This collection contains documents that describe the life of Andrew Heffelfinger, a Civil War soldier and later a farmer and grocer in Champaign County.
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. Marilyn Whittaker of Champaign, Ill., and Lorin Whittaker, Jr. of Peoria, Ill. donated these items to the Library in 2012.