Andrew W. Heffelfinger , born in Elderton, Pa. on Mar. 3, 1838, moved to Champaign in 1857. In 1862, he enlisted in Co. G, 72nd Ill. Vol. Inf., and in 1865 mustered out as a sergeant. He was a farmer in Champaign County before opening a grocery store in Champaign. He died on Jan. 29, 1928.
This collection contains his discharge certificate, framed so as to show both sides of the document., as well as his obituary in the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette. Mairlyn Whittaker of Champaign, Ill., and Lorin Whittaker, Jr. of Peoria, Ill. donated these items to the Library in 2012.