Charles Hecker




Charles Hecker





Charles Hecker owned the Kremis Milling Company. In 1888, it produced 50 barrels of flour in 24 hours 


CHARLES HECKER, general manager and treasurer of the Kremis Milling Company, post-office Kremis, was born in Seneca County, N. Y., February 14, 1828.  He is a son of Daniel and Catherine (Haas) Hecker, natives of Lehigh County, and who removed to Seneca County, N.Y., after marriage.  Mrs. Catherine Hecker died in 1828, and was the mother of Stephen, Daniel, Joseph and Charles.  The father was again married, and had the following children:  Franklin, Levi, and Mary, the widow of Edwin HoffmanDaniel Hecker removed to Mercer County in 1839, and died in August, 1886, at the age of ninety-three years.  His last wife died in 1883, at the age of seventy-seven years.  Mr. Hecker was a justice of the peace for Delaware Township for fifteen years, a prominent member of the German Reformed Church, and in politics a stauch Republican.  Our subject was taught the carpenter's trade, and for fifteen years was engaged in that business.  He then established himself in the lumber business and farming.  In 1883 he organized the Kremis Milling Company, and is its treasurer and general manager.  The mill is a prominent industry of Delaware Township, and its capacity is fifty barrels of flour in twenty-four hours.  He is also extensively engaged in farming, and is one of the stockholders of the Kremis Co-operative Store.  Mr. Hecker is an energetic businessman, enjoying the confidence and esteem of the people of the county.  He is a member of the P. of H., Delaware Grange 463, also of the Reformed Church of Delaware Township.  In politics, he is a Republican.  He married, in 1849, Caroline, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Reinhart, early settlers of Delaware Township, and to them have been born a family of four children:  George W., Henry D., Lizzie, wife of William Limber, and James E., manager of the Kremis Co-operative Store.


from History of Mercer County, 1888, pages 916-917




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