Urestus S. Heffelfinger, the pioneer jeweler of Manning, Iowa, established his residence and business in the place in September 1881, being one of the first business men in the place. He was born in Wayne County, Ohio, March 17, 1851, a son of Michael and Elizabeth Heffelfinger, natives of Ohio, of Holland-Dutch descent. When he was seven years of age his parents moved to Henry County, Illinois, where he spent the years of his minority.

In 1872 he went to Nebraska, and remained two years in Hall and Merrick counties, and then made his home in Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa, where he learned the jeweler's trade, and in 1881 moved to Manning. He has been a successful business man, and now owns his residence and business house in Manning, and forty-eight acres of improved land in Sac County, Iowa.

He was married at Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa, June 24, 1875, to Miss Calista Carrier, a native of Clayton County, Iowa, born November 24, 1857. They have had three children: Ira (died, aged six years), Clemmie and Winnie.

Mr. Heffelfinger is a member of Manning Lodge, No. 122, I.O.O.F. In politics he is a Democrat.

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