Lee County Biography

A.A. Heckart
Ashton Twp.

A.A. Heckart, grain buyer, Ashton, is a native of Pennsylvania, and a son of Peter and Elizabeth Heckart. both natives of Pennsylvania, but now living one half mile north of tbe village of Ashton. A. A. Heckart was born in 1844. He received a good common school education. He first engaged in the mercantile business in Ashton. He is now employed at Ashton by George H. Taylor & Co.. grain merchants, where he has been for several years. He was married in 1868, to Mary J. Coiwell, of Iowa, and they have one child, Temperance. He served in the war of the rebellion, first in Co. B. 46th Ill. Vols., was wounded at Shiloh, and discharged from the service. Having recovered he again entered the service of his country in the 75th Ill. Vols., in Co. G. Altogether he served two years and ten months. In politics he is strictly republican. He is a member cf the I.O.O.F. at Ashton.

Source: History Of Lee County Pg 627

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