L. P. Moen - Our Pioneer Merchant
OUR PIONEER MERCHANT Portage wagon, road to main and the Vista one and the of a all. ordinary, Henry Hoeffler, Who Came to Stevens Point Over Half a Century Ago, Called by Death. Henry Hoeffler, Stevens Point's pioneer merchant and one of the few people who came here nearly sixty years ago, passed away at the family home, corner of Clark and S. Third streets, at 7 o'clock Thursday morning, the result of an attack of grippe, general breaking down, due to old Henry Hoeffler was bor-n at Frankfort-on-the-Main, Frankfort-on-the-Main, Germany, Oct. 3, 1830, and was therefore past 81 years of age. He came to America when was 21 years old and for five years made New York city his home. In April, 1856, he came west, directly to Stevens Point, where for about two years he was employed in saw mills and thereafter clerked for the late Geo. W. Green, S. H. Karner and others, and for a time was associated with the late Geo. Stenger in business. From 1870 to 1874 he vss associated with the late G. F. Andrae, and the latter year, when he erected a stone block at the corner of Clark S. Third streets, be had conducted general dry goods store at that place. In 1906 Mr. Hoeffler took as a partner John Hebal, one of his faithful and most experienced clerks, and since then the business has been conducted under the firm name of Hoeffier Hebal. Mr. Hoeffler was married in 1862 to Anna Katberine Bahner, who died about 15 years ago, and they survived by three daughters, Miss Louise Hoeffler, Mrs. P. Rothman and Mrs. Irving S. Hull, all of this city, and one son, Adolph Hoeffler of Milwaukee. Milwaukee. Mr. Hoeffler also leaves one sister in Germany. By unquestioned integrity, sterling honesty and upright business methods, being faithful in every performance and act, few men in any community merited the confidence that Mr. had secured and retained in Stevens Point for over half a century. Be always had a kindly greeting for his friends, believing in doing to others he would have them do by him. and although he lived far beyond the allotted time, his familiar figure will be Funeral services were conducted at Mr. Hoeffier's late home on Clark street at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon by Rev. G. D. Fleer, pastor of Evangelical church in this city. Prof. G. E. Culver, worshipful master, C. ,Wer;t, senior warden, and E. L. junidr warden, officers of Evergreen lodge,No.93,conducted Masonic services at the Forest cemetery, where the was consigned to its last resting Prayer was offered by Rev. J. A. Steman, pastor of the Presbyterian Those who served as pallbearers John McPhail, W. W. Mitchell, N. Week, L. P. Moen, M. E. Bruce A. F. Wyatt.