupation:	Insurance Salesman
    House Owned or Rented:	Owned
    Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented:	15,000
    Attended School or College:	No
    Highest Grade Completed:	Elementary school, 8th grade
    Hours Worked Week Prior to Census:	40
    Class of Worker:	Wage or salary worker in private work
    Weeks Worked in 1939:	10
    Income:	0
    Income Other Sources:	Yes
    Neighbors:	View others on page
    Household Members:	
    Name	Age
    Earl Heller	62
    Ora E Heller	60
    Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 
    Name:	Earl Wilson Heller
    Birth Date:	16 May 1878
    Birth Place:	Indianapolis, Indiana
    Claim Date:	7 Sep 1950
    SSN:	307226291
    Notes:	04 Mar 1977: Name listed as EARL WILSON HELLER
    Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011 
    Name:	Annie May Jobes [Annie May Heller] 
    Gender:	Female
    Race:	Wh
    Age:	80
    Marital status:	Married
    Birth Date:	2 Feb 1877
    Birth Place:	Indiana
    Death Date:	12 Apr 1957
    Death Place:	Indpls, Marion, Indiana, USA
    Father:	Gomes E. Heller
    Mother:	Judith Annie Heller

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