photo credit: Sawmills Among the Derricks, Thomas T. Taber, III, 1975, Book No. 7 in the series, Logging Railroad Era of Lumbering in Pennsylvania
N. W. Heinemann, lumberman, Colegrove, was born in Duderstadt, Germany,
November 25, 1848, a son of Christopher Heinemann. When he was three
years old his parents came to the United States and settled in Norwich
Township, McKean Co., Penn., where, in 1865, his father built what is called
an up-and-down saw-mill. He was reared in McKean County, working
on the farm and in the mill until manhood, and finally bought the homestead
and mill of his father. He has rebuilt the mill, and has furnished
it with the latest approved machinery, and is now cutting 30,000 feet of
lumber a day.
Mr. Heinemann was married, October 1, 1874, to Miss Annie Bell Waffle, of Elm Valley, Allegany Co., N. Y. She is the daughter of George and Bessie (Knight) Waffle, the former of whom was born in Cortland, N. Y., July 8, 1808, and then latter in Vermont, April 20, 1820. Mr. and Mrs. Heinemann are the parents of two children: Bessie W. and Theressa.
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