George Winfield HEINE

Born 13 Nov 1858 Reading, Berks Co., Pennsylvania to George Washington HEINE and Mary Ann Greaver EGE. Attended academy at Boyerstown, PA and seminary at Friedensburg, PA; "...he taught school for one term in Earl Township and three terms in Colebrookdale Township, both in Berks County. He later accepted a position in Plumboge mine at Byers Station, Chester County, and ...worked in a blast furnace in Pottstown for three years. For a period of time he made his home in the capital city, Harrisburg, but was obliged to leave because of illness in the family. He then went back to Pottstown for 3 years, and for three years was employed in a rolling mill, where he was rapidly promoted and eventually occupied a responsible position. Leavbing Pottstown he went to Phoenixville, there working in the mills until 1885. During that year Mr. Heine came to Fillmore County [Minnesota], where for three years he rented land." (From the History of Fillmore County, Minnesota, p. 883.)

Married 25 April 1886 to Laura Amy MAWER (the daughter of his employer) Children:

Purchased a 220-acre farm in 1888; later sold this and acquired another farm in 1896. Raised livestock and horses and became a prominent member of the community and member of two lodges. Died 1 June 1930 Spring Valley, Minnesota, "having suffered a stroke of paralysis ten days before." Buried 4 June 1930 Spring Valley Cemetery.


  1. History of Fillmore County, Minnesota, p. 883;
  2. Obituary, Spring Valley Tribune, June 6, 1930;
  3. Letter from Mary Irene Heine Larson (daughter) to George W. Heine, III, 31 Jan 1980.