John HEIM, the popular circuit clerk of
Our subject is one of a family of twelve
children, eight of whom still survive, his seven sisters being
Harried, wife of John HECKERT, of
In the public schools of Henry, John HEIM secured his literary education, and began his business career as a clerk in a dry goods store, after which he was similarly employed in a grocery store, both in Henry. In 1873 he embarked in the meat-market business, which he has since successfully carried on. He is a man of high standing in financial circles, as he conducts his business on strictly honest principles, and is looked upon as a useful and honorable citizen.
In 1877, Mr. HEIM was united in marriage
with Miss Sarah WALTER, a daughter of Allen WALTER of
Mr. HEIM was elected alderman of the first ward in the spring of 1895, the first republican ever elected in that ward. He was nominated by acclamation at the republican convention held at Lacon in August, 1896, candidate for circuit clerk, and was elected by a liberal majority over a popular candidate. Since old enough to vote, Mr. HEIM has been identified with the republican party, in the success of which he takes a deep interest. He is one of the influential and prominent citizens of Henry, and is a man of much force of character, strong individuality, and his pleasant, social manner has won him a host of warm friends.
Extracted May 2011 by Norma Hass from The Biographical Record of Bureau, Marshall and Putnam Counties, Illinois, 1896.