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.