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
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 Epley Heller Birth: 22 January 1844 Solona, Clinton county, Pennsylvania Death:
9 August 1886 Dunn County Wisconsin 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 1843–1885
married 2) 13 Sep 1867 LaPorte county Indiana Judith Ann "Anna"" Ridgway born
about 1847, in Indiana November 1929 in Indianapolis, 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 iweak 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
James Maurice Heller Birth Aug 1870 Marion County, Indiana married 19 May 1896
Chloe Bell Palmer Marion county IndianaBirth: June 1871 Marion county Indiana
daughter of Marshall E Palmer, Amelia B ---
Herbert M. "Ted" Heller Birth 11 December 1875 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana Death
5 February 1927 Davenport, Scott County, Iowa married 5 Jun 1918 Davenport,
Scott County, Iowa Angela Loretta O'Connor born 1892 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 r eceived here of the death, dut 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 fout children, 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.
Annie Mae Heller Birth July 1876 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana Marriage 7 December
1901 Laporte, Indiana about 1956 Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana Dr. Norman E. Jobes
Birth 15 December 1871 Farmland, Randolph County, Indiana Death 27 August 1962
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana son of Dr. George Oscar Jobes (1823–1906) and
Adelaide M. (Ada) Daugherty
Earl W. Heller 16 May 1878 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
1956 - Jun 20 - - Earl Heller Succumbs in Texas
married 26 Feb 1919 Chicago, Cook, Illinois Ora Estelle Petty Birth 4 Mar 1880 Cambridge, Illinois
Death 13 Feb 1959 Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas, married 1st Beyers daughter of George W Petty and
Earl Heller age 68, fromer 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 gif shop in Culver.
He is survived by his wife, Ora. and one daughter, Mrs. Grodon Holloway of Memphis Tenn.
1959 - Feb 25 - 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.